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Who will be the next Cubs honored with statues?

There are going to be at least two more.

Cubs faux trade proposal: Chris Martin to the Yankees

What could the Cubs get from the Yankees system for the righthanded reliever?

The Cubs should extend Willson Contreras

It would be malpractice to trade away one of the best hitting catchers in MLB

Three up, three down: A weekly update on the 2022 Cubs, May 16 edition

There are a lot more "up" things to talk about this week!

The Cubs are getting ready to unveil a new ‘Statue Row’ of their Hall of Famers

There are both clues and mystery in the construction area.

It was hard to find a place to watch the Cubs in Wrigleyville on Friday night

If you stream it, they won’t come, unless you do a better job explaining where games are to fans.

A dive into the Cubs’ weird home/road and day/night won-lost records

Does it mean anything? No, wait, before you answer, look at the data.

May 12 update: Former Cubs Javier Báez, Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Kyle Schwarber

A month into the season, how are these guys doing?

The 2022 Cubs are a better road team than home team. Does this mean anything?

Here are the numbers. You make the call.

Three up, three down: A weekly update on the 2022 Cubs, May 9 edition

Yes, there are still some good things happening with the Cubs despite all the losing.

ESPN Sunday Night Baseball Bingo is back!

You know the drill, Cubs fans!

Seiya Suzuki’s offense by the numbers

Let’s take a closer look at Seiya’s Statcast numbers.

The Cubs should postpone Friday’s game against the Dodgers — now

The weather forecast is awful and it’s time to be considerate to players, gameday staff and fans.

What’s with all the Cubs strikeouts lately?

This team was supposed to be more contact-friendly.

A look at the Cubs offense in a year where offense is down league-wide

There are a number of factors that have impacted scoring and hitting

No, the Cubs should not DFA Jason Heyward

The Heyward hate is out of control.

How do you feel about the upcoming Cubs/White Sox series?

Is it a big deal? Or not?

May 2 update: What’s gone wrong... and right for the 2022 Cubs so far

Here’s another interim look at the ballclub.

MLB rosters must be trimmed to 26 Monday. Who stays and goes for the Cubs? Plus, injury updates

The ballclub has some tough choices to make.

Ten percent of the Cubs 2022 season is complete. What’s gone wrong... and right?

The Cubs’ W/L record isn’t great, but some things have been good so far this year.

It’s time for the city of Chicago to repeal the Wrigley Field Friday night game ordinance

Enough already, Ald. Tunney and Mayor Lightfoot.

A look into the process of how Cubs games get postponed for weather

It’s more complicated than you might think.

Old friend alert: Here are all the former Cubs on MLB rosters

You rooted for these players at one time. Here’s where they are now.

Who will be removed from the Cubs’ 28- and 40-man rosters to make room for Mark Leiter Jr.?

The righthander is being called up from Triple-A Iowa to start Saturday against the Rockies.

Who will be the Cubs’ fifth starter?

The team has a decision to make by Saturday.

Reflections on the cusp of the Cubs’ 2022 season

This is the beginning of a new Cubs era, hopefully as good as the one that just ended.

Rethinking fandom with Craig Calcaterra

The sports industrial complex is alive and well in Wrigleyville as the 2022 MLB season begins

The Cubs’ outfield options by the numbers

It isn’t a star-studded outfield, but there are a lot of good choices.

1989 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 22

The one with the game of the year

A few words about Marquee Sports Network’s Spring Training coverage

The complaint department is closed.

A look at how the Cubs pitching staff will be set up on Opening Day

David Ross and the coaching staff appear to be looking for versatility.

Two things the Cubs should do somewhat soon, but won't

Among other things, the Cubs should address what to do with Jason Heyward.


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