8:40 AM EDT, Sun October 17, 2021
14 hours ago

Chicago Cubs will go down in flames again if arms don’t drastically improve

After the Chicago Cubs front office sold off almost the entire offense in July, somehow it wasn’t the bats that were the problem in the second half. That designation falls to the pitching staff. Chicago’s arms were a wildly mixed bag after the deadline – with far more bad than good. Zach Davies, Kyle Hendricks […] Chicago Cubs will go down in flames again if arms don’t drastically improve - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
17 hours ago

Chicago Cubs are the undisputed winners in the Craig Kimbrel trade

At the July trade deadline, one of the biggest moves was when the White Sox acquired likely Hall of Fame-bound closer Craig Kimbrel, from the crosstown rival Chicago Cubs. With the deal, the White Sox had formed what looked like the scariest bullpen in baseball gearing up for an October run. Now, here we are […] Chicago Cubs are the undisputed winners in the Craig Kimbrel trade - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Flies in the ointment, asking ‘where did it all go wrong?’

An exhaustive history of the Chicago Cubs‘ misdeeds would be so long as to fly in the face of reason, so I’m going to take a flyer on that here and instead concern myself with some of the misplays and lowlights of upper management’s history of dropped pop flies, to tell the story of what […] Chicago Cubs: Flies in the ointment, asking ‘where did it all go wrong?’ - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
23 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Carlos Correa interested in the idea of coming to Chicago

During the past week, when the Houston Astros rolled into town to play the White Sox, reporters couldn’t help but ask some very interesting questions to All-Star shortstop, Carlos Correa. Correa, who is an impending free agent, was asked many questions about the city of Chicago and even the Chicago Cubs. In an article written […] Chicago Cubs: Carlos Correa interested in the idea of coming to Chicago - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 15, 2021

Chicago Cubs: Frank Schwindel, Patrick Wisdom make MLB All-Rookie Team

In a mostly forgettable, brutal season for the Chicago Cubs fans, the one bright spot during that brutal final stretch of the season came from their aging rookies. Patrick Wisdom and Frank Schwindel both proved they still had a lot to prove even when approaching 30 and have earned spots on the 2022 team. While […] Chicago Cubs: Frank Schwindel, Patrick Wisdom make MLB All-Rookie Team - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 15, 2021

Chicago Cubs spurn Sammy Sosa as Giants embrace Barry Bonds

Thursday night’s winner-take-all NLDS Game 5 matchup between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the San Francisco Giants certainly lived up to the hype, and the stars were out to see it. While I didn’t see any Chicago Cubs in the stands, one notable person of interest I saw in the crowd was the game’s all-time […] Chicago Cubs spurn Sammy Sosa as Giants embrace Barry Bonds - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 15, 2021

Chicago Cubs hope new GM Carter Hawkins has much-needed answers

After several days of speculation, the Chicago Cubs confirmed the hiring of former Cleveland Indians Assistant GM Carter Hawkins as the 16th general manager in franchise history. Hawkins, 37, will serve under president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer, who, for the first time since his promotion, has a right-hand man. The Cubs are clearly hoping […] Chicago Cubs hope new GM Carter Hawkins has much-needed answers - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 13, 2021

Chicago Cubs missed their chance to build like the Giants

The MLB postseason is heating up and the NL Central has officially been eliminated after the Atlanta Braves took out the Milwaukee Brewers in four games. Milwaukee had the pitching but their offense was always a red flag and it finally came back to bite them in the NLDS. With the teams remaining, the San […] Chicago Cubs missed their chance to build like the Giants - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 13, 2021

Chicago Cubs History: The day I made Ernie Banks scowl

Ernie Banks was my mom’s favorite Chicago Cubs player. She loved that he was so upbeat all the time. And yet, it was because of my mom that I was able to put a scowl on Ernie’s usually ebullient countenance. Back in the days when the Cleveland team still held their spring training in Tucson […] Chicago Cubs History: The day I made Ernie Banks scowl - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 13, 2021

Chicago Cubs: Who are the 5 best second basemen in team history?

The “five best” series continues today with a look at the five best second basemen in Chicago Cubs history. This is a thinner position for the Cubs than catcher or first base; just five players who played at least half their time at second for the Cubs have accumulated 10 WAR or more. The drop-off […] Chicago Cubs: Who are the 5 best second basemen in team history? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 12, 2021

Chicago Cubs: 5 guys on postseason teams who are a perfect fit

We don’t have the luxury and beauty of Chicago Cubs playoff baseball this year, and while it might be a necessary evil to push the button on a bit of a restart, it doesn’t have to last. To that end, there are players who are or were on the rosters of postseason teams who have […] Chicago Cubs: 5 guys on postseason teams who are a perfect fit - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 12, 2021

Chicago Cubs Minors: Dominican Summer League has impressive talent

The Dominican Summer League is often forgotten in the crux of both the Major and Minor League seasons. Talent at this level is so young that prospects in the organization aren’t fully considered in keeping with the measurement of prospect rankings. However, the Chicago Cubs take their ranks in the DSL seriously to award their […] Chicago Cubs Minors: Dominican Summer League has impressive talent - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 12, 2021

Chicago Cubs: 3 areas the front office must improve this winter

With the offseason officially upon us, attention can now turn to what the Chicago Cubs front office looks to do this winter to improve the team. There have been a number of interesting topics to discuss regarding Jed Hoyer and his plans for free agency this year, but generally most are left up to speculation […] Chicago Cubs: 3 areas the front office must improve this winter - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 11, 2021

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher says the Houston Astros are still cheating

It wouldn’t be October without someone leveling cheating accusations at the Houston Astros, who are just one game from eliminating the White Sox from postseason play. This time, it’s former Chicago Cubs reliever Ryan Tepera making the claims after the Sox staved off elimination with a big Game 3 win at home on Sunday. “They’ve […] Former Chicago Cubs pitcher says the Houston Astros are still cheating - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Oct 11, 2021

Chicago Cubs History: Matt Murton finds overseas success

Ten years ago today, former Chicago Cubs outfielder Matt Murton etched his name into the Nippon Pro Baseball record books, tying Isao Harimoto and Yutaka Fukumoto for the fourth-longest hit streak in the league’s history, tallying a knock in his 30th consecutive contest. Looking back at his time on the North Side, Murton arrived in the […] Chicago Cubs History: Matt Murton finds overseas success - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community