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Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 27, 2021
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...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 25, 2021
Cub Tracks comes in for a landing

Cub Tracks comes in for a landing

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ #Cubs and #MLB news you can use. Don’t know about you, but I’m excited to see Ian Happ attempt to disprove the end of last season, potentially, and also to see young Brennen Davis play a few innings with the big club. I have expectations, like Jason Heyward does. Certainly you do, too. I’m looking forward to Adbert Alzolay in the rotation and the renascent Jake Arrieta, and I’m doing my damnedest to keep things at that level as long as I can, but we proceed in awareness that Kevin Mather’s views are not unique or even unusual among the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 22, 2021
2021 Cubs spring training: Pitcher workouts and fielding and batting practice video

2021 Cubs spring training: Pitcher workouts and fielding and batting practice video

Chicago Cubs More video from Cubs camp. In today’s video courtesy of the Chicago Cubs, we see Jake Arrieta and Adbert Alzolay in discussion. I noted in Sunday’s post an article by Meghan Montemurro in the Tribune that quoted Jake as saying he’d had a number of discussions with Alzolay about pitching, and we see that in action here. Also visible in this video: Craig Kimbrel, our first look at Ian Happ, Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward, and also Kyle Hendricks, Willson Contreras and Shelby Miller. In Monday’s Tribune, Paul Sullivan writes about new Cubs righthander...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 20, 2021
Cubs sign Cameron Maybin to a minor-league deal

Cubs sign Cameron Maybin to a minor-league deal

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ He was useful for the Cubs after his acquisition at last year’s trading deadline. For a time this offseason, the Cubs had just two outfielders on their 40-man roster — Ian Happ and Jason Heyward. You need more than that to play a game! Fortunately, guys like Joc Pederson, Phil Ervin and Jake Marisnick have been added. And now, another outfielder joins the mix: Cameron Maybin is signing a minor-league contract with the #Cubs, source says; the deal includes an invitation to @MLB camp. @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 20,...
Cubbies Crib Feb 19, 2021

Cubs: Ian Happ wins his arbitration case, will earn $4.1 million

After looking like a long shot MVP candidate early in the season, Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ did more than enough to warrant a pay raise heading into 2021. No matter how Friday’s arbitration hearing played out, he was going to get a steep raise from his $603,500 salary from a year ago. Chicago had filed […] Cubs: Ian Happ wins his arbitration case, will earn $4.1 million - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Feb 19, 2021
Ian Happ wins arbitration hearing vs. Cubs

Ian Happ wins arbitration hearing vs. Cubs

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ He’ll get paid what he asked for, for 2021. The last unsigned arbitration-eligible Cub became signed Friday: Ian Happ has won his arbitration hearing against the Cubs, per source. Happ will earn $4.1 million in 2021; the Cubs had filed at $3.25 million.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) February 19, 2021 Like a lot of arbitration cases, there wasn’t that much of a difference between the two figures, just $850,000. You’d think the Cubs and Ian Happ might have been able to meet in the middle, but that didn’t happen. Happ made $603,500...
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 11, 2021
Cubs sign outfielder Jake Marisnick

Cubs sign outfielder Jake Marisnick

Photo by Steven Ryan/ The team needed more outfielders, and now they have one. The Cubs have just four outfielders on their 40-man roster: Phillip Ervin, Ian Happ, Jason Heyward and Joc Pederson. They have now added another one: Source: Jake Marisnick and #Cubs are in agreement on a contract. @MLB @MLBNetwork— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) February 11, 2021 The team has not officially announced this signing and at this time it’s not clear whether this is a minor-league deal with a spring-training invite, or a major-league contract. If the latter, someone will have to...

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