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Cubbies Crib 2 hours ago
Chicago Cubs: North Side All-Stars put on a show in Washington, D.C.

Chicago Cubs: North Side All-Stars put on a show in Washington, D.C.

From the much-hyped Home Run Derby to Tuesday night’s All-Star Game, the Chicago Cubs representatives did not disappoint in Washington, D.C. Each year the festivities of the Major League Baseball All-Star game provides much excitement. There are so many events and special appearances during All-Star Week, it makes it difficult not to enjoy it even […] Chicago Cubs: North Side All-Stars put on a show in Washington, D.C. - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 3 hours ago

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...
Call to the Pen 17 mins ago

Chicago Cubs: Five Possible Trade Deadline Candidates

The Chicago Cubs are currently leading the National League Central division.  Although that is great news, the Milwaukee Brewers are only 2.5 games behind the Cubs.  As this race could go down to the wire, the Cubs will be looking at any and all upgrades. At this point last season, the Cubs were 46-45.  The […] Chicago Cubs: Five Possible Trade Deadline Candidates - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 17 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Would J.A. Happ be a good deadline acquisition?

It’s trade deadline season, which means rumors are floating around about who could be headed where. Could the Chicago Cubs pull the trigger on a rental? Starting pitching has been very up and down throughout the Chicago Cubs season so far, which has warranted plenty of trade rumors with the non-waiver...
Cubs' Willson Contreras on top of game in National League's 8-6 loss to American League

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...
Tampa Bay Times 4 hours ago

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

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Bleed Cubbie Blue 18 mins ago
The Cubs and Cardinals played a 5-game series in 2003...

The Cubs and Cardinals played a 5-game series in 2003...

... filled with home runs, big comebacks, hit batters, extra innings, a managerial feud and more. The Cubs and Cardinals are preparing to play a five-game series at Wrigley Field this weekend. It will go a long way toward telling us whether the Cardinals can get back into postseason contention under a new manager, or perhaps whether the Cubs can begin to put some distance between themselves and the rest of the division. A similar five-game set was played between these two clubs at Wrigley in September 2003, and it contained enough drama for an entire season. When this 2003 series began, the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 1 hour ago
So about that inconsistent Cubs offense...

So about that inconsistent Cubs offense...

There have been ups and downs for sure, but is there a problem? Well, at least that headline is where I started off with this article. It has been much publicized that the Cubs have had a hugely inconsistent offense. It has been capable of scoring 10 runs on any given day and sometimes for several days in a row. But then it has also been capable of being shut out and held to only a few runs at a time for days at a time. There has been eye-rolling about losing to spot starters and back of the rotation guys. There have been questions about beating the other team’s best pitcher. So I...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 5 hours ago
Baseball history unpacked, July 18

Baseball history unpacked, July 18

stolen home, Don K and the Good Kid celebrate natal events, and other stories A Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we view selected moments gleaned from the rich pageant of Major League Baseball history. No graphs or advanced metrics were harmed during the commission of these articles. Today in baseball history: 1912 - The Chicago Cubs had twenty-one hits in eleven innings but still lost to the Philadelphia Phillies when Gavvy Cravath stole home. (2) Box score. This was a doubleheader, in which one relief pitcher lost one...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 23 hours ago
2018 Cubs attendance watch: All-Star break pricing update

2018 Cubs attendance watch: All-Star break pricing update

The Cubs started to draw big crowds as the weather got better. The Cubs had a light home schedule in June. There were just 11 home dates since the last update in this series, but eight of the 11 drew 40,000 or more: June 19, Game 1: 39,273June 19, Game 2: 40,409June 20: 41,199June 29: 41,492June 30: 40,950July 1: 40,051July 3: 38,424July 4: 40,510July 6: 41,434July 7: 41,538July 8: 38,655 The crowd for the first game on June 19 comes with a caveat. That was a last-minute makeup game for the rainout on June 18, and the Cubs allowed ticketholders to exchange their June 18 tickets for another...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 17, 2018
Cubs roster moves: David Bote, Rob Zastryzny returned to Iowa

