Remember When Jon Lester Hit a Homer Last Year? Back-to-Back with Schwarber? (VIDEO)

Remember When Jon Lester Hit a Homer Last Year? Back-to-Back with Schwarber? (VIDEO)

The guy who held the record for the longest start to a career without a hit did this. First homer since high school. And it predicted the World Series win!

by February 24, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: More Heyward BP, Two Kawasakis, Mic’d-Up Coaches, More

Spring Training Miscellany: More Heyward BP, Two Kawasakis, Mic’d-Up Coaches, More

Lots more going on at Cubs camp today. Let’s take a look.

by February 23, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

BIF: A Reminder of the Craziness That Can Happen During Intentional Walks

BIF: A Reminder of the Craziness That Can Happen During Intentional Walks

Baseball is Fun: Walk-off home runs, straight steals of third … anything can happen on an intentional walk!

by February 23, 2017 Baseball is Fun
MLB Pipeline Reveals Cubs Top 30 Prospects for 2017

MLB Pipeline Reveals Cubs Top 30 Prospects for 2017

You know the guys at the very top, but what’s most interesting is the volume of pitching.

by February 23, 2017 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
How the Cubs Subtly Reinvent Pitchers Like Brett Anderson, Eddie Butler, Alec Mills, and Casey Kelly

How the Cubs Subtly Reinvent Pitchers Like Brett Anderson, Eddie Butler, Alec Mills, and Casey Kelly

The Cubs are lacking upper-level pitching depth, but they’ve got the right guys in place to find some hidden gems.

Joe Maddon All But Confirms: Kyle Schwarber Will Be the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter

Joe Maddon All But Confirms: Kyle Schwarber Will Be the Cubs’ Leadoff Hitter

It’s the setup that makes the most sense, unconventional though it may be.

by February 23, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Automated Strike Zones Are Not in the Near Future, and I Think I’m OK With That

Automated Strike Zones Are Not in the Near Future, and I Think I’m OK With That

The technology is not quite there, and, even if it were, there’s still a debate to be had.


Report: Cubs “Close the Door” on Possible Sammy Sosa Return

Report: Cubs “Close the Door” on Possible Sammy Sosa Return

Apparently, Sosa’s interview earlier this week did not go over well.

by February 23, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
BIF: Happy Birthday, Bobby Bonilla! Yes, the Mets Are Still Paying Him for a Long Time

BIF: Happy Birthday, Bobby Bonilla! Yes, the Mets Are Still Paying Him for a Long Time

Baseball is Fun: On his birthday, let’s look back at why (and more importantly, how much) the Mets are paying him for the next 19 years!

by February 23, 2017 Baseball is Fun
Figuring Out Playing Time in Early Spring Training, Renteria’s Exit, and Other Bullets

Figuring Out Playing Time in Early Spring Training, Renteria’s Exit, and Other Bullets

How the Cubs will sort things out this weekend, and also, how is Rick Renteria feeling about how he departed the Cubs?

by February 23, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Guess Who, Birthdays, Visitors, The Who, Batting Practice, More!

Spring Training Miscellany: Guess Who, Birthdays, Visitors, The Who, Batting Practice, More!

Cubs players with a fill-in-the-blank video that will definitely make you smile.

by February 22, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

Cubs Announce Rotation for Initial Spring Training Games

Cubs Announce Rotation for Initial Spring Training Games

Montgomery, Zastryzny, Buchanan, and Anderson get the first four games, but the Cubs have a ton of depth beyond that.

by February 22, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
MLBits: MLB and MLBPA Still Duking it Out, Tommy John Alternatives, Bold Predictions, More

MLBits: MLB and MLBPA Still Duking it Out, Tommy John Alternatives, Bold Predictions, More

More public sparring on rules changes, the apparently incomplete CBA, and much more.

by February 22, 2017 MLB News and Rumors
Humorous Anecdote: Apparently the Nationals Could Have Had Jake Arrieta Before the Cubs

Humorous Anecdote: Apparently the Nationals Could Have Had Jake Arrieta Before the Cubs

Squashed by the owners. Oops.

by February 22, 2017 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Will the All-Star Game Return to Wrigley Field in 2020?

Will the All-Star Game Return to Wrigley Field in 2020?

There are some reasons for optimism.

by February 22, 2017 Chicago Cubs News