Starlin Castro’s slump continues

Early in the season everybody jumped on the Starlin Castro bandwagon, as he started out the season hotter than any hitter in the MLB. Lately he has been struggling mightily to get on base. What has caused this slump for […]

Chicago Cubs pitching starting to come around

In the past two games, the Chicago Cubs have only given up two runs total. Is this finally the start of what we have needed from the pitching staff? Even the starter that has struggled the most, Ryan Dempster, had […]

Carlos Pena finally hits his first home run of the year!

Everyone has been watching, listening or reading about how much Carlos Pena has been struggling. Not only has his batting average been way below .200, and has only driven in five runs, but he hadn’t hit a homer yet. Carlos […]

Can Ryan Dempster figure out what is wrong?

As pointed out in a recent post by my colleague, Ryan Dempster was supposed to be the ace of this pitching staff. So far, he has been far from it, and really needs to fix what is wrong. Nobody truly […]

On this day in Chicago Cubs history…

Retiring the numbers of legendary players has been a tradition in baseball since Lou Gherig’s number was retired in 1939. Having your number retired is one of the best honors a team can give to their former players. The Chicago […]

Should the Chicago Cubs look into trading Marlon Byrd?

Without a doubt, Marlon Byrd was the heart soul of the team last year. He led by example, and had a tremendous first year with the Cubs. As he hit .293 with 53 extra base hits and had 66 RBIs […]

On this day in Cubs history…

Times have changed in baseball over the years, how could it not since it has been around for well over 100 years. One of the biggest changes at one point was the inside stadium, the dome. Today, you see so […]

Can Alfonso Soriano carry the Chicago Cubs?

As of right now, more Cubs are slumping than hitting. All season long you have heard us talk about the lack of power, the lack of pitching, defensive woes, not stealing bases, and it does not seem like there is […]

On this day in Chicago Cubs history…

Not everything that happens in Chicago Cubs history may necessarily be a good thing for the team. The same thing happens to pitchers that give up that historical home run ball, and his name will be forever remembered as well. […]

Where has all of the Chicago Cubs’ power gone?

We are about a month into the season now, and the offense is hitting the ball. However, where are the long balls? It’s nice to know that Darwin Barney got his first home run the other day, but knowing that […]

On this day in Chicago Cubs history…

Most second baseman in the MLB are not known for their power numbers. This especially was true not less than about ten years ago, before the emergence of players like Chase Utley, Robinson Cano and Brandon Phillips. Fortunately for the […]

When was the last time the Chicago Cubs had a successful power hitting lefty?

One of the biggest moves the Chicago Cubs made during the offseason was bringing in power hitting lefty, Carlos Pena. Unfortunately, Pena has not gotten off to the start that they hoped for. It seems like every year you always […]