1. If Cubs Want to Stop Woes, Jim Hendry Must Go

    I've always been a Jim Hendry fan. He took risks when appropriate, liked to utilize a combination of farm-team talent and veteran-free agents, and knew what it took to compile a winning roster...

    Tyler Franz Written by Tyler Franz about 5 years ago 309 reads 8 comments

  2. April Showers Bring May Flowers: Cubs Top Astros, Improve To 5-1 in May

    Maybe, just maybe, the Cubs are back to their winning ways for good. On a warm Houston night with the roof open, the Cubs got their fifth win in the young month of May and have won ...

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  3. Cubs Get on the Right Track, Send Jeff Samardzija to AAA and Call Up Chad Fox

    On Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs optioned pitcher Jeff Samardzija to AAA Iowa and called up 38-year old reliever Chad Fox. Fox is a journeyman veteran who has a career 3.60 ERA in 217 games...

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  4. Flying Under the Radar: Why Ryan Theriot Is So Important to the Cubs

    When people think of the Chicago Cubs' possible team MVPs, many names come to mind: Derrek Lee, Alfonso Soriano, Aramis Ramirez, and even Geovany Soto are all valid candidates for the most valuable Cub...

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  5. The Chicago Cubs April Bleacher Report Card

    Following up on the season preview article, let's take a look at how the have Cubs fared so far. Chicago got out to a strong start but has struggled the last few weeks of April...

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  6. Chicago Cubs Should Keep Milton Bradley On Short Leash

    The Chicago Cubs knew exactly what they were getting into when they signed OF Milton Bradley to a three-year deal: The arguments with umpires, countless injuries, and absolute quotable gems that Bradley gives out like food stamps to the media...

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  7. Add One More Bull to The Pen: Cubs Should Call Up Jeff Samardzija Now

    It's only been a week, but six games into the season, the Chicago Cubs' Achilles heel thus far has unquestionably been the bullpen...

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  8. How Things Stand: The Official Bleacher Report Chicago Cubs Season Preview

    As Spring Training (finally) comes to a close and the 2009 regular season is upon us, let's take a look at how the Cubs stand at each position going into the season...

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  9. QB Jay Cutler Traded To The Chicago Bears

    On Thursday afternoon, the Broncos traded QB Jay Cutler to the Chicago Bears for two first round draft picks, one in 2009 and one in 2010, and quarterback Kyle Orton...

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  10. Seth Curry to Transfer to Duke

    Liberty star and brother of Davidson's Stephen Curry, Seth, will transfer to play for Coach K and the Blue Devils. Seth Curry will sit out the 2009-2010 season and be eligible as a 2010-11 third-year sophomore...

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  11. Cubs Management Fails Again, Picks Kevin Gregg as Closer

    On Sunday afternoon, the Chicago Tribune reported that Lou Piniella has named Kevin Gregg as the closer for 2009. For two years, Marmol has been lights out in the setup role and looked like a shoo-in for the Cubs closer role in the future...

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  12. Make March Madder: Abolish Conference Tournaments

    There are many theories as to how to make the NCAA tournament's selection process more fair and aimed at the true best teams in the country. These ideas range from expanding the tournament field to banning mid-major teams outright...

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  13. Derrek Lee Hurts Himself, Cubs, and Country By Declining Team USA Invitation

    When Derrek Lee declined Team USA's second invitation to join the team, this time as a starter in the semifinals, he not only hurt Team USA, but his career and the Cubs as well. Lee has been struggling throughout Spring Training, hitting only ...

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  14. Derrek Lee Declines WBC Invitation

    On Thursday, Chicago Cubs first baseman Derrek Lee declined the invitation to fill in at first base for Team USA in the World Baseball Classic...

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  15. Kosuke Fukudome Vs. Reed Johnson: The Showdown For Center

    As Spring Training is well under way, let's take a look at one of the Cubs' key position battles between outfielders Kosuke Fukudome and Reed Johnson...

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  16. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Acquire Kellen Winslow

    Only two days after releasing fan favorites Derrick Brooks and Warrick Dunn, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have already begun their rebuilding process, trading undisclosed draft picks in exchange for Cleveland's Kellen Winslow...

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  17. Memo to Cubs Fans: Wake Up and Smell DeRosas (or Lack Thereof)

    On a day when Cubs fans across the nation rejoiced in the return of America’s pastime, the Cubs win and Hoffpauir’s grand slam were overshadowed by a former friend...

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  18. Green Bay Packers' Week Seven Positional Grades Vs. Colts

    Packers' Week Seven Positional Grades Here’s how the Packers stacked up against the Colts in their Week Seven victory. We've also included season grades overall and what the season grades were prior to this week...

    Tyler Franz Written by Tyler Franz about almost 6 years ago 257 reads 1 comments

  19. Green Bay Packers' Positional Grades at the Trade Deadline

    Packers' Trade Deadline Grades Here is a look at how the Green Bay Packers performed throughout the first six weeks of the season. OFFENSE Quarterback: A- The Breakdown: Aaron Rodgers has been phenomenal...

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  20. Packers' Victory Over Seattle More Than Just a Win: The Pack Is Back

    Even though they faced third-string QB Charlie Frye, the Packers’ win over the Seahawks was a resounding one that made a statement to the rest of the league: the Pack is back...

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  21. Rich Harden Back With Cubs in 2009

    The Chicago Cubs announced that they will pick up Rich Harden’s contract option, worth $7 million, for the 2009 season...

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  22. Despite Powerful Lineup, Cubs Must Rebuild

    100 years and counting. For Cubs fans, the almost cliché phrase “wait ‘til next year” is getting old fast. How, we wonder, does a team that had the best record in the N...

    Tyler Franz Written by Tyler Franz about almost 6 years ago 293 reads 4 comments