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'Last Cubs Dynasty' revisits 1907-08 champs

Timing can be everything. So the arrival of "The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse" book is right on schedule.
Via Cubs.com
11 minutes ago

I Am Legend: Javier Baez Makes Another Insane Play

I have said it before and I’ll say it again: Javier Baez is quite possibly the Cubs’ best baseball player. That’s a really amorphous term, so feel free to discuss amongst yourselves as to what it means. But no one else on this team possesses the same “Oh sh!*” potential. Not Rizzo, not Bryant. No one. Javy’s a freaking drive-in theater of baseball awesomeness, just pop...
Via Cubs Insider
14 minutes ago

Rizzo, Montero out again, making progress

Anthony Rizzo was sidelined for a second straight day Friday because of tightness in his lower back and Miguel Montero did not start because of some soreness in his right knee, but both were making progress, Cubs manager Joe Maddon said.
Via Cubs.com
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Several Trades That Make Sense

To me, it just makes sense. The Chicago Cubs are in the middle of a season to remember. They have the best record in all of Major League Baseball. Each Cubs starting pitchers hold ERAs below 3.00, and the team has scored 162 more runs than they have given up. Truly historic numbers. But, what happens […] Chicago Cubs: Several Trades That Make Sense - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib...
Via Cubbies Crib
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs scratch Rizzo for second straight game in Miami

It has been a rough stretch for the Chicago Cubs as of late. They were swept by the St. Louis Cardinals to end their most recent homestand before hitting the road for a season-high 11 game road trip. And last night, things took another wide turn. With the bases loaded in the top of the […] Chicago Cubs scratch Rizzo for second straight game in Miami - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib...
Via Cubbies Crib
5 hours ago

Chris Coghlan understands his role with Cubs is different this time around

At one point in the middle of last season, the Cubs were on a 12-game winning streak with Chris Coghlan hitting third in the lineup...while
Via CSN Chicago
5 hours ago

Willson Contreras Officially Cast As Lead in War Bear II: Back to Left Field

Joe Maddon is nothing if not full of surprises, and he had another up the sleeve of his “Try Not To Suck” t-shirt Thursday. With Anthony Rizzo resting a tight back, Maddon asked Willson Contreras to respect 90 and hustle down to first base for the evening. But was that really a surprise? Contreras was, after all, a corner infielder in the minors before moving behind the plate...
Via Cubs Insider
7 hours ago

Could Cubs be Better off Moving Jason Hammel to the Bullpen?

The news that the Cubs sent Adam Warren to Iowa to stretch out for spot starts wasn’t exactly a surprise.  Warren has been going through some struggles, so sending him to a low stress environment to work through those issues while stretching out to serve in a spot starter’s role could help him get back on track.  For the moment, the plan is to get him a spot start before the...
Via World Series Dreaming
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: New deal with South Bend Cubs announced

The City of South Bend, IN, and the Chicago Cubs made headlines on Thursdays but not for anything they did on the field. In a move that is rarely seen with minor league affiliates, the Theo Epstein, and the Cubs’ leadership extended then already four-year contract with the South Bend Cubs all the way through […] Chicago Cubs: New deal with South Bend Cubs announced - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
11 hours ago

Journeymen of tomorrow: Cubs minor league recap (6.24.16)

Nashville Sounds 0 @ Iowa Cubs 3 (Game 1) Mark Zagunis was 1-3 with a double and run scored. Zagunis has done nothing but hit since being drafted by the Cubs in the 3rd round of the 2014 draft. He was signed for $0.6 million and aside from a 2-game, 9 plate appearance stint to begin his career, here are his wRC+ at each stop along with the way. 2014 A- (191 PA): 145 2014 A (62)...
Via Obstructed View
11 hours ago

Calling For Help From Our Old Friend, Chris Coghlan

When Dexter Fowler shocked the baseball world and returned to the Cubs during Spring Training in late February, it created a glut in the Cubs’ outfield. Jason Heyward was the premier offseason free agent signing, he would start in right field. Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber—the hotshot kids—needed regular playing time. Fowler would of course start […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

South Bend Cubs: Apparently Theo is happy with us

Apparently Theo & Co. are happy with what the South Bend Cubs organization has been doing. BREAKING: Chicago Cubs Ink New Deal with South Bend Cubs. PDC extended through 2020 https://t.co/QQ2sGTVEie #Cubs pic.twitter.com/mIViR3woa5 — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 23, 2016   First six South Bend Cubs were named to the Midwest League All Star Game including starters Jesse...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Lester, Greinke, and a Short Slate

