9:21 AM EST, Wed November 21, 2018
Bleed Cubbie Blue 2 hours ago
Baseball history unpacked, November 21

Baseball history unpacked, November 21

Veeck sells Indians, and other stories 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. We invite you to investigate the linked material, which will illustrate the bullets somewhat. Today in baseball history: 1893 - Ban Johnson is named president, secretary, and treasurer of the recently reorganized Western League. Under Johnson’s leadership the league will prosper and eventually become the American League. (3) 1933 -...
Call to the Pen 3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Jim Hickey steps down as pitching coach

Chicago Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey has, per an official team release, stepped down from his position due to personal matters. According to an official team release (via Sahadev Sharma of the Athletic Chicago), Chicago Cubs pitching coach Jim Hickey has stepped down due to personal reasons. The release also notes that the club will […] Chicago Cubs: Jim Hickey steps down as pitching coach - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Friars on Base 12 hours ago

San Diego Padres Rowan Wick Traded To Chicago Cubs

For their third trade of the day, the San Diego Padres traded away relief pitcher Rowan Wick. Per Mark Gonzalez, Chicago Cubs beat writer for the Chicago Tribue, the San Diego Padres completed their third trade of the afternoon by sending relief pitcher Rowan Wick to the Chicago Cubs for minor league infielder Jason Vosler. […] San Diego Padres Rowan Wick Traded To Chicago Cubs - Friars on Base - Friars on Base - A San Diego Padres Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 12 hours ago
Cubs add LHP Justin Steele to 40-man roster

Cubs add LHP Justin Steele to 40-man roster

Outfielder Johnny Field and left-hander Jerry Vasto have cleared waivers to make a spot for him. The Cubs set their 40-man roster for the upcoming Rule 5 Draft by selecting left-handed pitcher Justin Steele. Going the other way, outfielder Johnny Field and left-handed reliever Jerry Vasto have both cleared waivers and have been assigned to Triple-A Iowa. This leaves the Cubs with 39 players on the 40-man roster. Steele was the Cubs’ 5th-round pick in 2014 out of high school in Mississippi. The 23-year-old left-hander missed about a year from July of 2017 to July of this year with Tommy...
Cubbies Crib 12 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: What former Cub would go well with this current roster?

Today is the 12 year anniversary of the largest free agency signing in Chicago Cubs history — Alfonso Soriano. However, as a third generation fan, living and dying with the Chicago Cubs in the 2000s, I’ve wondered what they would look like with Slammin’ Sammy Sosa in the middle of their lineup. We all like […] Chicago Cubs: What former Cub would go well with this current roster? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 13 hours ago
Cubs acquire RHP Rowan Wick from Padres for INF Jason Vosler

Cubs acquire RHP Rowan Wick from Padres for INF Jason Vosler

The Cubs had to make a decision about Vosler, so they shipped him to San Diego. The moves are coming fast and furious today as the Cubs traded infielder Jason Vosler to the San Diego Padres in exchange for right-handed pitcher Rowan Wick. Wick will get a spot of the 40-man roster. Cubs acquire pitcher Rowan Wick from Padres for infielder Jason Vosler. Wick will be added to 40-man roster.— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) November 21, 2018 Wick had been a 9th-round pick of the Cardinals as a catcher/outfielder in 2012. After his bat stalled out in High-A in 2015, the Cardinals decided to...
Cubbies Crib 15 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Less could be more for the Cubs this offseason

Would the Chicago Cubs be better served utilizing available payroll to fill multiple needs or focus on a big-time name like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado? Bryce Harper and Manny Machado are the main focuses of the current MLB offseason, and whoever gets each one of them is sure to spend a colossal amount. Whether […] Chicago Cubs: Less could be more for the Cubs this offseason - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 15 hours ago
Jim Hickey steps down as Cubs pitching coach

Jim Hickey steps down as Cubs pitching coach

This was unexpected, yet sort of expected. There has been speculation in recent weeks about the Cubs possibly replacing Jim Hickey as pitching coach. And now, they will have to do so. From a team press release: The Chicago Cubs today announced that Jim Hickey has elected to step down as major league pitching coach for personal reasons. A search for his replacement is underway. Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein issued the following statement: “Jim Hickey notified us yesterday of his decision to step down as pitching coach and leave the organization for personal reasons....
Bleed Cubbie Blue 16 hours ago
Cubs claim LHP Ian Clarkin off waivers from White Sox

