3:05 PM EDT, Sat September 22, 2018
Call to the Pen 3 hours ago
Colorado Rockies: Will DJ LeMahieu return to Colorado in Free Agency following this season?

Colorado Rockies: Will DJ LeMahieu return to Colorado in Free Agency following this season?

DJ LeMahieu will be a free agent following the 2018 MLB regular season. He has been a mainstay for the Colorado Rockies ever since he was acquired from the Chicago Cubs.  However, the question still remains if LeMahieu will return to Colorado next season. Prior to the 2012 MLB regular season, DJ LeMahieu and Tyler […] Colorado Rockies: Will DJ LeMahieu return to Colorado in Free Agency following this season? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 2 hours ago

What’s going on with the Cubs and the Smokies?

Probably nothing, but it’s curious that there hasn’t been an announcement on a new Player Development Contract. In September of every even-numbered year, the minor leagues undergo what is unofficially called the “Affiliation Shuffle.” Major league teams, for the most part, do not own their...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 7 hours ago
Cub Tracks says 10-4

Cub Tracks says 10-4

Russell reaction, flat bats, and other bullets Final: White Sox 10, Cubs 4. pic.twitter.com/z93S5xI109— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) September 21, 2018 Cubs lose. They’ll have to go for meatloaf starting today. Addison Russell is on administrative leave pending further investigation. It doesn’t look good for for him, especially as he’s been convicted by the court of public opinion already. I’m not gonna rush to judgment and I’m definitely not going to serve up meatballs. I look forward to the end of the investigation. We’ll have a Russell report below, with as much elucidation as...

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Cubbies Crib 1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Playoff spot up for grabs as Game 162 closes in

The Chicago Cubs have good odds to win another division title. But their lead is far from rock solid – as is the case with several other teams looking to October. In 2011, four teams were vying for two playoff spots in the last game of the season.  In the National League, the St. Louis […] Chicago Cubs: Playoff spot up for grabs as Game 162 closes in - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 5 hours ago

Chicago Cubs look to Jon Lester for a needed bounceback win Saturday

After turning in a clunker of a showing on Friday, the Chicago Cubs turn to left-hander Jon Lester in hopes of getting back on track Saturday afternoon. The Chicago Cubs finally got an off day on Thursday, their first in a calendar month, and we’d all hoped that would let the club take a collective […] Chicago Cubs look to Jon Lester for a needed bounceback win Saturday - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 18 hours ago
White Sox 10, Cubs 4: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

White Sox 10, Cubs 4: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

If you can figure out this team, let me know. Remind me again which one of these Chicago teams is close to clinching a division title, and which one has already lost 90+ games? It sure didn’t seem like the Cubs were the former in a 10-4 loss to the White Sox Friday afternoon. Nor did it seem like the Sox were bothered after a long extra-inning loss Thursday night in Cleveland and a wee-hour arrival back home, and the Cubs seemed sluggish after their first off day in a month. The Cubs will get this straightened out, I’m sure of it. But this one was a clunker. It didn’t start out that...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 21 hours ago
The Cubs address MLB placing Addison Russell on administrative leave

The Cubs address MLB placing Addison Russell on administrative leave

Theo Epstein, Tom Ricketts and Joe Maddon all spoke to the press from Guaranteed Rate Field Friday afternoon. Theo Epstein, Tom Ricketts, and Joe Maddon all addressed the media after MLB placed Addison Russell on administrative leave Friday after his ex-wife Melisa Reidy published detailed domestic violence allegations on her blog on Sept. 19. In a split press conference that had Epstein and Ricketts address the press separately from Maddon, media asked Cubs leadership questions about MLB’s domestic violence investigation process, their conversations with Russell to date, and Russell’s...
Cubbies Crib 23 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: There’s no need to worry about Cole Hamels

On Wednesday, the Chicago Cubs continued their push toward clinching the National League Central. Unlike the previous two games, Arizona fought back, unloading on the opposing pitcher. Let’s continue to point out that the Chicago Cubs finished 18-11 over the stretch of 20 plus games without a day off. With the help of multiple rain […] Chicago Cubs: There’s no need to worry about Cole Hamels - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
MLB places Addison Russell on administrative leave

MLB places Addison Russell on administrative leave

This is pending an investigation of domestic violence allegations. Addison Russell has been placed on administrative leave by Major League Baseball pending the completion of an investigation into the domestic abuse allegations of his ex-wife Melisa Reidy. On September 19 Reidy published a detailed account of the abuse she suffered while she was married to Russell. While these allegations had been made publicly shortly after the couple separated last year, Melisa had not previously published her account. MLB explained their decision in the following statement: “Major League Baseball...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
Cubs, White Sox open weekend series

Cubs, White Sox open weekend series

If you seek Friday’s game threads, look no further. ——
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Friday 9/21, 3:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Chicago White Sox preview, Friday 9/21, 3:10 CT

The Cubs return to Chicago for a series against their crosstown rivals. The new Addison Russell story is being covered here. You’ll note below that he is not starting in this game. MLB has placed him on administrative leave. More on this to come here later this afternoon. For the 20-plus years that the Cubs and White Sox have faced each other in interleague play, the Sox have often scheduled Friday games in this series at 3 p.m. The reason given in years gone by was that they wanted this game to be an “event,” sort of a second Opening Day. That’s all well and good, but today? The...
Cubbies Crib Sep 21, 2018

Chicago Cubs need to step up, buckle down and handle their business

The Chicago Cubs open a weekend series on the South Side Friday, looking to draw ever closer to a third consecutive National League Central crown. It’s time to buckle down. That much is clear. The Chicago Cubs have allowed the Milwaukee Brewers to hang around all season long (although, Milwaukee has done themselves plenty of […] Chicago Cubs need to step up, buckle down and handle their business - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
The Addison Russell domestic violence allegations have resurfaced

The Addison Russell domestic violence allegations have resurfaced

The Cubs shortstop’s former wife wrote a long blog post about her experiences. The domestic violence allegations against Addison Russell resurfaced late Thursday night. As the Cubs begin their last three series of the regular season they will be faced with a decision about how to handle much more robust accusations against their shortstop. Last June, Melisa Reidy posted on Instagram after separating from Addison. A friend of hers commented on the post and that comment included allegations of physical and emotional abuse. The Instagram post was later deleted. The Cubs gave Addison a few...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2018
FanPost Friday: Best and the Worst of the Cubs 2018

FanPost Friday: Best and the Worst of the Cubs 2018

Who are your picks for the top spots on the team? The worst moments? The regular season is almost at an end. Last week I had everyone reflect on their biggest seasonal surprises, and today we’re going to keep looking back on the year that was. This time in a broader sense. Your challenge for this week’s FanPost Friday is to pick your best and worst of the year. Just copy and paste the list below into your own post, and tell us why you made those picks! Seems easy (and some picks might be) but I think you might need to really think back to answer some of the others. Have fun! Best of...

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