2015 MLB Preview: National League Central Edition

Last year in the National League Central, the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates finished the season almost neck and neck. While very similar to the NL East, the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds had very different seasons while winning nearly the same amount of games. The Cubs are a team looking to build into the future, while the Reds look like a team that needs to start...
Via Total Sports Live
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Continuing Boston Red Sox Lineage

It was back in October of 2011 when the Chicago Cubs introduced Theo Epstein as the team’s new President of Baseball Operations. It is well documented that Epstein came to Chicago after his impressive run with the Boston Red Sox. As the General Manager of the Sox, he won two World Series Championships, help end the “Curse of the Bambino,” and arguably helped shape the Red Sox...
Via Baseball Essential
4 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...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

As the luck changes…

Today marks the lunar new year, the first day of the Year of the Goat (or sheep, or ram, depending on your thesaurus use) in the Chinese Zodiac.  With every new year (even if it’s in the middle of February for some of us uncultured swine) comes a new feeling of hope and that good things are coming. Take Anthony Rizzo, for example:   Rizzo: renovations, videoboard provide better...
Via World Series Dreaming
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Predicting the Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster

With spring training right around the corner, I thought I would predict the Chicago Cubs opening day roster before anymore moves and injuries. Here I go: Starting Lineup: 1) Dexter Fowler-CF 2) Chris Coghlan-LF 3) Anthony Rizzo-1B 4) Starlin Castro-SS 5) Jorge Soler-RF 6) Javier Baez-2B 7) Miguel Montero-C 8) Mike Olt-3B Starting rotation: 1) Jon Lester 2) Jake Arrieta 3) Jason Hammel...
Via Baseball Essential
14 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 TOC top ten: first basemen

There are plenty of great first basemen in baseball right now. The best part is that most of these guys are young – an elder statesman like Albert Pujols isn’t even on our list, for example. And even though this had nothing to do with our rankings, a lot of these first basemen are pretty affordable too – Jose Abreu, Paul Goldschmidt, Freddie Freeman, Anthony Rizzo, and Carlos...
Via The Outside Corner
26 days ago  |  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...
Via Sports Mockery
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Remembering Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks

Your browser does not support iframes. The game has lost Ernie Banks, the most popular baseball figure ever in Chicago. Mr. Cub died Friday at age 83. “Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city of Chicago and Major League Baseball,” Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a release. “He was one of the greatest players of all...
Via Sports-Glory
January 24, 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...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire OF Dexter Fowler from Astros

The Houston Astros have traded outfielder Dexter Fowler to the Chicago Cubs for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-handed pitcher Dan Straily. Fowler, 28, a switch-hitter, has a career .366 on-base percentage over seven seasons, mostly with the Rockies. He was traded to the Astros on Dec. 3 with a player to be named later for Brandon Barnes and Jordan Lyles. Fowler...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via Hall of Very Good
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...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
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...
Via FenwayNation
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...
Via Reading Between The Seams
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...
Via World Series Dreaming
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...
Via The Outside Corner
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...
Via Sports Mockery
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Victor Martinez vs. Anthony Rizzo by Matt Collins

Should you go with the veteran who enjoyed a 2014 renaissance or last year`s breakout darling in drafts and auctions this spring?
Via Baseball Prospectus
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is still persona non grata at the Cubs Convention

Each year, the Chicago Cubs put on an event called Cubs Convention that draws an inordinate amount of fans and draws a ton of media attention. 39 current Cubs players and 25 former players will be at the event, including Jon Lester, Joe Maddon, Anthony Rizzo, and Starlin Castro. For a full list, check out the Cubs’ website. One name that won’t be there? Sammy Sosa. The former...
Via The Outside Corner
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo’s 32 Reasons Why the Cubs Are Ready to Win Now

When it comes to baseball in Chicago, it’s been an exciting off season to say the least. For the Cubs, names like Lester and Maddon have dominated this conversation of new found optimism all around. Let’s not forget though, that if the Cubs hope to win right away those two names can’t automatically reverse the curse. This fairy tale will live or die with how soon their talented...
Via Sports Mockery
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Lester and Rizzo, Connection Beyond Baseball

Still in the honeymoon stage of the Chicago Cubs landing their ace pitcher, Jon Lester, I found myself looking around Twitter for others that were excited as well. I then came across this tweet from Cubs first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. #tbt Will never forget this article. @alexspeier did a great job — Anthony Rizzo (@ARizzo44) December 11, 2014 Anthony having...
Via Sports Mockery
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa Looks A Lot Different In Retirement

Sammy Sosa and Anthony Rizzo snapped a strange selfie. Sosa looks, um, a little different than his playing days.
Via Gamedayr
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Previewing the Cubs top games of 2015

It’s been awhile since fans were able to call the Chicago Cubs a good team. That didn’t change last season, because the Cubs finished in last place in the National League Central division. Despite finishing 73-89 on the season, there were flashes of better days to come with the young talent on the team like Anthony Rizzo, Starlin Castro, and Jorge Soler leading the youth...
Via Obstructed View
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Sunday Funnies. Where do you want to go, Cubs?

So, we were driving back from Thanksgiving in North Carolina know what it's like when you've been driving for 8 hours straight - you need a break.We pulled into some rest stop just outside Illinois, and like every rest stop, they had a bunch of brochures.I rubbed my eyes.I was so tired but they all seemed to be about the Cubs somehow.Destinations, places to go, things...
Via Cub Reporter
December 07, 2014  |  Discuss
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