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Posts in category "News and Notes"

Cubs News and Notes: Heyward reflects on a tough 2016

Cubs News and Notes: Heyward reflects on a tough 2016
2016 was not a great year for Jason Heyward at the plate. Despite playing gold glove defense in right field, most would say the 184-million-dollar-man had a disappointing season. Now with an offensive resurgence early in 2017, J-Hey is reflecting on his past struggles. Jesse Rogers wrote a feature on Heyward’s hitting woes for ESPN.com.... Read more »

Cubs Minor League Notes

Cubs Minor League Notes
Tom U Returns to South Bend                           The South Bend Cubs have asked Tom Usiak, Minor League Correspondent for Cubs Den, back for a second year to provide articles for their in-stadium program “First Pitch”. Free to all attending Cub games at Four... Read more »

Cubs News and Notes: Stanton, Renteria, Martin, and goodbye to Daytona?

Cubs News and Notes: Stanton, Renteria, Martin, and goodbye to Daytona?
Our thoughts are with Giancarlo Stanton who was struck in the face by a pitch and was taken off the field on a stretcher.  Mauricio had an article on Stanton ready for this morning but that has been shelved for obvious reasons.  We just hope he’s ok. Renteria and the grind Theo Epstein has reportedly... Read more »
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Game Thread: Which Cubs hitters really perform best this year in high leverage situations? Plus other news and notes...

Game Thread:  Which Cubs hitters really perform best this year in high leverage situations? Plus other news and notes...
Since this is a weekend day and we generally slow down the pace a bit, I’m taking a different approach to the game thread today.  I will add any bullets and the lineup as we go along.  I also think it is appropriate to cover a very common in-game topic for many fans: what many... Read more »

Cubs Notes: Trade activity (or lack thereof); Podcast, Promotions, DSL/VSL, and more

Cubs Notes: Trade activity (or lack thereof); Podcast, Promotions, DSL/VSL, and more
First thing is first.  If any of you would like to attend the services for Adam Fels, it will be held at Benson Funeral Home in Chicago on July 29th, 7pm. (3224 W. Montrose).  I will be there and it is open to all. I think we will do some news and notes today as it... Read more »

Thoughts on Baseball Etiquette, the Astros latest debacle, the latest rumors, and a new writer

Thoughts on Baseball Etiquette, the Astros latest debacle, the latest rumors, and a new writer
Anarchists’….coffee? Felzz is currently ill so there is no Anarchist’s Brunch today.  I thought I might give it a shot and write a brunch for you, but the style is inimitable. And I am not a brunch guy.  Anarchist maybe, but not a brunch guy.   A good morning cup of coffee or three is... Read more »
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Cubs Notes: Castro, Arrieta, some old Maddux magic, and more prospect love

Cubs Notes: Castro, Arrieta, some old Maddux magic, and more prospect love
It’s time we look at some news and notes around the league as we head to the unofficial midpoint of the season.  Good luck to Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo tonight. Under Armour High School All-Star Game Tickets I am out of tickets.  The response this year was unprecedented. Recent interest in the draft may... Read more »

Cubs Minors Notes: Arizona Cubs Roster player profiles, Can Bryant help Baez? Hendricks throwing...heat?

Cubs Minors Notes: Arizona Cubs Roster player profiles, Can Bryant help Baez? Hendricks throwing...heat?
Here are some interesting notes was we get ready for the suddenly competitive Cubs, who have an 11-7 record in June, 2nd best in the NL, 1/2 game behind the Brewers.  Since starting 13-27, they are 18-13. Some interesting stuff from MiLB.com where Iowa manager is excited to have Kris Bryant and thinks it may have a... Read more »

Cubs Notes: Samardzija, Arrieta, Castro, Candelario and Hot Stove/Cool Music

Cubs Notes: Samardzija, Arrieta, Castro, Candelario and Hot Stove/Cool Music
It’s been a relatively quiet day so I will just go with some thoughts on some news and notes around the league… UPDATE 2:40 Presented without comment… UPDATE 2:00 PM Looks like I read some bad info somewhere.  I’m told that Kyle Zimmer has a lat injury (torn muscle) — while that is painful, it... Read more »
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Cubs Notes: Arrieta developing, Bonifacio hurt, Samardzija, Hammel trade rumors heating up

Cubs Notes: Arrieta developing, Bonifacio hurt, Samardzija, Hammel trade rumors heating up
This just feels like a good day for some news and notes… Emilio Bonifacio out indefinitely As we suspected, Emilio Bonifacio suffered an oblique strain after swinging and grounding out to SS in his first AB two days ago.  Oblique strains can be pretty tricky as Cubs fans learned from Steve Clevenger’s struggles with it... Read more »