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Cubs decline option on Fujikawa

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs have declined their option for next season on reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, making him a free agent. A longtime closer in Japan, the right-hander signed with the Cubs before the 2013 season but never delivered the way the organization hoped. He tore a ligament in his pitching elbow in his first year with the Cubs and underwent Tommy John surgery. Fujikawa...
Via AP on Fox
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

First Pitch: Your 2017 World Series Champions, the Chicago Cubs?

The NL Central is turning into a difficult division. The Pittsburgh Pirates have been contenders for the last two seasons, and have one of the top farm systems in the game, with some of their best prospects coming up in the next two years. The St. Louis Cardinals are routinely at the top of the standings. But perhaps the biggest threat might be coming from the Cubs. Today it was...
Via Pirates Prospects
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon to be the next Chicago Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will be the next manager of the Chicago Cubs, sources told’s Jon Heyman. His story can be found here. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Although there is no deal officially done and Chicago’s north side club has yet to confirm anything, it appears that the deal should be done...
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Report: Joe Maddon to be next Cubs manager

Joe Maddon will become the new manager of the Chicago Cubs, reports Jon Heyman of Maddon and the Cubs are on the verge of agreeing to a mega deal, according to people familair with the situation. The contract, once finalized, is expected to make Maddon one of the highest-paid managers in baseball and quite likely the best-paid in the National League. Mike Scioscia’s...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

It’s Official, The Cubs Have a New Manager

After a few days of speculation it appears Joe Maddon will indeed be managing the Chicago Cubs next season. joe maddon to become cubs manager. story up soon at @CBSSports — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) October 29, 2014 Details of the contract are not set but Sports Mockery will keep you apprised as more concrete information is released. 615 total views, 615 views today The post...
Via Sports Mockery
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Cubs Clear Roster Slots in Preparation for Off-Season

The Cubs have sent RHP James McDonald, INF Chris Valaika, IF-OF OF Josh Vitters, and OF Ryan Kalish outrigfht to Iowa.  Tags: Cubs Roster MovesJosh VitttersRyan KalishChris ValaikaJames McDonald
Via Cub Reporter
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Report: Cubs tell Rick Renteria they are talking to Joe Maddon

The Chicago Cubs are looking to hire Joe Maddon, and they have reportedly been honest with their current manager about their intentions. According to Jon Heyman of, the Cubs have informed manager Rick Renteria that they are exploring the possibility of hiring Maddon. Previous reports indicated that the Cubs have left Renteria in the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs could have Joe Maddon answer by Friday

The Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon have been in discussions this week, and the team could learn by Friday if the former Tampa Bay Rays manager is the club’s new skipper, reports The Chicago Sun Times.   Either they will land Maddon, finding the perfect manager for their multiyear rebuilding mission, or they will have swung and missed, leaving them with a mess on their hands with...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon are Currently in Contract Negotiations

A recent following of a local radio station on twitter by Joe Maddon’s daughter sparked the ongoing rumors that he may be headed to Wrigley Field full time. Now, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Cubs and Joe Maddon are negotiating his contract to become the next manager of the Cubs. Reports have #Cubs in contract talks w/former #Rays manager Joe Maddon – Sun...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Peavy, Jon Lester interested in Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are a team on the rise, and two of the top free agent pitchers have interest in being part of the team’s resurgence. Jake Peavy expressed interest in the Cubs while speaking with the Chicago Sun-Times’ Gordon Wittenmeyer, and the pitcher also said Jon Lester, his former Red Sox teammate, is interested...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Cubs Prospect You Dont Know About

Cubs fans have long heard about the glut of hitting prospects within the farm system, headlined by Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and Addison Russell. Conversely, Cubs fans have heard about the severe lack of good pitching within the minor leagues. While, as a whole, the Cubs are much stronger hitting wise, the Cubs certainly have a few blue chip pitching prospects. No pitcher might...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s prospect profile: Daniel Robertson

Ever since the Oakland A’s traded away top prospect Addison Russell to the Chicago Cubs, there has not been much talk about any prospects reaching the major leagues any time soon. However, some of them are fairly talented. Now with Russell gone, lets take a look the Oakland A’s new #1 prospect – Daniel Robertson. The Oakland A’s drafted Robertson in the first round in June...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Addison Russell shut down in AFL but 'perfectly healthy'

Chicago Cub fans, do not fear. The shutdown of shortstop Addison Russell has nothing to do with injury. The Cubs simply felt that he needed some rest. Therefore, Thursday's contest with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League was Russell's last game of 2014.Russell played in 11 AFL games, but he hit only .196 while playing mainly shortstop and designated hitter, but...
Via MLB Injury News
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Okay, so I'm basically going to have to do a post for every Cubs prospect. They have me prospiqued. I've been knocked on the head and no one can find any smelling salts, so they're holding Cubs prospects under my nose. A Nubian genie is offering me three wishes and I'm taking three Cubs prospects. I already gave you my Jorge Soler fantasy. Today, it's Kris...
Via Razzball
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ prospect profile: Kyle Schwarber

The Cub’s best prospect is Kris Bryant, right? Maybe not. With their first pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft, the Chicago Cubs selected Kyle Schwarber 4th overall. Schwarber, out of the University of Indiana, is a catching prospect that the Cubs seemed to draft earlier than his projected value. At the time, it seemed that the Cubs were going to take a top-tier pitcher to complement...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Kyle Schwarber "best hitter" in 2014 draft class

While the Chicago Cubs have yet to put together a team capable of competing into October on the field, they continue to get build the team towards that level in the near future. The Cubs surprised many by passing on taking a pitcher in the first round of the 2014 draft, electing to take catcher Kyle Schwarber instead. According to Baseball America, that was a wise decision. #456057864...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago intent on signing impact starting pitcher

The Chicago Cubs continue to take steps towards being consistently competitive and achieving their first playoff berth since 2008. One key ingredient the Cubs hope to find is another impact starter to pitch alongside Jake Arrieta.#456054212 / gettyimages.comAccording to John Arguello of Cubs Den, the Chicago Cubs are looking for an impact starting pitcher to add to their near-complete...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Cubs Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Chicago Cubs. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Chicago’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Cubs system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Demolition begins on Wrigley Field bleachers

Photos of Wrigley Field with demolished bleachers is a very jarring visual that will shake anyone who's ever been to the park.
Via Gamedayr
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago could look to trade Tsuyoshi Wada

The Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, spoke yesterday about the state of the club and needs going forward at an event for season ticket holders. Epstein mentioned the strength of the bullpen and pitching depth in general, but also the need to add impact pitching from without the organization. He did not mention starting left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada.#455677172...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
16 days ago  |  Discuss

2003 Cubs World Series hats were made

Remember the infamous Steve Bartman incident during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS? Right before... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs interested in Yasiel Puig?

It would appear the hot stove is already burning. After calling up Javier Baez and Jorge Soler late in the season and with super prospect Kris Bryant waiting in the wings, the Chicago Cubs have all of a sudden become the sexy team to bet on to be playing in October the next couple of years. And I’d have to imagine this would help the cause immensely. Are the Dodgers shopping Puig...
Via Hall of Very Good
21 days ago  |  2 Comments

WATCH: Fan drops wedding ring on field while catching home run

Your browser does not support iframes. A Chicago Cubs fan nearly turned a souvenir into a major mistake on Tuesday night when he dropped his wedding ring onto the field while snagging a Jorge Soler home run ball. Michael Haberkorn was ecstatic when he caught Soler’s home run in the 7th inning of Chicago’s 7-0 […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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