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Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 18, 2019
The Cubs need better options at second base with Ben Zobrist on extended leave

The Cubs need better options at second base with Ben Zobrist on extended leave

The David Bote - Addison Russell - Daniel Descalso “platoon” isn’t going to cut it for a contending team. On May 8 Ben Zobrist took a leave of absence from the Chicago Cubs for personal reasons likely related to his marital situation. In order to compensate for his absence from the team the Cubs made a series of roster and lineup moves: Addison Russell was called up from Triple-A Iowa earlier than anticipated, Kris Bryant has played more than his fair share of corner outfield, Daniel Descalso has gotten a few more at bats than any of us are comfortable with and David Bote has roamed...
The Denver Post Jun 17, 2019
Nolan Arenado stays at No. 1 in all-star vote; Ryan McMahon, Daniel Murphy crack top 10

Nolan Arenado stays at No. 1 in all-star vote; Ryan McMahon, Daniel Murphy crack top 10

Nolan Arenado padded his lead over Kris Bryant of the Cubs for the top spot among third basemen in the latest all-star game voting update, released Monday.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 17, 2019
MLB All-Star balloting update: Anthony Rizzo could use your help to make the final ballot

MLB All-Star balloting update: Anthony Rizzo could use your help to make the final ballot

Willson Contreras, Javier Báez and Kris Bryant also look to make the Starters Ballot. It’s the last week of primary voting for the 2019 MLB All-Star Game and if the first-ever Starters Ballot were printed today seven Cubs would be on that ballot. No team in Major League Baseball has more than All Stars on the ballot as of this update. The Braves are the only other team in the National League with seven possible All Stars on the Starters Ballot, and the Yankees also have seven players who would make the cut as of today. Catcher - Willson Contreras has a sizable lead Willson Contreras had...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 16, 2019
Cubs 2, Dodgers 1: Anthony Rizzo saves the day

Cubs 2, Dodgers 1: Anthony Rizzo saves the day

The Cubs first baseman won this game with a ninth-inning homer. I’m going to start this recap of Saturday night’s 2-1 Cubs win over the Dodgers at the end, because that’s when the important stuff happened. Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen hit Kris Bryant with his first pitch. Then he threw two pitches to Anthony Rizzo that were well out of the strike zone. Just then, I thought, “Jansen’s going to have to throw a ‘get-me-over’ pitch and Anthony ought to be ready for that.” Man, was he ready. [VIDEO] Your browser does not support HTML5 video. When the story of the 2019 Cubs...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 16, 2019
Cub Tracks is full of stars

Cub Tracks is full of stars

Kid’s K’s birthday, the 100th anniversary of Cracker Jack, 1x4x9, and other bullets Cubs win!Final: #Cubs 2, Dodgers 1. #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/KKKdTTzmKf— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 16, 2019 The Dodgers didn’t throw the Cubs a bone until the sixth. It was a base oddity to see any Cubs on before that. Kris Bryant reached on an ‘error’ and that was it. He didn’t stick around long. Hi wake up pic.twitter.com/Tuw0CjWlfZ— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 16, 2019 By now you know about Kyle Hendricks and about the result of Saturday night’s tilt against the Tinseltown...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 15, 2019
Dodgers 5, Cubs 3: Déjà vu

Dodgers 5, Cubs 3: Déjà vu

Didn’t we see this game Thursday? Look at it this way. If the pattern of the first two games of this series continues, the Cubs will at least take the Dodgers into extra innings Saturday night and will win on Sunday. (That’s silly, of course. Patterns like this rarely continue.) Once again, the Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 first-inning lead Friday, and once again they stopped scoring at 3, while allowing the Dodgers five. Thus, a 5-3 loss was the result, their second straight in Los Angeles. That first inning looked very good. Kris Bryant singled and Anthony Rizzo followed with what at...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 15, 2019
Cub Tracks’ are they still bums?

Cub Tracks’ are they still bums?

Kris Bryant finds some shade in LA, Happy birthday, Billy Williams, and other bullets Final: Dodgers 5, Cubs 3. pic.twitter.com/lR7iZn6X70— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 15, 2019 Bring your alibis... the best thing the Cubs can do now is to split. They will always be bums to me, Duke Snider. And I wouldn’t want to wish anyone any else harm, but I have to admit that I was hoping that CB Bucknor would be unable to continue. He’s not the best ball-and-strike judge in the business and I would have preferred a better eye. Bucknor didn’t have anything to do with the parade of long balls,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 13, 2019
MLB ought to stop beanball wars once and for all

MLB ought to stop beanball wars once and for all

The Cubs and Rockies traded throwing at each other’s hitters this week, and that’s just dumb. The Cubs and Rockies have a little bit of history going, and I’m here to tell you that history ought to stop. Kris Bryant was hit in the helmet April 22, 2018 in Denver by Rockies pitcher German Marquez. KB wound up missing four games as a result. Fast forward to this week. Bryant got hit again in Denver Tuesday night. Twice. That resulted in this: Maddon decided to keep Kris Bryant out of the lineup after getting hit twice by pitches last night plus the ankle issue from Sunday— Jesse...
Cubbies Crib Jun 12, 2019

Which Chicago Cubs will make the All-Star Game in Cleveland?

