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VIDEO: Kris Bryant Hits 1st Home Run Off New Wrigley Field Jumbotron

Chicago Cubs rookie third baseman Kris Bryant has been on a tear. In Tuesday’s game against the Washington Nationals, Bryant hit his seventh home run since May 9. It wasn’t just any home run either. Bryant’s blast that tied the game at two in the eighth inning hit off the new jumbotron behind the left field bleachers. Here’s a photo of the damage left by Bryant. @KrisBryant_23...
Via Sports Mockery
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Video: Kris Bryant launches huge home run

I think it’s fair to say that Chicago Cubs rookie phenom Kris Bryant has lived up to expectations. The 23-year-old was at it again Tuesday night as he launched a mammoth home run off of Wrigley Field’s new videoboard beyond the left-center field bleachers. The solo shot was also clutch, as it tied the game against the Washington Nationals 2-2 in the bottom of the eighth inning...
Via Rumors and Rants
23 minutes ago  |  Discuss

South Bend Cubs: Top prospects part tres

At the beginning of the season, I shared with WSD readers that three of the Chicago Cubs organization’s top 30 prospects were starting the year in South Bend. In this post I talked a bit about Jake Stinnett (#11) and here I introduced you to Trevor Clifton (#27). A new list has been generated so we’ll discuss two more SB Cubs players: #5 prospect shortstop Gleyber Torres and...
Via World Series Dreaming
39 minutes ago  |  Discuss

LEADING OFF: Lester vs Scherzer in high-priced matchup

A look at what's happening all around the major leagues today: --- ACES START Top free agent prizes will be on the mound with Jon Lester and Max Scherzer starting as the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals wrap up a three-game set. Lester is 4-0 in five starts in May after going 0-2 in April for Chicago. Scherzer, the 2013 AL Cy Young Award winner, has won four straight starts...
Via AP on Fox
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ESPN Analyst Calls Addison Russel 2nd Best Shortstop After Gold Glove Play

Addison Russell is the youngest player in the National League at 21-years-old and he keeps making gold glove plays at a position he didn’t even play regularly before he made his MLB debut with the Chicago Cubs in April. His glove was on display once again in Tuesday night’s game against the Washington Nationals. Touted as one of the best defensive shortstops as a prospect, working...
Via Sports Mockery
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Chicago Cubs Announcer Blasts Starlin Castro

The Chicago Cubs have been struggling a bit in the last week, losing three of four games. They had a 3-3 road trip against the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks, but it felt like they could’ve won at least one if not two more games. With their trip to Arizona, former Cubs announcer Bob Brenly couldn’t wait to blast Starlin Castro. During Friday’s game against the Diamondbacks...
Via Sports Mockery
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Chris Denorfia & Pierce Johnson Rehabbin' at Riverview

Marcos Derkes belted a bases-loaded triple and RHSP Taylor Black tossed three innings of no-hit ball, leading the Rockies to a 6-4 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #6 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park.  Jose Paniagua drilled an RBI triple and a single and Ho-Young Son ripped an RBI double, singled, reached base on an HBP...
Via Cub Reporter
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Joe Maddon unhappy over Cubs’ ‘awkward schedule’

Joe Maddon on Monday expressed some dissatisfaction over the fact the Chicago Cubs had a day game on the road against the Arizona Diamondbacks only to travel back home for an early-afternoon home game on Memorial Day against the Washington Nationals. “I don’t understand why [the] Memorial game has to be played during the day,”...Read More The post Joe Maddon expresses unhappiness...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Hawkeyes douse NCAA drought, seek splash vs. Ducks

The last time Iowa played in an NCAA baseball tournament:* The Chicago Cubs were only 45 years removed from their last World Series appearance.* Barry Bonds was four months from winning the first of his seven National League MVP awar
Via The Gazette - Iowa Hawkeyes
8 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Manager, Joe Maddon, Was Pissed Off About Monday’s Game

The Chicago Cubs returned from their six-game west coast road trip late Sunday night after a 4-3 loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Then, they had little time to rest as they welcomed the Washington Nationals at Wrigley Field for a 1:20 p.m. start time on Memorial Day. Cubs manager Joe Maddon was pissed off that the Cubs had to play early in the afternoon. Before Monday’s game,...
Via Sports Mockery
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

ICYMI: Constructing the Perfect Mets and Cubs Trade

Baseball analyst and former GM Jim Duquette came up with three potential scenarios in trying to construct the perfect Mets and Cubs trade in an article for MLB.com. He points out that Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer recently acknowledged that the two sides have had ongoing dialogue to see if there is a good fit. The Cubs of course are loaded with talented middle infielders, while...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez coming soon?

