9:29 PM EST, Tue January 28, 2020
Cubbies Crib 1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Everything is riding on a strong start in 2020

If the Chicago Cubs fail to get off to a strong start in 2020, it may be the final nail in the coffin, forcing Theo Epstein to deal away the team’s best players. Nobody knows what 2020 holds for the Chicago Cubs. If we’re being honest, it’s hard to imagine it going as poorly as […] Chicago Cubs: Everything is riding on a strong start in 2020 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Call to the Pen 3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: the land of misfit toys

The loss of Castellanos crystallizes the 2020 Chicago Cubs dependence on under-performers The effective loss of Nick Castellanos, who signed Monday with the Cincinnati Reds, hardly came as a surprise to fans of the Chicago Cubs. But it did drive home the point that the team’s 2020 hopes will be pinned on a coterie of […] Chicago Cubs: the land of misfit toys - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs add another high-upside arm in Jeremy Jeffress

Continuing their trend of low-risk, high-upside signings, the Chicago Cubs added right-hander Jeremy Jeffress on a one-year deal Tuesday morning. If the Cubs assemble enough arms, you’d have to think they’ll be able to piece together at least a semi-competitive pen. At least, that seems like the modus operandi Theo Epstein is operating under this […] Chicago Cubs add another high-upside arm in Jeremy Jeffress - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 4 hours ago
1969 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 17

1969 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 17

Hank Aguirre with the Tigers in 1964 | Bettmann / Contributor The Cubs win five of seven; Hank Aguirre profile Last time, we covered Week 16 of the 1969 MLB season. That included the All-Star Game in which five Cubs participated, followed by the first four games after the break, a series with the Dodgers that the teams split. The Cubs continued to lead the NL East by five games. The last three weeks, their lead ended at exactly five games. In Week 17, we’ll look at the final seven games of what was an 11-game homestand to start the second half. It will feature the other two California...
Cubbies Crib 6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Fans know Steven Souza Jr. is no Nicholas Castellanos

Fans were buzzing at rumors the Chicago Cubs were about to sign a big free agent this week; until they realized it was just another fiscally focused move. If you’ve been patiently waiting for the Cubs to finally pull the trigger on last year’s second-half standout Nicholas Castellanos, you’re probably feeling a bit short-changed. Instead […] Chicago Cubs: Fans know Steven Souza Jr. is no Nicholas Castellanos - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Brew Crew Ball 6 hours ago
Jeremy Jeffress reportedly signs with Chicago Cubs

Jeremy Jeffress reportedly signs with Chicago Cubs

Photo by Dylan Buell/ The longtime Brewer will get a chance at some level of revenge after his September release The Chicago Cubs have largely sat out the offseason until recently, when they signed the oft-injured outfielder Steven Souza to a major league deal. It appears they’ve now added another major league piece — and it’s a familiar face. ESPN’s Jeff Passan reports Jeremy Jeffress is agreeing to a one-year deal with the Cubs, worth a guaranteed $850,000 with another $200,000 possible. Reliever Jeremy Jeffress and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a one-year, $850,000...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 8 hours ago
Cubs sign RHP Jeremy Jeffress

Cubs sign RHP Jeremy Jeffress

Photo by Quinn Harris/ A former Brewer will join the Cubs relief corps. The Cubs made their first big-league signing of the offseason last week when they signed Steven Souza Jr. to a major league contract. And now, they’ve made another one: Reliever Jeremy Jeffress and the Chicago Cubs are in agreement on a one-year, $850,000 major league contract, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN. Jeffress can earn an additional $200,000 based on games pitched.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 28, 2020 Jeremy Jeffress is 32. He had a bad, injury-plagued season in 2019, posting a 5.02...
Cubbies Crib 9 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Prospects will be likely trade pieces, not core players

With four prospects in MLB Pipeline’s 2020 Top 100 rankings, the Chicago Cubs could once again look to the farm system in trades this season. Nico Hoerner (51st), left-hander Brailyn Marquez (68th), outfielder Brennen Davis (78th) and catcher Miguel Amaya (95th) earned spots in the annual MLB Pipeline Top 100 rankings.  With the Cubs facing a competitive window that’s nearing its […] Chicago Cubs: Prospects will be likely trade pieces, not core players - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 10 hours ago
Astros hire Dusty Baker as manager, per report

