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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
Chicago Cubs Tickets Remain Third Most Expensive in Baseball

Chicago Cubs Tickets Remain Third Most Expensive in Baseball

The Red Sox and Yankees are still on top.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

Miguel Montero’s Value Already Showing Up

Miguel Montero’s Value Already Showing Up

Miguel Montero is beginning to show off the defensive assertiveness that made the Cubs want him in the offseason.

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

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