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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 reactions from the meeting...

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...

Chicago Cubs Fact Pack, August 30th
August 30th, 2014 at 12:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** 1. Jorge Soler hit two home runs in the Chicago Cubs 7-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. Soler joins Javier Baez this season in hitting hit three home runs in his first three games in the big leagues; both hit one in their debut and two in their third...

Reds Run Away with a Victory
August 29th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs fell to the Cincinnati Reds in yesterday’s series finale by a score of 7-2 thanks to a number of things that went wrong: Jake Arrieta didn’t bring his “A” game (surrendering four walks and throwing 96 pitches in four innings of work), errors by Arismendy Alcantara and...

Turner to Make First Start as a Cub
August 27th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Jacob Turner will take the mound as a starter for the first time since joining the Chicago Cubs today against the Cincinnati Reds. As mentioned in an earlier article, Turner has not made an appearance as a starter in nearly a month (back when he was with the Miami Marlins)...

Why Would the Cubs Shut Arrieta Down?
August 18th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
Chicago Cubs beat writer, Carrie Muskat tweeted this morning that Cubs have no plans to shut down, starting pitcher, Jake Arrieta and that Rick Renteria expects his 28 year old ace to finish the season as scheduled. This shouldn’t be news to anyone, seeing as how Arrieta has been...

The Secret to Kyle Hendricks’ Success
August 13th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ rookie, Kyle Hendricks emerged from last night’s start against the Milwaukee Brewers with a record of 4-1, an ERA of 1.73 and a streak of five quality starts in a row.  The numbers that he has put up this season have been remarkable, especially for a kid who...

Cubs Vs. Cards Rivalry Starts a New Chapter
July 26th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** If any of you needed another reason to hate the St. Louis Cardinals, today is your lucky day.  After being outslugged by the Chicago Cubs yesterday the Cardinals went out and signed catcher A.J. Pierzynski.  It has been a while since A.J. was the most hated man on the North...

Wrigley Field Renovations Still in Limbo
July 14th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** It was one year ago, in July of 2013, that the Chicago Cubs first proposed their plans to renovate Wrigley Field.  But it has been a tumultuous road since then with numerous legal issues posing as roadblocks to the project.  On Thursday the Cubs received approval from the Commission on...

Diamond in the Rough: Cubs’ 41st Rounder Takes the Mound
June 28th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The MLB draft is stacked against late round picks because of the money that is invested into the early rounds (particularly the first round).  The slot bonuses for every single player taken in the first ten rounds is over $100,000, so its no wonder that teams give these kids absolutely...

Chicago Cubs Lose Season Series Versus St. Louis Cardinals for Second Straight Season
September 25th, 2012 at 9:15 PM
  Following last night’s 5-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, the Chicago Cubs finished 10-7 against the Redbirds this season. Had the Cubbies been able to sweep the series, Chicago could have at least salvaged a head to head winning record over the Cardinals. That dream went out the door...

Chicago Cubs are on a Roll
May 15th, 2012 at 2:57 PM
After beating the St. Louis Cardinals 6-4 Monday night, the Chicago Cubs have quietly battled back to within five games of the first place Cardinals. The finale of the short 2-game series is today and gives the Cubs a chance to get within four games of first place. Bryan LaHair sparked the club once again with a two-run shot in the fifth during a four...