Cubs outslug Brewers, 11-7

MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer off Kyle Lohse, and Jason Hammel allowed one run in five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 Wednesday. Tommy La Stella homered starting the third, Dexter Fowler walked, Jorge Soler singled and Rizzo sent an 0-2 pitch from Lohse over the left-field fence. Fowler hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Lohse...
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Rizzo hits 3-run homer as Cubs beat Brewers and Lohse 11-7

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run homer off Kyle Lohse, and Jason Hammel allowed one run in five innings as the Chicago Cubs beat the Milwaukee Brewers 11-7 Wednesday. Tommy La Stella homered starting the third, Dexter Fowler walked, Jorge Soler singled and Rizzo sent an 0-2 pitch from Lohse over the left-field fence. Fowler hit a two-run homer in the fourth off Lohse...
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Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015-Part II

If the Chicago Cubs are going to live up to the expectations set this winter by their All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, “We’re going to win the N.L. Central and you can quote me on that”, this young ball club will need to improve on a few things from last season. Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015-Part I Two areas especially critical: getting on base...
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Cubs flex power muscles in win over White Sox

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jorge Soler and Chris Coghlan each hit two-run homers, Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo also connected and the Chicago Cubs beat the rival White Sox 6-3 Friday. Entering the day, the Cubs had hit 32 homers, second-most in the majors this spring. The home runs came off Jeff Samardzija, the White Sox's opening-day starter on April 6 at Kansas City. Cubs starter Jason...
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Kris Bryant believes he’s ready to start season with Cubs

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Kris Bryant is one of the hottest names in Major League Baseball, and has been talked about as the “next big thing” with the numbers that he has put up in Spring Training. There are quite a few decisions for the Chicago Cubs to make before Opening Day, and a lot of them involve what they want to do with Bryant. They are widely expected to sit...
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Five under-the-radar National League MVP candidates

By Vincent FrankWe checked in on five under-the-radar MVP candidates for the American League earlier this week. While there’s a chance a couple of those players will find themselves in the conversation for the prestigious award, the National League appears to be a bit more wide open.The Giancarlo Stantons and Yasiel Puigs of the world will get a ton of play early in the season...
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Projecting the 25-man roster

Yesterday, we heard the strongest whispers yet that Javier Baez was making the Opening Day roster. While not altogether unexpected, it nonetheless helps to shape the roster (and with just 2 weeks left, we’ll be hearing a lot more of these soon, I’d wager). The 5th OF and the 6th (or 7th) reliever aren’t the most pivotal positions on the team, but those are probably the only...
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Kris Bryant Continues Impressive Spring for Chicago Cubs

In the words of Anthony Rizzo, “This kid is really good.” That is the overwhelming statement when talking about Kris Bryant. As of Sunday, the Chicago Cubs‘ top prospect leads in the National League triple crown categories, and only Mike Trout has a higher batting average than Bryant. This spring, Bryant has eight home runs (nine unofficially), 14 RBI, and a .480 batting average...
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Rebuilding Years Gave Cubs Versatility and Depth

It seems that the Cubs are in line to keep three catchers, which was not expected, but does not come as a big surprise.  With the versatility of the roster, the Cubs are in a position where they can keep all of Miguel Montero, David Ross, and Welington Castillo; using them in the most favorable ways for each and being able to substitute catchers in a very liberal fashion. The versatile...
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The NL Central Preview Series: Can the Chicago Cubs Sneak In?

As Spring Training continues and the Chicago Cubs pare down their roster to the final 25 heading to the under-construction Wrigley Field come Opening Night, Andy took the last week to preview all five teams in the National League Central Division.  For projected rosters, performance, and final standings, please read the following: 1st place – St. Louis Cardinals (90-72) 2nd place...
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Cubs’ Jon Lester has dead arm, will miss Saturday’s start

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports New Chicago Cubs ace Jon Lester will miss his scheduled start on Saturday vs. the Seattle Mariners, with what is being deemed a dead arm. Cubs manager Joe Maddon made the announcement Friday, after Lester experienced fatigue in his left arm. “He’s going through a bit of a dead arm period” Maddon said, via Maddon says the Cubs are...
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Official Video: Yasiel Puig is running into things already

LA Dodger Yasiel Puig chases down a long fly by Chicago Cub Anthony Rizzo and crashes hard into the wall in right-center field.Your browser does not support iframes.Bam.Anthony Rizzo I said!Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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Player Profile #13: Anthony Rizzo | 1B | CHC

The 2015 Fantasy Baseball Draft Guide and Draft Pack, with two great draft day tools, are here! Get your copies today! Going into the 2014 season, all we heard about Anthony Rizzo was that he couldn’t hit left-handed pitching and that was going to hold him back. Well, after hitting 32 HR while slashing .286/.386/.527, I think we can say that he’s officially moved forward...
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Javier Baez trying to improve offensive approach

