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Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 18, 2018
2018 MLB All-Star Game: The players had another Home Run Derby

2018 MLB All-Star Game: The players had another Home Run Derby

The A.L. won 8-6 and a record number of home runs was hit. Someone forgot to tell the big-league All-Stars that the Home Run Derby was Monday. Baseball’s top players combined for 10 home runs, most ever in an All-Star Game, and it took 10 innings for the American League to defeat the National League 8-6, and naturally, all the runs scored in that extra frame were on solo homers. After Aaron Judge and Mike Trout had hit solo homers in the second and third innings for the A.L., Cubs catcher Willson Contreras hit the first N.L. big fly: Contreras' All-Star Game homerWillson Contreras goes...
Tampa Bay Times Jul 18, 2018
All-Star morning after: On Blake Snell's opening act

All-Star morning after: On Blake Snell's opening act

Willson Contreras had seen Rays lefty Blake Snell before.Five times over two 2017 games, and at least a couple of times in 2015 when they were both playing at Double-A.So the Cubs catcher had a good idea what to expect when Snell threw his first pitch as an All-Star to start
Royals Review Jul 18, 2018
Royals Rumblings - News for July 18, 2018

Royals Rumblings - News for July 18, 2018

Is Moose on the move? Royals Rumblings - News for July 18, 2018 Salvy drew praise from his fellow All-Stars. “He’s the best catcher that Venezuela has ever produced,” said the Cubs’ Willson Contreras, who made his first All-Star game roster as the backstop for a pitching staff that owns the National League’s fourth-best ERA (3.56). In his Mellinger Minutes, Sam opines that the current collective bargaining agreement is bad for the Royals. It’s bad for the Royals because it incentivizes losing, which means more “competition” for the high draft spots that come with...

Cubs' Willson Contreras on top of game in National League's 8-6 loss to American League

If there’s one thing we have learned about Willson Contreras in his last three seasons with the Cubs it’s that he doesn’t have an off switch. Contreras’s energy level remains the same day or night, through good times or bad, for better or worse. It’s why Contreras survived 7 1/2 years in the minor...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 17, 2018
Cub Tracks disappears into the night

Cub Tracks disappears into the night

Javier Baez, Willson Contreras, Jon Lester, Kyle Schwarber, and other bullets Boys are here! #crewlove #everybodyin #HomeRunDerby2018 pic.twitter.com/tYgFWnS6Kf— Jon Lester (@JLester34) July 17, 2018 Home Run Derby! Gadiel Baez didn’t do Javy any favors. But hey, it has to be cool to even be there. I suspect Javier Baez has more All-Star appearances in his future. I suspect the same of Kyle Schwarber. The Armed Services thing was dumb. Honestly, I think the whole thing is dumb, and badly-organized, but Javy and Schwarbs are in it, so I’ll temper my animus. I have nothing but...

Showtime comes naturally for All-Stars Javier Baez, Willson Contreras

After pitching Sunday in San Diego, Cubs’ ace Jon Lester doesn’t have to worry about getting into Tuesday’s All-Star Game at National Park. Lester is fine with that, and said Monday he’ll be watching with interest like every other Cubs fan, albeit with a much better seat. “I think the big thing...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 16, 2018
Javier Baez will lead off the All-Star Game

Javier Baez will lead off the All-Star Game

The Cubs second baseman gets an honor. Cubs second baseman Javier Baez was elected to start the 2018 All-Star Game (along with his teammate Willson Contreras). Now, National League manager Dave Roberts has given Baez an honor: NL All-Star lineup for Tuesday night. pic.twitter.com/sU3ChspTPR— paul hoynes (@hoynsie) July 16, 2018 Javy will not only lead off for the N.L., he’ll be the first batter of the game. Despite the fact that this game is being played in a National League park, the American League is the “home” team. The leagues are now alternating being the “home” team,...
Cubbies Crib Jul 13, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Jim Hendry’s legacy with the team lives on in two All-Stars

Theo Epstein built this team from the ground up, well, most of it. Believe it or not two key pieces of this Chicago Cubs core came from a man who has been heavily criticized over the years. It is going to be fun for Chicago Cubs fan to watch Javier Baez and Willson Contreras start […] Chicago Cubs: Jim Hendry’s legacy with the team lives on in two All-Stars - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 13, 2018
FanPost Friday: Let’s make some All-Star predictions!

