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  • Powell: Abrupt End To The Cubs Season Is Not All That Surprising

    By Kevin Powell Something just never felt right with the 2018 Cubs. And it never really looked like they hit their stride despite winning 95 games. “I think it was because we were paying attention to other teams because we were going down,” Javier Baez said after the Cubs season-ending, 2-1, 13-inning loss to the Rockies in the NL Wild Card. “Because we lost so many people (to injuries) from our lineup we were just paying attention to what other […]

  • Powell: Crunch Time For The Cubs

    By Kevin Powell It’s not all that surprising the Cubs are here. Injuries. Off the field issues. Underperformance. It’s been an eventful 2018 for the Cubs all while playing in one of the best divisions in baseball. “Look, we’ve grinded it out this whole year,” starter Mike Montgomery said after a 6-0 loss to the Pirates Tuesday night. “We have lot of good players, a lot of guys that have been through a lot of different things. We know what […]

  • Video: Hawk Harrelson On Retiring From Broadcasting

    Hawk Harrelson talks about retiring from broadcasting.

  • Video: Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein Address Allegations Against Addison Russell

    Tom Ricketts and Theo Epstein Address Allegations Against Addison Russell.

  • Powell: It’s Going To Be A Fight To The Finish For The Cubs

    By Kevin Powell This is not what the Cubs wanted or needed. But here we are with 19 games remaining on their schedule, and the Cubs are in a tight division race with not one, but two teams. “It’s tough, it’s really tough,” Addison Russell said after a 3-2 loss to the Brewers that cut their lead to just one game in the Central. “I feel like this year the rain delays have been the story.  We’ve played a tough […]

  • Powell: White Sox Make The Right Call By Promoting Michael Kopech

    By Kevin Powell Reward one of your top prospects who has done everything he possibly can to show he belongs in the majors or manipulate his service time and keep him in the minors? That’s what White Sox fans have been debating over the past month while Michael Kopech was dominating the International League. The debate was settled Sunday afternoon when the team announced the 22-year-old would make his major league debut on Tuesday. “Each of these decisions are motivated […]

  • White Sox Prospect Michael Kopech On Teammate Eloy Jimenez, Hopes Of Making It To The Bigs, And His Season So Far

    By Kevin Powell Michael Kopech said he would be “disappointed” if he didn’t get called up to the majors this season.  And he also said Eloy Jimenez is a great teammate and the best minor league hitter he’s ever seen. The White Sox top pitching prospect joined me on my podcast this week to discuss a wide variety of topics. It was an engaging, fun and thoughtful conversation with the hard throwing 21-year-old phenom. You can listen to the full […]

  • Powell: First Half Takeaways For The Cubs And White Sox

    By Kevin Powell It’s not exactly the official halfway point of the MLB season, but the All-Star break is a good time to take a look at what went wrong, what went right and what teams need to accomplish over the final few months of the season. For the Cubs, they’ve played a majority of the season without Yu Darvish, Kris Bryant spent time on the DL for the first time and they still managed to finish with the best […]

  • Powell: It Was Only Five Years, But Jake Arrieta Provided Countless Memories For Cubs Fans

    WRIGLEY FIELD – Jake Arrieta had so many monumental moments in a Cubs uniform – two no-hitters, postseason brilliance, a Cy Young, and, of course, a World Series title – it’s easy to forget he was only with the club for five years. And he only started four full seasons. Which makes his time in Chicago even more impressive. “It was a really special time to be a Cub,” Arrieta said on Tuesday. “And it still is for these guys […]

  • Video: ‘It’s really cool to come back here’ – Jake Arrieta Returns to Wrigley

    Jake Arrieta talks about his return to Wrigley Field, this time as a visitor.