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Name: Bleacher Nation
Description: Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Commentary
URL: http://www.bleachernation.com
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Related Team(s): Cubs
Related Sports(s): Baseball
Date Added: 2009-02-01 06:58:03
  
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Spring Training Miscellany: Indians 4, Cubs 2 – Lackey Good, Happ Homers, Schwarber Catches
The Cubs lost to the Indians, but most signals were good today. Kyle Schwarber caught in a minor league game. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Albert Almora Leaves Game With Neck Tightness (UPDATE: Whew)
Hopefully this won't prove to be serious. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

MLBits: Top Draft Prospects, Kang May Miss Significant Time, Molina Wants Apology, More
The top of the MLB Draft is once again very relevant to the Cubs! Hooray! That, and much more from around the league. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

BIF: The Fake-Bunt-Swing Looks a Lot Cooler When You Hit a Home Run
From Baseball is Fun: Wow. Usually you do this, and you're looking maybe to slap a single by an infielder. Next move for Kyle Schwarber? [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

The One Offensive Thing the Cubs Do Poorly: Steal Bases (And That’s OK!)
You're not going to see many stolen bases this year from the Cubs, and Joe Maddon's not about to force the issue. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Pre-Gamin’: Indians at Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread
The Cubs and Indians play each other once again. What does that make this, Game 9? [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

YES! Gold Cubs Uniform Alert!
The reigning World Series Champion Chicago Cubs will show off gold on April 10 and 12, and the gear will be on sale tomorrow. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

BIF: 16 Years Ago Today, Randy Johnson Made This Happen – What Do Bird Experts Have to Say?
From Baseball is Fun: Well, if scientists say I shouldn't feel bad for the bird ... [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Hey, This is Fun: Opening Day Cubs Lineups Throughout the Rebuild
Yes, the group certainly has changed dramatically over the years ... [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Kris Bryant, Baseball, True Love, And a Story That’s (Almost) Too Good to be True
One of the sport's best players is also the kind of transcendent star who we haven't seen in a long, long time. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Albert Almora Bats Second, Is Having An Interesting Spring
Albert Almora is just 22 years old, but will he ever get on base enough to be an above average offensive contributor? I think so. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

The Cubs’ Rotation Has a Really Good Fifth Starter and Other Bullets
Kyle Hendricks is clearly the best "fifth starter" in baseball. Do the Cubs also have the best rotation? [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

BIF: Yeah … Clayton Kershaw Will Be Just Fine (He Says as Kershaw Strikes Out 11 Rangers)
Baseball is Fun: Clayton Kershaw is barely human at this point. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Morning Homers: Jake Arrieta’s Monster Blast, Tommy La Stella’s Second
A little Cubs homer fun to get your Friday started. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Spring Training Miscellany: Cubs 5, D-Backs 5 – Arrieta Rocks, Duensing Returns, Cubs Tie
ALL THE TIES!!! At least the Cubs got a homer from Jake Arrieta. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Watch Jake Arrieta Break His Own Record For Longest Home Run By A Pitcher (In the Statcast Era)
Jake Arrieta just crushed the longest home run by a pitcher in the Statcast era ... beating his own previously set record by 22 feet. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

The Chicago Cubs Have the Best Infield in Baseball, Right?
The projections say the Cubs are in a class all their own. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at D-Backs (3:10 CT) – Lineup, Broadcast Info, Game Thread
Arrieta and Greinke, Cubs and D-Backs. We have ourselves some baseball. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Cubs’ Initial Rotation Announced, with Brett Anderson Included
Anderson will be the team's fifth starter out of the gate. Well, technically he'll be the team's fourth starter. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

The Fourth Cut is Depthiest: Cubs Cut a Number of AAA Depth Pieces from Big League Camp
That includes Jeimer Candelario, but not Ian Happ (for today). [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Javy Baez Earns All-WBC Honors for His Stellar Play
Baez lands on the All-WBC Team with a bunch of other stars from the tournament. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Limited Range, Ep. 60: Or Will We?
Scouts on Heyward's swing, what could go wrong for the Cubs, the sixth starter, and more. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Green Passed Away, Russell and Sliders, a Fantastic World Series Video, and Other Bullets
The former Cubs GM led the Cubs to their first postseason appearance in almost 40 years back in 1984. Also: a fan-view World Series celebration video you'll want to see. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Chicago Cubs Lineup: The Final Bench Spot Showdown
Each of the three guys battling for the position get a start today against the D-Backs. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Theo Epstein Beats Out the Pope for “The World’s Greatest Leader”
That's not according to me, it's according to Fortune. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

BIF: Shohei Otani is Probably Ready for the Regular Season – Just Hit His 4th Homer in 7 Games
From Baseball is Fun: And remember, this guy is best known for a being a dominant PITCHER. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Revisiting the Cubs’ 2013 Draft – The One That Produced That Kris Bryant Guy
With one pick, the Chicago Cubs pretty much made this draft one of the best in franchise history. But what about the other picks? [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

USA! USA! Team USA Wins WBC Championship Over Team Puerto Rico
It was an exciting, fun tournament, but it ends with a dominant, one-sided win. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

“Wheels” Schwarber Bunts for a Hit to Lead Off the Game, Later Homers (VIDEOS)
It was actually a very smart move, and a perfect bunt. But then, well, Schwarber got greedy. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Double-Pre-Gamin’: Cubs at Reds (8:05 CT); USA at Puerto Rico (8:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread
It's Team USA v. Team Javy ... who will you root for? Oh, also: Cubs Spring Training. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Ian Kinsler Wants Kids to Appreciate US-Style Baseball, As Opposed to Puerto Rican or Dominican Style
"That just wasn't the way we were raised." [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

BIF: These Virtual Reality 360 Videos from MLB Are Ridiculously Cool
Baseball is Fun: Can you imagine watching Cubs' batting practice every day like this? [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Cubs’ Prospect Notes: Cease’s Big Year, Jimenez’s Next Steps, Happ’s Ascent, More
Bits on some of the most compelling Cubs prospects. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Must Read of the Day: The Story Behind the Story of the Famous From-the-Hospital Ted Lilly Signing
The former Cubs GM famously made a deal for Ted Lilly while at the hospital. It turns out, there's a whole lot more to the story. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Most of the Regulars Are Back
The Cubs play tonight against the Reds, and here's the group that goes out to Goodyear. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Trade Interest Still Strong on Jose Quintana, Who Could Be Dealt at Any Time
One of the interested teams is the Pirates, so you can see how this could have a significant impact on the Cubs. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

WATCH: Kris Bryant Heads Back to Bonanza High School for a Trip Down Memory Lane
A human portrait of the reigning NL MVP. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

Cubs’ Catching Tandem Projects to Be Top 10 in MLB, But Could Be Even Better
Having a top ten group of backstops is good enough, so I won't complain. But, well, the Cubs could probably be considered even better. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

David DeJesus is Back, Sammy Sosa’s Long Homer, and Other Bullets
A former fan favorite returns to the Cubs. Also: reunions around baseball don't include Sammy and the Cubs. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

WBC Final Set Between USA and Puerto Rico, Let the Energy and Emotion Reign
What a fantastic tournament this has been, and it's a reminder of how great the sport can - and should - be. [To read the post, head over to Bleacher Nation. To stay free for readers to enjoy, BN is supported by ads. In a full-content RSS feed, that is not possible. I hope you understand and keep on reading at BN.]

 

 
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