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Spring Training Update: Games Tomorrow! Early Lineup, Pitchers, and Visuals

Spring Training Update: Games Tomorrow! Early Lineup, Pitchers, and Visuals

The Cubs have two baseball games tomorrow. The Cubs have two baseball games tomorrow. The Cubs have two baseball games tomorrow. The Cubs …

by March 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Envisioning a Role for Welington Castillo if He Isn’t Traded Isn’t Easy

Envisioning a Role for Welington Castillo if He Isn’t Traded Isn’t Easy

Joe Maddon described how Castillo could be incorporated into the mix if the Cubs carry three catchers. It’s not a significant role.

Prospect Notes: Killer Myrtle Beach Rotation, Russell Versatility, Minor League K Rates, More

Prospect Notes: Killer Myrtle Beach Rotation, Russell Versatility, Minor League K Rates, More

There are a bunch of pitching names to watch in the lower minors, and several of the best could all be in the same rotation.

The Chicago Cubs Have a 41.4% Chance of Making the Playoffs in 2015

The Chicago Cubs Have a 41.4% Chance of Making the Playoffs in 2015

That’s according to the first iteration of the FanGraphs Playoff Odds Report, anyway.

Visualizing Javier Baez’s Swing Changes

Visualizing Javier Baez’s Swing Changes

It appears that there are three distinct changes in play for Baez … but will they actually help him put the ball in play?

by March 4, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Are Players Better When the Team is Competitive? And Other Bullets

Are Players Better When the Team is Competitive? And Other Bullets

It actually becomes a complicated discussion rather quickly, and not somethings Cubs fans have had to consider in a while.

by March 4, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Update: Ross Not Yet a Lock to Catch Lester, BP Videos Aplenty

Spring Training Update: Ross Not Yet a Lock to Catch Lester, BP Videos Aplenty

Bryant and Baez and Soler ripping it up, but also now some video of guys like Albert Almora and Kyle Schwarber.

Jonah Keri Ranks the 2015 Cubs in the Top 10 Heading into Spring Training

Jonah Keri Ranks the 2015 Cubs in the Top 10 Heading into Spring Training

What do you think? Touch high? Just right?

by March 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Mayor Emanuel Not Into Cubs’ Idea of Extended Work at Wrigley Field (UPDATES)

Mayor Emanuel Not Into Cubs’ Idea of Extended Work at Wrigley Field (UPDATES)

It sounds like the Mayor wouldn’t support the Cubs’ efforts to speed up construction after an offseason of delays. (UPDATE: Cubs make limited request.)

by March 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
MLBits: Sale and Wainwright Injuries, Worldwide Draft, Building the Cardinals, More

MLBits: Sale and Wainwright Injuries, Worldwide Draft, Building the Cardinals, More

The White Sox and Cardinals could be without their respective aces on Opening Day. Also: don’t be a monstrously awful person on the Internet.

by March 3, 2015 MLB News and Rumors
Theo Epstein Responds to Potential MLBPA Concerns About Kris Bryant’s Timeline

Theo Epstein Responds to Potential MLBPA Concerns About Kris Bryant’s Timeline

It sounds like Epstein thinks it’s a little silly to have the MLBPA looking over the Cubs’ shoulder on this one.

by March 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
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So many beautiful options, so little time. But, you know, still plenty of time.

by March 3, 2015 Meta
Jorge Soler is Something More Freakish than a Beast and Other Bullets

Jorge Soler is Something More Freakish than a Beast and Other Bullets

The already-well-built young man has packed on even more muscle. Freast?

by March 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Wrigley Renovation Update: Right Field Bleachers Not Ready Until June

Wrigley Renovation Update: Right Field Bleachers Not Ready Until June

Left and center fields remain on schedule for May 11.

by March 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

IFA Update: Cubs Not Blowing it Out After All? Or is it Just Early?

A top international prospect to whom the Cubs had been very closely connected is now, instead, connected to the Dodgers.

Pitching Confirmations: Lester Opening Night, Hendricks in Rotation, Spring Starts

Pitching Confirmations: Lester Opening Night, Hendricks in Rotation, Spring Starts

Lester starting the opener and Hendricks in the rotation aren’t much in the way of a surprise, but it’s news.

by March 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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