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Despite the angst of the fan base over the city of Chicago and the neighbors in Wrigleyville not being flexible in allowing the Ricketts Family to renovate their ballpark, I hold to the opinion that they won’t leave Wrigley Field to set up a new ballpark elsewhere. There have been countless stories written about the continued struggle between the Cubs and their local alderman, who is still hoping to negotiate for bribes/concessions. Today, the lovely @CeeAngi shared a story on Twitter via the Tribune that is amazingly not behind a paywall.
As the owners of the Chicago Cubs push to quickly wrap up a Wrigley Field rehab deal, the stadium’s neighbors are calling for a slow down of the negotiations.
It’s been slowed down for years. What more could they possibly want? More concrete falling on fans? More leverage by the Ricketts Family to say, “You know what? Screw you guys, take this empty husk of a stadium as your local museum and we’ll just go play somewhere else”? I doubt that ...
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John Heyman passes along a few nuggets today with respect to the Cubs' efforts to extend Jeff Samardzija. JefF7 is three years from free agency, and the Cubs have apparently made two distinct efforts to extend him, to no avail. The two are apparently far enough apart that talks are on hold. We have had some word about this previously, but Heyman provides more:
Word is, the Cubs...
Javier Baez homered in consecutive at bats, crushing a solo home run in the 7th and a walk-off two-run bomb in the 9th, helping to rally the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over Team Japan this afternoon at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
Team Japan is in Phoenix preparing for the World Baseball Classic Championship Round that will be played in San Francisco next...
The Cubs will be playing two games today. One against the White Sox that will be televised on WGN and one against the Japanese national team that will not be televised.
Here is the Cubs lineup for the televised game:
Hooray. I'm interested in Castro. That's all...
Last year, Starlin Castro split time evenly between batting second, third, and fifth—not what you’d expect from a speedy shortstop with fairly average power for a middle infielder. Ideally, you would expect him to stick in the number two hole because he lacks the on-base skills to be a leadoff hitter. Well, because of his [...]
Welcome back to another addition of how the Chicago Cubs have been stupid. I know that there are many ways that the typical Cub fans believes the Cubs are stupid, but you may be disappointed as this blog is not about what you think. This blog will not be about trading away various players, or signing others. If you read my last blog on this subject, you would get the idea of what...
My friend has completed a cycle of 28 winters and as is custom we got together to enjoy drink, song, and women. We got a fairly late start to the festivities as I was being lame and updating this site. We still celebrated with panache. As the night progressed we got the order mixed up and we started to enjoy song, women and drink, then it was drink, drink and drink. Either way it...
Jeff Samardzija scattered three hits over five scoreless innings for a Chicago Cubs split squad in a 5-1 victory over the Texas Rangers on Saturday.
Samardzija struck out three and walked one.
The Cubs were unable to capitalize on Nate Schierholtz's leadoff double in the second, but they took a 1-0 lead after Steve Clevenger opened the third with a double and Darwin Barney...
Alfonso Soriano connected for one of three first-inning homer against Bruce Chen and a Chicago Cubs split squad beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Saturday.
David DeJesus led off the game with a homer to right field. Then after Brent Lillibridge doubled and Anthony Rizzo struck out, Soriano hit his second of spring training. The 20-year-old Javier Baez followed with another long ball...
While it is nice to win spring training games, the Chicago Cubs are much more worried about evaluating players’ performances than wins and losses this spring. For this reason, the absence of Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo for most of the spring can be seen as a positive for the club, as they have been [...]
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Alfonso Soriano connected for one of three first-inning homer against Bruce Chen and a Chicago Cubs split squad beat the Kansas City Royals 8-3 Saturday.
David DeJesus led off the game with a homer to right field. Then after Brent Lillibridge doubled and Anthony Rizzo struck out, Soriano hit his second of spring training. The 20-year-old Javier Baez followed...
I just want to preface this post by saying, you haven’t read a Cubs season preview post until you’ve read our Cubs 2011 season preview post. It could be the Cubs preview post every year, and it should be. But I don’t want anyone to accuse me of laziness other than my wife–so I’m going to give you a real Cubs preview instead of just telling you about how much the Cubs fans...
Catcher Welington Castillo hit a two-run triple off Chris Capuano in the first inning Thursday, leading the Chicago Cubs to an 8-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers at Camelback Ranch.
Cubs' left-hander Chris Rusin threw five innings of one-hit ball, a single by shortstop Alfredo Amezaga in the third. Rusin, who made seven starts for the Cubs after spending most of 2012 with...