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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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2014 MLB Playoff Predictions

WILD CARD ROUND: Oakland A's at Kansas City Royals (A's) San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh Pirates (Giants) DIVISIONAL SERIES: Oakland A's at Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Angels in 5) Detroit Tigers at Baltimore Orioles (Tigers in 4) San Francisco Giants at Washington Nationals (Nationals in 4) St. Louis Cardinals at Los Angeles Dodgers (Dodgers in 5) LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES: Detroit Tigers at Los Ang ...

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Chicago Cubs leave Kane County; Sign deal with South Bend

The Chicago Cubs relationship with the Kane County Cougars is over. After two years, the Cubs have decided to part ways with Kane County and head to South Bend. The Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reported earlier today that the organization will make South Bend their Midwest League affiliate. The Cubs deal with Kane County expired and the Cubs were worried about facility upgrades, ultimely leading up to the swi ...

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Cubs name Kris Bryant Minor League Player of the Year

Kris Bryant just keeps racking up accolades. The latest one? Being named the Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year by the organization, but it shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone. Bryant has dominated both Double-A and Triple-A this season hitting .325 with 43 home runs and 110 RBI's, as he split time in Tennessee and Iowa.  The Cubs first round pick in 2013 was also named the Minor League Player ...

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Chicago Cubs to open up 2015 season vs. St. Louis Cardinals

Chicago Cubs fans will their first chance to see the 2015 team in action at home on April 6, as the team will host the St.Louis Cardinals on Opening Day, according to a release by the team. This will be the first time in a few years the Cubs will open up the season at home. With the future already invading Wrigley Field, 2015 should be a fun year for the Cubs. What better way to open up the season against a ...

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