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Cubs trade Arodys Vizcaino to the Braves

The Cubs announced Sunday that they have traded pitcher. Arodys Vizcaino, to the Atlanta Braves for infielder, Tommy La Stella. The Cubs also received Braves' No. 4 international signing bonus slot while Atlanta acquired slots 2, 3, and 4 from the Cubs. La Stella is left-handed hitting infielder who played in 93 games in 2014 as a rookie with the Braves. He batted .251 with a .328 on-base percentage. After ...

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Chicago Cubs year in review – Starting pitching

Cubs pitching had a little bit of everything in 2014. The good, the bad, and the ugly. The good with Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks, the bad with Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson continued to be ugly. I would say something about the progress of Jeff Samardzija, but he pitched his way out of my piece. Here are my thoughts on Jason Hammel, thanks for being a top-10 for the Cubs and helping us get Addison Russel ...

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Alfonso Soriano has decided to call it quits

Outfielder Alfonso Soriano announced yesterday that he has decided to retire from major league baseball after 16 seasons. Soriano stated yesterday that "he has lost the love and passion to play the same. Soriano also said right now his family is the most important aspect to him right now. Soriano did mention he is still in great shape, but his mind is not focused on baseball." Soriano is 38-years old. Last ...

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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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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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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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MLB graphic shows what team each state loves

We have seen a few graphics circling the internet of states liking or disliking certain teams. Today a MLB one appeared from Reddit user Kmhokies35 showing which teams each state loves the most. Living in Chicago, it's a choice. You either like the White Sox or Cubs. You can't like both, you just cant. The graphic shows that the Cubs are loved the most in Iowa, Illinois in Indiana. But for the White Sox, it ...

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