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Cubs Rumors: Chicago to compete in 2015

After what has been a very long run of unsuccessful and disappointing seasons for the Chicago Cubs next season might very well be the year when the Cubs break through and compete once again to try to bring a World Series title back to the Windy City.#463099591 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Carie Muskrat for the MLB Blogs Network at muskat.mlblogs.com:The emphasis...
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Cubs Rumors: Manny Ramirez hitting coach?

With the Chicago Cubs keeping every managerial position in tact going into the 2015 season besides assistant hitting coach it is possible that former major leaguer Manny Ramirez could be working with the likes of Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant by the time next season starts up.#76000928 / gettyimages.comThis is according to a report by Cubs Insider Patrick Mooney for...
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Guarded Optimism for 2015

Theo Epstein has been the President of Chicago Cubs Baseball Operations for the past three years, and Jed Hoyer has been his General Manager. In that time, the Cubs had a combined record of 180-286, which includes this years record of 73-89. They are 106 games under the .500 mark under their tenure, leaving some fans to wonder if their jobs are in jeopardy because they have not...
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Manny Ramirez could be on Cubs coaching staff in 2015

The Chicago Cubs need all the help they can get, so the addition of a former MLB slugger to the coaching staff shouldn’t hurt. Ex-Boston Red Sox outfielder Manny Ramirez could get a coaching job next season with the Cubs, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. Theo Epstein, former Sox general manager and current Cubs president, did not rule out the possibility of hiring Ramirez when...
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Manny Ramirez New Role With Chicago Cubs?

Manny Ramirez spent his time in Iowa wisely, and now a new position at the big league level has opened up. Will Manny Ramirez be the new assistant hitting coach? Bill Mueller did a fine job as hitting coach in 2014. He helped raise Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo’s batting averages .47 and .53 points from 2013 to 2014, respectively. His assistant, Mike Brumley, has been reassigned...
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Travis Wood: Chicago Cubs potential “Loogy”

    Overshadowed by RH Edwin Jackson’s disastrous two-year stint in the Cubs’ rotation and albatross contract was the severe regression of LH starter Travis Wood this season. In his all-star campaign of 2013, Wood tossed 200 innings, allowing 163 hits and 66 walks.  Among the 79 qualifying starters, Wood ranked third in BABIP (batting average on balls in play) (.248...
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Is Manny Ramirez Heading to Chicago?

Could Manny Ramirez end up in a Chicago Cubs uniform in 2015? Possibly. Tuesday, team president Theo Epstein talked about the possibility and, well…didn’t exactly rule it out. “I want to see whether he wants to continue playing or not before I answer that question,” Epstein said of the 12-time All-Star. “We have a really nice relationship with Manny. He did an outstanding...
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5 little-known facts: The Steve Bartman incident (Infographic)

Here at Holdout Sports, we've been getting ready for the MLB postseason by revisiting some of the great moments in the recent past. However, our MLB playoff retrospective wouldn't be complete without revisiting one of the most infamous moments in MLB history: the Steve Bartman incident.In 2003, the Chicago Cubs appeared to be on their way to the World Series for the first...
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Theo Epstein: Cubs can win NL Central title as soon as next year

  Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can't compete for a division title next season. With the arrival of top prospects such as Jorge Soler and bounce-back seasons from shortstop Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs are ready to kick their rebuilding project into the next gear after finishing fifth...
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Epstein: Cubs aiming for postseason in 2015

The Cubs aren't yet ready to go all-in for the World Series, but believe they finally have a team that can battle for a postseason berth next year. "Overall, for the organization, I think 2015 will be a little bit different than the previous three seasons in that we now think we have the talent to compete," president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Tuesday...
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Flashback: Steve Bartman infamous foul ball incident

Jason Whitney   It was Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS at Wrigley Field the Chicago Cubs were five outs away from reaching the World Series before one of the biggest catastrophes in playoff history took place. Cubs fan Steve Bartman reached for a foul ball – like any fan’s natural reaction would be, and interfered with […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists - Sports bloggers...
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Will Manny Be Next Cubs Asst. Hitting Coach?

