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Chicago Cubs: a major trade is in the cards

This wasn’t supposed to happen. The team was not supposed to be this competitive this soon. For the previous three seasons, we as fans were being groomed to believe and to prepare for the Chicago Cubs to enter 2015 as the last transition team before the taboo word “playoffs” would be allowed to be uttered. That was then. This is now. The Cubs find themselves with a record of...
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Bard Totally Wild at Talking Stick

Jenner Emeterio singled, doubled, and tripled, scored two runs, and drove-in another, Varonex Cuevas singled and scored in the 3rd and belted a two-run home run in the 6th, and Carlos Jimenez singled, doubled, reached base on an HBP, and scored a run. as the Cubs edged the Diamondbacks 6-5 on Whirlwind Field, and Raymel Flores drilled a two-run single with two outs and the bases...
Via Cub Reporter
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Cubs Need to Stop Playing with Two Outfielders

The Cubs got back on track with two wins against the Padres, and hopefully, they can continue to find themselves over .500 as June approaches. The team continues to play well, but still has flaws to address. Some players, like Castro, have struggled recently, but the output out of left field has struggled all year round. A solution for this position needs to be found soon or the...
Via Sports Mockery
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kris Bryant Smashes 2-Run HR, Extends Hitting Streak To 10

It didn’t take long for Chicago Cubs rookie Kris Bryant to extend his hitting streak to 10 games in Thursday night’s game against the San Diego Padres. On the second pitch he saw from Odrisamer Despaigne, Bryant smashed his fifth home run of the season to center field to extend his hitting streak to 10. After not hitting any home runs in his first 20 games, Bryant has homered...
Via Sports Mockery
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Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

On the minor league rehab trail, it’s been tough sledding for some Cubs.  Tommy La Stella has been put back on the shelf after aggravating an injury with Tennessee.  Dallas Beeler has been optioned to Iowa after struggling during his rehab stint in Iowa.  Tsuyoshi Wada‘s stint ended and he made his debut with the Cubs in San Diego this season.  More interestingly and applicable...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Joey Martarano Reports to Extended Spring Training, Pierce Johnson Gets Rocked

First-baseman Joey Martarano has reported to Cubs Extended Spring Training, after spending the 2014-15 school year attending Boise State University. Martarano was the Idaho High School Baseball Player of the Year at Fruitland HS in his senior year, and was selected by the Phiadelphia Phillies in the 2013 MLB First-Year Player Draft (Rule 4 Draft). He was offered a $100K bonus by...
Via Cub Reporter
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The Chicago Cubs: Is Tsuyoshi Wada the answer?

As Tsuyohsi Wada left the mound after striking out the side in the third inning, he discovered something laying in the grass. As he bent down to pick it up, he had found somebody’s credit card.  More importantly, the Chicago Cubs seemed to have discovered a viable option to be their fifth starter. After Travis Wood has struggled all season, posting a 5.45 ERA, Maddon had seen...
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Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada finds credit card on field at Petco Park (video)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada made his season debut Wednesday, striking out nine over 4 2/3 innings while allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in the team’s 3-2 victory over the San Diego Padres. While the impressive — albeit brief — outing arguably is the most important thing for Wada, perhaps what...Read More The post Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada finds credit card...
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Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada finds credit card on field (Video)

Chicago Cubs starter Tsuyoshi Wada played Good Samaritan when he found a credit card on the field during Wednesday night's game against San Diego. Wada picked up the card near the third base line and handed the card to a security guard so it could be returned to its rightful owner. Wonder who it belonged to and how it ended up on the field.[MLB] This post appeared first on...
Via Holdout Sports
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So Wada Wada Want

I get props at my mention 'cause I vex y'all. So Wada Wada want! He's so funny with the 88 MPH gas that he flaunt! Where'd you get your information from, huh? You think that Tsuyoshi can front a fantasy rotation when revelation comes? You can't front a fantasy rotation on that! Sweeter than that Jason Hammel guy with Ready Whip topping? Goin' from streamer to streamer kickin...
Via Razzball
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Its Time To Move On From Starlin Castro

WHAT!? Was the response I got when I suggested this just a few short weeks ago, and possibly rightfully so. The Cubs were rolling and Starlin Castro was a huge reason for that. He was hitting well above .300 most of which was very timely hitting. As a veteran he was leading the team, helping everyone remain loose, and most importantly he was playing exceptional defense. That was...
Via Sports Mockery
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Yoervis Medina will provide the Chicago Cubs with relief

