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Grading the Cubs starters a quarter of the way through the season

Grading the Cubs starters a quarter of the way through the season

Jon Lester on the mound during Summer Camp | Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs starting pitching has been an unexpected strength in 2020 Prior to the start of the season I was invited to be a guest on a couple of different fantasy baseball podcasts. I tend to have a pretty Cubs heavy knowledge base and also tend to be an optimist, so I am always a bit wary of doing fantasy analysis of the Cubs. I got more questions about the starting rotation than anything else. My answer was always the same - I knew the projections hatee the Cubs rotation. Projections consistently...
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Cubs, Indians wrap brief 2-game series in Cleveland

Cubs, Indians wrap brief 2-game series in Cleveland

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Wednesday’s game threads are all right here.
Cubbies Crib 1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs’ and the three players that need to stay hot

The Chicago Cubs and the three players that need to stay on fire to keep winning. So who’s hot, who’s not? It seems funny to be asking 14 games into the Chicago Cubs season. But we are nearly a quarter way through–no thanks to the St. Louis Cardinals. Five games? But I digress. No need to […] Chicago Cubs’ and the three players that need to stay hot - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians preview, Wednesday 8/12, 5:10 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cleveland Indians preview, Wednesday 8/12, 5:10 CT

Photo by Ron Schwane/ The Cubs go for the sweep of this two-game set. This seems important: The Cubs improved to 11-3 on the season with a 7-1 win over the Indians tonight.This is the 8th time since 1900 that the Cubs have won at least 11 of their first 14 games in a season. They made the World Series in 5 of the previous 7 instances (winning the Series 3 times). pic.twitter.com/eUA007wA5x— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 12, 2020 The seven previous years are 1907, 1908, 1918, 1932, 1969, 1970 and 2016. Three of those years should immediately stand out to you as Cubs...
Cubbies Crib 4 hours ago

3 reasons the Chicago Cubs are World Series contenders

Nearly a quarter of the way through the season, the Cubs are serious contenders. Yes, the Chicago Cubs should indeed be regarded as a legitimate World Series contender this fall. The North Siders improved to 11-3 on the year after defeating the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night, officially giving them the best winning percentage in baseball. […] 3 reasons the Chicago Cubs are World Series contenders - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Here’s why bringing Burl Carraway to Wrigley Field in 2020 would be a bad idea

Here’s why bringing Burl Carraway to Wrigley Field in 2020 would be a bad idea

Shane Roper The Cubs’ second-round pick can throw hard. But he’s not ready for MLB yet. I have made more than a few comments on the Cubs’ 2020 second round draft selection Burl Carraway. Some of my comments have been misrepresented, so I'm going to take an article to clear up and possibly clean up my stance on the Dallas Baptist University draft selection. Some people seem to be reading between lines when no writing exists between said lines. Carraway is unlikely to be useful at the MLB level in 2020, and that isn't a bad thing. Albert Almora Jr. has played 469 games with the Cubs....
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2020 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 14

2020 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 14

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports Jon and the Cubs are back in stride It’s good to be back after a long weekend off. The Cubs didn’t show any signs of rust as they returned from four days off with a 7-1 win over the Indians. Those of us who weren’t particularly following the Indians learned from Al in the series preview that the Indians haven’t been scoring a ton of runs, so the single run they scored isn’t super surprising. But we also learned that they hadn’t allowed more than four runs in a game, so the seven runs was a pleasant surprise. The story remains the same. The Cubs...
Cubbies Crib 7 hours ago

Cubs could pursue Marcus Stroman this winter in free agency

Recent 2020 opt-out Marcus Stroman might just be a Cubs offseason target. If you’re a New York Mets fan, the name Marcus Stroman probably leaves a bad taste in your mouth. The right-hander was on the IL through the first third of the 2020 season, accruing enough service time to hit free agency at year’s […] Cubs could pursue Marcus Stroman this winter in free agency - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Cubs 7, Indians 1: Hey! Hey! for J-Hey

Cubs 7, Indians 1: Hey! Hey! for J-Hey

Photo by Ron Schwane/ The Cubs right fielder had himself a night. Jason Heyward has had rough times as a member of the Cubs, and also is responsible for one of the team’s greatest moments with his rain-delay speech in Cleveland during Game 7 of the World Series. He’s also always appeared to be a standup guy, never made excuses for the rough times, always worked hard and played solid defense, and appears to be well-liked by his teammates. That’s why it’s so easy to root for him and be happy for him and the team when he has a big game, as he did during the Cubs’ 7-1 win over the...
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Baseball history unpacked, August 12

Baseball history unpacked, August 12

Happy birthday, Ian Happ! | Photo by Joe Robbins/ Cubs, simCubs, and MLB news ... 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: 1876 - Chicago’s versatile Cal McVey has the unusual distinction of both pitching and catching in a 5-0 win over Cincinnati. The win goes to starter Al Spalding‚ his 10th straight win over the...
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Lester, Heyward (4 RBIs) power Cubs to 7-1 win over Indians

Jon Lester looked comfortable on a mound where he helped make history and Jason Heyward hit a three-run homer, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-1 win on Tuesday night over the Cleveland Indians, who welcomed back manager Terry Francona after a couple bumpy days.
Cubbies Crib 20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Top 3 players feeling the heat after team’s hot start

The Cubs have started hot but these guys might be feeling added pressure. In what could be their last season with the players that brought the team a World Series championship back in 2016, the Chicago Cubs have come out on fire this season posting a 10-3 record and blasting critics who thought the team […] Chicago Cubs: Top 3 players feeling the heat after team’s hot start     - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Indians, Tuesday 8/11, 6:10 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Indians, Tuesday 8/11, 6:10 CT

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Go get ‘em, Jon.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Aug 11, 2020
Cubs, Indians open brief 2-game series in Cleveland

Cubs, Indians open brief 2-game series in Cleveland

Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports If you seek Tuesday’s game threads, look no further.

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  • 2 Jason Heyward

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    Cubs 7, Indians 1: Hey! Hey! for J-Hey

  • 1 Ian Happ

    Ian Happ

    Baseball history unpacked, August 12

  • Anthony Rizzo

    Anthony Rizzo

    Are the Cubs ready to finally name Anthony Rizzo a team captain?

  • Kyle Hendricks

    Kyle Hendricks

    Cubs News: Team shifts its focus to Cleveland with workouts behind them

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