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Where are They Now? an Update on the 2014 Cubs
April 28th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The Chicago Cubs experienced a lot of turnover this past off-season (nine players on their current roster were not even a part of the organization in 2014) and it was tough to see some of those guys go. The outstanding performances by guys like Kris Bryant make it much easier...

Ace-Ball Taking Center Stage in the NL Central
April 27th, 2015 at 12:48 PM
***PHOTO1*** The landscape of the National League Central shifted dramatically this past weekend thanks to a trio of aces that we are all too familiar with. The biggest piece of news has to be the Achilles injury suffered by, St. Louis Cardinals’ ace, Adam Wainwright against the Milwaukee Brewers on...

Cubs Emerge 1-1 After First Series of 2015 Despite Woeful Offense
April 10th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Anyone who grew up playing baseball in Chicago knows that the weather conditions in early days of April are not ideal. Usually its cold, wet and cloudy which can make it hard to perform and hard to get psyched to play; a feeling that the Cubs’ offense is familiar...

Arrieta Shows He’s No Second Fiddle in Statement Game
April 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jake Arrieta gave the Chicago Cubs the start they needed yesterday. After a disappointing opening day in which Jon Lester was unimpressive and the offense was helpless, Arrieta came out and spun a gem against the St. Louis Cardinals. Arrieta allowed just three hits (no runs) and struck...

The Conspiracy Theory Surrounding Yesterday’s Postponement
April 8th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday's game against the St. Louis Cardinals was postponed due to rain but the conspiracy theorist in me can't help but think that something wasn't quite right. The reason for the postponement, officially, was rain and their is some validity to that statement as the Chicagoland area did experience a...

Cubs’ Bullpen Looks Strong in Opener
April 6th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** New Chicago Cubs’ ace, Jon Lester lasted only 4.1 innings and surrendered three runs on eight hits in last night’s season opener but the team’s bullpen looked sharp. Joe Maddon used five relievers to cover the remaining 4.2 innings and they held the St. Louis Cardinals to just two...

Bold Predictions: a Slow Start Offensively
April 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The story of last night’s season opener (besides Jon Lester’s early exit) was the Chicago Cubs’ lack of offense. The team went 0-13 with runners in scoring position and managed just five hits against the St. Louis Cardinals in the 3-0 loss. Today’s bold prediction is to expect...

Sunday Spotlight: What Spring Training Tells Us About the 2015 Cubs
April 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs will kick off the 2015 season tonight against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field and the expectations couldn’t be any higher. Theo Epstein splurged this off-season and brought in “The Coach” in Joe Maddon, “The Ace” in Jon Lester and has begun to promote “The...

Chicago Cubs Spring Training Wrap Up
April 4th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training is finally over! The Chicago Cubs will play a pair of exhibition games (yesterday & today) against the Arizona Diamondbacks before heading back to Chicago to take on the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, but for all intents and purposes, Spring Training is done. Officially, the...

Lester Vs. Wainwright Highlights MLB’s Opening Weekend
April 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We are only days away from the beginning of the 2015 MLB season and the Chicago Cubs will take center stage when they face off against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday night. MLB opening weekend is always a show but this year features quite a few can’t-miss matchups: Sunday:...

Chicago Cubs Continue to Trim Roster
April 2nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Joe Maddon and Theo Epstein have trimmed the Chicago Cubs’ roster to 32 players with the demotions of Junior Lake, Zac Rosscup and Brian Schlitter, according to Carrie Muskat. The demotion of Brian Schlitter is no surprise as he was up and down between the big leagues and AAA last...

Cubs’ Bullpen is Starting to Take Shape
March 31st, 2015 at 11:45 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs announced yesterday that 32-year-old LHP Phil Coke has made the Opening Day roster. The Cubs signed Coke to a minor league deal at the start of Spring Training and in eight games (7.1 IP) he has allowed zero runs on just four hits and two walks....

Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Dominate Spring Headlines
March 25th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs top prospect, Kris Bryant has been the talk of MLB Spring Training this year and for good reason, but he’s not the only Cubs’ prospect that is turning heads. The Cubs were voted as the best minor league system in baseball earlier this off-season and quite a few...

Kris Bryant’s Bid for Opening Day Roster is a Battle Against History
March 20th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** While Kris Bryant has impressed us with his play on the field this spring, the situation regarding his major league future has gotten a bit convoluted. Earlier this week, Bryant’s agent, Scott Boras called out the Chicago Cubs for their desire to keep Bryant off the Opening Day roster...

MLB, Chicago Cubs Future Odds with Mybookie.ag
March 2nd, 2015 at 5:15 AM
With the winter almost over, focus has to shift. While most people look forward to the upcoming spring season, one of the major focuses of baseball fans is the MLB future odds. Every year comes with a wider and better fascination owing to the dynamics that arise. Speculation is high,...

Bold Predictions: Homegrown Products Will Dominate Cubs’ Future
February 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have proven in recent years that the key to building a contending team, year after year, is a strong minor league system. Having a system that is continuously pumping out major league talent allows teams to reload, as opposed to rebuild,...

Odds for the Cubs to Land “Big Game” James
February 5th, 2015 at 2:24 PM
***VIDEO1*** Somehow we are still waiting for the last, big free agent domino to fall. News about where RHP James Shields will land have been flying all over the place recently with the announcement that he hopes to decided his future by next week. After the Cubs landed Jon...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Sign Lefty Specialist to MiLB Deal
February 4th, 2015 at 10:14 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to NBC Sports, the Chicago Cubs have come to an agreement with LHP Pedro Feliciano on a minor league deal that will pay $700,000 if he makes the big league club out of Spring Training. Feliciano, 38, spent 2014 with the St. Louis Cardinals' AAA affiliate...

Bold Predictions: “We’re Going to Win the N.L. Central”
January 19th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** This past weekend’s Cubs Convention was a huge success and the event gave fans an opportunity to become acquainted with the new-look Cubs but the biggest news of the weekend came out of, Chicago Cubs’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. When asked about his expectations for 2015 Rizzo responded with: “We're...

Cubs Vs. Cardinals Rivalry Fact Pack
December 29th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. The rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals is one of the oldest in baseball and extends back more than 100 years. There have been 305 position players and 147 pitchers who have “crossed enemy lines” and played for both the Cubs and Cardinals, some...