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Cubbies Crib Oct 9, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Miguel Amaya dominating in Arizona Fall League

The continued development of Chicago Cubs prospect Miguel Amaya takes on new importance this offseason as the organization looks to get back on track. During much of the Joe Maddon era, really since the likes of Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber arrived at Wrigley Field, we’ve seen less and less focus on the […] Chicago Cubs: Miguel Amaya dominating in Arizona Fall League - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 5, 2019
Cub Tracks rounds off

Cub Tracks rounds off

Schwarber goes yard | Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Real change, the usual suspects, cosmic spiderweb, and other bullets This October is shaping up to be perfectly horrorshow and I’m learning to make peace with it. There’s no postseason use for my preferred laundry and my ‘W’ flags (18 of them) repose in their cardboard coffin. Perhaps it is significant that I bought a black Cubs hat this year, and curtailed the eating of Chicagoan food like Italian beefs and deep-dish pizza on game days. Perhaps not. I may have simply run out of intestinal fortitude. Perhaps there is benefit to...
Cubbies Crib Oct 4, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Will Addison Russell, Albert Almora be back in 2020?

Addison Russell and Albert Almora, Jr. are both arbitration-eligible. Will the Chicago Cubs offer contracts to them this offseason? The Chicago Cubs have six arbitration-eligible players on their roster this offseason: Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber, Willson Contreras and Albert Almora, Jr. Bryant, Baez, Schwarber, and Contreras are locks to receive contract offers, leaving […] Chicago Cubs: Will Addison Russell, Albert Almora be back in 2020? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Oct 3, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Where does Kyle Schwarber fit in the team’s long-term plans?

After a breakout second half performance, slugging outfielder Kyle Schwarber played his way into the long-term plans of the Chicago Cubs. This offseason will likely be as tumultuous as any in recent memory for the Chicago Cubs. Coming off an 84-win 2019 performance, the clock is ticking for this championship window. The most pressing task […] Chicago Cubs: Where does Kyle Schwarber fit in the team’s long-term plans? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 29, 2019
Cubs 8, Cardinals 6: Where was this last weekend?, part 2

Cubs 8, Cardinals 6: Where was this last weekend?, part 2

Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ The Cubs won again and created an interesting Game 162 afternoon. Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Nicholas Castellanos and other Cubs are shut down for the season due to various injuries. Really, only one player who’s considered an everyday regular (Kyle Schwarber) started this game. And yet the team blasted four home runs, including two by Ian Happ, and held on to defeat the Cardinals 8-6. Meaningless, perhaps, but beating the Cardinals is always satisfying and it does show that there’s some depth on this roster. They wasted no time taking a 1-0...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 26, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Thursday 9/26, 6:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates preview, Thursday 9/26, 6:05 CT

Photo by Justin Berl/ The Cubs have four games remaining in the 2019 season. Thursday notes: THEY CAN’T WIN FOR LOSING: Wednesday’s loss clinched a losing September for the Cubs, as they are 9-14 with four games remaining. It is the Cubs’ second losing month this year (also June, 14-15). The last time the Cubs had two losing calendar months in one season was 2014, when they had four (April, May, July, September). THE SCHWARBINO: In his last 53 games since July 28, Kyle Schwarber has posted a 1.049 OPS, the fourth-highest mark in the N.L. in that span. Only by Nolan Arenado...
Cincinnati.com Sep 18, 2019
Amir Garrett sprints to dugout after Kyle Schwarber takes offense to strikeout celebration

Amir Garrett sprints to dugout after Kyle Schwarber takes offense to strikeout celebration

Amir Garrett had a humorous reaction when Kyle Schwarber took offense to Garrett celebrating an inning-ending strikeout.        
Cubbies Crib Sep 18, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber finds his swing at crucial time for Cubs

Chicago Cubs outfielder Kyle Schwarber is leading the offense as the team tries to find its way without two of its biggest offensive weapons. My family caught the Chicago Cubs in the City of Angels last season and watched the club win the series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Even though I was heckling Dodgers […] Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber finds his swing at crucial time for Cubs - 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...
Cubbies Crib Sep 17, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Wind doesn’t stop Kyle Schwarber from hitting his 37th

The Chicago Cubs Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer, and the Cubs piled on for an 8-2 victory. The issue was Cole Hamels lasted just 3 1/3 innings and walked five. The Chicago Cubs got all they needed from Kyle Schwarber who hit a three-run home run on their way to an 8-2 victory. Cole […] Chicago Cubs: Wind doesn’t stop Kyle Schwarber from hitting his 37th - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 17, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 150

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 150

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports Cubs beat Reds 8-2 for fifth straight win Even with a starter who’s been knocked around when he’s started this year, it figured that the Reds would put up a better fight than the Pirates did this past weekend. This one was definitely a mixed bag. Behind a Kyle Schwarber three-run homer in the first, the Cubs did plate three runs in two innings off of beleaguered Kevin Gausman. But then the Reds went to the bullpen in the third inning and got three shutout innings. Meanwhile, their offense was chipping away on Cole Hamels, who still doesn’t look right...
Red Reporter Sep 16, 2019
Kyle Schwarber’s 3-run homer leads Cubs past Reds 8-2

Kyle Schwarber’s 3-run homer leads Cubs past Reds 8-2

Photo by Quinn Harris/ Kyle Schwarber is from Middletown. Did you know? Chicago, IL - The Cincinnati Reds opted to bump their rotation down a day prior to starting their series against the Chicago Cubs, in the process choosing to effectively roll with a bullpen game in the series opener on Monday night. Considering the Cubs are in the race for both the NL Central crown and for an elusive Wild Card spot, that couldn’t have been a more enticing development, really. The Reds rolled out Kevin Gausman as their ‘starter’ on the night, and he promptly was rocked for a 1st inning 3-run...
Cincinnati.com Sep 16, 2019
Reds Killer: Middletown's Kyle Schwarber adds another home run against his hometown team

Reds Killer: Middletown's Kyle Schwarber adds another home run against his hometown team

Kyle Schwarber's three-run homer in the first inning was the 18th of his career against the Reds, his most against any opponent.        

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