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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...

MLB News: Cubs Acquire Flame-Throwing RHP Motte
December 17th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs continued their shopping spree when they came to terms with RHP Jason Motte on Monday. Motte, a former St. Louis Cardinals’ standout, will join the Cubs on a one-year deal worth $4.5 million but could earn as much as $6.5 with incentives. Motte only threw...

Breaking Down the Cubs’ New Catcher Miguel Montero
December 16th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs acquired Miguel Montero last week when they struck a deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks, but what are they really getting? As we discussed last week, Miguel Montero is not a huge statistical upgrade over the Cubs’ current backstop, Welington Castillo, but his resume is very impressive. Montero...

Down on the Farm: Where the Cubs Rank in the NL Central
November 29th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We have been hearing for over a year now about how talented the Chicago Cubs’ farm system is and in 2014 we got to see a number of the organization’s top prospects make their MLB debuts. But just how good is the Cubs’ system? Here’s a look at how they...

Jon Lester Watch: Cubs Make Offer
November 26th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to CSN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have made an offer to, free agent starter, Jon Lester. The exact terms of the deal are not yet known, however, the offer has been characterized as “significant” and is expected to be in the excess of six years and $135 million dollars. Team Meeting...

MLB Free Agent Tracker: Jon Lester
November 20th, 2014 at 2:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jon Lester’s visit to Chicago has come and gone, and it is now time to focus on when he will decide to sign a contract. As we mentioned yesterday, Jon Lester will have no shortage of suitors, and it appears that the first offer has been made. The Boston Red...

FA Jon Lester Visits Wrigley Field
November 19th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Prized free agent starter Jon Lester met with the Chicago Cubs yesterday according to Carrie Muskat. Now that the first free agent dominos have begun to fall, it is time for the Chicago Cubs to lock in on their top target. So far, no details from the meeting have been...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack: Making Deals
November 10th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. In their 125+ year history, the Chicago Cubs’ most frequent trade partner has been the St. Louis Cardinals. The two teams have struck 74 deals since 1883. The last trade between the two teams took place back on July 4th, 2007 when the Cardinals sent 1B John Nelson to...

Down on the Farm: First Round Picks
October 11th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As we head into the 2015 season the Chicago Cubs’ roster will continue to be flooded with young talent from their farm system, many of which have very impressive minor league résumés. Since Theo Epstein took over as President before the 2012 season, the Chicago Cubs have made five first...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 25th
September 25th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. With last night’s 3-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs finished the 2014 season with a 41-40 record at Wrigley Field. It is the first time since 2009 (46-34) that the Cubs have been better than .500 at home, per ESPN.com. 2. 2014 has been the...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 24th
September 24th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Chicago Cubs manager, Rick Renteria announced yesterday that Starlin Castro will not return in 2014. Castro has been out since September 2nd with a high ankle sprain. Originally, Castro thought he could beat the four-week recovery time, but it appears that the decision has been taken out...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, September 23rd
September 23rd, 2014 at 7:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Chicago Cubs’ starter, Travis Wood allowed six earned runs in last night’s 8-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals. With that start, Wood has now allowed five or more earned runs in nearly a quarter (22.6%) of his starts this season. 2. Former Chicago Cubs’ centerfielder, Emilio Bonifacio stole...

5 Reasons the Chicago Cubs Will Win Tonight
September 23rd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** No one gave the Chicago Cubs much of a chance to win last night’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals, simply because Adam Wainwright was taking the hill for the Cardinals. However, tonight is a different story. Tonight, the Cubs send, rookie sensation, Kyle Hendricks up against Shelby Miller and...

Final Cubs Vs. Cards Series of 2014: How They Stack Up
September 22nd, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs open their final home series of 2014 tonight against the, playoff bound, St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05ct. The Cards have already clinched a playoff berth, but wouldn’t it be great to watch the Cubs’ deny them the chance to win the division? Here is how the two...

Anthony Rizzo Named as Roberto Clemente Award Finalist
September 18th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Major League Baseball hands out tons of awards at the conclusion every season but few are as special as the Roberto Clemente Award, which recognizes the player who best represents the game of baseball through positive contributions on and off the field, including sportsmanship and community involvement. This year,...

Chicago Cubs 2015 Schedule Released, Features Critical Home Stands
September 10th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** We officially set our sights on the Chicago Cubs’ 2015 season this week with the release of the 2015 MLB schedule. It’s hard to believe that this has become our focus when most major league teams still have about 20 games left in this season but as Cubs’ fans we’re...