1. Why Chicago Cubs Need to Win World Series for Ernie Banks

    Friday night, the Chicago Cubs , which had been used to getting good news during the past few months, got a piece of devastatingly bad news: "Mr. Cub" Ernie Banks, the greatest player in franchise history, died at the age of 83, per ESPN...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 12 hours ago 3,183 reads 17 comments

  2. PHOTO: Ernie Banks' 1953 Scouting Report

    Before Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks smacked 512 career home runs, earned 14 All-Star selections and won back-to-back MVPs, he was a 22-year-old Negro League shortstop looking for a job in the majors...

    Zachary Petersel Written by Zachary Petersel about 14 hours ago 51 reads 0 comments

  3. Cubs Legend Ernie Banks Dies at Age 83

    Legendary Chicago Cubs player and Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks has died at the age of 83. According to Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune , Banks' wife Liz confirmed the news of her husband's passing...

    Adam Wells Written by Adam Wells about 1 day ago 38,445 reads 162 comments

  4. Mr. Cub: A Life Like a Miracle

    His story is like a movie script built around an unexpected turn, a chance that for him was easier to seize than to explain. Maybe that's because Ernie Banks had trouble believing it even as he lived it...

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 19 hours ago 46 reads 0 comments

  5. Twitter Mourns Mr. Cub Ernie Banks, Who Died Friday Night at Age 83

    Jack Dale Written by Jack Dale about 20 hours ago 159 reads 0 comments

  6. A Cubs Fan's Tribute to the Legendary Ernie Banks

    To some people, being a dedicated fan of the Chicago Cubs can seem like a struggle at times. Years—even generations—have come and gone without experiencing the long-coveted celebration of a Cubs World Series championship...

    Jason S. Parini Written by Jason S. Parini about 1 day ago 220 reads 2 comments

  7. Projecting the Chicago Cubs' 2015 Opening Day Roster

    Changes are everywhere on the North Side of Chicago this baseball season. The bleachers — which won't be fully constructed until May — are undergoing renovations, a big ...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 day ago 817 reads 0 comments

  8. Cubs Claim RP Germen from Rangers

    The Cubs announced that they have claimed righty Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Rangers . Germen had only just been taken off waivers by Texas, after previously being dealt from the Mets to the Yankees following a DFA...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 1 day ago 90 reads 0 comments

  9. Report: Former Cub Ted Lilly Charged with Insurance Fraud

    Former Cubs pitcher Ted Lilly has been charged with insurance fraud, San Luis Obispo's KSBY reported Thursday...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 1 day ago 5 reads 0 comments

  10. Cubs, Dexter Fowler Avoid Arbitration

    The Cubs and outfielder Dexter Fowler have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year deal worth $9.5MM, reports Jon Heyman of CBS Sports (Twitter link). As MLBTR's Arbitration Tracker shows, Fowler had filed at $10...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Spencer Oshman about 1 day ago 586 reads 0 comments

  11. Piling World Series Expectations onto Youthful Chicago Cubs Is a Mistake

    When you are the Chicago Cubs , maybe the most cursed, endearing and followed team in Major League Baseball, there is no hiding. When you are this popular and have lost this ugly for this long, you cannot duck great hope...

    Anthony Witrado Written by Anthony Witrado about 2 days ago 10,618 reads 49 comments

  12. What Will Chicago Cubs Do with Arismendy Alcantara?

    After the Chicago Cubs traded for Dexter Fowler, Arismendy Alcantara became a man without a position. Manager Joe Maddon and the Cubs have another plan for him. He could turn out to be a Ben Zobrist-type super utility player that Maddon had in Tampa...

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Spencer Oshman about 1 day ago 64 reads 0 comments

  13. Schwarber Is the Third Best Catching Prospect in Baseball, Per MLB Pipeline

    Default-user-icon-comment Written by Paige Kuhn about 3 days ago 104 reads 0 comments

  14. Cubs Have Reason to Be Concerned About Baez

    The Chicago Cubs have reason to be concerned about one of their Core Four prospects, infielder Javier Baez...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 3 days ago 264 reads 0 comments

  15. Cubs Owner Pays $3 Million for Two Rooftop Apartment Buildings

    The Ricketts family, owner of the Chicago Cubs , paid $3 million for two apartment buildings overlooking Wrigley Field that have rooftop businesses, according to Cook County property records...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 days ago 5 reads 0 comments

  16. Cubs Gearing Up for the Draft and Yoan Moncada

    The Cubs think Yoan Moncada is a big-time prospect with the chance to become a special player. That is not exactly going out on a limb. This is supposed to be the next great Cuban hitter...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 3 days ago 8 reads 0 comments

  17. Twitter Mailbag: More Pitching?

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 4 days ago 59 reads 0 comments

  18. For Cubs to Thrive in 2015, Young Guns Will Have to Produce

    The five players gathered on stage for a panel called "New Kids on the Block" had appeared in no major league games at this time last year...

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 4 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  19. Pete Rose on Sosa: Get Rid of Skeletons in the Closet on PED Use

    Kevin Conti Written by Kevin Conti about 4 days ago 3 reads 0 comments

  20. Cubs: What Kris Bryant Learned in His First Full Year of Pro Ball

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 4 days ago 286 reads 0 comments

  21. Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon Welcomes Lofty Expectations

    Cubs fans got on their feet and roared, a rousing ovation for the person they hope will lead their favorite team to prominence...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 4 days ago 41 reads 0 comments

  22. Are Cubs Still Fishing for a Big Name?

    CHICAGO – OK, who's it going to be? Jordan Zimmermann, Doug Fister or Stephen Strasburg? The Washington Nationals would seemingly be ready to deal one of the starters in the wake of the reported agreement with fellow righty Max Scherzer...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 5 days ago 761 reads 0 comments

  23. Cubs GM: Trading Valbuena Doesn't Change Plans for Bryant

    With Luis Valbuena headed to Houston , that leaves an void at third base but Cubs GM Jed Hoyer says it's too early to write Kris Bryant's name in the lineup for Opening Day...

    James Wrabel Written by James Wrabel about 5 days ago 523 reads 0 comments

  24. Chicago Cubs: How Much Better Does Dexter Fowler Make Them?

    The Chicago Cubs made what is likely their last major offseason move when they sent infielder Luis Valbuena and pitcher Dan Straily to the Houston Astros for outfielder and leadoff man Dexter Fowler...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 days ago 14,183 reads 42 comments

  25. Fowler 'Excited' to Join Cubs

    CHICAGO -- The Cubs upgraded their outfield and may have found a leadoff man, acquiring veteran Dexter Fowler from the Astros on Monday in exchange for infielder Luis Valbuena and right-handed pitcher Dan Straily...

    Mike  Denevi Written by Mike Denevi about 6 days ago 167 reads 0 comments