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CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs Injury Update: Addison Russell shut down in AFL but 'perfectly healthy'

Chicago Cub fans, do not fear. The shutdown of shortstop Addison Russell has nothing to do with injury. The Cubs simply felt that he needed some rest. Therefore, Thursday's contest with the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League was Russell's last game of 2014.Russell played in 11 AFL games, but he hit only .196 while playing mainly shortstop and designated hitter, but...
Via MLB Injury News
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

If you build it…..”CUBStruction” in South Bend

Although the voice in Kevin Costner’s head wasn’t talking about the South Bend Cubs, the famous quote from “Field of Dreams” is pretty spot on. Theo Epstein has admitted that the decision to go from turf to natural grass at Four Winds Field was “fundamental” to moving the team to South Bend. At the press conference announcing the name change, Theo, Jason McLeod (scouting...
Via World Series Dreaming
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Is Addison Russell on the Trade Block?

The Cubs have a problem. It’s a good problem, but a problem nonetheless. With Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara, and Addison Russell headlining the youth movement in the organization, the Cubs have something of a logjam. For the short term, Alcantara has been in centerfield, while Baez has played second base. However, with Russell expected to make it to the major...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Okay, so I'm basically going to have to do a post for every Cubs prospect. They have me prospiqued. I've been knocked on the head and no one can find any smelling salts, so they're holding Cubs prospects under my nose. A Nubian genie is offering me three wishes and I'm taking three Cubs prospects. I already gave you my Jorge Soler fantasy. Today, it's Kris...
Via Razzball
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ prospect profile: Kyle Schwarber

The Cub’s best prospect is Kris Bryant, right? Maybe not. With their first pick in the 2014 MLB Amateur Draft, the Chicago Cubs selected Kyle Schwarber 4th overall. Schwarber, out of the University of Indiana, is a catching prospect that the Cubs seemed to draft earlier than his projected value. At the time, it seemed that the Cubs were going to take a top-tier pitcher to complement...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricketts And Rooftops Nearing Deal

The Chicago Cubs relationship with the rooftop owners has been, well less than comfortable over the past several years, but now David Kaplan of CSN Chicago is reporting that the Cubs and rooftops are nearing a deal. Volatile Relationship With the Ricketts family fighting to go through with renovations of Wrigley the rooftop owners made every attempt to stop the process. With the...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

10 Crazy Chicago Sports Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Chicago is a city steeped in sports history, and anytime a city has five major professional teams crazy stuff is guaranteed to happen throughout it. This “crazy” factor is especially true in a city such as ours. A city that has seen an ebb and flow of success and failure almost unrivaled by any other big sports town. However, this article isn’t necessarily about success, failure...
Via Sports Mockery
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler, 2015 Fantasy Outlook

Ayo whaddup, it's ya boy Grey Albright aka the Fantasy Master Lothario aka White Chocolate aka The Ladder You Use To Reach New Heights aka The God Particle aka Supreme Court Judge Reinhold aka Paid Overtime aka Close Parking Spot When You're In A Rush aka Al Swearengen's Swearing Dictionary aka Teacher, We Don't Need No Education aka The Weird Guy That Latches Onto...
Via Razzball
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Kyle Schwarber "best hitter" in 2014 draft class

While the Chicago Cubs have yet to put together a team capable of competing into October on the field, they continue to get build the team towards that level in the near future. The Cubs surprised many by passing on taking a pitcher in the first round of the 2014 draft, electing to take catcher Kyle Schwarber instead. According to Baseball America, that was a wise decision. #456057864...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago intent on signing impact starting pitcher

The Chicago Cubs continue to take steps towards being consistently competitive and achieving their first playoff berth since 2008. One key ingredient the Cubs hope to find is another impact starter to pitch alongside Jake Arrieta.#456054212 / gettyimages.comAccording to John Arguello of Cubs Den, the Chicago Cubs are looking for an impact starting pitcher to add to their near-complete...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
8 days ago  |  Discuss

The Top-Five Cubs Prospects by Projected WAR

Earlier today, Kiley McDaniel published his consummately researched and demonstrably authoritative prospect list for the Chicago Cubs. What follows is a different exercise than that, one much smaller in scope and designed to identify not Chicago’s top overall prospects but rather the rookie-eligible players in the Cubs system who are most ready to produce wins […]
Via Fangraphs
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Demolition begins on Wrigley Field bleachers

Photos of Wrigley Field with demolished bleachers is a very jarring visual that will shake anyone who's ever been to the park.
Via Gamedayr
8 days ago  |  Discuss

State of the Cubs: Don't take Starlin Castro for granted

The Cubs are in a Catch-22 situation with Starlin Castro. The trade rumors would have intensified if they hadn’t signed him to a long-term extension — seven years, $60 million, club option for 2020 — and he got closer and closer to big paydays in arbitration and free agency. But that deal also looks so reasonable — and an All-Star shortstop is so hard to find — that he...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago could look to trade Tsuyoshi Wada

The Chicago Cubs President of Baseball Operations, Theo Epstein, spoke yesterday about the state of the club and needs going forward at an event for season ticket holders. Epstein mentioned the strength of the bullpen and pitching depth in general, but also the need to add impact pitching from without the organization. He did not mention starting left-hander Tsuyoshi Wada.#455677172...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
11 days ago  |  Discuss

2003 Cubs World Series hats were made

Remember the infamous Steve Bartman incident during Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS? Right before... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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