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Chicago Cubs should cheer for the Mets in Wild Card Round

Even though the Chicago Cubs (98-56) will have home field advantage in the first two rounds of the playoffs, that isn’t enough to guarantee them a spot in the Series. The NL Wild Card race will be a determining factor in how easy the road will be for the Chicago. All three teams currently in […] Chicago Cubs should cheer for the Mets in Wild Card Round - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
12 hours ago

A Tip of the Recap – 9/24 (Cubs Have Clinched Home Field, So Who Cares)

Cubs Record: 98-56 (that’s really good)   W: Alex Reyes (4-1, 1.58 ERA) L: Jason Hammel (15-10, 3.38 ERA) S: None MVP: Probably someone you loathe If you believe this game said anything at all about the Cubs or their chances in the postseason, you should just stop reading right now. Seriously, we’re not going to get along. Jason Hammel had an awful start, Hector Rondon pooped...
Via Cubs Insider
13 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Predicting the Cubs postseason roster

With only nine games to go in the regular season, the Chicago Cubs have clinched both the Central Division, and, with the Nationals loss to the Pirates last night, home field advantage for the playoffs. There has been much speculation as to who will make the playoff roster. Without further ado, here is the Cubbies […] Chicago Cubs: Predicting the Cubs postseason roster - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
14 hours ago

Contreras: 'Today was a tough day for hitting'

Willson Contreras talks about the Cubs' 10-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon.
Via CSN Chicago
15 hours ago

Cubs tap Lester to conclude Wrigley schedule

Before preparations begin for the postseason, Wrigley Field will play host to one final regular-season game with Sunday's nationally televised matchup between the Cubs and Cardinals. It will be the division rivals' last scheduled meeting of the season, but perhaps also a prelude for what might come in October.
Via Cubs.com
16 hours ago

Maddon takes positives from 10-4 loss to Cardinals

Joe Maddon discusses the Cubs' 10-4 loss to the Cardinals on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Home field advantage is the best in baseball

The Chicago Cubs have clinched home-field advantage throughout the National League Division and Championship series. Here’s why it’s the best in the majors. There’s nothing quite like having home field advantage in professional sports. But for the Chicago Cubs, the atmosphere and advantage is significant. In fact, I would argue that it’s the best in […] Chicago Cubs: Home...
Via Cubbies Crib
16 hours ago

Arizona Instructional League is in Now in Session

Of the 270-plus players in the Cubs minor league system, only 81 descended on the Valley of the Sun to begin the annual ritual known as Fall Instructional League. Just as they have in previous years, the Cubs split their prospects into three segments. There are seven players who will participate in the advanced Arizona Fall League for the Mesa Solar Sox. Seventeen more will be part...
Via Cubs Insider
23 hours ago

Arrieta spins gem; Cubs clinch NL's No. 1 seed

Jake Arrieta struck out 10 over seven innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field, dealing another blow to St. Louis' Wild-Card hopes while Chicago locked up home-field advantage throughout the NL playoffs.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Paired with Montero, Arrieta finds his groove

Before Friday afternoon's contest at Wrigley Field, Miguel Montero asked Jake Arrieta to "pick up the tempo." Arrieta executed, striking out 10 over seven scoreless innings in the Cubs' 5-0 victory over the Cardinals.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

50 Shades of Graybeard: Cubs Produce Awesome Tribute Video for David Ross

Despite spending only about 13 percent of his MLB career in Chicago, David Ross has been embraced by fans and teammates as if he’s been there since his debut in 1972. Okay, it was actually 2002, but the dude’s been around for a while nonetheless. Ross joined the Cubs shortly after Jon Lester and, though he wasn’t nearly as heralded a pickup, he quickly established himself as...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Game 153 Recap: Cubs 5 Cardinals 0

Let’s go back to a conversation from July 2, 2013… THEO EPSTEIN: Dan! DAN DUQUETTE: Theo! What can I do for you? THEO: We’d love to acquire Jake Arrieta & Pedro Strop. Is there anything you guys are missing for the stretch run? (An uncomfortably long pause) DUQUETTE: …a racist? THEO: Have I got a […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Cubs vs Cardinals, September 23-25

The search for meaning in the meaningless. It is the human condition and the fate that observers of this Cubs team have found themselves in for weeks. Now the Cubs playing a meaningless final series against the Cardinals in September is hardly unfamiliar, but the only drama for the Cubs being the chance to win […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

As Cards head to Chicago, Cubs embrace escalating pressure

CHICAGO -- Ernie Banks, Billy Williams and Ferguson Jenkins. Ron Santo and Ryne Sandberg, too. Hall of Famers for the Chicago Cubs, but no championship rings.They all tried. Some got closer than others, but the famed drought got the best of them all. And decades of empty Octobers eventually took on a life of their own.Now, as a new group of Cubs prepares to take aim at a lifetime...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reliever Pedro Strop set to return from injury Friday

CHICAGO (AP) Cubs right-hander Pedro Strop is set to be activated off the disabled list Friday, solidifying Chicago's bullpen for the playoffs. Strop threw about 20 pitches without difficulty in a simulated game Tuesday and declared himself pain-free following knee and groin injuries. Manager Joe Maddon said Strop would pitch Friday against St. Louis. The Cubs plan to give Strop...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Stephen Colbert goes to Cubs game disguised as a hot dog vendor

This should serve as a good lesson, and that’s to always treat your hot dog vendor well. Although, you’d have to be a real jerk to treat any hot dog vendor poorly in the first place. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon was getting a hot dog from a vendor before their game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday at Wrigley Field. But this wasn’t an ordinary vendor, it was CBS Late...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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