2014 Chicago Cubs season

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2014 Chicago Cubs
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Tom Ricketts
General manager(s) Jed Hoyer
Manager(s) Rick Renteria
Local television WGN-TV
WGN America
CSN Chicago
CSN Chicago Plus
WCIU-TV
(Len Kasper, Jim Deshaies)
Local radio WGN (AM)
Chicago Cubs Radio Network
(Pat Hughes, Ron Coomer, Judd Sirott)
Stats ESPN.com
BB-reference
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The 2014 Chicago Cubs season was the 142nd season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 139th in the National League and the 99th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs began the season on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 31, 2014 and finished the regular season on September 28, 2014, on the road against the Milwaukee Brewers. The Cubs hosted the Philadelphia Phillies for Opening Day at Wrigley Field on April 4, 2014. The Cubs' interleague opponents were the American League East, in addition to their cross-town rivals, the Chicago White Sox. The Cubs finished the season with a 73-89 record in Rick Renteria's first and only season as manager.[1]

Offseason[edit]

Dale Sveum was fired as manager on September 30, 2013. His total record with the Cubs in two years was 127-197. Rick Renteria was hired as the manager of the Chicago Cubs on November 7, 2013 and signed a three year contract.[2]

Season notes[edit]

Spring training[edit]

The Cubs opened a new spring training facility in Mesa, Arizona called Cubs Park. The park replaces HoHoKam Stadium which had been their spring training home since 1979.[3] With a capacity of 15,000, Cubs Park becomes the largest spring training stadium by capacity in Major League Baseball, surpassing Camelback Ranch in Glendale.[4]

Opening day starters[edit]

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Emilio Bonifacio CF
Starlin Castro SS
Darwin Barney 2B
Anthony Rizzo 1B
Nate Schierholtz RF
Welington Castillo C
Mike Olt 3B
Junior Lake LF
Jeff Samardzija SP

Trades[edit]

Home record[edit]

The Cubs finished their first winning season at Wrigley Field since 2009 with a record of 41–40.[8] 2,652,113 fans attended Cubs home games which is the best since the 2008 season.[9]

Season standings[edit]

National League Central[edit]

NL Central W L Pct. GB Home Road
St. Louis Cardinals 90 72 0.556 51–30 39–42
Pittsburgh Pirates 88 74 0.543 2 51–30 37–44
Milwaukee Brewers 82 80 0.506 8 42–39 40–41
Cincinnati Reds 76 86 0.469 14 44–37 32–49
Chicago Cubs 73 89 0.451 17 41–40 32–49


National League Wild Card[edit]

Record vs. opponents[edit]

Detailed record vs. opponents[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Game log[edit]

2014 Game Log (73–89)
Legend:           = Win           = Loss           = Postponement
Bold = Cubs team member

Roster[edit]

2014 Chicago Cubs
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Manager

Coaching Staff

Statistics[edit]

Player[edit]

Batting[edit]

Player G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI AVG SB
Alcántara, ArismendyArismendy Alcántara 59 238 28 51 8 1 9 22 .214 8
Baez, JavierJavier Baez 38 155 19 27 6 0 9 18 .174 3
Baker, JohnJohn Baker 63 169 9 33 7 0 0 13 .195 0
Barney, DarwinDarwin Barney 72 129 18 47 10 2 2 16 .217 1
Bonifacio, EmilioEmilio Bonifacio 69 276 35 77 14 3 2 18 .279 14
Castillo, WelingtonWelington Castillo 101 352 25 86 19 0 11 42 .244 0
Castro, StarlinStarlin Castro 134 528 58 154 33 1 14 65 .292 4
Coghlan, ChrisChris Coghlan 111 337 40 91 23 5 6 31 .270 6
Kalish, RyanRyan Kalish 45 102 12 24 2 4 0 4 .235 3
Lake, JuniorJunior Lake 103 300 30 63 10 3 9 25 .210 7
Olt, MikeMike Olt 80 212 21 33 7 0 12 32 .156 0
Rizzo, AnthonyAnthony Rizzo 129 486 81 135 23 1 30 71 .278 4
Ruggiano, JustinJustin Ruggiano 81 224 29 63 13 1 6 28 .281 2
Schierholtz, NateNate Schierholtz 99 313 29 60 10 3 6 33 .192 4
Soler, JorgeJorge Soler 12 45 7 16 5 0 4 13 .356 0
Sweeney, RyanRyan Sweeney 77 207 22 52 9 0 3 20 .251 0
Szczur, MattMatt Szczur 23 42 2 11 1 0 1 3 .262 0
Valaika, ChrisChris Valaika 33 93 8 22 2 0 3 10 .237 1
Valbuena, LuisLuis Valbuena 136 436 60 108 30 4 16 48 .248 1
Watkins, LoganLogan Watkins 19 44 7 13 1 0 1 5 .295 1
Whiteside, EliEli Whiteside 8 25 0 3 1 0 0 2 .120 1

Batting statistics from Baseball-Reference

Pitching[edit]

