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Castillo homers, delivers walk-off hit in Cubs' 4-3 win over the Cardinals

CHICAGO -- Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night. St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh, which clinched a playoff berth by beating Atlanta. With four games to play, the Cardinals, who...
Via AP on Fox
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Castillo's HR in 10th lifts Cubs over Cards 4-3

CHICAGO (AP) Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night. St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh, which clinched a playoff berth by beating Atlanta. With four games to play, the Cardinals,...
Via AP on Fox
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Castillo homers, delivers walk-off hit in Cubs' 4-3 win over the Cardinals

CHICAGO -- Welington Castillo homered and drove in the winning run with a 10th-inning single, giving the Chicago Cubs a 4-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that tightened the NL Central race Tuesday night. St. Louis' lead was reduced to 1 1/2 games over second-place Pittsburgh, which clinched a playoff berth by beating Atlanta. With four games to play, the Cardinals, who...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
25 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cubs demote Edwin Jackson to the bullpen

Edwin Jackson returned from the disabled list with a disastrous start Friday, failing to make it out of the first inning against the Dodgers, and now the Cubs have demoted him to the bullpen rather than give him one final start.
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wrigley Construction to Begin This Weekend

Remember Barney Stinson’s one rule? Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs will play their last home game of the 2014 season against the St. Louis Cardinals. When the last out is made, and the last car has left the parking lot, the Cubs plan on starting work on their plans to renovate, expand and rebuild Wrigley Field. With home season ending tomorrow, #Cubs to begin work right away...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Will the Cubs divest themselves of Edwin Jackson?

One thing the Cubs have a perponderance of is #5-#6-#7-type starters. From Dallas Beeler to Eric Jokisch to Chris Rusin to Travis Wood to Felix Doubront to Justin Turner to Dan Straily the really deep cuts (Yoanner Negrin or Carlos Pimentel, anyone? Dae-Eun Rhee?), the Cubs have plenty of options to plug into the back end of their rotation (of which 2 spots are more-or-less reserved...
Via Obstructed View
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Chicago news: Cubs still in limbo over TV deal

It’s the end of September. Do you know where you will be watching the Cubs on TV next year? My Chicago Tribune colleague, Robert Channick, has the latest on the Cubs TV situation, regarding the WGN part of their package. It seems like everything is in play. Channick writes: The Chicago Cubs may be headed for extra innings in their search for a new television home. With one week...
Via Sherman Report
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Holding out hope for Mike Olt

Mike Olt Mike Olt’s 2014 campaign can truly be described as all-or-nothing.  When he’s not blasting home runs at a prodigious rate, he’s often coming up empty.  Olt’s current home run pace would rank him among baseball’s top power hitters this season had he enough plate appearances to qualify.  Meanwhile, nearly half of every other at bat ends in a strikeout, contributing...
Via isportsweb.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs bullpen catcher snares foul ball while holding coffee (Video)

Chicago Cubs bullpen catcher Chad Noble snagged a foul ball with his bare hand while sitting down and holding a cup of coffee in the other during Monday night's game against St. Louis.Cardinals batter Jhonny Peralta hit the sharp foul ball towards the Cubs bullpen in the top of the fourth. Noble didn't have to get up from his seat to make the nice grab, and he only spilled...
Via Holdout Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Bullpen Catcher Makes Amazing Catch

It’s not often you get the chance to notice the bullpen catcher but when Chad Noble makes a catch like this, it is our duty to tip the Sports Mockery cap. We have all been in the stands when you have to decide whether to sacrifice your $10 beverage for a chance at souvenir glory. Perhaps not the highlight Chad dreamed of making as an Evanston native and Northwestern grad, but...
Via Sports Mockery
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

2015 Draft Pick Update

2015 Draft Pick Race Team .PCT GB 1. D'Backs .395 -- 3. Rangers .400 0.5 4. Rockies .405 3.0 5. Twins .426 4.5 6. Red Sox .436 6.0 7. Astros .442 7.0 8. Cubs .442 7.0 9. Phillies .458 9.0 10. White Sox .458 9.5 11. Reds .462 10.0 12. Marlins .477 12.5 13. Padres .477 12.5 Updated through 9/21/14 - 6 games left for Cubs. It's been quite a run...
Via Cub Reporter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

What qualifies as an offseason success?

