Chicago Cubs Articles

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
2 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
2 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
2 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
To suggest that any player in any sport after just a few seasons is a lock to make the Hall of Fame is ridiculous. But it is always fun to look at athletes who have had instant success and try to extrapolate long-term potential. Limiting the...
Braden Gall
2 years ago
The 2013 MLB season kicks off with Houston hosting Texas on Sunday night. It's an appropriate season opener considering the Astros are now members of the American League. Another change this season is that interleague play will take place year-...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
Back in December, Cubs president of business operations Crane Kenney introduced Jim Deshaies as the team’s new television analyst and said he would be “the guy who will call the next World Series team for the Cubs.” The last guy to call a World...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Every spring, major league baseball teams gather in Florida and Arizona to knock off the rust and get ready for the 162-game grind that is the regular season. While spring training is necessary for all pitchers to get their arms ready and hitters...
Mark Ross
2 years ago
As spring training continues in Florida and Arizona, Athlon Sports offers its thoughts on all the offseason movement. Here are the best free agent signings in Major League Baseball for 2013: Mike Adams, Philadelphia Phillies 2 years, $...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
We all know the favorties to win the National League Cy Young award this season: Clayton Kershaw, Stephen Strasburg, Cole Hamels, Matt Cain and maybe closer Craig Kimbrel. But who are the longshots that could come out of nowhere and surprise...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
2013 Spring Training camps are open and many players will compete against teammates for jobs before taking on other baseball teams in April. Here are some position battles to keep an eye on this spring.  National League East Atlanta...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago

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