Astros hire Dusty Baker as manager, per report

It’s back to the future in Houston. Dusty Baker is a polarizing figure in Cubs history. He helped bring the team to an unexpected NL Central title in 2003, then had a massive playoff failure which we don’t have to rehash here. He had similar postseason failures in his other managing stops with the Giants, Reds and Nationals. Baker turns 70 in June, and he’ll reportedly celebrate that milestone birthday with another managing job, per Bob Nightengale at USA Today: The Houston Astros, a franchise in the crosshairs of Major League Baseball’s cheating scandal, is about to choose...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 13 hours ago
Cub Tracks damages the goods

Cub Tracks damages the goods

OMG. You went there? | Photo by David Banks/ Cubs and MLB news — Steven Souza, Scooter Gennett, and the free-agent-go-round. ... like Terry Forster used to damage the postgame spread. Waist management, man. I am in the best shape of my life — round. The offseason signings so far: 10/11 — Cubs signed free agent OF Gabriel Disla to a minor league contract 10/11 — Cubs signed free agent RHP Edgar Mercedes to a minor league contract 11/23 — Athletics traded RHP Jharel Cotton to Chicago Cubs for cash 11/27 — Cubs claimed LHP CD Pelham off waivers from Texas Rangers 12/6 —...
Cubbies Crib Jan 27, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Expect chemistry if nothing else this season

As the Cubs continue to let free agents slip away, the outlook of this group is uncertain, but we know but chemistry will be there with David Ross in charge In recent days, the Cubs let two more key pieces slip away, as Brandon Kintzler inked a deal with the Miami Marlins and slugging outfielder […] Chicago Cubs: Expect chemistry if nothing else this season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 27, 2020
Cubs Prospect Profile: Ronnier Quintero

Cubs Prospect Profile: Ronnier Quintero

Photo by Doug Benc/ The Venezuelan native got nearly $3 million to sign with the Cubs last summer. Today's prospect look is at a player I've only seen on You Tube video, and never heard in a game with a box score. Ronnier Quintero hasn't played in a game with a box score. His next "official game" will be his first. Despite that, Quintero, the top catcher in last year’s international class, is likely the last of a breed. Signed last July 2 at the start of the international cycle, Quintero's bonus was $2.9 million. From Venezuela, he trained out of Bolivar, Dominican Republic. As he was...
Cubbies Crib Jan 27, 2020

Cubs Rumors: A Mookie Betts trade seems to be picking up steam

If the Boston Red Sox manage to trade Mookie Betts, there could be a trickle-down effect that could impact the Cubs and their hopes of trading Kris Bryant. Still awaiting discipline from Major League Baseball, the Boston Red Sox remain focused on re-shaping their organization under first-year Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom. The former Tampa […] Cubs Rumors: A Mookie Betts trade seems to be picking up steam - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 27, 2020
Nico Hoerner, 3 other Cubs on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospect list

Nico Hoerner, 3 other Cubs on MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospect list

Photo by Joe Sargent/ The Cubs system is starting to produce again. Nico Hoerner came to the Cubs out of necessity last September, when injuries to Javier Baez and Addison Russell left the club without a shortstop. He’d played just 89 games in the Cubs system after being their No. 1 pick (24th overall) in 2018. Hoerner held his own in a pennant race against big-league pitching, hitting .282/.305/.436 (22-for-78) with three home runs, and playing solid defense. This is the time of year when Top 100 Prospect lists have come out. You’ve seen Josh’s list here at BCB. Now MLB Pipeline...
Cubbies Crib Jan 27, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Nicholas Castellanos is ready to wreak havoc with the Reds

Former Cubs outfielder Nicholas Castellanos reportedly agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal with the rival Cincinnati Reds on Monday morning. If you were holding out hope, you can let go now. Former Chicago Cubs outfielder and fan favorite Nicholas Castellanos will not be returning to the North Side next season – at least not as […] Chicago Cubs: Nicholas Castellanos is ready to wreak havoc with the Reds - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Nico Hoerner

    Chicago Cubs: Prospects will be likely trade pieces, not core players

  • 1 CD Pelham

    CD Pelham

    Cub Tracks damages the goods

  • 1 Jharel Cotton

    Jharel Cotton

    Cub Tracks damages the goods

  • 1 Miguel Amaya

    Miguel Amaya

    Chicago Cubs: Prospects will be likely trade pieces, not core players

  • Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant

    Cubs Rumors: A Mookie Betts trade seems to be picking up steam

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