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Chris Jelinek

I am 19 years old and currently study at the University of Iowa. I began writing for Chi City Sports in July of 2010. I am a big fan of all Chicago Sports teams besides the White Sox. Also a big follower of Notre Dame. I mainly focus on writing about the Cubs and Blackhawks but occasionally pitch in on covering the Bears and other breaking news. Follow me on twitter, @Cjelinek16

Number of Entries : 164

Clausen front runner for Bears backup QB

After signing with the Bears just over two months ago, it appears that Jimmy Clausen is the front runner the Bears backup quarterback job. The former 2010 first round pick has been competing with Jordan Palmer throughout training camp and the Bears announced on Tuesday that Clausen will take second team reps in Thursday night’s second preseason game. “Jimmy will relieve Jay,” Bears head coach Marc Trestman ...

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Baez promotion begins new era for Chicago Cubs

8274. That’s how many games Cubs fans have had to watch their beloved North Siders lose since they last won a world series. Pathetic right? Well good news, that number might not climb too much higher, maybe. The news broke on Monday that the Cubs would be calling up top prospect Javier Baez from AAA Iowa. Baez, the Cubs second best rated prospect according to MLB.com, struggled early in the season but earne ...

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Chicago Cubs draft Kyle Schwarber

Despite a need for a pitching, the Chicago Cubs decided to go another route and draft Indiana C/OF Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft. After seeing Brady Aiken and Carlos Rodon get picked before the Cubs were up, they decided to save some money for the next few rounds and draft under slot. In 2014, Schwarber hit .348 with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs in 57 games. The Cubs love pow ...

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MLB Draft: Who will the Chicago Cubs select?

1. LHP Brady Aiken Age: 17  School: Cathedral Catholic High School; California Height: 6"4  Weight: 210 Scouting Report: Around this time last year, Brady Aiken was projected to be a mid to late first round pick but has dramatically increased his stock over the past few months. Once a two sport athlete, Aiken spent his offseason focusing on his baseball career. At the end of his 2012 season, the young lefty ...

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Three Key Hawks in the Western Conference Finals

For the fourth time in six years, the Chicago Blackhawks will be playing in the Western Conference Finals. After knocking off the highly talented St. Louis Blues in the first round, it appeared that maybe the second round wouldn't be much of a test for the Hawks. However, the Minnesota Wild showed major improvement from 2013 when they lost in five games to the eventual Stanley Cup Champions. The road is obv ...

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Chicago Cubs Draft Preview | Pitchers

Now just a less than a month away the talk about what the Cubs will do with their first pick, fourth overall, in the upcoming MLB draft is starting to heat up. After taking position players the past two years, the Cubs will most likely be selecting a pitcher with their first pick this year. It's one of the positions their farm system lacks depth in, so it makes sense if the Cubs go that route. The Cubs draf ...

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Chicago Cubs Minor League Report: Javier Baez Struggling

AAA Iowa Cubs: The main story around Iowa is and will continue to be the development of Cubs' top prospect, Javier Baez. However, it has not been the start to the 2014 season that Baez and the Cubs were hoping for. In 22 games, Baez has hit just .169 with an alarming 33 strikeouts. Despite the pretty horrific numbers, there is still no reason to panic here. Baez has had a history of slow starts when he begi ...

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Chicago Cubs: Justin Grimm, Anthony Rizzo highlight positives

Make no mistake, the first month of the Chicago Cubs has been about as bad as everyone was predicting. From failing to score a run in their fist 17 innings of play to a ninth inning meltdown on Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, the Cubs have plenty of struggles. Just 25 games into the season, the Cubs already find themselves 11 games back of the first place Brewers and have the second worst record in the m ...

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NHL Playoffs: Three Key Blackhawks in Round 2

After closing out the St. Louis Blues Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Blackhawks had to wait until late Wednesday night to find out their next opponent. It took seven games, but the Minnesota Wild moved on with their series win over the Colorado Avalanche.   The Wild entered the playoffs as the first wild card team and upset the Colorado Avalanche on an overtime goal in Game 7. This will be the second year in ...

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Chicago Cubs Prospects: Checking in on the minor leagues

  Who's hot: 3B Kris Bryant: The Chicago Cubs first round draft pick in 2013 has not disappointed so far in 2014. The power hitting third baseman has gotten off to a hot start at AA Tennessee hitting four home runs with an OBP(On-Base%) of .435. Bryant has had his share of strikeouts but his good discipline and ability to draw walks overshadows that. Since Bryant has played three years of college ball, the ...

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