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Chicago Cubs: Mike Montgomery struggles in first start with Royals

One pitch made the Chicago Cubs Mike Montgomery famous. He’ll always be remembered for that, and also for what he didn’t become. A reliable reliever that was dead set on wanting to be a starter. When the Chicago Cubs traded Mike Montgomery for Martin Maldonado, on paper, it didn’t make sense. The Cubs had looked […] Chicago Cubs: Mike Montgomery struggles in first start with Royals - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs roster move: Carl Edwards Jr. to Iowa, Rowan Wick recalled

Cubs roster move: Carl Edwards Jr. to Iowa, Rowan Wick recalled

Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via CJ had a bad outing Sunday and he’s headed back to the minor leagues. Carl Edwards Jr. has had a rough year. He got hit hard in three of his first four outings, was optioned to Triple-A Iowa for a month, was recalled and was very good for a month, then suffered a left thoracic strain and spent a month on the injured list. Sunday he was just bad, coming into a one-run game and issuing a walk, hitting a batter and giving up a two-run single. Today, he’s headed back to Des Moines: As I just reported on the radio, Carl Edwards has been optioned...

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2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 99

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 99

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports The weekend ends with a thud in 5-1 loss to the Padres I often look at a game or a group of games or the performance of an individual and see both the glass half empty and half full. There was a whole lot of that going with the performance of Kyle Hendricks, in this game, and in the weekend as a whole. Overwhelmingly, it is hard to be too disappointed with taking two of three games and the one loss being a tie game after six innings. We start with Kyle Hendricks. Kyle takes a loss in this game. He still hasn’t won since before his injury on June 14 in Los...
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Some thoughts about Ben Zobrist’s possible comeback and what it would mean financially to the Cubs

Some thoughts about Ben Zobrist’s possible comeback and what it would mean financially to the Cubs

Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via And some other information about possible upcoming Cubs roster choices. Ben Zobrist of the Cubs has been on the restricted list since May 8, out on a leave of absence due to family matters. Recently, there’s been more chatter about when and whether he might return. Here’s a quote from Theo Epstein, posted Friday: "We're going to know something more in about a week. That will be the time to ultimately make a decision. We are not counting on this at all. We are not operating under the strong assumption he is going to be back." -Theo Epstein...
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San Diego Padres: 3 takeaways from the series against the Chicago Cubs

The San Diego Padres lost their third straight series coming out of the All-Star break. Here’s 3 takeaways from the weekend loss to the Chicago Cubs. Sitting at 47-52, the San Diego Padres have their backs against the wall in pursuit of a playoff spot. They’re 5.0 games back from the wild card and falling […] San Diego Padres: 3 takeaways from the series against the Chicago Cubs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Baseball history unpacked, July 22

Baseball history unpacked, July 22

Ron Santo | Photo by Louis Requena/MLB via #10 Finally gets in the Hall, Marla Collins is fired, RIP Mike Coolbaugh, and other stories ... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a wildly popular 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. The embedded links often point to articles that pertain to the scenes, such as reproductions of period newspapers, images, and/or other such material as is often found in...
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Minor League Wrap: I-Cubs, Short silence Sounds, 8-4.

Minor League Wrap: I-Cubs, Short silence Sounds, 8-4.

Zack Short | Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports Iowa wins, South Bend splits and Myrtle Beach gets dark. Still no hugging. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs muted the Nashville Sounds (Rangers), 8-4. Trevor Clifton allowed a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning, but then he settled down and collected his first win since June 29 (and his eighth of the season). Clifton’s final line was three runs on three hits over five innings. He walked two but didn’t strike anyone out. Dillon Maples deserves a mention for a clutch performance. He entered the game with runners on second and third...
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Padres 5, Cubs 1: You can’t win ‘em all, but...

Padres 5, Cubs 1: You can’t win ‘em all, but...

Photo by David Banks/ ... that was some really bad relief pitching in the ninth inning. I’m going to be the glass-half-full guy and say the Cubs had a successful homestand, winning seven of the nine games. Yes, the 5-1 loss to the Padres left a sour taste in everyone’s mouth on Sunday afternoon, but I’m going to look at it this way: The Cubs came out of the break with a half-game lead in the N.L. Central, and they improved on that, probably, by two games over the course of the last nine. That’s a good homestand’s worth of work, I think. Now, let’s get to the good part of this...
Cubbies Crib 20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Five reasons team will continue second half surge

The Cubs have been excellent in the second half of the baseball season since Joe Maddon came to town. In 2019, Cubs fans have witnessed this again firsthand and can expect more of the same going forward. Coming into this season, the Chicago Cubs had gone 189-103 in the second half of seasons since Joe […] Chicago Cubs: Five reasons team will continue second half surge - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 21, 2019
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Padres, Sunday 7/21, 1:20 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Padres, Sunday 7/21, 1:20 CT

Jon Durr-USA TODAY Sports Go get ‘em, Kyle.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 21, 2019
Cubs wrap homestand against Padres

Cubs wrap homestand against Padres

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Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Sunday 7/21, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres preview, Sunday 7/21, 1:20 CT

Photo by David Banks/ The Cubs go for their fifth win in a row. Sunday notes: The Cubs have won seven of eight since the All-Star break. The only other year in Cubs history where that happened was 2007. (H/T: Ed Hartig) The announced crowd of 40,314 Saturday put the Cubs over the two million mark for the season (2,001,816). That’s an average of 37,770 per date, a pace for 3,059,379. That would be about 122,000 fewer than 2018. However, the average for the eight games on the homestand is 39,268, and with an upcoming Wrigley weekend against the Brewers next month, the overall average...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jul 21, 2019
Jack Patterson is the kind of player who might wind up in a deadline deal

Jack Patterson is the kind of player who might wind up in a deadline deal

Larry Kave/Myrtle Beach Pelicans ... so here are some details about his time in the Cubs system. By committing myself to a game or two in the pipeline a night as often as possible, the choice hinges on some general factors. On occasion the Cubs pipeline pitcher is the attraction. Sometimes, a division rival breaks the tie. Once in awhile, I cheat, and follow the offense all night long. However, if a pitcher does well enough for long enough, his game jumps to the top of the list. If you pride yourself on knowing who the Cubs might trade the next few weeks, Jack Patterson is a name to...
Cubbies Crib Jul 21, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon has to quit gambling his team’s success

Despite a 7-1 start to the second half, the Chicago Cubs have trotted out some highly questionable lineups – especially when it comes to two young players. We can’t ask for much more out of the Chicago Cubs lately. The team has done it all coming out of the All-Star Break, sweeping the Pittsburgh Pirates, […] Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon has to quit gambling his team’s success - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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