The new look Chicago Cubs are significantly powered by players age 25 or under. Rizzo, Castro, Bryant, Russell, Hendricks, and Soler are leading the resurgence. However, let’s not forget another key player refining his game at the AAA level. Javier Baez has the potential to be a significant addition to the major league club as the year goes on. Baez needs to continue to improve...
Via isportsweb.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tradition is Just Stuff You’re Used To

I was used to Wrigley Field not having video replay boards. I was used to a game schedule with many more day games than night games. I was used to the fact that the National League doesn’t have a designated hitter. I was used to the Chicago Cubs being a perpetual punchline. Now that third thing above may or may not change, but I think we can agree that tradition isn’t necessarily...
Via World Series Dreaming
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Updated Cubs Post-2015 Rule 5 Draft & Minor League Free-Agent Eligibles

Here is an updated list of Cubs post-2015 MLB Rule 5 Draft & MLB Rule 55 Minor League Free-Agent eligibles. (There are no Cubs minor league players eligible to be post-2015 Article XX-D free-agents at this time). It is not an oversight that Willson Conteras is not on the list of Cubs 2015 Rule 5 Draft eligibles.A player who is eligible to be a minor league free-agent post-2015...
Via Cub Reporter
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Moreno & Cease Piggy-Back Their Way to Fitch Park

Trace Loehr singled twice, walked, stole a base, scored two runs, and drove-in another, Jean Carlo Rodriguez drilled a bases-loaded three-run double, Vicmal de la Cruz belted a solo home run, walked, and drove-in another run with a GO, Andy Paz slugged a two-run HR, and RHSP Jon Massad tossed four innings of no run/no hit ball, leading the Athletics to an 11-5 victory over the Cubs...
Via Cub Reporter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant puts Cubs on board early, but Nationals get the win

  Wilson Ramos hit a tiebreaking homer in the sixth, Tanner Roark pitched five effective innings and the Washington Nationals beat the Chicago Cubs 2-1 on Monday. Denard Span also homered for Washington, which has won eight of nine. Making his first start of the season in place of the injured Doug Fister, Roark (1-2) allowed rookie Kris Bryant's sixth home run and struck out three...
Via AP on Fox
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Cubs 3, Dbacks 4 (5/24/15)

OSS: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. Going .500 on a west coast road trip still feels like a success. Three up 1. Chris Coghlan had the best day for the Cubs, with a two run HR in the fifth to keep it close and some surprisingly solid defense. 2. Jorge Soler had a nice day at the plate, going 2-3 including a ground rule double that would have been a HR at any non-stupidly designed park. He came...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chicago Cubs RF, Jorge Soler, Steals A White Sox Celebration

The Chicago Cubs had a great comeback win on Saturday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Anthony Rizzo had a big night, driving in six runs, including his three-run home run that gave the Cubs a 9-6 lead in the ninth inning. Before that though, Jorge Soler tied the game with a double in the eighth and his celebration afterward looked awfully familiar. The Chicago White Sox have...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Varvaro Waiver Claim Voided

The Cubs waiver claim of RHP Anthony Varvaro has been voided and he has been returned to the Boston Red Sox, where he will be placed on the BoSox MLB 60-day DL. Varvaro will undergo surgery to repair a torn elbow flexor tendon later this week.     The Cubs claimed Varvaro from Boston off Outright Assignment Waivers on May 3rd, and then almost immediately placed him back onto...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Duquette: Constructing the Perfect Mets and Cubs Trade

Baseball analyst and former GM Jim Duquette came up with three potential scenarios in trying to construct the perfect Mets and Cubs trade in an article for MLB.com. He points out that Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer recently acknowledged that the two sides have had ongoing dialogue to see if there is a good fit. The Cubs of course are loaded with talented middle infielders, while...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Leads Cubs Offense to 9-6 Victory Over the Diamondbacks

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hits a three-run home run against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the ninth inning during a baseball game, Saturday, May 23, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri) With another back to back game between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field, Chicago’s offense came to life late in the game to defeat Arizona, tying up the...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo drives in 6, Cubs rally late to beat D-Backs 9-6

PHOENIX (AP) Anthony Rizzo matched his career high with six RBIs and the Chicago Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory Saturday night. Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs' four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run homer into the Chase Field swimming pool area off Enrique Burgos (0-2) in the ninth. Jason Motte (2...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rizzo drives in 6, leads Cubs' late rally past Diamondbacks

  Anthony Rizzo hadn't done much in the Chicago Cubs' swing through the Southwest. Until Saturday night. Rizzo, 2-for-26 in the first four games of the trip, matched his career high with six RBIs and the Cubs snapped the Arizona Diamondbacks' five-game winning streak with a 9-6 victory. Rizzo doubled in three runs in the Cubs' four-run fifth inning, then broke a 6-6 tie with a three...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs 9, DBacks 6 (5/24/15)

OSS: Six RBI for Anthony Rizzo picks up a rough day for the pitching and defense. Three up: 1. Anthony Rizzo had a .638 WPA and six RBI on the day, including a bases loaded double and a three run homer to put the Cubs ahead in the ninth. It’s nice to see him and Goldschmidt on the same field. 2. Jorge Soler had a solid day too, going 2-4 and tying up the game in the eighth with...
Via Obstructed View
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Soler holds himself to the highest of standards

  Jorge Soler is having a solid year for the Cubs, but the young outfielder knows he can do more. “So far, I don’t feel good about what I’m doing,” Soler told CSN Chicago through interpreter/coach Franklin Font. “I expect more from me.” Soler entered Saturday's contest, “leading all National League rookies with 43 hits, putting up a .725 OPS and staying healthy enough...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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