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  • Powell: Jon Jay – A leader in the Cubs Clubhouse

    By Kevin Powell It was never realistic to think the Cubs could replace both David Ross and Dexter Fowler in the offseason. Ross is a father-figure to Anthony Rizzo, and was the soon-to-be-retiree the team could rally around. Fowler has close relationships with many, including Rizzo. And, of course, Fowler was the driving force to the Cubs potent offense. But in some ways, Jon Jay has been able to fill a piece of the void left by each of them. […]

  • Powell: Steve Bartman Took the High Road, Now He Has a World Series Ring

    By Kevin Powell Steve Bartman has turned down hundreds, if not thousands, of interview requests. He reportedly declined a six-figure offer to appear in a Super Bowl commercial.  Book deals, public appearances, etc. You name it, Bartman could have had it. Instead, he’s taken the high road. Opting to steer clear of the public eye to live a private life. And can you blame him? Bartman was and still is unfairly blamed for the Cubs choke-job in the 2003 NLCS. […]

  • Video: Kris Bryant and Joe Maddon talk about the Cubs turnaround in the second half

    After Sunday’s win in Milwaukee, Cubs’ third baseman Kris Bryant and manager Joe Maddon talk about the team’s turnaround since the All-Star break.

  • Powell: Crosstown Classic Is Always A Good Time

    By Kevin Powell North Side vs. South Side. First-place vs. Last-place. Title Contender vs. Rebuild. That’s what this year’s Crosstown Classic is. And it couldn’t be more fun. Whether it’s a rivalry or not, there’s no denying that when the Cubs and White Sox faceoff, it’s always a good time. “I’d much rather play the ’27 Yankees every night,” manager Joe Maddon before the series opener at Wrigley. The Sox appear to be an annoyance to the Cubs, who have […]

  • Powell: White Sox Fans Get A ‘Taste’ Of The Future In Moncada Debut

    By Kevin Powell The White Sox are in last place with the no hope of making the postseason. But that doesn’t seem to be bothering the fan base much. Especially since general manager Rick Hahn has kept the team relevant with four blockbuster trades since December.  24,907 showed up Wednesday night to see Yoan Moncada’s debut with the Sox. “I can feel the excitement,” Moncada said. It turned into an impromptu promotional night for the Sox after the arrival of […]

  • Powell: White Sox Pull Off Another Blockbuster Trade; Yoan Moncada Called Up To The Majors

    By Kevin Powell Clayton Kershaw may have been pitching in the series opener between the White Sox and Dodgers, but it was #hugwatch that was trending on Twitter Tuesday night. Yes, #hugwatch was trending.  After Todd Frazier was listed as a healthy scratch the obvious assumption was that a trade was coming. So we waited and waited, staring at the Sox dugout looking for hugs. Turns out those hugs and goodbyes wouldn’t come until after the game when it was […]

  • Powell: Quintana To Cubs A No-brainer

    By Kevin Powell You’re stunned. I get it. Many are. The Cubs and White Sox did what?! But let’s take a step back and bring some perspective to this deal. Jose Quintana to the Cubs has made almost too much sense ever since the Sox entered rebuild mode. Once the trade was announced, the baseball world was shocked. Not just because it was a trade between the crosstown rivals, but because it was a blockbuster deal involving one of the […]

  • Powell: Will The Cubs Buy Or Rent At The Trade Deadline?

    By Kevin Powell Will the Cubs buy or rent at the trade deadline? That’s one of many questions surrounding the underperforming club with just a few weeks left until the non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs are two games under .500 and they trail the Brewers by five and a half games in the division. Hear my Cubs conversation with WGN’s Justin Kaufmann here Hear my Cubs conversation with WGN’s Nick Digilio here It’s been a messy first half for the […]

  • Powell: After Turnaround Season Avi Garcia Selected To First All-Star Game

    By Kevin Powell Believe. That’s the word Avi Garcia emphasized when talking about his transformation over the past year. He’s gone from top prospect to potential bust. Now, he’s an American League All-Star. “Believe,” the outfielder said after getting the news that he’s an All-Star. “Believe in yourself and work hard every day.” Garcia’s .318/.362/.512 slash line is evidence of his hard work, well-deserving of his first All-Star selection. He’s smacked 11 homers to go along with 51 RBI’s. After […]

  • Powell: Cubs Make Right Call By Cutting Montero

    By Kevin Powell Miguel Montero told the ‘truth,’ and now he doesn’t have a job. That’s the way it works in professional sports sometimes. If you haven’t been keeping up with the Cubs soap opera over the past 24 hours, here’s what happened: –The Nationals steal a franchise-record seven bases in their 6-1 win over the Cubs Tuesday night –Miguel Montero had this to say afterwards: “It really sucked because the stolen bases go one me but when you really […]