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Northsiders Report continues it series on Cubs prospects with Arodys Vizcaino and Josh Vitters. Vizcaino has yet to throw pitch for the Cubs organization since being acquired via trade as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. Once considered the Cubs’ top prospect, Vitters hasn’t lived up to expectations and made four trips to the DL in 2013, limiting playing time.

2014 Cubs Minor League Camp Rosters

Dillon Maples, Jen-Ho Tseng, Felix Pena, and Jesus Pineyro threw "live" BP this morning, as Cubs minor leaguers had their first full-squad work-out at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. 2014 CUBS MINOR LEAGUE CAMP ROSTERS (last updated 3-6-2014): Tags: Cubs Minor Leagues

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...

Bring Sammy Sosa Back to the Chicago Cubs. We’re Ready.

Chicago Sports News – Recently Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts hinted at the possibility of reaching out to former slugger Sammy Sosa in the future. Sammy left a bad taste in people’s mouths with his departure, but the time has passed. In the last few seasons a couple organizations have brought back players from the “steroid era” as coaches and people seem to be warm to the...

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...

James Russell expects to bounce back in rebuilt Cubs bullpen

James Russell is an old-school reliever. He grew up in big-league clubhouses. He wants the ball. He doesn’t think the Cubs have overworked him. Russell hasn’t appeared in a Cactus League game yet and doesn’t expect to throw off a mound again until next week. But the 28-year-old left-hander thinks he needs to throw only five or six innings to be ready for Opening Day. “Typical...

Cubs Rumors: Sign or Trade Jeff Samardzija?

The Chicago Cubs have been rumored for months of having Jeff Samardzija on the trade block.  Whether the price wasn't right or the Cubs changed their minds, he remained on the team.  Now comes word from Jim Bowden of ESPN that the Cubs want to keep him around long term:"Jed Hoyer (of the) Cubs made it clear to us that their preference is to sign Jeff Samardzija rather...

Detailed Look at the Chicago Cubs 2014 Throwbacks

Chicago Cubs News- The Chicago Cubs will be honoring 100 years of Wrigley Field in various ways this summer. Mark your calendars, the throwback uniforms will be used to highlight each decade of “The Friendly Confines.”  The different styles will look period appropriate with features such as zippered jerseys, pullover jerseys and belt-less pants. I’ll highlight the significance...

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...

Road to Opening Day: #23

Okay, split-squad action on Friday, with the Cubs losing to the Indians at home (boo) and beating the Angels on the road (yay!).  A couple of cool notes: Kris Bryant against the Tribe…   .@Kris_Bryant23 takes the Indians deep for his second #SpringTraining home run. Recap: — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 8, 2014   And Jorge Soler against the Angels… ...

Fans Want to See This Gretzky in Wrigley Field

The Chicago Cubs drafted Trevor Gretzky in the 7th round of the 2011 draft but he is not the one everyone is hoping to see in Wrigley Field. It’s not his father,“The Great One” Wayne Gretzky, either. The biggest talent to come out of the family is Wayne’s daughter, Paulina Gretzky. Maybe if her brother made the big club she would come and watch him play. How lucky would the...

Road to Opening Day: #25

Welp…the Cubs didn’t win on Wednesday.   Final #Rockies 7, #Cubs 5. Baez and Kottaras hit back to back HRs. Att: 10,598 — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) March 5, 2014   There was what was termed a “Little League grand slam” late in the game when Christian Villanueva threw a ball away. Sometimes things just happen. But it’s spring training, you kind of expect silly things...

Despite Clutch Performance From C.J. Cron, Angels Fall To The Cubs 3-2


Pitching leads Tribe to eighth straight victory, defeat Cubs, 7-2

Player of the Game: Indians pitching (9.0 innings, 4 hits, 0 ER, 0 BB / 16 SO) Leading Off Pitching was the name of the game for the second consecutive day Friday afternoon, as the Tribe defeated the Chicago Cubs, 7-2. Indians bats tagged Chicago starter Edwin Jackson from the very first inning when utility man Mike Aviles went deep off the right-hander to put Cleveland up, 2-0....

And the Winner is….

About a month ago, we started a contest to find a new Home Run call for World Series Dreaming. There were many entries, and they were all very good! However, they could not all win, in the end we had to decide which was the best Home Run call, and what we would use all year every time the Chicago Cubs hit a Home Run. In the end, there were two standout calls that we could not choose...
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