6:28 AM EDT, Mon July 16, 2018
Bleed Cubbie Blue 10 hours ago
Cubs 7, Padres 4: Sweep!

Cubs 7, Padres 4: Sweep!

Now that’s the way to go into the All-Star break. The Cubs scored early and often Sunday afternoon in San Diego, and held on to sweep the Padres with a 7-4 victory that sent them into the All-Star break with a 4-2 California road trip, a 9-3 record in July and a 2½-game lead in the N.L. Central. More on the last part of that later, but let’s unpack this win. You could tell this was going to go the Cubs’ way as early as the first two batters of the game. Anthony Rizzo led off with a nicely-placed single against the shift, to left field, after a seven-pitch at-bat. Then Kris Bryant...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 14, 2018
On David Bote and the depth of the Cubs system

On David Bote and the depth of the Cubs system

One sign of a really good team is when it has too many players to fit on the 25-man roster. David Bote was returned to Iowa earlier this week to make room for Kris Bryant in his return from the disabled list. Two of the standard responses seem to be “He should be back soon” and “Perhaps he will be a trade piece for some pitching.” A third option is far less common, though it shouldn’t be. “Keep backing up the depth.” It used to be that “the 25-man roster” was expected to be the limit of talent in a pipeline. For the Cubs, this was often because the Cubs rarely had historic...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 14, 2018
Cubs 5, Padres 4: El Mago does it again

Cubs 5, Padres 4: El Mago does it again

Javy Baez pulled one of his magic tricks in extra innings. There really appears to be absolutely nothing Javier Baez can’t do on a baseball field. I had given up this game as lost, and if you stayed up late Friday, you probably had, too. And then Anthony Rizzo smacked a double to the opposite field [VIDEO] with two out and two strikes and Jason Heyward on first base in the ninth to tie the game. And then El Mago did his magic act. With one out in the 10th, Javy hit a slow dribbler down the third-base line. Kris Bryant had hit a similar ball just moments before, and former Cubs farmhand...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 11, 2018
Cubs roster move: Kris Bryant activated from DL, David Bote returned to Iowa

Cubs roster move: Kris Bryant activated from DL, David Bote returned to Iowa

It will be good to have KB back in the lineup. Kris Bryant, mired in a .188/.273/.333 (9-for-48) slump for 12 games in mid-June, finally went on the disabled list June 26 (retroactive to June 23) with what was described as “inflammation” in his right shoulder, which supposedly happened on a dive he had made for a ball a few weeks earlier. That finally explained, perhaps, why KB had the power outage he’d been on since mid-May, just one home run since May 14 and a slugging percentage of just .382 in 32 games since that May 14 homer. A rest of 19 days (plus a two-game rehab stint where...
Cubbies Crib Jul 11, 2018

Chicago Cubs: As Kris Bryant returns, where should he hit in the order?

Getting a healthy Kris Bryant back in the lineup bodes well for the Chicago Cubs. Now, they have to figure out where he’ll hit on a daily basis moving forward. It’s no secret Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant is yet to put it all together this season with the bat. That is, as long as […] Chicago Cubs: As Kris Bryant returns, where should he hit in the order? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
www.bostonherald.com Jul 11, 2018
LEADING OFF: Bryant returns to Cubs, Indians seek relief

LEADING OFF: Bryant returns to Cubs, Indians seek relief

A look at whats happening around the majors on Wednesday:BRYANT BACK WITH CUBBIESKris Bryant flew to the Bay Area on Tuesday night and is hoping to play in the Cubs series finale against the Giants. Bryant has been out since June 23 with inflammation in his left shoulder. He played rehab games for Double-A Tennessee on Monday and Tuesday before making his way to AT&T Park. The 2016 NL MVP is hitting .280 with nine homers and 36 RBIs in 66 games this season. Johnny Cueto will try to bounce back for San Francisco after allowing 10 hits and five runs in his return from the DL last week.POORLY...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 10, 2018
MLB All-Star Game 2018: Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber to compete in Home Run Derby

MLB All-Star Game 2018: Javier Baez, Kyle Schwarber to compete in Home Run Derby

Two Cubs will compete in the annual competition alongside Bryce Harper and Max Muncy According to a report from Gordon Wittenmyer, Cubs sluggers Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber have both been named to participate in the 2018 T-Mobile Home Run Derby on Monday, May 16 at Nationals Park. They are the first Cubs to participate in the Derby since Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant did in 2015. Joining Baez and Schwarber on the National League team are Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper and Dodgers first baseman Max Muncy. Baez, who is an All-Star for the first time this season, has 17 home runs on the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 10, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Tuesday 7/10, 9:15 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Francisco Giants preview, Tuesday 7/10, 9:15 CT

