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Detroit Free Press Aug 16, 2019
Ex-Detroit Tigers: Nick Castellanos tearing it up, Shane Greene demoted

Ex-Detroit Tigers: Nick Castellanos tearing it up, Shane Greene demoted

Nicholas Castellanos is shredding for the Chicago Cubs. Shane Greene has been demoted from the closer role for the Atlanta Braves.        
Cubbies Crib Aug 15, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Nicholas Castellanos and his father’s cancer scare

The Chicago Cubs Nicholas Castellanos had a tough 2017, but no one knew it. His father was diagnosed with brain cancer, though he told few. It’s a fear I know all too well. When the Chicago Cubs acquired Nicholas Castellanos at the trade deadline, he was a target they had their eye on. But if […] Chicago Cubs: Nicholas Castellanos and his father’s cancer scare - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Aug 15, 2019

Chicago Cubs should move on from outfielder Albert Almora this winter

Once viewed as a part of the Chicago Cubs long-term plans, outfielder Albert Almora suddenly looks quite expendable given his struggles this year. Since acquiring Nicholas Castellanos, the Chicago Cubs look like a transformed club. The former Detroit outfielder has been in the lineup on a day-in, day-out basis, teaming up with a combination of […] Chicago Cubs should move on from outfielder Albert Almora this winter - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Phillies 4, Cubs 2: The road woes continue

Phillies 4, Cubs 2: The road woes continue

This is pretty much how you feel about this game, right? | Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Nicholas Castellanos sums up this loss in one photo. The late-inning comeback Sunday in Cincinnati, leading to a hard-earned series split, gave me the thought that the Cubs might have solved their road-game issues and they might put together a good performance behind Jose Quintana and win Tuesday night in Philadelphia. Good performance by Q? Check. The rest of this game? Not so much, and the Cubs wound up with an immensely frustrating 4-2 defeat. Quintana started out with a 28-pitch first inning —...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 11, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Sunday 8/11, 12:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Sunday 8/11, 12:10 CT

Photo by Kirk Irwin/ The Cubs go for the series split. Sunday notes: DOUBLE YOUR PLEASURE: Nicholas Castellanos leads the majors with 43 doubles. Xander Bogaerts ranks second with 39. Last season, Castellanos ranked fifth in the majors with a career-high 46 doubles. BETTER RELIEF THAN YOU THINK: Currently, the Cubs bullpen has four rookies: Dillon Maples, Alec Mills , Duane Underwood Jr. and Rowan Wick. Those four have combined for 27 relief appearances with a 3-0 record, 3.34 ERA (11 earned runs in 29⅔ innings), 20 walks, 39 strikeouts and a .192 opponent average (20-for-104)....
Cubbies Crib Aug 10, 2019

Chicago Cubs: What’s not to love about Nicholas Castellanos?

Since joining the Chicago Cubs, Nicholas Castellanos has revitalized the offense, helping jump-start the team heading into the season’s final two months. For weeks leading up to last month’s trade deadline, there was one name that seemed to headline everyone’s wish list for the Chicago Cubs: Nicholas Castellanos. In a last-minute deal, ownership approved additional […] Chicago Cubs: What’s not to love about Nicholas Castellanos? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 10, 2019
Reds 5, Cubs 2: Three bad pitches

Reds 5, Cubs 2: Three bad pitches

Photo by Joe Robbins/ That’s all it took to put this one in the “L” column Yu Darvish threw six pretty good innings Friday night, allowing only four hits and no walks, striking out nine. That would usually be the lede to a story about a Cubs win. Unfortunately, three of those four hits the Reds got off Darvish were home runs, and the Cubs offense also disappeared Friday, leading to a 5-2 defeat. Things started out well, though. Nicholas Castellanos continued his unbelievable hot streak [VIDEO]. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. Nine games as a Cub. .405/.450/.892...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 10, 2019
Cub Tracks plays down

