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Cubbies Crib 20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs don’t need to trade anyone to compete in 2020

Sportswriters and fans think that a major trade of one or more key pieces is necessary for the Chicago Cubs to compete in 2020 and beyond.  But is it? Trade ideas for no less than six Chicago Cubs starting players, from Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras to Kyle Schwarber and Jason Heyward, have littered the baseball […] Chicago Cubs don’t need to trade anyone to compete in 2020 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 23 hours ago
Anthony Rizzo is a good leadoff hitter. Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber aren’t. Why?

Anthony Rizzo is a good leadoff hitter. Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber aren’t. Why?

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The leadoff spot was a disaster for the Cubs in 2019. How can they fix it? Anthony Rizzo is a great hitter. On this, you likely agree. He’s been asked to bat leadoff occasionally in several different seasons. And in doing that, he’s hit even better than his career averages. Here are Rizzo’s lines batting leadoff: 2017: 14 games, 59 PA, .300/.373/.680, five home runs2018: 31 games, 138 PA, 328/.428/.552, six home runs2019: 12 games, 46 PA, .410/.500/.667, three home runs Those numbers are all far better than his career norms, and with 57 games there and 243...
Cubbies Crib Nov 5, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward showed promise when used correctly

The eight-year, $184 million blockbuster deal the Chicago Cubs awarded Jason Heyward hasn’t lived up to the hype. But, fear not – all is not lost. Yet. To this point, veteran outfielder Jason Heyward spent his days as a member of the Chicago Cubs under 2016 World Series champion manager Joe Maddon. Maddon is a […] Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward showed promise when used correctly - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Nov 5, 2019
Cub Tracks’ if at first Yu succeed...

Cub Tracks’ if at first Yu succeed...

Photo by Stacy Revere/ No to Morrow, Yu has jokes, Rizzo is gold again, and other bullets Yu Darvish and Jason Heyward, to no one’s surprise, are staying with the Cubs, having declined to exercise their opt-outs. Anthony Rizzo won his third Gold Glove. Heyward was a finalist and lost to Cody Bellinger. Cole Hamels was not given a qualifying offer, and several others have been non-tendered. The coaching staff is turning over like line cooks on Black Friday. All this against a backdrop of labor unrest, skyrocketing prices, and falling viewership. And still no robot umps, even though...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 24, 2019
Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward are the Cubs 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists

Anthony Rizzo, Jason Heyward are the Cubs 2019 Rawlings Gold Glove finalists

Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports The award winners will be announced November 3. Thursday afternoon, the Rawlings Sporting Goods company announced the “finalists” for their 2019 Gold Glove Awards. I put “finalists” in quotes because there isn’t any further voting taking place — these are simply the top three vote-getters in balloting already completed. 2019 wasn’t a great defensive year for the Cubs, as you know, but Anthony Rizzo is a finalist at first base for a Gold Glove this year. Here are the three “finalists” for the N.L. Gold glove at first base: #Rawlings...
Cubbies Crib Oct 24, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward will have a breakout 2020 campaign

Despite an unsuccessful stint as the Chicago Cubs leadoff man, veteran outfielder Jason Heyward turned in his best season with the team in 2019. Chicago Cubs Gold Glove outfielder Jason Heyward hasn’t quite lived up to the hype since signing that huge contract before the 2016 season. He would be the first to tell you that […] Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward will have a breakout 2020 campaign - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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