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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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Starlin Castro named Cubs All-Star; Rizzo final vote contestant

Starlin Castro will currently be the only Chicago Cub to be in Minnesota for the 2014 MLB All-Star game next week. Castro was named to the roster as a backup shortstop. This is Castro's third All-Star selection in his young career. Castro is hitting .287 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI's on the season. Castro will represent the Cubs, but he will have a former teammate there to be honored as well. Just a a few ...

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Just Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro being bros

The Chicago Cubs are playing a really early game on the 4th of July in Washington, so the routine of both clubs is probably thrown off. Whatever, the Cubs are currently winning. During the performance of God Bless America during the Seventh-inning stretch, things got a little goofy. It was just two bros being bros on the most American day of the year. ...

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Jackson makes it rain, Cubs beat Brewers 6-1

We got a taste of the future tonight as three key players locked in for the next several years did their part to make the rain go away. Starter Edwin Jackson appeared determined as ever to let nothing get in the way of tonight’s Cub’s victory. Anthony Rizzo gave the Cubs a two run lead in the third after he took one out to center (14), plating David DeJesus. Starlin Castro would follow suit homering in the ...

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Rizzo racks up RBIs in Jackson’s 3-0 shutout of Cards

It took him half the season, but Edwin Jackson appears to have finally arrived. The pitcher is earning his contract one game at a time and tonight he threw a three-hit beauty that, with Anthony Rizzo’s run support, was enough to snag game one of a four gamer against baseball’s best. The first basemen had some help in Starlin Castro. The shortstop singled in both the first and third innings to get on base. R ...

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Cubs Season Preview: Shortstops

  Entering the 2013 season, the face of the Cubs franchise is Starlin Castro. Castro just so happens to play short stop and anyone else in the organization who plays there is out of luck in terms of starting the year there as the every day starter. Castro will be entering his third full season with the Cubs and fourth all together. Last year he had a bit of a down year from 2010 and 2011, where he hit ...

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Cubs Season Preview: First Basemen

Next in the series is a preview of first basemen, and there won't be any position battle here. Starter: Anthony Rizzo- Rizzo is the future of the team, and there is little doubt that he will be the starting first basemen and will be slotted in the middle of the lineup on Opening Day. Rizzo was impressive in his four month stint with the big league club after struggling with San Diego two years ago. He is th ...

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