Cubs Add Felix Doubront; Close to Trading Bonifacio

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The Cubs, led by Theo Epstein, have acquired another player that he knows from his time with the Red Sox. Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront http://t.co/pPr4X6VG82 — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 30, 2014 Felix Doubront is a left-handed pitcher who has had some success in the Red Sox rotation the past Continue reading Cubs Add Felix Doubront; Close to Trading Bonifacio

Bye Bye Barney?

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The writing has been on the wall for a while now. Everyone in Chicago knew that Darwin Barney‘s days as the Chicago Cubs second baseman were numbered. Now, even those who are his biggest fans must know that Barney has no future with the Cubs. The picture has become quite Continue reading Bye Bye Barney?

Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

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Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs begin the “second half” of the season with a somewhat in complete roster. While the Major League roster currently sits at 25, there are only three starting pitchers currently on the big league club. Those would be Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta, and (despite what most Continue reading Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

Deadline Dealers: Cubs Players Likely to be Traded

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Cubs General Manager Jed Hoyer and President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein have made no secret of the fact that they are not playing to win this year. Now with the current regime in their 3rd year atop the Cubs brain-trust, Cubs fans are finally starting to see some of Continue reading Deadline Dealers: Cubs Players Likely to be Traded

Making room for Alcantara

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As you know, Arismendy Alcantara‘s stay with the Chicago Cubs has been extended at least to the All-Star Break.  At the break, he may or may not be sent back down to Iowa to get more daily at-bats in and to participate in the AAA All-Star Game (we’ll see, I Continue reading Making room for Alcantara

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

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This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara got the call when Darwin Barney went on paternity leave Continue reading Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

How Should the Lineup Look With Alcantara?

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With Darwin Barney out of action for a couple of games due to the birth of his third child, the Chicago Cubs have called up Arismendy Alcantara to fill his role until he returns. Yes, he will only he here for a couple of days, this is still Barney’s job Continue reading How Should the Lineup Look With Alcantara?

After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

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By now, we’ve gotten word that the Cubs have traded Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for stud SS prospect Addison Russell, 2013 1st Round pick Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a player to be named later.  What is less clear is where the Cubs will Continue reading After Samardzija Dust Settles, Where Do the Cubs Go From Here?

World Series Dreaming at Wrigley Field, 6/23/2014

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I just got back from a fun but disappointing game at Wrigley Field in which the host Cubs dropped a late heartbreaker to the Cincinnati Reds, 6-1.  It was much closer than that for the longest time, and bear with me as I take you through our night at the Continue reading World Series Dreaming at Wrigley Field, 6/23/2014

Cubs Time to Act Is Now

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Fresh off of a five game winning streak, the Chicago Cubs have now lost two games in a row. They have gone back to looking like the team they have been all season before taking advantage of the New York Mets and the Miami Marlins. Optimistic hopes that were flying Continue reading Cubs Time to Act Is Now