6:39 PM EST, Thu January 27, 2022
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Cubs Rumors: Will Chicago look to trade for Gold Glover Nick Ahmed?

If the Chicago Cubs are going to find success in 2022 with the starting pitching staff Jed Hoyer has assembled, it’ll take a bounceback campaign from the team defensively. Nico Hoerner is returning from injury and was a National League Gold Glove finalist at second base in 2020. But with the addition of Nick Madrigal, […] Cubs Rumors: Will Chicago look to trade for Gold Glover Nick Ahmed? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: 3 cost-effective free agent relievers with huge upside

It’s easy to get caught up in the Carlos Correa and Seiya Suzuki rumors. After all, we watched our beloved Chicago Cubs dismantle the core last summer and in terms of star power, well, suffice to say it’s lacking right now on the North Side. But there are several other areas the team will need […] Chicago Cubs: 3 cost-effective free agent relievers with huge upside - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
7 hours ago

Let’s set some realistic expectations for new Cubs catcher Yan Gomes

Set to turn 35 next summer, Yan Gomes was a peculiar candidate to get a two-year deal, especially at a $13 million price tag. But the Cubs were hellbent on solidifying the situation behind the dish which, at least right now, still carries a great degree of uncertainty given the questions surrounding Willson Contreras’ future […] Let’s set some realistic expectations for new Cubs catcher Yan Gomes - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 26, 2022

David Ortiz, the Chicago Cubs and a historic day at Wrigley Field

June 10, 2005. This marked the first time ever the Boston Red Sox played a game against the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field. The two teams had not played each other since the 1918 World Series when Babe Ruth shut down the Cubs, leading the Red Sox to a championship. While the Cubs made the corner […] David Ortiz, the Chicago Cubs and a historic day at Wrigley Field - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 26, 2022

Chicago Cubs: 3 decisions from 2021 that went up in smoke

It doesn’t take a genius to know the 2021 season didn’t play out in the fairy tale fashion the Chicago Cubs – or their fans – had hoped for. An early hot start was erased by not one, but two, double-digit losing streaks. So where did it all go wrong? There are plenty of culprits […] Chicago Cubs: 3 decisions from 2021 that went up in smoke - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 26, 2022

Cubs are a surprise finalist for Japanese superstar Seiya Suzuki

A report from a baseball outlet in Japan definitely caught us all off-guard, indicating the Chicago Cubs are among the four finalists vying for the services of superstar outfielder Seiya Suzuki.  Other teams mentioned in the report include the Mariners, Giants and Padres. There have been some reports from Yahoo Japan that the Red Sox are […] Cubs are a surprise finalist for Japanese superstar Seiya Suzuki - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 25, 2022

Cubs: David Ortiz headed to Hall of Fame, Sammy Sosa falls short

While the lockout in baseball continues, the BBWAA soldiered on with the official reveal of the Hall of Fame class of 2022 happening today. Once more, as expected, Chicago Cubs superstar Sammy Sosa fell well short of the 75 percent needed to make it into Cooperstown, marking the end of his 10-year campaign to make […] Cubs: David Ortiz headed to Hall of Fame, Sammy Sosa falls short - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 25, 2022

Cubs: New free agent rankings leave us asking ‘what might have been’

Opening Day this year will feel wildly different than any we’ve experienced in some time as Cubs fans. You’ll see the Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Javier Baez jerseys in the seats – but odds are, all three will be opening the season in their respective new homes. Baez already has a new team, the […] Cubs: New free agent rankings leave us asking ‘what might have been’ - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 25, 2022

Cubs will look for experienced relievers once the lockout ends

There are plenty of directions Jed Hoyer and the Chicago Cubs could go once the lockout ends – regardless of whether that happens in January or June (let’s hope it’s not the latter). But, according to Russell Dorsey of the Chicago Sun-Times, the bullpen will be the team’s area of focus when the offseason resumes. That […] Cubs will look for experienced relievers once the lockout ends - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 25, 2022

Chicago Cubs: Remembering 2008 as the year of Kosuke Fukudome

I graduated high school the same year Kosuke Fukudome made his debut for the Chicago Cubs. Lauded as one of the top free agents that year, Fukudome landed with the Cubs after a battle for his services ensued, which reportedly included the San Diego Padres and crosstown-rival Chicago White Sox. Fukudome is an enigma in […] Chicago Cubs: Remembering 2008 as the year of Kosuke Fukudome - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 24, 2022

Cubs: Latest Freddie Freeman rumors will impact Anthony Rizzo

Whenever the icy lockout between MLB and MLBPA thaws and business, as usual, resumes – things are going to be hot and heavy both on the free agency and trade fronts. While everyone, including Cubs fans, are focused on Carlos Correa, another position player standout, Freddie Freeman, is still without a team and his decision […] Cubs: Latest Freddie Freeman rumors will impact Anthony Rizzo - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 24, 2022

Cubs: Sammy Sosa falls laughably short in mock Hall of Fame vote

The official BBWAA voting results for the 2022 Hall of Fame class will be announced on Tuesday night, but we site experts across FanSided MLB just couldn’t wait. So the 35 of us got together (some sites have more than one expert – we’re aware there’s only 30 teams in the league) and compiled the […] Cubs: Sammy Sosa falls laughably short in mock Hall of Fame vote - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 24, 2022

Chicago Cubs: Don’t forget about Ed Howard among all these prospects

Ed Howard has the potential to be something straight out of a movie. The final first-round pick of the Theo Epstein era, Howard is a hometown hero in every sense of the word. Howard, a member of the famed 2014 Jackie Robinson West Little League team, grew up in the Chicago area and went to […] Chicago Cubs: Don’t forget about Ed Howard among all these prospects - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 23, 2022

Cubs hoping a healthy Brad Wieck can anchor the bullpen

If you don’t remember seeing the imposing figure of Brad Wieck on the mound for the Chicago Cubs last season, you’re not alone. The left-hander underwent a second heart procedure after being diagnosed with an atrial fibrillation last July, ending his 2021 season after all of just 15 games. What he did in those 15 […] Cubs hoping a healthy Brad Wieck can anchor the bullpen - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Jan 23, 2022

Chicago Cubs: Miguel Montero, a home run and an abrupt departure

The catching combination of Welington Castillo and John Baker wasn’t necessarily an area of strength for the 2014 Chicago Cubs. Theo Epstein recognized that fact and brought in two-time All-Star Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks ahead of the 2015 campaign. With the Cubs emerging from their half-decade rebuild under Epstein, Montero immediately provided a […] Chicago Cubs: Miguel Montero, a home run and an abrupt departure - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community