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PLAYERS: Sammy Sosa
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Sammy Sosa turned 45 last week (Nov. 12), but the former Chicago Cubs’ outfielder didn’t have a chance to celebrate in style until…

Roster Decisions Looming for Cubs

Each MLB club is required to file its MLB Reserve List and the reserve list for each of its minor league affiliates with the MLB Commissioner on November 20th each year (or November 19th if November 20th falls on a Saturday, or November 18th if November 20th falls on a Sunday).  Tags: Rule 5 draftCubs Roster MovesRead more about Roster Decisions Looming for Cubs

Kris Bryant gives Chicago Cubs fans reasons to be excited

The Chicago Cubs have been waiting 105 years for another World Series Championship. If this team wants to win its third, then it’s certainly possible Kris Bryant can help make that happen. The 21-year-old minor leaguer had a year to remember. Kris Bryant (Mark J. Rebilas, USA Today Sports)   The Northsiders drafted Bryant number two overall in June Major League Player Draft. He...

Sammy Sosa’s New $7.6 Million Golden Beach Home Has Koi Pond, Oceanfront Views (Photos)

What is Sammy Sosa up to these days, anyway? Well, aside from conditioning his skin so he looks like a vampire, making a rock-solid Pinterest page and failing to get into the Hall of Fame, he’s also buying Miami real estate. Sosa has purchased an oceanfront home in Golden Beach for $7.6 million, according to The two-story home, built in 1998 and sold for $6.4 million...

Cubs’ Daniel Bard struggling in Winter League

After missing almost the entire 2014 season with an abdominal strain, Chicago Cubs reliever Daniel Bard is having a very rough time reestablishing himself in the Puerto Rican Winter League. NBC’s Drew Silva reports that Bard has trouble not only keeping base-running opponents from finding home plate, but he also has trouble finding the plate with his pitches in the...

Daniel Bard Still Having Control Problems, Struggling Mightily in Winter Ball in Puerto Rico

The woes continue. Daniel Bard‘s career just keeps spiraling down the drain. Bard, who was claimed off waivers by the Cubs from the Red Sox this past season, is struggling mightily while pitching in winter ball in Puerto Rico, according to reports. According to’s Carrie Muskat, Bard gave up three earned runs and walked five batters Saturday in his third appearance for...

Late Night Rule 5 Thoughts

The Cubs are coming up to the MLB reserve list deadline (as are all the other teams in MLB), so it’s time to make a few decisions regarding who needs to be protected in advance of the Rule 5 draft.  The timeline of events goes something like this: November 20 – reserve lists filed for all MLB and minor league squads December 2 – non-tender deadline December 12 – Rule 5...

Starting with Samardzija, Cubs will be in position to make deals

The winter meetings are three weeks away and Jeff Samardzija has already been linked to the Arizona Diamondbacks, Washington Nationals, Toronto Blue Jays and Pittsburgh Pirates. Yes, the Cubs are open for business, with a front office that believes no one is untouchable, a Wrigley Field renovation plan that keeps getting pushed back and a staggered television portfolio that won’t...

Roberts named Bench Coach; Valentín to man First Base

Following the Chicago Cubs announcement naming Rick Renteria as their new field Manager, the Padres had a vacancy for the position of Bench Coach. Replacing the old bench coach seemed like a strange task since Renteria had been a part of the Padres organization since becoming a hitting coach for the Lake Elsinore Storm back in 2003. Rick had served as a part of the Padres coaching...

Cubs’ Welington Castillo has knee surgery, will recover for Spring Training

As of November 17, the Chicago Cubs have only one catcher on their 40-man roster: Welington Castillo, who just finished his first full season. The Cubs are already in need of a backup catcher since Dioner Navarro is a free agent, and that need has become more apparent since Castillo ended his season early with knee problems. Castillo had arthroscopic knee surgery on November 17,...

Daniel Bard's Woes Continue In Puerto Rico

It's hard to believe that just three seasons ago, Daniel Bard posted a 1.93 ERA setting up out of the Red Sox bullpen. The now 28-year old righty was converted to a starter and thus began the long, slow descent into hardball hell. When Boston finally released him, he was picked up by Theo Epstein and the Cubbies. Now, word is that Bard is still struggling in his comeback attempt...

AFL Video: Albert Almora, OF, Chicago Cubs

Albert Almora, OF, Chicago Cubs Arizona Fall League: Fall Stars Game Batting Practice & Game At-Bats (Oct. 31, 2013) More game at-bats… (Nov. 5, 2013)

Run the Cubs

With Baseball America releasing their Cubs top 10 prospect list, I wanted to write something to celebrate the occasion. A straight analysis of the list wouldn’t have been particularly fun, so I decided to get creative with this one. Instead of comparing four of the top players in the system to other big league players, I decided to compare them to rap songs. More specifically rap...

Theo Epstein Speaks on Red Sox World Series Win

I think we all have love for Theo Epstein--even if he did sort of leave us in shambles at the end of 2011. But, all is right in the world of Red Sox Nation once again, and no hard feelings, right? Epstein recently shared with the Boston Herald some nice thoughts on the Red Sox' most recent Championship: I was prepared for some mixed emotions. There was a little bit of...

AFL Video: Kris Bryant, 3B, Chicago Cubs

Kris Bryant, 3B, Chicago Cubs Arizona Fall League: Fall Stars Game Batting Practice (Nov. 2, 2013) More game at-bats… (Nov. 6, 2013)
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