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Cub Tracks has no need to fear

Cub Tracks has no need to fear

#Cubs and #MLB news for you. It’s Saturday. Real actual Spring Training baseball starts in a couple of days. Optimism reigns, for now. The players are in the best shape of their lives. Tanned, rested, ready, my fellow Americans. Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant and company are right around the hot corner. Cameron Maybin, Jake Marisnick, Nick Martini and Michael Hermosillo will be vying for the fourth and fifth outfield spots, following Joc Pederson, Ian Happ, and Jason Heyward. Kyle Hendricks will start Monday. There are spots open on the staff and the infield, as well. Let’s...
Cubbies Crib Feb 26, 2021

Cubs: Kris Bryant won’t be traded any time soon and should be extended

I sound like a broken record. But the only way the Kris Bryant-Chicago Cubs trade rumors to end is for the team to either deal him now or agree on a contract extension. The same can be said for Javier Baez, Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo, but we’ll focus on Bryant for the sake of this […] Cubs: Kris Bryant won’t be traded any time soon and should be extended - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 25, 2021
BCB After Dark: Who’s second-best?

BCB After Dark: Who’s second-best?

Jim Young-USA TODAY Sports Your spot for night owls, early risers and Cub fans abroad looks at the Cubs rotation. Welcome to the second installment of BCB After Dark, your afterparty for night owls, early risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. Bring your own beverage. (We’re still workshopping the slogan.) Last time I asked: “If you could only keep one, which Cubs legend would you keep on a long-term deal?” As I’m writing this, you picked Anthony Rizzo with 45 percent of the vote. The numbers might change by the time you read this, but I’m going with...
Cubbies Crib Feb 24, 2021

Cubs: Will a loaded free agent class push Javier Baez to sign extension?

In the coming weeks, Jed Hoyer is going to sit down with Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez about contract extensions. Barring new deals, these three Cubs will hit free agency for the first time in their careers at season’s end. We know Rizzo isn’t stressing about it. The three-time All-Star first baseman talked […] Cubs: Will a loaded free agent class push Javier Baez to sign extension? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Feb 23, 2021

Cubs can’t make the mistake of letting Anthony Rizzo walk away

Ballplayers come and go. But franchise icons don’t. Anthony Rizzo is a Chicago Cubs legend. The first big acquisition of the Theo Epstein era nearly a decade ago has built a lasting legacy on the North Side, helping erase the most infamous championship drought in sports while cementing himself as one of the most consistent […] Cubs can’t make the mistake of letting Anthony Rizzo walk away - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Feb 22, 2021

Cubs: Anthony Rizzo isn’t worrying about a contract extension

Anthony Rizzo knows this could be his ‘Last Dance’ with the Chicago Cubs. But he also knows there are a lot of factors at play – many of which are outside his realm of control. After arriving at camp in Arizona on Monday, Rizzo stressed that he isn’t focused on hammering out a new deal […] Cubs: Anthony Rizzo isn’t worrying about a contract extension - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Feb 20, 2021

Cubs: It’s all going to depend on these four to get hot early

The Chicago Cubs core four of Javy Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Anthony Rizzo will need a hot start to the season if this team has any shot of contending. There doesn’t seem to be much hope for Chicago in 2021.  The starting pitching looks thin, the bullpen is more question marks than proven […] Cubs: It’s all going to depend on these four to get hot early - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Feb 14, 2021

Cubs might finally get extensions done with Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo

One of the biggest criticisms of the Theo Epstein regime will always be its inability to lock up core players via contract extensions. Epstein departed last fall, handing the reins to his right-hand man Jed Hoyer, who immediately took to putting his mark on a roster that’s largely remained the same for years – to […] Cubs might finally get extensions done with Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Feb 14, 2021

Cubs hope 2020 was just the beginning of Ian Happ’s breakout

Ian Happ was one of the few Cubs in 2020 to have a strong offensive season. The Chicago Cubs as a whole struggled offensively in 2020. The core group had by far their worst group that they have had in the big leagues. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo, Javy Baez and Willson Contreras all never got […] Cubs hope 2020 was just the beginning of Ian Happ’s breakout - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 9, 2021
How many players are left on World Series winners five years after they win?

How many players are left on World Series winners five years after they win?

All three of these players might not be Cubs in 2022 | Photo by Cooper Neill/MLB via Here are the numbers. There are six Cubs remaining on the 40-man roster from the 2016 World Series champions: Kyle Hendricks, Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras and Jason Heyward. Three of those players — Rizzo, Baez and Bryant — will be free agents after 2021 and perhaps not with the team in 2022 and beyond. That got me to thinking: In general, how many players remain with a team five years after they win a World Series? Here’s the answer to that...

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