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Cubbies Crib Apr 24, 2018

Chicago Cubs News: Quick change for Almora; Rizzo coming

The change for the Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora and Ian Happ has been swift. And while Anthony Rizzo has been absent so far, he isn’t always going to be. It seemed set in stone. The Chicago Cubs’ Ian Happ was playing well and had earned the centerfielder’s job. Albert Almora, on the other hand, was […] Chicago Cubs News: Quick change for Almora; Rizzo coming - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Apr 23, 2018

Chicago Cubs: A slow start for Anthony Rizzo means danger for league

 With the first month of the 2018 campaign coming to a close, the Chicago Cubs are a game above .500. Despite the record and a few struggling bats, this offense has started to pick up as of late. Danger, Major League Baseball. That little opener was for those who are currently enjoying or have enjoyed […] Chicago Cubs: A slow start for Anthony Rizzo means danger for league - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com Apr 19, 2018
Lester, Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5

Lester, Heyward lead Cubs past Cardinals 8-5

CHICAGO — The Cubs made Jon Lester's job easier by staking him to an early lead.Lester was dominant through six innings of two-hit ball in his 100th start with the Cubs, Jason Heyward hit a two-run homer and Chicago defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday.Kris Bryant and Kyle Schwarber each had two RBIs as Chicago took a 6-1 lead after two innings. Every Cubs starter had a hit, including three by Anthony Rizzo and two each by Heyward, Schwarber and Javier Baez.Heyward's homer and a triple by Javier Baez were the only extra-base hits as Chicago sprayed 12 singles around Wrigley...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 18, 2018
Cubs reverse roster priorities: Who would you let go first?

Cubs reverse roster priorities: Who would you let go first?

A thought exercise about how the Cubs might shuffle the last 40-man roster spots. On occasion, the Cubs make roster moves. For instance, on Monday, Anthony Rizzo was activated, and Efren Navarro was optioned to Iowa. On my Twitter feed, someone was hunchifying that if Sunday’s game had been played, Alec Mills would have served as bullpen depth for the game. Which wasn’t played. The Reverse Roster Priorities series will be a bit of a game, with some reasonably easy to follow rules. This is more of an educational concept than a venting one. Yeah, the Jason Heyward contract looks awfully...
Cubbies Crib Apr 18, 2018

Chicago Cubs: How can Zobrist back tightness affect the team?

Ben Zobrist has been one of the better hitters for the Chicago Cubs so far this young season. Being scratched from the lineup the other day due to back tightness has some fans worried. There were a lot of smiles around Chicago Cubs nation when Anthony Rizzo returned from the 10-day DL Tuesday evening. Unfortunately, […] Chicago Cubs: How can Zobrist back tightness affect the team? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 18, 2018
Anthony Rizzo and Albert Almora Jr. say the baseball season could be shorter

Anthony Rizzo and Albert Almora Jr. say the baseball season could be shorter

So let’s talk about baseball, weather and scheduling again. I don’t need to tell you that we’ve been having December in April in the Chicago area, as well as much of the Midwest and Northeast. Just three weeks into the 2018 baseball season, the Cubs have had five postponed games, four at Wrigley Field and one in Cincinnati. By the time they leave Thursday evening for their road trip to Colorado and Cleveland, they’ll have made up two of those postponements (the home opener the next day, and Wednesday’s game on Thursday), but that still leaves three games moved elsewhere in the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 18, 2018
2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 15

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 15

Inconsistency continues to plague the Cubs in a 5-3 loss. Once again the Cubs played in crummy early season weather. Of course, the Cardinals did too. The Cardinals found ways to execute more often than the Cubs did. Not a lot more to this one than that. The Cubs lost 5-3 and dropped to 7-8. Once again the Cubs played shorthanded. Anthony Rizzo was back and hopefully his bat will get going soon. The Cubs miss it plenty. Ben Zobrist was scratched from the lineup last night. In the previous series Albert Almora Jr. was limited. The Cubs in the early going have health issues that you expect...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 17, 2018
Cubs roster move: Anthony Rizzo activated from DL, Efren Navarro to Iowa

