The rise of Jared Young

The rise of Jared Young
Several names jump out within the Cubs organization for those who had a great season with the 2018 regular season for minor league baseball officially at an end. Arguably, one of the best performances of the season came from first base prospect and recently named Chicago Cubs Minor League Player of the Year, Jared Young.... Read more »

No Magic Left in the Desert--Diamondbacks 9 Cubs 0

The Cubs did fans a favor by allowing most to turn in at a reasonable hour. Cole Hamels was due for a rough outing and it coming in game 30 scheduled for 30 straight. The Diamondbacks jumped out to an early lead. Jon Jay bounced a groundball back up the middle to start the Arizona... Read more »

Game Post 9/19

Game Post 9/19
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Wednesday: 8:40 pm CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Albert Almora Jr. (R) CF 2. Kris Bryant (R) LF 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Javier Baez (R) 2B 5. Ben Zobrist (S) RF 6. Willson Contreras (R) C 7. David Bote (R) 3B 8. Cole Hamels (L)... Read more »
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Offense Explodes, Magic Number Drops - Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 1

The Cubs and Diamondbacks faced off for the second night in a row in Arizona, and found themselves 9-1 winners! After yesterday’s 5-1 win in which the Cubs got an amazing start by Kyle Hendricks and two, two-run homers – one each by Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, they did much of the same today,... Read more »

Game Post 9/18

Game Post 9/18
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Tuesday: 8:40 pm CT on WGN/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B 2. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Javier Baez (R) SS 5. Ben Zobrist (S) LF 6. Willson Contreras (R) C 7. Jason Heyward (L) RF 8. Mike Montgomery (L) P 9. Ian... Read more »

MAILBAG: Send Us Your Questions for Thursday's Podcast!

MAILBAG: Send Us Your Questions for Thursday's Podcast!
This Thursday, we’re going to have a very special episode of The Den Podcast. Our usual guests, Luis, Lead Writer at BleacherNation Bears and Jared, beat reporter at SportingNews and NBCSChiacago, have typically appeared on separate episodes. Not this Thursday! That’s right, those two dudes will join me at the same time to talk everything Cubs. We’ll touch on the run... Read more »
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Greatest Professor Since Indiana Jones- Cubs 5, D-Backs 1

Greatest Professor Since Indiana Jones- Cubs 5, D-Backs 1
Despite a hit and miss offense, the Cubs have gotten a lot of excellent pitching in the month of September. Kyle Hendricks had perhaps the best start of a month of great starts Monday. He totally dominated the Diamondbacks en route to an easy win. The professor allowed just one hit the first five innings,... Read more »

Cubs at Diamondbacks Series Preview (9/17-9/19)

Cubs at Diamondbacks Series Preview (9/17-9/19)
The Cubs travel out west for their final venture outside of the Chicago city limits. The Cubs find themselves clinging to a slim lead for the division title. The club also finds themselves running on fumes, but with a series win against the Reds actually extended their advantage by a game. The baseball truism of... Read more »

End of Season Prospect Review: Nico Hoerner

End of Season Prospect Review: Nico Hoerner
My hopes for him after 2018 draft 1) Show enough athleticism to remain at SS long term 2) Show off the contact skills and speed to be potential table setter Season Review Nico Hoerner hit the ground running as a professional and never really looked back. An elbow injury slowed his rapid ascent through the Cubs... Read more »
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Good Q Not Good Enough With Slumping O--Reds 2 Cubs 1

Good Q Not Good Enough With Slumping O--Reds 2 Cubs 1
I am making a bad habit of needing to apologize at the start of these, but I just didn’t have it in me last night to write this when I finally crawled into bed. The Cubs dropped the game, but the Brewers finally hit a skid bringing the Cubs magic number down a game. José... Read more »