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Chicago Cubs: Addison Russell situation has big-time roster implications

Accusations made against Addison Russell have sent shockwaves through the Chicago Cubs. Both in the short and long-term, there are decisions to make. At least for the time being, the Chicago Cubs will look to mix and match to fill the void at shortstop. But, then again, it’s hard to call it much of a […] Chicago Cubs: Addison Russell situation has big-time roster implications - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Sep 22, 2018

Chicago Cubs: What next for Addison Russell?

MLB’s administrative leave decision has larger implications for Addison Russell than for the Chicago Cubs. Addison Russell’s suspension Friday by Major League Baseball probably affects Russell’s future more than it does that of his team, the Chicago Cubs. Russell was placed on seven days’ administrative leave following a blog post by his former wife, Melisa […] Chicago Cubs: What next for Addison Russell? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 22, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Saturday 9/22, 6:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Saturday 9/22, 6:10 CT

The Cubs look to even up their series with the White Sox. With Addison Russell on administrative leave and thus on the restricted list, the Cubs have made an addition to the active roster: #Cubs select contract of infielder Mike Freeman.— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) September 22, 2018 Personally, I'd have given Ryan Court a week in the big leagues. But Mike Freeman gets the call instead. Saturday notes: The Cubs have a 42-37 road record with two games remaining away from Wrigley Field. Thus the Cubs will finish with a winning road record for the fourth season in a row. This marks...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 22, 2018
Addison Russell is considering requesting an emergency hearing on his administrative leave

Addison Russell is considering requesting an emergency hearing on his administrative leave

Here’s what this could mean for the Cubs and Russell going forward. Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is currently on administrative leave issued by the MLB commissioner’s office following allegations from his ex-wife Melisa Reidy detailing the abuse she says she suffered during their marriage. Russell, through the MLB Players Association, released a statement denying these allegations late Friday: The Major League Baseball Players Association is releasing the following statement on behalf of Addison Russell pic.twitter.com/lQkp8GMdN0— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) September 22,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 22, 2018
2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 153

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 153

Yesterday is over. Thankfully. Friday started with the Addison Russell news. After that news, I had just a horrible day at work and towards the end of that, the Cubs served up a dose of lousy baseball. They got pounded 10-4. The cherry on top was a Brewers win and the Cubs magic number remains stuck at eight and now there are only nine games remaining. Objects in the rear view mirror may be closer than you are comfortable with. The good news is that the Cubs can turn the page and today is a new day. They are still very much in the driver’s seat. They just need to take care of their own...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 22, 2018
Cub Tracks says 10-4

Cub Tracks says 10-4

Russell reaction, flat bats, and other bullets Final: White Sox 10, Cubs 4. pic.twitter.com/z93S5xI109— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 21, 2018 Cubs lose. They’ll have to go for meatloaf starting today. Addison Russell is on administrative leave pending further investigation. It doesn’t look good for for him, especially as he’s been convicted by the court of public opinion already. I’m not gonna rush to judgment and I’m definitely not going to serve up meatballs. I look forward to the end of the investigation. We’ll have a Russell report below, with as much elucidation as...
www.bostonherald.com Sep 22, 2018
Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

Cubs SS Russell placed on leave before loss to White Sox

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs announced Friday that shortstop Addison Russell had been placed on administrative leave after he was accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife.Then Jose Quintana struggled against his former team.The Cubs dropped their second straight game when Quintana was tagged for a three-run homer by Kevan Smith, sending the crosstown White Sox to a 10-4 victory.Russell was placed on leave by Major League Baseball after a blog post attributed to Melisa Reidy contained detailed allegations of years of physical and emotional abuse. The 24-year-old Russell can challenge the...
www.bostonherald.com Sep 21, 2018
Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

Cubs' Russell placed on leave after domestic violence claims

CHICAGO — Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell was placed on administrative leave Friday following fresh allegations of domestic violence from his ex-wife.Last year, Melisa Reidy posted a photo on her Instagram account with a caption suggesting her husband of about 18 months had been unfaithful to her. In another post, a user — described by Melisa as a close friend — made the accusation that Russell had hit his wife. The post was later deleted. Russell denied the allegation and the two divorced.Late Thursday, a blog post attributed to Reidy contained more detailed allegations,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
The Cubs address MLB placing Addison Russell on administrative leave

