Chicago Cubs Articles

Anthony Rizzo
Eyes of the collective Chicago media were surely rolling inside The Cubby Bear, Wrigleyville’s most popular bar, when new Cubs manager Joe Maddon proclaimed, “In my mind’s eye I’m going to be talking playoffs this year...
Jake Rose
2 weeks ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams...
Charlie Miller
1 month ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams...
Charlie Miller
1 month ago
Everybody knows that pitchers don’t hit well. But Jon Lester really did not for his entire career up until last night. After going hitless in his previous 66 at-bats, Lester laced a single off of former teammate John Lackey. The grounder...
Josh Hamburger
1 month ago
Stealing any base, especially third, is extremely difficult in the MLB because of the power and accuracy of catchers behind the plate. As Anthony Rizzo headed to third base on a steal attempt, Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki delivered a perfect throw...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Rainouts in baseball usually provide time for extra rest for the players. Except when you play in Chicago and the Blackhawks are one game away from winning the Stanley Cup. This scenario played out for the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians,...
Josh Hamburger
2 months ago
Down 6-1 in the sixth inning, Cubs right fielder Junior Lake blasted a home run deep to left field. Filling in for an injured Jorge Soler, the unassuming batter flipped his bat a bit much and trotted around the bases to collect his...
Josh Hamburger
3 months ago
Anthony Rizzo
After three years of rebuilding the farm system at the expense of the major league roster — and big-league results — the Cubs are back in the hunt for the first time in team president Theo Epstein’s regime. Not “all in,...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
Joe Maddon Theo Epstein Chicago Cubs
The characters in that long-running Windy City disaster known as the Chicago Cubs’ World Series Disappointment are well known to all baseball fans. There is the Billy Goat. And Bartman. The Miracle Mets. Leon Durham and his “Gatorade...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
Major League Baseball
Brand equity. Brand awareness. Brand image. These are all economic terms that overlap, exist in a nebulous world and don’t directly impact the bean counters.  As the media world has grown over the last half century, so has the...
Athlon Sports
6 months ago
MLB Predictions for 2014 (National League)
NL East1. Washington2. Atlanta3. Philadelphia4. New York5. MiamiHeading into spring training this looked like a two-team race. But a couple of key injuries to Atlanta starters Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy handed the advantage to Washington. The...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
At this point, mediocrity would be considered a major upgrade. The Theo Epstein era is heading into its third year, and the results from the first two are some of the most hideous in team history. The Cubs lost 197 games over this stretch, which...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
Amazing MLB Stats
The Cubs are wishing they had moved to the American League instead of the Astros, Koji has been unhittable, Texas and Detroit haven’t missed a beat since a couple of players were suspended, and will the Braves’ lack of postseason...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
2013 MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 26
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power Ranking...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Clayton Kershaw
Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate, the Dodgers are good, the Astros are bad and Alfonso Soriano has been really hot. These facts and more amazing stats from last week in baseball.1.23    Clayton Kershaw’s ERA in AugustThe...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
2013 MLB Power Rankings: Aug. 19
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Oakland’s Josh Reddick goes on a binge in Toronto, Mo blows up, the Brewers can’t win on Thursdays and Clayton Kershaw can’t lose when he gets four runs. These numbers and more, in this edition of amazing MLB stats for the week of...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (Atlanta Braves) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week.  Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Last season the most impactful trades didn’t seem that impressive when they were announced. But the additions of Hunter Pence and Marco Scutaro by San Francisco shifted the balance of power toward the Giants in the NL West and eventually led...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here are our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports MLB Power...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the baseball season Athlon Sports looks at the best (St. Louis Cardinals) and worst (Houston Astros) baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week. Athlon Sports 2013 MLB...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Puigmania hits Los Angeles, the Redbirds finally win in extras, Cleveland can't win on the road and is Howie Kendrick really the Angels' best hitter? These and more amazing stats from the week of June 3-9. 13    Hits for Yasiel...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Only hard-core baseball junkies are familiar with these names now, but in a few years all baseball fans will recognize these stars. Here’s a brief look at stars of the future who have yet to make their debuts in the major leagues. Pitchers...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the 2013 MLB season, we highlight the most important, intriguing and bizarre stats in baseball.    .516    David Ortiz’s Batting Average Big Papi is back and the Red Sox are loving it. Already...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago

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