This week the Cubs acquired RHP Yoervis Medina from the Seattle Mariners for C Welington Castillo. In a trade that the Cubs desperately need to help solve their bullpen issues. In the last three seasons, Medina is already a proven commodity. The 26 year old reliever has posted a 2.82 ERA in 137.0 IP in his tenure for the Mariners. However, at this very moment Medina will not be initially...
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Cubs fans’ personalized bricks end up in landfill

The Chicago Cubs are facing a PR issue in the wake of the news that personalized, engraved bricks that once lined streets outside Wrigley Field have shown up in a landfill as an apparently inadvertent consequence of the renovation historic ballpark, the Pontiac Daily Leader reports. Fans reportedly typically paid around $160 to have their...Read More The post Cubs fans’ personalized...
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Paul & Deadspin, the Cubs Threw Out Your Crap Narrative

We all know the Cubs don’t have the most sparkling reputation. I’ve spent the better part of my internet life mocking the Cubs for both epic failures on the field and hilarious escapades off the field. I won’t even bother listing all the ways the Cubs have provided entertainment of an embarrassing nature and just say that if one was to list the foibles of even the last five...
Via Obstructed View
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Helping Dexter Fowler Exceed Expectations for the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs’ Dexter Fowler (24) celebrates his solo home run with third base coach Gary Jones (1) during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Thursday, May 14, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles) Dexter Fowler has been around the big leagues long enough to be considered a veteran. It’s about time his play has been elevated to that of his...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Add Offense With Welington Castillo Trade

CHICAGO, IL – MAY 17: Welington Castillo #5 of the Chicago Cubs follows through on an RBI double scoring teammates Starlin Castro and Nate Schierholtz as catcher Jonathan Lucroy #20 of the Milwaukee Brewers watches the ball during the first inning at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Brian Kersey/Getty Images) In a move that is sure to help bolster the Seattle Mariners’...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (21-16) at San Diego Padres (19-20)

The Cubs face the Padres for the second (and presumably final) time this year. It’s a west coast roadtrip, one of the few times I’m glad that I don’t live in the greatest time zone. I should be able to catch all of these games, or at least fall asleep on the couch around the eight innings or so. Or drive to see some of them in person Team leaders Current and projected listed...
Via Obstructed View
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Cubs Rally to Tie Brew Crew in Maryvale

Alberto Mineo (two-run single, RBI triple, and a walk) and Tyler Pearson (two walks and a double) reached base three times a piece for the Cubs, and Gilbert Lara (RBI triple), David Denson (RBI double), and Yerald Martinez (RBI double) stroked run-scoring extra-base hits in a three-run fourth, CF Joantgel Segovia drilled three singles, stole two bases, drove-in two runs, and threw...
Via Cub Reporter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Barack Obama joins Twitter, forgets about the Cubs

Barack Obama joined Twitter on Monday and promptly dissed the Chicago Cubs.
Via Gamedayr
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Show Early Success

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo, right, celebrates with closer Travis Wood, left, and catcher David Ross after they defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-1 in a baseball game Saturday, May 16, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) There was hope around Chicago’s north side heading into the baseball season this year. The Chicago Cubs have always been surrounded with hope...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Bullpen off to Shaky Start

Chicago Cubs’ Matt Szczur runs to first base after hitting a two-run single during the fifth inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Chicago, Friday, May 15, 2015. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh) Chicago Cubs players and fans were happy after the team’s 11-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday afternoon in Chicago. For once, the Cubs players weren’t the...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fan dresses as Wrigley Field ivy (Video)

A Chicago Cubs fan attended Thursday's game against the New York Mets dressed in costume as the Wrigley Field ivy. Why would he do such a thing? We have no idea, although considering he was sitting in the front row, he certainly wasn't being shy. To each his own, we guess.[MLB] This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant hits first home run into new Wrigley Field bleachers

The Chicago Cubs opened their new left- and center-field bleachers on Monday and, fittingly, super-rookie Kris Bryant greeted the fans early. The 23-year-old phenom launched a two-run home run to left in the bottom of the first inning to christen the newly rebuilt bleachers. Monday was the first day fans were allowed to sit in the left- and center-field bleachers this season as they...
Via Rumors and Rants
10 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs give Kris Bryant empty dugout after first HR

Your browser does not support iframes. Cubs fans have been waiting for this moment for a long time. Kris Bryant hit his first major league home run on Saturday against the Brewers. There will surely be many to follow for the Cubs’ young star, but the initial home run is always a special moment for...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pedro Martinez: Manny spiked pregame shot with Viagra

The entertaining and outright outrageous anecdotes from Pedro Martinez are coming fast and furious courtesy of the upcoming release of his book, “PEDRO,” partly from excerpts culled from the book itself as well as the pitcher telling some truly unbelievable stories from his career as he promotes the co-written autobiography. The latest — and arguably...Read More The post Pedro...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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