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Report: Wrigley Field renovation causing massive rat problem

The opening phases of Wrigley Field’s renovation has not been without its troubles and controversy. There have been lawsuits and complaints and other assorted issues that have seemed to bog down significant progress. So much so, in fact, that the bleachers won’t even be ready in time for the Chicago Cubs’ home opener. Add to...Read More The post Wrigley Field renovation reportedly...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Pied Piper of Wrigley

Between the delays in construction and the rooftops trying to sue the city AND the Chicago Cubs at the same time, our favorite team can’t really afford any more bad press (not that it seems like they care, this has to be done anyway).  So of course now we have to deal with the rats, too: “We’ve never experienced anything like what we’ve seen the last 12 months,” Findlay...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa Is Missing Ernie Banks Funeral, Reason Is Unbelievable

Perhaps the most selfish Chicago Cubs player of all-time, Sammy Sosa, will miss the funeral of the most selfless Cub of all-time, Ernie Banks. The reason Sosa is missing Ernie Banks funeral, he didn’t want to be a distraction. Selfish And Sosa Go Hand-in-Hand Few Cubs players over the years have made things more about himself than Sosa, and this recent news is no different. From...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Owner: ‘We’re Winning Division, World Series Possible’

The Chicago Cubs owner, Tom Ricketts, has officially bought into the Cubs’ hype for 2015. When asked about the recent World Series prediction by Sporting News, Ricketts’ answer wasn’t what you’d expect. “We don’t like the ‘predict, predict, predict’ stuff, but I’m telling you that it’s been several years in the making,” Ricketts said during a multi-chamber...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Baseball Farm Systems Ranked, Cubs #1 – White Sox Huge Jump

ESPN Insider, Keith Law, recently ranked all 30 MLB farm systems and he’s joining the Chicago Cubs hype train. Using a variety of factors, Law ranked the Chicago Cubs’ farm system number one in Major League Baseball, barely edging out the Minnesota Twins. Chicago Cubs The Cubs’ draft strategy under the Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer regime has been to grab a polished hitter in the...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #95: Kris Bryant | 3B | CHC

Unlike most players in our Top 200 Countdown, I’ve never watched Kris Bryant play. In fact, Bryant may be the only player on our list that I’ve never seen play. I’ve seen clips, of course, but I’ve never sat down and watched a game in which he’s played. Immediately that puts me at a disadvantage when analyzing and projecting Bryant, but due to his insane prospect status...
Via Baseball Professor
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Skyline Lit Up For Ernie Banks

When news spread across the country Friday that Ernie Banks had died, it’s safe to assume that everyone became (even if only for a night) a Chicago Cubs fan. Now, “Mr. Cub” is being remembered as part of the Chicago skyline. Friday, a public visitation will be held for Banks with a funeral following the next day.  The Hall of Famer died a heart attack at the age of 83. ...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Ernie Banks

I can give you his numbers—Hall of Fame numbers—but they wouldn’t begin to describe the impact Ernie Banks had on the Chicago Cubs and the game of baseball. He seemed to touch everyone he came in contact with. Hitting closer to home, Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, might have been my inspiration for writing. It was a love affair that started in the early ‘60s when I was a young...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Pedroia: Jon Lester Choosing Cubs Over Red Sox ‘Definitely Tough’

This embed is invalid" /> MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Jon Lester said upon signing with the Chicago Cubs this offseason that his phone call to Dustin Pedroia was the hardest to make. The conversation wasn’t exactly fun for Pedroia, either. Pedroia and Lester developed a special bond during their time together in the Boston Red Sox organization. So while...
Via NESN.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Remembering Chicago Cubs great Ernie Banks

Your browser does not support iframes. The game has lost Ernie Banks, the most popular baseball figure ever in Chicago. Mr. Cub died Friday at age 83. “Words cannot express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city of Chicago and Major League Baseball,” Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said in a release. “He was one of the greatest players of all...
Via Sports-Glory
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hall of Famer Ernie Banks passes away

In an incredibly sad bit of news, former MLB player and Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has passed away at the age of 83. The report comes from CBS Chicago, which referenced Banks’ family lawyer Mark Bogen in the sad piece of news. The announcement came Friday evening from Mark Bogen, who said he was authorized by Banks’ widow to confirm the news to the media. A news conference...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The 2015 Cubs (with ZIPS projections)

Position Player wOBA Pos Avg pwRC+ C Montero 0.304 0.305 100 1B Rizzo 0.367 0.328 112 2B Baez 0.319 0.298 107 SS Castro 0.33 0.297 111 3B Bryant 0.364 0.316 115 LF Coghlan 0.307 0.318 97 CF Fowler 0.345 0.32 108 RF Soler 0.335 0.316 106 - - - - - C2 Ross 0.277 0.259 107 IF La Stella 0.313 0.253 124 IF Alcantara 0.321 0.253 127 OF Denorfia 0.305 0.270 113 OF Sweeney 0.306 0.270 113...
Via Obstructed View
7 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 ZiPS Projections – Chicago Cubs

