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Chicago Cubs offensive struggles and the road to relevancy

Six days ago, the Chicago Cubs were 39-30, had just slain the two-headed monster of Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodger and had many asking if, just maybe, the Cubs' above-average performance was just early rumblings of a team that even perpetual optimists were undervaluing. That was six days ago. Today, the Cubs sit at 39-35, limping out of St. Louis after a three game sweep at the h ...

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Four Cubs in running for NL starting spot in MLB All-Star Game

Despite his hot play this season, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo still finds himself fifth among NL first basemen in the latest All-Star Game voting numbers. The numbers were released today by MLB and have Rizzo behind Paul Goldschmidt, Adrian Gonzalez, Joey Votto and Matt Adams. Yes, Matt Adams. Rizzo trails Goldschmidt by more than  3 million votes, which is reasonable considering the year Golds ...

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Should the Chicago Cubs Trade Starlin Castro?

We all knew the Chicago Cubs would eventually come to this crossroads. After spending the last few seasons stockpiling young position players, it’s no surprise the Cubs are preparing to consider shopping some of these excess pieces –specifically on the infield— for some shiny new pitching prospects. The “problem” is that the Cubs have a group of exceptional talents, which leads to the actual problem of figu ...

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo makes appearance at Nike Training Facility

For Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, Nike has always been a staple in his workout apparel and sporting apparel of his choice. "Yeah it's always been Nike for me," said Rizzo with a smile on his face. "I grew up on Nike gear. Shoes, clothes and all of that." On Saturday, Rizzo got his first look at the new Nike Training Facility in the West Loop as part of a training session designed for baseball at ...

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Chicago Cubs show support for the Chicago Blackhawks

It's always nice when Chicago sports teams decide to support each other. When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, we saw both the Cubs and White Sox honor the team during the Crosstown Classic. We've seen Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan as well as other current and former Bulls players sporting Blackhawks gear throughout the years. And yes, even the Bears have been known to support the team. The latest ...

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Anthony Rizzo guarantees the Cubs win the NL Central this year

https://twitter.com/Schumouse/status/555823238635208704 Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo just made the prediction of the year so far. Rizzo spoke with the media at Jacob Elementary School as part of a stop on the Cubs Caravan Thursday, and he had some big words. Rizzo guaranteed the Cubs would make the playoffs this season as NL Central Champions. "We're going to win the N.L.. Central and you can qu ...

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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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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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Cubs Have 8 Prospects in MLB.com’s Top 100

MLBPipeline.com, a website affiliated with MLB.com, released another edition of their mid-season prospect rankings on Sunday. The Cubs are proud to own three of the top-ten prospects in baseball as Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell rank 4, 6, and 7 respectively. Arismendy Alcantara (37), Albert Almora (41), Jorge Soler (54), C.J. Edwards (60), and this year's fourth overall draft pick Kyle Schwa ...

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Anthony Rizzo wins MLB “Final Vote”

Anthony Rizzo is going to his first MLB All-Star game. The 24-year-old first baseman won the MLB "Final Man Vote" and will join teammate Starlin Castro in Minnesota. Rizzo was trailing Justin Morneau before taking the lead on Wednesday. A large social media vote using the hashtag #VoteRizzo helped propel Rizzo to the victory. Rizzo has 20 home runs and 49 RBI on the season for the Cubs and has played better ...

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