Tag Archives: Joe Maddon

Posted on April 10, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine On Tuesday, the Chicago Cubs made official what has seemed inevitable for several days. The club has placed first baseman Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day DL because of back soreness. The issue caused Rizzo to miss Chicago’s home opener Tuesday afternoon against the Pirates. The Cubs have […]

Posted on March 1, 2018, by Bryan Zarpentine Despite making three straight trips to the NLCS, the Chicago Cubs are hungry for a return to the World Series in 2018. Many people view the Cubs as one of the top contenders in the National League heading into the season. But can they live up to […]

Posted on October 29, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Washington Nationals appear to have found their new manager, and it’s Dave Martinez. Jon Heyman is reporting that the Nationals have settled on Martinez, who has spent the past three seasons as bench coach for the Chicago Cubs, the team that eliminated the Nationals from the […]

Posted on October 18, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After their 6-1 win in Game 3 Tuesday night, the Los Angeles Dodgers are just one game away from reaching the World Series. Yu Darvish out-pitched Kyle Hendricks, allowing the Dodgers to get their bats going and essentially cruise to their sixth straight postseason win. One more […]

Posted on October 17, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine You can’t say that the NLCS hasn’t been a competitive and compelling series, yet the Los Angeles Dodgers lead 2-0 as the series moves back to Chicago for Game 3 on Tuesday night. The Dodgers have come up with three massive home runs at the right time […]

Posted on October 15, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine A controversial play at the plate and the sequential ejection of Cubs manager Joe Maddon were the highlights of an intense Game 1 of the NLCS, a game the Dodgers took 5-2. In part because of that play at the plate, the Cubs were unable to hold […]

Posted on October 14, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Well, this looks familiar. In a repeat of last year’s NLCS, the Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers will battle it out for the right to represent the National League in the World Series. The only difference will be that this time around the Dodgers will have […]

Posted on October 9, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine For the first time since winning last year’s World Series, the Chicago Cubs will host a playoff game at Wrigley Field on Monday. Fittingly, it’ll be an afternoon game, as the Nationals and Cubs both look to take the lead in the series that is currently tied […]

Posted on September 28, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine It was touch and go for a while, but the reigning world champions will be back in the playoffs to defend their title. With a 5-1 win over the Cardinals Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs officially wrapped up the NL Central division crown. It is Chicago’s second […]

Posted on September 20, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine After nursing a sore hamstring for more than two weeks, Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has been cleared to return to the mound. Arrieta will start Thursday when the Cubs begin a critical four-game series against the Milwaukee Brewers. Getting the start on Thursday will allow Arrieta […]

Posted on September 10, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine As they look to close out another NL Central division title, the Chicago Cubs are welcoming back an important piece of the puzzle. The Cubs activated catcher Willson Contreras off the DL prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Milwaukee Brewers. Contreras was not in the starting […]

Posted on September 6, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine Chicago Cubs ace Jake Arrieta has been diagnosed with a hamstring strain that will cause him to miss at least one or two starts. Arrieta underwent an MRI on Tuesday that confirmed the injury. He was forced out of Monday’s start against the Pirates after just 2.1 […]

Posted on September 1, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago Cubs have been without shortstop Addison Russell for nearly a month because of a foot injury. Unfortunately for the Cubs, they will continue to be without their opening day shortstop for at least another three weeks. The Cubs announced Thursday night that Russell re-aggravated his plantar […]

Posted on August 18, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine As they fight to keep the top spot of the NL Central, the Chicago Cubs have lost an important member of their starting rotation. The Cubs placed lefty Jon Lester on the 10-day DL Friday. Lester’s trip to the DL, his first since 2011, is related to […]

Posted on August 11, 2017, by Bryan Zarpentine The Chicago Cubs have been holding their breath ever since Willson Contreras injured his hamstring on Wednesday. Contreras has been a catalysts for a recent surge that has put the Cubs atop the NL Central. Fortunately for the Cubs, initial reports from an MRI performed Thursday indicate […]

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