5:46 AM EST, Sat January 29, 2022
Cubbies Crib 10 hours ago

2 Cubs beat writers pour cold water on the idea of Carlos Correa

Look, when it comes to Cubs beat writers, Sahadev Sharma and Patrick Mooney at The Athletic are among the very best. So when they both sound off on the team’s need at shortstop and weigh in on who they believe are among the likely external candidates for the role, we should probably listen. In the latest Cubs […] 2 Cubs beat writers pour cold water on the idea of Carlos Correa - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib 14 hours ago

Cubs long overdue to host another All-Star Game at Wrigley Field

The 2022 MLB All-Star Game is set to be played at Dodger Stadium this coming July. It will mark 32 years since the event was last hosted at Wrigley Field in 1990. As of right now, there are no official plans for the Midsummer Classic to be held at The Friendly Confines anytime soon, either. […] Cubs long overdue to host another All-Star Game at Wrigley Field - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 15 hours ago
2022 MLB Draft Prep: Nine names that matter for the Cubs

2022 MLB Draft Prep: Nine names that matter for the Cubs

Photo by Bob Levey/ Here are some players the Cubs could look at to choose with the No. 7 overall pick. I'm dialing back on my writing. Certainly here, and possibly elsewhere. It's a different universe out there, and I'm not as gung-ho as I used to be. While many people are trying to cut their teeth on writing through collaboration and data, I don't want to fight through hard. For some people, that's the goal. For me, I'm good with listening to a few games, and passing along what I can that might be of use to a few of you. I'm really impressed with the uptick in writing...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 17 hours ago
Cubs historical sleuthing: Ron Cey edition

Cubs historical sleuthing: Ron Cey edition

Bettmann / Contributor The Penguin! Getty says: Chicago Cubs Ron Cey is welcomed at the plate after hitting a three run homer in the fourth inning of the Cubs-Pittsburgh Pirates game. Cey is greeted by teammate Leo Durham. Ron Cey? Check. Leon Durham? Check. Cubs playing the Pirates? Yup, but when? This one was pretty simple. Once we know it’s a three-run homer in the fourth inning against the Pirates, going to Cey’s home run log at baseball-reference gives us the answer. There is only one homer of Cey’s 84 as a Cub that matches this description. It happened...
Cubbies Crib 18 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Ranking the team’s 3 worst trades of the last 50 years

No matter which team you root for, there are some trades in history that just didn’t break your way – and the Chicago Cubs are no exception. The one everyone constantly points to is the Lou Brock deal, and rightfully so. Brock went on to win a pair of World Series rings and amass over […] Chicago Cubs: Ranking the team’s 3 worst trades of the last 50 years - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 22 hours ago
Baseball history unpacked, January 28

Baseball history unpacked, January 28

Photo by Stock Montage/ A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB history. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and deep dives into various narratives that expand over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. Today in baseball history: 1888 - In Chicago, IL, 350 fans brave the weather to watch a baseball game on ice at Lincoln Park. Second baseman Fred Pfeffer of the Chicago White Stockings plays wearing a...
Cubbies Crib Jan 27, 2022

Cubs: First-round shortcomings may have helped end the curse

The Cubs’ descent into baseball hell in the early 2010s and subsequent redemption in 2016 has become one of the iconic examples of “tanking” – the process of getting bad to get better. But Chicago was already pretty bad when Theo Epstein took over late in 2011, which made his tanking task easier. The club […] Cubs: First-round shortcomings may have helped end the curse - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Jan 27, 2022

Cubs Rumors: Will Chicago look to trade for Gold Glover Nick Ahmed?

