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Cubbies Crib Sep 18, 2019

Chicago Cubs: It’s hard to get consistent when everyone’s getting hurt

This has been one of the most up and down years of Chicago Cubs baseball I’ve experienced and with the injuries and inconsistencies, it’s easy to see why. I had a ton of optimism coming into this season for the Chicago Cubs. Kris Bryant had his shoulder back at 100 percent, Yu Darvish would be […] Chicago Cubs: It’s hard to get consistent when everyone’s getting hurt - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 17, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Tuesday 9/17, 7:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Tuesday 9/17, 7:05 CT

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs go for their sixth consecutive victory. Notes for Tuesday: SCHWARBOMBS: Kyle Schwarber hit his 37th home run Monday night. He’s got an outside shot at 40 (he’s hit five in his last 13 games). The last Cub to hit 40 home runs in a season was Derrek Lee, who had 46 in 2005. Kris Bryant has come closest since then with 39 in his 2016 MVP season. WILLSON! Willson Contreras is batting .355/.412/.806 (11-for-31) with two doubles, four home runs and eight runs scored in eight games since returning from the injured list. J-HEY! Jason Heyward has a...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 16, 2019
Kris Bryant named National League Player of the Week

Kris Bryant named National League Player of the Week

Daniel Bartel-USA TODAY Sports KB has gotten hot at the perfect time. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant has had a pretty good 2019 season, though he has been slowed at times with a knee injury suffered in San Francisco in July. Monday, he was named National League Player of the Week. He batted .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs scored, five home runs, 13 RBI, 26 total bases, a stolen base and a 1.182 slugging percentage over six games played. KB also hit his 137th and 138th career home runs Sunday. That established a new Cubs franchise record for the most home runs through the first five...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 11, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Wednesday 9/11, 9:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Wednesday 9/11, 9:10 CT

Photo by Denis Poroy/ A win tonight would be nice. Notes for Wednesday: EVENLY MATCHED: The Cubs now have a 50-50 record in their last 100 games starting May 20, are 40-40 in their last 80 games starting June 10, have gone 16-16 in their last 32 games starting August 6 and are 8-8 in their last 16 games starting August 24. THE TWENTY CLUB: Jason Heyward Tuesday connected for his 20th homer of the season to become the sixth Cub to reach the mark, matching the franchise record from 2017. The others with 20 this year: Kyle Schwarber (35), Javier Báez (29), Kris Bryant (28), Anthony...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 10, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Tuesday 9/10, 9:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Tuesday 9/10, 9:10 CT

Photo by Denis Poroy/ The Cubs go for two in a row over the Padres. With the promotion of Nico Hoerner, the Cubs now have 11 (!) first-round picks on the 40-man (and active) roster. In addition to Hoerner: Cole Hamels, Danny Hultzen, Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Albert Almora Jr., Nicholas Castellanos, Ian Happ, Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber. Pretty impressive collection of talent. The Cubs’ 40-man roster breaks down this way: International signings: 61st-round draft: 112nd through 10th round: 1611th through 20th round: 421st round or later: 3 The three from the 21st...
Cubbies Crib Sep 10, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Where does the team go from here?

The Chicago Cubs Javier Baez is lost for September at least. His backup Addison Russell took a pitch to the face, and Kris Bryant got a cortisone shot in his knee. Not to mention Craig Kimbrel is on the IL. Where does the team go from here? The Chicago Cubs had just lost the last […] Chicago Cubs: Where does the team go from here? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 9, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Monday 9/9, 9:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Monday 9/9, 9:10 CT

Michael McLoone-USA TODAY Sports The last four-game series didn’t go well. Perhaps this one will be better. Today’s roster move: Here Also, here's a summary of today's other news: Lotta #Cubs doings today: SS Addison Russell in concussion protocol and not in lineup tonight. Kris Bryant has cortisone shot in knee and is out tonight. Questionable for tomorrow. No word yet on Javy Baez visit w/specialist for hairline fracture in thumb. More on that later.— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) September 9, 2019 And now for something completely different. From 1982-2004, Major League...
Cubbies Crib Sep 9, 2019

Chicago Cubs: An IL stint for Kris Bryant may be for the best

As injuries and uncertainty pile for the Chicago Cubs, sending Kris Bryant to the injured list would be the right move if they want any shot to make an October push Watching this Chicago Cubs team can be exhausting, as the highs and lows seem endless. As they cling onto a playoff spot by a […] Chicago Cubs: An IL stint for Kris Bryant may be for the best - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Sep 7, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Is Kris Bryant a clutch hitter in the middle of the order?

