Rizzo Beats the Shift, Samardzija Looking for a Win and Other Cubs News and Notes

Anthony Rizzo went 2-for-3 with a walk and two runs scored on Thursday afternoon in St. Louis. Rizzo was on board for Starlin Castro’s two-run homer and scored the Cubs’ third run on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Junior Lake. Teams have been using the exaggerated shift on Rizzo, basically leaving the entire […]

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Arrieta Season Debut Scheduled for Saturday and Other Cubs News and Notes

According to multiple reports, Jake Arrieta will make his season debut on Saturday afternoon in the second game of the three-game series with the Cardinals. Jason Hammel has been pushed back to Sunday night and will have two extra days off in between starts. Jake Arrieta posted a 4-2 record in nine starts with the […]

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Rambling While the Cubs Home Opener Awaits

Sure, three games have been played, but the real Opening Day is the home opener.  And that, as every single person reading this site right now already knows, is today.  The bunting will adorn the brick, the players will be introduced, the rain will fall heavily, and the fans will convene in the restrooms. I […]

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Iowa Cubs Release Opening Day Roster

The Iowa Cubs released their Opening Day roster following Wednesday’s on field workout. The I-Cubs open the 2014 season on Thursday night against the Memphis Redbirds (St. Louis Cardinals) at Principal Park. I-Cubs’ skipper Marty Pevey announced Wednesday that Chris Rusin would get the ball on Opening Day. Iowa will garner a lot of attention […]

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Rambling as the Cubs Regular Season is Here

Opening Day is Monday, the days are longer, the weather is warmer and the dawn of a new day … is still a year away for Cubs baseball. However, I do expect the Cubs to be noticeably improved from last year with some of the new blood and energy arriving at 1060 W. Addison.   […]

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Jason McLeod Sheds Light on Cubs Plan for Baez and News from Down on the Farm

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Jim Bowden and Rich Herrera during The Front Office (MLB Network Radio/SiriusXM Radio) on Sunday morning. And Jason McLeod provided a little information about the team’s plans for Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara. Jim Bowden asked Jason McLeod about what position […]

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Baez Could See Time at Second Base Soon, Samardzija Rumors and Other Cubs Spring Training News

Javier Baez appears to be close to playing second base or third base in a Spring Training game. According to a report from ESPN Chicago, expect Baez to start at second base before long. And when he does, Darwin Barney will lineup at shortstop. Baez has been getting reps at both positions during morning practices. […]

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The Cubs Need More Jeff Samardzijas, Not Less and Other News from Spring Training

Theo Epstein would like Jeff Samardzija to stay with the Cubs. Jed Hoyer reiterated this week the Cubs need more Jeff Samardzijas on the team, not less. And Jeff Samardzija would like to stay with the team he has a lot invested in. But the two sides remain apart on a long term extension for […]

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Crane Kenney Talks Wrigley Field, Rooftops, Cubs Media Rights and Finances on The Game

Cubs President of Business Operations, Crane Kenney, spent time Monday morning with David Kaplan and David Haugh on The Game. Crane Kenney was pretty open during the long interview. Kenney discussed Wrigley Field and the Cubs’ media rights. Plus he provided details on the negotiations and the contract with the rooftops that he helped write.

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Cubs Have Power in the Minors and Other News from Down on the Farm

The top prospects in the Cubs’ system continued making headlines this past week. Baseball America included seven of the top players from the Cubs’ organization in its ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant were ranked in the top eight with Baez listed as the fifth best prospect in […]

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