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MLB All Star Game: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant selected as Cubs representatives

Rookie phenom Kris Bryant can officially add MLB All-Star Game to his resume. The Chicago Cubs third baseman has been named to the NL All-Star team as a reserve. The announcement came just an hour before the Cubs are set to host the St. Louis Cardinals in a big four-game series at Wrigley Field. The 23-year-old Bryant is hitting .279 with 12 home runs and 49 RBI's in his rookie season with the Cubs. Bryant ...

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Chicago Cubs have a chance to make the league (and St. Louis Cardinals) take notice

When the Chicago Cubs begin their series tonight with the St. Louis Cardinals, Joe Maddon will assuredly say that the series is just like any other because that's what he's supposed to say. But if there was ever a series that mattered to a season, this upcoming four-game series with the Cardinals is it. The fact that the Cubs currently sit 8 1/2 games out of the National League Central is only part of the e ...

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Chicago Cubs Jorge Soler to join team Sunday

Jorge Soler is coming back. Expect Soler to join #Cubs on Sunday — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 5, 2015 As we mentioned the other day, this is potentially huge for the Chicago Cubs. It re-elevates another high-upside prospect, gives the Cubs another potentially potent bat in their inconsistent lineup, and creates a trickle down effect by allowing players like Mike Baxter and Matt Szczur to reclaim the ...

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Kris Bryant’s two home runs leads Chicago Cubs to win; saves America

There are few things more American than baseball and apple pie. One of those few things is when Kris Bryant hits two home runs (one of them a grand slam) on the Fourth of July at Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs beat the Miami Marlins 7-2. And then there were fireworks! At Wrigley Field! Like really, how are you even controlling your patriotism right now? Bryant decided he would make Clayton Richard's ret ...

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Dexter Fowler shows off custom Air Jordan VII’s

Today every MLB team will wear special uniforms to celebrate Independence Day in the United States. The uniforms feature red logos and red numbers with stars on them. But with the special jerseys come special kicks. Chicago Cubs outfielder Dexter Fowler shared his uniform and custom Air Jordan VII sneakers for this special day on Instagram. The custom VII's feature a blue upper with red and white appearing ...

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Chicago Cubs prospect watch: Billy McKinney

A year ago today, the Chicago Cubs acquired Addison Russell, Billy McKinney, and the now-traded Dan Straily from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. With Samardzija bailing to the south side of Chicago, and Hammel signing back with the Cubs this season, the Athletics clearly came out on the wrong end of this deal. The Athletics must have really thought they were ...

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Chicago Cubs acquire pitcher Clayton Richard

The Chicago Cubs have acquired left-handed pitcher Clayton Richard from the Pittsburgh Pirates for cash considerations. Richard is set to make his Cubs debut immediately, stepping in for the injured Tsuyoshi Wada for the Cubs game against the Miami Marlins Saturday evening. Richard, 31, hasn't pitched in the majors since 2013 with the San Diego Padres, but has enjoyed a resurgence of sorts with the Pirates' ...

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Wrigley Field: Red, white and Cubbie blue festivities

Wrigley Field will be one of many venues for people in Chicago to experience an incredible fireworks display to celebrate the Fourth of July but there is something quite special about the fireworks show at the 101-year old ballpark tomorrow night. Tomorrow marks 100 years to the date that the Chicago Whales hosted a Fourth of July celebration at Wrigley Field which was then known as Weeghman Park. The festi ...

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Hot Doug’s makes its return to Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs fans will get the chance to have Hot Doug's all season long. Ever since Hot Doug's closed its doors in Chicago last year, hot dog lovers everywhere have missed the popular restaurant, hoping for a chance to experience it again. Hot Doug's has made a few appearances in Chicago since closing but today's announcement will certainly have fans excited. The Chicago Cubs, Levy Restaurants and Hot Doug ...

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How much have the Chicago Cubs missed Jorge Soler?

As of Wednesday night --a 2-0 win for the Chicago Cubs-- the northsiders have been without Jorge Soler for exactly one month. With the Cubs mired in an offensive slump (9 runs in their last 7 games), and Soler rehabbing in Triple-A, it seemed an appropriate time to look at what exactly the right fielder means to this young Cubs team. Pre injury, the Cubs were 27-22, slashed .239/.318/.385, and were averagin ...

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