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Chicago Cubs Year in review – Outfield

One of the biggest turnovers this season came in the outfield. Two out of three opening day starters ended on different teams while the third was nonexistent. What went from a weak spot something to look forward to. Over the off season, the Cubs signed four outfielders in hope that they could find the potential that other teams gave up on. Chris Coghlan (former Rookie of the Year winner) along with Ryan Swe ...

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Early Chicago Baseball lines on Bovada

With the World Series ending last night, the early odds for next year have already released. Bovada's future odds have been updated today and there has already been some movement within minutes for one Chicago team. The Cubs were at 50/1 odds earlier this morning but have since moved to 33/1. Those odd's have to be impacted by the news of Joe Maddon yesterday. Meanwhile, the White Sox open at 40/1 today. Th ...

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REPORT: Joe Maddon to become Cubs manager

CBS's Jon Heyman is reporting that Joe Maddon will be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs. After a week of speculation, it looks like the dream is finally coming true. Maddon opted out of his deal with Tampa Bay last week and there was much speculation that he could land in Chicago. There were even reports that Maddon was 'highly interested' in coaching the Cubs. Rick Renteria, who was serving as Cubs mana ...

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Will the Cubs pursue Lester, Peavy as package deal?

With all of the talks about Joe Maddon potentially ending up on the Northside, the Cubs are also expected to be big players in the free agent market this season. The Cubs need starting pitching to go with their already loaded potential lineup of hitting prospects and Gordon Wittenmyer hints that the Cubs could be after Jon Lester and Jake Peavy as a package deal. Both are upcoming free agents and several re ...

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Year in Review – Infield

Year in Review –Infield With another year in the books, the Chicago Cubs end with another losing season. Though this is most optimistic last place season you may ever find. Here is a look back on the 73-89 season, beginning with the infield. Catcher – Cubs catchers did well behind the plate, but not with the bat. As a group they hit .221, which was the lowest average among Cub position players. Welington Ca ...

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Cubs Hitting Coach Bill Mueller Resigns

In a move Tuesday morning, Cubs hitting coach Bill Mueller has resigned after one season. First reported by CSN’s Patrick Mooney, comes after Cubs President of baseball operations, Theo Epstein, said that the coaching staff would be returning for another season during last week’s state-of-the-team address. This comes as a surprise to Cub fans, but sources close to the situation, claim that Mueller had been ...

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Arizona Fall League Preview

Still want to watch some of baseball’s top prospects? Though the minor league season ended in September, the Arizona Fall League (AFL) is set to begin on October 7th, and the Cubs will have seven players playing, including top prospects Addison Russell and C.J. Edwards. According to MLB.com, since the league began in 1992, the AFL has seen 212 All-Stars (including 36 this year alone), 25 Rookies of the Year ...

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Anthony Rizzo being rewarded for service

In a season full of disappointment, there was one bright spot for Cub fans and that was Anthony Rizzo. The 24 year-old first baseman was nominated for the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. This is the second nomination for Rizzo in the last couple weeks. He was also the Cubs representative for the Hank Aaron Award. For those who don’t know what the Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award is, it is an annual ...

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Chicago Cubs rotation outlook for 2015

What is the Cubs rotation going to look like next year? Since Theo Epstein and his crew took over four years ago, the Cubs rotation has been a rotating door of players and next season might be the first year that players leave midseason. Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks have cemented their spots, but the rest is up for grabs  and there are a variety of options for the Cubs to choose from. The number one name ...

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Chicago Cubs: The future of Welington Castillo

With much of the of the Cubs lineup starting to fill out for the next few years, one of the few spots that is uncertain is catcher. Welington Castillo is the obvious choice and front runner for next season, but is he a guarantee? Now, some fans might be wondering why get rid of Welington Castillo? Well, a couple of reasons, leadership, hitting performance, and Kyle Schwarber. Castillo, like Starlin Castro, ...

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