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Cubs Win, Rizzo Slides, Castro Sprints, and a Little Bit of Magic (VIDEO)

Cubs Win, Rizzo Slides, Castro Sprints, and a Little Bit of Magic (VIDEO)

Some of the best plays from an eventually good game – including an impressive slide, to say the least.

by July 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Limited Range, Ep. 11: Sometimes, Things Break

Limited Range, Ep. 11: Sometimes, Things Break

What happens when your computer dies at the end of recording a podcast? Do you curl up into a ball and cry? Or do you muscle up and just re-record?

by July 2, 2015 Podcasts
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 0 – July 1, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Mets 0 – July 1, 2015

Love the ending, but boy was it brutal getting there.

by July 1, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Jon Lester looks to keep the Cubs going, and the bats look for a rebound against Bartolo Colon.

by July 1, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
The Chicago Cubs in June: How Did Performance Stack Up Against the First Two Months?

The Chicago Cubs in June: How Did Performance Stack Up Against the First Two Months?

May was probably the Cubs’ worst month, but even that was a .500 affair.

by July 1, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Tomorrow is the Open of the IFA Period: Could Be Very Busy, and Here’s Your Primer

Tomorrow is the Open of the IFA Period: Could Be Very Busy, and Here’s Your Primer

Two years ago, it was one of the busiest days of the year.

Kyle Hendricks’ Big Fastball and Other Bullets

Kyle Hendricks’ Big Fastball and Other Bullets

Rear back and fire – not something you expect from Hendricks, but he did it last night.

Duane Underwood, Jr. Undergoing MRI on Pitching Elbow

Duane Underwood, Jr. Undergoing MRI on Pitching Elbow

The 20-year-old righty is one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Mets 0 – June 30, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Mets 0 – June 30, 2015

At last. A win. It felt like it took a week. Oh, wait.

by June 30, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

A fresh start for the Cubs in New York after yesterday’s off-day.

by June 30, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Prospect Currency, Haren, Koehler, Niese, Hamels, Schwarber, More

Lukewarm Stove: Prospect Currency, Haren, Koehler, Niese, Hamels, Schwarber, More

There’s a time to hang onto your prospects and a time to deal them. At some point, the Cubs will turn that corner. Thoughts on picking up specific pitchers, and more.

BT at BP: The Realistic Cubs Playoff Focus is Now a Wild Card Spot – And Things Look Good There

BT at BP: The Realistic Cubs Playoff Focus is Now a Wild Card Spot – And Things Look Good There

The weekend sweep offers something of a clarifying effect, and it’s not all bad.

by June 30, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
The Latest on the Impending IFA Market: Guesses on Cubs Targets, Scouting Reports, More

The Latest on the Impending IFA Market: Guesses on Cubs Targets, Scouting Reports, More

Some pundits have the Cubs tied to lower-ranked prospects – does that mean anything? This front office has earned the benefit of the doubt, yes?

What Type of Pitching Should the Cubs Now Target? And Will They Be Able to Find It?

What Type of Pitching Should the Cubs Now Target? And Will They Be Able to Find It?

Are rentals off the table? Are longer-term pieces the focus? For my part, I see only one type of arm that should no longer be a target.

Series Preview: Cubs v. Mets, June 30 – July 2, 2015

Series Preview: Cubs v. Mets, June 30 – July 2, 2015

For the second time in a little over a month, the Cubs turn to the Mets to help end a skid.

by June 30, 2015 Series Previews
Cubs Still Losing the Popularity Contest and Other Bullets

Cubs Still Losing the Popularity Contest and Other Bullets

The Cubs will have no All-Star Game starters this year, which is no big deal. It’s also a little surprising that they’re not making a better showing, given the fan base.

by June 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Kyle Schwarber’s Big Game for Iowa and Long Bomb (VIDEO)

Kyle Schwarber’s Big Game for Iowa and Long Bomb (VIDEO)

There are no questions about whether this young man will hit at AAA.

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

The Cubs reportedly aren’t interested in Jon Niese anymore. Any other pitcher trades make sense? A familiar face, perhaps? Plus so much more from the rumor mill.

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