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At least the Rockies aren’t Chicago Cubs bad

For a split second, I thought the game was being played at Coors Field. But that wasn’t actually the case last night when I settled in to watch Rockies baseball “live” from my couch. Instead, the Rockies and Cubs were duking it out in one of the most-iconic venues in all of sports – Chicago’s Wrigley Field. The brick wall behind home plate fooled me; it’s a feature common...
Via Mile High Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago may trade James Russell, Wesley Wright, Emilio Bonifacio

The Chicago Cubs have struggled in nearly every aspect of the game this season and are sitting at 43-61, last in the National League Central. With the team looking towards the future, they already made their big deal, trading Jeff Samardzija to get one of the best prospects in baseball, shortstop Addison Russell. But what other potential moves are out there for the Cubs?#452855528...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weekly Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Remember Emilio Bonifacio?

A fantasy baseball season is a grind for the long haul. Injuries and roster moves can torment a fantasy owner. It’s a good thing there are a ton of players in the pool and that our friends at numberFire.com have taken a look at potential sleepers for this week.  Enjoy! Injuries, poor performances and tough […] The post Weekly Fantasy Baseball Sleepers: Remember Emilio Bonifacio...
Via Punch Drunk Fantasy Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Minor League Update: 7/29/14

Graduation! When I started the (now) Minor League Update, I chose the name Journeymen of Tomorrow because it seemed apropos. The vast, vast majority of players in the minor league system never make it to the big leagues. They are more likely to make it to shift manager at Home Depot… and that’s not a bad thing! Matt Loosen has no future in the major leagues, but he is better...
Via Obstructed View
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rockies can’t solve Cubs’ Wada

Chi. Cubs 4, Colorado 1 When: 8:05 PM ET, Monday, July 28, 2014 Where: Wrigley Field, Chicago, Illinois Temperature: 63° Umpires: Home – Greg Gibson, 1B – Phil Cuzzi, 2B – Will Little, 3B – Gerry Davis Attendance: 29702 By SportsDirect Inc. Cubs 4, Rockies 1: Tsuyoshi Wada pitched seven strong innings for his first major-league win as host Chicago claimed the opener of...
Via Mile High Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Dominate Mid-Season Prospect Listings

The last of the significant mid-season prospect lists was revealed last night, with the MLB.com list being loaded, and again, the Cubs did spectacularly well.  So well, that the prevailing wisdom is that the Cubs have the best system in the minors.  And, for those of us who have paid attention since Theo Epstein took over the front office, this has been the plan.  Trades, international...
Via World Series Dreaming
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

OUCH! Cubs trade Darwin Barney for player to be named

The Chicago Cubs today traded infielder Darwin Barney and a cash consideration to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later. OUCH BABE! Remember when he was relevant? When he was possibly considered “a piece” in “the rebuild?” At least defensively, he was thought to be something, Now this is his fate.    The one AAA leader hits once gave Cubs fans such high...
Via The Sports Bank
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dodgers Acquire Darwin Barney From Cubs

Darwin Barney is now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers.#145494417 / gettyimages.comChris Cotillo of the MLB Daily Dish broke the official news,Source: #Dodgers acquire Darwin Barney from #Cubs. Done deal. @MDGonzales said it was close.— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) July 28, 2014As for the return going to back to Chicago's north side,Cubs get PTBNL for Barney— Gordon Wittenmyer...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Darwin Barney is Heading West

Posted to Lovable LosersCHICAGO — The former Gold Glove winning second baseman, Darwin Barney, has been traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers. No views yet
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Throw Me A Bonifacio

Emilio Bonifacio was activated from the disabled list last week. Entering Sunday's slate he'd recorded a hit in each of his games since his return and threw in a steal for good measure. Part of Bonifacio's charm is his position flexibility. He's eligible at both second base and outfield in ESPN leagues. He's a nice option for steals with 14 stolen bases in 282...
Via Razzball
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DFP: Neil Ramirez and Rusney Castillo

Did the Cubs Win? Nope. Dropped two of three to the Cardinals this weekend. Huh? The Cubs sent Neil Ramirez to Iowa over the weekend, citing the need to rest his arm, which strikes me as extremely odd. Ramirez has been arguably the best reliever on the team, but had not been overused by anyone’s definition of the word. I can’t remember another example of a team limiting a reliever’s...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eye On The Minors: Cubs Prospects & Call-Ups Review

  A Pack of Cubs On The Farm The Cubs’ prospects situation has been one of the most interesting stories to follow this MLB season. While the Major League club lumbers through another losing season, the guys on the farm are beginning to offer a glimpse into what should be a bright future on the […]
Via RotoBaller
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Wainwright, Holliday lead Cards past Cubs, 1-0

