11:49 PM EDT, Mon October 26, 2020
Cubbies Crib 4 hours ago

Cubs Minors: Jeffrey Passantino is one of the team’s underrated prospects

Entangled in the depth for the Cubs is an intriguing arm with lots of upside. You never know what you will get when it comes to the MLB Draft. We’ve seen the Cubs strike it rich and swing and miss over the years. Encapsulated in 40 rounds year-to-year sans 2020, it is a crapshoot combining […] Cubs Minors: Jeffrey Passantino is one of the team’s underrated prospects - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib 7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Dave Roberts under fire again following Game 4

Come October, all baseball fans – including Cubs faithful – are quick to judge. Chicago Cubs fans aren’t strangers to managers facing harsh criticism in October. Former manager Joe Maddon took plenty of heat during his tenure on the North Side, especially for his bullpen decisions during the 2016 World Series. Such criticism isn’t unique […] Chicago Cubs: Dave Roberts under fire again following Game 4 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 8 hours ago
Cubs non-homer multi-run walkoff wins: August 20, 2017

Cubs non-homer multi-run walkoff wins: August 20, 2017

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports This win completed a series sweep. I didn’t realize when I researched this series that I had written up this very game as part of a different series during baseball’s hiatus last spring. In reading over that article, I didn’t find anything I wrote just five months ago that I felt I could re-write better now. So, I will commend you to reading that one for a description of how Alex Avila’s two-run single off Blue Jays closer Roberto Osuna won the game over the Jays 5-4 and completed a series sweep. Here, though, is how the 10th inning of that game set...
Cubbies Crib 9 hours ago

Stay warm, look cool with this Chicago Cubs hooded face cover

Cover your face and keep it nice and toasty with a hooded, fleece-lined Chicago Cubs face cover by FOCO. Check it out now. Sure, right now we’re coming up on Halloween. But before you know it we’ll be barreling towards the holidays – and much, much colder weather. That’s why Chicago Cubs fans need this […] Stay warm, look cool with this Chicago Cubs hooded face cover - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib 10 hours ago

Former Cubs pitcher Dan Straily just re-established himself in the KBO

Former Cubs pitcher Dan St raily was lights-out in the KBO this season. A part of two key trades in Chicago Cubs history, right-hander Dan Straily could wind up returning to the big leagues in 2021. The 31-year-old is coming off a breakout season playing overseas, emerging as an ace in the KBO – putting […] Former Cubs pitcher Dan Straily just re-established himself in the KBO - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 11 hours ago
It’s time to break up the Cubs’ home-run-or-bust offense

It’s time to break up the Cubs’ home-run-or-bust offense

An all-too-familiar scene in 2020 — a Cubs hitter walking back to the dugout after striking out | Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ New hitting coaches aren’t the answer. Over the last two seasons, the Cubs offense has often boiled down to home-run-or-bust. And, to be sure, the Cubs hit a lot of home runs in those seasons. In 2019 they were second in the National League with a franchise-record 256, and they scored 814 runs, fifth-most in the league. This season, though, they dropped to 74 homers in the 60-game season, which ranked just ninth in the N.L., and the run-scoring dropped as well,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 13 hours ago
The highest scoring games in Cubs history

The highest scoring games in Cubs history

Photo by: Joe Sohm/Visions of America/Universal Images Group via All the stories about these games can be found here.
Cubbies Crib 13 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Five dark horse candidates for the starting rotation

While there doesn’t seem to be a ton of room for surprises, here are some unlikely options for the Cubs 2021 rotation. Last week, I did my best to try and put together the most likely and realistic rotation for the 2021 Chicago Cubs. Taking into account the players on the roster, a supposed and […] Chicago Cubs: Five dark horse candidates for the starting rotation - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 13 hours ago
Should the Cubs re-sign Jeremy Jeffress?

Should the Cubs re-sign Jeremy Jeffress?

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs could use the solid reliever in 2021. Jeremy Jeffress was a breath of fresh air to the Cubs bullpen in 2020. When Craig Kimbrel faltered as closer, Jeffress took over the role and did very well with it, posting eight saves in nine chances. He allowed runs in just three of his 22 appearances and had solid overall numbers: 1.54 ERA, 0.943 WHIP. Some of his peripherals are a bit concerning. His walk rate was up — 4.6 per nine innings — and his K rate, 6.6 per nine innings, was the second-lowest of his career. But he got outs when he needed them,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 16 hours ago
Baseball history unpacked, October 26

Baseball history unpacked, October 26

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Scenes from the rich tapestry of the game. ... 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*. Today in baseball history: 1931 - Charles Comiskey dies at age 72. The Chicago White Sox owner and pioneer player never recovered from the betrayal of the 1919 World Series. (2,3) 1940 - Tigers’ slugging left fielder Hank Greenberg...
Cubbies Crib Oct 25, 2020

Cubs News: Building the farm system needs to be a priority

The Cubs farm system needs to produce if this team is going to contend. As we watch this year’s World Series, one thing we can say about both the Tampa Bay Rays and the Los Angeles Dodgers is that their farm systems continue to produce talent. According to MLB.com’s rankings, the Rays have the league’s […] Cubs News: Building the farm system needs to be a priority - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Oct 25, 2020

Jason Heyward was hands-down the Cubs’ MVP this season

Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward did it all this season, stepping up offensively. Jason Heyward will probably never get a fair shake with Cubs fans. They hold him to his contract, a monster eight-year, $184 million deal that will keep him on the North Side through 2023. Up until this point, he’s been widely considered an […] Jason Heyward was hands-down the Cubs’ MVP this season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 25, 2020
There are some Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks trade proposals floating around on Twitter

There are some Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks trade proposals floating around on Twitter

Yu Darvish and Kyle Hendricks chat in the Cubs dugout | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune/Tribune News Service via Even if these Twitter trade proposals sound ridiculous, what can we learn from them? For most people, trade rumors hinge on the legitimacy of the sources. When a connected source floats a potential transaction, antennae activate. However, a dopey trade idea from a third-rate outlet is highly unlikely. As I tend to lean a bit more heavily on the hypothetical, whose idea it is seems less essential. When trade ideas might spur interest, I try to figure if anything can be learned...
Cubbies Crib Oct 25, 2020

For Cubs, an above-average defense was a major strength this season

The Cubs showed a dramatic improvement defensively this season. We’ve talked about the offensive shortcomings of this year’s Chicago Cubs team too many times to count in the weeks following an abrupt postseason exit. Given the fact this late-season faltering has happened thrice, it’s understandable that this is pretty much all we’re talking about. Chicago […] For Cubs, an above-average defense was a major strength this season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Oct 25, 2020
The crazy walkoff Rays win in World Series Game 4 is why baseball is the greatest sport

The crazy walkoff Rays win in World Series Game 4 is why baseball is the greatest sport

Photo by Robert Gauthier/ Los Angeles Times via Nowhere else can you get drama like this. I have watched the play that ended World Series Game 4 over and over and over and I still almost can’t believe it happened. Here, have a look again for yourself [VIDEO]. Your browser does not support HTML5 video. The batter, Brett Phillips, had not batted in 17 days. He was only in the game as a defensive replacement. He was down 1-2 in the count to Kenley Jansen, who had generally been very good this postseason. Phillips is the definition of the last guy on the roster. In Cubs terms, it would...

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