Cubs claim LHP Ian Clarkin off waivers from White Sox

The Cubs have added a left-handed reliever off of the waiver wire. The moves continue ahead of the Rule 5 draft deadline later today and the Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher Ian Clarkin off of waivers from the White Sox. Clarkin was a first-round pick of the New York Yankees in 2013, who took him with the 33rd pick of the draft. He spent 4 1⁄2 years in the Yankees organization, where his progress was hindered by him missing the entire 2015 season with elbow inflammation that did not require surgery. He returned after rest and rehabilitation and pitched in the Arizona Fall League after...
SportsDay 18 hours ago
Rangers acquire infielder Jack Reinheimer from Cubs on waiver claim, outright two players to Triple-A Nashville

Rangers acquire infielder Jack Reinheimer from Cubs on waiver claim, outright two players to Triple-A Nashville

The Rangers announced Tuesday they have acquired infielder Jack Reinheimer from the Chicago Cubs on a waiver claim. Reinheimer did not play a game with the Cubs, but most recently played with the New York Mets in 2018. He played in 21 games and hit .167 in 30 at bats. The Rangers also assigned right-handed pitchers Eddie Butler and Ronald Herrera outright to Triple-A Nashville. The Rangers acquired Butler in deal which sent Cole Hamels to the Cubs on Jan. 27.
Bleed Cubbie Blue 18 hours ago
Rangers claim Cubs infielder Jack Reinheimer off waivers

Rangers claim Cubs infielder Jack Reinheimer off waivers

So long Jack. We hardly knew ya. The deadline for setting the 40-man rosters in advance of the Rule 5 draft is today and that means there is going to be a lot of minor moves as teams jockey to protect (or claim) that last man on the roster. In this case, the Rangers claimed Cubs infielder Jack Reinheimer off of waivers. That move also impacted an ex-Cub as the Rangers then placed pitcher Eddie Butler on waivers. Reinheimer’s career with the Cubs was a glorious one as he never struck out nor made an error in the Cubs organization. OK, that’s because he never played a single game for...
Cubbies Crib 19 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: What the Joel Quenneville firing means for Joe Maddon

After the Chicago Blackhawks dismissed Joel Quenneville, Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon has to be wondering if he’ll be the next one headed out of town. Whether you agree or not, Chicago Cubs skipper Joe Maddon finds himself in a situation eerily similar to former Chicago Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville. In 11 years at […] Chicago Cubs: What the Joel Quenneville firing means for Joe Maddon - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 20 hours ago
Cubs prospect interview: Chris Allen

Cubs prospect interview: Chris Allen

Allen was the Cubs’ 20th-round pick in the 2018 draft. In June 2018, the Cubs invested a 20th-round pick in the College of Marin left-handed pitcher Chris Allen. In the 2018 campaign, Allen pitched as a professional in the Arizona League. I thank him for taking time out of his schedule to discuss what being a minor league player entails, after his daily workout. TH: How was your workout? CA: It was nice. I was hanging with Miguel Amaya and Matt Swarmer. Acting like I can do yoga? TH: That’s a bit of the new wave of sports fitness. CA: My body isn’t built for it yet, but that’s the...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 21 hours ago
Arizona Fall League Final Recap: Nico Hoerner shines for Solar Sox

Arizona Fall League Final Recap: Nico Hoerner shines for Solar Sox

The AFL season is over for 2018. A look at how the Cubs prospects did. The Arizona Fall League has completed another season and the Peoria Javelinas defeated the Salt River Rafters 3-2 in ten innings on a walkoff home run by Braves prospect Braxton Davidson. Davidson also broke his foot running the bases, so there was some real drama there. The Mesa Solar Sox, the team that the Cubs’ prospects play for, finished the season with a 15-14-1 record. That record put them just a half a game behind Salt River for a spot in the Championship Game. They won two of their final three games, but it...
Cubbies Crib 22 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Do Jean Segura, Edwin Diaz make sense in a trade?

Hot on the heels of Monday’s blockbuster trade, it’s clear the Seattle Mariners are selling. Will the latest Cubs rumors tie the team to the Mariners? As baseball anxiously awaits the first major free agent signing of the offseason, the hot stove heated up in a big way Monday. The Seattle Mariners traded left-hander James […] Chicago Cubs Rumors: Do Jean Segura, Edwin Diaz make sense in a trade? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cubs Player News

  • 2 Ian Clarkin

    Ian Clarkin

    Cease, Zavala, Stephens, Medeiros added to 40-man

  • 1 Cole Hamels

    Cole Hamels

    Rangers acquire infielder Jack Reinheimer from Cubs on waiver claim, outright two players to Triple-A Nashville

  • 1 Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo

    San Diego Padres Rowan Wick Traded To Chicago Cubs

  • 1 Johnny Field

    Johnny Field

    Cubs add LHP Justin Steele to 40-man roster

  • 1 Jerry Vasto

    Jerry Vasto

    Cubs add LHP Justin Steele to 40-man roster

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