Chicago Cubs: Highlights of Cactus League Week One

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With the Chicago Cubs having just wrapped up their first week’s worth of preseason games, it is time to assess what the team has done so far, to see who is looking strong and who is going to need a […]

Chicago Cubs: Too Early to Dismiss Dontrelle Willis

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Despite criticism of Dontrelle Willis for his early departure in his first appearance in Spring Training, it is too early to give up on him. I wrote in a previous article about how the gamble by the Chicago Cubs to […]

Chicago Cubs: Any Starlin Castro Injury Will Cause Panic

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If just about any Chicago Cubs player other than Starlin Castro were to hurt himself in a preseason game, the majority of the Chicago Cubs fan community would react with reason and pragmatism. If it was announced that Alfonso Soriano […]

Chicago Cubs Welington Castillo Standing Out in Cactus League

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Chicago Cubs starting catcher Welington Castillo has been the standout of the organization so far in Cactus League play. He showed positive signs late in 2012 when he started to work as the full time catcher for the team in […]

Chicago Cubs Show Power Potential Despite Loss

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The Chicago Cubs were issued their first loss of Spring Training on Monday when they fell to the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dontrelle Willis exited without getting a single out due to some shoulder tightness, and presumably because the team wants […]

Dioner Navarro Steals the Show as Chicago Cubs Edge Giants

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Dioner Navarro, predicted to be Welington Castillo‘s backup in the upcoming season, wasn’t signed to be the kind of player that wins games for the Chicago Cubs, but he came up big Sunday in Arizona. In his only at-bat, Dioner […]

Dontrelle Willis A Smart Gamble for Chicago Cubs

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Dontrelle Willis is at Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs, the franchise that originally drafted him thirteen years ago. Although it is considered a long shot that Willis manages to make it to the MLB roster, he has apparently been […]

Case for the Hall: Moises Alou of Houston Astros & Chicago Cubs

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Among the most intriguing names of players that will soon be on the ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame is Moises Alou, who played for seven different teams but had the prime of his career with the Chicago Cubs […]

Chicago Cubs Javier Baez: Next Big Star or Next Big Disappointment?

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On MLB.com’s 2013 Top 100 Prospect list, Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez was ranked 16th, the highest of any player in the Chicago Cubs minor league system. The twenty year-old Puerto Rican was ranked 62nd on the same list the […]

Chicago Cubs Make Promising 2013 Debut in Cactus League

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The Chicago Cubs collected 14 hits and 11 runs in their first game of the preseason today against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, showing surprising offensive output for a team of mostly minor leaguers. Prospects like Brett Jackson stood […]

Chicago Cubs Darwin Barney’s 2012 Season Among Best Ever

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Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney won his first of probably several Gold Gloves for his defensive work at second base in 2012. He finished the season with an astounding .997 fielding percentage at the position, with only two errors, […]

Celebrating Black History in Baseball: Billy Williams

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Billy Williams, longtime Chicago Cubs left fielder, was of the first generation of great African-American baseball players who came up after the color barrier was finally broken and the Negro Leagues closed up shop. Luckily for Williams, players like Jackie […]