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Cubbies Crib 11 hours ago

Chicago Cubs could end up with just one year of Kris Bryant in the end

If the COVID-19 epidemic prompts Major League Baseball to cancel the 2020 season, the Chicago Cubs would stand to lose control over critical players. Despite a reported agreement between Major League Baseball and the MLBPA, the fate of the 2020 regular season is still very much up in the air. The nation and world continue […] Chicago Cubs could end up with just one year of Kris Bryant in the end - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib 13 hours ago

Cubs’ David Ross was supposed to start his managerial career Thursday

The Chicago Cubs’ David Ross was supposed to start his managerial career Thursday. The critique of it. It didn’t happen. So what’s next? The Chicago Cubs’ David Ross was set to start his managerial career on Thursday. Because of the coronavirus, it didn’t happen. (See here.) So what next? At last count, they’re pushing season into […] Cubs’ David Ross was supposed to start his managerial career Thursday - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib 16 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Beware Jason Kipnis struggles from the past

The Chicago Cubs signed a familiar face this winter, bringing Jason Kipnis back to his home state of Illinois. The numbers aren’t what they used to be, however, and the Cubs need to beware The Chicago Cubs’ Jason Kipnis was a steady hitter for his first few years in the Majors, accruing a wRC+ of 100 […] Chicago Cubs: Beware Jason Kipnis struggles from the past - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 16 hours ago
Sara’s Diary: Day 15 without baseball

Sara’s Diary: Day 15 without baseball

Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via MLB steps up big on the Opening Day that wasn’t Opening Day came and went. Mike Trout set the tone with this ad about community (if you look closely you can see Willson Contreras hitting a nerf gun ball off his brother in the driveway): Even though we’re apart, we can come together. #OpeningDayAtHome pic.twitter.com/jmygipXlXs— Mike Trout (@MikeTrout) March 26, 2020 MLB and the Cubs did as much as they could in the circumstances to fire up fans. In addition to the ad above there were classic games on all day long....
Bleed Cubbie Blue 18 hours ago
Kerry Wood strikes out 20 in 1998: Game thread

Kerry Wood strikes out 20 in 1998: Game thread

DANIEL LIPPITT/AFP via The game’s on MLB Network this afternoon. Game thread it like it’s happening live. On May 6, 1998, a rainy Wednesday in Chicago, Kerry Wood struck out 20 Astros in his fifth MLB start. Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. CT, MLB Network is rebroadcasting this game. The MLBN timeslot is just two hours, but the game itself ran 2:19, so likely not too much of it will be condensed. By request, I’m setting up this thread so that you can comment as if the game were being televised live. It’ll give a game thread experience on this Cubs off day. Wood’s Game Score that...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 19 hours ago
A look at all the Cubs walkoff home runs from 2000-04

A look at all the Cubs walkoff home runs from 2000-04

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ An unlikely hero had five of them in less than a calendar year. The Cubs had 13 walkoff home runs in this five-season span. One player hit five of them, all within one calendar year’s time, and someone you probably would never have guessed would have a knack for that. Who was it? (Clue in the photo.) Read on to find out! August 30, 2001: The Cubs trailed 4-0 going into the bottom of the sixth. A three-run homer by Fred McGriff tied the game in the seventh and with one out in the bottom of the ninth, Bill Mueller homered (one of only six he had that year) and...
Cubbies Crib 20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: MLB, players’ union reportedly close to an agreement

MLB and the players’ union are reportedly close on an agreement for how the season will look once we get going. What will it look like for the Chicago Cubs? As the day that was supposed to be Opening Day has arrived, and we eagerly await the return of Chicago Cubs baseball, USA Today is […] Chicago Cubs: MLB, players’ union reportedly close to an agreement - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Call to the Pen 20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: The all-time tournament

A tournament pitting the eight greatest teams in Chicago Cubs history against one another. The format involves seven performance measures. The history of the Chicago Cubs franchise is not only the longest among major league teams –dating to the founding of the National League in 1876 – it’s also one of the most uneven. For […] Chicago Cubs: The all-time tournament - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 22 hours ago
We found the couple in this Cubs/Yankees wedding photo

We found the couple in this Cubs/Yankees wedding photo

NY Daily News via At first we thought it might have been staged, but the truth is a lot more heartwarming. Last week as part of her “life without baseball” diary series, Sara Sanchez posted this entry which was about weddings, the story of one she attended earlier and another postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. At the top of Sara’s diary that day was the photo you see above. It was taken by James Keivom of the New York Daily News and made available to BCB through . The metadata that came with the photo, that we didn’t publish in Sara’s diary, read: Jennifer and husband...
Cubbies Crib 23 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Looking back at the trade that netted Dexter Fowler

It might go overlooked when talking about the most impactful moves in Chicago Cubs history, but the trade for Dexter Fowler laid the foundation for a title. If anyone questions the impact Dexter Fowler had on the most successful stretch in recent Chicago Cubs history, remind them to look at the offensive dynamic of the […] Chicago Cubs: Looking back at the trade that netted Dexter Fowler - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 27, 2020
Baseball history unpacked, March 27

Baseball history unpacked, March 27

Dernier is ready for his closeup | Photo by Owen C. Shaw/ Cubs and MLB news and notes — Still Orphan’d, trade winds and the sad fate of Carlos Silva, plus results from Opening Sim Day and more ... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*. Beware of rabbit holes. In the Season Opener for BCB’s The Show 2020 sim, we made our own history as the...
Cubbies Crib Mar 26, 2020

Chicago Cubs: Top five wins in the Joe Maddon era

We take a look at the top five wins in the Chicago Cubs in the Joe Maddon era, as this city and team experienced so many memorable moments in his five-year tenure with the team With the world ultimately put on pause, it’s a perfect time to reminisce.  The Chicago Cubs under Joe Maddon gave […] Chicago Cubs: Top five wins in the Joe Maddon era - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Mar 26, 2020

Chicago Cubs committed highway robbery in the 1980 Rule 5 Draft

When the Chicago Cubs selected catcher Jody Da vis in the 1980 Rule 5 Draft, taking him from the St. Louis Cardinals, they had no idea what they’d done. Having been born in 1991, I never watched Jody Davis play. His place in Chicago Cubs history had, until pretty recently, gone overlooked on my part. […] Chicago Cubs committed highway robbery in the 1980 Rule 5 Draft - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 26, 2020
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Thursday 3/26, 3 p.m. CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Thursday 3/26, 3 p.m. CT

Miller Park, where the Cubs and Brewers would have been playing this afternoon | Photo by Stacy Revere/ Today should have been Opening Day, so we’ll simulate the Cubs and Brewers for you. Well, here we go. We’re all missing baseball today on what would have been Opening Day of the 2020 regular season. So here at BCB, we are going to play simulated games for every game on the Cubs 2020 schedule via MLB The Show 20. This will continue until the actual schedule begins, or we get some clarity on what’s actually going to happen with baseball this year. At 3 p.m. CT, therefore, the Cubs...
Cubbies Crib Mar 26, 2020

Chicago Cubs fans need this I-94 Rivalry bobblehead

There’s no Opening Day for MLB. But Chicago Cubs fans can fill that void with a very cool I-94 Rivalry bobblehead from the Bobblehead Hall and FOCO.  Today was supposed to be fun. Opening Day. Baseball would finally be back in full swing and we’d get to watch the Milwaukee Brewers host the Chicago Cubs […] Chicago Cubs fans need this I-94 Rivalry bobblehead - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

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