1:08 AM EST, Mon March 08, 2021
4 hours ago

Are Cubs looking to a post-Anthony Rizzo era in Duane Underwood trade?

The beginning of the week brought the end of the Duane Underwood Jr. era in Chicago when the Cubs designated the 26-year-old for assignment. Underwood is now headed to the Steel City in a trade for Pittsburgh Pirates first base prospect Shendrik Apostel. Underwood is a former second-round pick for the Cubs. At his ceiling, […] Are Cubs looking to a post-Anthony Rizzo era in Duane Underwood trade? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
6 hours ago

Cubs batting Anthony Rizzo first makes zero sense

With spring training games underway, baseball is being played, fans are back and life is good. The Chicago Cubs are back after winning the division last year and so far this spring, things are looking up, save for one small problem. As I sat down to watch the Cubs take on the Seattle Mariners a few […] Cubs batting Anthony Rizzo first makes zero sense - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
8 hours ago

Cubs: Pedro Strop’s recent actions are selfish, irresponsible

Hats to the left, exit stage left… It appears we have our first Cubs-related COVID controversy of spring training and it involves a fan favorite former Cubs reliever trying to carve out a spot in the 2021 big league bullpen. That’s right, hats will not be worn to the left for an unspecified amount of […] Cubs: Pedro Strop’s recent actions are selfish, irresponsible - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 6, 2021

Cubs: Nico Hoerner is kicking down doors en route to the second base job

We’re just one week into Cactus and Grapefruit League games, but Nico Hoerner has made a resounding statement when it comes to the competition for the starting second base job in Chicago. There are still plenty of questions facing the Chicago Cubs that were there before everyone reported to camp in Mesa, whether it be the […] Cubs: Nico Hoerner is kicking down doors en route to the second base job - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 6, 2021

Cubs: Fret not, Javier Baez will get back to his magical ways this year

Many players across Major League Baseball struggled in 2020. For countless reasons, it was a tough year for everyone and members of the Chicago Cubs were no exception. Many of the Cubs’ core group of players didn’t play up to the level we’ve grown accustomed to during the 60-game sprint. Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and […] Cubs: Fret not, Javier Baez will get back to his magical ways this year - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 6, 2021

Cubs missed out again, this time on free agent hurler Jake Odorizzi

Free agent right-hander Jake Odorizzi was still out there on the market, looking for a new home. Now, if only there was a team in need of a proven starting pitcher to bolster its rotation… Oh, right. The Chicago Cubs are that team – yet weren’t connected to Odorizzi even once this offseason. The latest reports […] Cubs missed out again, this time on free agent hurler Jake Odorizzi - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 6, 2021

Cubs: I think we all needed to see spring training games again

We are one week into spring training and despite all the quirkiness of the 2021 rules it’s great to see the Chicago Cubs and other boys of summer back on the field. Yeah, sure, it’s only spring training.  The scores, batting averages, ERAs and all that regular season analysis matter little.  But after a completely awful […] Cubs: I think we all needed to see spring training games again - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 5, 2021

Cubs: Joc Pederson has a special reason for wearing #24 this season

New Chicago Cubs outfielder Joc Pederson might not call Los Angeles home any more, but that doesn’t mean he won’t carry the impact of the seven years he spent with the Dodgers with him to the field in 2021. Pederson, who signed a one-year deal with Chicago after being promised the opportunity to play every […] Cubs: Joc Pederson has a special reason for wearing #24 this season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 5, 2021

Cubs fans have to be excited about what we’re seeing from Nico Hoerner

Nico Hoerner clearly has zero plans of playing in the Minors this season. Despite having never played a game at the Triple-A level, the young Chicago Cubs infielder is very much in the hunt for the starting second baseman job this spring. The former Stanford standout boosted his resume on Thursday against the reigning World […] Cubs fans have to be excited about what we’re seeing from Nico Hoerner - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 4, 2021

Chicago Cubs fans not as drunk as you think they are

For whatever reason – probably the stories from the glory days of the Bleacher Bums – Chicago Cubs fans seem to have this stigma attached to them. That the only reason they go to Wrigley Field is to drink in the summer sun. Now, I partake in my fair share of ice-cold Bud Lights in […] Chicago Cubs fans not as drunk as you think they are - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 4, 2021

Chicago Cubs: PJ Higgins deserves your attention this spring

Amidst more trade rumors, the catching position may soon be in question for the Chicago Cubs. Willson Contreras is under contract through 2022, but has been subject of trade rumors the past few years and the future of the position is presumably Miguel Amaya’s after that. However, Amaya is not quite ready yet, and the Cubs need […] Chicago Cubs: PJ Higgins deserves your attention this spring - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 4, 2021

Chicago Cubs: Five things to look forward to in 2021

Cubs fans have very mixed feelings going into the 2021 season. Several key figures within the organization have moved to other places and not much money was spent on improvements. With that being said there is still reason to believe this team can provide solid entertainment value. Cubs fans – you do have things to […] Chicago Cubs: Five things to look forward to in 2021 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 4, 2021

Cubs History: Hohokam Park was the Cactus League’s crown jewel

Before Sloan Park opened in 2014, the Chicago Cubs spent their springs at Hohokam Park, a mere seven-minute drive away from the team’s current facility. The stadium opened in 1976 after the demolition of the team’s old site in Mesa, Rendezvous Park. With the North Siders moving in in 1979, it quickly became a top draw […] Cubs History: Hohokam Park was the Cactus League’s crown jewel - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 3, 2021

Cubs sign utility infielder Eric Sogard to minor league deal

The Chicago Cubs continued to add to their depth Wednesday morning, as they have reportedly added utilityman Eric Sogard on a minor league deal, per Cubs ESPN correspondent Jesse Rogers. Presumably, Sogard will be a non-roster invitee. A year removed from an excellent season, the 34-year-old will aim to earn a spot by Opening Day. […] Cubs sign utility infielder Eric Sogard to minor league deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Mar 3, 2021

Cubs: Cutting down on strikeouts will be a key to success this season

The Cubs struck out last season. A lot. Whether it can be attributed to a lack of offseason is now a moot point. However, in the scope across baseball, they finished with the fourth-worst strikeout rate last year, at 25.7 percent — nearly a four percent increase from 2019. However, there is hope in 2021 […] Cubs: Cutting down on strikeouts will be a key to success this season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community