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Tottenham F Harry Kane throwing out 1st pitch at Cubs game

Twenty year old forward Harry Kane of Tottenham Hotspur will throw a ceremonial first pitch this Thursday at Wrigley Field before the Chicago Cubs of MLB take on the San Diego Padres. The event is leading up to Spurs’ international friendly against the Chicago Fire at Toyota Park Saturday, July 26. The north London side held a competition at their Training Centre that involved...
Via The Sports Bank
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jack White doesn't look happy to be at Cubs game

The Chicago Cubs added an official mascot, Clark the Cub, this offseason. But we’re pretty sure no one has more accurately summed up the Cub fan experience than rocker Jack White, who took in Tuesday night’s game at Wrigley Field the night before his own show in the Windy City. I believe the dictionary definition for this particular look is “bemused.” And I’m fairly...
Via Rumors and Rants
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Cubs fans excited about FAKE Cubs prospects

Some experts believe the Chicago Cubs now have the best farm system in all of baseball. So I decided to see how much those who bleed Cubbie blue really know about the blue chip prospects who might be headed to Wrigley Field one day. I anagrammed a view names and gave each fake name a faux biography as well. Then I teamed up with the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye edition for a typical...
Via The Sports Bank
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs designate Darwin Barney, ready for Alcantara

The Chicago Cubs designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment today to make room for outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, who came off the DL today. This could be a sign that the Cubs are ready to stick with rookie Arismemdy Alcantara, who made his debut two weeks ago while Barney was on paternity leave. In any case, it seems the Cubs are finally ready to let go of the declining...
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Emilio Bonifacio activated, Darwin Barney DFA

The Chicago Cubs have activated second baseman/center fielder Emilio Bonifacio from the disabled list and, to make room for him, designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment. Barney's DFA answers the question of what the Cubs will do with Arismendy Alcantara when Bonifacio's Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat announced the news Tuesday afternoon....
Via MLB Injury News
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Kyuji Fujikawa moves rehab to Triple A

Last season, on May 29, 2013 it was reported by Will Carroll from Bleacher Report that Chicago Cubs reliever Kyuji Fujikawa was a victim of the dreaded Tommy John surgery. He was out for the Cuba 2013 season. On April 14, 2014 he made his first start since the surgery in an extended spring training game.  He called the trainer to the mound before leaving the game with an apparent...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tottenham Hotspur throwing out 1st ball at Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Fire of the MLS welcome Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur to the Windy City for an international friendly on Saturday, July 26. It will be televised on ESPN2, and it kicks off at 7 p.m. CST at Toyota Park. Spurs who drew with the Seattle Sounders 3-3 last night, will play Toronto FC and then arrive in Chicago at noon on Thursday, July 24, will kick off their tour...
Via The Sports Bank
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Chicago Cubs Farm System Could Be Best In History

Posted to Chicago CubsBaseball America is a prestigious outlet for analyzing baseball prospects, they release their pre-season and mid-season rankings every year to update the world on baseball scouting. Based on their most current mid-season Top 50 Rankings, the Chicago Cubs have three players in the Top 10 – Kris Bryant (2nd), Addison Russell (5th) and Javier Baez (7th). These...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former Military Man Throws 98 MPH, Awarded Contract From Cubs

Posted to Chicago CubsCurrently a member of the US Air Force, Daniel Lewis is also pitching a stint in the MLB minor leagues. After finishing his four-year stint with the Air Force, Lewis has decided to try his hand at baseball….again. Daniel Lewis was a high school pitcher a few years ago, and he was throwing 82-84 mph routinely. When Lewis got his chance to shine in the bright...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Cubs, Marlins Go Fishing for Pitching

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview: Jordan Minch, Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jordan Minch during the 2014 MLB Draft, and were able to agree to terms on a contract with him. He is extremely excited about getting started with the team that he grew up rooting for, and he has agreed to do an exclusive interview with us here at We hope that you enjoy the interview! Q. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview Jordan...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo flips over railing to make circus catch

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been making plays left and right this season, and was recently voted into his first ever All-Star game for consistently making highlight reel-type plays. And on Sunday night’s Cubs-Diamondbacks matchup, he made another sensational catch that has already been turning heads. After Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill popped up a ball...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Lake, Mike Olt on bubble if Arismendy Alcantara stays in majors

Arismendy Alcantara might not have looked the part Saturday, but the touted prospect is a player the Cubs want to find a way to keep on the roster when they make a series of moves in the next few days to add pitchers from Class AAA Iowa. Could that mean outfielder Junior Lake and third baseman Mike Olt are on the clock for possible demotions to keep Alcantara in the major leagues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Predicting the second half

Chicago Cubs Yesterday kicked off the second half of the MLB season and the Chicago Cubs find themselves in an all too familiar position. The Cubs sit in last place in the National League Central division with a  40-55 record. The Cubs are on pace for yet another losing season and another top 5 draft pick. Although the Cubs seem to be all but out of contention, the second half could...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Edwin Jackson edition

Prior to the 2013 season the Chicago Cubs signed Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal which seemed pretty reasonable for a guy that has thrown a no-hitter before and consistently takes the ball every fifth day. However, since making his debut for the Cubs, things have not gone according to plan. Up to this point Jackson has a record of 13-28 with a 5.23 ERA since putting...
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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