1. Chicago Cubs Trade Rumors: 10 Other Players Who Could Move Before Opening Day

    The Chicago Cubs are in the midst of a radical rebuilding process. Former stars Carlos Zambrano and Aramis Ramirez are already gone, and a new era is beginning in Chicago. More moves are coming...

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  2. Chicago Cubs: 10 Reasons to Still Watch the Team in 2012

    The team that won back-to-back division titles in 2007 and 2008 has become a mess. However, a rebuilding operation is underway, and it will be more exciting and rewarding to watch than their recent downfall was...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 2 years ago 5,325 reads 20 comments

  3. Chicago Cubs: Rebuilding Not Going as Badly as It Seems

    By the time the 2011 season came to a merciful end, it was all too obvious that the Cubs needed to rebuild. When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer joined the team, expectations skyrocketed (and rightly so)...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 2 years ago 2,207 reads 8 comments

  4. Chicago Cubs: Getting to Know the Prospects in the Marshall/Wood Deal

    The Cubs received two good prospects in the Sean Marshall/Travis Wood deal. Here is a closer look at what these two players can bring to the Cubs. Dave Sappelt: Sappelt is a very good contact hitter...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 2 years ago 1,222 reads 6 comments

  5. Chicago Cubs: 5 Free-Agent Options To Replace Aramis Ramirez in the Lineup

    The departure of Aramis Ramirez leaves the Cubs without a strong source of power. Chicago will need to remedy this situation before they can even think about contending again...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 2 years ago 3,748 reads 9 comments

  6. MLB 2012: Early Predictions for the NL Central

    Change has come to the NL Central: Albert Pujols and Tony La Russa are out, Theo Epstein is in, and nobody knows the precise status of Prince Fielder or Ryan Braun. 2012 looks to be an intriguing season already...

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  7. Why Cardinals Fans Should Boo Albert Pujols in Angels' First Game in STL

    Cardinals fans have a legitimate case against Albert Pujols . Baseball is a business, but it's not only a business—it's a game, a pastime and a way for people to connect with each other...

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  8. LA Angels 2012: Why the Angels Will Win the AL Pennant

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have just become the team to beat in the American League. Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson will elevate the Angels to a seat of power for the foreseeable future...

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  9. MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Teams Who Might Chase Alfonso Soriano

    Alfonso Soriano is widely acknowledged as one of the baseball's most immovable players. Once an elite player, Soriano has diminished at the plate, lost his speed and is now a liability in the outfield...

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  10. Chicago Cubs 2012: 5 Reasons To Be Optimistic about David DeJesus

    David DeJesus has quietly joined the Cubs this offseason; he has not inspired a wealth of excitement. Right field has been a problem for the Cubs for years, as Kosuke Fukudome, Tyler Colvin and Tony Campana have failed to consistently produce...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 2 years ago 1,441 reads 15 comments

  11. Albert Pujols Free Agent News: 5 Surprise Destinations for the Superstar

    Albert Pujols is the greatest hitter of his generation. With three MVPs (and four more second-place finishes), two World Series titles and unprecedented statistics, Pujols is truly in a class of his own...

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  12. Chicago Cubs: 3 Myths About the Cubs and Their Fans

    With the Cubs attempting to make their way back into contention, many are calling for a culture change in Chicago. But what is Chicago Cubs culture, precisely? The Cubs are an old team, old enough to have its own legends and mystique...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 2 years ago 1,390 reads 6 comments

  13. MLB Free Agents 2012: How Jose Reyes Could Become Chicago Cubs Shortstop

    Jose Reyes poses an intriguing option for the Cubs . He seems like a natural fit with the direction the Cubs are going in—he is young, quick and talented...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about over 2 years ago 3,371 reads 16 comments

  14. Joe Maddon Wins AL Manager of the Year: Why He Deserved It

    2011 did not start well for the Rays . After losing key contributors Carl Crawford, Rafael Soriano, Matt Garza and Carlos Pena, most onlookers believed the Rays could not keep up in the supremely competitive American League East...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 3 years ago 249 reads 0 comments

  15. Chicago Cubs Free Agency: 10 Big-Time Players Theo Epstein Could Lure to Wrigley

    The Cubs have a good deal of work to do in order to succeed in 2012. Luckily, there is a deep free agent pool this offseason, especially on offense. If the Cubs choose wisely, they could be a contending force...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 3 years ago 1,278 reads 6 comments

  16. Chicago Cubs: Three Reasons Why a JumboTron Would Ruin Wrigley Field

    Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein are ushering in a new era in Chicago Cubs baseball, but perhaps not every aspect of this new partnership will be rewarding. Fenway Park was changed extensively during Theo Epstein's time in Boston...

    Bleacher Report Written by Bleacher Report about almost 3 years ago 1,327 reads 12 comments

  17. 12 Reasons Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer Could Lead Chicago Cubs to Promised Land

    Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer face a difficult challenge. Good baseball minds have toiled for a century to bring a championship to Chicago. They have all failed. But hope is not lost...

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  18. Chicago Cubs: Will Terry Francona Follow Theo Epstein from Boston to Chicago?

    The Chicago Cubs ' managerial search is officially underway. The decision is an important one. Managers help establish a team's identity and style of play...

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  19. Chicago Cubs: First Season Without Ron Santo Is Not the Same

    The year 2011 was an empty season for the Cubs . While it is true that the 2007-09 stretch may have made the current crop of Cubs fans relatively spoiled, something other than their sloppy play and poor record seemed to be missing...

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  20. Chicago Cubs 2012: 7 Important Moves Theo Epstein Should Consider to Fix Cubs

    Theo Epstein has his greatest challenge ahead of him. He inherits a lesser team and a greater drought than he faced in Boston . If he succeeds in Chicago, he will undoubtedly go down in history as the greatest general manager of all time...

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