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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
About Jon Lester’s Tough Night and Other Bullets

About Jon Lester’s Tough Night and Other Bullets

There are reasons for mild concern about some aspects, but not yet any reason to be seriously concerned, overall.

Jorge Soler Goes Deep Twice, Unleashes His Cannon, Arismendy Alcantara Walks Off (VIDEO)

Jorge Soler Goes Deep Twice, Unleashes His Cannon, Arismendy Alcantara Walks Off (VIDEO)

What a game last night. Was it even better than Sunday’s win?

by April 14, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
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.

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.

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.

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
Examining the Possible Value in Cubs Pitchers Batting Eighth

Examining the Possible Value in Cubs Pitchers Batting Eighth

There are risks involved with batting pitchers eighth, but the Cubs may be giving something up to get something more.

Justin Grimm’s Forearm Injury May Not Be Serious, No Return Date Yet

Justin Grimm’s Forearm Injury May Not Be Serious, No Return Date Yet

Justin Grimm’s forearm injury isn’t considered “too serious” — which is good considering his role in the bullpen.

by April 11, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
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
Justin Grimm to DL with Forearm Inflammation, Brian Schlitter Called Up

Justin Grimm to DL with Forearm Inflammation, Brian Schlitter Called Up

Schlitter is the first guy up, with a need in the pen. Hopefully Grimm’s issue is not serious.

Wondering Whether Dexter Fowler Returns to the Cubs Next Year and Other Bullets

Wondering Whether Dexter Fowler Returns to the Cubs Next Year and Other Bullets

A free agent after this season, Fowler’s future with the Cubs likely depends on a number of factors.

by April 10, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Watch Jake Arrieta Dominate the Cardinals Again

Watch Jake Arrieta Dominate the Cardinals Again

Every strikeout, including a couple funny ones. Plus, it’s just nice to enjoy the Cubs beating the Cardinals again.

by April 9, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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