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Cub Tracks evens it up

Cub Tracks evens it up

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Cubs and MLB news — Cubs tie up series, the transaction freeze, and other stories The Cubs sim team downed the Brew Crew, with a pair of Jasons and their bats creating a horrorshow for the home team as the visitors tallied hits and ten runs on their way to an eventful victory. Kyle Hendricks performed a splendid solo effort until Brock Holt interrupted his melodies with a no-doubt solo bomb to right, after which he got out and then yielded to Brad Wieck, who was largely ineffective but managed not to set the Cubs’ second home on fire. Game...
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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 24, 2020
The simulated Cubs 2020 season and you

The simulated Cubs 2020 season and you

The Show 2020 cover MLB The Show notes and other tidbits If you’re reading this, then you’re probably aware that we’ve run two broadcasts of simulated spring training games, with varying results. The Cubs split the games, losing to the Reds 3-0 and defeating the Padres 6-1. Kris Bryant went 3-for-8, best on the team. Kyle Hendricks threw a 116-pitch four-hitter last time out, leaving the game after he allowed a run in the ninth. The first game was run on MLB The Show 2019, the second on MLB The Show 2020. While the quality of the broadcasts isn’t much different, they’re quite a...
Cubbies Crib Mar 21, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks could be an all-time great Cubs pitcher

Kyle Hendricks has a chance to be one of the all-time great Chicago Cubs pitchers. Here we look at what he needs to do over the next few years. When Chicago Cubs baseball returns, Kyle Hendricks will be one of the most important Cubs hurlers taking the mound. “The Professor” has already solidified his place […] Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks could be an all-time great Cubs pitcher - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Mar 13, 2020

Chicago Cubs should tap Kyle Hendricks, not Yu Darvish on Opening Day

At this point, we may not know when baseball will return. But when it does, the Chicago Cubs should name Kyle He ndricks as their Opening Day starter. For now, baseball is on hold. On Thursday, Major League Baseball suspended all spring training action, effective immediately, while also delaying Opening Day by a minimum of […] Chicago Cubs should tap Kyle Hendricks, not Yu Darvish on Opening Day - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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 11, 2020
Yu Darvish or Kyle Hendricks will be the Cubs’ Opening Day starter

Yu Darvish or Kyle Hendricks will be the Cubs’ Opening Day starter

Yu or Kyle? | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via So says manager David Ross. In late February, I wrote that it appeared Yu Darvish was on target to start Opening Day, March 26 in Milwaukee. Wednesday, we learned that it will be either Darvish or Kyle Hendricks: Ross hasn’t named his Opening Day starter, but says it will be Yu Darvish or Kyle Hendricks.— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) March 11, 2020 Darvish is scheduled to start tonight against the Padres at Sloan Park. Hendricks, who is having a fantastic spring in which he’s looked lights-out in all three...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 9, 2020
The Cubs had a bad road record in 2019. How are they going to fix that?

The Cubs had a bad road record in 2019. How are they going to fix that?

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Kyle Hendricks has an idea. I am running a great risk by even posting this article, because I know there are some of you who are adamant that the Cubs difference between winning at Wrigley Field and on the road in 2019 doesn’t matter. It does matter. Please, at least hear me out. First, here are the Cubs’ home and road records for the last five seasons: You see the outlier there, I’m sure. The home records were fairly consistent over the last five contending seasons, averaging 51 wins at Wrigley per season. The away record was also consistent — for four...
Cubbies Crib Mar 8, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks has his thinking cap on

The Chicago Cubs and Kyle Hendricks had some pretty distorted numbers in home runs. So what are they going to do about it? ‘The Professor’ to the rescue. The Chicago Cubs and Kyle Hendricks had some pretty crazy numbers in home runs. In home starts, Hendricks went 6-2 in 14 starts with a 2.04 ERA.  […] Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks has his thinking cap on - 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...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 7, 2020
Cubs split split-squad games, defeat Indians at Goodyear, lose to Reds at Las Vegas

Cubs split split-squad games, defeat Indians at Goodyear, lose to Reds at Las Vegas

Zack Short | Photo by Norm Hall/ You win some, you lose some. I realized about halfway through watching/listening to today’s Cubs split-squad games that I can’t remember the Cubs playing a split squad like this where they haven’t been home for one of the games, or at least not in recent years. So for me, trying to switch back and forth between the two games to try to get the gist of both of them so I could recap them for you was a challenge! Let’s start with the good news, a win, 8-5 over the Indians at Goodyear. Key things from this game: Kyle Hendricks had another solid...
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
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 2, 2020
Cubs 9, Angels 4: A tale of two games

Cubs 9, Angels 4: A tale of two games

Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports And Joe Maddon’s return to a Cubs home park, MESA, Arizona — The story you all probably saw of the Cubs’ 8-4 win over the Angels was a lot of Joe Maddon’s return and mic’d up players. So let me tell you the story of the game I saw on a coolish, partly cloudy day at Sloan Park. The first four-plus innings flew by. Kyle Hendricks was once again vintage Hendricks, inducing weak contact, although also getting some solid defense on this nice diving catch by Ian Happ [VIDEO]. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Hendricks retired all nine batters...

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