1. Cubs-Astros: Chicago Rallies Late To Beat Houston 7-2

    (Click MLB-Astros-vs-Cubs-4-16-10/G0000mLJMUMBqTlA/" target="_blank">here for the photo gallery of Friday's Astros - Cubs game.) What a difference a season makes...

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  2. Cheers and Jeers for the Chicago Cubs, and Other Opening Day Notables

    Filed:April 5th, 2010 What were you expecting exactly? Consider me fairly non non-plussed about the Cubs 2010 opener, a 16-5 shellacking by the Atlanta Braves down at Turner Field, for a couple of different reasons actually...

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  3. Cubbie Nation Calls the 2010 Baseball Season

    2009 ended with a loss. And this season? (Cubbie Nation/file) I really wasn’t going to do this. Defining in advance the success or failure of 30 major league teams over a 162 game season is probably something of a fool’s errand...

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  4. Chicago Cubs Setting Roster, Answering All Questions but the Big Ones

    The Cubs made big moves Friday, releasing seven players, while setting both their rotation and bullpen in the process...

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  5. In Milton Bradley's World, I Felt Like a Prisoner

    I guess today is just going to be the day that black men make me weep. That's my first thought after running through the morning news, and finding these delightfully insane, and completely narcissistic interviews with Milton Bradley and Torii Hunter...

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  6. Chicago Cubs Signaling Change in Their Marshall Plan?

    Filed:February 25th, 2010 Lost amongst the news of Carlos Zambrano's secret handshake with Kevin Millar, Angel Guzman being shut down, Ted Lilly being flu-ridden, and the existential question ...

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  7. Chicago Cubs 2010 Preview: Improving the Bullpen

    What? They're still looking? With less than a week before the official start of spring training, the Chicago Cubs are still looking to fill arguably their greatest offseason need: a reliable right-handed setup man for their new closer Carlos Marmol...

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  8. Carlos Marmol: Welcome to the Millionaire's Club!

    What? You're wondering what the picture above has to do with Carlos Marmol? Good question. Over the last few years of shooting Chicago sports, I haven't found a better photo yet that exemplifies ...

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  9. Xavier Nady as a Cub? Why So Average?

    Filed: Jan. 28, 2010 San Francisco Giants vs. San Diego Padres   Free Agent and Possible Chicago Cub Xavier Nady As I sit and examine the roster repercussions of the Cubs signing Xavier ...

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  10. Chicago Cubs Convention: Ten Things I Learned

    Ryan Dempster (center) signs autographs for fans (Cubbie Nation) Filed: Jan. 17, 2010 Okay, I'll admit it; I'm hooked...

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  11. Cubbie Nation to Mark McGwire: LIAR!

    In what was generally regarded as sports' worst kept secret—worse than the fact that Milton Bradley is an ass, Gilbert Arenas is crazy, and Brett Favre may be the NFL's biggest narcissist—Mark ...

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  12. Chicago Cubbie Nation is Fine with Marlon Byrd in Center—For Now

    Stopping to read the Jim Hendry outfield foibles over the last few seasons reads like the tale of a man who just doesn't get it...

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  13. 2009 Cubs in Pictures

    Last year, I ran what I hoped to become a tradition here at Cubbie Nation, the current team captured in pictures. The premise is pretty simple...

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  14. Bradley's Gone, but the Cubs Are No Better Off

    Former Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley (Cubbie Nation/file) I'd been hoping over the last day to see some movement, some twist, some nuance—any indication of a plan, really—that would make the trade of Milton Bradley for Carlos Silva palatable

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  15. Proposal From Cubbie Nation: Go Get Jacoby Ellsbury

    Sigh. I just finished watching the Red Sox press conference introducing Mike Cameron. Charming. Charismatic. Humble. Relaxed...

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  16. Curtis Granderson to the New York Yankees Just Leaves Me Speechless

    You know, for years I've respected Jim Hendry. Oh sure, i thought he was overmatched, and in over his head at times...

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  17. Fox out, Gray in as Chicago and Oakland do trade

    Filed:December 4th, 2009 Jake Fox (Cubbie Nation/file) The Cubs solved a number of problems in one fell swoop Thursday, trading fan favorite Jake Fox, the not-so favorite Aaron Miles, and ...

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  18. Re-Signing Mark DeRosa Will Not Make the Chicago Cubs Better

    Filed: Nov. 18, 2009 Have you ever found yourself reading a well-written piece and feeling like it all sounds logical and sensible, but then you think about it a little more and wonder if the ...

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  19. Will the Cubs Be Welcoming Mike Cameron Back to Chicago?

    No, it hasn't come to fruition yet, but I suspect that it's a phrase that we should all start practicing. The Milwaukee Brewers acquired center fielder Carlos Gomez in a swap with the Twins for J...

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  20. Chicago Cubs, John Grabow Talk Multi-Year Deal...Wait, What?!

    Filed: Nov. 3, 2009 Bruce Levine of ESPN 1000 is reporting that the Cubs and reliever John Grabow are in the midst of heavy talks for a multi-year deal. Levine reports that the offer is reportedly to be a $6...

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  21. Meet the new Cubs owners: "We've one agenda, and that's to win"

    Filed:October 30th, 2009 Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts And with one 20 minute press conference this morning, an historic event has come and gone, with the Ricketts family officially announced as the Cubs owners...

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  22. Chicago Cubs Sign Rudy Jaramillo, My Christmas Comes Early

    Sigh. After the lost season for the Cubs, I could have easily stayed away until the organizational meetings next month...

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  23. Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye: Cubs End 2009 with 5-2 Loss to Diamondbacks

    Filed: Oct. 4, 2009 (Click here for the photo gallery of this weekend's games.) It's over. The Cubs ended the 2009 season in a game that pretty much sums up the year: They got some good pitching, ...

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  24. Cubs win game, lose season in 6-0 victory

    For as much as I expected the Cubs to finish the season strong, it wasn't going to make up for the fact that a number of teams in front of them in the Wild Card chase are not only better composed, but are actually riding pretty good hot streaks...

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  25. Chicago Cubs: One Is the Loneliest Number

    Sigh. One week. There are two times of the year that I absolutely hate. The first is that week between Christmas and New Year...

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