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Chicago Cubs head into the break with much needed win

The Chicago Cubs wrapped up the first half of the season Sunday with a much-needed win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. The win brought an end to a five-game losing streak and put the cubbies at 53-35 heading into the All-Star break. After the incredible start, the North Siders had to the season, things began to fall off quickly as they were only able to win 14 of their last 34 outings. The break will provide t ...

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Todd Frazier gets in some batting practice for the derby

Todd Frazier was able to get in a little swinging practice for the Home Run Derby Saturday afternoon against the Atlanta Braves. He smacked a two-run jack out of the yard in the second inning, giving him 25 homers on the season. Saturday made the second game in a row with a home run for Frazier, who looks to defend his Home Run Derby crown Monday night at Petco Park. He also swung the bat for a double and f ...

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White Sox add minor league pitcher

If the Chicago White Sox are going to make any kind of a postseason push throughout the second half of the season, the bullpen is going to have to make some major adjustments. The White Sox put some effort into the situation Friday by making a minor league deal with Ryan Webb. Throughout 17 1/3 innings with the Rays organization, Webb had accumulated an ERA of 5.19 before being let go. He has built a name f ...

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Myles Jack refused to use Walter Payton’s locker out of respect

Myles Jack respects former Chicago Bears running back Walter Payton UCLA linebacker Myles Jack is one of the more interesting draft prospects this season but he might have already won over the Chicago Bears fan base. On his visit to Halas Hall in March, the linebacker was instructed to put his bags in the inside a replica of running back Walter Payton's locker. Myles refused to do so, putting his stuff on t ...

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Matt Szczur is out of options, but are the Chicago Cubs?

The 2016 Major League Baseball season is underway, and Cubs fans have plenty to be excited about. After outscoring the Angels 15-1 in a quick two game set, the Cubs will head to Arizona to face a team that lost two out of three to a team that many expected to finish in last place, the Colorado Rockies. Everything seems to be off to a great start for the Cubs, but there is one problem that may be on the hori ...

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How will the Chicago Cubs find playing time for Jorge Soler?

What will Joe Maddon do with Jorge Soler in a crowded outfield? It was one of the more exciting moments of this offseason for the Chicago Cubs. Just hours after much of the baseball world was told Dexter Fowler was joining the Baltimore Orioles, he was trotting onto the field at Sloan Park as it was announced that he was coming back to join his former teammates on the Chicago Cubs. Understandably, there wer ...

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2016 Cubs Convention: Live blog, news and more

It's one of the best times leading up to the start of baseball season. Yes, the annual Chicago Cubs convention where fans gather to meet the team, chat about the previous and upcoming season and check out a ton of cool things. With the Cubs season in 2015, the hype and excitement going into 2016 is through the roof. It's safe to say that this years convention will be one of the most anticipated in years for ...

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Chicago Cubs agree to deal with free agent Ben Zobrist

Theo Epstein was asked about the lack of moves made this offseason by the Chicago Cubs last week. His response? "I think the winter meetings are going to be pretty wild," while talking to reporters. Wild is a pretty accurate way to describe what happened today. Long-time Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro was traded to the Yankees, and without skipping a beat, Epstein and Jed Hoyer made a move that will ideally ...

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The Price wasn’t right for Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs

Jordan Zimmermann is a member of the Detroit Tigers. David Price is a member of the Boston Red Sox. And the Chicago Cubs are still looking to bolster their rotation. Price, now one of the most handsomely compensated players in Major League Baseball, was at the top of the offseason wishlist for many Cubs fans.  Zimmermann was probably not too far from the top of many as well. Although these two excellent sta ...

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Is Kyle Schwarber the future in left field for the Chicago Cubs?

Let me start by getting this point across: Kyle Schwarber will never be a Gold Glove caliber fielder, wherever the Chicago Cubs decide to stick him. He's going to make All-Star teams, and he very well might gather his fair share of MVP votes over the years, but it won't be because of his glove. Now I want to get another point across: Kyle Schwarber is a better left fielder than he displayed in the NLCS. In ...

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