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The Chicago Cubs Are Hiring!

The Chicago Cubs announced that they are hiring for various positions on Facebook today. The open positions include the following (as of now): » AV Production Engineer – Chicago Cubs (Chicago, IL) » Assistant, Research & Development – Chicago Cubs (Chicago, IL) » Baseball Systems Developer – Research & Development – Chicago Cubs (Chicago, IL) » Coordinator, Authentics...
Via Sports Mockery
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

A Review of the Cubs 2014 Draft

Following on my previous two poss on the 2012 and 2013 drafts, here is an overview of the Cubs 2014 draft and where the players are now. Here again it only shows those draft picks who signed with the Cubs and lists their draft number, current age, position, current organizational level, and a brief snapshot of their 2014 performance. Another positoin player, Kyle Schwarber, is the...
Via Cub Reporter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Projecting the Opening Day starting rotation

The Chicago Cubs starting rotation ranked 21st among all major league teams in 2014 for team ERA, posting a 3.91 mark. They also finished 24th in quality starts earning 79 as a team. It is safe to say that the 2014 starting rotation, although it featured breakout star Jake Arrieta, definitely needed improvement. After trading away Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, the Cubs rotation...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs lead the 5 most popular MLB stories of ’14

Merry Christmas Cubs fans! And with that, we count down The Sports Bank’s five most popular MLBA stories of the year. Numbers indicate unique visitor counts. The Cubs dominate the list, as you’ll see. 1. PHOTOS: Cubs wearing 1914 Chicago Federals Uniforms to commemorate Wrigley Field 100  16,307 2. PHOTOS: Wrigley Field renovations, facts, figures and numbers 11,307 ...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro’s Terrible Fashion Decision

Starlin Castro has had some interesting fashion choices if you take a look at his instagram account. The Chicago Cubs shortstop poses like he has style and swag, but based on his latest addition, he could use some help. Starlin Castro’s Terrible Fashion Decision A photo posted by Starlin Castro (@starlincastro1324) on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:39am PST As bad as the jeans and...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Commits Fashion Faux Pas

Starlin Castro may have just been in the “wrong place at the wrong time” earlier this month when reports of him being involved in a nightclub shooting went public, but his latest (alleged) crime might be too much for some Chicago Cubs fans to get over. Now, I’m not sure what’s going on with Castro’s pants here, but, yeah…that’s the All-Star shortstop posing on his...
Via Hall of Very Good
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo’s 32 Reasons Why the Cubs Are Ready to Win Now

When it comes to baseball in Chicago, it’s been an exciting off season to say the least. For the Cubs, names like Lester and Maddon have dominated this conversation of new found optimism all around. Let’s not forget though, that if the Cubs hope to win right away those two names can’t automatically reverse the curse. This fairy tale will live or die with how soon their talented...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers awarded 1b/OF Peterson off waivers

Less than a week after being claimed by the Chicago Cubs, Shane Peterson is changing clubs yet again. The Milwaukee Brewers claimed Peterson off waivers from the Cubs on Tuesday, filling their lone open spot on the 40-man roster. Peterson hit .308 with 11 home runs, 40 doubles, five triples and 90 RBI in 2014 for Triple-A Sacramento in Oakland's organization. The left-handed hitter...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Orioles claim Ryan Lavarnway off waivers, Cubs pick up Nick Nick Kickham

The Orioles have claimed catcher Ryan Lavarnway off of waivers from the Cubs. Lavarnway is being added by the Orioles. He will a catching option for the team who still is unsure of the status of Matt Wieters and his elbow. Lavarnway joins Steve Clevenger and Caleb Jospeh as options to start in place of Wieters if he cannot go. Lavarnway holds a career .208/.389/.370 line. Quin Berry...
Via Tireball.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester’s First (Digital) Baseball Card With Cubs Released By Topps

This embed is invalid" /> Jon Lester’s new baseball card is weird on so many levels. Topps just released its first (digital) baseball card featuring Lester as a member of the Chicago Cubs. Lester, of course, signed a six-year, $155 million contract with the Cubs earlier this offseason. Now, we all knew this day would come. And the visual — Lester...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Prospects

