Posts in category "Chicago Cubs"

Chicago Cubs Fireworks: Samardzija, Hammel Traded

Chicago Cubs Fireworks: Samardzija, Hammel Traded
While Chicago was watching fireworks over Lake Michigan and many surrounding suburbs, the Chicago Cubs were blowing the doors off the major league trade wires. In a deal that was initially reported by ChicagoNow’s own Tom Loxas (Cubs Insider – @TomLoxas), the Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland... Read more »

Maddux, Thomas & Glavine: Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Maddux, Thomas & Glavine: Baseball Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
On Wednesday, the Baseball Hall of Fame announced that three players would join the most exclusive group in the game: former Chicago Cubs pitcher Greg Maddux, former Chicago White Sox slugger Frank Thomas and former Atlanta Braves pitcher Tom Glavine. Maddux was the leading vote getter with 555 votes of the 571 ballots (97.2 percent... Read more »

Javier Baez vs. Teuvo Teräväinen: Who Is Chicago's Top Prospect?

Javier Baez vs. Teuvo Teräväinen: Who Is Chicago's Top Prospect?
Over the last couple months, two Chicago prospects have received an enormous amount of attention in their respective sports. The baseball buzz in Chicago is centered on a 20-year-old shortstop named Javier Baez, who is climbing the organization’s minor league system with ease. In hockey, even with the Blackhawks preparing to defend a Stanley Cup... Read more »
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5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2008 Drafts

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2008 Drafts
In February last year, we looked back five years at the 2007 draft classes of each of Chicago’s five major organizations. It was a fascinating discussion that was frustrating for a few (Cubs, Bears) and exciting for one (Blackhawks). Now that the baseball season is effectively over in Chicago, and the Bears are a few... Read more »

Cubs, White Sox Prospects Ranked By MLB

Cubs, White Sox Prospects Ranked By MLB
On Tuesday, MLB.com released their list of the top 100 prospects in baseball. Over the coming couple weeks, the plan to release the top 20 prospects for each organization. Four prospects from the Chicago Cubs and White Sox organizations made the list. Three Cubs prospects and one Sox prospect were named, an honor for each.... Read more »

Chicago Sports: Lots of Non-Bears Saturday Action

Chicago Sports: Lots of Non-Bears Saturday Action
While you were waiting for/watching the Bears second preseason game, there were a few significant moments on other teams in Chicago. Earlier in the afternoon, three pitches after TV color man Bob Brenly predicted it, Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano hit a two-run homer to give him 1,000 RBI in his career. Between the two... Read more »
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Cubs vs White Sox: Picking The All-Chicago All-Stars Round II

Cubs vs White Sox: Picking The All-Chicago All-Stars Round II
 First off, Happy Father’s Day to all of my fellow dads out there. Now, back to sports… This week, the Chicago baseball scene has it’s second round of hate break out when the last place Cubs visit the first place White Sox for a series starting Monday. Exactly one month ago before the two teams... Read more »

Soler Power: Cubs Land Cuban Prospect

Soler Power: Cubs Land Cuban Prospect
The Chicago Cubs have reportedly won something! According to everyone a baseball fan should trust for information, the Cubs have won the bidding on 19-year-old Cuban outfield prospect Jorge Soler. Reports are indicating the deal is nine years in length and totals around $30M. Because I know more about Cuban cigars than Soler, I’ll refer you... Read more »

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 30 Biggest in Chicago History

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 30 Biggest in Chicago History
In the wake of Kerry Wood announcing his retirement from the Chicago Cubs, fans have engaged in a number of discussions surrounding Chicago sports. Over the last week, we’ve looked back at the biggest “What if” players and scenarios in each Chicago team’s history. Monday, we looked back at the five biggest “What if” players/scenarios... Read more »
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Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Cubs History

Chicago Sports What Ifs: The 5 Biggest in Cubs History
In the wake of Kerry Wood announcing his retirement from the Chicago Cubs, fans have engaged in a number of discussions surrounding Chicago sports. Wood certainly left a lot of fans wondering what could have been had he stayed healthy, but Wood isn’t the greatest “What if” player in Chicago. In fact, there are a... Read more »