CHICAGO -- Adam Wainwright pitched seven scoreless innings and Matt Holliday hit a solo homer to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 1-0 victory and a series win over the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals won two of the three games at Wrigley Field in the weekend set. The Cubs have not won a home series since taking two of three from the Miami Marlins June 6-8. Wainwright allowed...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
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WATCH: Maddux zings John Smoltz in HOF induction speech

Greg Maddux used his Hall of Fame induction speech to get a zinger in on his former teammate John Smoltz.
Via Gamedayr
1 day ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Tottenham Hotspur F Harry Kane talks day with Chicago Cubs

Harry Kane met the media in Chicago tonight following the 2 nil triumph over the Chicago Fire in a preseason friendly between the MLS and Premier League. Kane scored the first goal assisted by Lewis Holtby. Aaron Lennon tallied the second with an assist from Roberto Soldado. In the media session I asked Kane, (KANER!!!, people reading this in Chicago will get that joke, no one...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo Once Again Needs Your Support! Vote Now for The Branch Rickey Award!

Once again, Chicago Cubs All Star first baseman needs your help. Once again, he is in a vote with other players for a prestigious award. Last time out, the city of Chicago managed to help Rizzo get an amazing 8.8 MILLION votes in the final vote competition which earned him the distinction of being called an All Star. Now, he is up for an even more prestigious award. Rizzo is one...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Cubs Option Neil Ramirez; Could Be Stretched Out

In an interesting move this afternoon before game time, the Chicago Cubs optioned fireballing relief pitcher Neil Ramirez back to Iowa and recalled Blake Parker.   #Cubs option Ramirez to Iowa. Blake Parker recalled. Not performance related but gives Ramirez a breather — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 26, 2014 With Carrie Muskat saying that the demotion of Ramirez is not...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Fame 2014: The Greatest Pitcher of All Time?

This is Hall of Fame weekend, and the Chicago Cubs are being represented this weekend by one of the greatest pitchers of all time, and arguably the greatest pitcher of the modern Era. This weekend, former Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux is officially enshrined into the Hall of Fame! While I fully understand that Maddux spent his prime years with the Atlanta Braves, and had most of his...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

PHOTOS: Tottenham Hotspur spends night at the Chicago Cubs

Tottenham Hotspur got to take in a game with the Chicago Cubs. They were guests of honor at Wrigley Field. Here is the photo collection. Twenty year old forward Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur threw out a ceremonial first pitch the other night at Wrigley Field before the Cubs took on the San Diego Padres. The event is leading up to Spurs’ international friendly against the Chicago...
Via The Sports Bank
3 days ago  |  Discuss

3 home runs lift Cubs to 7-6 victory over Cards

Wrigley Field was packed with its largest crowd of the season — 41,534 — as the Cubs and Cardinals entertained in a traditional mid-summer rivalry contest Friday. That thousands of those fans were clad in red to support their National League Central contender did not seem to faze the home team as the last-place Cubs emerged with a 7-6 victory in a see-saw contest. "It...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Travis Wood the slugging pitcher

The Chicago Cubs beat the rival St. Louis Cardinals 7-6 in the first of a three-game series at Wrigley Field. Cubs’ starting pitcher Travis Wood helped the cause this time by hitting his third home run in the fourth inning to give the Cubs a 5-3 lead. (mlb.com) Yet true to form of his disappointing season, Wood surrendered two home runs the very next inning. Matt Carpenter and...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Are the Cubs done?

After starting the trading season with a bang by trading their two best trade assets in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Chicago Cubs have since been relatively quiet. This year was thought to be yet another very active trade deadline for the Cubs, but aside from the initial trade the Cubs have not been able to strike anymore deals. There have been rumblings of many of the...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  2 Comments

Cubs Make Two Defensive Mistakes On One Play, Give Up Two Runs (GIF)

Unhappy about the Boston Red Sox’s 2014 season? Well, it could be worse — you could be a fan of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are in last place and are headed for a sixth straight season without October baseball. In the first inning of Friday’s game against the Cardinals, St. Louis’ Jon Jay hit a ball deep down the left line that Cubs outfielder Chris Coghlan couldn’t field...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Vedder Turned Last Night’s Cubs Loss Into A Beautiful Family Affair

Getty Image The Chicago Cubs were absolutely walloped by the San Diego Padres to the tune of 13-3 last night at Wrigley Field, but that probably didn’t cause too many fans to shatter their monocles. Regardless of how many games they lose and seasons go by, the Cubbies still have the best celebrity sports fans in the world, and Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder stopped by last night...
Via With Leather
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Vedder throws out first pitch, sings during Cubs game at Wrigley Field (vids)

When it comes to A-list fans, the Chicago Cubs, despite the franchise’s lengthy lineage of being the so-called “Lovable Losers,’ boasts a bevy of big-time backers who fervently support the North Side Nine and continue to do so, through thick and thin. One of those celebrity supporters was in attendance at Wrigley Field on Thursday […] The post Eddie Vedder throws out first...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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