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Anthony Rizzo and Bunting to Beat the Shift

Anthony Rizzo and Bunting to Beat the Shift

Rizzo pulled it off last week, and it could be a very effective strategy to neutralize the shift.

by April 22, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Jake Arrieta Tunes Up in Daytona – Ready to Return?

Jake Arrieta Tunes Up in Daytona – Ready to Return?

The schedule doesn’t quite line up perfectly at this point, and Arrieta may make another rehab start.

by April 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Travis Wood Extension Buzz Ticks Up and Other Bullets

Travis Wood Extension Buzz Ticks Up and Other Bullets

Is it time to strike? How much should the Cubs invest? How much would Wood command?

by April 22, 2014 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ryan Dempster Joins MLB Network

Ryan Dempster Joins MLB Network

He’ll be an analyst on a variety of programs, and will debut at the 100th Anniversary Game tomorrow.

by April 22, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Cubs Minor League Daily: Shaking Out the Minor League Rotations

Cubs Minor League Daily: Shaking Out the Minor League Rotations

With rehabbing pitchers returning to various locations, there are rotations to sort out. Also: Kyle Hendricks was awesome.

by April 22, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 1, Cubs 5 – April 21, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Diamondbacks 1, Cubs 5 – April 21, 2014

The Cubs get one at the expense of the Diamondbacks’ continued nightmare. Travis Wood did it all.

by April 21, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Diamondbacks v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Diamondbacks v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs go lefty-heavy against a starter with extreme splits.

by April 21, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Chicago Cubs Continue Scouting Top Arms in the Draft: Carlos Rodon

Chicago Cubs Continue Scouting Top Arms in the Draft: Carlos Rodon

Theo Epstein will reportedly be in attendance at Rodon’s next start.

by April 21, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
So, How About That Tsuyoshi Wada?

So, How About That Tsuyoshi Wada?

The 33-year-old lefty “prospect” is dominating at AAA right now. Should we be paying attention?

Jeff Samardzija Considering Other Players When It Comes to Possible Extension

Jeff Samardzija Considering Other Players When It Comes to Possible Extension

Samardzija was never interested in signing a “crummy early deal for seven or eight years.”

by April 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
The Only Possible Explanation for Carlos Villanueva’s Struggles Yesterday

The Only Possible Explanation for Carlos Villanueva’s Struggles Yesterday

After reviewing his outing, the frightening truth became clear.

by April 21, 2014 Cubs Humor
Series Preview: Diamondbacks v. Cubs, April 21 – April 24, 2014

Series Preview: Diamondbacks v. Cubs, April 21 – April 24, 2014

At least one of these two downtrodden teams will do well this week! Or they’ll split the four-game set. Which would feel like a win.

by April 21, 2014 Series Previews
How Could Jose Veras Become Closer Again? And Other Bullets

How Could Jose Veras Become Closer Again? And Other Bullets

Is there a scenario you can imagine where you’d trust him in that role? I can think of how it could happen.

by April 21, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Only In The Minors

Cubs Minor League Daily: Only In The Minors

How about hitting the pitcher with a batted ball? In consecutive at bats.

by April 21, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Reds 8, Cubs 2 – April 20, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 8, Cubs 2 – April 20, 2014

Series loss number six. In a row. To start the season.

by April 20, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Reds v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Reds v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

I barely even want to say it, but, there’s a series win on the line today.

by April 20, 2014 Pre-Gamin'

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