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It’s OK for Pitchers to Care About the W/L Stat and Other Bullets

It’s OK for Pitchers to Care About the W/L Stat and Other Bullets

It’s just not OK for *you* to care. Winky face. No, but seriously. Thoughts on that, Kalish, Fujikawa, and more.

by May 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: May Madness

Cubs Minor League Daily: May Madness

College baseball’s championship tournament is approaching, which means a great eyes-on opportunity for draft prospects.

Recapping a Busy Holiday Weekend, In Case You Weren’t Around

Recapping a Busy Holiday Weekend, In Case You Weren’t Around

Quite a bit happened while you were driving/boating/grilling/drinking/sleeping.

by May 27, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Giants 4 – May 26, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Giants 4 – May 26, 2014

A thing happened today. It doesn’t really matter, but it matters because of social construction. SO GO NUTS!

by May 26, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Giants (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Jeff Samardzija will totally get his first win of the year today, and then everyone will shut up.

by May 26, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Justin Ruggiano Back to Cubs, Ryan Kalish Heads to Iowa

Justin Ruggiano Back to Cubs, Ryan Kalish Heads to Iowa

Kalish had been struggling for a while, and the Cubs elect to stick with 13 pitchers.

Fantasy SURVIVOR Contest Going on This Week for $50,000

Fantasy SURVIVOR Contest Going on This Week for $50,000

Think you can be better than average tomorrow? That’s all it takes to move on. The you’ve got to do it again on Wednesday …

by May 26, 2014 Fantasy Baseball
Series Preview: Cubs v. Giants, May 26 – May 28, 2014

Series Preview: Cubs v. Giants, May 26 – May 28, 2014

West Coast swing, in effect. The Cubs now get the NL’s best club. Wait: make that MLB’s best club.

by May 26, 2014 Series Previews
Javier Baez is on Fire, Hit a Grand Slam Yesterday (VIDEO)

Javier Baez is on Fire, Hit a Grand Slam Yesterday (VIDEO)

Baez is actually hotter in his last ten games than Kris Bryant. And you know how hot Bryant’s been.

Doing Right By the Holiday and Other Bullets

Doing Right By the Holiday and Other Bullets

Today is Memorial Day, which has a very specific meaning. Also, Hammel’s hand, MLB’s leader, Lake’s homer, and more.

by May 26, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Coach Ramirez

Cubs Minor League Daily: Coach Ramirez

The impact of a coach at the big league level can be hard to see. In the minors, it may be much more prominent.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Padres 4 – May 25, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Padres 4 – May 25, 2014

The Cubs came close in the 9th, but it’s a series split.

by May 25, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Padres (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Padres (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs can take the series 3-1 with a win today. Jason Hammel is making his first start since getting smacked in the hand.

by May 25, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
So, Who’s Ready for Something Shocking? Cubs Sign Manny Ramirez

So, Who’s Ready for Something Shocking? Cubs Sign Manny Ramirez

The 41-year-old slugger will serve as a player-coach at AAA Iowa.

This Week In The Minors: Upcoming Events

This Week In The Minors: Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for many-a-thing. Drafting, signing, visiting, etc.

The Players Association Wishes the Cubs Would Spend More on Players and Other Bullets

The Players Association Wishes the Cubs Would Spend More on Players and Other Bullets

It’s a conversation worth having, but I’m not sure there’s much here other than “people like money.”

by May 25, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Kris Bryant Hits His League-Leading 13th Homer (VIDEO)

Kris Bryant Hits His League-Leading 13th Homer (VIDEO)

Bryant now leads the Southern League in OPS by 150 points. Unbelievable.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Padres 2 – May 24, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Padres 2 – May 24, 2014

Travis Wood shuts ’em down and drives ’em in.

by May 25, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Padres (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Padres (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Last night was the Cubs’ worst loss of the year, so it can only get better. I think.

by May 24, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Another Couple Mocks to Dissect, Nola Getting Serious Praise

Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Another Couple Mocks to Dissect, Nola Getting Serious Praise

The Cubs go for positional guys in the two newest mock drafts, and they pass on Tyler Kolek in both.

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