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WATCH: Kyle Schwarber crushes 470-foot home run

Too bad home runs with nobody on base only count for one run, because if distance were a factor, Kyle Schwarber’s monster homer on Tuesday would have counted for several.Schwarber blasted a 470-foot home run in the first inning of the Chicago Cubs’ game against the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. That was Schwarber’s 7th home run of the season, and according to Statcast, the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
57 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kyle Schwarber Talks KB’s Wedding, BP Homers on Intentional Talk

The Cubs left fielder joined Chris Rose and Kevin Millar on MLB Network to discuss playing baseball as a kid, Kris Bryant’s wedding, Grandpa Ross on DWTS, and BP homers. The post Watch: Kyle Schwarber Talks KB’s Wedding, BP Homers on Intentional Talk appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Breaking down Addison Russell’s batting average

Through his first two-plus seasons, shortstop Addison Russell has put up big numbers, despite a paltry batting average. Is this what we should expect moving forward? Addison Russell was touted as a contact-hitting prospect with some pop when he was coming up through the Chicago Cubs’ farm system. Bleacher Report’s Mike Rosenbaum described Russell as having “innate […] Chicago...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

Heyward takes charge with rookie in center

Usually, the center fielder is the field general during a game, but right fielder Jason Heyward is the boss in the Cubs outfield.
Via Cubs.com
2 hours ago

Cubs' clash with Giants delayed by rain

The start of Tuesday's game between the Cubs and Giants will be delayed because of rain.
Via Cubs.com
3 hours ago

Maddon jokes about weather, bullpen dance party

Cubs manager Joe Maddon jokes about the weather in Chicago and the bullpen dance party over the weekend.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Maddon on Schwarber: I think he's making some great strides

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Kyle Schwarber's defense, the return of Jason Heyward and Javier Baez's recent play.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Cubs Roster Update: Felix Pena Recalled, Zac Rosscup Back to Iowa

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, but the Cubs called a guy up, pitched him in a game the same night, then immediately sent him back to Iowa. This certainly isn’t the first time the Cubs — or any MLB team, for that matter — has streamed pitchers like a fantasy baseball team trying to pile up as many innings as possible. It is a little interesting that these guys...
Via Cubs Insider
5 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Assessing potential starting rotation upgrades

The Chicago Cubs have begun finding their offensive form, the bullpen — which might surprise some — is among NL’s best, yet rotation upgrades loom. Memorial Day is quickly approaching and it’s about that time clubs begin assessing their immediate future. With the Chicago Cubs, it’s fair to say the team has shown flashes of their 2016 […] Chicago Cubs: Assessing potential...
Via Cubbies Crib
6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Is Tommy LaStella the odd man out?

The Chicago Cubs always have some roster decisions to make. The promotion of one of their top prospect could spell the end for another infielder. The Chicago Cubs have another healthy roster problem. Earlier, this season, Matt Szczur became the odd man out. Now, it might be infielder Tommy La Stella‘s turn. There’s one main reason why: Ian […] Chicago Cubs: Is Tommy LaStella...
Via Cubbies Crib
9 hours ago

WATCH: Cubs pull off two miraculous defensive plays in a row

The 2016 NLDS rematch between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs is off to a tremendous start. Joe Panik got the party started with a home run before the Chicago defense took over with a couple of tremendous plays in a row.Addison Russell assisted on the the first out of the inning after completely robbing Christian Arroyo of a hit. But center fielder Albert Almora Jr. was...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein uses Joe Maddon line during Yale commencement speech

Many across the world are shifting the tassels on their hats in celebration of moving on to the next chapter of their lives this month. During graduation ceremonies, some have been lucky enough to have famous former graduates give commencement speeches. According to MLB.com’s Cut4, Theo Epstein was the latest to stand on stage and wish the future the best of luck.Forbes’ "greatest...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Happ’s hot start helps team

The Chicago Cubs called up Ian Happ back on May 13, and he has not disappointed fans since joining the big league team. He got his career started off in a big way in St. Louis by being sloted in the second spot in the batting order, and launching a 2-run home run against Cardinals ace Carlos Martinez in the 7th inning. In his second game he went 2-4 with a double, with both of his...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs bullpen breaks out dancing after Kris Bryant’s second HR

