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Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015

As we approach the start of the 2015 MLB season, teams all across the league believe this is their year-none more so than the Chicago Cubs. Every year is the year for Cub fans. However, there is more optimism, anticipation, enthusiasm, and excitement surrounding the North Side of Chicago this year than in recent memory. After five straight years of either last or second to last place...
Via isportsweb.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

The battle over Kris Bryant’s service time clock, which hasn’t even started yet, was just taken in a bit of a personal direction by Bryant’s agent, Scott Boras. While speaking with Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Boras dragged out the Cubs’ history of losing as a reason to bring him up for Opening Day. “The opiate of player control cannot supersede the greater importance...
Via The Outside Corner
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Brief South Bend on Way to Succeed in Intrasquad Tilts

Shawon Dunston Jr stroked an RBI double, reached base on a bunt single, and scored two runs, Trey Martin clubbed an RBI triple, stole two bases, and scored two runs, and Gioskar Amaya reached basse threec times on two wallks and a single, helping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to an 8-5 victory over the South Bend Cubs in Minor League Camp intrasquad action this morning on Field #6 at...
Via Cub Reporter
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Comcast Airs Chicago Cubs’ Mascot Clark With Penis #TBT

Remember this? It will NEVER get old. #TBT Go Cubs Go. 9 total views, 9 views today The post VIDEO: Comcast Airs Chicago Cubs’ Mascot Clark With Penis #TBT appeared first on Chicago Sports News | Sports Mockery.
Via Sports Mockery
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Team on the Rise

When baseball fans think of futility, one of the first things that come to their mind is the Chicago Cubs franchise. The team has not won a World Series since 1908, which is the worst stretch of any current Major League team. Who knows what would have happened if Cubs fan Steve Bartman didn’t interfere with Moises Alou’s attempt to catch a foul ball in the 2003 National League...
Via Total Sports Live
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Facepalm 3.26.15

Kris Bryant ——> LF (today) Bryant heads to LF for the first time this spring. I think the Cubs would have liked to have this happen earlier, but he had some shoulder fatigue, probably from hitting so many HRs. Bryant played some OF in college and it’s not like LF is that tough a position to learn, I’m guessing it would take, say, 9-10 games in AAA to get it down. I still...
Via Obstructed View
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs to Send Edwin Jackson to Tampa Bay Rays For Tampering in Joe Maddon Transaction (I Wish)

Well this is fun… Manfred says MLB investigation of potential #Cubs tampering in hiring of Maddon still active resolution expected by opening day. #Rays — Marc Topkin (@TBTimes_Rays) March 26, 2015 Either the commissioner is too busy to deal with that petty ******** anymore, or else he really has a mountain of evidence and dirty pictures to sort through in order to come to...
Via World Series Dreaming
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant Is Owning Spring Training But So Is Mookie Betts

There is no doubt that the Chicago Cubs‘ third baseman of the future is Kris Bryant, when that will be is still to be determined. Nevertheless seeing Bryant in the big leagues will come soon, very soon. He’s been the story of spring training 2015, having now a league leading nine home runs the kid is putting on quite a show. No, at this point he’s owning the show. Bryant is...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the 25-man roster

Yesterday, we heard the strongest whispers yet that Javier Baez was making the Opening Day roster. While not altogether unexpected, it nonetheless helps to shape the roster (and with just 2 weeks left, we’ll be hearing a lot more of these soon, I’d wager). The 5th OF and the 6th (or 7th) reliever aren’t the most pivotal positions on the team, but those are probably the only...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

2015 Chicago Cubs Team Preview

The Chicago Cubs have become one of the up-and-coming teams in all of Major League Baseball. This being true, team president Theo Epstein and GM Jed Hoyer have sure gone through their share of managers. They made the decision to let go Mike Quade, who was the manager of the Cubs when they came in. They replaced him with Dale Sveum, a coach from the their Red Sox days. After two...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Google Maps led to Edwin Jackson arriving late to stadium

Edwin Jackson was scheduled to start the Cubs’ game Tuesday afternoon against the A’s. Unfortunately, Jackson did not arrive to the stadium on time due to difficulty getting directions to Oakland’s spring training complex. The A’s now play their spring training games at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona. That’s where Jackson thought he would end...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Javier Baez Decision Has Been Made

As being reported by WSCR-670’s Bruce Levine, the Chicago Cubs will go north with Javier Baez apart of the 25 man roster. Cubs have done a 180 on Javier Baez . He now seems in good shape to open on the 25 man roster . — Bruce Levine (@MLBBruceLevine) March 24, 2015 Baez, who made his major league debut last season with the Chicago Cubs, was threatened with the possibility...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Left With Nothing but Bad Options for E-Jax