Player W L ERA G GS SV IP R ER BB K
Arrieta, JakeJake Arrieta 10 5 2.53 25 25 0 156.2 46 44 41 167
Beeler, DallasDallas Beeler 0 2 3.27 2 20 0 11.0 5 4 7 6
Doubront, FelixFelix Doubront 2 1 1.50 3 3 0 18.0 3 3 4 6
Grimm, JustinJustin Grimm 4 2 3.92 68 0 0 64.1 31 28 26 67
Hammel, JasonJason Hammel 8 5 2.98 17 17 0 108.2 36 36 23 104
Hendricks, KyleKyle Hendricks 6 2 2.38 11 11 0 68.0 20 18 14 39
Jackson, EdwinEdwin Jackson 6 15 6.33 28 27 0 140.2 105 99 63 123
Parker, BlakeBlake Parker 1 1 6.35 14 0 0 17.0 12 12 4 19
Ramirez, NeilNeil Ramirez 2 2 1.38 45 0 3 39.0 6 6 15 50
Rondón, HéctorHéctor Rondón 3 4 2.72 57 0 24 56.1 21 17 13 60
Rosscup, ZacZac Rosscup 0 0 11.70 14 0 0 10.0 13 13 11 13
Rusin, ChrisChris Rusin 0 0 7.11 4 0 0 12.2 10 10 5 8
Russell, JamesJames Russell 0 2 3.51 44 0 1 33.1 14 13 16 26
Samardzija, JeffJeff Samardzija 2 7 2.83 17 17 0 108.0 44 34 31 103
Schlitter, BrianBrian Schlitter 2 3 4.08 57 0 0 53.0 27 24 16 28
Straily, DanDan Straily 0 1 10.45 4 1 0 10.1 14 12 6 9
Strop, PedroPedro Strop 2 4 2.29 59 0 2 55.0 18 14 24 63
Turner, JacobJacob Turner 1 2 5.31 5 3 0 20.1 13 12 4 11
Veras, JoséJosé Veras 0 1 8.10 12 0 2 13.1 12 12 11 13
Villanueva, CarlosCarlos Villanueva 5 7 4.74 40 5 2 74.0 41 39 19 68
Wada, TsuyoshiTsuyoshi Wada 4 3 3.34 11 11 0 59.1 25 22 17 48
Wood, TravisTravis Wood 8 12 5.03 29 29 0 162.2 103 91 71 134
Wright, WesleyWesley Wright 0 3 3.13 56 0 0 46.0 18 16 18 37

Pitching statistics from Baseball-Reference

Team[edit]

Scoring by inning[edit]

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ≥10 Total
Chicago Cubs 55 57 65 73 59 77 57 58 45 13 559
Opponents 85 71 48 74 78 77 87 61 43 18 642

Source: Baseball-Reference

Awards[edit]

2014 Major League Baseball All-Star Game

Player Award Date awarded Ref.
Rizzo, AnthonyAnthony Rizzo National League Player of the Week (July 14–20) July 21, 2014 [10]

On September 18 Anthony Rizzo received the Branch Rickey Award.[11]

Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Iowa Cubs Pacific Coast League Marty Pevey
AA Tennessee Smokies Southern League Buddy Bailey
A Daytona Cubs Florida State League Dave Keller
A Kane County Cougars Midwest League Mark Johnson
Short-Season A Boise Hawks Northwest League Gary Van Tol
Rookie AZL Cubs Arizona League Jimmy Gonzalez

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: Kane County[12]

On September 16, 2014 the Cubs announced that they will be moving their top Class A affiliate from Daytona in the Florida State League to Myrtle Beach in the Carolina League for the 2015 season.[13] Two days later, on the 18th, the Cubs signed a 4 year player development contract with the South Bend Silver Hawks of the Midwest League, ending their brief relationship with the Kane County Cougars.[14] On the 25th, the Silver Hawks officially changed their name to the South Bend Cubs.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rogers, Jesse. "Cubs fire manager Rick Renteria after one season". ESPN Chicago. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Cubs hire Rick Renteria". ESPN Chicago. 
  3. ^ http://www.eastvalleytribune.com/local/mesa/article_b5a4a2fa-f5f8-11e0-863f-001cc4c002e0.html
  4. ^ "Cubs Park dedicated in Mesa, ready for Spring Training's first pitch". Cubs.com. Chicago Cubs. February 12, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  5. ^ Cubs trade Jeff Samardzija to A's
  6. ^ Axisa, Mike (July 28, 2014). "Dodgers acquire infielder Darwin Barney from Cubs". CBSsports.com. Retrieved July 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Dodgers complete trade with Cubs". ESPN.com. Associated Press. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014. 
  8. ^ Sandolow, Brian. "Cubs end 2014 with winning record at home". Chicago Sun Times. Retrieved 28 September 2014. 
  9. ^ "2014 MLB Attendance". espn.go.com. MLB. Retrieved 30 September 2014. 
  10. ^ "Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs named National League Player of the Week". MLB.com. July 21, 2014. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzowins Branch Rickey Award". usatoday.com. usatoday. Retrieved 18 September 2014. 
  12. ^ Leventhal, Josh, ed. (2014). Baseball America 2015 Almanac. Durham, N.C.: Baseball America. ISBN 978-1-932391-54-1. 
  13. ^ "Cubs moving Class A affiliate to Myrtle Beach". USA Today. Retrieved 17 September 2014. 
  14. ^ Leventhal, Josh. "Tracking the Affiliation Shuffle". baseballamerica.com. Baseball America. Retrieved 19 September 2014. 
  15. ^ "South Bend Silver Hawks renamed South Bend Cubs". WSBT/Channel 22. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 

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