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Chicago Cubs 2015 Regular Season Promotions

Now that regular season is in full swing and the Chicago weather is finally getting better, everyone is gearing up to plan their annual Cubs game trips. Whether you have kids or just simply like free stuff, games that offer promotions are always intriguing. Here’s what you’ve got to look forward to this season! 4/17 vs Padres 1:20pm Cubs Winter Aviator Hat Presented by: Pepsi...
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Female Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer cup, chugs it

A Chicago Cubs fan in the second row of the upper deck at Wrigley Field caught a foul ball in her beer cup and then chugged the beer in the ninth inning Saturday afternoon. The fans name is Krista Dotzenrod, 24, from Minnesota. Ummmm bryant just foul balled in my beer! #chicago #cubs #beer A photo posted by Krista Dotzenrod (@kdotzenrod) on Apr 18, 2015 at 2:08pm PDT ...
Via Sports-Glory
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I’m Down With O-B-P

In the wake of today’s victory (you can catch some highlights in here), I was reminded of a tweet by Baseball Prospectus’ Matthew Trueblood:   Pitchers are pitching Anthony Rizzo like they’re terrified of him, and he’s not expanding his zone just for fun: pic.twitter.com/UlYjCu7we7 — Matthew Trueblood (@MATrueblood) April 18, 2015 This is, like, ludicrously good. ...
Via World Series Dreaming
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Welcome to the show: Kris Bryant strikes out in first major-league at-bat

Kris Bryant was called up to the Chicago Cubs in time for their game Friday, but his debut didn't get off to the best start. The phenom prospect was in the lineup batting fourth and got his first at-bat right away in the first inning. Anthony Rizzo drew a two-out walk to bring him to the plate to face Padres pitcher James Shields. And then this happened: Three pitches. Three swings...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant’s Girlfriend is Jessica Delp

The Chicago Cubs finally recalled the “It” prospect of the season Thursday night, purchasing the contract of third baseman Kris Bryant. He will bat fourth in the lineup against the Padres today, right after fellow young guns Jorge Soler and Anthony Rizzo. As you can imagine, Cubs fans are beyond giddy about this — and we are too! Not because we’re pro-Cubs, but because we...
Via Busted Coverage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant to Join the Cubs

View image | gettyimages.com The wait is over Cubs fans.  Kris Bryant will join the club today, and the MLB season can officially begin! At 5-3, the Cubbies are currently tied for 1st place with the Cardinals.  This despite Jon Lester starting his career in Chicago with a 7.84 ERA and 1.94 WHIP over just 10.1 innings in two starts. Starlin Castro, Jorge Soler and Chris...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant’s arrival a dawn of new time for the Chicago Cubs

With all due respect to the young veterans Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro, the young outfielder Jorge Soler, and the $155-million man in Jon Lester, April 17 brings a new feel to the Chicago Cubs franchise. If baseball history would’ve told you anything, April 17 may have been the best day for Kris Bryant to […]
Via Full Scale Sports
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Report: Cubs to call up Kris Bryant

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports The Kris Bryant era has begun in Chicago’s north side. The Cubs have called Bryant up to the Major Leagues, reports Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago. Breaking. Source: Kris Bryant to be called up by Cubs on Friday. Story coming at http://t.co/iRRtXbR1Vj — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 17, 2015 The Cubs kept Bryant in the Minor Leagues...
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Cubs 5, Reds 0 (4/15/15)

OSS: Jason Marquis did Jason Marquis things, Travis Wood looked like 2013 Travis Wood, and the Cubs are back in first place. Three up: 1. Anthony Rizzo hit his first homer of the year, an absolute bomb to right center into the teeth of the wind. The Cubs jumped out to an early lead and never looked back, which was nice to see after some of the high pressure games earlier this week...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs shutout Reds, 5-0

CHICAGO (AP) -- Travis Wood pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run of the season, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. The Cubs (5-3) won two of three games in the series and moved back into first place in the National League Central. Wood (1-1) walked two and struck out seven. It was...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wood, Rizzo power Cubs past Reds, 5-0