The Chicago Cubs have several players that are frontrunners in the first stage of the All-Star voting. Which players will make it to Cleveland? The baseball season is moving all too fast, and All-Star voting is already well underway. It’s likely that, once again, the Chicago Cubs will have multiple players heading to the mid-season […] Which Chicago Cubs will make the All-Star Game in Cleveland? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 11, 2019
Willson Contreras, Javier Baez in the lead in this week’s N.L. All-Star balloting update

Willson Contreras, Javier Baez in the lead in this week’s N.L. All-Star balloting update

Willson, Javy, Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant are all in a strong position to make the first-ever Starters Ballot. Voting for the MLB All Star Game has been open since May 28 and if you haven’t cast your daily ballots to vote for your favorite Cubs yet, you still have 10 days to get that done before the top three at each position advance to a 28-hour long Starters Election on June 26. Today we got our first glimpse at the vote totals by position from MLB. If the vote leaders were the starters today your MLB starters would be: MLB NL Starters as of 6.11 Under the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jun 7, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Friday 6/7, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals preview, Friday 6/7, 1:20 CT

Another weekend date with the Cubs’ arch-rivals. Notes for Friday: Javier Baez has three multi-hit games in his last four games and leads the Cubs with 25 multi-hit games. Kris Bryant has scored a run in four straight games and leads the team with 47 runs scored on the season. The 47 runs ties him for fourth in the National League with Christian Yelich. Carl Edwards Jr., who threw two-thirds of an inning Thursday with a strikeout, has a 2.13 ERA (three earned runs in 12⅔ innings) in 14 games since being recalled from Triple-A Iowa May 6. He has just one walk and 14 strikeouts in...
Cubbies Crib Jun 3, 2019

MLB Draft: Chicago Cubs aren’t ‘married’ to an arm heading into Monday

The Chicago Cubs built their foundation on promising position players taken in the MLB Draft. Will they continue that tradition with the 27th overall pick? Since selecting Kris Bryant with the second overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft, the Chicago Cubs have selected just one pitcher with a first-round pick. Four of their last […] MLB Draft: Chicago Cubs aren’t ‘married’ to an arm heading into Monday - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 30, 2019
Cubs 2, Astros 1: Kyle Hendricks, and a couple of home runs

Cubs 2, Astros 1: Kyle Hendricks, and a couple of home runs

... and a deeply affecting incident involving Albert Almora Jr. The Cubs defeated the Astros 2-1 Wednesday evening, salvaging the final game of their series, on yet another solid outing by Kyle Hendricks and solo home runs by Kyle Schwarber and Kris Bryant. But before I get into the details of this win, we need to discuss what happened in the fourth inning when Albert Almora Jr. fouled a ball into the stands down the third-base line. Here are the details: Almora hit a fourth-inning line drive into the stands down the third-base line, where it struck the young girl. She was picked up by a...
Bleed Cubbie Blue May 29, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 53

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 53

The struggles continue in 9-6 loss to Astros as Cubs drop five of six Heavy sigh. Here we are again. Do you remember when it felt like the Cubs were invincible? It wasn’t that long ago. They had a pretty long run between losing any series between early April and mid-May. This long stretch of games has really cut the legs out of a red-hot Cubs ball club. Fatigue and injuries have clearly set in. With the departure of Ben Zobrist from the team, minor injuries to Anthony Rizzo, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant have challenged an offensive core that is actually pretty shallow. Accordingly, the...
Cubbies Crib May 29, 2019

Kris Bryant returning at 100% is critical for the Chicago Cubs offense

After suffering an injury over the weekend, Chicago Cubs slugger Kris Bryant could return to the starting lineup as soon as Wednesday night in Houston. Coming off two consecutive losses to the Houston Astros, Joe Maddon‘s Chicago Cubs have to be looking for a bit of good news. Despite rocking five long-balls on Tuesday, the […] Kris Bryant returning at 100% is critical for the Chicago Cubs offense - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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