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

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

No Billy Hamilton tonight for the Reds against Jon Lester. There go the easy storylines.

by April 13, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Indians, Hamels, Cuban Outfielder, Pitching Depth, More

Lukewarm Stove: Castillo, Indians, Hamels, Cuban Outfielder, Pitching Depth, More

The Indians have lost catcher Yan Gomes for a month or two … are they going to make a move?

Kris Bryant Homers Again, Addison Russell Joins Him (VIDEO)

Kris Bryant Homers Again, Addison Russell Joins Him (VIDEO)

Through four games, the Cubs’ two top prospects at AAA have ridiculous numbers.

Brace Yourself for Piles and Piles of Jon Lester Pickoff Talk Today

Brace Yourself for Piles and Piles of Jon Lester Pickoff Talk Today

It’s a legitimate and worthwhile discussion about a baseball issue. But it’s probably going to get too much play today. Hopefully that ends tonight.

Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, April 13 – April 15, 2015

Series Preview: Reds v. Cubs, April 13 – April 15, 2015

The battle at the top of the National League Central!

by April 13, 2015 Series Previews
Checking in on Infield Injuries: Mike Olt and Tommy La Stella

Checking in on Infield Injuries: Mike Olt and Tommy La Stella

So far so good for Mike Olt, but Tommy La Stella is dealing with a side issue.

by April 13, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Do New Cardinals Quickly Become Dirty Birdies? and Other Bullets

Do New Cardinals Quickly Become Dirty Birdies? and Other Bullets

The Reds are already calling out Jason Heyward, claiming a dirty slide. Also: much more on yesterday’s win, and a smoothie update, since folks have asked.

Start Your Week Off Right: Watch Dexter Fowler’s Game-Winning Homer

Start Your Week Off Right: Watch Dexter Fowler’s Game-Winning Homer

It still feels so very good.

by April 13, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Weekend Catch-Up: Home Run Heroics, Batting Order Analysis, Olt’s Injury, Much More

Weekend Catch-Up: Home Run Heroics, Batting Order Analysis, Olt’s Injury, Much More

All in all, this was a pretty excellent weekend for Cubs fans.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Rockies 5 – April 12, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 6, Rockies 5 – April 12, 2015

What an unbelievable turn around. One strike left.

by April 12, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Rockies (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Rockies (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

The lineup gets shifted all around for Kyle Hendricks’ 2015 debut.

by April 12, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Is it Up to the MLBPA to Change the Rules About Service Time? and Other Bullets

Is it Up to the MLBPA to Change the Rules About Service Time? and Other Bullets

Executive board member Carlos Villanueva has some thoughts on that very issue.

Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber Crush, Addison Russell Slides (VIDEO)

Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber Crush, Addison Russell Slides (VIDEO)

Two beautiful homers and an even more beautiful defensive play from three of the Cubs’ top prospects.

Incredibly, the Early Returns on Mike Olt’s Hand/Wrist/Arm Are Very Good

Incredibly, the Early Returns on Mike Olt’s Hand/Wrist/Arm Are Very Good

X-rays showed no break, and he’s currently day-to-day.

by April 12, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Rockies 5 – April 11, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 9, Rockies 5 – April 11, 2015

There’s the Cubs’ offense. Right there.

by April 11, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Rockies (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Rockies (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

The Cubs are looking for the bats to turn it around, and, historically, Kyle Kendricks has helped in that regard.

by April 11, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Ah, the Joys and Pains of Fandom and Other Bullets

Ah, the Joys and Pains of Fandom and Other Bullets

Every year, I forget just how frustrated Cubs games can make me. It is entirely irrational, and entirely understandable.

by April 11, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
The Cubs’ Offense by the Numbers – The Most Important of Which is Three (Games)

The Cubs’ Offense by the Numbers – The Most Important of Which is Three (Games)

Yup, things have been as bad as it felt. But there are plenty of reasons to believe this is temporary.

by April 11, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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