Now that 2014 is coming to a close (for the Cubs, it came to a close roughly May 15, but bear with me), we turn to the Hot Stove League. One bonus of the Cubs’ situation right now is that there are very clear places to upgrade, and very clear places the Cubs do not need help. Places the Cubs need no help: Infield (besides catcher*) Anthony Rizzo would have been down-ballot MVP...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Dodgers prove to be too much to handle

After the first two games of a four game series with the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Chicago Cubs seemed like a longshot to be in position for a series split. With a come from behind win yesterday afternoon, the Cubs were in perfect position to do so. All things were set up well for the Cubs, as they were going to go against the Dodgers bullpen as they pushed Dan Haren back for their...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 21, 2014: The Bullpen Game

Dodgers Cubs 11:20 a.m. Chicago 2B Gordon LF Coghlan CF Puig SS Baez 1B Gonzalez 1B Rizzo RF Kemp 3B Valbuena SS Ramirez C Castillo LF Crawford CF Alcantara 3B Uribe 2B Valaika C Ellis RF Szczur P Wright (R) P Turner (R) Today is the moment we’ve all been...
Via Dodgers Digest
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fan throws HR ball back with authority (Video)

A Chicago Cubs fan in the outfield stands displayed some impressive arm strength when he threw a home run ball all the way back to the infield during Saturday's game at Wrigley Field.After L.A. Dodgers batter Adrian Gonzales hit a home run to center, the fan in the front row who ended up with the ball threw it back - with authority. The ball made it to the edge of the outfield...
Via Holdout Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago hasn't had formal extension talks with Jake Arrieta

When the Chicago Cubs acquired Jake Arrieta from the Orioles last year, many around baseball viewed him as damaged goods. He never posted an ERA below 4.66 with Baltimore, and the one time 67th best prospect in baseball (ranked by Baseball America, pre-2009) seemed to have his last major league chance with the Cubs. Arrieta, to say the least, has been superb this season, and now...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Coghlan hits two HRs to help Cubs rally past Dodgers

Chris Coghlan proved Saturday there’s still some fun to be had this season at Wrigley Field. Coghlan hit two home runs, including a go-ahead blast in the eighth inning, and matched career highs with four hits and three RBI in the Cubs’ 8-7 victory against the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs trailed 6-1 after three innings on a gray, rainy afternoon and appeared destined for a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chris Coghlan Game

What else needs to be said for today’s improbably victory? Chris Coghlan was all that was man against the Dodgers today, getting on base all five times he got up to the plate.  First he broke up the no-hitter:   No. 7,818: Chris Coghlan HOMERS leading off the game for the #Cubs. The Streak lives! — Cubs No-Hit Streak (@CubsNoHitStreak) September 20, 2014 With that homer Chris...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Resiliency shown in win versus Dodgers

After being completely dominated the first two games of a four game series against the National League West leading Los Angeles Dodgers, Saturday looked like more of the same. Trailing 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh inning, and having struggled to score all afternoon, the game looked all but over. This afternoon was different than what we as Chicago Cubs fans are accustomed...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Early industry buzz has Chicago signing Jon Lester in free agency

The Chicago Cubs will show interest in left-handed pitcher Jon Lester in free agency, according to multiple reports. They won't be the only team that will show interest, but they may be the favorites to sign him in free agency.#455075074 / gettyimages.comIn his Full Count video, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported that the early industry buzz is that the Cubs will sign Lester...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers @ Cubs Sept. 20, 2014: More Morning Baseball, And Who Should Start Tomorrow?

The “maybe” part in the headline is a pretty big deal, too. Check out this forecast: FYI, it's a noon game here. pic.twitter.com/WcStEk3vFa — J.P. Hoornstra (@jphoornstra) September 20, 2014 Dodgers Cubs 10:05 a.m. Chicago 2B Gordon LF Coghlan CF Puig SS Baez 1B Gonzalez 1B Rizzo RF Kemp RF Soler ...
Via Dodgers Digest
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs farm system All-Star team: outfielders

We complete our second-annual Cubs minor-league All-Star team today by naming three outfielders to the squad.  In previous installments, we selected pitchers; a catcher and  first-baseman; and a second-baseman, shortstop and third-baseman.   The most obvious choice to fill out our outfield is Jorge Soler, whose dominance earned him a promotion to the Cubs on August 25. ...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Times Writes Brilliant Article on Ricketts Family

New York Times writer Barry Bearak wrote a beautiful piece on the Cubs, the Ricketts family, and among other things, how the Cubs are building up a great thing. Not just baseball wise, but ballpark wise, fan wise and community wise. Bearak spoke about the Ricketts family’s home life, and how they came into a position to buy the team in 2009. He provides updated information on...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015.  Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to say he has not emphatically made himself a core piece moving forward. Photo: Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media Welington Castillo has been...
Via World Series Dreaming
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

Former Red Sox farmhand Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award for his work with pediatric cancer patients. After being drafted by the Red Sox at age 17, Rizzo was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in his first minor league season. After a long period of treatment, the cancer went into remission. Rizzo was initially traded to San Diego in the Adrian...
Via FenwayNation
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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