Found March 04, 2014 on Standing O Sports:
TEAMS: Chicago Cubs
Standing O Sports is previewing all 30 Major League teams seasons, division by division, team by team. Up next is the National League Central and the Chicago Cubs. What Happened Last Season: The Chicago Cubs were bad last season. How bad? The team finished with the fourth worst record in the league and were 31 games behind the NL Central leading Cardinals. Teams usually perform better at home, but that wasn’t the case with Chicago. The Cubs were a putrid 31-50 at Wrigley. The only real positive last season for this team was the fact they didn’t lose 100 games. At least it’s something to hang their hats on right?  The post Chicago Cubs: 2014 Season Preview appeared first on Standing O Sports and was written by Mike Lucas.

Chicago Cubs: 3 Up and 3 Down

Chicago Cubs: 3 Up and 3 DownThe good news for the 2013 Chicago Cubs is they had a better record than the 2012 Cubs did. The bad news, however, is with the Houston Astros moving to the AL West, the Cubbies had its first last place finish since 2006. With a ballpark colloquially known as the Friendly Confines, the North Siders lost 50 games at Wrigley Field last season. A Sept. 25...

The Long-Term Effect of Starlin Castro’s Injury on Barney and Baez

Chicago Cubs News - Starlin Castro has a minor hamstring injury that could work out in the Chicago Cubs favor. Manager Rick Renteria will be shuffling his middle infield to not only fill spots but to increase some player’s value. This 7-10 day  injury could play big in the future of the Cubs organization. Filling In For Castro Darwin Barney, who last played shortstop in July 2012...

It’s Early, But Chicago Cubs Prospects Are Impressing

CHICAGO – The business of projecting minor league prospects is about as sure a bet as people getting in shape for beach season: some work out, but most don’t. The hype around the current crop of Cubs prospects undoubtedly will be the same. You can dream that they’ll all comprise this magical all-star team, but that is just not sensible. While that unfortunate reality may rear...

Chicago Cubs Javier Baez Fantasy Baseball Upside

While not yet established as an every day player, fantasy players, especially in keeper leagues have had their eyes on the Cubs farm system. What exactly is the Chicago Cubs Javier Baez fantasy baseball upside? Playing Time One of the benefits that Baez has over some of his fellow MLB prospects is playing time. The team he plays on helps speed up that process, which has been a bit...

Cubs: Starlin Castro looks forward to playing with Javier Baez

There’s no rivalry between Starlin Castro and Javier Baez. The Cubs don’t have to choose between their $60 million shortstop and Baseball America’s No. 5 overall prospect. Castro remembers how Alfonso Soriano looked after him as a rookie in 2010. Baez understands his place in the clubhouse and knows enough to listen. “I talk to him a lot,” Castro said Tuesday at Cubs...

Cubs' Starlin Castro strains right hamstring

Hoping turn over a new leaf after a difficult 2013, marquee shortstop Starlin Castro strained his right hamstring on Sunday and will be held out of action for the next 7-10 days..@Cubs SS Starlin Castro will miss 7-10 days after straining right hamstring on Sunday.— MLB (@MLB) March 3, 2014The strain which is considered minor, is not expected to jeopardize his status for opening...

A Perspective on Pitcher Analysis

To fully evaluate a pitcher is no simple task. One must look at what the pitcher has accomplished, how he accomplished it, and what he could potentially accomplish in the future. Deciphering the first category “what a pitcher has accomplished” is the most clear-cut of the sectors.  Evaluative statistics, the term I’ll use for statistics that measure a player’s success in...

Road to Opening Day: #26

The Cubs won two spring training games in a row.  This doesn’t really mean anything, but it’s cool whenever a guy like Mike Olt puts a charge into a ball.  I don’t think that by itself is enough to win him the third base job, but hey, it certainly won’t hurt him! Follow along as we count down to Opening Day.  Next on the lineup… Sweet Swingin’ Billy Williams Billy...

John Travolta Makes Up Names for the Cubs

Last night at the Oscars, John Travolta decided to call Idina Menzel “Adele Dazeem” for reasons only known to him and Xenu.  This is wonderful for us because now we have a Travolta name generator! This has a lot of potential to be even better than the Mike Quade nicknames.  Let’s work with some of the Cubs pitchers on the 40-man roster first: Jae Andrenson – Jake Arrieta...

Cubs add Theodore Roosevelt Lilly to front office

We’re not ones to mix our presidential metaphors, but it is beginning to look like a Cubs World Series title is (manifest) destiny. See, the last time the Cubs were the kings of the baseball world, Theodore Roosevelt was in office. And after a century of tinkering (hidden Cub pun!) with various failed measures like a College of Coaches and back-t0-back-to-back  first-round picks...

Players Who Suited Up For Both: Chicago Cubs and White Sox

Playing on Both Sides The Chicago Cubs and White Sox organizations date back well over 100 years. In that time there have been numerous players who have suited up on the north side as well as the south side. There are a few Hall of Famers on the list as well as many players you’ve never heard of. Let’s take a look at the best, not necessarily while playing in Chicago, as well...

Roosevelt Rides Again!

CSN's Patrick Mooney broke the news that Theodore Roosevelt Lilly is back with the Cubs. No, the 38 year old crafty one, who retired last November isn't being brought back from the netherworld to be another soft tossing lefty to flip at the trade deadline. He's there in a new capacity, per Rotoworld: Ted Lilly has been hired as a special assistant for the Cubs front office...
Cubs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.