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Austin Jackson to Cubs: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

August 31, 2015 by Joseph Zucker · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs shored up their outfield Monday with the addition of Austin Jackson, confirmed the team.  According to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman, the Seattle Mariners will receive a player to be named later and the Cubs' last international slot, which equates to $211,000, per Drayer. In 445 plate appearances for the Mariners, Jackson is hitting .272 with a .312 on-base percentage and a .387 slugging percentage. He also has eight home runs, 38 runs batted in and 15 stolen bases. Fox Sports' Jon Morosi reported last week Jackson cleared waivers but that teams remained interested in working out a trade for the 28-year-old. ...

Jake Arrieta’s 1st No-Hitter Cements His Status as One of MLB’s Top Aces

August 31, 2015 by Anthony Witrado · Leave a Comment 

LOS ANGELES — Jake Arrieta’s solidification came loud, clear and dominant. No-hitters tend to do that. But when they do it for an ace on the rise who's on a team thinking about the World Series, they do so with more authority. Already in the midst of greatness this season, the Chicago Cubs’ right-hander fired the game of his life Sunday night at Dodger Stadium, striking out 12 on his way to a no-hitter and a 2-0 Cubs win. His ball danced. It ducked. It shimmied. It disappeared. And there was almost nothing the Dodgers could do about it except rely on a scorekeeper’s ...

Jake Arrieta Throws No-Hitter vs. Dodgers: Stats, Highlights and Reaction

August 31, 2015 by Joseph Zucker · Leave a Comment 

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is no stranger to flirting with no-hitters, losing two in the eighth inning last season. On Sunday night, he finished the job, holding the Los Angeles Dodgers hitless in a 2-0 victory. Arrieta struck out 12 at Dodger Stadium, including the final three batters of the night. The lone blemish on his pitching line was a walk to Jimmy Rollins in the bottom of the sixth. Second baseman Starlin Castro had previously committed an error in the bottom of the third that wiped out any shot of a perfect game, though. The only support for Arrieta came ...

Fan Creates Mashup of ‘Perfect Strangers’ and the Chicago Cubs

August 29, 2015 by Katie Richcreek · Leave a Comment 

Major League Baseball and '90s sitcoms go together like peanut butter and jelly, or something like that.Presumably drawing inspiration from the San Francisco Giants' rendition of the Full House theme song and another compilation of the Family Matters intro, starring the Pittsburgh Pirates, one fan mashed the Perfect Strangers opening to feature the Chicago Cubs.Similar to the Pirates installment, the team didn't shoot actual footage special to the video like the Giants did, since it was also fan-made. But it is regionally sound, as you might recall the television show was set in Chicago.[YouTube]Read more Chicago Cubs news on BleacherReport.com

Cubs’ Young Bats, Veteran Rotation Perfect Mix to Keep Matching the Hype

August 12, 2015 by Anthony Witrado · Leave a Comment 

For almost four years now, there has been absolutely no shortage of hype. Ever since Theo Epstein agreed to turn around the Chicago Cubs to the tune of $18.5 million for five years, the North Side faithful—and beyond—have salivated for the season when the new president of baseball operations would make good. In Epstein's fourth season running the show, the hype is now developing into substance. Epstein, along with general manager Jed Hoyer and the Ricketts family's deep pockets, has used the draft (Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber), the domestic and international free-agent markets (Jon Lester and Jorge Soler) and shrewd trades ...

Wrigley Field Evacuated Following Bomb Threat After Giants vs. Cubs

August 9, 2015 by Scott Polacek · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs completed a critical four-game sweep of the San Francisco Giants on Sunday afternoon, but baseball took a backseat in the game's aftermath.  According to Giants beat reporter Andrew Baggarly, there was a bomb threat at Wrigley Field following the contest. He provided more context with a quote from a police officer and described the scene: Carrie Muskat of MLB.com and John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle shared pictures of the police presence around the iconic stadium, while Paul Skrbina of the Chicago Tribune passed along the reason the press was asked to leave the building:      Fortunately, the ...

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