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Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks simulated game, Saturday 4/4, 3 p.m. CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Arizona Diamondbacks simulated game, Saturday 4/4, 3 p.m. CT

Jon Lester looks to make it two in a row over the visitors from Arizona. The simCubs defeated the simDiamondbacks 3-2 in 12 innings Friday on a walkoff single by Anthony Rizzo that scored Kris Bryant, who had led off the 12th with a double. That improved the simCubs’ record to 5-2 for this young season. Here are highlights from Friday’s win: Here are the N.L. Central standings through Friday’s games: From time to time we’ll post the standings for the entire NL and AL. Here at BCB, we are going to play simulated games for every game on the Cubs‘ 2020 schedule via...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 31, 2020
Cub Tracks opens the door

Cub Tracks opens the door

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Cubs and MLB news — Cubs win, Rizzo in the news, and other stories The sim-Cubs scuttled any plans the sim-Pirates had to hoist the Jolly Roger over Wrigley Field in our Opening Day game, with Kyle Schwarber and Anthony Rizzo recording notable clouts and Javier Baez firing a couple of cannonballs in a game that the Cubs won going away, 11-3. #PS4share pic.twitter.com/89YZDM1XnE— Duane Pesice (@moderan13) March 30, 2020 Jon Lester pitched well to earn the victory and Trevor Williams allowed some rather long fly balls to earn the loss. We’ll have the...
Cubbies Crib Mar 30, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Has Jon Lester thrown his last pitch on the North Side?

If the 2020 Major League Baseball season is erased by COVID-19, it’s very possible we’ve seen Jon Lester throw his last pitch in a Chicago Cubs uniform. As things stand at this very moment, Jon Lester represents the best free agent signing in Chicago Cubs history. Not only that, but he’s in the conversation as […] Chicago Cubs: Has Jon Lester thrown his last pitch on the North Side? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Mar 25, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Gary Matthews impact in 1984 is underrated

The 1984 Chicago Cubs are among the best teams the franchise has ever fielded, but one player’s impact extended well beyond excellent play. One of the big talks about the modern Chicago Cubs is the importance of having veteran leadership on the team. In recent years, the likes of Jon Lester, Ben Zobrist, David Ross, […] Chicago Cubs: Gary Matthews impact in 1984 is underrated - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 25, 2020
2020 MLB The Show simulation Cubs rosters

2020 MLB The Show simulation Cubs rosters

Photo by Jeff Speer/Icon Sportswire via The 26-man and 40-man Cubs rosters for the season opener Thursday’s Opening Day. I’m ready for some kinda baseball. How about you? Here’s the 26-man roster, with player ratings, as supplied by MLB The Show 2020: SP Yu Darvish 82 SP Kyle Hendricks 85 SP Jon Lester 81 SP Jose Quintana 80 SP Tyler Chatwood 73 RP Alec Mills 77 RP Dan Winkler 84 RP Kyle Ryan 70 RP Jeremy Jeffress 73 RP Brad Wieck 68 RP Rowan Wick 76 RP Ryan Tepera 72 CP Craig Kimbrel 82 C Willson Contreras 83 C Victor Caratini 73 1B Anthony Rizzo 83 2B David Bote 81 2B Jason...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 17, 2020
Cubs historical recreation game: Cubs vs. Pirates, Tuesday 3/17, 7:05 CT

Cubs historical recreation game: Cubs vs. Pirates, Tuesday 3/17, 7:05 CT

Kyle Schwarber rounds the bases after his Allegheny River homer vs. the Pirates in the wild card game, October 7, 2015 | Photo by Justin K. Aller/ Come join us as we recreate baseball from the past, and make it relate to 2020. Tonight, the Cubs play the Pittsburgh Pirates in historic (drum roll) Wrigley Field. Tonight's starting pitchers are veteran Jon Lester for the Cubs, and former Cubs prospect Chris Archer for Pittsburgh. For tonight's historical recreation, let's act like the current books, music, movies, and pop culture references are from 1982. Hair spray welcomed. Below are the...
Cubbies Crib Mar 13, 2020

Cubs will have different Opening Day starter in four years

The Chicago Cubs will have a different starter in four years and a completely different one in 20 years. Well, it’s time. The Chicago Cubs Jon Lester will not start Opening Day, slotting in the third spot. This leaves Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks to compete for the job. To be honest, it’s time. After […] Cubs will have different Opening Day starter in four years - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 8, 2020
Sorting out the options for the Cubs 2020 Opening Day bullpen

Sorting out the options for the Cubs 2020 Opening Day bullpen

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports There are still open spots. Who will get them? As the Mesa portion of the season winds on, assessing the 26-player roster is the in-vogue thing to do. Here is my look at the current likely options for the upcoming Cubs bullpen. The assessments change mildly after each outing, but clarity is developing. Tossing players into applicable categories makes for easier sorting, and I roll with the rotation options first. I place the Cubs rotation as being (in whichever order): Yu Darvish, Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, Jose Quintana, Tyler Chatwood/Alec Mills Iowa’s...
Cubbies Crib Mar 7, 2020

Chicago Cubs rotation could decide the division race

The Chicago Cubs rotation could decide the race in the NL Central. Cole Hamels has moved on, but they still have an impressive staff. The Chicago Cubs didn’t make changes, especially to the rotation. The Cubs have Yu Darvish and Jon Lester competing for an Opening Day start, not to mention Kyle Hendricks. Jose Quintana […] Chicago Cubs rotation could decide the division race - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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