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Jacob R Misener, editor

After spending two-plus years writing for the site, Jacob was named editor of Cubbies Crib in August 2013. He was also promoted to co-editor of Call to the Pen in October 2014. He works as the managing editor of a daily newspaper in central Illinois. Graduate of Augustana College, class of 2013 and former Minor League Baseball employee.

Nicholas D. Blazek, Co-Editor

Nicholas grew up in the Midwest, in the heart of Cubs baseball. He attended Eastern Michigan University, and eventually moved to Charlotte, NC, where he still lives. After writing for the site for a year, he was named a Co-Editor. He is also a Staff Writer for, FanSided's Notre Dame site.

David Miniel, Staff Writer

Born and raised in Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois. Joined the Cubbies Crib family on Oct. 13, 2013. Die hard Cubs fan who believes in both Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer. Former FanSided News Desk writer. Writes about the NFL on the side.

Jeremy Melendez, Staff Writer

Current junior sports journalism major at Columbia College Chicago. Former contributor for Staff writer for Life-long Cub fan.

Juan Pablo Aravena, Staff Writer

Sports Journalist with more than two years of experience in the industry. Current contributor of FanSided, database editor for EA Sports and sports analyst for SmartOdds. Go Cubs!

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