CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Here’s Where and How You Can Watch and Listen to Cubs Games in 2017

Without a doubt, the most frequent question that has drawn readers to Cubs Insider over the last few years has been “Where can I watch Cubs games?” We’ve covered MLB’s blackout rules to a great extent and it’s a topic that continues to drive intrigue. With the regular season upon us, it’s time to look once again at the various affiliate who’ve partnered with the Cubs...
Via Cubs Insider
1 hour ago

How Justin Grimm could be X-factor in Cubs bullpen

Justin Grimm doesn't care what role he's in anymore, a sign of growth from the past few years when he still held out hope of
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: New flags will wave around Wrigley Field scoreboard

With each new championship comes bling. While the players for the Chicago Cubs adorn gold trim uniforms and rings, Wrigley Field is not left out. To the winner goes the spoils. For decades, the winner of major sports championships received rewards and gifts to commemorate their triumph. Parades. Visits to the White House. Covers of magazines, […] Chicago Cubs: New flags will wave...
Via Cubbies Crib
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant’s dad isn’t out of line with his thoughts on LaVar Ball

Some are of the mind to ‘mind your own business’. But for the father of Chicago Cubs’ slugger Kris Bryant, it simply became time to speak up. Mike Bryant gave his thoughts on the enigmatic LaVar Ball. I’ll be honest. I’ve not been a big fan of the NBA for several years. I love the […] Chicago Cubs: Kris Bryant’s dad isn’t out of line with his thoughts on LaVar Ball...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Like It Or Not, Javier Baez Is Taking Over the World

By Randy Holt / @RandallPinkFloyd In a world where Major League Baseball fails to promote its biggest stars with anything resembling consistency, Javier Baez has decided to take it upon himself to handle his own marketing. Between the 2016 postseason and this year’s World Baseball Classic, no player in baseball has made a more of an impact on television sets with as much regularity...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Affiliate Preview Series: South Bend Loaded with Top Talent

Giggity! Giggity! Giggity! That’s pretty much what I thought of as I began to write this post. The amount of talent heading to South Bend in 2017 is immense in all three phases of the game and I see another winning season on the horizon. Before we get to all that talent, though, we first need to revisit the 2016 South Bend Cubs season. 2016 Season Review In their second year...
Via Cubs Insider
5 hours ago

Chicago Cubs News: Roster is set as Cubs are ready to defend title

The Chicago Cubs made some of their final roster cuts, surprising most of Cubs nation with the last one. Tommy La Stella and Matt Szczur will both be on the Opening Day roster as Brian Duensing will start the year on the DL. The Chicago Cubs have finalized their 25-man roster, although “final” may be […] Chicago Cubs News: Roster is set as Cubs are ready to defend title - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
6 hours ago

The Rundown: The Case for a Cubs Dynasty, Roster Finalized, Russell at 109 Percent

The Cubs are really good, we all know that. But for a visual representation of just how good they are, I’ll direct your attention to Ryan Pollack’s column on FanGraphs. In support of the idea that the Cubs are indeed a burgeoning dynasty, Pollack presents as his primary evidence the cumulative projected WAR total by teams’ controlled players over the next five years. With...
Via Cubs Insider
7 hours ago

Jon Lester thinks Cubs have a special player in Willson Contreras: ‘It’s about time we got an offensive catcher’

MESA, Ariz. Jon Lester couldn't resist when a reporter mentioned the two home runs Willson Contreras launched off Danny Salazar, an All-Star talent who
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

STL: Which National League team is biggest threat to Cubs?

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses which National League team poses the biggest threat to the Cubs' repeat efforts.
Via CSN Chicago
18 hours ago

Schwarber goes deep twice in Cubs' 4-HR day

The A's and Cubs combined for 30 hits and 26 runs, but in the end, it was the Cubs that walked off the field with the 15-11 victory in front of 15,448 at Sloan Field in the final Cactus League game for both teams.
Via Cubs.com
19 hours ago

Kris Bryant’s father criticizes conduct of LaVar Ball

Much like LaVar Ball, Mike Bryant — the father of Chicago Cubs MVP third baseman Kris — has been his son’s biggest fan from day one. Bryant, too, has been a bit too outspoken in the past, but seeing how Ball behaves around his son Lonzo has not met his approval. “The guy is going to ruin it for his kids,” Mike Bryant told ESPN 1000 in Chicago on Tuesday, via Jesse Rogers...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs ready to fill trophy case again in 2017

The Cubs collected plenty of postseason awards last year, including the coveted World Series trophy. The emphasis this spring has been on the team, but, looking ahead to this season, what individual honors could Cubs players capture?
Via Cubs.com
22 hours ago

Duensing heads to DL; Cubs finalize roster

With lingering concerns over Brian Duensing's back spasms, the Cubs placed the reliever on the 10-day disabled list to start the season and will break camp with both outfielder Matt Szczur and infielder Tommy La Stella on their 25-man roster, Theo Epstein announced Wednesday ahead of the team's final spring game in Arizona.
Via Cubs.com
22 hours ago

Kyle Hendricks apparently got food poisoning from Taco Bell

MLB opening day is fast approaching, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have a final few silly spring training ailments and injuries. Kyle Hendricks found that out the hard way after an ill-advised run to Taco Bell in Las Vegas. That’s according to a few different reports, including Bruce Levine: And as Cubs HQ notes, the food poisoning was just the final oddity of the Cubs trip...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Face of the Philosophy: Schwarber’s (Not So) Hidden Strength

Kyle Schwarber led off the final inning of 2016 with an outlandish degree of confidence. He reportedly strode to the batter’s box, nonchalantly reassuring Mike Borzello, “Borzy, I’ve got this. Don’t worry. I’m locked in.” Naturally, he was right. It’s a special twenty-three-year-old who can bring that kind of self-assurance – and deliver – in […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Farm system depth could mean the trading block for some

It took 108 years, but the Chicago Cubs have won a World Series and put together one of the best rosters in all of baseball. Theo Epstein put on his smock and took out his magic paintbrush to create the true masterpiece that is the Chicago Cubs projected starting lineup. All the years of turmoil in Chicago didn’t go to waste, as year after year the Cubs drafted young players like...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is this the year Addison Russell becomes a superstar?

When you think about the young nucleus of the Chicago Cubs with MVP and franchise staple Kris Bryant at the helm, it is sometimes easy to forget just how good Addison Russell was for the World Champions. After a successful rookie campaign in 2015, Russell posted 22 home runs and 95 RBIs at the back end of the Cubs lineup while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense at shortstop. For...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon announces Chicago Cubs starting rotation for 2017

On Thursday, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced the official starting rotation for the start of the 2017 season, which begins for the Cubs when they face their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, on April 2. Although Maddon had previously announced that Cubs ace Jon Lester would get the start for the Cubs opening day game in St. Louis, the rest of the rotation was not announced...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs to wear gold-trimmed jerseys to celebrate World Series win

The Chicago Cubs on Friday provided a glimpse of the special jerseys the team will wear for its first series of the 2017 MLB season to commemorate their World Series victory last fall.The Cubs official Twitter account teased images of the unis, which feature gold stitching and lettering. Gold trim will also be featured on the team’s cap. As noted the tweet, the special-edition...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
5 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Fantasy Frolics: Wait on Arrieta; Look for Buxton

You will find nothing in this article stating that “Mike Trout is a great hitter and should be selected in the first round.” Or that “Wade Boggs has retired. so don’t take him.” This isn’t about the obvious. But with many fantasy drafts set for this weekend, owners thirsty for advice need to know who to grab and who to avoid. Not to brag (OK, so to brag), I have won my...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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