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Cubs Injury Update: Addison Russell shut down in AFL but 'perfectly healthy'

Chicago Cub fans, do not fear. The shutdown of shortstop Addison Russell has nothing to do with injury. The Cubs simply felt that he needed some rest. Therefore, Thursday's contest with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League was Russell's last game of 2014.Russell played in 11 AFL games, but he hit only .196 while playing mainly shortstop and designated hitter, but...
Via MLB Injury News
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Reasons Why Joe Maddon Will Be The Cubs Manager

Joe Maddon has been the hot topic of discussion with the breaking news of him leaving the Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon has had some great success with Tampa Bay for quite a few years, making multiple postseasons and a World Series appearance in 2008 vs. the Philadelphia Phillies. His decision to opt out of his contract is due to Tampa Bay’s general manager Andrew Friedman leaving. This...
Via Sports Mockery
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

If you build it…..”CUBStruction” in South Bend

Although the voice in Kevin Costner’s head wasn’t talking about the South Bend Cubs, the famous quote from “Field of Dreams” is pretty spot on. Theo Epstein has admitted that the decision to go from turf to natural grass at Four Winds Field was “fundamental” to moving the team to South Bend. At the press conference announcing the name change, Theo, Jason McLeod (scouting...
Via World Series Dreaming
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Addison Russell on the Trade Block?

The Cubs have a problem. It’s a good problem, but a problem nonetheless. With Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, and Addison Russell headlining the youth movement in the organization, the Cubs have something of a logjam. For the short term, Alcantara has been in centerfield, while Baez has played second base. However, with Russell expected to make it to the major...
Via Sports Mockery
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

3 Reasons Joe Maddon Wont Come to the Cubs

By now, you may have heard about Joe Maddon opting out of his contract with the Tampa Bay Rays, thereby making him a manager free agent. You may have also heard that the Chicago Cubs are considered front runners for Maddon’s services. Joe Maddon certainly has what the Cubs look for in a manager: Experienced, good with young players, and has turned a franchise from bottom feeders...
Via Sports Mockery
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Joe Maddon Leaving The Rays, Cubs In His Future?

According to CBS Sports John Heyman, Rays manager Joe Maddon has left the team. maddon could have opted out immediately after friedman left. word is, there were some “contentious” days since. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 24, 2014 His sources say Maddon attempted to stay with the team after GM Andrew Friedman left to join the LA Dodgers in a record contract to become...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Okay, so I'm basically going to have to do a post for every Cubs prospect. They have me prospiqued. I've been knocked on the head and no one can find any smelling salts, so they're holding Cubs prospects under my nose. A Nubian genie is offering me three wishes and I'm taking three Cubs prospects. I already gave you my Jorge Soler fantasy. Today, it's Kris...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ prospect profile: Kyle Schwarber

The Cub’s best prospect is Kris Bryant, right? Maybe not. With their first pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft, the Chicago Cubs selected Kyle Schwarber 4th overall. Schwarber, out of the University of Indiana, is a catching prospect that the Cubs seemed to draft earlier than his projected value. At the time, it seemed that the Cubs were going to take a top-tier pitcher to complement...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ricketts And Rooftops Nearing Deal

The Chicago Cubs relationship with the rooftop owners has been, well less than comfortable over the past several years, but now David Kaplan of CSN Chicago is reporting that the Cubs and rooftops are nearing a deal. Volatile Relationship With the Ricketts family fighting to go through with renovations of Wrigley the rooftop owners made every attempt to stop the process. With the...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Abreu, Anthony Rizzo Receive Prestigious Honors

For a pair of 73-89 teams, the Cubs and White Sox sure are getting a lot of attention. This attention, no doubt, is thanks to Anthony Rizzo and Jose Abreu. Rizzo is coming off a rebound year in which he finished second only to Giancarlo Stanton in home runs. Jose Abreu, however, tore up the American League in his rookie campaign, finishing in the top five in batting average, home...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Crazy Chicago Sports Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Chicago is a city steeped in sports history, and anytime a city has five major professional teams crazy stuff is guaranteed to happen throughout it. This “crazy” factor is especially true in a city such as ours. A city that has seen an ebb and flow of success and failure almost unrivaled by any other big sports town. However, this article isn’t necessarily about success, failure...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Ayo whaddup, it's ya boy Grey Albright aka the Fantasy Master Lothario aka White Chocolate aka The Ladder You Use To Reach New Heights aka The God Particle aka Supreme Court Judge Reinhold aka Paid Overtime aka Close Parking Spot When You're In A Rush aka Al Swearengen's Swearing Dictionary aka Teacher, We Don't Need No Education aka The Weird Guy That Latches Onto...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Kyle Schwarber "best hitter" in 2014 draft class

