1. Chicago Cubs Scouting Report: The Future Is Zeke

    Ezekiel Mark DeVoss Specs Born: July 17, 1990 From: Mims , FL College: Miami Height: 5'10” Weight: 175 lbs...

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  2. Chicago Cubs: First-Round Draft Choice Hayden Simpson Moving Forward

    Without being immorally cliché, Hayden Simpson can only be described as an unfinished novel. Members of the media and fans alike were baffled by the choice to draft Simpson ...

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  3. Welcome to the Big Leagues: Two Cubs Rookies Experience Pro Baseball

    BOISE—Despite the uncooperative actions of the Treasure Valley weather gods, summer is among us and the 2010 Northwest League season is just two days away...

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  4. MLB Draft: Chicago Cubs Analysis of the First 15 Rounds

    Day one of the MLB First-Year Players Draft began with the most predictable draft pick in baseball history, when the Washington Nationals selected 17-year-old phenom Bryce Harper...

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  5. 2010 MLB Draft: Will Hayden Simpson Be Another Samardzija-Sized Mess in Chicago?

    Just 13 days before the start of the Class-A Minor League season, the Chicago Cubs selected right-handed pitcher, Hayden Simpson, with the 16th pick—much to the surprise of draft analysts...

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  6. The Good, the Bad, and the Chicago Cubs: Why Bryce Harper May End Up a Cubbie

    As the Chicago Cubs—though still premature—close in on their first losing season season since 2006, one thing may be able to relinquish an utterly disappointing season...

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  7. Los Angeles Lakers-Boston Celtics: Four Critical Differences From 2008

    For the 12th time Thursday, the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers will meet once again to renew the greatest rivalry in sports, on the world's biggest stage -- the NBA finals...

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  8. MLB Draft: Is Bryce Harper the Next Joe Mauer or Matt Wieters?

    With the lack of excitement and appeal that surrounds Major League Baseball every May, draft talk begins to dominate all conversation in baseball realms— and rightfully so...

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  9. Stanley Cup Playoffs: The Key to the San Jose Sharks' Success Isn't Named Joe

    On Sunday, game one of the Western Conference Finals featured two of the NHL’s most prolific offenses, though the real matchup was between netminders, Antti Niemi (Chicago) and Evgeni Nabokov...

    John Engel Written by John Engel about over 4 years ago 241 reads 2 comments

  10. Stanley Cup Playoffs: Canadiens Say Au Revoir to The Penguins

    It took less than a minute to determine the winner of the game seven battle between the Cinderella-Story Montreal Canadiens and the Pittsburgh Penguins – who failed to overcome an early 4-0 deficit, despite scoring two in the second period...

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  11. Chicago Cubs: Why Carlos Silva Isn't As Good As His Numbers

    On a gloomy Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley, Cubs' right-hander Carlos Silva improved to 4-0 in his seventh start of the season...

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  12. Chicago Cubs' Starlin Castro Surpasses Expectations in Major League Debut

    Finally, it appears that the Chicago Cubs are willing to show some backbone in the dugout after the promotion of Class AA shortstop Starlin Castro to the Major League roster...

    John Engel Written by John Engel about over 4 years ago 267 reads 7 comments

  13. Kobe Bryant Would've Failed in the NBA Without Being Rescued by the LA Lakers

    Only nine seconds still grace the scoreboard and the shot clock is turned off. Everyone in the arena knows who is going to get the ball, but not much can be done to stop him...

    John Engel Written by John Engel about over 4 years ago 3,170 reads 214 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs: Lilly's Return Couldn't Be More Needed

    In the 2010 season, the Chicago Cubs rotation has been as dependable as a Toyota— especially since the recent move by Lou Piniella of Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen, and complete domination by recently acquired starter Carlos Silva...

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  15. Job Security: Ryan Theriot May Have To Earn His Position, For Once

    After a matchup between two relatively awful teams left Cubs fans with high hopes Monday, deeper problems still plague the mind of seasoned manager Lou Piniella...

    John Engel Written by John Engel about over 4 years ago 681 reads 14 comments

  16. Tyler Colvin Silences Skeptics, Cubs Get First Win

    Must I say I told you so? Thursday, Tyler Colvin, 24, made his first start of the 2010 season at Turner Field for the Cubs after slow starts from Alfonso Soriano, Kosuke Fukudome, and the entire Chicago offense for that matter...

    John Engel Written by John Engel about over 4 years ago 213 reads 4 comments

  17. Around The MLB: Piniella on His Way Out of Chicago

    On a night when three of the worst teams in baseball kept their respective powerhouse opponents at bay -the Pirates played the Dodgers, the Reds faced the Cardinals and the Nationals ...

    John Engel Written by John Engel about over 4 years ago 861 reads 2 comments

  18. Opening Day Preview: Chicago, Atlanta Possible Wild Card Race

    On Monday, the Chicago Cubs will open up their highly anticipated season against the Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, while thousands of the Wrigley faithful pray that this is the year...

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  19. Chicago Cubs: A Decade to be Forgotten

    In the last 10 years, Cubs fans have seen their share of disappointing seasons, bad trades, over-hyped prospects, and greedy super stars...

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  20. Chicago Cubs: Top 10 Prospects for 2010

    The MLB off season is a time in which fans and scouts alike fantasize over newly acquired prospects, and the playoff impact they may have in the future...

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  21. Tyler Colvin Proves To Be Prospect to Watch After Cubs Spring Opener

    For centuries in the United States, a certain groundhog has been granted the power of determining the birth of the spring season and the fate of the waning months ahead...

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  22. Prospect Profile: Brett Jackson to Be Next Top Cubs Outfielder

    Over the last 23 years, Memorial Stadium (Chicago Cubs short-season class A) has seen its share of championship teams and losing teams, superstars and washouts...

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  23. NHL Mythbusting: Why Hockey is the Hidden Gem of American Pro Sports

    Since the gladiators first stepped foot into the Roman Coliseum, sports have been a marvel to which no other facet of life can encompass and have captured the souls of countless fans around the world...

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  24. NBA All-Star Lineups; The Way They Should Be

    Every year in professional sports, each league hosts an event to showcase the most elite athletes in the world, under the same set of lights. The NBA, unlike any of its professional counterparts, encompasses the true meaning of an "All-Star Game...

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  25. Calgary Flames-Minnesota Wild: Kiprusoff Gives Up Four, Calgary's Streak Ended

    Looking to win their sixth straight game, the Calgary Flames (25-12-5) visited the Minnesota Wild (20-20-3) on Wednesday atop the Northwest Division...

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