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Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Power in Peoria

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Power in Peoria

Ryan Cuneo had a huge night for Peoria, Matt Szczur had a huge night for Daytona, and Javier Baez went cycling.

by April 17, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Stranger in a Strange Land or: How I Made Tom Ricketts Laugh Three Times

Stranger in a Strange Land or: How I Made Tom Ricketts Laugh Three Times

I took in two Cubs games last week, one as friend, one as foe. Both games were a blast, and not just because the Cubs won them both.

by April 16, 2012 Analysis and Commentary
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Advertising Could Provide Part of Funding

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: New Advertising Could Provide Part of Funding

The Mayor may be pushing for limitations imposed by Wrigley’s landmark status to be relaxed, paving the way for the Cubs to generate more dollars.

by April 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Marlon Byrd Rumors Persist, Could the Red Sox Make Sense as a Trade Partner?

Marlon Byrd Rumors Persist, Could the Red Sox Make Sense as a Trade Partner?

With Jacoby Ellsbury out for an undetermined amount of time, the Red Sox could be looking for an outfielder. But would Marlon Byrd even make sense?

Paul Maholm is Frustrated and Other Bullets

Paul Maholm is Frustrated and Other Bullets

Yesterday’s starter is as upset about his rough start to the year as we are. Marlon Byrd is a “black hole,” Rich Thompson could be available, and Burt Hooten was going to be awesome.

by April 16, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily:  Extras!  Extras!

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Extras! Extras!

The Cubs’ minor league teams played a bevy of extra innings yesterday, and Tony Campana went deep. Like, for realsies.

by April 16, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 10 – April 15, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Cardinals 10 – April 15, 2012

The Cubs drop their third straight series, and never really had a chance today.

by April 15, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (1:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (1:15 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs go for their first series win of the year today, and man, what a sweet series win it would be. Dale Sveum busts out the zany lineup today.

by April 15, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Starlin Castro is Frustrated with His Defense and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro is Frustrated with His Defense and Other Bullets

Castro worked so hard on his defense this offseason that the errors really hurt. Chris Volstad explains his rough inning, Dale Sveum defends his relievers, and I sub in for Luke.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 – April 14, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Cardinals 5 – April 14, 2012

Starlin Castro’s good and bad sides were on display today, and the Cardinals did what they do.

by April 14, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Chris Volstad gets start number two, and, while the first time out wasn’t awful, he could stand to be a lot better today.

by April 14, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Surging Power

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Surging Power

Big-time prospects Brett Jackson, Welington Castillo, and Marco Hernandez all went deep yesterday. So did Anthony Rizzo. Twice.

by April 14, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Whateva, I Do What I Want and Other Bullets

Whateva, I Do What I Want and Other Bullets

Javier Baez had an issue yesterday, Jeff Samardzija got too comfortable yesterday, and Dale Sveum explains why he bats lefties back-to-back.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Cardinals 5 – April 13, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Cardinals 5 – April 13, 2012

Now that’s how you rain on the Cardinals’ World Series parade.

by April 13, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (Now at 3:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Cardinals (Now at 3:45 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The rains in Spain stay mainly in St. Louis. We’ll see whether this game gets off or not.

by April 13, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Theo Epstein Talks Matt Garza Trade or Extension

Theo Epstein Talks Matt Garza Trade or Extension

The Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations says more than he usually does, but still doesn’t give a clear picture of what’s going to happen. He might not yet know.

by April 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
I Just Set My One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest Lineup: You Have a Couple Hours Left

I Just Set My One-Day Fantasy Baseball Contest Lineup: You Have a Couple Hours Left

My lineup will dominate yours. But you should still sign up anyway.

by April 13, 2012 Meta
Let’s Celebrate a Cardinals Championship and Other Bullets

Let’s Celebrate a Cardinals Championship and Other Bullets

The Cards will celebrate their WS win today, in front of the Cubs. Matt Garza is mad at himself, Dave Sappelt is working hard, and Dave McKay is getting a ring.

by April 13, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Iowa Today, Chicago Soon?

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Iowa Today, Chicago Soon?

Anthony Rizzo, among others, could already be poised to force the Cubs’ hand in the next month.

by April 13, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 0, Cubs 8 – April 12, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Brewers 0, Cubs 8 – April 12, 2012

I will go to every game for the rest of the season.

by April 12, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores

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