Many Chicago Cubs fans have debated whether Kris Bryant is a clutch hitter. But what do the numbers say? Let’s take a look. It continues to be a hot topic of debate among Chicago Cubs fans: How good is Kris Bryant? Go on Twitter and you’ll find his strongest supporters as well as his biggest […] Chicago Cubs: Is Kris Bryant a clutch hitter in the middle of the order? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Sep 7, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Think first before you consider trading Kris Bryant

More rumors have begun to swirl again as Chicago Cubs start Kris Bryant’s future with the franchise remains very unclear. Some fans may want to see a haul for Bryant, but just take a minute to think about it first. Questions about whether Kris Bryant will get a contract extension with the Chicago Cubs before […] Chicago Cubs: Think first before you consider trading Kris Bryant - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Aug 31, 2019

San Diego Padres: Does a trade for Kris Bryant make sense?

Kris Bryant will reportedly be “in trade talks” this offseason. As the San Diego Padres have a specific need, would a deal make sense? ESPN’s Jeff Passan recently noted that Kris Bryant will be among “monster names” to be in trade conversations after the season concludes, as he only has two more seasons to go […] San Diego Padres: Does a trade for Kris Bryant make sense? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 31, 2019
Cub Tracks could get used to the two-jack attack

Cub Tracks could get used to the two-jack attack

Salaam next? | Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports “... called up to the big leagues”, Maddon said, millions of black holes zooming around, and other bullets Cubs win!Final: #Cubs 7, Brewers 1. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/AtuIRoF0jh— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 30, 2019 The narrative: Last week, we were on the ledge and on the edge of breaking up the team. Now... The Cubs got home late and rested a couple of regulars. Kris Bryant and Jason Heyward joined Anthony Rizzo on the bench and the Cubs faced Milwaukee, with a chance to push the Brewers lower down in the standings and gain on...
Cubbies Crib Aug 29, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Are the Cubs willing to trade Kris Bryant?

A Jeff Passan ESPN story is making the rounds about the Chicago Cubs front office willing to entertain trading Kris Bryant.  Now I’ve heard everything. To be fair to Jeff Passan, it wasn’t the only point of his article of the Chicago Cubs trading Kris Bryant. He also mentioned a possible trade of Mookie Betts and […] Chicago Cubs: Are the Cubs willing to trade Kris Bryant? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen Aug 28, 2019

Will the Chicago Cubs trade star third baseman Kris Bryant?

Jeff Passan reported that executives are “expecting monster names to be in trade talks” including Chicago Cubs 3B Kris Bryant, but will he actually be traded? Chicago Cubs fans are reading this right now and thinking, “The Cubs are not really going to trade Kris Bryant are they?” Well, I can tell you that it […] Will the Chicago Cubs trade star third baseman Kris Bryant? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 24, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals preview, Saturday 8/24, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Washington Nationals preview, Saturday 8/24, 1:20 CT

Kris Bryant’s Players Weekend shoes | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Cubs look to even up the series against the Nats. Saturday notes: The Cubs begin today’s action half a game behind the Cardinals in the N.L. Central, as St. Louis won their game Friday evening. The Cardinals host the Rockies again Saturday night, so this Cubs/Nationals game will be over by the time that one begins. The nine runs scored by the Nats Friday give them 90 runs over their last nine games, an average of 10 runs per game. What’s most remarkable about that is that they won only seven of the nine, including...

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