(Photo By Minda Haas)Theo Epstein hasn't ruled in or out the possibility of Manny Ramirez becoming the next assistant hitting coach for the Cubs. After proving a positive influence on many of Chicago's young prospects, Manny's stock in the organization has risen dramatically. The Cubs will likely be relying on a slew of young prospects in 2015—in a similar way to how...
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Cubs Facing Same Prospect Conundrum As Sox

(Getty Images)Listen to Theo Esptein on his bevy of young prospects: "Not all of them will work out, but we like these players quite a bit and they have a chance to play together for a long time." Sound familiar? Maybe it's because it's virtually the same mantra we hear from Ben Cherington. Of course, the Red Sox gambled on their prospects a lot more than the Cubs...
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Re-living the disastrous Steve Bartman incident

2003 was supposed to be The Year for the Chicago Cubs. They had a 3-2 lead over the Marlins in the NLCS, and led them 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Mark Prior was on the hill and dealing. Then…disaster. Prior allowed a one-out double to Juan Pierre. Luis Castillo hit a foul pop-up down the line that Moises Alou nearly caught…but Steve Bartman got in Alou...
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Re-living the disastrous Steve Bartman incident

2003 was supposed to be The Year for the Chicago Cubs. They had a 3-2 lead over the Marlins in the NLCS, and led them 3-0 going into the bottom of the eighth inning. Mark Prior was on the hill and dealing. Then…disaster. Prior allowed a one-out double to Juan Pierre. Luis Castillo hit a foul pop-up down the line that Moises Alou nearly caught…but Steve Bartman got in Alou...
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Infographic: Looking back at the infamous Steve Bartman incident

In a day that will live in infamy in Chicago Cubs lore, a bespectacled, headphones-wearing fan may have single-handedly became the living, physical, human embodiment of all the heartbreak, tragedy and ineptitude of the long-suffering MLB team known as “The Loveable Losers.” On Oct. 14, 2003, Steve Bartman, in an effort to snag a souvenir […] The post Infographic: Looking back...
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Epstein sees Cubs competing for division next year

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein made one thing clear. He sees no reason why his team can't compete for a division title next season. With the arrival of top prospects such as Jorge Soler and bounce-back seasons from shortstop Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo, the Cubs are ready to kick their rebuilding project into the next gear after...
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Chicago news: Cubs, White Sox go low in local TV ratings

The good news is that the ratings only can go up for the Cubs and White Sox. It is hard to imagine them getting much lower. For the most part, viewers tuned out both teams during their 73-89 seasons. According to Sports Business Daily, the Cubs and Sox ranked among the bottom 5 for the lowest ratings on local regional sports cable networks. The Sox were at 1.15 on Comcast SportsNet...
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Plus/Minus and Baez’s strikeout problem

You all remember Phil Rogers and his beautiful plus/minus system he developed? Well, it’s time to to put it to use. The other day I was reading the news and I read that the US had announced a successful airstrike against IS in which 15 militants, 4 tanks and 4 civilians were killed. That sounds like disastrous results to me, but who I am to question the wisdom of the United States...
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The Chicago Cubs Should Take a Serious Look at Ron Gardenhire

The Chicago Cubs front office has a plan. Rick Renteria is a part of that plan. His role, you ask? To fill the void in the dugout until a playoff run is imminent. It’s nothing against Renteria, but there’s no way he will be the guy Theo and Jed want guiding the North Siders into contention. Names will emerge, and the first legitimate candidate might just be their man. Ron Gardenhire...
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Cubs close out season with 5-2 win over Brewers

And as the 2014 season comes to a close for the Cubs, who better to be standing at the top of the Hero podium than the man who had been there so many times before. So that's it. Another season in the books. The Cubs exceeded my pre-season expectations by a decent margin, as I had them pegged at 95-plus losses from the outset. I'm very glad that they proved me wrong, and...
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Renovation work begins at Chicago's Wrigley Field

CHICAGO (AP) Hard hats have replaced baseball caps at historic Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs prepare to start a massive renovation project. On Monday, the historic ballpark began looking like a construction zone. Nothing was torn down, but chain-link fencing ringed most of the park and construction crews were at work. Cubs spokesman Julian Green says electrical wires were removed...
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For Cubs, transformation continues

CHICAGO (AP) The prized prospects started arriving this season and, the next time the gates open at Wrigley Field, fans will see a giant video board towering over the bleachers in left field. Yes, the Chicago Cubs are entering a new era. The long-awaited renovation is finally getting underway, a four-year project that will give the century-old ballpark a new look. The transformation...
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Cubs End of Season Awards

Despite their 5th straight losing season, 2014 should be considered a success. With the arrivals of some top prospects it is clear the Cubs have turned the corner on the rebuilding process. Dectractors will point to another Cubs losing season and how they have had other “top prospects” were busts, etc. History will never be on the side the Cubs but since June 1st after a 20...
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Chicago Cubs: Looking forward to next season

Sunday afternoon marked game number 162 for the Chicago Cubs, and the end of the 2014 season. The Cubs were able to finish the season better than they started as they took two out of three in Milwaukee to avoid another 90 loss season. This was the first time since 2010 that the Cubs have lost less than 90 games. Although the Cubs season may not have resulted in what the organization...
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