1. Chicago Cubs: Does White Sox Signing of Adam Dunn Affect North Siders?

    Reports have surfaced that the Chicago White Sox have signed free agent first baseman Adam Dunn to a four-year, $56 million deal...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 524 reads 5 comments

  2. Chicago Cubs: Looming Offseason Decisions, Part V (External Options)

    This is the final part of a series of articles outlining the decisions that the Cubs will need to make this offseason. You can read part four by following this link ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 1,288 reads 10 comments

  3. Chicago Cubs: Looming Offseason Decisions, Part IV (In-House Lineup Options)

    This is part four of a series of articles outlining the decisions that the Cubs will need to make this offseason. You can read part three by following this link . After Aramis Ramirez exercised his $14...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 1,271 reads 4 comments

  4. Chicago Cubs: Looming Offseason Decisions, Part III (In-House Pitching Options)

    This is part three of a series of articles outlining the decisions that the Cubs will need to make this offseason. You can read part two by following this link ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 1,404 reads 3 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs Hire Mike Quade as Manager, Second-Guessing Begins

    This time it's official. Mike Quade is the manager, not interim manager, of the Chicago Cubs . Reactions so far have been nearly dichotomous...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 309 reads 2 comments

  6. Chicago Cubs: Looming Offseason Decisions, Part II (Manager)

    This is part two of a series of articles outlining the decisions that the Cubs will need to make this offseason. You can read part one and introduce yourself to their current situation by following this link ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 672 reads 6 comments

  7. Chicago Cubs: Looming Offseason Decisions, Part I (Introduction)

    I'm sure that there are more than a handful of Cubs fans who are under the impression that the organization will acquire a few impact players this offseason, much like the post-2006 and post-2007 offseasons...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 885 reads 0 comments

  8. Chicago Cubs: Carlos Zambrano's Mid-Season Detractors May Have Spoken Too Soon

    On August 17, 2007, it was difficult to see exactly how stable the Chicago Cubs would be in the long-term. There were still seven years left on Alfonso Soriano's contract, four left ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about almost 4 years ago 452 reads 2 comments

  9. Jeff Samardzija Begins Campaign for Possible Spot in Chicago Cubs' 2011 Rotation

    With the athleticism that made him an All-American wide receiver, a frame suitable for a future workhorse, and an arm that's both live and fresh, he fits the physical standards for your prototypical major league pitcher...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 673 reads 5 comments

  10. Lou Piniella Steps Down, Mike Quade Steps Up for Chicago Cubs

    Lou Piniella began his career in professional baseball in 1962 as an 18-year-old outfielder for the Cleveland Indians' Class D affiliate Selma Cloverleafs of the Alabama-Florida league...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 897 reads 3 comments

  11. Chicago Cubs: Lee Traded, Fuld Recalled, Colvin Getting Reps at First

    In a move that was slightly surprising, Derrek Lee was traded to the Braves on Wednesday. It wasn't really a surprise that the Cubs wanted to trade him...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 716 reads 11 comments

  12. Chicago Cubs: Fontenot to Giants a Sign of Things to Come?

    The Giants and Cubs had a little unfinished business to attend to before they matched up Wednesday night in San Francisco...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 766 reads 2 comments

  13. Chicago Cubs: Latest Call-Ups Might Be Brief Glance into Team's Future

    The Cubs placed Geovany Soto and Derrek Lee on the 15-day disabled list and the bereavement list, respectively, on Tuesday. In their stead will be 23-year-old Welington Castillo and 30-year-old Micah Hoffpauir from Triple-A Iowa...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 897 reads 9 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs: Turning It All Around, Part V (Summation)

    This article is the final part of a series of articles looking at the Cubs not-so-distant future. To read part four, which takes a look at the pitchers, follow this link ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 306 reads 1 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs: Turning It All Around, Part IV (Pitching)

    This article is part four of a series of articles looking at the Cubs' not-so-distant future. To read part three, which takes a look at the middle infielders and catchers, follow this link...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 651 reads 0 comments

  16. Chicago Cubs: Turning It All Around, Part III (Middle Infield, Catcher)

    This article is part three of a series of articles looking at the Cubs' not-so-distant future. To read part two, which takes a look at the outfield, follow this link...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 804 reads 0 comments

  17. Chicago Cubs: Turning It All Around, Part II (Outfield)

    This article is part two of a series of articles looking at the Cubs' not-so-distant future. To read part one, which looks at first and third base, follow this link ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 507 reads 2 comments

  18. Chicago Cubs: Turning It All Around, Part I (Corner Infield)

    The Cubs are 9.5 games out of first place in the National League Central as of Tuesday morning. That's good for fourth place in the division behind the Reds, Cardinals, and Brewers...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 915 reads 5 comments

  19. Chicago Cubs: Who's the Odd Man Out?

    Friday is Aramis Ramirez's 32nd birthday. It's also the day that he will be activated off of the disabled list. In order to make room for the embattled third baseman, somebody needs to move off the 25-man roster...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about 4 years ago 443 reads 0 comments

  20. 2010 College World Series: Casey Harman is the Chicago Cubs' Lone Representative

    The first two games of the 2010 College World Series will be played this Saturday. For Cubs fans, however, the first game of importance might come Sunday night when the Clemson Tigers face off against the Arizona State Sun Devils...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 4 years ago 1,306 reads 0 comments

  21. 2010 MLB Draft: Chicago Cubs' Secret Weapon (To Fans, At Least)

    Monday is the first day of Major League Baseball's three-day First-Year Player Draft. There are 50 rounds stretched out over those three days and, from the somewhat limited research ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 4 years ago 74 reads 0 comments

  22. Chicago Cubs: Revisiting Ryan Theriot's Struggles

    I recently wrote an article comparing the Cubs' two leadoff hitters, Ryan Theriot and Kosuke Fukudome, in which I ultimately came to the conclusion that Theriot was the better option ...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 4 years ago 366 reads 1 comments

  23. Comparing the Cubs Leadoff Hitters: Ryan Theriot vs. Kosuke Fukudome

    Three players have started a game atop the Cubs batting order this season: Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukudome, and Marlon Byrd. Theriot has led off 38 times, Fukudome 10 times, and Byrd once heading into Saturday's game against the Cardinals...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 4 years ago 414 reads 8 comments

  24. Chicago Cubs: What to Do With the Pitching Staff

    The Cubs have an interesting situation on their hands. Carlos Marmol, Sean Marshall, James Russell, and now Jeff Stevens are all pitching well coming out of the bullpen...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 4 years ago 137 reads 2 comments

  25. Chicago Cubs: Why Sign Bob Howry?

    I know that the Cubs' bullpen has struggled. Through 45 games, they have combined for an ERA of 4.81 and opponent average of .251 in 119.2 innings. In fact, those numbers give the bullpen a little too much credit...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 4 years ago 577 reads 1 comments