If the Chicago Cubs are going to find success in 2022 with the starting pitching staff Jed Hoyer has assembled, it’ll take a bounceback campaign from the team defensively. Nico Hoerner is returning from injury and was a National League Gold Glove finalist at second base in 2020. But with the addition of Nick Madrigal, […] Cubs Rumors: Will Chicago look to trade for Gold Glover Nick Ahmed? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Jan 27, 2022

Chicago Cubs: 3 cost-effective free agent relievers with huge upside

It’s easy to get caught up in the Carlos Correa and Seiya Suzuki rumors. After all, we watched our beloved Chicago Cubs dismantle the core last summer and in terms of star power, well, suffice to say it’s lacking right now on the North Side. But there are several other areas the team will need […] Chicago Cubs: 3 cost-effective free agent relievers with huge upside - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 27, 2022
Today in Cubs history: The Cubs trade for Ryne Sandberg

Today in Cubs history: The Cubs trade for Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg with the Phillies in September 1981 | Photofile/MLB Archives via He was a little-known minor leaguer at the time. But this deal changed Cubs franchise history. The Cubs finished 1981 with a 38-65 record, a .369 winning percentage that would have translated to a 60-102 record if not for the players’ strike that year. (And the way the team was playing before the strike, that 162-game record probably would have been worse.) They’d lost 98 games the year before, hadn’t made the postseason since the 1945 NL pennant and in the 36 seasons since then, had...
Cubbies Crib Jan 27, 2022

Let’s set some realistic expectations for new Cubs catcher Yan Gomes

Set to turn 35 next summer, Yan Gomes was a peculiar candidate to get a two-year deal, especially at a $13 million price tag. But the Cubs were hellbent on solidifying the situation behind the dish which, at least right now, still carries a great degree of uncertainty given the questions surrounding Willson Contreras’ future […] Let’s set some realistic expectations for new Cubs catcher Yan Gomes - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 27, 2022
Former Cubs player and coach Gene Clines has passed away

Former Cubs player and coach Gene Clines has passed away

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/ He played three years for the Cubs and later returned as a coach. Gene Clines was an outfielder for the Cubs from 1977-79, and also played for the Pirates, Mets and Rangers, notably for the Pirates’ 1971 World Series champions. Clines has passed away. He was 75 years old: Former Pirate Gene Clines passed away at 75. Here’s a statement from Bucs president Travis Williams. pic.twitter.com/k0H9hQiT6F— Jake Crouse (@JakeCrouseMLB) January 27, 2022 The Cubs acquired Clines from the Rangers February 15, 1977 as the player to be named later...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 27, 2022
Cub Tracks’ votes are counted

Cub Tracks’ votes are counted

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ The latest in our long-running series of #Cubs-related news articles. #MLB, #MiLB, too. This edition has some wolves. Before we jump into the rest of Cub Tracks I wanted to take a moment to share a more personal link. As you know, our fellow writer Duane Pesice who normally runs this column has been sidelined due to illness. His friends have been helping take care of his feline companions while he’s away, but they’ve set up a GoFundMe to help mitigate the costs of their care in Duane’s absence. Please consider donating something if you...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 27, 2022
BCB After Dark: Should the Cubs sign Suzuki?

BCB After Dark: Should the Cubs sign Suzuki?

Photo by Koji Watanabe/ The hip party for night owls, early-risers and Cubs fans abroad asks whether the Cubs will and should sign Japanese star Seiya Suzuki. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the swingin’-est hangout for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. It’s our last party of the week and we’re so glad you could stop in. I see you’ve gotten our exclusive invitation. Dress is casual tonight. Make yourself at home. Pour yourself a beverage. Enjoy the show. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk baseball, music, movies, or anything...
Cubbies Crib Jan 26, 2022

David Ortiz, the Chicago Cubs and a historic day at Wrigley Field

June 10, 2005. This marked the first time ever the Boston Red Sox played a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The two teams had not played each other since the 1918 World Series when Babe Ruth shut down the Cubs, leading the Red Sox to a championship. While the Cubs made the corner […] David Ortiz, the Chicago Cubs and a historic day at Wrigley Field - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

Cubs Player News

  • Marcus Stroman

    Marcus Stroman

    Chicago Cubs starter Marcus Stroman continues to have flawed takes on Twitter

  • Ian Happ

    Ian Happ

    BCB After Dark: Should Ian make the switch?

  • Willson Contreras

    Willson Contreras

    Let’s set some realistic expectations for new Cubs catcher Yan Gomes

  • Patrick Wisdom

    Patrick Wisdom

    Chicago Cubs: Evaluating the fit in a potential J.D. Davis trade

  • Nick Madrigal

    Nick Madrigal

    Cubs Rumors: Will Chicago look to trade for Gold Glover Nick Ahmed?

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