CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Maddon: We need to stay in the race until we get going

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about the playoff race and where the team stands.
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Maddon on Hendricks: 'I just want you to feel the baseball'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about Kyle Hendricks and the team's starting rotation.
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Maddon talks about how Baez is doing this season

Cubs manager Joe Maddon talks about infielder Javy Baez and how his game is developing.
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Team wastes solid start from Mike Montgomery

Looking to take three-of-four from the Miami Marlins, the Chicago Cubs’ bats came up short in backing Mike Montgomery on Sunday afternoon. Mike Montgomery took the hill on Sunday afternoon, looking to build off his last start, and put the Chicago Cubs in a position to take their second road series in a row. But […] Chicago Cubs: Team wastes solid start from Mike Montgomery -...
Via Cubbies Crib
2 hours ago

Cubs chip away, can't capitalize on chances

Martin Prado lined a two-run double in a three-run first inning and Giancarlo Stanton provided insurance with his 20th homer in the seventh as the Marlins edged the Cubs, 4-2, to split a four-game series Sunday at Marlins Park.
Via Cubs.com
3 hours ago

Cubs' Addison Russell leaves game with sore right shoulder

Via Associated Press
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell exits in 4th with shoulder discomfort

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell left Sunday's game in Miami with right shoulder discomfort. Russell has had shoulder problems in the past, and he exited the game after Chicago batted in the fourth inning.
Via Cubs.com
4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Addition of Ian Happ proving positive

Despite mixed results in his first big-league stint, Chicago Cubs rookie Ian Happ is proving on a near-daily basis he belongs with the team. Coming into the season, there were many questions surrounding the Chicago Cubs. Would they repeat their historic 2016 performance? Which prospects would arrive on the North Side as reinforcements? Consider both […] Chicago Cubs: Addition of...
Via Cubbies Crib
5 hours ago

Hendricks pain-free in first throwing session

Right-hander Kyle Hendricks threw for the first time on Saturday, and the Cubs are moving forward in his return to the club. Despite the positive session, it looks like it won't happen before the All-Star break.
Via Cubs.com
6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs fortunate to be where they are in the standings

Three months into the season, the Chicago Cubs are lucky to be where they stand despite an inconsistent start. The Chicago Cubs have not endured the start that many expected; regardless, the team should feel fortunate to be just 1/2 game out of first place. If the Cubs were in the NL East, they would […] Chicago Cubs fortunate to be where they are in the standings - Cubbies Crib...
Via Cubbies Crib
7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Rizzo Back at Leadoff, Bryant in Right, La Stella Playing Third Base

The Cubs will be going for their third straight series win today as they look to take 3-of-4 games from the Marlins. They’ll be doing so with Mike Montgomery on the hill. Monty was stellar in his last outing, lasting six innings and surrendering three hits and no runs against the San Diego Padres on the way to his first win on the season. The World’s Greatest Leadoff Hitter,...
Via Cubs Insider
9 hours ago

Prospect Update: Wladimir Galindo

As Nate Greabe pointed out in last week’s minor league update, the South Bend Cubs have an interesting young bat in 2013 IFA signing Wladimir Galindo who could be lucrative to other teams if the Chicago Cubs pursue a top-flight starting pitcher before the trade deadline in a deal structured similarly to last year’s acquisition […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Keeping Track of Cubs Draft Signings

We’re more than a week out from the MLB Draft, where the Chicago Cubs had a solid if unspectacular set of picks to bolster their suddenly very intriguing pitching prospect pool.  There is, of course, the non-waiver trade deadline coming up, but before then, the Cubs have to get as many of their draftees signed as possible. Wes Saver (@Savermetrics) has done us Cubs fans a great...
Via World Series Dreaming
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay Leads Off, Bryant Plays First, Javy at Hot Corner to Support Lester

So much for Anthony Rizzo’s run at leadoff. Jon Jay will be getting the offense started this afternoon as Rizzo gets a break from game action. As such, Kris Bryant shifts across the diamond and remains in the second spot. Willson Contreras is back at third in the order and Addison Russell is once again cleaning up with Ian Happ fifth. I have to say, I really like this setup. When...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

