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Willson Contreras and Kyle Hendricks are among 7 Cubs Gold Glove finalists

Willson Contreras and Kyle Hendricks are among 7 Cubs Gold Glove finalists

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The winners will be announced next month. Willson Contreras spent last offseason working hard on his pitch framing, which had been low-rated previously. It worked, as Contreras became one of the best pitch framers in MLB, ranking 11th per Statcast and ninth in this defensive rating from Baseball Prospectus. He also threw out 35 percent of baserunners attempting to steal in 2020. All of that got Willson a Gold Glove “finalist” ranking from Rawlings: Rawlings Gold Glove Award Finalists- NL Catcher: Tucker Barnhart, Willson Contreras, Jacob Stallings...
Cubbies Crib Oct 11, 2020

Cubs Rumors: A reunion with Jake Arrieta doesn’t make any sense

Bringing back soon-to-be free agent Jake Arrieta doesn’t make any sense for the Chicago Cubs. The Chicago Cubs will likely need to add to their starting pitching before the 2021 season if they want to contend again. Kyle Hendricks and Yu Darvish are locked in as the front two starters, with Alec Mills likely having […] Cubs Rumors: A reunion with Jake Arrieta doesn’t make any sense - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 3, 2020
2020 Cubs Heroes and Goats postseason: Wild Card Series Game 2

2020 Cubs Heroes and Goats postseason: Wild Card Series Game 2

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/MLB Photos via The season ends with barely a whimper in a 2-0 loss One can never know what happens when you play the “what if?” game. What if Kyle Hendricks had been pulled a batter or two earlier? What if Willson Contreras didn’t look back as he was approaching third base? I don’t know how coaching has changed through the years, but when I played I was always told to pick up your third base coach as soon as possible and let them identify where the ball is. Would that have mattered? I love Willson Contreras. I’ve never detected a moment in his time...
Cubbies Crib Oct 1, 2020

Cubs turn to Cy Young candidate Yu Darvish to save their season

The Cubs are asking Yu Darvish to step up and save their season on in Game 2. For six-plus innings in Game 1, Cubs hurler Kyle Hendricks came exactly as advertised, keeping the Miami Marlins off the board. Then things went sideways, with the Fish hanging a five-spot in the seventh – pushing Chicago to […] Cubs turn to Cy Young candidate Yu Darvish to save their season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 1, 2020
Cubs postseason leaderboard update

Cubs postseason leaderboard update

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ The game wasn’t pretty, but a few Cubs moved up the lists. You would think in a 5-1 Cubs loss to the Marlins in Game 1, with the run on a solo blast by a player with only one postseason hit, that nothing much would have changed on the lists. The tops on the hitters' side were largely unchanged, but the pitching side bristled with energy. These are the Cubs postseason leaders updates. By taking the mound and making a pitch, Kyle Hendricks became the team's all-time leading starting pitcher, with 11. Jon Lester hopes for a chance at a tie on Friday. Hendricks...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 30, 2020
Marlins 5, Cubs 1: That’s not the way I’ve always heard it should be

Marlins 5, Cubs 1: That’s not the way I’ve always heard it should be

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ This was not the way to start this best-of-three series. This is something that’s been eminently clear for the 2020 Chicago Cubs for several weeks now. They are simply not going to win if the offense vanishes. Kyle Hendricks did his valiant best to keep the game close, but a three-run homer by Corey Dickerson — a Cubs-killer from his Pirates and Rockies days — put the game almost out of reasonable reach for the feeble Cubs offense. Another homer off Jeremy Jeffress made it pretty much impossible and the Cubs lost Game 1 of the wild-card series to the...
Cubbies Crib Sep 30, 2020

Cubs News: David Ross sticks with Kyle Hendricks too long in Game 1

David Ross made a critical mistake that cost the Cubs in Game 1 on Wednesday. It was pretty clear Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks was running low on gas as he labored through his sixth scoreless inning. He was leaving pitches up, missing locations and walking a tight rope to get out of the frame. But […] Cubs News: David Ross sticks with Kyle Hendricks too long in Game 1 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 29, 2020
2020 Cubs postseason: Kyle Hendricks will start Game 1

2020 Cubs postseason: Kyle Hendricks will start Game 1

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports The Professor also started on Opening Day this year. Kyle Hendricks started the first game of the shortened 2020 season at Wrigley Field against the Brewers, and threw one of the best games of his career, a three-hit complete-game shutout. The Professor now gets the chance to open the 2020 postseason for the Cubs, as manager David Ross announced Tuesday that Kyle will start Game 1 Wednesday against the Marlins. This makes sense for a lot of reasons. First, Kyle had a fantastic September, posting a 1.45 ERA and 0.884 WHIP in five starts for the month. He...
Cubbies Crib Sep 24, 2020

Cubs News: Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks are crucial to this stretch

The Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks are critical to the playoffs. When you’re done with them, where are you going to go now? The Chicago Cubs’ Kyle Hendricks has been outstanding on the mound. Yu Darvish has been good for seven straight starts for more than a month, culminating in an NL Pitcher […] Cubs News: Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks are crucial to this stretch - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 24, 2020
Cub Tracks backs in

Cub Tracks backs in

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news Final: Pirates 2, Cubs 1. pic.twitter.com/ocVIepydTL— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 24, 2020 Well, that didn’t work out. Kyle Hendricks pitched well, but not well enough. The bats are still in shipment. Cameron Maybin on the Cubs offense: "Everybody in that locker room knows they can swing it better. They expect to....We can do a better job at having professional at-bats."— Jesse Rogers (@JesseRogersESPN) September 24, 2020 Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 23, 2020
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Wednesday 9/23, 6:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Wednesday 9/23, 6:05 CT

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs look to get back on the winning track. Wednesday notes: WELCOME TO OCTOBER: This is the first time in Cubs franchise history the team will have advanced to post-season play five times in a six-season span. Prior to this six-season run that started in 2015, the club had made the postseason just six times in 69 seasons from 1946-2014. AN EXCLUSIVE GROUP: Including 2020, the Cubs are one of three teams to advance to the postseason at least five times since 2015. The others: Dodgers (six times) and Yankees (five). THE PROFESSOR: Kyle Hendricks...

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