FanPost Friday: Let’s make some All-Star predictions!

The game should count for something! Three Cubs will be representing Chicago in the 2018 All-Star Game, and in a surprise change of pace none of them are named Bryant or Rizzo. Jon Lester, Javier Baez, and Willson Contreras will be repping the team in the big game, with Kyle Schwarber also heading to Washington to show off his swing in the Home Run Derby. With teams all taking the coming week off, it seemed like an ideal time to look ahead to the big All-Star showdown and give folks a chance to make their best guesses about what big milestones will happen first at the game. So, without...
Cubbies Crib Jul 13, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester will not pitch during All-Star Game

In light of several members of the Chicago Cubs being selected to the All-Star game, one would be replaced. Tough break but it isn’t anything us fans need to worry about. Over the weekend, it was revealed that Javier Baez, Willson Contreras, and Jon Lester were selected to the All-Star Game in Washington, D.C. For […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester will not pitch during All-Star Game - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Chicago Sun-Times Jul 10, 2018

Cubs’ Willson Contreras ASG starter, but Cards catcher still feels like the man

Yadier Molina took down an Instagram post from January that took issue with Contreras, whom the veteran now is quick to compliment.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 10, 2018
Cub Tracks drops one

Cub Tracks drops one

Boring, really boring, greater commitment to hydration, and other bullets Congratulations are in order for Javier Baez, Willson Contreras, and Jon Lester, who were named to the NL All-Star team. Congratulations to our 2018 All-Stars and thank you #Cubs fans for voting! #EverybodyIn pic.twitter.com/ZDKaxabBtI— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 8, 2018 Congratulations are also in order for Kyle Hendricks, who seems to have solved his mechanical difficulties, based on last night’s results (8⅓, nice). I’m gonna blame Anthony Rizzo and Baez falling asleep on the one play on tiredness....
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 9, 2018
Cubs Stock Market Report: 4th of July week

Cubs Stock Market Report: 4th of July week

Lots of things on the upswing! Blue Chip Stocks: Willson Contreras: The first time All-Star had a great showing at the plate this week, one that perhaps propelled him into becoming the starting catcher for the Senior Circuit in the Mid-Summer Classic. Willy went 7-for-14 with two doubles, a home run, and three walks, amounting to a .500/.588/.857 (282 wRC+) line. Contreras ranks second among all Major League catchers with a 2.6 fWAR, and I think I can speak for everyone when I say his All-Star selection couldn’t have happened to a nicer person. Come from Behind Victories: During this...
Cubbies Crib Jul 9, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Selections of Javier Baez, Willson Contreras send message to MLB

The selection of two high-energy, new-school Chicago Cubs standouts in this year’s All-Star Game voting sends a critical message to Major League Baseball. As baseball struggles with an aging fan base and declining attendance at big league games, things are alive and well on the North Side of Chicago. The team will send three representatives: […] Chicago Cubs: Selections of Javier Baez, Willson Contreras send message to MLB - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Jul 9, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester, Willson Contreras, Javier Baez headed to ASG

The Chicago Cubs will send three representatives to this year’s All-Star Game at Nationals Park in Willson Contreras, Jon Lester and Javier Baez. On Sunday, the Chicago Cubs closed out an impressive 7-1 homestand after defeating the Cincinnati Reds. Jon Lester picked up the start during the series finale but was unable to record a […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester, Willson Contreras, Javier Baez headed to ASG - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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