While the Chicago Cubs have yet to put together a team capable of competing into October on the field, they continue to get build the team towards that level in the near future. The Cubs surprised many by passing on taking a pitcher in the first round of the 2014 draft, electing to take catcher Kyle Schwarber instead. According to Baseball America, that was a wise decision. #456057864...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago intent on signing impact starting pitcher

The Chicago Cubs continue to take steps towards being consistently competitive and achieving their first playoff berth since 2008. One key ingredient the Cubs hope to find is another impact starter to pitch alongside Jake Arrieta.#456054212 / gettyimages.comAccording to John Arguello of Cubs Den, the Chicago Cubs are looking for an impact starting pitcher to add to their near-complete...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

What Would a Cole Hamels Deal Look Like?

This offseason, the Cubs have made it very clear that they intend on finding an established ace to headline a possible playoff contender in 2015. While many see the Cubs going the conventional route, looking at either James Shields, Max Scherzer, and/or Jon Lester. Conventionality hasn’t been the Cubs way. After the Cubs placed the lone claim on Cole Hamels in August, it became...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Cubs Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Chicago Cubs. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Chicago’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Cubs system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Evaluating the Prospects: Chicago Cubs

Evaluating The Prospects: Rangers, Rockies, Diamondbacks, Twins, Astros, Red Sox & Cubs Scouting Explained: Introduction, Hitting Pt 1 Pt 2 Pt 3 Pt 4 Pt 5 Pt 6 The Cubs have the deepest system I’ve written up so far and the most impact talent, with much of it at the upper levels.  There’s a case to be made that this is the best system in baseball and  it has to […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Demolition begins on Wrigley Field bleachers

Photos of Wrigley Field with demolished bleachers is a very jarring visual that will shake anyone who's ever been to the park.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

What Might Have Been: What The Cubs World Series Shirt Looked Like

Oh the old what if game. What if Bartman never tried catching that foul ball back in 2003? The Cubs were so close but so far from a World Series birth, and now a Cubs World Series shirt has surfaced to bring back the painful memories. Mark Suppelsa WGN-TV news anchor Mark Suppelsa has revealed that he in fact owns a Cubs World Series shirt and let tells the story of how he got the...
Via Sports Mockery
8 days ago  |  Discuss

George Will has Chicago Cubs World Series clause in contract

George Will is 73 and will turn 74 in May. In case you didn’t know, the Champaign, Illinois native is a huge...
Via Busted Coverage
9 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Cubs: Don't take Starlin Castro for granted

The Cubs are in a Catch-22 situation with Starlin Castro. The trade rumors would have intensified if they hadn’t signed him to a long-term extension — seven years, $60 million, club option for 2020 — and he got closer and closer to big paydays in arbitration and free agency. But that deal also looks so reasonable — and an All-Star shortstop is so hard to find — that he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is The Best Player For Every Chicago Sports Team?

It’s a debate that is sure to draw some heated discussions, but why not ask anyway?  Who are the absolute best players for every major Chicago sports franchise? Chicago Cubs:  Anthony Rizzo The 25-year old first baseman from Florida has emerged as one of several exciting young prospects for the Chicago Cubs over the past year.  Anthony Rizzo had his best season to date in 2014...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Karros shows off 2003 Cubs World Series hat that was never needed

FOX Sports 1 analyst Eric Karros stuck a knife in the hearts of Chicago Cubs fans on Tuesday and twisted it. During the pregame show before Game 3 of the NLCS, Karros unveiled an infamous piece of memorabilia that he received when he was with the Cubs in 2003. It was a hat with a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 2003 World Series Hats Were Made, Placed In Team’s Lockers (Photo)

The Chicago Cubs were given World Series caps in 2003. The problem is, of course, that the Cubs didn’t go to the World Series. They sure were close, though. So close. The North Siders came within one win of reaching the 2003 Fall Classic before disaster struck. The Cubs  melted down at home in Game 6 against the Florida Marlins before Steve Bartman became one of the biggest goats...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season awards

The Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season may be over, but now the Cubs’ front office can turn their attention to offseason moves in an attempt to make the Cubs a threat in the NL Central in 2015. As we head into the offseason, let’s hand out the team awards for the 2014 season. MVP – Anthony Rizzo Not surprisingly, Anthony Rizzo brings home the Cubs’ Most Valuable Player award. Rizzo...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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