After having typically appeared in the very hallowed pages of Baseball Think Factory, Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections have been released at FanGraphs the past couple years. The exercise continues this offseason. Below are the projections for the Chicago Cubs. Szymborski can be found at ESPN and on Twitter at @DSzymborski. Other Projections: Arizona / Atlanta […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Fowler is a game changer

Just when we thought the Chicago Cubs were done making significant additions this off-season, the team officially announced on Monday the acquisition of outfielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros for struggling minor league starting pitcher Dan Straily and the on-base juggernaut infielder Luis Valbuena. Before the trade, the Cubs were set to enter 2015 with unproven prospect...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Minor league baseball team to hold #DeflateCancer night

Minor league baseball teams have a habit of doing things like this.  They’ll take a scandal or news story that occurs during the off season and create a themed night around it.  Listen, just because it is in the headlines in January…that doesn’t make it a viable promotion during the baseball season. Looking your way, Myrtle Beach Pelicans. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the...
Via Hall of Very Good
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Rooftop owners sue Cubs over Wrigley Field renovations

The proposed renovation of Wrigley Field continues to keep Chicago-area lawyers busy. A week and a half after the owners of rooftops overlooking the stadium filed their second lawsuit against the city of Chicago – arguing that the city’s approval of the renovation was legally invalid – the owners of two rooftop businesses sued the […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Fans, The Metrics, and Dexter Fowler

Dexter Fowler played 959 innings in center field for the Astros in 2014, which is noteworthy mostly because he was traded to the Cubs on Monday, but also because of how poorly the defensive metrics rated him for those 959 innings. By Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) he was 20 runs below average and by Ultimate […]
Via Fangraphs
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Better Know a Cub: Dexter Fowler

Yesterday, the Cubs spun Lou Goodvalue and Dan Straily into their (presumable) starting CF for 2015. A short eulogy for Luis Valbuena follows. Valbuena was underrated by the general population and probably slightly overrated by the blogging community (and with his batflips, it’s easy to see why). Valbuena was cheap, able to play anywhere on the diamond, and he took his walks. While...
Via Obstructed View
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' plan with Kris Bryant still uncertain

The Chicago Cubs made a rather expected move on Monday when they went out and acquired center fielder Dexter Fowler from the Houston Astros. Fowler fills a need for on-base percentage at the top of the lineup, while also presenting Joe Maddon with an extremely versatile lineup to work with throughout the year. There is also another rather exciting aspect of the deal, that has not...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Try Not To Fowl It Up

The Cubs hinted at getting an outfielder that could play CF or LF just over a week ago and today they finalized a deal for about the only player that made sense to fit that role. The Cubs sent Luis Valbuena and P Dan Straily to the Astros for OF Dexter Fowler. Hard to find a way to not like this deal, but I'm sure some will find a way. In Fowler, the Cubs get a switch-hitting center...
Via Cub Reporter
11 days ago  |  Discuss

When Will The Cubs Have Bleachers Again?

Exactly 0 people actually believed that the Cubs were going to have the Wrigley Field bleachers good to go on Opening Day ’15. And this past weekend, they made it official. May 11th is the new date the contractors are shooting for. I thought even the revised date sounded pretty aggressive, so I headed over to the Wrigley Field Blog to see if they had any updates. From yesterday...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Say New Wrigley Field Bleachers Won’t Be Completed By Opening Day

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs say new Wrigley Field bleachers won’t be ready for the April 5 season opener. The left- and right-field bleachers are being replaced as part of a five-year overhaul of the ballpark that turned 100 last season. President of business operations Crane Kenney said Saturday that the left-field bleachers won’t be ready until...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Sammy Sosa is still persona non grata at the Cubs Convention

Each year, the Chicago Cubs put on an event called Cubs Convention that draws an inordinate amount of fans and draws a ton of media attention. 39 current Cubs players and 25 former players will be at the event, including Jon Lester, Joe Maddon, Anthony Rizzo, and Starlin Castro. For a full list, check out the Cubs’ website. One name that won’t be there? Sammy Sosa. The former...
Via The Outside Corner
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro questioned following nightclub shooting

It seems like just yesterday that Starlin Castro was questioned (or not) after a nightclub shooting in his native Dominican Republic and deemed to be, simply, “in the wrong place at the wrong time”. Now, the Chicago Cubs All-Star is being questioned in connection with another nightclub shooting. Ok, again. #Cubs Starlin Castro was detained by the authorities for questioning...
Via Hall of Very Good
December 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Jon Lester and the Cubs

Are we entering the era of the Chicago Cubs? I’m speaking, of course, about the Cubs that are favored at 12/1 odds to win the 2015 World Series, not the club that hasn’t won one since 1908. So why the sudden surge? Signing Jon Lester has had the biggest impact on the changing odds. Yet, he’s far from the only one. There was widespread heartbreak and smear campaigning from...
Via The Sports Post
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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