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There are crushes, there are man-crushes, there are bro-mances, heck, I even have my advanced stat man-crush, Ben Zobrist! But I am going to add a new kind of crush to the list. A rotation crush! See, I was pouring over pitching stats, preparing for upcoming fantasy drafts, as I am want to do and came across the Chicago Cubs starting rotation and well, woah, mama! After just a quick glance I realized that, yes, I now had starting rotation crush!
Yep, the Cub rotation has me all starry-eyed. I may even plaster my bedroom walls with their pictures, posters and other assorted memorabilia,. Okay, I probably won’t go to that much of an extreme. Probably. But, that is neither here nor there. The Cub rotation is my kind of rotation. Seems, like it has been a tad bit under the radar, but the Cubbies, in general, are actually well on their way to building themselves back up and into the real of respectability and it starts with their starting pitching. Garza, Jackson, Baker, Samardzija, V...
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There is no doubt that a team which lost 101 games is going to have more than a few question marks, but Theo Epstein and company have done their best this off-season to limit the amount of uncertainty for the Cubs going into 2013. While the Cubs brass has done their best to improve the team this winter, there are still a few big questions that Cubs fans everywhere should be asking...
I was working on an idea for a post using the 2013 Cubs projections. The idea was to calculate an approximation of the best case scenario win total. I was going to use the 65th percentile projection for every player just for fun. I'll finish that before the season, but as I was getting the position player projections into a spreadsheet of their own, I noticed four players that...
Chicago Cubs are taking a big chance on a player returning from injury and who
was oft-injured in the past three years. Third baseman Ian Stewart played in
only 55 games for the Cubs in 2012 due to a lingering wrist injury, hitting a
disappointing .201. His season ended in June, and he had surgery to repair the
wrist in July.
Stewart resumed baseball
is good news for the Chicago Cubs and their fans. Starting pitcher Matt Garza
threw his first pain-free and discomfort-free bullpen session since last July.
CBS Sports.com’s Matt Snyder reports that Garza threw 30 pitches with no
discomfort to his triceps or elbow. Garza suffered from elbow stress last July, and
it ended his 2012 season.
The future at SS is pretty bright. The Cubs' minor league system features a consensus Top 20 prospect (albeit one with a low floor), an organizational Top 15 prospect (albeit one with a huge issue), and a guy that has incredible tools (though SS might not be his final destination). Without further ado, lets get to it.
Northwestern and the Chicago Cubs have announced a partnership that includes five college football games at Wrigley Field.
The dates of the games are still to be determined due to construction work at the Cubs' storied ballpark.
In 2010, Illinois beat Northwestern 48-27 at Wrigley Field in a game that required both teams to run offensive plays only toward the west end zone...
Cubs fans have many interesting pastimes and amongst the ones that draw the most derision is the building up of players who really are not that good. A decade ago Augie Ojeda was the most likely Cub drawing undeserved praise. Today that might be best exemplified by the love of Tony Campana in some corners. I myself have been guilty of this with Mark Bellhorn remaining one of my personal...
When Denny Garkey built his little league park to replicate Wrigley Field, he paid attention to every detail. In Freeport, IL he brought to life a little league baseball field that recreated every aspect of his own field of dreams.
Now he’s adding bleachers to his masterpiece, Little Cubs Field. A fundraising drive is starting now, with Cubs fans being offered a chance to make...
In some ways, the Northwestern Wildcats and Chicago Cubs were meant for each other. Both had/have major droughts. The NU college football team just won their first bowl game since 1949, and the college basketball has never ever made the NCAA Tournament, 70+ tries. As you’ve heard a million times, the Cubs haven’t been to the World Series since 1945 and won one since 1908.
At Wrigley Field on Tuesday, Northwestern University and the Chicago Cubs organization announced a historic business partnership.
Northwestern uses the term "Chicago's Big Ten Team" and they've taken more and more steps to claim that territory for their own in recent years, including a historic football game played at venerable Wrigley Field in 2011. Well, on Tuesday the school and the Chicago Cubs announced an agreement to hold at least five future football games at the "Friendly Confines...