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Chris Denorfia Reportedly Dealing with Hamstring Issue – Sweeney, Szczur, Lake Stepping In?

Chris Denorfia Reportedly Dealing with Hamstring Issue – Sweeney, Szczur, Lake Stepping In?

If Denorfia has to miss time, the Cubs would be able to keep one or more of those three on the Opening Day roster.

Kris Bryant Heads to Left Field and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant Heads to Left Field and Other Bullets

The star third base prospect is expected to make his debut in the outfield tonight against the Angels.

Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 3, Cubs 2 – March 25, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 3, Cubs 2 – March 25, 2015

The Cubs couldn’t do anything off of Taijuan Walker. Arismendy Alcantara saw some time at shortstop, by the way.

by March 26, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Updated PECOTA Projections Have the Cubs Up to 85 Wins, Fourth Highest in the NL

Updated PECOTA Projections Have the Cubs Up to 85 Wins, Fourth Highest in the NL

A couple (reasonable) tweaks to playing time later and the Cubs’ win total pops up quite a bit.

by March 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Joe Maddon Denies Report Indicating Javier Baez Already Told He’d Made the Team

Joe Maddon Denies Report Indicating Javier Baez Already Told He’d Made the Team

Officially, nothing has yet been decided on that front.

by March 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Scott Boras’s Free Kris Bryant Tour Continues with Dan Patrick Stop (VIDEO)

Scott Boras’s Free Kris Bryant Tour Continues with Dan Patrick Stop (VIDEO)

Boras believes the integrity of the game is damaged when the best players aren’t on the field. The issue here is much broader than Bryant.

Jon Lester on Track for Opening Day, but Caution in the Interim

Jon Lester on Track for Opening Day, but Caution in the Interim

Lester will pitch in minor league games to build up his pitch count in advance of Opening Night, but he may be limited in that game.

by March 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Travis Wood Could Be Even More Versatile and Other Bullets

Travis Wood Could Be Even More Versatile and Other Bullets

Since Wood can hit and run a bit, why not use him in a broader role, right?

by March 25, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Javier Baez Has Reportedly Been Told He’s Making the Big League Team

Javier Baez Has Reportedly Been Told He’s Making the Big League Team

It wouldn’t necessarily be a surprising decision, but it would definitely be a very important one.

by March 24, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 14, Cubs 2 (Plus “B” Game Results) – March 24, 2015

Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 14, Cubs 2 (Plus “B” Game Results) – March 24, 2015

Not a great day all around.

by March 24, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Kris Bryant Plays on Repeat: Spring Homer Number Nine (VIDEO)

Kris Bryant Plays on Repeat: Spring Homer Number Nine (VIDEO)

You simply can’t stop him this Spring. Plus a bonus discussion of Albert Belle.

Latest on Televised Cubs Games in the Blackout Region: Indy, Des Moines, Peoria, Champaign (UPDATE: South Bend, Cedar Rapids)

Latest on Televised Cubs Games in the Blackout Region: Indy, Des Moines, Peoria, Champaign (UPDATE: South Bend, Cedar Rapids)

Good news for folks in those areas – some Cubs games are coming your way. Also, if you’ve missed any of the previous deals, I think I have them all here.

by March 24, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Off-Day Pitching Notes: Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta

Off-Day Pitching Notes: Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta

The top two starters for the Cubs each threw yesterday with good results.

by March 24, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Dexter Fowler’s Known Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler Are Special for a While and Other Bullets

Dexter Fowler’s Known Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler Are Special for a While and Other Bullets

Fowler’s got a future as a scout when his playing days are over, it seems.

More Reasons to Be Optimistic About Jake Arrieta’s Slider/Cutter Combo

More Reasons to Be Optimistic About Jake Arrieta’s Slider/Cutter Combo

The pitch was a thing of beauty for Arrieta in 2014, and there are reasons to believe it will be very repeatable.

Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

Joe Maddon May Actually Want the Cubs to Carry Three Catchers

He hinted at it last week, and Theo Epstein says it’s true. Let’s talk about this as a real possibility.

The Cubs Are Readying Kris Bryant for Outfield Work as More Grievance Chatter Abounds

The Cubs Are Readying Kris Bryant for Outfield Work as More Grievance Chatter Abounds

It’s hard to see an arbitrator substituting his baseball judgment for that of the Cubs, but this talk isn’t going away. Meanwhile, Bryant will see time in the outfield.

Over or Under 84.5 Wins for the 2015 Chicago Cubs? And Other Bullets

Over or Under 84.5 Wins for the 2015 Chicago Cubs? And Other Bullets

I guess I’d take the under if I had to pick, but it’s a really tough question when it comes to this year’s Cubs.

by March 23, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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