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Castro to continue hitting cleanup

  Starlin Castro is far from a typical cleanup hitter, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon hardly operates in a typical way. The shortstop has been in the cleanup role for a couple weeks now and although he isn't putting up crazy numbers, Maddon has been encouraged and plans to keep Castro hitting fourth. "The thing we're trying to get away from is the rollover groundout to shortstop,"...
Via Fox Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Lose Grotesque Amount of Money Every Home Game

The Chicago Cubs are one of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball. Loyal fans flock to the “Friendly Confines” in hoards to cheer on their cubbies. Wrigley Field is an iconic stadium that has been begging for renovations for years, and is now currently being updated. The Cubs front office must have been on something pretty strong if they really thought that they...
Via Sports Mockery
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant Can Learn From Bryce Harper

Chicago Cubs’ Kris Bryant watches his home run off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Aaron Barrett during the eighth inning of a baseball game Tuesday, May 26, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast) The hype had been building up for the Chicago Cubs for years. The team has finally appeared show that the rebuilding plan made by the organization was a smart move after...
Via The Sports Journal
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant homers off the top of the Wrigley Field scoreboard

You’re going to be seeing this one again on Friday, but check out this absurd home run hit by Kris Bryant on Wednesday night off of Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett. It hit the top of the brand spanking new scoreboard in left center field at Wrigley. That’s ridiculous. ESPN Stats and Info measured it at 463 feet. Yeah, that’ll do. Kris Bryant’s 463 foot home run was the...
Via The Outside Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Bryant launches home run off scoreboard

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
11 hours 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
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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
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
20 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...
21 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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

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 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

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Martarano & Loux See Game Action at Riverview Park

It wasn't a Cactus League Extended Spring Training game, but the Cubs did play an intrasquad game this morning on Field #6 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park. Some of you may notice that when there is an EXST intrasquad game or a Cactus League EXST split squad doubleheader, that (with the exception of the pitchers and catchers, who move back & forth between the squads) one squad...
Via Cub Reporter
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon Proving to be a Perfect Fit for the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks, left, is greeted by manager Joe Maddon after the Cubs defeated the San Diego Padres 3-0 in a baseball game Thursday, May 21, 2015, in San Diego. Hendricks gave up five hits in a complete game. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) When you have a major league roster that’s loaded with rising stars, you need a manager that has just as much enthusiasm...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: a major trade is in the cards

This wasn’t supposed to happen. The team was not supposed to be this competitive this soon. For the previous three seasons, we as fans were being groomed to believe and to prepare for the Chicago Cubs to enter 2015 as the last transition team before the taboo word “playoffs” would be allowed to be uttered. That was then. This is now. The Cubs find themselves with a record of...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs: Is Tsuyoshi Wada the answer?

As Tsuyohsi Wada left the mound after striking out the side in the third inning, he discovered something laying in the grass. As he bent down to pick it up, he had found somebody’s credit card.  More importantly, the Chicago Cubs seemed to have discovered a viable option to be their fifth starter. After Travis Wood has struggled all season, posting a 5.45 ERA, Maddon had seen...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada finds credit card on field at Petco Park (video)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada made his season debut Wednesday, striking out nine over 4 2/3 innings while allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in the team’s 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. While the impressive — albeit brief — outing arguably is the most important thing for Wada, perhaps what...Read More The post Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada finds credit card...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada finds credit card on field (Video)

Chicago Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada played Good Samaritan when he found a credit card on the field during Wednesday night's game against San Diego. Wada picked up the card near the third base line and handed the card to a security guard so it could be returned to its rightful owner. Wonder who it belonged to and how it ended up on the field.[MLB] This post appeared first on...
Via Holdout Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fans’ personalized bricks end up in landfill

The Chicago Cubs are facing a PR issue in the wake of the news that personalized, engraved bricks that once lined streets outside Wrigley Field have shown up in a landfill as an apparently inadvertent consequence of the renovation historic ballpark, the Pontiac Daily Leader reports. Fans reportedly typically paid around $160 to have their...Read More The post Cubs fans’ personalized...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Paul & Deadspin, the Cubs Threw Out Your Crap Narrative

We all know the Cubs don’t have the most sparkling reputation. I’ve spent the better part of my internet life mocking the Cubs for both epic failures on the field and hilarious escapades off the field. I won’t even bother listing all the ways the Cubs have provided entertainment of an embarrassing nature and just say that if one was to list the foibles of even the last five...
Via Obstructed View
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Barack Obama joins Twitter, forgets about the Cubs

Barack Obama joined Twitter on Monday and promptly dissed the Chicago Cubs.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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