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It's almost here Chicago Cubs fans. Another season of complete and utter futility. After crossing the century mark for losses last season, finishing with 101 losses, the 2013 campaign brings about more of the same for the Cubs, as they continue their epic rebuild of nearly the entire franchise. Will 2013 be any easier to watch? Or will the Cubs continue to fall flat on their faces and watch another massive sell-off when the trade deadline rolls around?
Cubs on TOC
End of Season Postmortem
Hope for the Hopeless
2013 Season Preview
You May Say I'm a Dreamer (11:30 PM)
2013 Burning Question (12:45 PM)
This Is My Nightmare (2:00 PM)
2013 X-Factor (3:15 PM)
Depth Chart (as of 3/4)
C: Welington Castillo
1B: Anthony Rizzo
2B: Darwin Barney
SS: Starlin Castro
3B: Ian Stewart
LF: Alfonso Soriano
CF: David DeJesus
RF: Nate Schierholtz/Scott Hairston
SP: Jeff Samardzija
SP: Edwin Jackson
SP: Scott Feldman
SP: Travis Wood
SP: Carlos Villa...
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How long does it take to change your swing? Is it even possible to change in your 20's? The answer to these 2 questions will probably tell you all you need to know about Jackson's future with the Cubs.
Brett Jackson was drafted in the 1st round of the 2009 draft, at 31st overall. He worked his way up many prospect lists in the ensuing few years, putting up .400 wOBAs essentially...
Jeff Samardzija will be the opening-day starter for the Chicago Cubs, who said Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing.
Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Sunday that Samardzija will start at Pittsburgh on April 1. He was 9-13 with a 3.81 ERA last season, when he had a 2.39 ERA in...
Matt Garza will start the season on the disabled list because of an injured muscle in his side that is preventing the right-hander from throwing, and Jeff Samardzija will be the Opening Day starter for the Chicago Cubs.
Garza's batting-practice session was cut short on Feb. 17 because of the injured latissimus dorsi muscle. He rested 10 days and was in the second day of a throwing...
Continuing from this morning's season preview of the Chicago Cubs...
Quite a few for a 101-loss team. But the big one is: will the Cubs keep or trade Alfonso Soriano?
Soriano's status with the Cubs is one of the more contested points giong into the 2013 season. Chicago recieved some interest on Soriano this winter, and I'm sure they'd love to dump him off...
Being a Cubs fan is never easy, and the pain has begun already: starting pitcher Matt Garza has been shut down, and will likely miss the entire month of April.
On Thursday, the news broke that Garza might start the year on the DL while battling a strained lat. Now, the news has grown even worse with Garza being shut down and missing more than just a start or two to kick the year...
the questions about Chicago Cubs’ starting pitcher Matt Garza’s health have
been answered. The Cubs have decided to shut Garza down until possibly the
beginning of May. This would mean that Garza will miss the rest of Spring
Training and the first month of the regular season.
strained the lat on his left side on February 17 while throwing batting
Wrigley Field is falling apart. The Ricketts family, which bought the Cubs for $845 million in 2009, has a plan to spend $300 million of their money to renovate the 98-year-old ballpark. There will be structural upgrades, improved clubhouses, new underground batting cages, upgraded luxury suites and club facilities, more and better concessions and restrooms, and a new patio area...
Supply, meet demand. The Chicago Cubs have a supply of relief pitchers, starting with Japanese import Kyuji Fujikawa who projects as the team’s closer for 2013 to go along with incumbent (and lame duck?) closer Carlos Marmol, who struggle mightily on the North side in 2012, seeing his WHIP balloon to over 1.5 baserunners per inning, primarily courtesy of 45 walks in 55 innings...
Thanks to the intrepid Carrie Muskat, we know that Matt Garza and Scott Baker are getting back into game shape, though both are likely to start the 2013 season on the disabled list. Starlin Castro is also out nursing his hamstring, but is expected to come back sooner, possibly within a few days.
#Cubs Castro hit in cage Sat, will do that again today. Says if this was reg season...
We're somehow halfway through our six week preview series, and today, we keep things rolling around with CUBS DAY. That's right...Cubs day will be kicking off the week highlighting the NL Central. I'm sure you know how things will be playing out by now.
Friday was Yankees Day at TOC, and here's your recap.
Yankees on TOC
End of Season Postmortem
In June of 2011, an 18 year kid named Daniel Vogelbach was selected by the Chicago Cubs in the second round of the MLB amateur draft. The high school first baseman was listed as 5’11″ 285. However, in the pics we saw of him, he looked easily three bills. But we thought hey Daniel Vogelbach he can hit a ton.
The Cubs claimed right after the draft he dropped 40 pounds off what...
Taylor Green singled, doubled, drove-in a run, and scored another, Carlos Gomez crushed a tape-measure home run, and Marco Estrada tossed four innings of one-hit shutout ball and combined with five relievers to throw a two-hitter, as the Milwaukee Brewers edged a Cubs split squad 4-3 in Cactus League action this afternoon at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ ...