1. Chicago Cubs: Should Lou Piniella Be On The Hot Seat?

    FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal wrote an article Monday in which he explained why he thinks the Chicago Cubs should let manager Lou Piniella go...

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  2. Chicago Cubs' Potential Trade Chips

    On Wednesday, Carrie Muskat wrote an article in which she said that "There are no deals pending, no scouts scouring other rosters to find help." It wasn't a quote from Jim Hendry...

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  3. Chicago Cubs: Has Rebuilding Already Begun?

    If you've been paying any attention to the Cubs recently, you probably have a pretty good idea about the current state of their roster...

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  4. Could Arizona's Issues Force Chicago Cubs' Spring Training to Florida?

    When the Ricketts family started the process of deciding between sites in Naples, FL and Mesa, AZ for the Cubs' new spring training site, it really didn't matter to me which one they chose...

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  5. Why Moving Carlos Zambrano to the Chicago Cubs Bullpen Might Work

    To preface my thoughts on this subject, it should be clear that "might" is a key word in this discussion. Moving Carlos Zambrano to the bullpen might work. The truth of the matter is that the Cubs are in a very difficult situation...

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  6. Chicago Cubs: Alfonso Soriano Taking Step (Not Hop) in Right Direction

    Saturday, April 17, 2010 was a day to remember for Cubs fans. The result of the game was less-than-favorable and the line drive that hit Tom Gorzelanny was something that we'd rather ...

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  7. Aramis Ramirez an Unlikely Trade Chip for Chicago Cubs

    It's only mid-April, but there are plenty of people already discussing who on the Cubs roster should get traded...

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  8. Being a Chicago Cubs Fan: Optimism Wins Out

    It isn't easy being a Cubs fan. Everyone who knows baseball knows that. Everyone who can count to one hundred knows that. The Cubs' misfortune isn't just unlucky, it's cruel...

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  9. Chicago Cubs Pitching Both a Strength and Weakness in Opening Road Trip

    With their first road trip of the season in the books, the Cubs have a 2-4 record. The good news is that the Cubs could easily be 5-1 right now if a handful of innings had gone a little differently...

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  10. Chicago Cubs: 10 Burning Questions for 2010

    The Cubs had high expectations going into 2009, but they were a disappointment coming out of it. There were antics. There were injuries. There was poor performance. They just didn't deliver...

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  11. Chicago Cubs Preview: Breaking Down the Roster, Part Five (Predictions)

    This article is the final part of a five-part series of articles breaking down the Cubs' roster. You can view part four, which covers the starting lineup, here...

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  12. Chicago Cubs Preview: Breaking Down the Roster, Part Four (The Lineup)

    This article is part four of a series of articles breaking down the Cubs' roster. You can view part three, which covers the bench, here . In part one of this series I mentioned that there are a lot of fresh faces on this year's Cubs team...

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  13. Chicago Cubs Preview: Breaking Down the Roster, Part Three (The Bench)

    This article is part three of a series of articles breaking down the Cubs' roster. You can view part two, which covers the rotation, here ...

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  14. Chicago Cubs Preview: Breaking Down the Roster, Part Two (The Rotation)

    This article is part two of a series of articles breaking down the Cubs' roster. You can view part one, which covers the bullpen, here...

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  15. Chicago Cubs Preview: Breaking Down the Roster, Part One (The Bullpen)

    I think most Cubs fans would agree that the Friendly Confines felt like an "ivy-covered burial ground" a few too many times last season...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 4 years ago 351 reads 4 comments

  16. New NFL Overtime Rules: A Different (And Maybe Better) Idea

    For the longest time, I've thought that the NFL overtime rules were as good as they could possibly be. Each team has plenty of time to win the game in regulation, so if one team doesn't ...

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  17. MLB Realignment: Floating and Other Suggestions

    Major League Baseball’s think tank has come up with a new idea. That idea is the radical suggestion of floating realignment...

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  18. Zambrano Tossed from Game for Umpire's Actions

    Carlos Zambrano was tossed from Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates after a very close call at home plate with one out in the top of the seventh inning...

    Matt Poloni Written by Matt Poloni about over 5 years ago 284 reads 12 comments

  19. Chris Coghlan: The Next Great Super-Utility?

    While most utility players are used primarily for defense, very few are able to hit for both average and power while playing multiple positions.Darin Erstad did it from 1997-2000, averaging 18 home runs and hitting for a ...

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  20. Injuries to Cubs Force Jim Hendry's Hand

    Coming into the 2009 season, the Cubs had three injury-prone players penciled into the starting lineup.Starting right fielder Milton Bradley has only gone injury-free in two of his last eight seasons...

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  21. MLB's All-Under 24 Team

    I realize that, to many out there, 24 seems like an arbitrary number to be a cutoff for an "All-MLB" team. In truth, the decision was made in large part by intuition...

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  22. Chicago Cubs: A Look at the Lineup

    Spring Training is coming. In a few days, pitchers and catchers will be reporting. For Cubs fans, that means it's time to finalize travel plans to Mesa, AZ. The closer to HoHoKam and Fitch Park, the better...

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  23. Chicago Cubs: With New Year Comes Budget Cuts

    This offseason has been a tough one for Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry. With the ownership situation still in flux, he lacked the necessary latitude within the team's budget to throw money at free agents or acquire players with sizable contracts...

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  24. Cubs Looking to Japan for Bullpen Help

    According to a Chicago Tribune report, the Chicago Cubs are considering the possibility of inviting two Japanese pitchers to spring training...

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  25. Notre Dame-Hawaii: 'Twas the Game Before Christmas...

    'Twas the game before Christmas, when all of a suddenThe Irish came charging, and Hawaii felt shut in.Their faithful were cheering with leis 'round their necksAnd boosters put back their books full of checks...

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