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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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Cubs, White Sox to be represented in MLB Future’s Game

The MLB All-Star Future's Game is always one of the most exciting parts of the MLB All-Star Weekend. The top prospects are split up into two teams, the World Team and U.S. Team to complete against eachother. Last year Cubs super prospects Kris Bryant and Javier Baez appeared in the game with Baez slugging a monster home run. This year both the Cubs and White Sox will be represented as the rosters were annou ...

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The Chicago Cubs Bullpen: way more reliable than you thought they were

Bullpens are a little bit like NFL kickers: the screen time is minimal, the glory only as deep as your last appearance, and you're mostly ignored...unless you screw it up. For the last month, the Chicago Cubs bullpen hasn't been screwing it up. In June, the Cubs bullpen has pitched the 4th most innings in the majors (82.1), but has given up the second fewest runs (15). That works out to a sparkling 1.42 ERA ...

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What Do the Chicago Cubs Need as the Trade Deadline Approaches?

At the time of this writing the Chicago Cubs sit at 39-31, bouncing in and out of the second National League wild card spot, and sit 7 1/2 games back of the seemingly perpetual division leading St. Louis Cardinals. Whether by way of a wild card berth, or a surprise division title, the votes are in: the Chicago Cubs are good (#WeAreGood, indeed). They may not be good enough to win championships yet, or even ...

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Cubs fan makes catch in front of Adrian Gonzalez with baby in arm

Catching a baseball with a baby in your other arm is tough to do. But don't tell that to this Cubs fan who essentially stole a baseball away from Adrian Gonzalez with his son in the other arm. Check it out: https://twitter.com/DEvanAltman/status/613508418490363905 That's just a spectacular catch and we will be seeing that one for a while. The only down part was it was fan interference and the Dodgers were a ...

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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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Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon and Questionable Pinch Hitting Strategy

Darryl Strawberry: You're pinch-hitting for me? Mr.Burns: Yes, you see you're a left-hander and so is the pitcher. If I send up a right-handed batter it's called playing the percentages. It's what smart managers do to win ballgames. Darryl Strawberry: But I hit nine home runs today. Mr. Burns: You should be very proud of yourself. Sit down. The above exchange is from "Homer at the Bat," a now-classic episod ...

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Chicago Cubs recall Yoervis Medina; Schwarber to make first start

The Chicago Cubs have recalled right-handed relief pitcher Yoervis Medina from Triple-A Iowa and have placed lefty Zac Rosscup on the Disabled List. Rosscup had to leave Tuesday's game vs. the Indians due to shoulder inflammation. Medina was acquired in a deal that sent Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners last month. The 26-year-old has some issues with his command, walking 75 batters in 137 innings ...

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Current state of Wrigley Field renovations and what is still to come

The renovated right field bleachers at Wrigley Field officially opened on Thursday, June 11. The renovated left and center field bleachers opened last month but with the opening of the right field bleachers, the first phase of renovations for the historic ballpark are nearly complete. The bleacher renovations are just the first of four renovation phases for 101 year old Wrigley Field. The first phase includ ...

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Chicago Cubs to call up Kyle Schwarber

The Chicago Blackhawks aren't the only ones having a parade in the city of Chicago. The Chicago Cubs parade of prospects will continue this week after it was announced that the team plans to promote catcher Kyle Schwarber for six games as a DH, at which point he will be sent to Triple-A — a promotion in itself from his present home in Double-A. Schwarber has been an offensive monster at every level. He's cu ...

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