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Plain Dealer Apr 25, 2018
Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs lineups for April 25, Game 22

Cleveland Indians vs. Chicago Cubs lineups for April 25, Game 22

Trevor Bauer and the Cleveland Indians face Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs at Progressive Field.
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 25, 2018
The Cubs have some cool promo items in the upcoming homestand

The Cubs have some cool promo items in the upcoming homestand

If it’s cold, they can help you keep warm! The Cubs begin a seven-game homestand Thursday night against the Brewers and they were kind enough to send me samples of three of the promo items that will be given away during the homestand. At the top of this post you see what they are calling the “Beamie,” sponsored by Jim Beam. Clearly, this would have been quite useful during the first Cubs homestand, where it was quite cold. But it might still be chilly at times this week, so it could still come in handy, This knit cap will be given to “up to” the first 10,000 early arriving fans...
Cubbies Crib Apr 25, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Was the trade for Justin Wilson worth it?

When the Chicago Cubs traded for Justin Wilson and Alex Avila, it seemed like a solid deal. But with Avila gone and Wilson struggling, was it worth it? On July 31st, 2017 the Chicago Cubs acquired left-handed reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for infielders Jeimer Candelario and […] Chicago Cubs: Was the trade for Justin Wilson worth it? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 25, 2018
The Cubs and ‘Internacionale’: 3 top international prospects linked to the Cubs

The Cubs and ‘Internacionale’: 3 top international prospects linked to the Cubs

The international signing period begins July 2. Will the Cubs sign someone as good as Gleyber Torres? One of my joys is inventing language. Instead of saying “There ought to be a word for.....”, I create one, and roll with it. Perhaps the term catches, and starts getting used. Occasionally, it pancakes. And another word fills the spot later. However, when a word is needed, I start to use one. And let the marketplace decide. Today is such a moment with the term Internacionale. In the NFL, the Green Bay Packers are considered a very good “Draft And Develop” team. I try to limit my...
Call to the Pen Apr 25, 2018

Relief Roundup: Chicago Cubs, Kyle Schwarber go deep

As the MLB season pushes into warming weather across the country, a handful of intriguing matchups of West division teams take center stage, including young fireballer Walker Buehler’s starting debut. At Call to the Pen, we want to ensure every MLB team is getting coverage, and that you’re well-informed as the reader! As part of […] Relief Roundup: Chicago Cubs, Kyle Schwarber go deep - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 25, 2018
2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 20

2018 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 20

Cubs batter Indians to reach a season high two games over .500. The Cubs still haven’t had their first three game winning (or losing) streak of the season. If you watched the Cubs broadcast last night, they told you that the Cubs are the only team in baseball that can say that. But, the Cubs did finally break their pattern. After evening their record at 1-1, 2-2, 3-3 all of the way up until 9-9, they’ve reached 20 games at 11-9. Small victories. (Hey, I suggested about a week ago that they’d make it to 20 games at 11-9!) Once again, the offense was terrific. The Cubs managed 15 hits...
Cubbies Crib Apr 25, 2018

Chicago Cubs News: Cubs throttle Indians; Heyward’s impressive start

The Chicago Cubs returned to Cleveland for the first time since their World Series–and returned to form as they beat the Indians, 10-3. The Chicago Cubs wasted no time getting off to a hot start against the Cleveland Indians. Kyle Schwarber hit two home runs, while Willson Contreras and Ian Happ each hit one apiece […] Chicago Cubs News: Cubs throttle Indians; Heyward’s impressive start - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 25, 2018
Cubs 10, Indians 3: More Kyle Schwarber fun in Cleveland

Cubs 10, Indians 3: More Kyle Schwarber fun in Cleveland

The stakes weren’t as high as the last time, but the Cubs won again. It rained in Cleveland Tuesday night during the baseball game, something the Cubs have extremely fond memories of. It was a lot colder than it was on November 2, 2016, but that didn’t stop the Cubs bats. They slammed four home runs in a 10-3 blowout of the Indians, and in so doing went to two games over .500 (11-9) for the first time in this young season. For whatever it’s worth, the Cubs’ +31 run differential would translate to a 13-7 record using the usual Pythagorean formula. Kyle Schwarber, the Ohio native who...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 25, 2018
Baseball history unpacked, April 25

Baseball history unpacked, April 25

The White Stockings’ first game; Don Zimmer, manager; Monday, Monday; the immortal Herman Segelke; and other such factoids, with links, illustrations and footnotes. (last episode) May it please your honor, but today’s selections have a distinct Chicago flavor. While this is as it should be, sometimes we might need a bit of reminding that the Cubs are an historic concern and have loomed large in the annals of the sport. This then would be one of those times, if it please your honor. I submit to you that we dug into the rabbit holes and found the following: Today in baseball...
Believeland Ball Apr 24, 2018

Cleveland Indians: 3 takeaways from the 10-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs

The Cleveland Indians didn’t give the home fans much to cheer about in the 2016 World Series rematch against the Chicago Cubs. The Cleveland Indians playing the Chicago Cubs in 2018 had the potential to be a big series. Instead, the first meeting between the teams came on a Tuesday on a rainy day in […] Cleveland Indians: 3 takeaways from the 10-3 loss to the Chicago Cubs - Believeland Ball - Believeland Ball - A Cleveland Indians Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Plain Dealer Apr 24, 2018
Josh Tomlin, Cleveland Indians can't contain Kyle Schwarber as Chicago Cubs win, 10-3

Josh Tomlin, Cleveland Indians can't contain Kyle Schwarber as Chicago Cubs win, 10-3

Kyle Schwarber blasted two home runs as the Chicago Cubs defeated the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field on Tuesday.
Cubbies Crib Apr 24, 2018

Chicago Cubs return to Cleveland, promptly crush Indians in opener

The Chicago Cubs returned to Progressive Field for the first time since Game 7 two years ago – and took the fight to the Cleveland Indians all night long. Much of the pregame on the broadcast centered around the last time the Cleveland Indians played host to the Chicago Cubs. And there were certainly consistent […] Chicago Cubs return to Cleveland, promptly crush Indians in opener - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 24, 2018
Minor League Wrap: Smokies fall despite home runs by Martinez, Vosler

Minor League Wrap: Smokies fall despite home runs by Martinez, Vosler

The Cubs farm system came up short in all three games they played today. The minor league games all ended today before I got home to watch them! Iowa Cubs Travel day. They play in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Tennessee Smokies The Tennessee Smokies were outmuscled by the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (Marlins), 5-4. (They’re really big shrimp.) Starter Oscar De La Cruz didn’t make it out of the third inning today, having given up three runs on a pair of home runs in the third. The final line on De La Cruz was five runs on five hits and five walks. He struck out four. Zach Hedges was...
Cubbies Crib Apr 24, 2018

Chicago Cubs: The stats behind Jason Heyward’s start at the plate in 2018

Jason Heyward is enjoying success offensively to start 2018 for the Chicago Cubs. Here’s a look at his offensive numbers thus far. It is no secret that Jason Heyward has struggled offensively since joining the Chicago Cubs in 2016. In 244 games with the Cubs, Heyward is hitting .244 with just 20 home runs and […] Chicago Cubs: The stats behind Jason Heyward’s start at the plate in 2018 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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