Cubs roster move: Anthony Rizzo activated from DL, Efren Navarro to Iowa

The Cubs have missed their first baseman and leader. Anthony Rizzo’s back started acting up in Cincinnati. He tried to play through it in the first game of the Brewers series, but then had to be placed on the 10-day disabled list. This hasn’t been announced officially: #Cubs will activate Rizzo from DL before Tuesday's game— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) April 16, 2018 ... but we already know it’s happening exactly the way the headline states, because the Iowa Cubs transaction page says Efren Navarro was added to the Iowa roster Monday. And, in fact, Navarro played in Iowa’s...
Cubbies Crib Apr 17, 2018

Chicago Cubs: With Anthony Rizzo activated, team welcomes in Cardinals

After another weather-forced postponement, the Chicago Cubs open a now two-game set against the rival St. Louis Cardinals Tuesday at Wrigley Field. For the second time in as many days, Mother Nature stopped baseball from taking place at Wrigley Field. After the finale against Atlanta was pushed till next month, the series opener between the […] Chicago Cubs: With Anthony Rizzo activated, team welcomes in Cardinals - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Apr 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Victor Caratini fills in nicely at first base

With Anthony Rizzo on the 10-day disabled list the Chicago Cubs found themselves without a true first baseman on the roster. Looking for a short-term solution at first base, the Cubs turned to Victor Caratini who rose to the occasion. For the last five seasons when checking the Chicago Cubs starting lineup you could be […] Chicago Cubs: Victor Caratini fills in nicely at first base - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Apr 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Now healthy, Rizzo will boost Cubs’ lineup

Anthony Rizzo got off to a slow start in 2018. Now that he is healthy, the Chicago Cubs’ offense will receive a huge boost. Anthony Rizzo is a veteran leader for the Chicago Cubs, a consistent performer offensively and a Gold Glove first baseman. Without Rizzo at first base, the Cubs are incomplete; he is […] Chicago Cubs: Now healthy, Rizzo will boost Cubs’ lineup - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cincinnati.com Apr 12, 2018
Anthony Rizzo blames Cincinnati hotel bed for back injury, DL stint

Anthony Rizzo blames Cincinnati hotel bed for back injury, DL stint

The Cubs return to Cincinnati for four games in three days May 18-20.         
SFGate Apr 10, 2018

Ailing back puts Cubs’ Anthony Rizzo on disabled list

The Cubs are taking the safe route with Anthony Rizzo, putting the first baseman on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with lower back tightness. Rizzo hasn’t played since he went 0-for-5 in Thursday’s 8-0 win at Milwaukee. The 28-year-old is a key part of Chicago’s lineup, hitting 32 homers and driving in 109 runs in each of the past two years. “It stinks, especially not being able to play the home opener,” Rizzo said. “But it’s a long season. It’s a marathon. You’ve got to stay smart, and that’s what we’re doing.” ...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 10, 2018
Cubs roster move: Anthony Rizzo to DL, Efren Navarro recalled from Iowa

Cubs roster move: Anthony Rizzo to DL, Efren Navarro recalled from Iowa

The first baseman will miss the next two series against the Pirates and Braves. With the move of All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo to the 10-day disabled list late Monday evening, the Cubs have found themselves in need of a replacement who can fill the void during his absence. Rizzo’s back injury — a not infrequent issue for him — is not so much a concern that the Cubs believe it will cost Rizzo any major time this season, the DL stint is more of a calculated move by the team. By moving Rizzo to the disabled list ahead of the new series and backdating his timeline to Friday, they...
Cubbies Crib Apr 10, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Zobrist pushing for playing time; Rizzo hurt

The Chicago Cubs’ Ben Zobrist is making his case for more playing time. With Anthony Rizzo headed to the 10-day DL, he’s likely to get his chance and more. For the Chicago Cubs‘ Ben Zobrist, he was supposed to be a veteran bench presence. Someone who could fill in from time to time. Well, Zobrist […] Chicago Cubs: Zobrist pushing for playing time; Rizzo hurt - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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