Kris Bryant- Bryant didn’t play in the majors this year, he will contend for the starting third basemen role in 2015 spring training. Power is what Bryant is all about. His advanced approach at the plate leaves him with one of the best power swings in the minor leagues. Unlike most power hitters in the minors, he is able to draw walks at times and drive the ball to opposite field...
Via Baseball Essential
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, reliever Motte finalize $4.5 million, 1-year contract

  Reliever Jason Motte and the Chicago Cubs finalized a $4.5 million, one-year contract that allows the former St. Louis closer to earn $2.5 million more in performance bonuses. Motte was one of baseball's top closers in 2012, when he had 42 saves in 49 chances and helped St. Louis reach the NL Championship Series. The right-hander had elbow-ligament replacement surgery in May 2013...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Projecting the Opening Day lineup

After making a big splash at the winter meetings, the Chicago Cubs seem to be ready to finally make a push for the playoffs after having last played October baseball in 2008. With so many offseason acquisitions, plus numerous prospects coming up throughout the 2014 season, the Cubs Opening Day lineup should be very different from the one we saw last season. Here is what I think the...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez Shanks Ball On First-Ever Golf Swing (GIF)

Manny Ramirez hit 555 home runs in his Major League Baseball career, but that doesn’t mean he’s got the swinging motion down for every sport. Ramirez recently took part in David Ortiz’s 7th Annual Golf Classic, where he swung a golf club for the first time, according to CBSSports.com. It wasn’t pretty. Keep those elbows in, Manny. At least it was for a good cause, though...
Via NESN.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Opinion: Cubs Should Trade Javier Baez

The Cubs have had a busy offseason, adding Joe Maddon and Jon Lester to mix with their young talent.  If you are familiar with the Cubs team, you know they have more hitting prospects than positions to fill on the diamond.  I’m here to tell you who they should trade next to get the pitching they desperately need. A popular guy name is the rumor mill is shortstop Starlin Castro...
Via Baseball Essential
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Lester wearing No. 34 to honor Walter Payton, Kerry Wood

Jon Lester will be sporting both an unfamiliar uniform and an unfamiliar jersey number next spring. Lester was officially introduced as a member of the Chicago Cubs on Monday, and team president Theo Epstein presented him with a No. 34 jersey. Lester explained that he chose that number as a tribute to three people —...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs closing in on a deal with ABC-owned WLS-7

The Chicago Cubs may finally have a solution for some of their homeless games during the 2015 season and beyond. The team finished off a deal with WLS-7, Chicago’s local ABC affiliate, to air 25 games a year starting in 2015 and continuing through the 2019 season. The 2019 expiration is important, because it continues to sync up with the end of Chicago’s rights deal with...
Via Awful Announcing
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero a strong fit with Chicago Cubs

While it wasn’t the marquee move that the Chicago Cubs are still hoping to pull off, the Windy City’s club from the North Side did pull off a rather significant move at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday. The team acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a pair of low level minor league arms. Montero fills an area of need for the Cubs, who...
Via The Outside Corner
17 days ago  |  Discuss

And Now His Cubs Watch Has Ended

My baseball family suffered the loss today of our most senior and most loved member, Mike Lagatutta. Mike loved singing. He loved Italian food. He loved teaching. He loved his friends as he loved family. And he loved the Cubs. He grew up in the Wrigley neighborhood and he would tell us stories of getting out of school and going to Wrigley on game days to get jobs taking down folding...
Via Obstructed View
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Involved in Nightclub Shooting?

Rumors are what rumors are, but, sometimes, where’s smoke…there’s occasionally (gun)fire. Social media reports out of the Dominican Republic are that Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and his entourage were involved in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning. Source from DR : #cubs SS Starlin Castro was part of shooting outside Dubai Club in Santiago Caballeros, DR last...
Via Hall of Very Good
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reliever somehow OK after being involved in awful accident

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop was involved in a car accident in the Dominican Republic, and after looking at his car, it’s pretty shocking that initial reports about his condition are positive. Here is the car the Pedro Strop was in. Details are unclear. I'm efforting an update. pic.twitter.com/erByPXkxcf — David Kaplan (@thekapman) November 28, 2014   Report...
Via The Outside Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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