Archive for April, 2014

On This Day in Cubs History: Lee Elia’s Rant

On This Day in Cubs History: Lee Elia’s Rant

The 1983 Cubs got off to a rough start, and weren’t feeling much love from the fans. So their manager got … angry.

by April 29, 2014 Cubs Humor
BN Podcast Episode 49: With a Month in the Books, Where Do Things Stand?

BN Podcast Episode 49: With a Month in the Books, Where Do Things Stand?

We know it hasn’t been too much fun to watch, but are the Cubs what we expected them to be?

by April 29, 2014 Podcasts
Jake Arrieta’s Return Pushed Back by the Rain and Other Bullets

Jake Arrieta’s Return Pushed Back by the Rain and Other Bullets

He was going to start on Friday, and then on Wednesday, and now some time this weekend.

by April 29, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Irrational Excitement Has Almost Arrived

Cubs Minor League Daily: Irrational Excitement Has Almost Arrived

The first not-quite-so-small-sample plateau is approaching for a top Cubs prospect.

Javier Baez Crushes One for the Iowa Cubs Tonight (VIDEO)

Javier Baez Crushes One for the Iowa Cubs Tonight (VIDEO)

No big league game tonight? Just watch this instead.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Rained Out)

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Reds (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Rained Out)

Jeff Samardzija has been fantastic this year, but it’s tough to keep the Reds down in Great American Ballpark.

by April 28, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Jake Arrieta Set to Make His Season Debut on Wednesday, Replacing Carlos Villanueva

Jake Arrieta Set to Make His Season Debut on Wednesday, Replacing Carlos Villanueva

He wasn’t expected back until Friday, but he’ll go on short-ish rest.

by April 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs Reportedly Already Receiving Calls on Samardzija, Hammel, and Wood (UPDATE)

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Already Receiving Calls on Samardzija, Hammel, and Wood (UPDATE)

We haven’t even reached May yet, and the inquiries are starting. (UPDATE: Or possibly not yet.)

by April 28, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Fun with Starlin Castro’s Big Day, and His Suddenly Great Numbers

Fun with Starlin Castro’s Big Day, and His Suddenly Great Numbers

In the span of nine innings, Castro went from “struggling” to being at the top of his game.

by April 28, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Cubs Pitching Prospect Corey Black is the Southern League Pitcher of the Week

Cubs Pitching Prospect Corey Black is the Southern League Pitcher of the Week

The righty starter has had two no-hit performances in his four pitching outings this year.

Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, April 28 – April 30, 2014

Series Preview: Cubs v. Reds, April 28 – April 30, 2014

The Reds were just swept by the Braves, and the Cubs are still looking for their first series win.

by April 28, 2014 Series Previews
Pierce Johnson’s Wild Night and Other Bullets

Pierce Johnson’s Wild Night and Other Bullets

Cubs pitching prospect Pierce Johnson walked eight in just four innings yesterday. How did he look?

Cubs Minor League Daily: Javier Baez Still Cold

Cubs Minor League Daily: Javier Baez Still Cold

It’s still very early, but the Cubs’ top prospect has yet to click at AAA. It could come quickly though.