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On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Brewers series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Brewers series preview

Photo by Jason Miller/ The Brewers are on the verge of clinching the NL Central. Can the Cubs stop them? (Hint: Probably not.) The Brewers have a very good chance to clinch the NL Central title during this series. Entering today’s action their magic number is 5. So that’s fun, right? (No, it’s not, not for the Cubs, anyway.) For more on the Brewers, here’s Kyle Lesniewski, manager of our SB Nation Brewers site Brew Crew Ball: Their struggles against the AL Central notwithstanding, the Brewers are very close to clinching their own divisional crown. The second...
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Frank Schwindel has been crushing MLB pitching. Is that sustainable?

Frank Schwindel has been crushing MLB pitching. Is that sustainable?

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ The new Cubs first baseman is hitting almost everything in sight. Frank Schwindel has been one of the best and most enjoyable stories surrounding the post-selloff Cubs. In 41 games and 169 plate appearances for the North Siders, he’s hitting .365/.414/.679 (57-for-156) with 11 doubles, a triple and 12 home runs. That’s already gotten him a National League Player of the Week award, and accolades from Cubs fans who have enjoyed his happy-go-lucky attitude toward playing the game. He’s an easy player to root for. He also has the most wonderful...
Cubbies Crib 3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: 2 off-the-wall and 1 likely Willson Contreras trade destinations

The Chicago Cubs are at a fork in the road. After a near-total dismantling of the team at the trade deadline, fans were left with a copious amount of questions and pretty much nothing but speculation regarding the future of the team. Though Jed Hoyer had said “Big money spending will be back soon enough“, we […] Chicago Cubs: 2 off-the-wall and 1 likely Willson Contreras trade destinations - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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2021 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 147

2021 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 147

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports Yet another vexing loss. On Thursday night, the Cubs jumped out to a 7-0 lead. They went on to lose 17-8. Without doing any research into it, that kind of an occurrence feels like it is something that should happen to you once every 5-10 years. Maybe I’m wrong on that and it is a little more common. But really, a seven-run lead is huge. The Cubs have now lost three games this year in which they led by 7-0, 6-0, and 7-0. And of course, the first of those was on June 30, so we are talking basically about three times in less than three months....
Cubbies Crib 6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez is playing his way toward a monster deal

Remember not so long ago when Javier Baez gave New York Mets fans the thumbs-down in a gesture meant to drum up more positive support of the team and they were ready to run him out of town for it? It’s safe to say that’s no more than a distant memory at this point. The […] Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez is playing his way toward a monster deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Phillies 17, Cubs 8: Déjà vu

Phillies 17, Cubs 8: Déjà vu

This photo is fun, a lot more fun than the game was | Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports That strange feeling we sometimes get that we’ve lived through something before. Before I begin the recap of the Cubs’ 17-8 loss to the Phillies Thursday evening, here is an important message [VIDEO]. As it says in the dek to this recap: Déjà vu... That strange feeling we sometimes get that we’ve lived through something before. Now you KNOW you have seen this game before. In Milwaukee, to be specific, on June 30. The Cubs took a 7-0 lead in that one, too, only to give up 15...
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Baseball history unpacked, September 17

Baseball history unpacked, September 17

Happy birthday, @ithrow88! Dan Haren, take a bow. | Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs and #MLB history. Plenty of the lore and deep dives into various narratives. 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. Don’t be afraid to click the links for ‘inside baseball’ on the entries, which...
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Minor League Wrap: Brennen Davis homers again as Iowa beats Omaha, 8-5

Minor League Wrap: Brennen Davis homers again as Iowa beats Omaha, 8-5

Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Brennen Davis homers again as Iowa beats Omaha for the third time this week. Strong starting pitching by Ryan Jensen and DJ Herz in wins for Tennessee and South Bend Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs calmed the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 8-5. Starter Matt Swarmer gave up three runs on five hits, including one solo home run, over five innings. Swarmer struck out eight and walked three. Jackson McClelland relieved Swarmer in the sixth inning and he gave up a run. But he got the win after Iowa scored twice in the top of the seventh....
Cubbies Crib 18 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Bryce Ball may be the organization’s most underrated prospect

This year’s trade deadline brought an abundance of new faces to the Chicago Cubs organization, as well as some major league talent, and the team’s future now seems much brighter than it did just months ago. While much has been made of guys like Pete Crow-Armstrong, Alexander Canario and Nick Madrigal, other prospects have become […] Chicago Cubs: Bryce Ball may be the organization’s most underrated prospect - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Phillies, Thursday 9/16, 5:05 CT

Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Phillies, Thursday 9/16, 5:05 CT

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Cubbies Crib 21 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Ranking the top 5 moments of Kris Bryant’s career

Looking back at Kris Bryant and his amazing run with the Chicago Cubs, there are so many moments you could choose for a list detailing his top moments. With walk-off home runs, amazing plays at third base and clutch knocks in key spots, it’s insanely difficult to narrow it down to just five top moments. […] Chicago Cubs: Ranking the top 5 moments of Kris Bryant’s career - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Cubs vs. Phillies Thursday 9/16 game threads

Cubs vs. Phillies Thursday 9/16 game threads

Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via If you’re looking for Thursday’s game threads, you have found the right location.
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Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies preview, Thursday 9/16, 5:05 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Philadelphia Phillies preview, Thursday 9/16, 5:05 CT

Photo by Hunter Martin/ The Cubs go for the series win in Philadelphia. Thursday notes: THOSE HOME RUNS LAST NIGHT: Wednesday night marked the first time since August 24, 2018 vs. the Reds that the Cubs had two different home runs that either tied the game or gave them the lead in the eighth inning or later (Daniel Murphy and David Bote). Matt Duffy’s home run was his first ever go-ahead home run in the ninth inning or later. SCHWINDY CITY UPDATE: Frank Schwindel has hit eight home runs in his last 15 games since August 29, and is slashing .381/.418/.810 with three...
Cubbies Crib Sep 16, 2021

Chicago Cubs: 5 years ago today, Miguel Montero sent Wrigley into chaos

The Chicago Cubs are getting close to wrapping up a disappointing season, and Wrigley Field just hasn’t been rocking the way it was a few years ago. As we’re about to close the book on a season that has been largely forgettable, perhaps this would be a good time to look back on a happier […] Chicago Cubs: 5 years ago today, Miguel Montero sent Wrigley into chaos - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 16, 2021
Cubs historical sleuthing: Roberto Clemente edition

Cubs historical sleuthing: Roberto Clemente edition

Two Hall of Famers battle each other in this classic photo. Wednesday was Roberto Clemente Day across baseball, and MLB will now honor the memory and legacy of the great Pirates Hall of Famer every September 15, a worthy tribute. Cubs Hall of Famer Fergie Jenkins tweeted this photo of Clemente batting against him: We battled it out many times over our careers. One of the toughest hitters I faced and a great human being. Today on Roberto Clemente day, I join @mlb and celebrate the amazing life and legacy of #21. #ClementeDay pic.twitter.com/4xIZJ06jY9— Fergie Jenkins...

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