Cub Tracks plays down

consolation for his birthday going bad | Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports Slowly pulling away, the Ben Zobrist Effect, and other bullets Final: Reds 5, Cubs 2. pic.twitter.com/TCD8GtHsmD— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) August 10, 2019 Well, that wasn’t so much fun. I’d rather be reporting on Thursday’s game but it is what it is. On the one hand, Nicholas Castellanos still looks like the second coming of Gary Gaetti at the bat and it may not be entirely premature to start thinking about what he’d like in a free agent contract, Patrick Mooney {$}. On the other hand, the top of the 8th....
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 9, 2019
The Cubs did what they needed to do at the trade deadline

The Cubs did what they needed to do at the trade deadline

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via ... according to the latest SB Nation FanPulse results. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Cubs fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. By the July 31 trade deadline, the Cubs had added four players to the 25-man roster by trade: Nicholas Castellanos, Tony Kemp, David Phelps and Derek Holland. The cost to acquire these four: Mike Montgomery (via the Martin Maldonado deal, who went to Houston for Kemp), minor leaguers Alex Lange, Tom Hatch and Paul Richan, and some...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 9, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 115

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 115

David Kohl-USA TODAY Sports Cubs outlast Reds 12-5 for sixth win in seven games Trade deadline deals are funny. Some of the after effects happen immediately. Some play out over the course of years. Right now, just a little over a week after the deals were done, it seems like the Cubs got an overwhelming amount of return on their trades. Nicholas Castellanos has been worth his weight in gold so far as a Cub. What goes up must come down. This won’t last forever, but boy has it been fun to watch. The addition of Castellanos via the trade market along with the internal addition of the...
Cubbies Crib Aug 8, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Should they entertain signing Nick Castellanos?

The Chicago Cubs seem to be a place that breathes new life into players. We saw it with Cole Hamels last season. And we see it again with Nicholas Castellanos. Small sample, but should the Cubs take a shot on him next year? I know what you’re thinking. Typical Chicago Cubs fan, a few good […] Chicago Cubs: Should they entertain signing Nick Castellanos? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 8, 2019
Wow, was I wrong about Nicholas Castellanos

Wow, was I wrong about Nicholas Castellanos

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via The new Cubs outfielder appears to be a perfect fit. On July 22, I posted this article right here on this very site stating my preference for the Cubs to not trade with the Tigers for Nicholas Castellanos. My main concern was his defense in right field. I have often written that when I’m wrong, I’ll admit it, and this article is my admission of wrong on the Castellanos trade. Castellanos has played in seven games for the Cubs since the trade July 31 for minor-league pitchers Paul Richan and Alex Lange. He’s started five games in right field...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 8, 2019
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 114

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 114

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Cubs win 10-1 to close out a successful homestand I’ve said it once already, but it is great to see Ian Happ back with the Cubs and having fun. That and the production of Nicholas Castellanos, along with being back at home, seem to have the Cubs back in full gear. The A’s are a good team, but the Cubs just returned the favor from Tuesday night and delivered their own butt kicking. With the 10-1 win, the Cubs are once again 10 games over .500. Al posted it earlier, the Cubs are 0-5 the last five times they’ve tried to get back to a season high 11 games...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 6, 2019
Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics preview, Tuesday 8/6, 7:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland Athletics preview, Tuesday 8/6, 7:05 CT

Photo by David Banks/ The Cubs go for their fifth straight win. A full article coming shortly on this news: Cubs activate Pedro Strop and place Brandon Kintzler on the injured list.— Patrick Mooney (@PJ_Mooney) August 6, 2019 Other notes for Tuesday: The Cubs pitching staff has tossed exactly 1,000 innings this season. Starters have accounted for 631⅔ innings, the fourth-highest total in the N.L., while the bullpen has picked up the remaining 368⅓ innings, the third-fewest in the N.L. Nicholas Castellanos has hit safely in all five games he’s played in as a Cub:...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 6, 2019
A look at Cubs starters during their historic no-walk streak

A look at Cubs starters during their historic no-walk streak

Cole Hamels pitches against the Brewers in his first start after coming off the injured list | Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The starters made some history over the last few games. Monday’s game against the Athletics at Wrigley Field was not for the faint of heart. Despite leading on Nicholas Castellanos’ home run into the basket in the first inning, the Cubs found themselves in the unenviable position of trailing the Athletics after the top of the third even though Kyle Hendricks had only given up one hit. While it all worked out okay, I’m actually a little bit more interested in the...

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