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When Nate Schierholtz signed with the Cubs, he was coming off of two pretty identical seasons:
That was good enough to garner a 1-year, 2.25 million dollar contract. In 2012, he was strictly used as the dominant half of a platoon and it showed: Nate had an .826 OPS against righties but a putrid .444 against lefthanders. It's important to note that he only received 269 PA, though. His split in 2011 was similarly severe: he hit .801 against righthanders and .562 against southpaws (again, OPS). What's interesting about that harsh split is that it's a recent development, though. His career numbers are .739/.703, so the past two years have basically made the entirety of the difference.
When the Cubs signed him, they made...
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Jeffrey Baez smacked a three-run home run onto 8th Street, Danny Lockhart singled twice and drove-in three runs, and Ryan McNeil threw three innings of shutout ball with four strikeouts, leading the Cubs to a 12-7 victory over the Angels in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
Ian Stewart continued his Extended Spring Training...
On Wednesday, a truly bizarre package arrived at Wrigley Field addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts.
Ticket to Single A Game $15, Overpriced Beer and a Hot Dog $12, Watching a Baseball Player Charge a Dugout With a Bat: PRICELESS
Chicago Cubs top prospect Jorge Soler took a page out of the Canadian classic hockey movie “Slap Shot” charging the opposition dugout with a bat.
The incident occurred in an advanced Single A game between the Daytona Cubs, whom which Soler plays for...
Iowa Cubs 2 @ Round Rock Express 4
The Iowa Cubs are off to a fantastic 0-6 start after losing yet again last night.
Chris Rusin threw 6 innings and allowed 7 hits and 4 runs. He walked 4, hit a batter, allowed a home run and struckout only 2. To give up only 4 runs was rather lucky. In two starts Rusin has walked and struckout 6, allowed 7 runs (6 earned) on 11 hits in 11 IP. He...
Highly-touted Chicago Cubs prospect Jorge Soler was ejected from a Florida State League game on Tuesday night after he charged the opposing dugout with a bat. You read that correcty: he charged the other team's dugout while brandishing a bat.
I'll let the report from Jonathan Raymond of MiLB.com explain the exact details.
According to Daytona's broadcast team...
A severed goat’s head was delivered to Wrigley Field on Wednesday and was addressed to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts, as confirmed by a team spokesman.
According to ESPN there was no note left in the package and it was soon turned over to Chicago police.
“We got a call at 2:30 p.m., responding to 1060 West Addison, Wrigley Field,…We’re investigating it as an intimidating package...
Tweet about your unexpected deliveries… Per a report from the Chicago Tribune, the head of a real goat was addressed to Chicago Cubs team owner Tom Ricketts and delivered to Wrigley’s Field Wednesday. Here are details: A package with a goat’s head was dropped off at Wrigley, 1060 W. Addison St., addressed to Ricketts, Cubs [...]
Well in the ladies defense they have to do something to entertain themselves at a Cubs game. So many subliminal hilariou…
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Week 1 Storylines National League Demotion of Carlos Marmol- Marmol has always been an interesting storyline for Cubs fans with his antics as the closer. Marmol has had many great outings with the Cubs but on the flipside has…
Today, there was yet another unfortunate incident revolving around the Chicago Cubs and a goat. I am truly pained that this is a subject that needs to be talked about, but because there are some truly sick people in the world, and apparently in Chicago, this is a topic that sadly needs to be addressed.
In case you are new to being a Cubs fan, the team is supposedly cursed because...
After rarely coming through when they needed to previously this season, the Chicago Cubs' offense provided some timely hits to end a four-game skid on Tuesday.
Chicago hopes that can continue on Wednesday night as it looks to take the series finale from the visiting Milwaukee Brewers.
The Cubs (3-5) didn't show much promise early in Tuesday's bid to end their losing streak...
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Cubs teammates came to the defense of the Chicago Cubs who last won the World Series on two separate occasions in the Chicago Cubs home opener.
“You lose some respect for the fans,” pitcher James major upgrade. The team and the city appear to be behind you no matter what. It’s not a project for Wrigley Field. He’s out there busting...
The Cubs will get a whiff of success this weekend, and it will probably be coming from the other dugout. (Blatantly plagarized from Brett's preview blurb at Bleacher Nation, because it's too funny. Take that, Paul Sullivan. Or something.) The Cubs are on a roll, not having lost for two straight days. The Giants, meanwhile, have crushed all before them and are coming off...