Note: This blog post is from the fine folks at “The Planet of Baseball,” which you can find at theplanetofbaseball.com. The Chicago Cubs’ infield is one of the most promising young cores in all of baseball, and it is a large reason that they made history in 2016 with 4 of their infielders making the All-Star team – as starters. Now this isn’t to say that starting in the...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Game 73 Recap: Marlins 2, Cubs 0

What You Need to Know: Well, it was a stinker. Well, at least it was a quick 2.5-hour contest. It’s better to die a quick, relatively painless death than to suffer for months, isn’t it? The Cubs failed to score against Jose Urena and three fellow Marlins relievers, scattering just six hits. Only one Cubs base […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: can Patrick Corbin ‘relieve’ their rotation woes?

The 2017 Chicago Cubs have had some rough luck with the fifth spot of their starting rotation this year. Brett Anderson was signed on to fill that void, but he was only able to put up an 8.18 ERA, 2.09 WHIP, and allowed a .347/.414/.571 slash line in eight starts. He has since injured his back and is currently on the 60-day DL. The team then turned to Eddie Butler to take the last...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs option Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A

Kyle Schwarber has been the poster boy of the Chicago Cubs’ postseason runs each of the last two seasons. From mashing home runs all throughout the 2015 postseason (two of them coming against the rival St. Louis Cardinals), to his timely return to the team in last year’s World Series where he posted a .412 batting average after playing just two games in April. He has been right...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs not hitting panic button, but sending Kyle Schwarber to minors makes sense

The Cubs aren’t hitting any panic buttons, but they are sending a young star back to the minor leagues with the intent of getting things back on the right track. Kyle Schwarber was sent back down to Triple-A Iowa by the Cubs on Thursday. Schwarber’s stint in the minors is not expected to be a long one, but sometimes a young player needs to escape the spotlight of the big leagues...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Might Be Beating the Yips

On June 3rd of this year, with the Cardinals leading 2-1 in the fifth inning and Tommy Pham on first with two outs, Jon Lester quickly took his left foot off the Wrigley Field pitching rubber and lobbed a throw over to first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Pham, who had taken an 19-foot lead, was picked off first base to end the inning on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Chicago. While the...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Arcia makes ridiculous play to secure one-run victory

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of baseball’s biggest surprises this season, featuring a roster that doesn’t exactly jump at you on paper, but keeps finding ways to win games.On Wednesday night at Miller Park, it appeared the Pittsburgh Pirates were about to tie the game with two outs in the top of the ninth when 22-year-old shortstop Orlando Arcia came out of nowhere to...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Addison Russell’s wife files for divorce

Addison Russell’s wife Melisa has reportedly filed for divorce amid allegations of domestic violence.In a statement provided by her legal team, it was announced that Melisa Russell has begun divorce proceedings with the aim of a “swift, amicable and private” resolution for the couple and their son. The statement also says that Melisa Russell will decline to speak with MLB investigators...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 70 Recap: Cubs 4, Padres 0

What You Need to Know: On June 30, 2015, as a member of the Mariners, Mike Montgomery held the Padres to just one hit over nine innings for his second consecutive complete-game shutout. One trade and World Series Ring later, two weeks shy of the second anniversary of the CGSHO, the lefty zeroed the Padres again […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo will not be disciplined for collision with Austin Hedges

Anthony Rizzo violated the Buster Posey rule when he collided with Austin Hedges at the plate during Monday’s Cubs-Padres game, but the first baseman will avoid discipline despite violating the rule.MLB chief executive officer Joe Torre spoke with Rizzo and both teams to let them know that Rizzo violated the rule. However, Torre will not discipline Rizzo further. Rizzo was called...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez smashes stadium lights with home run, Roy Hobbs-style

Don’t let Aaron Judge take all of your attention when it comes to home runs. Cubs top prospect Eloy Jimenez is also a large man— though—at 6-foot-4-inches and 205 pounds—still a good bit smaller than Judge. But he showed he has just as much power as the AL MVP frontrunner during the Carolina League Home Run Derby, doing his best Roy Hobbs impression by smashing a towering...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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