CHICAGO (AP) Travis Wood pitched three-hit ball into the eighth inning and Anthony Rizzo hit his first home run of the season, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-0 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday night. The Cubs (5-3) won two of three games in the series and moved back into first place in the National League Central. Wood (1-1) walked two and struck out seven. It was...
Via AP on Fox
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The Rockies need to halt JV Sundays

It was the sixth bleepity-bleeping game of the season. The sixth! Just this past Sunday, the Colorado Rockies carried an impressive 4-1 mark into the series finale with the Chicago Cubs. It was one of those glorious Colorado days – clear blue skies, warm but not too hot – perfect for daytime baseball. But unlike most Sundays over the past two seasons, this one actually felt like...
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Cubs 7, Reds 6 (4/13/15)

OSS: *trademarks Jorge Soler Laser Show* Three up: 1. Jorge Soler was the star of the day, with two absolute bombs, both with Anthony Rizzo on base. Teams are growing to respect his cannon of an arm too, and he got an assist following a Lester throwing error early in the game. 2. Arismendy Alcantara got his first hit of the season, and it was a walkoff single. Despite the lack of...
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Daily DraftKings Picks: Monday, Apr 13

When last we spoke, I was going with a Dodgers stack against Chase Anderson, plus Taijuan Walker in my rotation against the Athletics. For whatever reason, I can’t find a record of my entry on DraftKings (all of my stuff from the 10th is missing) but the entry didn’t do too well. Anderson held the Dodgers in check, and Walker was lit up by the Athletics, who have developed into...
Via Baseball Professor
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Why the Cubs don’t have to trade Starlin Castro

By now, you have probably heard about the Cubs plethora of young shortstops. Javier Baez (now working out at second,) Addison Russell (due to arrive in Chicago by mid to late summer) and current shortstop, Starlin Castro.  The talk around baseball is that once Addison Russell arrives, Starlin Castro will be shipped off somewhere else, but, the Cubs don’t need to, nor should...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs relying on Jake Arrieta to lead in 2015

David Banks-USA TODAY Sports Jon Lester is the Chicago Cubs’ number one starting pitcher this season, and he was paid big money this past offseason to be the ace of their pitching staff. He got off to a rough start in his first game as a member of the Cubs, allowing eight hits and three earned runs in 4.1 innings while striking out seven and walking two. It wasn’t the dream...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Opening Night preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals

The day has finally arrived, and tonight, baseball returns. For the Opening Night game, MLB has chosen two teams with a lengthy and fierce rivalry, the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, a matchup that was announced on January 22 . The rivalry dates back to 1892, when the two teams faced each other in St. Louis on April 12 of that year. Though the Cubs have probably had the more...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

SI Writers Project Big Seasons For White Sox, Cubs Players

For all the young talent the Chicago White Sox and the Chicago Cubs have, you can’t forget about the players that were already on the team last year. While fans are waiting to see Carlos Rodon on the South Side and Kris Bryant on the North side, players like Jose Abreu, Chris Sale and Anthony Rizzo have already made an impact in the BIg Leagues. There are high expectations on both...
Via Sports Mockery
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A Preview Of What Wrigley Field Will Look Like Opening Night

The wait is finally over. Baseball is back. The Chicago Cubs start the 2015 MLB season hosting the St. Louis Cardinals at 7:05 p.m. on ESPN2, but Wrigley Field will look a lot different when you tune into the game. Because of an uncooperative winter, the renovations to Wrigley Field have been delayed over and over again. The Cubs will still play at Wrigley, but the left field bleachers...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Rizzo A Contender For 2015 NL MVP

It is an exciting time to be a Chicago Cubs fan right now. The Cubs have the top farm system in the league, a premier manager at the helm, and slowly but surely the Wrigley Field renovations are in motion. At the core of the resurgence is first basemen Anthony Rizzo. When the Cubs take the field Sunday night, Rizzo will begin his third full-time season in Chicago and fifth overall...
Via Baseball Essential
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Baseball Essential
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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 MLB.com. Maddon says the Cubs are...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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