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Cubbies Crib Oct 21, 2021

Chicago Cubs desperately need to bring back Kris Bryant this winter

Going into this offseason and free agency, the Chicago Cubs have three players under contract: Jason Heyward, Kyle Hendricks and David Bote. Beyond that, everyone else is still on their rookie deals. Of those guys, the one notable is Willson Contreras who is due to hit free agency next winter, barring an extension (or a […] Chicago Cubs desperately need to bring back Kris Bryant this winter - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Oct 8, 2021

Chicago Cubs: David Bote has a lot of work ahead of him

David Bote might be forgiven if he would like to forget the 2021 season altogether. Oft injured, he appeared in only 95 games. This was further exacerbated by the fact that he was one of the few Chicago Cubs players who inked an extension – putting a spotlight on his performance. Besides the limited availability, his […] Chicago Cubs: David Bote has a lot of work ahead of him - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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MLB’s runner on second base in extra innings rule is history

MLB’s runner on second base in extra innings rule is history

David Bote and Tyler O’Neill sit around second base and discuss the runner on second in extra innings rule. (Not really. But they could have!) | Photo by Quinn Harris/ All I can say is, “Good riddance.” And here I was worried that once the Cubs season ended, I wouldn’t have enough material some days. Instead, I have this big baseball news to pass along to you. Major League Baseball changed many rules due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most of them were designed so players and staff would spend less time in crowded dugouts and clubhouses. Seven-inning games in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 1, 2021
David Bote was injured Thursday. Who’s the potential replacement with 3 days left in the season?

David Bote was injured Thursday. Who’s the potential replacement with 3 days left in the season?

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Will the Cubs give another infielder a chance? Thursday night, David Bote was lifted from the Cubs’ 9-0 win in Pittsburgh with an apparent injury, suffered in the on-deck circle, of all places [VIDEO]. This late in the season, any injury could be a “season-ending” sort of malady. With only a 28-man roster in October (instead of the previous 40 player limit), teams can face injury concerns late in the season. That’s where the Cubs are. While “call up the best player” is a good theory, the practice of running a big league...
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What should the Cubs do with David Bote?

What should the Cubs do with David Bote?

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The infielder is under contract for at least three more years. David Bote is a polarizing figure among most Cubs fans. No, let me amend that. David Bote is disliked by many Cubs fans because the team has him under long-term contract and he hasn’t produced in 2021. Let’s look at the facts. I used the photo of Bote at the top of this post for a reason. It’s from May 29, the day he separated his shoulder on this play [VIDEO]. That looks painful, and it caused Bote to miss 48 games. You’ll look at his numbers and say, “But Al, he...

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