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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...
Via Sports Mockery
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Goodbye WGN

Today, the Chicago Cubs played their final game of the 2014 season. The end of an era. The end of the losing, we hope. The Future looks bright, and 2015 will be the start of change. Not only for the organization, with young and talented players coming up leading the charge, but also with Wrigley Field, and then there will also be a change of broadcasting rights. Today is the last...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Eric Jokisch makes first start

Last night marked the first career major league start for Chicago Cubs prospect Eric Jokisch. Jokisch is not one of the more known prospects of the Cubs, but he is one of the very few pitching prospects that has some potential to stick in the big leagues. Eric Jokisch will compete next season for a spot in the starting rotation. Jokisch has made appearances this season out of the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Joe Girardi blasted Yanks before Jeter's final game

Before Derek Jeter’s emotional final game at Yankee Stadium on Thursday, manager Joe Girardi absolutely shredded the team. According to a report from ESPN New York, the Yankee skipper was not pleased about his club missing the playoffs for the second straight year, and he ripped some of his players for being overweight and some for not being “hungry” enough to make a playoff...
Via The Outside Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospect Albert Almora’s Bae is a Smoke Show

Albert Almora, touch em all buddy. Cynthia Caneja is the Veronica Vaughn of Chicago Cubs folklore. Ok, that’s enough comedy. What’s seriously unfunny is how hot this girl is. Enjoy Albert Almora’s Bae! 28 total views, 28 views today The post Cubs Prospect Albert Almora’s Bae is a Smoke Show appeared first on ✶ Sports Mockery ✶ Chicago Breaking Sports.
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Cubs Arizona Instructional League

The Arizona Instructional League (AZIL) is well under way, with all 15 MLB clubs that have Spring Training in Arizona plus two Korean (KBO) clubs (SK Wyverns and NC Dinos) fielding squads.  Each organization operates its AZIL squad in its own way, but most operate for about three or four weeks. Some organizations (like SD and MIL) start early and end early, others (like KC...
Via Cub Reporter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago should move on from Edwin Jackson

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Edwin Jackson hasn't had a very good year, and his latest meltdown against the Los Angeles Dodgers last week might be enough to convince the Cubs to part ways from the right-hander. At the very least, he won't be making another start this season as he has been relegated to the bullpen according to a report by Jesse Rodgers of ESPN Chicago.#455729916...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ 2014 trades in retrospect

The Cubs were fairly active at the trading deadline this year. How did they do? All numbers are post-trade. July 5 Cubs trade Jeff Samardzija (5-5, 2.92 ERA, 3.23 FIP, 16 GS) Jason Hammel (2-6, 4.52 ERA, 5.44 FIP, 11 GS) for Addison Russell (.295/.333/.539, .390 wOBA, 204 PA) (AA) Billy McKinney (.301/.390/.432, .379 wOBA, 210 PA) (A+) Dan Straily (3-5, 4.09 ERA, 4.57 FIP, 10 GS...
Via Obstructed View
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Update: Addison Russell

#479187145 / gettyimages.com Addison Russell was considered to be one of the top prospects in all of the majors when he was traded to the Chicago Cubs where he planted himself on top of the teams prospect list. Considering the wealth of talent in the Cubs system it is not small feat to crack the top 5 of that team. Today we take a look at what he has done this year and see if he...
Via TopSportsReport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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
7 days 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan drops wedding ring on field while catching home run

Your browser does not support iframes. A Chicago Cubs fan nearly turned a souvenir into a major mistake on Tuesday night when he dropped his wedding ring onto the field while snagging a Jorge Soler home run ball. Michael Haberkorn was ecstatic when he caught Soler’s home run in the 7th inning of Chicago’s 7-0 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Charles Barkley bounces first pitch

Charles Barkley threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday night.  We’ve seen a lot of god-awful first pitches this year and while this isn’t on par with 50 Cent, it’s still pretty bad for a Hall of Fame athlete.  Barkley’s pitch falls short and wide right. On the bright side though, at least there’s not a horrible hitch like in his golf swing!  So...
Via Awful Announcing
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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