1. 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 17 hours ago 2,837 reads 0 comments

  2. Ideal Trade Scenarios for the Cubs to Focus on Pulling off This Offseason

    Linked to major free agents this offseason like Jon Lester and Russell Martin , the Chicago Cubs are expected to make a big splash this winter in one way or another...

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  3. Picking the Ideal Free Agents to Fill All of Chicago Cubs' Holes

    The Chicago Cubs , after the hiring of manager Joe Maddon, appear to be in buy-now mode. While they won't go nuts in free agency this season, they aren't going to hesitate to make a bold free-agent signing if the price is right...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 15 days ago 4,009 reads 1 comments

  4. Introduction of Joe Maddon Marks New Era in Cubs Baseball

    Eleven years ago, when upstart general manager Theo Epstein was looking for the manager to end his Red Sox 's 86-year World Series drought, he decided to bring in a longtime bench coach of the Anaheim Angels ...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 20 days ago 1,653 reads 0 comments

  5. 6 Dream Free-Agent Pickups for Chicago Cubs

    Excitement is undoubtedly in the Wrigley Field debris-filled air on the North Side of Chicago. The Chicago Cubs will introduce Joe Maddon as their new manager on Monday, which seems to be indicative of wanting to compete starting in 2015...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 20 days ago 18,676 reads 27 comments

  6. Chicago Cubs' Most Tradable Assets of 2014-15 Offseason

    Fans of the Chicago Cubs aren't familiar with their team buying at the deadline in recent memory, but they really could be doing that either this offseason or at the trade deadline...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 27 days ago 8,560 reads 7 comments

  7. Chicago Cubs' Guide to the Free-Agent Pitching Market

    Cubs president Theo Epstein says of the club , "Between this offseason, next year's trade deadline, and next offseason, we will add impact talent from outside the organization...

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  8. The 5 Biggest Decisions the Chicago Cubs Have to Make This Offseason

    The winds of change are blowing on the north side of the Windy City as president Theo Epstein has changed his tune from urging patience on the part of Chicago Cubs season-ticket ...

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  9. State of Chicago Cubs Heading into MLB Offseason

    The Chicago Cubs took a major step forward in 2014. Not only by improving on the field but also by developing most of their major prospects to the point of getting called up at some point in 2015...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 1 month ago 10,960 reads 26 comments

  10. What It Would Take for Chicago Cubs to Land Jon Lester This Offseason

    Jon Lester will be one of the most sought after free agents this offseason, and the Cubs figure to be right toward the top of the list of potential suitors...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 2 months ago 10,103 reads 32 comments

  11. Final 2014 Rankings of Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects

    The Chicago Cubs entered the 2014 season with a very strong farm system and somehow ended the year with an even stronger one...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 2 months ago 11,199 reads 9 comments

  12. Predicting the Chicago Cubs Opening Day Roster in 2015

    The Chicago Cubs took clear steps forward this season and have built up momentum moving into 2015. When they get some more prospects at the big league level and some top line pitching in free agency, this team could compete...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 18,660 reads 36 comments

  13. Chicago Cubs: Full Scouting Report for Every September Call-Up

    The future is bright in Chicago, and Cubs fans have gotten a glimpse of that with the call-ups of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler in the past month...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 2,943 reads 6 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs: An Early Offseason and Free-Agency Primer

    Heading into 2015, there is actually reason for optimism among the Chicago Cubs fanbase. While this year has been similar to others, it has also seen top prospects such as Javier ...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 5,620 reads 8 comments

  15. Predicting What the Chicago Cubs Lineup Will Look Like Next Year

    The progress the young guns have made in the minor leagues this season is encouraging for the Chicago Cubs ' future. As long as they add some quality pitching in free agency this offseason, they should actually be a pretty interesting team in 2015...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 16,946 reads 26 comments

  16. Chicago Cubs Are Favorites to Land Jon Lester This Offseason

    When the Oakland Athletics traded for lefty ace Jon Lester , they knew they were renting. Come this offseason, the Chicago Cubs will be looking to buy...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 11,483 reads 51 comments

  17. Chicago Cubs Rebuild Isn't Working? Time to Think Again

    The Cubs have sent out a subpar product at the major league level for three straight seasons now as they attempt to build from the ground up...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 3 months ago 7,936 reads 40 comments

  18. Javier Baez Predictions for the Home Stretch of the 2014 Season

    When Chicago Cubs prospect Javier Baez was called up to the big league squad on Aug. 5, there was a sense of justifiable excitement within the fanbase. Through his first major league series, Baez has done nothing to lower expectations...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 8,509 reads 32 comments

  19. FanGraphs Is Convinced Javier Baez Is Headed for Superstardom

    Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago confirmed early on Monday that Chicago Cubs shortstop prospect Javier Baez will be called up and will make his major league debut at second base on Tuesday night in Colorado ...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 8,820 reads 21 comments

  20. Re-Ranking Chicago Cubs' Top 10 Prospects After the Trade Deadline

    This trade deadline, the Cubs added to an already loaded system of young talent. Even though they've yet to add any elite pitching prospects to the system, the team continues to claim it can build the pitching staff through trades and free agency...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 16,936 reads 24 comments

  21. Grading the Chicago Cubs' Trade Deadline Performance

    Fans knew the Cubs would be sellers once again this trade deadline, and with their flurry of deals over the past month, they've added several more key prospects...

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  22. Sports' Hierarchy of Needs: What Motivates Every Athlete

    Psychologist Abraham Maslow is famous for describing humans' simple motivation system, which he called Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs . It describes what motivates each person moving through life's ups and downs...

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  23. Chicago Cubs Trade Deadline: Preview and Predictions

    Even though the Chicago Cubs have unloaded their biggest trade pieces in Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel, they still might have moves to make before the July 31 trade deadline...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 10,083 reads 18 comments

  24. 5 Prospects the Cubs Should Give a Shot in the Second Half

    It's no secret that the Chicago Cubs possess more exciting players in the minor leagues than they do in the major leagues. As sad as it is, most of the core of the team's future hasn't played a major league game yet...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 4 months ago 11,083 reads 33 comments

  25. Scouting Reports for Chicago Cubs Players in 2014 Futures Game

    One of the highlights of All-Star Weekend is the Futures Game, an event where fans can see some of the game's future stars. There are undoubtedly players at every position who will be playing that same weekend in the MLB All-Star Game eventually...

    Jacob Kornhauser Written by Jacob Kornhauser about 5 months ago 4,677 reads 3 comments