Kris Bryant was doing Kris Bryant things on Sunday. The Chicago Cubs star hit two home runs to help his team rout the Milwaukee Brewers, 13-6. And his second bomb of the afternoon prompted some interesting moves from his teammates in the Cubs bullpen. David Ross, as you might be aware, is a finalist in ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” and he’s gotten a ton of support from...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brewers upset with Cubs after questionable rainout

Only a few short hours before Saturday’s scheduled first pitch, the Chicago Cubs called to reschedule their game against the Milwaukee Brewers due to an unfavorable weather forecast.The postponement was granted, but then the rain stopped falling. In fact, it hardly sprinkled again for the remainder of the day and that didn’t sit well with Brewers general manager David Stearns...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Brewers engage in dance-off during rain delay

The Chicago Cubs moved their bullpens from down the foul lines to under the outfield bleachers at Wrigley Field over the offseason, and we may have found a new benefit of the change: dance-offs!The relievers for each team showed off their dancing skills in the indoor bullpens on Saturday, before the game ended up being rained out. Maybe the best part of the dance-off was the reaction...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A look at the Chicago Cubs pitching woes

As most MLB fans have taken notice of, the Chicago Cubs are struggling. The word struggling, however, is quite relative in sports. To Cubs fans, struggling used to mean sitting at the bottom of the division for years with little hope in sight, but being crowned World Series champs sure changes a lot. Only a short matter of time ago Cubs fans would be grateful for a slightly above...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez Has to Be More Than a Defensive Stud

The 2016 postseason ended pretty well for the Chicago Cubs, but the amazing World Series run might not have been bigger for any player than second baseman Javier Baez. Throughout much of the NLDS, NLCS, and World Series, Baez’ elite baseball talent and athleticism was on full display. Whether it was the beautiful bare-handed plays, […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon, Cubs roll out new ‘Embrace the Suck’ shirts

The Chicago Cubs have gotten off to a relatively disappointing start to the 2017 MLB season. In an instance of perfect timing, a new shirt has been introduced that blends two of Joe Maddon’s patented catchphrases from the team’s magical championship 2016 campaign: “Embrace the Target” and “Try not to Suck.” “Embrace the Suck” is originally a  term credited to the...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross is going to dance to what in the ‘DWTS’ finals?

David Ross, arguably in a something of a shocker, is one of the finalists on this season’s “Dancing with the Stars.” But the retired Chicago Cubs World Series champion, who as at times made reference to and sought inspiration from his baseball career throughout the competition, is really swinging for the fences in baseball parlance for one of his performances in the finals...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Inevitable Progression of Anthony Rizzo

Anyone who has watched the Cubs in recent weeks has been likely found themselves fueled by a certain degree of frustration. In some cases, it’s underperforming expectations. In others, it’s not even a performance issue necessarily, but more of a general baseball issue, in that it’s not always the fairest of games. Sometimes, even for […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 40 Recap: Cubs 9, Reds 5

Happy #TBT!  Let’s throwback to 2016! After the past two weeks, it was really nice to see the Cubs play an awfully familiar game against the Reds. The Cubs jumped all over Amir Garrett for five runs in the first inning and eventually opened up a 9-0 lead by the fifth. I’ll need our BP […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Graphic fail states John Lackey ‘eating 4.2 children per start’

Chicago Cubs pitcher John Lackey took the mound at Wrigely Field Tuesday night for a start against the Cincinnati Reds. And a comical graphic fail put up during the television broadcast stated Lackey has a habit of eating children during his starts.Wait. What?During the top of the 2nd inning and the Cubs up 3-1, a graphic was put up that read Lackey is “Eating 4.2 Children Per...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Schwarber breaks Budweiser sign at Wrigley Field with BP home run

You probably know about Kyle Schwarber’s big bat by now. The Cubs’ World Series hero and surprisingly-agile fielder has struggled batting .189 this season after missing most of 2016, and he was hitless in his last four games going into Wednesday’s matchup with the Reds, but he’s still able to hit big shots when needed. Despite the recent slump, Schwarber launched an absolute...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Are the good times here to stay?

After what some considered a rough patch, it appears that the Chicago Cubs may finally be finding their stride. The Cubs returned home to Wrigley Field on Tuesday for a ten-game home stand after a road trip to St. Louis and got a much-needed win over the Cincinnati Reds, giving Joe Maddon his 1000th win as a big league manager. He celebrated over a glass of wine in the press conference...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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