Problems with finding a stadium that he spent his first spring with the Cubs working at aside, Edwin Jackson‘s time with the Cubs has been a colossal disappointment.  After signing a 4 year, $52M deal, Jackson was supposed to be a player who improved with the stability of a long-term contract.  Instead, the consolation prize to missing on Anibal Sanchez hasn’t offered much...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Another Reason to Dislike Edwin Jackson

He’s overpaid, he’s been a bad pitcher and despite being with the Chicago Cubs in Arizona for three spring trainings, Edwin Jackson doesn’t know when there’s traffic before getting to the ballpark. The Cubs played against the Oakland A’s on Tuesday, a 1 p.m. local start in Mesa, Arizona. Edwin Jackson was scheduled to start, but he didn’t show up on time. Only in Spring...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs likely to send Baez to AAA

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsIt’s no secret that the Chicago Cubs have a bevy of young talent in their system, many of whom will be seeing ample time in the majors this season. One who seems very likely to start his 2015 season in AAA Iowa, however, is 2B/SS prospect Javier Baez. This is in spite of making his Cubs debut on August 5 of last year. A quick scan of his 2014 totals...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux asked for umpire’s advice on pitch and it worked

We all know respected Major League pitchers who have been around the game for years are more apt to get the benefit of the doubt with borderline calls. But what about umpires telling pitchers what pitch to throw? Maybe that’s just a Greg Maddux thing. In his book “Leo Mazzone’s Tales From the Braves Mound,”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Spring Training Update: Lester Ready, Almora Heating Up

When it comes down to it, an athlete knows his body better than anyone else. That is the case with Chicago Cubs’ ace Jon Lester who, after his most recent start, felt a sensation known to many athletes as “Dead Arm.” It is defined as “a syndrome that starts with repetitive motion and forces on the posterior capsule of the shoulder. The posterior capsule is a band of fibrous...
Via Baseball Essential
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Opening Day Preview: Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO CUBS 2015 OPENING DAY PREVIEW For about five months, a lot of focus has been directed towards the Chicago Cubs. Not only do they have unbelievable talent at the minor league level, but they also went out and signed/traded for more. Jon Lester and Miguel Montero were the big names acquired by Theo Epstein and the front office. Joe Maddon was also brought in to manage the...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Continue to Dominate Canadian Amateur Baseball

Eloy Jimenez ripped an RBI single, walked twice, and stole two bases, Shane Kennedy walked twice and knocked-in two runs with a double and an RBI GO, Frandy de la Rosa singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored two runs, and nine Cubs pitchers combined to toss a four-hitter with eleven twelve strikeouts, as the Cubs defeated the Ontario Nationals 8-2 in Minor League Camp game action...
Via Cub Reporter
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant gives bat to little boy who claims to be his No. 1 fan (pics/vids)

Chicago Cubs über-prospect Kris Bryant gave a young fan a thrill for the ages on Thursday by not only giving the wee lad one of his bats but later coming over and signing it. The name of the youngster in question is the six-year-old of fan Jason Witt. The boy claims to be Bryant’s No....Read More The post Kris Bryant gives bat to little boy who claims to be his No. 1 fan (pics...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs #5 starter battle dissected

When the Cubs opened camp this Spring Training, one of the only real battles for a roster space figuring to take place was at the back-end of the rotation. 1 through 3 was definitely set (Lester, Arrieta, Hammel), and the 4th starter was almost certainly going to be Kyle Hendricks (though Muskat and others whispered that even he might break camp with Iowa instead of Chicago). The...
Via Obstructed View
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs smacked down Darren Rovell on Twitter

Like he does every so often, Darren Rovell was sharing some rather innocuous information on Twitter this Wednesday. This time, he was showing off the Cubs’ season ticket holder gift for 2015 – a scarf and a Javier Baez autographed ball. The Cubs threw out a cute, snarky reply because of the presence of a cat in the background of the pic Rovell tweeted out. That cat though! RT...
Via Awful Announcing
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs 2015 Preview: 3 Up and 3 Down

The end of the Chicago Cubs’ 2014 season also marked the official end to their self-imposed rebuilding process that was first administered under the Theo Epstein regime over three years ago. No longer will the team concentrate its efforts on finding players that would instantly become trade bait near the end of the July 31st non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs’ minor leagues...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras rips Cubs over Kris Bryant handling

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is considered by many to be the No. 1 prospect in baseball, yet a team that has not won more than 75 games since 2009 has yet to allow him to make his Major League debut. This has infuriated his agent, the legendary Scott Boras. During an interview with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training act, John Madden hated it

For the most part, save for some nattering nabobs of negativity, Funny or Die’s Will Ferrell-led cavalcade through the Cactus League on Thursday was viewed as an amusing aside and a grand time was had by one and all. It helped both fans and players break up the doldrums of spring training and allowed sports...Read More The post Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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