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This may not be an actual flop, but we are definitely going to classify it as such. Cubs outfielder Julio Borbon, who you probably have never heard of until now, seems to be one of the first MLB players to bring flopping to the mainstream baseball audience. Check out the slightly delayed and fake reaction to a ball that bounced in the dirt, and never came close to him. Soccer players around the world are very pleased with Julio’s effort. [@bubbaprog] Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts has publicly threatened to move the team out of Wrigley Field if his plans for a new video screen are blocked.
When playing for a team as hopeless as the Cubs, sometimes embellishing a bit to your advantage isn’t the worst idea.
That’s what Chicago center fielder Julio Borbon was thinking Thursday afternoon, at least, but his acting skills could use some serious work. When a pitch from San Diego’s Luke Gregerson landed in the dirt near his feet, Borbon hopped up and down as if the ball...
The Cubs have reinstated 3B Ian Stewart from the 15-day DL and optioned him to AAA Iowa.
Stewart suffered a strained quad in an intrasquad game in February, and missed the entire 2013 MLB Cactus League Spring Training schedule. He was placed on the Cubs MLB 15-day Disabled List on March 31st (retro to 3/22), and was left behind at Extended Spring Training when the Cubs left Arizona...
John Leonard belted an RBI triple, singled twice, and scored a run, and Carter Bell drilled a two-run double, as one squad of Diamondbacks defeated one squad of Cubs 5-2 on Field #3, while on Field #4, 16-year old Sergio Alcantara doubled, tripled, and scored a run and Michael Brenly singled, doubled, and scored two runs for the Diamondbacks, and Neftali Rosario singled, walked...
Round Rock Express 1 @ Iowa Cubs 0
Chris Rusin had a very good start. He went 7 innings, allowed 6 hits and a run. He walked none and struckout 5. Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out and allowed a hit in the 8th. Zach Putnam struckout 2 and allowed a hit in the 9th.
Logan Watkins was 3-3 with another walk. He’s struckout a little too much this year and it should come down....
Prior to the season, I was set to write about how the Cubs were gradually amassing a bunch of fly-ball heavy pitchers. I never ended up getting around to it, but I'm not one to let a mediocre (or wrong) idea die, so I'll give you the condensed version:
From 2010 to 2012, among pitchers with at least 280 innings pitched, Travis Wood had the lowest groundball percentage ...
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Wrigley Field is set to undergo $300 million worth of substantial renovations. Here's an early look at the designs the Cubs have in mind for the Friendly Confines.
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts is locked in a battle with the Chicago government over renovations to Wrigley Field. Ricketts has proposed a $300 million renovation of Wrigley that would include a large increase in restrooms, an expanded concourse, upgrades to the clubhouses, changes to the outfield that would allow more advertisement space, and a video scoreboard.Chicago mayor...
Chicago Cubs pitchers will get Triple-A rehab assignments within the next few
days. Reliever Kyuji Fujikawa is scheduled to pitch for the Iowa Cubs on
Sunday, May 5, and starter Matt Garza will pitch on Monday, May 6.
Carrie Muskat tweeted the news to her follwers:
#Cubs rehab updates: Fujikawa to pitch at @iowacubs on Sunday, Garza to start there...
Reset: Cubs trying to make nice with the neighborhood and city regarding concessions on landmark status, renovations, potential obstructing views due to outfield signage, night games, concerts, blah de blah. However, the rooftops are being a bit troublesome and may even threaten to sue because heavens forbid that their voyeuristic businesses be blocked (even partially).
April is done. The Cubs played 26 games so far, with a record of 10-16. In these games (minus two rainouts to be made up later in the season), the Cubs scored 92 runs and allowed 111, so their actual record is in line with their Pythagorean predicted record of 11-15. Most of these games could have gone either way, but coulda-shoulda-woulda-didn’t and we can’t go back in time...
Chicago Cubs pitcher Jeff Samardzija cut his hand open on a baseball, and that bloody ball was then sold at an auction for the Cincinnati Reds' charity.
John Polonius blasted a two-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the 4th to break a 4-4 tie and propel the Giants to a 6-4 victory on Field #1, and Jonathan Jones belted a two-run walk-off double off the LF fence on a 3-0 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 5th as the Giants edged the Cubs 4-3 on Field #2 (thus sweeping the doubleheader), in Cactus League Extended...
I’m not the kind of guy who likes to toot his own horn, because rib removal surgery isn’t something that is covered under my health insurance, but back in the day I was quite the mediocre little league baseball player. In fact, I received more than a few participation trophies, and they didn’t just give those babies out to anyone whose parents ponied up $70 for the uniform...