Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Third Base

Joe Maddon met with the media at the start of Spring Training and admitted that he had “no idea” who will be the starting third baseman on Opening Night. The Cubs have a ton of options, but ultimately whoever wins the job will only be keeping it warm for super prospect Kris Bryant. Let’s take […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Shortstop

Like first base, there is no real doubt who will be the team’s starting at shortstop when the season begins. However, with the Cubs amassing a lot of depth at the position, the real question is who will be there for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at the shortstop that’s sure to get […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Second Base

Second base was a position of upheaval last season that saw seven players manning the keystone and figures to be more of the same going into Spring Training. With lots of options at the position, there figures to be quite the competition to see who nabs the starting gig. Let’s take a look at the […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: First Base

With several spots up for grabs and a lot of young players on the cusp of the majors, first base is one of the spots with no competition going into Spring Training. However, a lot does ride on the player who will man it all year so let’s take a look at what we can […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Catchers

With most of the free agency budget spent in the pitching department, the Cubs decided to maximize their return on their investment and made over the catching position as well. Let’s take a look at the moves they made and how they will affect the club in the coming season. The first acquisition the team […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Relief Pitchers

One of the brightest spots for the Cubs last season was a young bullpen that performed admirably pitching to a 3.61 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP, despite using 19 relievers. Four pitchers stood out as reliable options, but injuries exposed a shaky back-end which led to some veteran signings and will likely feature quite the […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Starting Pitchers

Thanks to an off-season spending spree aimed largely at the starting rotation, there’s a lot of buzz surrounding the Cubs pitchers. Improvement was necessary to a group that saw 13 pitchers make a start and compile a 4.11 ERA and 1.31 WHIP. Let’s take a look at some of the stories for Spring Training and […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Dexter Fowler

As the Cubs Convention closed and with fan interest at the highest of the decade, the front office continued their tinkering and added switch hitting outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Astros in exchange for INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily. Let’s take a closer look at Dexter Fowler and what caused the Cubs to […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Chris Denorfia

With the Cubs on the hunt for outfield depth as left and center remain largely unsettled, the team made a move on New Year’s Eve, agreeing to terms with Chris Denorfia on a one-year, $2.5 million deal. At first glance, it’s hard to fathom what value the Cubs will get out of a player who […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Mike Kickham

In a seemingly endless roster shuffle in the days prior to the holiday, the Cubs claimed LHP Mike Kickham off of waivers from the San Francisco Giants. The Cubs lost C/1B Ryan Lavarnway and OF/1B Shane Peterson to waiver claims after trying to sneak them into the minors. Let’s take a look at Mike Kickham […]


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