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Do you know who Steve Clevenger is? Well, he's the backup catcher for the Chicago Cubs who is currently batting .500 for the season (13-26). The 26 year old was drafted in the 7th round in 2006 and has hit for average at every stop along his minor league journey (.309/.795 in 7 minor league seasons). He made his debut with the Cubbies last year, appearing in 2 games. This year, he's only played in 11 games, but when he plays, he hits. For his career, Clevenger is a .467/1.200 hitter in 13 MLB games. This pace will obviously not continue, but there's no reason to not think he'll be at least a .300 hitter in the Majors.
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The Cubs are 18-32 at the end of May. 30% of their season completed and they currently are tied with Minnesota for the second worst record in baseball. In May they suffered through a 12 game losing streak that exposed all the warts on the team. The losing streak was comprised of poor hitting, pitching, bullpen, fielding, base running, coaching and a bad call or two peppered...
I’ve been saying for weeks on Twitter that the Chicago Cubs, who will be one of only a handful of MLB teams selling over the next couple of months, should trade Starlin Castro, their young shortstop who has been labeled the franchise player for the time being.
But when I look at Castro, I see a great piece for a team rather than the guy that an organization should build around...
Neftali Rosario lined an RBI double into the LF corner and Trey Martin clubbed a two-run double off the CF fence to highlight a four-run Cubs 2nd, but the Athletics rallied to score two in the 6th, two in the 7th, and three in the 8th en route to an 8-6 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Fitch Park Field #3 in Mesa, AZ.
Cubs slip from last place The Cubs sweep of the Padres puts them one game behind in the race for the #1 pick. The Cubs are tied with the Twins for the second pick. Buried in this Hobbitton Times article about the sweep was a nugget about Ryan Dempster putting a hole in the wall [...]
Iowa Game 1 Brett Jackson was 1-3 with a pair of RBI's and Rafael Dolis had a good outing in his return to AAA. Dolis struck out 2 and didn't walk anyone to earn the save. Iowa Game 2 Jackson kept it up going 1-2 with his 6th HR of the year. He also had [...]
Fresh off a 3-game sweep of the Pacific Coast League Padres, the Cubs head out to San Francisco to start a weekend series with the Giants, and all anyone wants to talk about is the impending trade of the best position player on the Cubs.
Before Cubom debates the merits of one Starlin Castro, I would be shocked if he were traded, and I think many feel the same way I do. However,...
The Cubs go for the sweep and Dempster hopes to be awarded his first win of the season.
Fun facts: If Dempster does not win today...
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Move over, Caleb Lloyd. You may just have some new competition.
After going nearly my whole life without seeing someone snag two homers in a single game, I've now seen it done twice thanks to this Cubs fan in the video above. The lucky guy was on the receiving end of a home run hit by San Diego's Carlos Quentin as well...
The Chicago Cubs are obviously not contenders this season and according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, they are letting everybody know that every player, except for Jeff Samardzija is available. “We're starting to get some early calls now,” Theo Epstein (Cubs' president of baseball operations) said. “There might be fewer sellers than usual and a lot more buyers. This...
The Sports Xchange offers detailed notes and quotes on the Chicago Cubs.
The Chicago Cubs claimed right-handed reliever Jairo Asencio off waivers from the Cleveland Indians on Friday in hopes of bolstering a bullpen that has struggled this season.
Asencio, who led the International League with 26 saves in 2011, began spring training with the Atlanta Braves before being traded to Cleveland on March 29 for a cash consideration. He went 1-1 with a 5.96...
From Jon Heyman:If the Yankees decide they need a starter at the trade deadline, and it's loooking more likely they might, the pitcher that interests them most is Matt Garza of the Cubs.
The Red Sox also could have interest in Garza, which could result in another showdown between baseball's biggest rivals. That would also represent a big benefit to the Cubs.
RHP James Pugliese threw four innings of two-hit shutout ball with five strikeouts and Marco Hernandez and Wilson Contreras collected consecutive two-out RBI singles to cap a three-run 5th, leading one squad of Cubs to a 4-1 victory over one squad of Diamondbacks on Field #3, and Yosbel Gutierrez laced an inside-the-park two-run home run to spark the other squad of D’backs to a...