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Cubs Figured Out a Clever Way to Use the Outfield Sponsor Signage

Cubs Figured Out a Clever Way to Use the Outfield Sponsor Signage

The blue “W” in Wintrust will stay lit after wins, which is actually a take on an old lighting tradition.

by April 16, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Anthony Rizzo Crushes His First Homer of the Year Into the Wind (VIDEO)

Anthony Rizzo Crushes His First Homer of the Year Into the Wind (VIDEO)

Rizzo’s first serious display of power this year.

by April 16, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Neil Ramirez Getting MRI on Shoulder Today, Roster Considerations Involving Kris Bryant

Neil Ramirez Getting MRI on Shoulder Today, Roster Considerations Involving Kris Bryant

Fingers crossed on a positive outcome for Ramirez, but, even in a good scenario, the Cubs may need to make a roster move.

Travis Wood is a Dirtbag (Which is a Good Thing) and Other Bullets

Travis Wood is a Dirtbag (Which is a Good Thing) and Other Bullets

When it comes to baseball players, that’s a good thing. Wood was dominant last night. Also: Bryant as number one, Maddon calls for Schlitter, and Rally Beaver.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 0 – April 15, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Reds 0 – April 15, 2015

Travis Wood was dominant, and the Cubs take the series from the Reds.

by April 15, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
$10,000 Up For Grabs Tomorrow Night – Get in Now, and Have Fun on the Cubs’ Off-Day

$10,000 Up For Grabs Tomorrow Night – Get in Now, and Have Fun on the Cubs’ Off-Day

What else are you going to be doing tomorrow night? The Cubs aren’t playing.

by April 15, 2015 Fantasy Baseball, Meta
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

Travis Wood will try to get the Cubs a series win.

by April 15, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Convalescence Watch: Wada, Beeler, Grimm, Turner

Convalescence Watch: Wada, Beeler, Grimm, Turner

The Cubs have four pitchers on the disabled list. Checking in on each.

by April 15, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Given the Injuries and Short Bench, is Kris Bryant Coming Up Friday or Saturday?

Given the Injuries and Short Bench, is Kris Bryant Coming Up Friday or Saturday?

I’ll answer my own question with a “not quite,” but a call-up at Wrigley Field for the weekend is looking more possible.

Sahadev and Brett Are Back on the Air, and Here’s the Newest Podcast Episode

Sahadev and Brett Are Back on the Air, and Here’s the Newest Podcast Episode

Hooray! Voices and sound about the Cubs! Together with BP Wrigleyville, we’re resurrecting the podcast.

by April 15, 2015 Podcasts
Joe Maddon Tampering Investigation: Report Suggests Optimism in Tampa Bay

Joe Maddon Tampering Investigation: Report Suggests Optimism in Tampa Bay

Comments from Commissioner Manfred and a report out of Tampa Bay imply there may be something.

by April 15, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Let Me Help You Feel Very Good About the Cubs’ Record Through Seven Games

Let Me Help You Feel Very Good About the Cubs’ Record Through Seven Games

Baseball is funny like this.

by April 15, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Whether Trading Welington Castillo is Now Less Than Ideal and Other Bullets

Whether Trading Welington Castillo is Now Less Than Ideal and Other Bullets

Not only is Castillo doing well in his role on the bench, a shifting roster could make three catchers still plausible.

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 2 – April 14, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Reds 3, Cubs 2 – April 14, 2015

One three-run inning dooms the Cubs, who once again very nearly came back.

by April 14, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
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

While late, dramatic, comeback wins are a lot of fun, I’d settle for a good old fashioned Jake Arrieta domination, and the Cubs score enough runs early.

by April 14, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Tommy La Stella to the DL, Zac Rosscup Called Up

Tommy La Stella to the DL, Zac Rosscup Called Up

Given the recent bullpen usage, this move actually makes a whole lot of sense.

Is the Kris Bryant Timeline Accelerating Thanks to Third Base Injuries?

Is the Kris Bryant Timeline Accelerating Thanks to Third Base Injuries?

No, I wouldn’t expect to see Bryant today or tomorrow, but the weekend has become plausible.

Cubs Win on the Field, Cubs Win in the TV Ratings

Cubs Win on the Field, Cubs Win in the TV Ratings

According to Jeff Nuich, last night’s game was the most-watched Cubs game on CSN in four years.

by April 14, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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