Chicago Cubs: Team needs to look forward, not back following 5-2 loss to Diamondbacks

On a day all about celebrating the past, the Chicago Cubs should already be thinking future. The Cubs let a 5-2 lead slip away in the top of the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks and lost 7-5 on Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday, snapping their first winning streak of the season. Considering the torture their fans have been in, this was a fitting way for the Cubs to...
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Cubs Celebrate Wrigley Field’s Anniversary With 400-Pound Cake (Photos)

A special birthday usually calls for a special celebration. A special celebration, naturally, should have a 400-pound cake. The Chicago Cubs honored the 100th anniversary of Wrigley Field in a big way on Wednesday, as The Cake Boss and his team of bakers from Carlos’ Bakery in New Jersey created a massive replica of the beloved ballpark. Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley! @Cubs will...
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Cubs get 400-pound cake for Wrigley Field's 100th birthday

Wrigley Field, the beloved ballpark and home of the Chicago Cubs since it was opened on April 23, 1914, is being celebrated on Wednesday on its 100th birthday with the pomp and circumstance deserving of such a significant milestone. In an age where the prevailing philosophy is that things get worse with age and the […] The post Cubs commemorate Wrigley Field’s 100th birthday...
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Fans receiving cupcakes for Wrigley Field's 100th birthday

Wrigley Field knows how to party. From a 400-pound birthday cake replica of the stadium, to special edition "Happy 100th" cupcakes, there is enough food to go around for Cubs fans.
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Chicago Cubs May Part Ways With Jeff Samardzija

SportsBrothersReport appreciates Travis Jaudon for allowing us to post his work on our site.  Be sure to Follow Travis on Twitter, and check out more of his work on his blog: HERE. #Braves trade AAA infielder Tyler Greene to #Padres for a player to be named later. #mlb— Travis Jaudon (@jaudonsports) April 22, 2014 Jeff Samardzija's days in a...
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Bricks from Wrigley Field currently available for purchase

Ten years ago, Chicago Cubs fans famously had to sit under protective netting because the park was falling apart around them. Wednesday, the team is celebrating a century of futility at Wrigley Field. Now, should you have been so “lucky” to have walked away with part of the park’s falling facade, you definitely saved yourself some cash.  It would appear that, in conjunction...
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I’m cool with Starlin Castro staying at shortstop

Let’s hold off on saying that Starlin Castro is “back” just yet, but so far, despite the snag in spring training and the slow start, he’s got a batting average hovering around .300 and has been making decent contact with bat on ball.  The on-base percentage could use some work, but hey, he’s hitting again!  And that’s good. What’s even better is the defense.  In...
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A's Pummel Pineiro at Papago Park

Gabriel Santana drove-in four runs with two RBI doubles and an RBI single and Scott Masik doubled twice, walked, scored three runs, and knocked in two more, helping the Athletics thrash Joel Pineiro and the Cubs 10-3 in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #2 (AKA "Connie Mack Field") at the Papago Park Baseball Facility in Phoenix, AZ. ...
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Cubs' Jake Arrieta getting closer to returning

The Chicago Cubs have struggled out of the gate this season with a 6-12 record, last in the National League Central. They are 26th in runs scored and slightly below the middle of the pack in ERA at 3.90. Help should be on the way soon as pitcher Jake Arrieta is getting closer to returning from a shoulder injury. Arrieta made his fourth Minor League rehab start on Sunday. ...
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Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-21-14

Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur was 3-4 with a triple and run scored. Arismendy Alcantara has started to hit the baseball and was 2-4 with a home run. Javier Baez was 1-3 with a strikeout. He was hit by a pitch, which he’s not afraid to take. Chris Coghlan was 1-3 with a walk and Logan Watkins was 1-2 with a walk. Christian Villanueva is not finding AAA too easy. He was 0-4 with 3 strikeouts...
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Travis Wood's arm, bat lift Cubs over Diamondbacks 5-1

During a 19-minute pregame session with reporters that sounded at times like a job interview, Cubs manager Rick Renteria elaborated on the definition of leadership among his players. "One is on-field performance, which can breed confidence between the lines," Renteria said. "The other is experience, in terms of learning how to be a professional." After a 1-hour...
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D-backs' struggles continue in opener with Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) -- Travis Wood hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs to back his nine-strikeout performance on the mound, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday night. Wood (1-2) gave up a run and six hits over seven innings. His four RBIs and nine strikeouts matched career highs. Bronson Arroyo (1-2) allowed five runs and eight hits...
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Cubs 2, Reds 8 (4/20/14)

OSS: Carl Newhouse isn’t a very good pitcher, and the Cubs as a collective aren’t a very good hitter. Three Up 1. Anthony Rizzo went 2-3 with 2 walks. It’s hard to ask for a lot more than that. 2. Emilio Bonifacio went 2-4 with a walk and a double. He also stole a base and was caught stealing. Bonifacio went ice cold after being red hot, so it was nice to see another good game...
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Cubs prospect Javier Baez back in Triple-A lineup

Just one week after landing on the Triple-A disabled list due to a sore left ankle, Chicago Cubs top prospect Javier Baez made it back into the lineup on Easter Sunday. He served as the designated hitter but should return to his position at shortstop within a few days. Good news from @IowaCubs Javier Baez is back in lineup and DH today. Has been sidelined with sore left ankle...
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Chicago Cubs to draft Carlos Rondon with their first pick

We’re only a month and a half away from the Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft and the lovable losers from the North Side of Chicago have the number four overall pick. There’s no doubt that the Cubs need to select a pitcher with their first round pick. It doesn’t matter if it’s a starting pitcher or a relief arm, they need all the help that they can get. Now...
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