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One of the most compelling storylines in Iowa this year is going to be the development of Brett Jackson. Brett Jackson came to Chicago last year and was what was expected of him. He can run well and plays a good defensive center. He has some pop, and he strikes out, a lot. Strikes out are not always the indicator of a bad offensive player, but the historic rates that Brett Jackson struck out at meant that his ability to be a productive offensive player was virtually none.
Brett Jackson begins the year in Iowa trying to take his new swing into game situations, and deliver all the positives of his game with a lowered strikeout rate. Many of you I am sure are checking the boxscores to see how many times Brett Jackson struck out in his debut, twice if you didn’t know. But those numbers only give you part of the picture. I am going to break down his at bats. I will also give you some information about the pitchers Brett Jackson faced. Hopefully this will give a more compl...
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ATLANTA — Matt Garza rejoined the Cubs on Friday, one day after his first bullpen session since mid-February, and said he was already penciling himself into the rotation for May.
"I'm pushing for early May and pushing hard, too," Garza said.
The right-hander is on the disabled list with a strained left lat, which he first felt during a live batting-practice session...
If stakeholders agree on the proposed Chicago Cubs Wrigley Field renovation deal, some owners of nearby rooftops may take to legal means to protect their rights. The new plans call for a Jumbotron in the iconic left field that will admittedly obscure the view of rooftops in that direction“minimally” sources close to the deal stated according to the Chicago Sun Times. Additional...
Chicago Cubs fans may have something to cheer about, after all.
Two people with knowledge of the negotiations between the Ricketts family that owns the Cubs and the city say the two are near an agreement on a $500 million project at Wrigley Field. The people spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because the deal was not yet finished and they are not authorized to publicly discuss...
Apparently licking your fingers is the appropriate response to giving up runs in the bottom of the 9th.
Since it’s going to happen pretty much every night, we’ll continue to highlight the ****** relief performance of the night. (I think we need a name for it). Tonight’s winner was Carlos Marmol. Yes, yes. He did actually record a save. But check out the stat line...
The Cubs dropped the first game of their series against the Braves. Scott Feldman gave up four runs in 4 2/3 innings, and is lucky he didn't give up more than that. He allowed 4 hits, walked four, hit a batter, had two wild pitches, and topped it off with a fielding error. Behind him, Edgar Gonzalez attemped to tag out a basestealer while standing ten feet in front...
The D-Train is either running out of steam, or is just about to leave the station. I’ll choose the later.
Dontrelle Willis is a former 20-game winner, was the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year, and was one of the most charismatic pitchers the game has ever seen. He had a smile that could light up a room and his excitement could be felt throughout the ballpark.
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The Cubs minor league teams got off to an inauspicious start on opening day as all four affiliates lost. Brian Bogusevic, pictured, had three hits for the Iowa Cubs.
I have a confession to make. The reason the Cubs are 2-1 right now has little to do with the outstanding starting pitching in the Pirates. It has little to do with, lets be generous and call it, inconsistent offense. A solid bullpen with the exception of Carlos Marmol also has had little influence. No the 2-1 and currently tied for first place Chicago Cubs has everything to...
The Cubs are set to finish their first series of the year. They'll be looking to get back over .500. The game begins at 11:35 CT and the lineups are below.
David DeJesus, CF
Starlin Castro, SS
Anthony Rizzo, 1B
Alfonso Soriano, LF
Nate Schierholtz, RF
Dioner Navarro, C
Luis Valbuena, 3B
Hide your kids, 2B
Travis Wood, P
Starling Marte, LF
The Cubs somehow managed to scratch together enough runs to take a series from the Pirates. Now they head to relatively warm Atlanta for another three game set. Atlanta beat up on their aging divisional rivals, the Phillies in their opening series.
Here's how the teams looked in 2012. NL Ranks in parentheses.
Chicago's starting rotation looks improved thus far, helping the Cubs to their first series win to start a season in four years. But the true test of improvement may be in the coming weeks with a challenging schedule on the horizon.
Thirteen of the Chicago's next 19 games are against playoff teams from last year, beginning with Friday night's series opener on the road...