The Chicago Cubs have quite a bit of excitement surrounding him heading into the 2015 season, and infielder Javier Baez is expected to have a fairly decent role. He showed quite a bit of potential last season, but also had issues with striking out throughout the course of the year. Baez has been trying to improve his approach at the plate this offseason, and it is already looking...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo Featured In This Awesome New Video

Majestic Athletics has recently surpassed their 10,000,000th jersey sale, and to commemorate this feat they have enlisted the Chicago Cubs, Anthony Rizzo, for a special event. Not only is Rizzo featured in this awesome new video, fans can also win 2 jersey’s signed by the Cubs all-star as well. Post by Majestic Athletic. Majestic has been a partner of MLB since the 1982...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Owner: ‘We’re Winning Division, World Series Possible’

The Chicago Cubs owner, Tom Ricketts, has officially bought into the Cubs’ hype for 2015. When asked about the recent World Series prediction by Sporting News, Ricketts’ answer wasn’t what you’d expect. “We don’t like the ‘predict, predict, predict’ stuff, but I’m telling you that it’s been several years in the making,” Ricketts said during a multi-chamber...
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January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo And The Chicago Cubs Getting World Serious

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo took the opportunity at a recent fan convention to fire the first shot of the offseason and put rival teams on notice. The Cubs are coming and not likely taking any prisoners after Rizzo confidently asserted the Cubs would capture the NL Central in 2015. The young power hitter didn’t stop there declaring the Cubs to be World Series worthy...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo: “We’re Going to Win”

As thousands of Chicago Cubs faithful descended upon the Windy City for the team’s annual fan convention, Anthony Rizzo greeted them with an encouraging prognostication. ‘‘We’re going to win the NL Central,” the All-Star first baseman said. “‘I mean it’s going to happen this year…it’s what we’re going to do.” From worst to first is one thing…it’s happened...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Predicts Cubs Will Win NL Central In 2015

From Bernie: Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo says the Cubs will win the NL Central in 2015. “It’s going to happen this year,” Rizzo told CBS in Chicago. “It’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to play, we’re going to win the NL Central. Quote me on that. We should be the team, with all due respect to every other team, they’re just as good talent-wise, but we’re...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Sox Prospect Rizzo: 'Cubs Win Division'

Rizzo Returns To Fenway As A Padre (FenwayNation Photo)Anthony Rizzo was not known for ostentatious displays when he was a rising star in the Red Sox minor league system. He was actually kind of a quiet guy. Not any longer. According to multiple media reports, Rizzo is flat out predicting his Chicago Cubs will win the NL Central Title this year. That's right—just as seen in the...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Anthony Rizzo makes playoff promise

It may not be as daring as Joe Namath in Super Bowl III, but Chicago Cubs All-Star 1B Anthony Rizzo is making a promise regarding the team’s prospects in 2015. Carrie Muskat of reported the quote by Rizzo: We’re going to play and we’re going to win the NL Central, you can quote me on that Muskat noted that Rizzo was addressing Elementary school kids.  I don’t know...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo says stuff, Internet responds

The Cubs Convention is coming up, and while I’m not going, the bulk of Team WSD will be in attendance from the Opening Ceremonies on.  Set phasers to full meatball, because Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has dropped a bomb: “It’s going to happen this year,” Rizzo said. “It’s what we’re going to do. We’re going to play, we’re going to win the NL Central...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo thinks the Cubs will win the 2015 World Series

Apparently, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo isn’t aware of what showing a ridiculous amount of confidence can to do an annually tortured fanbase like that of the Cubs. Speaking at a stop on the Cubs caravan on Thursday, Rizzo expressed optimism about the Cubs not only winning the NL Central in 2015, but also winning the World Series. Via ESPN Chicago… “It’s going...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Makes BOLD Prediction

The Chicago Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo, met with the media ahead of the Cubs Convention scheduled for this weekend. During the interview Rizzo made a bold prediction and told the media to quote him. When asked if the Cubs were going to win the NL Central, this is what he said: “It’s going to happen this year,” Rizzo said. “It’s what we’re going to do. We’re going...
Via Sports Mockery
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Will Win World Series, According To Popular NBC Show

If fictional movies and television turn factual, the Cubs should be winning the World Series very soon. It started with the Back to the Future Part II movie filmed in 1989 predicting the Cubs will be the 2015 World Series champions. Now, popular NBC show Parks and Recreation is depicting the same in its most recent episode on Tuesday. Couple that with real life publication SportingNews...
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January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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