Chicago Cubs non-tender Kyle Schwarber, Albert Almora Jr.

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The Chicago Cubs have decided to non-tender outfielders Kyle Schwarber and Albert Almora Jr. This is just the start of what looks to be a busy off-season for the organization. The Schwarber move comes as sort of a surprise. There were some talks that he could return, or be included in possible trades. He’s the […] READ MORE


John “the Jackrabbit” Dillinger and the Chicago Cubs

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The Setup and a Bloody End July 21, 1934 Anna Sage was a madam at a brothel in Gary, Indiana. She was in danger of being deported because of the nature of her profession. Sage needed a way to stay in the U.S. and she had just the ticket: John Dillinger. The infamous bank robber […] READ MORE


Wrigley Field Given Federal Landmark Status

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According to multiple reports, Wrigley Field will be given federal landmark status in the National Register of Historic Places. This status allows the Ricketts family, owners of the Chicago Cubs, access to federal income tax credits. National Historic Landmarks or, NHLs, are historic places that hold national significance. U.S. Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt […] READ MORE


Theo Epstein To Step Down as Cubs President

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On Tuesday morning, the Chicago Cubs announced that team president Theo Epstein will be stepping down. Jed Hoyer will take over the position on November 20th. Hoyer has worked closely with Epstein throughout their time with the Cubs, and even before their arrival. He has held the roles of Executive Vice President and General Manager. […] READ MORE


Trade Candidates to Watch This Offseason

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Six MLB Players to Monitor This Offseason The MLB Hot Stove Season is officially underway. Tuesday, the MLB Owners Meetings get underway and last thru Thursday. In typical 2020 fashion, the meetings are being held virtually. However, they will still allow all 30 front offices to converse with one another and exchange ideas. Typically, these […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs Off-Season Needs

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The Chicago Cubs are in a very complicated spot this off-season. Most of their key players have been included in trade rumors since the season ended. On paper, there aren’t many spots that need to be filled, but there is always room for improvement. Their needs may be much different in the coming months, especially […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs Decline 2021 Option On Jon Lester

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The Chicago Cubs have officially declined Jon Lester‘s 2021 team option. Lester was set to make $25 million next season and the move will cost Chicago $10 million to buy-out the remainder of his contract. Lester is now a free agent for the first time since 2014 when he signed his massive deal with the […] READ MORE


Haunted Wrigley Field: A Tale of Its Haunts

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Haunted Wrigley Field A Brief Walk Down Halloween Lane The seasons are changing, leaves are turning, it’s getting dark earlier, and the ghosts and goblins are coming out of storage. Change can make people do strange things and one of those things is Halloween. 2,000 years ago the Celts (people who lived mostly in what […] READ MORE


Chicago Cubs 2020 Recap: The End of an Era

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The Chicago Cubs 2020 season ended when they were eliminated from the playoffs last Friday by the Miami Marlins. Chicago really struggled to make contact at the plate. In the two losses versus Miami, they had nine hits and just one run. This was a story all too familiar for the Cubs, and has been […] READ MORE


2020 National League Playoffs: Wild Card Round Predictions

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James Rowe’s Takes On National League Wild Card Round Los Angeles Dodgers vs Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Brewers The Milwaukee Brewers snuck into the playoffs, and are clearly the weakest squad in this postseason. That being said, they’re in and Milwaukee will be looking to upset everyone. There is some talent, but expect them to put […] READ MORE