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CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

New York Times Writes Brilliant Article on Ricketts Family

New York Times writer Barry Bearak wrote a beautiful piece on the Cubs, the Ricketts family, and among other things, how the Cubs are building up a great thing. Not just baseball wise, but ballpark wise, fan wise and community wise. Bearak spoke about the Ricketts family’s home life, and how they came into a position to buy the team in 2009. He provides updated information on...
Via Sports Mockery
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Catching Upgrades Will be Difficult for Cubs

One of the popular topics of conversation in the Twitterverse has become upgrading the catcher position moving into 2015.  Without question, incumbent Welington Castillo has not had the type of season that we all would have liked, which is to say he has not emphatically made himself a core piece moving forward. Photo: Andrew A. Nelles~Sun-Times Media Welington Castillo has been...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo Wins 2014 Branch Rickey Award

Former Red Sox farmhand Anthony Rizzo is the winner of the 2014 Branch Rickey Award for his work with pediatric cancer patients. After being drafted by the Red Sox at age 17, Rizzo was diagnosed with with Hodgkin's lymphoma in his first minor league season. After a long period of treatment, the cancer went into remission. Rizzo was initially traded to San Diego in the Adrian...
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Starters proving their worth

The Chicago Cubs are coming off of one of the most dominating pitching series they have been involved in in quite some time. In a three game series with the Cincinnati Reds, the Cubs were able to shut them out two times and hold them to one run in the series finale en route to a dominating sweep. Coming into the series with the Reds, the Cubs were struggling having lost eight of...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Curious Case of Mike Olt

Time for a new thread but got some work to get done this morning...but the comments in the last thread had some interesting "Why isn't Olt starting talk?" So here's some numbers to assist in the discussion. Olt since being called back on Sept 5. 11 G, 8 GS, 250/382/357 29.4 K% Valaika since Sept 5 10 G, 8 GS 290/333/355 27.2 K% Of course Valaika's started the...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs move minor league team to South Bend

The Chicago Cubs are moving their Class A affiliate from the Kane County Cougars to the South Bend Sliver Hawks. The Low A ball franchise may rename itself to the Cubs. The South Bend franchise will unveil a new name, logo and uniform, Thursday, September 25, during a press conference beginning at 9 a.m. ET at the local St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce. Officials from both...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Get To Know Him - Jake Arrieta

UPDATE:Since his June 18th start, when this post was originally written, Arrieta has made 15 more starts, winning 6 of them, and even with 2 rough starts in August, never saw his season ERA hit 2.90.  We followed along closely in the 2nd half, and based on our scoring system, Jake Arrieta was the 40th best pitcher in fantasy baseball after the All-Star Game.  Arrieta is one of...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan catches Jorge Soler's HR ball, loses wedding ring (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A fan at Wrigley Field experienced a roller-coaster ride of emotions during Tuesday night's Chicago Cubs game after realizing that he lost his wedding ring while catching a home run ball.It happened in the bottom of the seventh as Cubs outfielder Jorge Soler hit a home run to left field, his first HR at Wrigley. The fan who caught the ball...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Shift Their Focus to End 2014

As we enter the death throes of a painful 2014 season, there may yet be reason to watch baseball in Chicago. Teams nearly exclusively play division rivals during the month of September. For some divisions that are already locked up, such as the AL East, AL West, and NL East, this doesnt mean much, but in the NL Wild Card race, this could be huge. With the NL Central, there are two...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Charles Barkley bounces first pitch

Charles Barkley threw out the first pitch at the Chicago Cubs game on Tuesday night.  We’ve seen a lot of god-awful first pitches this year and while this isn’t on par with 50 Cent, it’s still pretty bad for a Hall of Fame athlete.  Barkley’s pitch falls short and wide right. On the bright side though, at least there’s not a horrible hitch like in his golf swing!  So...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Russell Martin 'perfect fit' for Chicago

The Chicago Cubs are getting closer to becoming a contender. They are starting to see the future now -- Chicago has called up many of their top prospects this September -- and contention does not appear to be too far away. If they have a good offseason, we could possibly be seeing the Cubs in the playoffs as soon as next season.#455204138 / gettyimages.comOne piece that the Cubs...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo, Jorge Soler

The Chicago Cubs are without two of their big boppers, but that should change when the Cubs return to Wrigley Field on Monday. The Cubs expect to open their final home stand of 2014 with outfielder Jorge Soler back in the lineup, and they could possibly have first baseman Anthony Rizzo back early in the week as well -- although his return is not guaranteed for Monday.Anthony Rizzo...
Via MLB Injury News
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Playing Musical Chairs - Affiliates Wait fior the Music to Stop

The Cubs have apparently decided to leave Boise, and so they will now be looking for a new advanced Short Season (SS-A) affiliate in the Northwest League (NWL) to replace the Hawks. Salem-Keizer and Eugene would be the two most-likely locations if the Cubs opt to remain in the NWL, since both have an expiring PDC with their current MLB partner. The Cubs have already renewed their...
Via Cub Reporter
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler Accomplishes Something No Other Cubs Has

In the entire history of the Chicago Cubs, which goes back a ways, no one ever had a hit in 11 of their first 12 games with the franchise. That all changed on Wednesday, as Jorge Soler became the first Cubs ever to accomplish that feat. Jorge Soler is the first #Cubs player ever with a hit in 11 of his first 12 career games. — Ace of MLB Stats (@AceballStats) September 11, 2014...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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