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Over the past week, we have been very active over at our new second home at Chicago Now. Our crack staff has been hard at work to bring you up to the minute news and give you some interesting stories that not only keep you entertained, but also up to date with everything that has taken place with our beloved Chicago Cubs. Here is what you have missed.
Rice took a look at the Cubs vs the National League Central and how they have performed against them up to date.
With the splurge of hot young rookies being called up this year, Rubio reminded you that most of the young studs in your farm system will break your heart.
Anno Catuli Speculated about a possible landing spot for Scott Feldman if he gets traded.
Anno also brought up that it might be time for Castro to have a day off.
Anno wrote about the newest Cub Henry Rodriguez.
Rubio broke down pitch sequencing of Carlos Marmol and Jeff Samardzija.
Rice took you on a magic carpet ride for the mythical Italian Beef Helmet!
Anno shared an ...
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Your browser does not support iframes.Mass confusion was the theme in the top of the ninth inning during the Cubs win over the Mets Saturday afternoon.Chicago had the bases loaded with no outs when Darwin Barney struck a ball to shallow center field. Mets center fielder Juan Lagares came charging in and appeared to make a shoestring catch to take away a hit from Barney. But wait...
Many experts anticipated the Chicago Cubs would take Stanford’s RHP Mark Appel or Oklahoma’s RHP Jonathan Gray with the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, but they opted for University of San Diego slugger Kris Bryant. This was a surprise to many because of the obvious lack of top-end pitching in the Cubs farm system, but the Chicago front office made it clear it was...
This past off-season the Chicago Cubs made acquiring starting pitching a priority. One of those pitchers signed was journeyman Edwin Jackson, who was given a 4 year, $52 million deal. But with Jackson’s struggles throughout the first half of the season, many are questioning whether or not the Cubs should have spent that much money on him. Let’s take a look at his stats so far...
The Chicago Cubs have outrighted right-handed reliever Eduardo Sanchez to Triple-A Iowa after having cleared waivers. Sanchez, who was designated for assignment last week, remains as depth for the organization.
While Sanchez does have potential, he is already in his mid-20′s and hasn’t found the harness on his control the past few seasons. Sanchez is a project at best, but with...
ST. LOUIS -- The Cubs were three outs away from heading to Busch Stadium on a rare four-game winning streak Sunday afternoon.
Then came Carlos Marmol. There went the Cubs' momentum.
Marmol gave up four runs on two homers while getting only one out -- that on a sacrifice -- to turn a 3-0 lead into a 4-3 walk-off loss against the lowly Mets.
Even normally soft-spoken left...
David DeJesus will be placed on the disabled list with a right shoulder strain according to CSN Chicago's Patrick Mooney.
Check that: Shoulder sprain for DeJesus. Cubs waiting for swelling to go down next week, considering calling up extra bullpen arm.
— Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June 15, 2013
In the bottom of the third inning against the Mets Friday night...
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Scott Feldman continues to reward the Chicago Cubs for giving him another chance to start in the big leagues.
On Saturday Feldman won his sixth game of the season after throwing seven innings against the Mets. Feldman allowed one run on two hits and a walk while striking out six.
In the contest Feldman lowered his ERA to 3.05 and his WHIP to 1.10. He will face...
Steve Clevenger is making a case to get back to Wrigley Field as the left-handed hitting catcher is hitting .417 in 10 games and smacked two of homers to lead Iowa Saturday night. Kyle Hendricks improved to 7-2 with seven strong innings in a Tennessee victory. 2012 first-rounder Paul Blackburn made his NWL debut and Kane County lost.
Check out the video. NBC sportscaster Bob Costas referred to the New York Mets 4-3 victory celebration over the Chicago Cubs as an “indication of the ongoing decline of Western Civilization.”
Scott Feldman allowed two hits in seven innings and Starlin Castro hit a two-run double to left in the Cubs' three-run eighth inning and Chicago beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday.
Feldman (6-5) struck out six and had an RBI single in the fourth off Jonathon Niese (3-6) to help himself on the way to his first win since May 29.
Kevin Gregg got the last three outs for his...
Twitter is easily my favorite social media site. It’s the best place to get news and cool stories while allowing for just enough broadcasting that you actually get news from outside your chosen cone if you engage with it. Still, I usually hate twitter controversies. Bill Simmons is “angry” with ESPN again? Boo. Football players aren’t, en masse, erudite and inspiring thinkers...
Today, of course, is Fathers’ Day, and as such I had a good time with the family and especially with my son. The wife will give me something else later (ha!) but we just finished watching Monsters, Inc., and playing Stratego and some card games. It was very relaxing. It’s almost as if the Cubs hadn’t lost a game and our world hadn’t suddenly ended.
That post, surprisingly...