4:07 PM EST, Thu January 21, 2021
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Cubs historical sleuthing: Ivan De Jesus edition

Cubs historical sleuthing: Ivan De Jesus edition

Photo by B Bennett/ He had some good years for the Cubs. ’ supplied caption with this photo says: Ivan DeJesus #11 of the Chicago Cubs rounds third during an MLB game against the Los Angeles Dodgers circa 1979 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. All right, there are some useful clues in the caption and the photo, though I should add that the “circa” dates on some of these photos have turned out to be wrong. What do we see here in addition to De Jesus? That’s Joe Amalfitano coaching third base, and Dodger (and future Cub) third baseman Ron Cey. De Jesus is...
Cubbies Crib 4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Looking at a very thin starting rotation

The Cubs have a major starting pitching problem heading into the 2021 season. Within the last few weeks, the Chicago Cubs rotation has lost Yu Darvish, Jon Lester, Tyler Chatwood and Jose Quintana. They have added the likes of Zach Davies (in the Darvish trade) and Shelby Miller (non-guaranteed deal) and that is about it. […] Chicago Cubs: Looking at a very thin starting rotation - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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A preliminary look at the Cubs’ 2021 Opening Day roster

A preliminary look at the Cubs’ 2021 Opening Day roster

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB via It’s not pretty. Now that it appears clear the Cubs won’t be after any free agents of significance this offseason, exactly where does the team’s Opening Day roster stand at this moment, just a bit more than five weeks before the first scheduled spring training game? I say “scheduled” because I am still convinced that Major League Baseball is going to have to delay things beyond the current late-February start. That’s a topic for another day, though. At the moment, here’s who the Cubs would bring to Wrigley Field on Opening...
Cubbies Crib 7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Miguel Amaya turned a lot of heads this offseason

There is no denying that the Chicago Cubs have many problems to address this offseason, including a shortage of backstops. After the North Siders traded their ace Yu Darvish along with his battery mate Victor Caratini to the San Diego Padres, it became clear that the Chicago Cubs lack catching depth. Currently, two-time All-Star Willson […] Chicago Cubs: Miguel Amaya turned a lot of heads this offseason - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
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Cub Tracks’ the game is afoot

Cub Tracks’ the game is afoot

Photo by Universal History Archive/ #Cubs and #MLB news you can use. It’s almost refreshing in this day and age of manufactured outrage to have real outrage. The antics of the Cardinals and Astros deserve censure ... in fact likely deserve more than they got. Their ‘offences’ were frankly outrageous, after all. Somewhat less refreshing is having the outragee be the object of your own fandom, when, long after the bloom leaves the rose, the thorns remain. Is this the price of that piece of metal? Doctor my eyes indeed. Love doesn’t necessarily mean blindness....
Cubbies Crib 22 hours ago

Cubs: Dexter Fowler trade was Theo Epstein’s crowning achievement

Jon Lester might have been the most significant free agent signing in Chicago Cubs history, but I’d argue it wasn’t the crowning achievement of the Theo Epstein era. That designation goes to the team’s acquisition of Dexter Fowler. The Cubs acquired Fowler from the Houston Astros the very same offseason they signed Lester to what […] Cubs: Dexter Fowler trade was Theo Epstein’s crowning achievement - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Jan 20, 2021

Cubs News: Jose Quintana rejoins Joe Maddon on a one-year deal

It’s been a rough few days. Literally day after day, we’re watching members of last year’s team join new clubs – and on Tuesday, we added another one to the rapidly-growing pile. Former Cubs lefty Jose Quintana is off to Anaheim to pitch once again for Joe Maddon and the Los Angeles Angels. According to […] Cubs News: Jose Quintana rejoins Joe Maddon on a one-year deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 20, 2021
Cubs historical sleuthing: Bruce Sutter edition

