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  • Bryant named NL Player of the Month, Hendricks named NL Pitcher of the Month

    In a month which saw the NL Central Division leading Cubs go 22 – 6, two of the key contributors were rewarded for their impact. Kris Bryant was named NL Player of the Month after hitting .383 with a whopping on base plus slugging of 1.220, 10 home runs, 22 RBIs, and 29 runs scored. This is the first time Bryant has won NL Player of the Month after winning NL Rookie of the Month twice last year. After spending […]

  • Bryant extends his league leading streak

    Coming into tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Cubs’ All-Star and MVP candidate third baseman Kris Bryant was riding an 11 game hitting streak in which he was batting .477 with 7 home runs, 16 RBIs, and 17 runs. After flying out to left field in the first inning, Bryant hit a soft blooper over the first baseman Josh Bell in the third in which he managed to turn it into a double, extending his league leading hitting streak to […]

  • Avila activated, Navarro sent back to Toronto for young lefty

    Today the White Sox activated catcher Alex Avila from the 15 day disabled list, allowing for General Manager Rick Hahn to send veteran catcher Dioner Navarro to the Toronto Blue Jays for minor league lefty Colton Turner. The @BlueJays have acquired C Dioner Navarro from Chicago in exchange for LHP Colton Turner. Welcome back Dioner! — Blue Jays (@BlueJays) August 26, 2016 Navarro spent two seasons with the Blue Jays before signing with the White Sox prior to the 2015 […]

  • Cubs Ben Zobrist’s daddy-daughter ‘Frozen’ duet is a home run

    It appears that singer/songwriter Julianna Zobrist isn’t the only singer in the Zobrist family. During the Chicago Cubs day off Thursday, All-Star second baseman Ben Zobrist and his family enjoyed a long day at Disney Land.  After 14 hours and 14 rides, Zobrist and his daughter Kruse found themselves belting out a precious rendition of “Let It Go” from the hit Disney film Frozen. After a fun day off in South California, the Cubs will square off against the Los Angeles Dodgers tonight at 9:10 where […]

  • Another day, another crazy Rizzo catch

    CHICAGO — The Cubs All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo has shown a flair for the dramatic with his glove in recent years. His multiple catches on the tarp may have been outmatched tonight when he showed that a double header wouldn’t stop him from giving it his all on defense. In the fifth inning, the Cubs had a one to nothing lead when Keon Broxton stepped up to the plate to face Jason Hammel. Broxton fouled a ball down the right […]

  • Rondon provides much needed relief for Cubs’ pen

    Cubs fans most certainly have taken notice to the club’s new closer Aroldis Chapman, but it is what the Cubs have been missing this August that might be the most noticeable. Former closer and current setup man Hector Rondon has been battling tricep issues dating back to his last appearance on Aug. 2, but he appears to be ready to go for the Cubs bullpen in tonight’s game against the Cardinals. Rondon’s absence has been amplified by the recent injury […]

  • Machado making history against the White Sox

    James Shields took the mound today looking to continue his recent success and get the White Sox their first series win since the All-Star break. Things did not go well from the start when Orioles’ third baseman Manny Machado went deep on a two-run homer to open up the scoring. After surrendering a home run to J.J. Hardy, Machado knocked his second homer in as many innings, giving the Orioles the six to zip lead. Matt Albers came in and […]

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    The Cubs’ two ‘professors’

    On this day in 2004, Greg Maddux beat the San Francisco Giants to became the 22nd pitcher in MLB history to reach 300 wins. Twelve years later, there is a new “Professor” on the North Side in Kyle Hendricks. Hendricks’ intelligence and Dartmouth roots earned him the nickname Maddux earned through his meticulous and precise approach on the mound. However, that isn’t to say that Hendricks doesn’t have a little “Mad Dog” in him. Hendricks has certainly come into his […]

  • A look at new White Sox prospect Charlie Tilson

    With the Aug. 1 trade deadline quickly approaching, the White Sox have made their first move in sending Zach Duke to the Cardinals for outfielder Charlie Tilson. Thanks to the @whitesox and fans for a very memorable time. I thoroughly enjoyed my time on the South Side. — Zach Duke (@zach_duke) July 31, 2016 Tilson, a Wilmette native who attended New Trier high School, was drafted in the second round by the Cardinals in 2011. He also grew up a […]

  • Report: Cubs have deal in place for Aroldis Chapman

    After reports surfaced that the Cubs were pursuing Yankees’ closer Aroldis Chapman, it appears the two teams have a deal in place. Cubs close to acquiring Aroldis Chapman, pending an extension, for prospect Gleyber Torres. Clubs haven’t confirmed. — MLB (@MLB) July 25, 2016 With Chapman due to become a free agent this upcoming off-season, the Cubs seemingly are looking for more insurance before trading their top prospect, shortstop Gleyber Torres. Torres, 19, signed with the Cubs out of […]

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