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In yesterday’s first Spring Training game, Chicago Cubs second baseman Mike Fontenot slid awkwardly into third base in the fourth inning, banging his knee on the dirt. Fortunately, he’s ok.[Read More…]
If you’ve been around long enough to remember, you’ll recall that we believe the primary focuses (foci?) of Spring Training games are (1) who’s making the team? and (2) who’s[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs dabbled in the Kiko Calero trade for many a week this offseason, eventually off-put by his past shoulder problems and demands for a multi-year deal. So it’s[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano was something of a non-issue last year. Not because there weren’t storylines swirling around him, but instead because he didn’t really show much to talk[Read More…]
Like the potted plant in Little Shop of Horrors, the hype monster surrounding Chicago Cubs shortstop prospect Starlin Castro keep growing to nearly unwieldy proportions, screaming “feed me, Seymour” all[Read More…]
The consensus around baseball about Marlon Byrd’s defense in center field is that he’s a nearly perfectly average center fielder. His range is acceptable and his arm is acceptable. He won’t win[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs lately have preferred to focus on Pacific Rim scouting when it comes to stocking the minor leagues outside of the draft, obviously while keeping their toes dipped[Read More…]
Editor’s Note: Yes, it’s that time of year again – the time for us to settle back into our protective bubble where the Chicago Cubs are destined for greatness, and[Read More…]
The Chicago Cubs will play their first Spring Training game tomorrow, and manager Lou Piniella has released the lineup for the game: 1. Ryan Theriot SS 2. Kosuke Fukudome RF[Read More…]
As the so-called “Cubs Tax” works its way through the Arizona Legislature, sans support from Major League Baseball or the other Cactus League teams, the Chicago Cubs continue to lean[Read More…]
A familiar theme in the baseball world since the days of Dusty Baker is that Chicago Cubs fans are racist. As absurd as it seems to most of us, LaTroy[Read More…]
Former St. Louis Cardinal slugger and current St. Louis Cardinal hitting coach is apparently no longer as popular in Missouri as he once was. The state is trying to scratch[Read More…]
Has there been a more hyped Chicago Cubs prospect than Starlin Castro? Oh, I suppose the answer to that is an obvious yes – both Mark Prior and Kerry Wood[Read More…]
All of the Chicago Cubs’ expected starting pitchers, and those competing to be in the starting rotation, will get a shot in the first week of Cactus League games. The[Read More…]
One of the few open competitions on the Chicago Cubs this Spring is at second base. Incumbent, nominal starter Mike Fontenot had a terrible season last year after tearing it[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs starter Randy Wells was about as good as it got for the Cubs last year: 12-10 with a 3.05 ERA, and finished (an unfair) sixth in the NL[Read More…]
That headline feels like it should be followed with “or else.” But no, I don’t intend it to be threatening. That’s just your insecurity talking. The MLB Network is going[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs reliever Angel Guzman – and candidate for 8th inning duties – managed to throw today at Cubs camp, and reportedly felt good. He threw about 25 to 30 pitches[Read More…]
We’ve speculated for a few weeks now that when Spring Training rolled around, there were really only going to be two spots available to be won on the Chicago Cubs’[Read More…]
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly is just waiting for the plague of frogs. It’s been a rough offseason for Lilly, who is recovering from knee and shoulder issues, has been[Read More…]
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