7:18 AM EDT, Wed September 22, 2021
Cubbies Crib Sep 15, 2021

Chicago Cubs: Poor free agent decisions derailed a potential dynasty

Theo Epstein made two critical decisions in the last few weeks of 2015 that altered the fate of the Chicago Cubs franchise. In early November, Dexter Fowler became a free agent after the Cubs declined to re-sign him to a long-term deal.  Six weeks later, the Cubs signed outfielder Jason Heyward to an eight-year, $184 […] Chicago Cubs: Poor free agent decisions derailed a potential dynasty - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 14, 2021
Cubs roster move: Jason Heyward to 7-day concussion IL, Trayce Thompson recalled

Cubs roster move: Jason Heyward to 7-day concussion IL, Trayce Thompson recalled

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Cubs have another new outfielder. Jason Heyward was injured Saturday in this scary collision at third base [VIDEO]. Today, the Cubs placed Heyward on the 7-day concussion injured list, retroactive to Sunday, and brought up outfielder Trayce Thompson from Triple-A Iowa. To make room on the 40-man roster for Thompson, outfielder Michael Hermosillo was transferred to the 60-day injured list. Thompson is 30 and was acquired from the Diamondbacks May 11 for a cash consideration and in 98 games for Iowa has hit .233/.344/.492 (71-for-305)...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 9, 2021
Cubs 4, Reds 1: Hey! Hey! for Jason Heyward

Cubs 4, Reds 1: Hey! Hey! for Jason Heyward

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs right fielder won the game with a three-run walkoff homer. In the bottom of the 10th inning of a well-pitched, low-scoring game, Patrick Wisdom of the Cubs had singled Willson Contreras, who was the Manfred man, to third base. Nobody out, Jason Heyward the scheduled hitter. Reds manager David Bell decided to place his defense in a five-man infield, two-man outfield setup. Heyward took two pitches, one strike, one ball, then hit a baseball well over all the Cincinnati fielders [VIDEO]. The third walkoff home run of J-Hey’s...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 8, 2021
Minor League Wrap: Christopher Morel hits a 3-run walk-off homer as Smokies beat Lookouts, 12-9 in 10 innings

Minor League Wrap: Christopher Morel hits a 3-run walk-off homer as Smokies beat Lookouts, 12-9 in 10 innings

Christopher Morel | Photo by Carmen Mandato/ The Smokies win a wild one with a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the tenth. (Does that sound familiar?) Iowa’s bullpen melts down against Toledo. Christopher Morel just wants to be like Jason Heyward. Or at least just like what Jason Heyward was like tonight. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were roasted by the Toledo Mud Hens (Tigers), 7-5. Ryan Kellogg turned in a strong start, going 5.2 innings and allowing just one run on six hits. He struck out seven and walked one. Ethan Roberts took the mound to start the...
Cubbies Crib Aug 26, 2021

If the Chicago Cubs don’t fix the outfield in free agency, they’re doomed

Looking at the list of top Chicago Cubs prospects according to MLB.com, there are currently zero Triple-A outfielders in the mix. That simply means the team has no choice but to take big swings in free agency to rebuild their outfield. The current outfield consists of Jason Heyward and Ian Happ who unfortunately have both failed […] If the Chicago Cubs don’t fix the outfield in free agency, they’re doomed - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 24, 2021
Cubs 6, Rockies 4: Rafael Ortega ends the 13-game home loss streak with a walkoff homer

Cubs 6, Rockies 4: Rafael Ortega ends the 13-game home loss streak with a walkoff homer

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ And there was much rejoicing. You know, I had almost forgotten how much fun watching a winning baseball game could be. The Cubs went behind early, but fought their way back and ended their team-record 13-game home losing streak on a walkoff home run by Rafael Ortega, defeating the visiting Rockies 6-4. Let’s start at the end of this game, since that’s where all the excitement came. Jason Heyward began the ninth pinch-hitting for Andrew Romine and singled off Daniel Bard. FWIW, Heyward has actually been good as a PH this year: 4-for-8 with a...

Jason Heyward Photos

Cubs Player News