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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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Baseball Farm Systems Ranked, Cubs #1 – White Sox Huge Jump

ESPN Insider, Keith Law, recently ranked all 30 MLB farm systems and he’s joining the Chicago Cubs hype train. Using a variety of factors, Law ranked the Chicago Cubs’ farm system number one in Major League Baseball, barely edging out the Minnesota Twins. Chicago Cubs The Cubs’ draft strategy under the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime has been to grab a polished hitter in the...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Determinants of Free Agent Position-Player Salaries: Part I

On December 7th, 2011 José Reyes agreed to leave the New York Mets and join the Miami Marlins by signing a six-year, $106 million contract. Reyes was coming off a stellar age-28 season in which he won the N.L. batting title and swiped 39 bases. He was a consensus top-five shortstop in the game at the conclusion of the 2011 season, and was therefore ready to cash in on his status...
Via Batting Leadoff
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #112: Chris Davis | 1B/3B | BAL

In a sense, drafting Chris Davis last year was a no-win move. Everyone knew he was going to fall from his 53-homer 2013 season, but no one really knew how far. Regardless, if you wanted a piece of him, you had to overpay. That’s precisely what I did in one league last season, and I regretted every minute of it. Actually, it’s quite possible that last season was the worst of...
Via Baseball Professor
8 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  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
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Wrigley Field Bleachers Won’t Be Ready for Opening Night

Welp…this isn’t good. Saturday, during their annual Cubs Convention, the Chicago Cubs announced what many had suspected…the famed Wrigley Field bleachers will not be re-built and ready for Opening Night. According to the team, the left field bleachers will be ready to open by May 11 with the right field bleachers opening later the same month. So where will the estimated 4500...
Via Hall of Very Good
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo, Joe Maddon other ’15 Cubs Con stuff

Anthony Rizzo guaranteed that the Chicago Cubs would win the NL central this season, and that prediction was one of the hottest topics at 2015 Cubs Convention. When new Manager Joe Maddon came to the stage during the first night of Cubs Con, “host” Ryan Dempster brought up the bold statement of Anthony Rizzo. Maddon backed up Rizzo for being supremely confident and bold. He...
Via The Sports Bank
12 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Chicago pizzeria designs cool pizza for the Cubbies

Few red-blooded Americans would argue that Chicago is not one of the top two US cities for quality pizza (yes, we’ll give props to New York).  And few baseball fans would argue that the Chicago Cubs are probably the most hapless franchise in Major League Baseball history (raise your hand if you were alive in 1908…crickets…). But at least Cubs fans can eat good pizza and support...
Via Reading Between The Seams
14 days ago  |  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 MLB.com 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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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 Bloguin Best
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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
15 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
20 days ago  |  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 http://t.co/cIA4RrU566 — 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
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