10:30 AM EDT, Fri March 22, 2019
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The Cubs hosted their annual 44th Ward Community Meeting Thursday evening

The Cubs hosted their annual 44th Ward Community Meeting Thursday evening

Here are the key takeaways from the Cubs’ annual meeting with residents in Wrigleyville. The Cubs, city officials and recently re-elected 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney held their 16th Annual Wrigley Field Community Meeting at Inter-American Magnet School near Wrigley Field on Thursday Night. I was among the dozens of residents who attended the 90-minute meeting that included updates on key areas of concern and a lengthy question and answer period from the audience. Cubs Vice President of Community and Government Affairs Mike Lufrano kicked off the remarks for the evening noting the...
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Baseball history unpacked, March 22

Baseball history unpacked, March 22

Teenage Wasteland? Fowler’s natal anniversary, and other stories Baseball history marches forth ... as always on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I bring 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 I’ve chosen as illustrative of the scenes, from The Society for American Baseball Research, reproductions of period newspapers, images, and other such material. It’s all...
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Cubs 5, Giants 5: Fit to be tied

Cubs 5, Giants 5: Fit to be tied

The good news is, the Cubs haven’t lost since Tuesday. MESA, Arizona — The first thing I’m going to tell you about regarding the Cubs’ 5-5 tie with the Giants Thursday afternoon at Sloan Park was nearly the last thing that happened. Ty Blach, who has been an off-and-on Giants starter much of the last two seasons, was on in relief in the ninth inning. Looks like the Giants are trying to turn him into a reliever, as he has made no starts this spring. He was going to be facing Cubs minor leaguers. The first two were easy groundouts. Up stepped Kevonte Mitchell. Mitchell was the Cubs’...
Cubbies Crib 15 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Is it too early to worry about the 2020 bullpen?

We haven’t yet opened the 2019 campaign, but I’m already worrying about the 2020 Chicago Cubs bullpen and the lack of solid options under team control. Remember how concerned we were for years prior to three-fifths of the Chicago Cubs starting rotation (Jake Arrieta, John Lackey and Jason Hammel) hitting free agency after the 2017 season? […] Chicago Cubs: Is it too early to worry about the 2020 bullpen? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 18 hours ago

Did the Chicago Cubs miss out in adding a big-name reliever?

Hindsight is always 20/20. The Chicago Cubs didn’t add any significant pieces to the bullpen, instead relying on depth. With the pen struggling in Spring Training, is it too late to get that big name? This winter, it quickly became clear that the Chicago Cubs weren’t going to open the pocketbook up for free agency. […] Did the Chicago Cubs miss out in adding a big-name reliever? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs meet Giants at Sloan Park

Cubs meet Giants at Sloan Park

Looking for Thursday’s game threads? You have come to the right place. ——
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Cubs vs. Giants at Mesa preview, Thursday 3/21, 3:05 CT

Cubs vs. Giants at Mesa preview, Thursday 3/21, 3:05 CT

We’ll see an old friend going for the Giants today. MESA, Arizona — Remember that bunt single Anthony Rizzo put down against the shift on Tuesday? You might see more of that this year: Anthony Rizzo’s bunt that ignited a three-run rally Tuesday was endorsed by Maddon as a way to prevent teams from employing shifts against the pull-happy left-handed slugger. “If they want that shift to soften, they have to do that,” Maddon said. When he managed the Rays, Maddon would use four-man outfield alignments and shifts to the right side to combat left-handed sluggers such as David Ortiz of...
Cubbies Crib 22 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Who could end up being this years’ David Bote?

Last season, the Chicago Cubs found themselves a diamond in the rough when David Bote suddenly burst onto the scene. He went relatively unheard of, seeing as he was never a top prospect, but he made a huge impact anyway. In 2018 David Bote seemingly came out of nowhere when the Chicago Cubs needed him most. […] Chicago Cubs: Who could end up being this years’ David Bote? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib Mar 21, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Fans need to calm down with one week till Opening Day

With one week until the Chicago Cubs open the regular season in Texas, fans are still ready to cast themselves into a fiery abyss over every little thing. Apparently, a good many Chicago Cubs fans are unaware that the 162-game regular season is a marathon, rather than a sprint. We’re officially just seven days from […] Chicago Cubs: Fans need to calm down with one week till Opening Day - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 21, 2019
Cubs 4, Dodgers 4: Tying one on

Cubs 4, Dodgers 4: Tying one on

The Cubs neither won nor lost Wednesday evening. MESA, Arizona — If you look solely at Cole Hamels’ numbers from the Cubs’ 4-4 tie with the Dodgers Wednesday night, you might not think he had a good outing. I would beg to differ. A minor weather system went through the Phoenix area Wednesday night, and during the game it produced a wind sustained at 16 miles per hour, with higher gusts. All of this wind was blowing out at Sloan Park, and the two baseballs served up by Hamels that left the yard (a leadoff homer by A.J. Pollock and a third-inning blast by Corey Seager) were both...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 21, 2019
Cub Tracks sows the seeds

Cub Tracks sows the seeds

Yu, Yu, Yu and Yu, and other bullets I did my gardening today, tilling the soil and planting three kinds of peppers, two kinds of hops, petunias, and lantana. Am still expecting cactus varieties. And my indoor herb garden gets planted tomorrow. Spring has sprung! There will be real baseball soon. Games that count! Not ties~at least not yet! Here’s today’s Cubs News and Notes. As always * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). #cubs @ColeRoederer with a HR on his 1st swing of his 1st #SpringTraining AB ever. “I’ve dreamt of this...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Mar 20, 2019
Cubs, Dodgers meet in Sloan Park night game

Cubs, Dodgers meet in Sloan Park night game

Wednesday’s game threads are all right here.

Cubs Player News

  • 1 Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo

    Cubs vs. Giants at Mesa preview, Thursday 3/21, 3:05 CT

  • 1 David Bote

    David Bote

    Chicago Cubs: Who could end up being this years’ David Bote?

  • Yu Darvish

    Yu Darvish

    Cubs vs. Dodgers at Mesa preview, Wednesday 3/20, 9:05 CT

  • Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant

    What does the Mike Trout extension mean for Kris Bryant?

  • Jon Lester

    Jon Lester

    VIDEO: Jon Lester throws six innings in Cubs minor-league game

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