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Chicago Cubs: Next years hunt for the N.L. Central title will be close

The Chicago Cubs ended a few droughts in 2016. Behind an impressive start to the year, the North Siders took over the N.L. Central by storm. Gaining a massive lead and keeping it throughout the regular season. At one point, it looked as if the Chicago Cubs were going to let that lead slip away. […] Chicago Cubs: Next years hunt for the N.L. Central title will be close - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
8 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Who will catch Jon Lester in 2017?

When the Chicago Cubs signed Jon Lester in December of 2014, it was not only the start of a new era for the Cubs, it was also a message to the rest of baseball, that the Cubs are coming. Along with Jon Lester, came David Ross, his catcher during his Boston days.  Ross has caught […] Chicago Cubs: Who will catch Jon Lester in 2017? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs...
Via Cubbies Crib
10 hours ago

The 2017 Cubs Roster “Almost” Set

The Chicago Cubs won the World Series just over a month ago, December has just started and their roster for the 2017 season is pretty much already set. Baring an injury or a surprise trade, I believe Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Joe  Maddon pretty much already know which 25 men will make the opening day roster. The Cubs said goodbye to one of their starting pitchers from 2016, Jason...
Via World Series Dreaming
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward in Arizona early to make ‘critical changes’ at the plate

There’s no denying it was a difficult year at the plate for the Chicago Cubs’ Jason Heyward. A handful of good games is all he could look back on. His defense can only carry him so far, so now the retooling of his swing comes in. How many of you called the Chicago Cubs signing […] Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward in Arizona early to make ‘critical changes’ at the plate - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
15 hours ago

What Should Cubs Offer When They Talk Extension During Jake Arrieta’s Arb Discussions?

If it seems as though we’ve been talking about Jake Arrieta‘s future with the Cubs for a while now, it’s because we have. But now that he’s heading into his final year of club control, the conversation is tinged with a bit more urgency than in the past. Arrieta and the members of the front office weren’t compelled to tie anything up last offseason, what with each party...
Via Cubs Insider
22 hours ago

In The Loop: List of Chicago stars gone to rival

Reviewing the list of Chicago stars going to their rival after Dexter Fowler signed with the Cardinals.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

In The Loop: Cubs go to war with Anthony Rizzo on Twitter

Check out the Cubs' Twitter exchange with Anthony Rizzo.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Dexter Fowler's wife pens touching thank you to Chicago

Dexter Fowler was one of the integral parts in the Cubs team that finally ended their 108 year World Series drought, including leading off Game 7 of the World Series with a homer, becoming the first player in the history of baseball to do that. Fowler recently signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the rival Cardinals, which normally would sting quite a bit because of the...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Trophy Tour makes first stop in Chicago

The celebration 108 years in the making continued on Friday, as the Cubs Trophy Tour embarked on its first voyage in Chicago. Here is a look at the stops the Commissioner's Trophy has made, with a look ahead to the rest of the circuit.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Cubs Take Gamble on Lefty in Rule 5 Draft

Evaluating talent is a risky business. This week alone, we have seen many ways in which talent has been overvalued, undervalued, and maybe even pegged right on the nose. While trades and free-agent signings have been grabbing headlines throughout the Winter Meetings, Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft featured a few moves that could impact the Cubs in the near future as well. Reliever Armando...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

The Rundown — 12/9/16: Rule 5 Happenings, Cubs Add to Pen, Dex Gets Paid

Here are today’s headlines for the Cubs and around the MLB: The Cubs acquired left-handed pitcher Caleb Smith during the Rule 5 draft. He was selected from the Yankees by the Brewers, then traded to the Cubs for cash considerations. The thought is that Smith will be the long man, assuming he doesn’t implode during Spring Training. This has ended some speculation that the Cubs...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to the Pinstripes and the Miami Marlins. Why did he choose the former? “I love the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile: Jon Jay

Position: Center field 2016 Stats: .291/.339/.389, .271 TAV, 1.6 WARP in 373 plate appearances Year in Review: Jon Jay was the first main acquisition of the Cubs’ 2016 offseason. Jay, as most remember, was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006. His best season in the minors was in 2008 […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aroldis Chapman signs with Yankees

Aroldis Chapman reportedly will be signing with the New York Yankees. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Chapman is going to the Yanks on a five-year, $86 million deal. BREAKING: Chapman to #Yankees, five years, $86M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2016 The Yankees are getting Chapman back five months after they traded him to the Cubs for Adam Warren and three...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Full postseason shares on Chicago Cubs worth $368,872

NEW YORK (AP) The value of a full postseason share on the World Series champions declined for the second straight year. A full share on the Chicago Cubs following the team's first title since 1908 was worth $368,872, the commissioner's office said Tuesday. That is down from $370,069 for last year's Kansas City Royals and a record $388,606 for the 2014 San Francisco Giants. Chicago...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs raising ticket prices 20 percent

The Chicago Cubs just snapped a 108-year championship drought to win the World Series, after winning an MLB-best 103 games in the regular season. They will also enter the 2017 MLB season as World Series favorites, featuring several young stars that are a joy to watch. They play their home games at Wrigley Field, a baseball shrine that has gone under renovations for the last few...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Moises Alou thought we’d stop talking about Steve Bartman by now

If you thought Steve Bartman’s name would disappear from the baseball world once the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, you were (sadly) straight-up wrong. And former Cubs outfielder Moises Alou is one of those people. Alou, the left fielder that Bartman made contact with on the foul ball at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, told the media on Monday how he was “very...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs raising season ticket prices an average of 19.5 percent

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs gave their long-suffering fans a World Series championship last season and now fans are going to have to give the Cubs something: More money. The team says the average season ticket price at Wrigley Field will climb 19.5 percent next season. The best seats will go up the most: 31 percent for club box infield seats and 22 percent for seats in the bleachers...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman seeking six-year contract in free agency

Aroldis Chapman wants a very lengthy contract from his next employer. The free agent closer told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he’s hoping to receive a six-year deal in the free agent market, though he denied requesting a $100 million contract. “The only thing I have expressed that I would like is a six-year contract,” Chapman said. “I know that doesn’t mean that I will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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