The Cubs address MLB placing Addison Russell on administrative leave

Theo Epstein, Tom Ricketts and Joe Maddon all spoke to the press from Guaranteed Rate Field Friday afternoon. Theo Epstein, Tom Ricketts, and Joe Maddon all addressed the media after MLB placed Addison Russell on administrative leave Friday after his ex-wife Melisa Reidy published detailed domestic violence allegations on her blog on Sept. 19. In a split press conference that had Epstein and Ricketts address the press separately from Maddon, media asked Cubs leadership questions about MLB’s domestic violence investigation process, their conversations with Russell to date, and Russell’s...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
MLB places Addison Russell on administrative leave

MLB places Addison Russell on administrative leave

This is pending an investigation of domestic violence allegations. Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball pending the completion of an investigation into the domestic abuse allegations of his ex-wife Melisa Reidy. On September 19 Reidy published a detailed account of the abuse she suffered while she was married to Russell. While these allegations had been made publicly shortly after the couple separated last year, Melisa had not previously published her account. MLB explained their decision in the following statement: “Major League Baseball...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Friday 9/21, 3:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Friday 9/21, 3:10 CT

The Cubs return to Chicago for a series against their crosstown rivals. The new Addison Russell story is being covered here. You’ll note below that he is not starting in this game. MLB has placed him on administrative leave. More on this to come here later this afternoon. For the 20-plus years that the Cubs and White Sox have faced each other in interleague play, the Sox have often scheduled Friday games in this series at 3 p.m. The reason given in years gone by was that they wanted this game to be an “event,” sort of a second Opening Day. That’s all well and good, but today? The...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
The Addison Russell domestic violence allegations have resurfaced

The Addison Russell domestic violence allegations have resurfaced

The Cubs shortstop’s former wife wrote a long blog post about her experiences. The domestic violence allegations against Addison Russell resurfaced late Thursday night. As the Cubs begin their last three series of the regular season they will be faced with a decision about how to handle much more robust accusations against their shortstop. Last June, Melisa Reidy posted on Instagram after separating from Addison. A friend of hers commented on the post and that comment included allegations of physical and emotional abuse. The Instagram post was later deleted. The Cubs gave Addison a few...

Addison Russell out of Cubs lineup vs. White Sox; Kyle Schwarber returns as DH

Addison Russell is not in the Cubs lineup Friday as they open a three-game series against the White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Russell’s omission occurred one day after his ex-wife, Melisa Reidy-Russell, accused him of physical mistreatment in a blog attached to her Instagram account. Javier...
Lookout Landing Sep 21, 2018
Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/21/18: Jacob deGrom, Addison Russell, and the Cleveland Browns

Mariners Moose Tracks, 9/21/18: Jacob deGrom, Addison Russell, and the Cleveland Browns

Happy Friday! Good morning everyone! Here are some links to get your Friday started. In Mariners news... Congrats, Jake! Congratulations to @jakeanchia, Mariners 7th-round draft pick and winner of the NCAA DII ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove award for catcher! pic.twitter.com/Qqt5bM90Kn— Lookout Landing (@LookoutLanding) September 21, 2018 Around the league... To all of you uniform enthusiasts out there: the Marlins will bring back their teal jerseys in 2019. So the American League Central has been bad. the AL Central right now has a combined winning percentage of .433. the lowest...
Cubbies Crib Sep 3, 2018

Chicago Cubs: With Addison Russell’s return, club has options moving forward

As the calendar flips to September, the Chicago Cubs are starting to get healthy. With the addition of Daniel Murphy, where does Addison Russell fit in now? Unfortunately for Addison Russell, the 2018 season has failed to live up to expectations. Since his pseudo-breakout campaign in 2016, in which he hit a career-high 21 home […] Chicago Cubs: With Addison Russell’s return, club has options moving forward - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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