5:38 PM EDT, Sat May 25, 2019
Cubbies Crib 1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber leadoff experiment, Part II

The leadoff spot for the Chicago Cubs has been an area of concern since 2016.   Kyle Schwarber was given the nod in 2017 and struggled to lead off games. Joe Maddon has once again put Schwarber in the leadoff spot, and it seems to be playing out well.  Joe Maddon took some criticisms back in 2017 […] Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber leadoff experiment, Part II - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 5 hours ago
Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Saturday 5/25, 1:20 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds preview, Saturday 5/25, 1:20 CT

The Cubs look to even up their series with the Reds. Despite Friday’s loss, the Cubs lost no ground to the Brewers, Pirates and Cardinals, since those teams also lost Friday. So the Cubs’ lead over Milwaukee remains 1½ games, and they lead Pittsburgh by 3½ and St. Louis by 4½. Feel better now? Today’s weather forecast calls for a slight chance of showers today, but it also looks like there will be the proverbial “window” to play this game. It’ll be warm with the wind blowing out at Wrigley Field. Notes: Kyle Schwarber has four home runs in his last 10 games and is 5-for-12...
Cubbies Crib 5 hours ago

Chicago Cubs bullpen starting to cause concern following loss

After the Chicago Cubs rallied late to take the lead, the bullpen failed to hold the lead as they blew their 11th save in 20 chances. They still hold first place, but something is going to have to change. When you watch the Chicago Cubs offense, it’s hard to think that they’re ever out of […] Chicago Cubs bullpen starting to cause concern following loss - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs roster moves: Dillon Maples, Tim Collins up, James Norwood, Mark Zagunis down

Cubs roster moves: Dillon Maples, Tim Collins up, James Norwood, Mark Zagunis down

The Cubs have more relief help. The Cubs have gone though a lot of relievers the last couple days. And so: The #Cubs today recalled LHP Tim Collins and RHP Dillon Maples from @IowaCubs. RHP James Norwood and OF Mark Zagunis were optioned to Triple-A following yesterday’s game. pic.twitter.com/uRHQme1UkE— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 25, 2019 Dillon Maples and Tim Collins have both been with the big league team this year with varying results. Personally, I think Maples could be a huge factor in this bullpen if he can command his fastball, because his slider is almost unhittable. With...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 7 hours ago
2019 MLB Draft prep: A look at Kody Hoese

2019 MLB Draft prep: A look at Kody Hoese

Here’s someone who might be a good fit for the Cubs’ No. 1 pick. This past Tuesday night, I was more interested in college baseball than the Cubs game. About 8:30, Tulane played Central Florida with interest being Kody Hoese (which rhymes with rosy). Hoese has been a ‘needle-up’ performer the last two months at Tulane, and I figured I needed a real look at him in a game. As such, a Hoese conference tourney review was what I wanted. Hoese entered the AAC tourney with 23 homers on the season, and a .425 ISO. UCF’s starter, Chris Williams, is a fifth-year senior with moderate numbers...
Cubbies Crib 7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: The renaissance of Tyler Chatwood

The Chicago Cubs bullpen, though lacking a true closer, has been among the best in MLB.  One reason is the renaissance of Tyler Chatwood. On a warm Wednesday night on May 22, with the wind blowing out hard to center, Chicago Cubs reliever Tyler Chatwood came on in relief.  Cole Hamels had fought hard, but an […] Chicago Cubs: The renaissance of Tyler Chatwood - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 8 hours ago
2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 49

2019 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 49

The Cubs cruise early, crater in the middle, take a late lead and collapse at the end Heavy sigh. Here we go again. Friday afternoon’s game ended with the same verse as many of the previous ones. The Cubs need a closer. The funny thing is, that isn’t quite the right assessment of Friday’s game. Steve Cishek is a perfectly reasonable choice for closer. He’d thrown 11 games without allowing a run. Over that time, he threw 13⅓ innings, converted four saves. Pitched more than an inning three times. He’d registered a 2.26 FIP over that time. He struck out 13 over that time and walked...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 9 hours ago
Cub Tracks’ victorious interruptus

Cub Tracks’ victorious interruptus

Closing time, who doesn’t love defense, and other bullets Final: Reds 6, Cubs 5. pic.twitter.com/Uc4yJ3oWvC— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) May 24, 2019 Remember a month and a half ago, when I predicted that the Reds might could win the division? Yeah, that’s why. They can be a scary outfit. I was probably a year premature — it isn’t looking right now like Cincinnati will make the playoffs but there’s a lot of season left. I don’t mind if I’m wrong and the Cubs win, and Jon Lester is a horse, as usual. A lot of this kinda stuff for me is predicated on the apparent reality that I...
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Minor League Wrap: Pitching dominates in wins for Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend

Minor League Wrap: Pitching dominates in wins for Tennessee, Myrtle Beach and South Bend

The Pelicans and South Bend both won after allowing just three hits. The Smokies also won. Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs were soaked by the Omaha Storm Chasers (Royals), 6-2. Starter Alec Mills wasn’t fooling anyone tonight as he gave up a whopping 15 hits over 5.2 innings. The fifteen hits and three walks (one intentional) led to five runs. Mills struck out six. First baseman Trent Giambrone led off the game with his eighth home run of the season. Giambrone went 2 for 4. Iowa’s other run also came on a solo home run. Robel Garcia connected for his tenth home run of the year in the second...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 20 hours ago
The MLB draft is in 10 days, and Cubs fans trust Theo Epstein to choose well

The MLB draft is in 10 days, and Cubs fans trust Theo Epstein to choose well

The latest SB Nation FanPulse results are in. Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Cubs fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse. MLB’s draft begins a week from Monday, June 3, and so this week’s SB Nation FanPulse questions revolved around the draft. Your votes indicate high confidence in Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein to make the right choice (the Cubs have the 27th overall pick in the first round): There was also a more general question asked about the type of player...
Cubbies Crib 21 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Former prospect Dan Vogelbach mashing for Mariners

In 2016, the Chicago Cubs sent two minor league prospects to the Seattle Mariners in exchange for someone who would help them win a World Series. It’s always nice to see former Chicago Cubs prospects making their presence felt in the big leagues after years of growth. Over the years, Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer […] Chicago Cubs: Former prospect Dan Vogelbach mashing for Mariners - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 22 hours ago
Reds 6, Cubs 5: The Cubs need a closer

Reds 6, Cubs 5: The Cubs need a closer

It’s not like I’m telling you anything you don’t already know. No, let me amend that headline: The Cubs need a lockdown closer, and they need one soon, because losing games like this is not something a playoff contender can keep doing. The Cubs took an early lead and made this game look like it might be a blowout, then came back with a stirring eighth-inning rally to take the lead, but Steve Cishek was awful in the closer role Friday and the Cubs lost the opener of a three-game series 6-5 to the Reds. Let’s begin with the beginning, because if this game had ended after the fifth...
Blog Red Machine 23 hours ago

Cincinnati Reds power past Chicago Cubs with clutch hitting

The Cincinnati Reds got clutch hitting from the power bats in their lineup and took the first of a three-game series against the Chicago Cubs. This was the offensive performance that Reds’ fans expected from their team since the season began. Joey Votto, Eugenio Suarez, Jesse Winker, and Yasiel Puig all stepped up big time […] Cincinnati Reds power past Chicago Cubs with clutch hitting - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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