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World Series Dreaming:
Off days suck. The traditional day off after game number one by MLB schedule makers is always one of the toughest to make it through, but fate made it an especially difficult task for Cubs fans as two nearly Cubs from a year ago showed why the front office had interest in them.
Yoenis Cespedes hit a long, hard line drive homerun to dead center in Oakland last night. Cespedes has ridiculous power, and runs well. A pure physical specimen as his Youtube promotional videos showed during the 2012 offseason. Cespedes would strike out in his other three plate appearance, and is only hitting .125 in his first two games. But that shouldn’t last long after hitting .292/.356/.505 with 23 HRs in 129 games last year.
The spotlight was stolen by the near perfecto of Yu Darvish. Darvish was absolutely dominant in his performance with 14 strikeouts against the Astros. Only former Cub Marwin Gonzalez managed to get a hit on plate appearance number 27 for the Astros. A lot of experts were ...
BEST OF MAXIM
2013 Chicago Cubs Minor League Camp drew to a close this morning, as the Iowa Cubs completed their final Spring Training work-out before flying to Albuquerque this afternnon. They willl open their PCL season versus the Isotopes Thursday night.
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The Chicago Cubs get to pick second this June in the MLB Rule 4 Draft as part of their “reward” for sucking so much last season. Unfortunately (or fortunately, I guess) they were unable to suck as much as the Astros so they might lose out on the overall best player available, unless the Astros decide to implement their Carlos Correa plan again. Not that Correa was a terrible...
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...
Outfielder Brett Jackson, pictured, and Logan Watkins, 2012 Minor League Player of the Year, are two of the top prospects starting 2013 on the Iowa Cubs roster.
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.
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
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...
Cubs (1-0) at Pirates (0-1)
7:05 PM–PNC Park, Pittsburgh
The Bucs look to break into the win column tonight as they take on the Cubs in the first night game of the season. Attendance will certainly be down quite a bit compared to Monday, but the team is trying its best to attract fans by maintaining this annual tradition:
Coming down to PNC tonight? Remember...