1. Christmas Wish List for Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, Bulls, Cubs and White Sox

    As Chicago enjoys a warm, yet not-so-white Christmas, each of their major teams has some wishes. Some of their teams more so than others...

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  2. MLB Offseason: Why Alfonso Soriano Makes Sense for Tampa Bay Rays

    When Theo Epstein left the Boston Red Sox to become the president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs , he was given the permission by Cubs owner Tom Ricketts to eat any ...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 2 years ago 1,424 reads 4 comments

  3. MLB Free Agency: Edwin Jackson Can Mean More to Chicago Cubs Than Prince Fielder

    Right now, the Chicago Cubs are a wreck of a team. Yes, they have some nice pieces in Starlin Castro and Matt Garza; but they also have a lot of veterans who simply won't stick ...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 2 years ago 1,779 reads 8 comments

  4. John Scott: The Misunderstood Blackhawk, and Why We All Owe Him an Apology

    Ever since the beginning of the 2010-2011 season, the signing of John Scott and his spot on the Blackhawks roster has been under scrutiny by just about everyone...

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  5. Major League Baseball: A History of the Posting System, and How to Fix It

    As Major League Baseball fans currently await the terms of Yu Darvish's seemingly inevitable contract with the Texas Rangers—and to a lesser extent the contracts of Hiroyuki ...

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  6. MLB Trade Rumors: Why Marshall for Wood Makes a Lot of Sense

    As has been reported by Phil Rogers of ESPNChicago.com, the Cubs and Reds are quite far down the road in working out a trade that would send lefty setup man Sean Marshall to Cincinnati for fellow lefty Travis Wood and a prospect or two...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 2 years ago 654 reads 5 comments

  7. MLB Free Agency: Top 6 Non-Tenders the Cubs Should Look in to

    With the Winter Meetings behind us, the time has come and gone for teams to make the call on retaining arbitration eligible and contract renewable players...

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  8. 10 Moves the Cubs Have to Make to Break the Curse

    The 2011 Chicago Cubs are revitalizing old Cub ways, those of ineptitude and fans only going to Wrigley Field to be there, more as a tourist attraction than a ballpark...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about 3 years ago 2,929 reads 16 comments

  9. Chicago Cubs: 15 Predictions for the 2011 Season

    2011 looks to be a year of many questions for the Chicago Cubs. Gone are Ryan Theriot, Derrek Lee and Ted Lilly, and in are Darwin Barney, Carlos Pena, and Matt Garza...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 3 years ago 1,598 reads 6 comments

  10. NFC Championship Game 2011 Aftermath: Defending Jay Cutler

    In the wake of losing the NFC Championship Game to the hated rival Green Bay Packers , Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler has come under a lot of heat for not finishing the game...

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  11. Top 10 Chicago Sports Events Of The Decade

    The start of the 2000s saw the Chicago sports scene in a state of disarray. The once mighty Bulls had been stripped apart and were a shell of their former selves, the Sox had just ...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 3 years ago 694 reads 0 comments

  12. 10 Things Tom Ricketts Needs to Do to Bring a Championship to the North Side

    When Tom Ricketts took over the Cubs coming into the 2010 season, there was new-found hope throughout the entire Cubs fan base. A lifelong fan had bought the team. Surely a World Series was in the works...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 3 years ago 1,274 reads 14 comments

  13. Full Rebuild: The 2011 Chicago Cubs

    A good number of predictions have the Cubs going out into free agency and trying to buy their way into a title, as they did after the abysmal 2006. There are a lot of similarities: managerial vacancy, terrible record, and obvious holes to be filled...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about almost 4 years ago 965 reads 3 comments

  14. Chicago Cubs Best Statistical Lineup

    Recently, Lou Pinella said he had to start the players who were swinging the bats the best. So he promptly started Xavier Nady's glistening .222 batting average (though he has been getting better lately)...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about 4 years ago 991 reads 8 comments

  15. Down on the Farm: AAA Iowa Cubs Hitters

    As the Cubs struggle, there have been some bright young players bringing serious support to the Cubs roster. Starlin Castro, James Russell, Tyler Colvin and now Andrew Cashner have shown the recent trend in the Cubs organization...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about 4 years ago 633 reads 0 comments

  16. Tyler Colvin, Please Buy Yourself a First Base Mitt

    When Tyler Colvin tore the cap off the ball in spring training, many people though it to be a fluke. It's now June, and Colvin's batting average is still over .300, proving he's got what it takes to contribute at the major league level...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about 4 years ago 485 reads 4 comments

  17. Ten Reasons the Chicago Cubs Have Hope for 2010

    Despite a mediocre at best record that currently sits a couple games below .500, the Chicago Cubs have quite a few reasons to keep their heads up for the 2010 season...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about 4 years ago 1,015 reads 6 comments

  18. Ease Up Cubs Fans, It's Only April

    Despite their early-season struggles, the Chicago Cubs have plenty of reasons not to be afraid just yet. From the revamped minor league system, to a smarter Jim Hendry, to the twenty-fifth ...

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  19. Chicago Cubs: Is Being Underrated Their Biggest Asset in 2010?

    Since pitchers and catchers reported to Mesa in February of 2004, every year has had hype of that being the year the Cubs break the curse...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 4 years ago 456 reads 1 comments

  20. Can Chad Tracy Make An Impact on the Chicago Cubs?

    Amongst the minor league free agents the Cubs have signed, two names stand out: Kevin Millar and Chad Tracy. Millar helped the Boston Red Sox break their World Series Championship curse, and ...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 4 years ago 566 reads 4 comments

  21. Why the Chicago Cubs Should Sign John Smoltz

    With spring training on the horizon, the Cubs have a need for a solid starter until Ted Lilly can return, and for a veteran right handed setup man for Carlos Marmol. John Smoltz could fill both needs, while adding a solid veteran presence to the clubhouse

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  22. 2003 Cubs: What Could Have Been

    The obvious way to start this has to be with a couple of calls Cub fans around the world would've loved to have heard Pat Hughes make on WGN Radio: "Ground ball to Gonzalez, he flips it to Grudzielanek, ...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 4 years ago 147 reads 2 comments

  23. Happy New Year: Cubs Sign Marlon Byrd

    Not since the days of Corey Patterson have the Cubs had a clear cut center fielder. This search is finally over, with the Cubs singing 32-year-old Marlon Byrd to a 3-year, $15 million deal...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 4 years ago 215 reads 8 comments

  24. Jim Hendry Wants Vernon Wells? Cubs Loading Up on Prospects To Make Trade?

    Over the past year or so, Cubs GM Jim Hendry has been doing a lot of trading. And with the exception of recent deals for Aaron Heilman and Carlos Silva, they've all been major leaguers being swapped for prospects or young major leaguers...

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  25. Dear Jim Hendry: Low-Cost Offseason Wish List for the Chicago Cubs

    Now that the trade of Milton Bradley is said and done, Cubs GM Jim Hendry can focus on making the Cubs look like a team that has had winning records in six of their last seven seasons, and an organizational resurgence...

    Jim Weihofen Written by Jim Weihofen about over 4 years ago 758 reads 4 comments