Cubs historical sleuthing: Bruce Sutter edition

Bettmann/Contributor Here’s one from Sutter’s big years with the Cubs. Bruce Sutter had a Hall of Fame career as a relief pitcher. Unfortunately, because Cubs ownership under the Wrigleys couldn’t or wouldn’t pay him what he was worth, he had most of that career with the Cardinals and Braves. The Getty supplied caption to this photo reads: Cubs’ ace reliefer Bruce Sutter working the mound in the 10th inning against the Giants, got the win as Chicago beat San Francisco 1-0, breaking the Giants’ four game winning streak. Yes, it says “reliefer.” My friend...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 20, 2021
SB Nation Reacts: The universal DH is becoming more popular

SB Nation Reacts: The universal DH is becoming more popular

Photo by Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/ Here are the results of the latest national survey. Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send out questions to the most plugged in Chicago Cubs fans, and fans across the country. Sign up here to join Reacts. We’ve talked about the universal DH quite a bit on this site; now, here are the results of the SB Nation Reacts national survey of baseball fans on that topic. Last season, among the many other changes to the shortened season, every team in MLB featured a designated hitter for the first...
Cubbies Crib Jan 20, 2021

Is Sammy Sosa in the Hall of Fame?

With the National Baseball Hall of Fame induction announcement just days away, fans across the country are anxiously waiting, hoping to hear their favorite ballplayer’s name. For Chicago Cubs fans, no one checks more boxes, at least statistically-speaking, than Sammy Sosa. But is Sammy Sosa in the Hall of Fame? Not yet. And the 2021 announcement […] Is Sammy Sosa in the Hall of Fame? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 20, 2021
Just what are the Cubs doing this offseason, and why?

Just what are the Cubs doing this offseason, and why?

It’s a mystery. Or is it? Here are exactly 1,000 words about the current state of our favorite team. Recently, I wrote a series of articles headlined “Why haven’t the Cubs signed this guy yet.” I wrote those articles because I believed the players named could help the Cubs and wouldn’t be too expensive. And then Jon Lester signed earlier this week with the Nationals. It became clear to me then that the Cubs weren’t going to sign anyone of any significance this offseason, certainly no one for more than $1 million or so. Gordon Wittenmyer summed it up pretty...
Cubbies Crib Jan 20, 2021

Cubs News: Tyler Chatwood joins Blue Jays on a one-year, $3 million deal

Pitching depth will be the name of the game in 2021. This isn’t the case solely for the Cubs, but for all 30 teams. After a shortened 60-game campaign last year, working up to a 162-game slate will take all hands on deck. That doesn’t bode well for the Cubs, who watched two members of […] Cubs News: Tyler Chatwood joins Blue Jays on a one-year, $3 million deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 20, 2021
Baseball history unpacked, January 20

Baseball history unpacked, January 20

Scenes from the rich tapestry of the great game. ... 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: 1871 - The Boston Red Stockings (the future National League Atlanta Braves) are incorporated by Ivers Whitney Adams with $15,000, and the help of Harry Wright, who had founded and managed the Cincinnati Red Stockings,...
Cubbies Crib Jan 19, 2021

Cubs Rumors: Team interested in re-signing pitcher Jeremy Jeffress

The Cubs have plenty of problems. I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. While the bullpen seems like a somewhat less pressing issue, apparently that’s not the case. Up to this point in the offseason, Chicago has parted ways with more talent than they have brought in. On Sunday, Jon Lester signed with the […] Cubs Rumors: Team interested in re-signing pitcher Jeremy Jeffress - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Jan 19, 2021

Cubs likely to scout Julio Teheran, Anibal Sanchez Tuesday in Miami

Over the weekend, the Chicago Cubs signed former first-rounder Shelby Miller to a non-guaranteed deal in hopes of shoring up the starting rotation. Miller is an interesting signing, with eight MLB seasons under his belt along with a 4.11 ERA. Hopefully he will provide some upside to a rotation who’s lost everyone besides Kyle Hendricks and […] Cubs likely to scout Julio Teheran, Anibal Sanchez Tuesday in Miami - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community

Cubs Player News

  • 1 Zach Davies

    Zach Davies

    Chicago Cubs: Looking at a very thin starting rotation

  • 1 Miguel Amaya

    Miguel Amaya

    Chicago Cubs: Miguel Amaya turned a lot of heads this offseason

  • Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant

    Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

  • Willson Contreras

    Willson Contreras

    Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

  • Ian Happ

    Ian Happ

    Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite small

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