The Cubs look to even up their series with the Giants. SAN FRANCISCO — Kris Bryant had two at-bats in Double-A Tennessee’s afternoon game against Montgomery and then left the game. That resulted in this speculation: Yes. My bad. Chance he can play the day game here in SF tomorrow. RT @SDekelaita: @ESPNChiCubs kB already played left after 2 at bats— Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 10, 2018 It’s a long flight from Knoxville to San Francisco, but KB could possibly arrive late this evening and play Wednesday. As always, we await developments. Other notes for tonight: In the first...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 10, 2018
Minor League Wrap: Kris Bryant homers for Smokies

Minor League Wrap: Kris Bryant homers for Smokies

Bryant homers in a rehab appearance in Tennessee. South Bend wins their series with Lansing. Big rehab news in Double-A tonight. Iowa Cubs All-Star Break. Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies smoked the Montgomery Biscuits (Rays), 6-2. Matt Swarmer was terrific over six scoreless innings, surrendering just two hits, both singles. He retired the first 14 batters of the game. Swarmer struck out five and did not walk anyone. But what you’re probably really interested in is Kris Bryant, who made a rehab appearance in Tennessee tonight. Bryant clubbed a two-run home run in the seventh...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 8, 2018
Minor League Wrap: Little strong in South Bend shutout

Minor League Wrap: Little strong in South Bend shutout

South Bend shuts down Lansing. Ems score 4 in ninth to walk off with a win. Kris Bryant is scheduled to make a rehab appearance in Tennessee on Monday night. He just missed “Kris Bryant Koozie Giveaway” night, which was today. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were quieted by the Nashville Sounds (Athletics), 5-3. Starter Eddie Butler went three innings and took the loss after giving up two runs on five hits. He walked one and struck out one. Catcher Ali Solis plated the first Iowa run with a solo home run in the eighth inning. It was his first of the season. Solis was 1 for 3 with a sacrifice...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 6, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 7/6, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Friday 7/6, 1:20 CT

The Cubs go for their seventh consecutive victory. Friday notes: Each of the Cubs’ last seven wins since June 26 have been of the come-from-behind variety. The team’s 26 such victories this season are tied for the most in the majors with the Phillies. In those seven wins, the Cubs three times have overcome one-run deficits, once erased a two-run deficit and on three occasions have erased deficits of three runs, Today is the sixth of a three-team, eight-game homestand against the Twins (3-0), Tigers (2-0) and Reds (three games beginning today). The Cubs are 26-14 (.650) at Wrigley...
Call to the Pen Jul 6, 2018

Chicago Cubs won’t be having much of an All-Star break

All-Star season is one of the best times of the year. Trade talks are heating up, standings are taken more seriously and the best players in baseball get together for the festivities. For the Chicago Cubs, however, this All-Star break may be more of a burden than a break. Things are finally looking up for […] Chicago Cubs won’t be having much of an All-Star break - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 5, 2018
Cubs trade rumors: Here are seven potential deadline trade targets

Cubs trade rumors: Here are seven potential deadline trade targets

Could the Cubs add Brad Hand, or another reliever, or someone else, before the deadline? The Cubs are currently on a six-game winning streak, and while everything is fine and dandy right now, they’re just 10 days removed from being swept by the Reds, leaving everyone most thinking this Cubs team just doesn’t have the same magic they did in 2016. Make no mistake, this Cubs team is good. Very, very good. But like all contenders at the trade deadline, the Cubs will likely find themselves gaining a new face come July 31. Despite somewhat down seasons from Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant,...
Bless You Boys Jul 4, 2018
Cubs 5, Tigers 2: What is this, the home run derby?

Cubs 5, Tigers 2: What is this, the home run derby?

Happy July 4th! Unless you were hoping for a win! Raise your hand if you thought “lol, Kris Bryant is sitting again, who is David Bote, lol we’ve got this” when you looked at the Cubs lineup before the game today. If your hand is up, keep it up if you felt pretty silly when David Bote mashed his first career home run against Francisco Liriano. It actually seemed as if home runs were the name of the game at Wrigley this fine 4th of July Wednesday. Nicholas Castellanos blasted one out in the first inning, and then John Hicks — whose wife was in attendance — got one in the third,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 2, 2018
2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Cumulative Standings

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Cumulative Standings

Javier Baez is back on top! The Cubs have played 17 games in 17 days since we last checked in on the standings. The Cubs did end up having one “off day” along the way (due to a rainout), but it was followed immediately by a doubleheader. Also along the way, the Cubs saw injuries to Kris Bryant and Brandon Morrow and also had Tyler Chatwood miss a start due to the birth of his first child. The Cubs played a number of games in sweltering heat and also faced a red-hot Reds team. To say that things were less than ideal over this stretch of games isn’t an over-statement. Despite some...

Kris Bryant Photos

Cubs Player News