Posts tagged "MLB"

Today: Most Exciting Day In Chicago Sports History?

Today: Most Exciting Day In Chicago Sports History?
Monday wasn’t a great day for Chicago sports fans. Doug Buffone, a Chicago Bears icon who was one of the more popular sports personalities in this town over the last 40+ years, passed away. Less than two weeks away from Chicago hosting the NFL Draft, this was a somber note across every channel of sports... Read more »

2016 MLB Hall of Fame: Who Should Get In?

2016 MLB Hall of Fame: Who Should Get In?
Voting for the Hall of Fame brings out some great dialogue… and old school stubbornness. There are many writers who won’t vote for anyone who was ever linked to a performance enhancing drug (PED). My personal stance on PED users: If Barry Bonds and Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire can have their names on the... Read more »

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2009 Drafts IV

5 Year Rear View Mirror: Looking Back At Chicago's 2009 Drafts IV
The 2009 Major League Baseball draft was supposed to provide a great deal of hope for both of Chicago’s teams. Unfortunately, the entirety of the excitement from that summer’s draft class has come from a player on another team – in another sport. The Cubs first round pick that year was outfielder Brett Jackson, the... Read more »
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VIDEO: Javy Baez Game-Winning Home Run

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In case you fell asleep last night before the 12th inning, Chicago Cubs uber-prospect Javy Baez started his major league debut 0-5. Then he hit his first career home run – and it held up as the game-winner. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely... Read more »

Cubs Prospects Rated Highly (Again)

Cubs Prospects Rated Highly (Again)
ESPN’s Keith Law released his mid-season prospect rankings, and four Chicago Cubs made his top 30 overall. Here what he had to say about Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler.

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Royals-Rays Trade: Who Wants A Small Market Blockbuster?

Royals-Rays Trade: Who Wants A Small Market Blockbuster?
In the middle of a snow-covered Sunday Night Football game (debacle for Detroit fans), baseball stole the attention of sports fans on Twitter. The Kansas City Royals unloaded a big part of their deep farm system in a blockbuster deal with the Tampa Bay Rays. Here’s how the deal breaks down: To Kansas City: RHP James... Read more »