It’s an awfully short slate on this baseball Thursday with just nine games, and it gets even shorter when considering the paucity of quality starting options. We did however manage to find a couple intriguing arms. Check ’em out! Aces in Isolation Jon Lester (CHC) versus Miami’s Wei-Yin Chen The Cubs have won eight of Lester’s last 10 starts, and even when things were...
Via The Sports Post
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon has Cubs wear leisure outfits for road trip

Cubs manager Joe Maddon has one rule for road trip attire: “If you look hot, wear it.” There are even shirts sporting that slogan, the sales of which help benefit his charitable foundation: If you look hot, wear it! Get yours @ https://t.co/fjq9DoVF4b to help support @CubsJoeMadd Respect 90 Foundation! pic.twitter.com/wh1Kmqea6B — Korked Baseball (@KorkedBaseball) May...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

That's a sweep! Cards top Arrieta-led Cubs 7-2

CHICAGO -- Michael Wacha pitched into the seventh inning for his first win in nearly two months and the St. Louis Cardinals waited out Jake Arrieta before roughing up Chicago's bullpen in a 7-2 victory over the Cubs on Wednesday.Aledmys Diaz hit a two-run home run, and Matt Carpenter had a two-run double in a five-run sixth after Arrieta (11-2) departed. The Cardinals won their eighth...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs’ Luck So Far This Season: It’s Complicated

At the end of the 2015 season, I decided to take a crack at quantifying how lucky the 2015 Cubs had been. The season had been a pleasantly unexpected surprise, and I had a hunch that luck had played a role. After all, the team had so many close, thrilling games that ended in their […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Maddon won’t fall into trap of comparing Cubs' quest to Cavs

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon appreciates how the Cavaliers delivered Cleveland its first championship since 1964, but he isn’t about to draw any parallels between that achievement and a World Series title drought that has plagued the Cubs now for over a century. “It’s wonderful for them,” said Maddon, via the Chicago Tribune. “The thing that stands out is (trailing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL: Hendricks one-on-one with David Kaplan

David Kaplan sits down with Kyle Hendricks on SportsTalk Live to discuss the player's success along with the team's great run.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL Millar on who's more country: Lester or Lackey?

Kevin Millar and the rest of the SportsTalk Live panel discuss Jon Lester and John Lackey to see which Cubs player is more of a country boy.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: STL: Millar thinks Cubs should stick with what they have

Kevin Millar discusses the Cubs depth on SportsTalk Live. Millar does not think the team should give up prospects to acquire talent, but should instead stick with what they have.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Brey to throw out first pitch, sing at Cubs game

There is no question that much of Notre Dame’s athletes and fans are likely fans of the Chicago Cubs. It makes a lot of sense that head basketball coach Mike Brey will throw out the first pitch at tonight’s game against the St. Louis Cardinals. It is the second year in a row that Brey is taking to the mound for the Cubs, who happen to be the best team in the MLB this year. He...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs rookie Willson Contreras goes yard on first MLB pitch

The Cubs are good. Very, very good. Best record in baseball at 47-20, 12.5 game division lead, 99.8% playoff odds on Fangraphs good. So it has to be a bit frustrating for the rest of baseball that the Cubs can still call up a top prospect like Willson Contreras (ranked the 18th overall prospect by ESPN’s Keith Law in May) to essentially function as the team’s third catcher...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Cubs vs. Cardinals, June 20-22

As extraordinary as it might have seemed in this offseason that was so pregnant with expectation for a competitive National League Central race, the Cubs enter this three-game, mid-June set with the Cardinals at Wrigley an extraordinary 12.5 games ahead of the Redbirds in the Central, and an even-more-imposing 15 game lead on the reeling Pirates, who’ve now […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Musician Eddie Vedder rocks with Theo Epstein and Joe Maddon at annual Chicago Cubs event

Chicago Cubs general manager Theo Epstein hosts an annual event known as the Hot Stove Cool Music benefit concert at the Chicago metro this past Friday. The event benefits Epstein’s Foundation To Be Named Later that is dedicated to supporting youth baseball. At this year’s event, musician Eddie Vedder was a surprise performer, where he featured some of the best hits from Pearl...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross gets Father’s Day card from Anthony Rizzo

Although they are separated by 13 years, Anthony Rizzo and David Ross are teammates with the Chicago Cubs. There has to be a Father’s Day joke in there somewhere, right? Of course there is. Ross, who sports a distinguished gray beard and could easily be half of his teammates’ dad, received a Father’s Day card from Rizzo over the weekend. Great team win but highlight of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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