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No Big League Cubs Today, But Matt Szczur Just Hit a Walk-Off Blast for Iowa (VIDEO)

No Big League Cubs Today, But Matt Szczur Just Hit a Walk-Off Blast for Iowa (VIDEO)

And it was one of the best kinds of walk-offs – the three-run blast, down two.

Draft Notes: Mocking Around, Names Tied to Cubs, Aiken, Approach at the Top, More

Draft Notes: Mocking Around, Names Tied to Cubs, Aiken, Approach at the Top, More

What are some of the names being attached to the Cubs thus far? The draft is coming up quickly.

Expectations, Gray Area, and the Fan Obsession with Starlin Castro

Expectations, Gray Area, and the Fan Obsession with Starlin Castro

How did it come to this? Why can’t anyone have a rational discussion of Starlin Castro anymore? Still, I’m going to try.

by May 28, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
A Latent Benefit of Young Player Success and Other Bullets

A Latent Benefit of Young Player Success and Other Bullets

When the other players in the system see guys having success a certain way, they want to emulate it.

Limited Range, Ep. 6: The Foul Temptress of Malort

Limited Range, Ep. 6: The Foul Temptress of Malort

Weekend activities and Cubs pitching questions.

by May 28, 2015 Podcasts
Enhanced Box Score: Nationals 3, Cubs 0 – May 27, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Nationals 3, Cubs 0 – May 27, 2015

Max Scherzer owned the Cubs tonight.

by May 27, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Nationals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Nationals v. Cubs (7:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Going for the series win, Jon Lester takes the ball for the Cubs against Max Scherzer.

by May 27, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Tonight’s Revamped Chicago Cubs’ Batting Order, and the Tricky Cleanup Spot

Tonight’s Revamped Chicago Cubs’ Batting Order, and the Tricky Cleanup Spot

Setting aside tonight, Starlin Castro continues to draw starts as the cleanup man despite a prolonged slump. Is there a better configuration?

by May 27, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Rizzo, Bryant, Castro, Montero Running Just Behind the Leaders in All-Star Voting

Rizzo, Bryant, Castro, Montero Running Just Behind the Leaders in All-Star Voting

The first NL update is out, and there are a ton of Cubs, but none of ’em leading.

Cubs Release Phil Coke, Send Anthony Varvaro Back to Red Sox, Re-Sign Blake Parker

Cubs Release Phil Coke, Send Anthony Varvaro Back to Red Sox, Re-Sign Blake Parker

Coke could sign on with another team. Parker is currently rehabbing an arm injury in Arizona.

Watch Kris Bryant Hit Himself on the Video Board, and Again in Slow Motion (VIDEOS)

Watch Kris Bryant Hit Himself on the Video Board, and Again in Slow Motion (VIDEOS)

It was the longest homer in baseball so far this year, and it’s a thing of beauty to watch.

by May 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Scouting and Player Development Chief Jason McLeod Speaks and Other Bullets

Cubs Scouting and Player Development Chief Jason McLeod Speaks and Other Bullets

Where will Javy Baez play and how soon will he be up? Also, the answer to Luke’s prospect trivia question.

Cubs Win! Wake Up to Addison Russell Ripping a Walk-Off Double (VIDEO)

Cubs Win! Wake Up to Addison Russell Ripping a Walk-Off Double (VIDEO)

Start your day with a little re-lived joy. Russell had a huge game last night.

by May 27, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Nationals 2 – May 26, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 3, Nationals 2 – May 26, 2015

Walk it off! Addison Russell plays hero, and Kris Bryant plays mythic god.

by May 26, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Nationals v. Cubs (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Nationals v. Cubs (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Jordan Zimmermann will show off his chops against the Cubs tonight, who are on ESPN.

by May 26, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Could Kyle Schwarber See the Big Leagues as Soon as This Year? Is Catching Still the Plan?

Could Kyle Schwarber See the Big Leagues as Soon as This Year? Is Catching Still the Plan?

Strictly speaking, the answers are yes and yes. Let’s talk about the future for Schwarber.

Convalescence Watch: Mike Olt Taking BP, Neil Ramirez Status Quo

Convalescence Watch: Mike Olt Taking BP, Neil Ramirez Status Quo

Neither player seems close to an imminent return.

by May 26, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Cueto, Cubs-Mets, Zimmermann, Samardzija, More

Lukewarm Stove: Hamels, Cueto, Cubs-Mets, Zimmermann, Samardzija, More

Will teams move quickly on a guy like Cole Hamels? Will the Cubs and Mets find a fit? Will Jordan Zimmermann be the big target after this year?

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