Despite Key Injuries, Chicago Cubs Saw Highlights in First Week of Cactus League Play

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So far this spring, the 5-4 Chicago Cubs have witnessed injuries to their starting third baseman, starting shortstop, and number two starting pitcher, but let’s focus on some of the highlights of their first week of Cactus League action. The team’s […]

Steve Clevenger Could Earn Spot on Chicago Cubs Roster

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Before Spring Training began, it seemed like Chicago Cubs‘ catcher Steve Clevenger would start the regular season at Triple-A Iowa. However, new things have developed, including the injury of third baseman Ian Stewart, and Clevenger now finds himself in a […]

Chicago Cubs Can’t Be Too Cautious With Arodys Vizcaino’s Recovery

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Without a shadow of a doubt, right-hander Arodys Vizcaino is the Chicago Cubs‘ top organizational pitching prospect, but don’t expect the team to rush the 22-year-old Dominican back from his 2012 Tommy John surgery. Though his recovery is on the […]

What Role Will Dioner Navarro Play on 2013 Chicago Cubs?

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One of the more interesting moves the Chicago Cubs‘ front office made this winter was the inking of catcher Dioner Navarro to a one-year $1.7 million deal to back up youngster Wellington Castillo. It looked like the Cubs were overpaying […]

Chicago Cubs’ Third Base Job Could Be Luis Valbuena’s To Take

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Ian Stewart had been projected to be the Chicago Cubs‘ opening day starter at third base ever since the club signed him to a one-year, $2 million deal in December. The deal was made, it seemed, to give Stewart another […]

Chicago Cubs’ Trade of Tony Campana Necessary for Rebuild

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Do Chicago Cubs fans really have a reason to be disappointed by the Monday trade of outfielder Tony Campana to the Arizona Diamondbacks? Though he was a speedy, scrappy, energetic, fun-to-watch kind of player with a heartwarming backstory, his value for […]

Chicago Cubs’ 3rd Baseman Ian Stewart Must Start Hot to Keep His Job

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The Chicago Cubs‘ front office had high expectations for third baseman Ian Stewart last winter when they acquired him from the Colorado Rockies to try to replace the offensive production left from the departure of Aramis Ramirez. But after 55 games, Stewart went […]

Jorge Soler Impresses Chicago Cubs in First Batting Practice of Spring

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Don’t get too overly excited, because he’s still far away from roaming the Chicago Cubs‘ outfield, but 20-year old (turns 21 next week) Cuban defector Jorge Soler put on a nice little show yesterday in batting practice. Of the people in […]

Brett Jackson Has Much to Prove to Chicago Cubs

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24-year-old Chicago Cubs outfield prospect Brett Jackson is certain that he will make the team’s 25-man roster out of Spring Training, even though manager Dale Sveum has already told him otherwise. ‘‘Barring injuries or anything, he knows. We’ve already told […]

Utility Man Brent Lillibridge Eyes Final Chicago Cubs Roster Spot

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Word out of the Chicago Cubs‘ Spring Training camp in Mesa, AZ is that utility man Brent Lillibridge will make the 25-man roster as a bench player. It’s still very early in the spring, but what sets the 29-year-old apart […]

Chicago Cubs’ Most Heartbreaking Prospect Busts of Recent Years

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Chicago Cubs Have Valuable Player in Darwin Barney

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Traditional baseball statistics like batting average don’t tell us the whole story.  Baseball is trending towards a greater use of sabermetrics when evaluating a player’s value, as it rightfully should.  One of the most popular of these statistics is WAR, […]