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It is with great joy and not a little bit of fear that we’d like to announce our move to a new site: CubsInsider.com. ChicagoNow has been incredible for us and the support and knowledge the Community Managers and other bloggers has been invaluable to us. And it’s actually this amazing community that gave us... Read more »

How Modern Journalism Has Changed Cubs Media Coverage (Insight from Sun-Times Columnist Rick Morrissey)

How Modern Journalism Has Changed Cubs Media Coverage (Insight from Sun-Times Columnist Rick Morrissey)
Trolling for clicks. Pushing a narrative, what Cubs Twittersphere regularly refers to as #hottakes. These are all phrases we’ve heard in regard to the style of journalism that has become popular at ESPN in recent years. It’s not exclusive to the major networks, either. I went out of my way to go after Gordon Wittenmyer... Read more »

Thanks to More Mature Approach, Starlin Castro on Pace for Career Year

Thanks to More Mature Approach, Starlin Castro on Pace for Career Year
I’ve been as caught up as anyone in the exuberance over Starlin Castro’s return to form as a hitting phenom, so much so that I hadn’t really been paying much attention to anything beyond how much better he’s been at putting the ball in play. But that’s only a part of the game and doesn’t... Read more »
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Cubs MiLB Week in Review - Fatigue Sets In

Cubs MiLB Week in Review - Fatigue Sets In
For the week of 8/11-8/17 With only a few weeks left in the minor league season, we’ve reached the point where players are who they’ve been. No hot streak will overshadow a poor season, and no frigid end to the year will hurt a prospect’s reputation. Apart from your usual small sample size concerns, we’re... Read more »

The Cubbies Are Coming Tra-la, Tra-la

The Cubbies Are Coming Tra-la, Tra-la
It was a late September Sunday back in 1982.  The Cubs were in Montreal and they had just swept a talented, veteran Expos team as part of a six-game winning streak. That Cubs team was in the first year of a major overhaul being undertaken by new general manager Dallas Green. Quite predictably, the Cubs... Read more »

The Clock Is Ticking For Josh Vitters, Another Former Top Prospect

The Clock Is Ticking For Josh Vitters, Another Former Top Prospect
Some of the remaining draft picks of the previous Cubs regime have been making minor headlines lately. Brett Jackson was put on waivers and eventually traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks. Matt Szczur was called up to the Major League team. Both were using 40-man roster spots, and it was decision time. You know who else... Read more »
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Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo Homer to Split Series with Mets

Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo Homer to Split Series with Mets
After dropping the first two games in New York, and looking anemic even in a win in the 3rd, I don’t think anyone was really looking forward to fireworks in the matinee affair on Monday. But that’s exactly what the Cubs gave them, albeit after a pretty pedestrian start. Kyle Hendricks did exactly what he’s... Read more »

Should Cubs Shut Down Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant?

Should Cubs Shut Down Jake Arrieta and Kris Bryant?
Cubs fans have gotten used to Jake Arrieta taking the bump every fifth game and shutting down opposing offenses, but might be coming to an end in the near future. After getting a late start due a DL stint to start the season, Arrieta has looked incredibly sharp, going 6-4 with a 2.61 ERA, 2.32... Read more »

Cubs Sunday Storylines: Hail, Szczur

Cubs Sunday Storylines: Hail, Szczur
In a move that many fans had long been begging for, the Cubs demoted the struggling Junior Lake to AAA on Friday. This was initially done to make room on the roster for Dan Straily, who was to make a spot start on Saturday before immediately heading back to Iowa. This, of course, instigated all... Read more »
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Cubs 40 Man Roster: What Moves Are Next?

Cubs 40 Man Roster: What Moves Are Next?
In case you’ve been busy all weekend, the Cubs made a trade late Thursday night: Jackson to the Diamondbacks! No, not that Jackson – the other one. Brett Jackson, 26 year old outfielder and 31st overall pick of the 2009 draft, has been traded to Arizona for reliever Blake Cooper (also 26). The Cubs sent... Read more »
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