Cubs roster moves: David Bote, Rob Zastryzny returned to Iowa

The two were only with the Cubs temporarily. David Bote and Rob Zastryzny were briefly promoted from Triple-A Iowa last week as Carl Edwards Jr. and Albert Almora Jr. were placed on the paternity and family emergency lists, respectively. The Cubs website transactions list indicates that Bote and Rob Z. were optioned to Iowa on Monday, and Edwards was returned to the active roster from the paternity list. Almora can’t be activated until Wednesday, because players on the paternity, family emergency and bereavement lists must spend at least three days on those lists, and Almora wasn’t...
WTOP Jul 17, 2018

Home Run Derby: While Schwarber praises Harper, Cubs fans see a conspiracy

Most people who watched Monday's Home Run Derby saw an exciting and fun event. Fans of the Chicago Cubs saw a conspiracy because of course they did.
Cubbies Crib Jul 17, 2018

Chicago Cubs Minors: Miguel Amaya has a future in the Windy City

Not too long ago, the Chicago Cubs added a catcher out of Panama. Fresh off an appearance in this season’s Futures Game, Miguel Amaya is starting to shine. The international signing period of 2015-16 brought with it a handful of massive seven-figure contracts. One main beneficiary of such a deal is the aforementioned Miguel Amaya. […] Chicago Cubs Minors: Miguel Amaya has a future in the Windy City - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 17, 2018
2018 MLB trade deadline: How should the Cubs approach making deals?

2018 MLB trade deadline: How should the Cubs approach making deals?

The Cubs will be active, but what should they do? There have been an awful lot of pictures like the one above lately. The Cubs are 9-3 so far in the month of July. They also won four of five to close June, so that is a 13-4 stretch. Over that time, the Milwaukee Brewers have struggled a little bit and so the Cubs have moved from 2½ games back to 2½ games ahead. I was always confident about this Cubs team. I’ve said repeatedly that I expect them to win about 97 games and to win the division by more than five games. To be sure, particularly after a four-game sweep in Cincinnati, those...
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...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 17, 2018
Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 16

Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 16

Lange shuts down Down East for a Pelicans shutout. South Bend routs Wisconsin. Kyle Schwarber gave it his all. He was only beaten by the hometown hero. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were beaten by the Memphis Redbirds (Cardinals), 6-4. Luke Farrell pitched the first three innings and did not give up any runs, but he did walk four and allow two hits. Farrell struck out five. Duane Underwood Jr. piggybacked with Farrell and went the next four innings. It was his best appearance in almost a month, allowing only one run on one hit. Underwood walked two and struck out two. Cory Mazzoni took over for...
Cubbies Crib Jul 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Could Javier Baez or Kyle Schwarber win the Derby?

The Chicago Cubs finished the first half of the season by sweeping the San Diego Padres. Now, multiple members of their first-place club will participate in All-Star festivities. For now, Joe Maddon and the rest of our Chicago Cubs can sit back and relax until the weekend. On the other hand, it’s time for Javier […] Chicago Cubs: Could Javier Baez or Kyle Schwarber win the Derby? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 16, 2018
MLB Home Run Derby 2018: Watch Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber at 7 p.m. CT

MLB Home Run Derby 2018: Watch Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber at 7 p.m. CT

These two Cubs could hit baseballs a long way at Nationals Park tonight. You read earlier today of the history of various Cubs in the Home Run Derby. To that history, tonight we add the names of Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber, both of whom have hit memorably long home runs. The longest I remember from Baez was long before he made the major leagues. It was in a spring-training game at HoHoKam Park, while the Cubs still trained there. I don’t recall the exact date, but it must have been 2013, the first year Javy got a non-roster invite to camp. He hit a ball over the scoreboard at the back...

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