Darnell McDonald joins Cubs front office two weeks after retiring

Earlier this month journeyman outfielder Darnell McDonald announced his retirement via Instagram and he’s already landed a good post-playing gig in the Cubs’ front office as a baseball operations assistant. McDonald was the Orioles’ first-round pick in 1997 and went bust as a prospect, but then stuck around in the minors and wound up playing parts of seven seasons in the big leagues.
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Young and Rich in Chicago, Jeff Samardzjia Partied

Chicago Cubs Baseball- Chicago is a place of endless temptation and for many pro athletes, long nights. This notion is no exception to the Cubs ace Jeff Samardzjia and he talked about that temptation earlier today on the “Dan Patrick Show”. Check out the full Video below: Shark: The Party Animal Some of the highlights of the interview included Samardzija “possibly” admitting...
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Chicago Cubs Weekly Recap Week 2 – Worst Team In Baseball

Chicago Cubs Baseball - Usually for my Chicago Cubs weekly recaps, I will be recording a NowCast. Unfortunately this week, I am under the weather. We’ll take a look back at the second week of the MLB schedule, and try to make some sense of this Chicago Cubs ball club. Worst Team in Baseball?!? Bleacher Report threw up their power rankings for week 2, and the Cubs were dead last...
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Fantasy Baseball: The closer carousel

The closer carousel is wild. Already, this early in the season, many closers have lost their jobs or faced injuries. In fantasy baseball, saves are typically hard to come by. In many leagues, every closer is owned. In this article, I’m going to highlight some of the more intriguing closer situations looming throughout baseball, and name a few players that should see some save opportunities...
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Cubs & Snakes Split a Pair at Riverview Park

Rony Rodriguez and Eloy Jimenez belted back-to-back RBI doubles, Ricardo Marcano followed with an RBI single, and Tyler Alamo capped the inning with a two-run home run over the LF fence, as the Cubs plated five runs in the 5th en route to a 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Field #5, and Cesar Carrasco doubled twice and reached base on an error and scored three runs, and Dane...
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Jeff Samardzija Tells Dan Patrick He Will Be Traded

Chicago Cubs Baseball – Recently, Jeff Samardzija sat down with Dan Patrick to discuss his current situation here in Chicago.  When asked if he thinks he will be traded, his response was pretty quick and honest, “It’s looking like it.” The Samardzija trade rumors have been swirling over the North Side for well over a year now as the Cubs’ brass cannot seem to come to any...
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Chicago Cubs Top Prospect Struggling

Chicago Cubs top prospect Javy Baez is headed to the 7-day disabled list after spraining his ankle Friday night.  It wasn’t like he was sliding into home plate to score the winning run, either.  Baez messed up his ankle during pregame fielding practice. Baez has had a rough start to his 2014 season.  Last week Baez was ejected from a game and also go into it with a teammate...
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Cubs 4, Cardinals 6 (4/14/14)

OSS: Edwin Jackson dodges the first bullet and gets hit by the second. Three Up 1. Junior Lake, sure. He went 2-4 with a triple. Pretty cool. 2. Mike Olt, why not. 2-3, with a double and an RBI. 3. Anthony Rizzo hit a home run! It was fun, because we had a lead before Grim Death took hold of Chicago. Three Down 1. Edwin Jackson had a really ****** game. Just 4 runs in 6 innings doesn’t...
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How the Chicago Cubs will make the playoffs

The Chicago Cubs have not been to the postseason since 2008. It seems to be expected that they will not make it again this year. However, one can’t exactly say they aren’t capable of being a surprise team. The Milwaukee Brewers have won nine in a row and own the best record in baseball. Few, if any, could’ve seen that coming. It remains to be seen if Milwaukee can keep its...
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Cubs prospect Javier Baez on Triple-A DL

As the Chicago Cubs await their young studs to develop in the Minor Leagues, we can often forget that those prospects risk injury just as much as the Major League players. A case in point is Triple-A Iowa Cubs shortstop Javier Baez. The Iowa Cubs have placed him on the disabled list with a sprained left ankle.Top #Cubs prospect Javier Baez has been moved to the DL with a left ankle...
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Cardinals fan trolls Cubs fans with custom jersey

People don't refer to the Chicago Cubs as the Lovable Losers for nothing.It's been a really long time since the Cubs won a World Series. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 1908 since the franchise last reigned supreme in the baseball world.This Cardinals fan wants to make sure everyone remembers how long it's been by toting around this jersey which reads "...
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Jose Veras Out as Cubs Closer

Some will argue this is why you have to draft Craig Kimbrel or Glen Perkins, but this is exactly why we don't value closers in the draft. The Chicago Cubs have removed Jose Veras from the closer role after blowing 2 saves. Candidates to save games in his place include Hector Rondon, Justin Grimm and Pedro Strop. Rondon pitched a perfect 11th inning for his first career...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ten Reasons I’m Watching The 2014 Cubs

EMILIO! (photo h/t The last time I posted here, the dinosaurs roamed the earth the Cubs were still in the hunt for the NL pennant I swore I didn’t care about the 2014 Cubs. I said there would be no reason to watch the 2014 Cubs. I pretty much made it clear I wouldn’t so much as accidentally watch 10 seconds of the 2014 Chicago Cubs baseball season. But I’m an idiot...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Travis Wood actually good?

After a great 2013 season and two dominant starts in 2014, is it time to believe in Wood? (Photo: Andy Lyons/Getty Images) Through 32 starts last season and two starts in 2014, Travis Wood has pitched 212.1 innings of 3.09 ERA ball. Detractors, like myself, cited his 3.89 FIP and 4.50 xFIP as reasons to believe his 2013 season was a mirage and figured that when Wood was finally cut...
Via Baseball Professor
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: The unthinkable option would be the wrong one

The Wrigley Field rooftop owners want the view, the Chicago Cubs want the renovations. The Cubs have had discussions with the city about adding a 650-square-foot Wrigley Field sign  that could potentially block the view from the rooftops. As a kid, there was that word your parents told you not to say. And if you said it, you’d have to put a quarter in the jar. Well, the organization...
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