Posts tagged "Chicago Cubs"

Ryne Sandberg Back In The (Hair) Game

Ryne Sandberg Back In The (Hair) Game
Growing up, my favorite athletes in Chicago were Steve Larmer (hockey), Walter Payton and Mike Singletary (football) and Michael Jordan (basketball). But beyond those four, the one I adored the most was Ryne Sandberg. I collected his baseball cards; the first individual baseball card I purposefully saved my money to go buy was Ryno’s rookie... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Cubs 2012 MLB Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Cubs 2012 MLB Draft
Over the last week we’ve been taking a walk down memory lane – some good, some nightmares – with our annual 5 Year Draft Rewind series. Thus far, we have looked back at the 2012 draft classes of the: Chicago Blackhawks Chicago Bears Chicago Bulls Chicago White Sox Now, we’ll finish the series off by looking back at... Read more »

Holiday Wish List: Chicago Cubs & White Sox

Holiday Wish List: Chicago Cubs & White Sox
Continuing on our series of holiday wishes for Chicago sports teams, we’ve already asked for specific moves by the Bears and Bulls. Now, let’s turn our attention to the two baseball teams in town. One just won the World Series for the first time in 108 years, and yet it’s the South Siders who have... Read more »
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Predicting 2017 MLB Free Agent Landing Spots

Predicting 2017 MLB Free Agent Landing Spots
The Chicago Cubs won the World Series, and have had a parade for the ages. But on Monday, baseball’s general managers meet and the free agent market starts warming up. So let’s go ahead and jump into the mix with free agency predictions for the top players hitting the market this winter. Edwin Encarnacion, 1B... Read more »

I'm Taking My Mom To The World Series

I'm Taking My Mom To The World Series
I’m taking my mom to Game 3 of the World Series. At Wrigley Field. I grew up in a Cubs family. My grandma lived a long, wonderful life that impacted a lot of people. She loved the Cubs like so many other grandparents who have been talked and written about in the last few days.... Read more »

Who Could Steal Postseason Awards From The Chicago Cubs?

Who Could Steal Postseason Awards From The Chicago Cubs?
It’s been a magical year at Wrigley Field, and many fans in Chicago expect the Cubs to run the table in postseason awards in the National League. But there’s a chance the Cubs get swept… out of the awards. Here are a few candidates who could sneak in and win the National League MVP, Cy... Read more »
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5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Cubs' 2011 MLB Draft

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At The Cubs' 2011 MLB Draft
Every summer, when the dog days hit, we take a look in the rear view mirror at how Chicago’s teams drafted five years prior. So today, two days before Major League Baseball begins their annual draft, let’s begin our 2016 series by looking back five years at the draft class of the Chicago Cubs. NOTE:... Read more »

10 Free Agent Pitchers The Chicago Cubs Could Consider

10 Free Agent Pitchers The Chicago Cubs Could Consider
When Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein met with the media after his team’s final loss to the New York Mets, he made it painfully clear that adding pitching depth is a focus for the Cubs’ front office this winter. While trades are certainly a possibility – especially with the surplus of middle infielders still on... Read more »

Baseball America Ranks Chicago Cubs Future Well

Baseball America Ranks Chicago Cubs Future Well
At the end of each season, Baseball America publishes year-end prospect rankings for organizations and each minor league. For these rankings BA‘s scouts “place more weight on potential than performance and should not be regarded as all-star teams.” Recently, BA posted a collection of the top 20 prospects in every minor league. And Cubs fans have... Read more »
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Championship Parallels: 2015 Cubs & 2010 Blackhawks

Championship Parallels: 2015 Cubs & 2010 Blackhawks
There are lots of parallels that can be made between the 2010 Blackhawks team that ended a major championship drought in Chicago and the Chicago Cubs roster that has captivated the city – indeed, the country – recently. In 2010, there were role players on the Hawks who were largely taken for granted like Kris... Read more »