Chicago Cubs Articles

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
Just as I did a few weeks ago, I once again examine the pennant races as they’re shaping up for 2013. Sure, it’s early, but what else are you going to read about? Bowl games between a bunch of non-BCS .500 teams? Now that some major free agent...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
It’s never too early to start thinking about 2013. At least now that the World Series is over. I mean, what else is there to think about? Pitchers and catchers report in a little more than 100 days. Certainly, key trades and free agent signings...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Fans love it when their team signs a big-name free agent or locks up a current star, but too many times organizations pay for past accomplishment instead of future production. There are obviously some baseball superstars on this list, but...
Patrick Snow
2 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for September 17, 2012.  1. Nationals — Every game...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for September 10, 2012.  1. Nationals — Pacing majors with...
Charlie Miller
2 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for Sept. 3, 2012.     1. Reds — Cruising...
Rich McVey
2 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 27, 2012.  1. Nationals — Is there some...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 20, 2012.  1. Nationals — Opponents are...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 13, 2012.  1. Nationals — Will they or won’t...
Rich McVey
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for August 6, 2012.    1. Reds — Aroldis Chapman...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams and players in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings and Players of the Week for July 30, 2012.   1. Reds—Everything...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for July 23, 2012.   1. Rangers—Still the scariest team in the American League.  2....
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for July 16, 2012.     1. Rangers—All-Star Matt Harrison pitching like Cy Young Matt...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for July 9, 2012.     1. Rangers—Scored fewest runs so far in July.  2....
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for July 2, 2012.    1. Rangers—First team to win 50 games.  2. Yankees—Can they...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
  Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for June 25, 2012.  1. Rangers—Three players on pace to drive in more than 100 runs...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for June 4, 2012.  1. Rangers—Roy Oswalt signing makes the best even better.  2. Dodgers—Catcher A.J....
Charlie Miller
3 years ago
  Each week during the season Athlon Sports looks at the best and worst baseball teams in the league. Here's our MLB Power Rankings for May 29, 2012.  1. Dodgers—Scored six or more runs in seven of last 10 games.  2. Rangers—25...
Charlie Miller
3 years ago

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