1. Early Grades for Every Chicago Cubs Offseason Acquisitions

    For the first time in a very long time, the Cubs were active in free agency and the trade market (from the buying end) this offseason. That meant a lot of roster turnover and a lot of questions going into this season...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 9 days ago 2,402 reads 2 comments

  2. An Early Look at the Top 5 Cubs Trade Deadline Chips

    The MLB season is only a couple weeks in, but it's never too early to look at teams' trade assets. Every team has some; the Cubs have several. Unlike in past seasons, the Cubs may be buyers rather than sellers at this year's deadline...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 16 days ago 3,083 reads 2 comments

  3. 5 Biggest Takeaways for Chicago Cubs Following MLB Opening Week

    Expectations are extremely high for the Cubs this season and the regular season is finally underway. 2015 got off to a rocky start with the Cubs getting shut out at home to start the year, but there's plenty of season left to be played...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 23 days ago 5,944 reads 25 comments

  4. Chicago Cubs' Biggest Storylines to Follow at the Start of 2015

    While the weather certainly doesn't feel like it, the Cubs are set to open their season against the Cardinals on Sunday night in the first MLB game of the year. With the new season getting underway, a new era of Cubs baseball will be ushered in...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 5,957 reads 7 comments

  5. Complete Chicago Cubs 2015 Season Preview

    There is an overwhelming hope that the 2015 Chicago Cubs will be a competitive group. That hope comes from the fact the team made several savvy offseason moves and its prospects are finally ready to make an impact at the big league level...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 6,490 reads 14 comments

  6. Final Predictions for Chicago Cubs' Key Spring Training Battles

    The Chicago Cubs don't have a ton of position competitions during this year's spring training, but a few key battles are currently going on. Most aren't at key spots, but the outcomes of the battles could end up being very important nonetheless...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 7,996 reads 22 comments

  7. Chicago Cubs: 5 Players Turning Heads Early in Spring Training

    Spring training is only a couple of games in, but there are already players starting to set themselves apart. Obviously, the stats include small sample sizes, but the ability that some players are showing has been impressive...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 18,963 reads 19 comments

  8. Chicago Cubs: 5 Players in Serious Danger of Being Cut or Demoted

    The focus tends to be on who will make the team in spring training for most teams. For the Chicago Cubs , most of that appears to be set. However, there are a couple of position battles that should be intriguing...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 2 months ago 22,764 reads 36 comments

  9. Chicago Cubs Position-by-Position Breakdown at 2015 Spring Training

    For the first time in a very long time, the Chicago Cubs seem ready to compete for the playoffs. A lot of that has to do with their improved roster in every area of the team...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 2 months ago 17,253 reads 36 comments

  10. Chicago Cubs: 5 Potential Breakout Candidates to Watch in Spring Training

    It's no secret the Chicago Cubs are supposed to be much improved this season after a very busy offseason. It remains to be seen just how improved they are, but their roster from this year compared to last appears to be much stronger...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 11,021 reads 23 comments

  11. Complete Chicago Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview

    First, Cubs fans had to wait for months for the team to sign ace Jon Lester. Now, it has seemed like an even more excruciating wait for spring training since there's so much excitement surrounding this much-improved team...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 9,222 reads 22 comments

  12. Handicapping Chicago Cubs' Hotly Contested Spring Training Position Battles

    The Chicago Cubs enter the 2015 season with high hopes. They have more stability than they've had in several years, and some of their bright young stars are finally starting to fall into place...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 8,843 reads 22 comments

  13. 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 3 months ago 10,813 reads 43 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 9,430 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 15,049 reads 44 comments

  16. Predictions for Each Offseason Acquisition's Career with the Cubs

    The Chicago Cubs made several big moves this offseason to help them in 2015 and beyond. For the first time in a while, they should be relatively competitive this upcoming season...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 9,659 reads 35 comments

  17. Biggest Winners and Losers for Chicago Cubs' Offseason

    Most around the baseball world think the Chicago Cubs had a very successful offseason. After all, they added coveted ace Jon Lester to the fold and bolstered their bench, bullpen and catcher spot...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 12,006 reads 22 comments

  18. Updated Prediction for Cubs' 2015 Opening Day Roster

    With about a month left to go in the MLB regular season, I took a crack at predicting the Cubs ' 2015 Opening Day roster. While a lot remains unchanged, there are a lot of new players who have been added to the mix this offseason...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 24,845 reads 72 comments

  19. 5 Missing Pieces the Cubs Could Still Add This Winter

    With spring training just around the corner and the new year being rung in, it feels like the MLB offseason is over. However, for the Chicago Cubs , like most other teams in the league, there is still some work to be done...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 25,179 reads 34 comments

  20. Chicago Cubs' Offseason Questions That Still Need to Be Answered

    Through their signing of Jon Lester, trade for Miguel Montero and other various moves this offseason, the Chicago Cubs have made one thing clear: They plan to compete starting in 2015...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 13,168 reads 46 comments

  21. Chicago Cubs' Biggest Steal at the MLB Offseason 2-Month Mark

    The Chicago Cubs have been very active this offseason after starting off slow, adding catcher Miguel Montero via trade and pitchers Jon Lester, Jason Hammel and Jason Motte via free agency...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 9,746 reads 0 comments

  22. Reassessing Chicago Cubs' Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What's Next

    After being disappointing for most of the offseason by missing out on a couple coveted free agents, the Chicago Cubs made their first major free-agent splash in five years...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 22,283 reads 39 comments

  23. Potential Trade Targets for Chicago Cubs at MLB Winter Meetings

    While the Chicago Cubs are still trying to make key signings on the free-agent market, when the front office makes its way to the MLB winter meetings Monday, it will also be looking to make some trades...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 5,497 reads 2 comments

  24. 5 Chicago Cubs Predictions for the 2014 Winter Meetings Action

    Coming into the offseason, it seemed like the Cubs were building momentum. They were seemingly connected to every major free agent, and fans were starting to get hyped about what potential stars they could sign...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 10,289 reads 2 comments

  25. Updated Odds for Chicago Cubs to Sign Top 5 Remaining Free Agent Targets

    Even though they missed out on catcher Russell Martin in free agency, the Chicago Cubs still have plenty of targets left in play. Most free agents they currently have an interest in would be more of role players, with the exception of ace Jon Lester...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 11,502 reads 1 comments