5:31 PM EST, Wed January 16, 2019
30 mins ago

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Manny Machado offered seven years, $175 million?

In this slow offseason, Chicago Cubs rumors are scarce. Meanwhile, Manny Machado and Bryce Harper seem to pop up daily. Here’s the latest. Although a number of free agents have already signed and many trades have been made, the focus of the MLB offseason remains on marquee free agents Bryce Harper and Manny Machado. That means […] Chicago Cubs Rumors: Manny Machado offered seven years, $175 million? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish arrives to Spring Training early

There haven’t been many good things to say about Yu Darvish since signing with the Chicago Cubs but he’s giving fans some optimism heading into 2019. Earlier this week marked the latest ‘positive’ Yu Darvish moment when he posted on his Instagram Story a video of himself at the Chicago Cubs Spring Training facility in […] Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish arrives to Spring Training early - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Cody Allen could be a buy-low bullpen option

With a glaring need in the pen, the Chicago Cubs could be pigeon-holed into the likes of reclamation projects, such as free agent Cody Allen, this winter. It’s not time to blindly accept the Chicago Cubs won’t make any significant addition this winter – not yet. But, with the clock ticking and less than a month […] Chicago Cubs: Cody Allen could be a buy-low bullpen option - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
21 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Game of Thrones and the Cubs’ Long Winter (Part 3)

We conclude our Game of Thrones-Chicago Cubs character and player pairings in a big way, beginning with the team’s fiery and gritty ace Jon Lester. In this wrap-up of the three part series, we look once more at our two favorite interests and their most compelling characters. Those, of course, being the Chicago Cubs and […] Chicago Cubs: Game of Thrones and the Cubs’ Long Winter (Part 3) - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 15, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Will fans make the best of things at Cubs Convention?

This weekend, the Chicago Cubs will hold the 34th Annual Cubs Convention at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. What can we expect at the three-day event? The Chicago Cubs will host the 34th annual Cubs Convention this weekend at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. This one may seem a little different than normal, but I have no […] Chicago Cubs: Will fans make the best of things at Cubs Convention? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 15, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Is a new coaching staff the team’s biggest acquisition?

The Chicago Cubs have been remarkably quiet for a team in the middle of a contention window. But their coaching staff changes could pay huge dividends. Things have changed quite a bit in the last half-decade. The Chicago Cubs have become a perennial contender, winning 90+ games in each of the last four seasons. That’s […] Chicago Cubs: Is a new coaching staff the team’s biggest acquisition? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 15, 2019

Chicago Cubs are failing in one key regard of roster management

This part of the Chicago Cubs overhaul was supposed to be about not only developing young players but also inking them to long-term extensions. Last Friday marked the deadline for teams and arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures. Players are arbitration eligible for their fourth, fifth and sixth years of Major League service or if […] Chicago Cubs are failing in one key regard of roster management - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2019

Chicago Cubs: The 1906 squad remains one of the best

A year before winning the first of back-to-back World Series championships, the Chicago Cubs put baseball on notice, winning 116 games in the 1906 campaign. All or most, Chicago Cubs fans know the clammy distaste a World Series drought can leave in one’s mouth. For the Cubs, in particular, that distaste became especially bad, if […] Chicago Cubs: The 1906 squad remains one of the best - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2019

Chicago Cubs: new sports broadcast network a political pawn?

Editor’s Note: Any opinions in this article belong to the author and do not necessarily belong to the FanSided Network, Cubbies Crib or any other members of the staff.  The Chicago Cubs organization is not officially linked with one political party or another. But recent moves by ownership makes me wonder if that’s changing. It’s […] Chicago Cubs: new sports broadcast network a political pawn? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Manny Machado could reinvigorate the Crosstown Classic

If the Chicago White Sox manage to add Manny Machado this offseason, the Crosstown Classic and the rivalry with the Chicago Cubs would mean more. Gone are the days of the true Crosstown Classic. A series that used to bring so much energy, excitement and the best (and worst) out of the Chicago Cubs, Chicago […] Chicago Cubs: Manny Machado could reinvigorate the Crosstown Classic - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 14, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Philadelphia Phillies now the favorite to sign Bryce Harper?

The pipe dream of many Chicago Cubs fans may be drawing to a close after Bryce Harper met with the Philadelphia Phillies for five hours over the weekend. Like it or not, the Chicago Cubs and their long-shot romance with free agent outfielder Bryce Harper may finally be nearing its end. For years, fans have […] Chicago Cubs: Philadelphia Phillies now the favorite to sign Bryce Harper? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 12, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Breaking down the best and worst decades since 1900

The Chicago Cubs have had some decades of success, decades of failure and decades of mediocrity. How does each one stack up against each other? One of the oldest franchises in North American sports has seen plenty of different levels of success. Sure the Chicago Cubs had a century-long championship drought, but even some decades […] Chicago Cubs: Breaking down the best and worst decades since 1900 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 12, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Agreements reached with all arbitration eligible players

The Chicago Cubs have reached agreements with all seven arbitration-eligible players.  With this huge piece of business out of the way, what lies ahead? Friday was the final day for teams and players to exchange salary numbers.  After Friday it would have been off to arbitration hearings starting on February 1.  This has happened only […] Chicago Cubs: Agreements reached with all arbitration eligible players - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 11, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Looking back at a woeful, but improving 2013 team

Last week, we took a look at the 2012 Chicago Cubs (an unmitigated disaster). Now, we’ll focus on the 2013 club – which showed signs of improvement. The 2012 campaign saw the Chicago Cubs lose 101 games. In 2013 they improved on that a little, losing only 96, but the talent level and play on […] Chicago Cubs: Looking back at a woeful, but improving 2013 team - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Jan 11, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Martin Maldonado should be a target

In looking for cheaper depth, the Chicago Cubs could still use a veteran catcher behind Willson Contreras. Martin Maldonado might be the best option available. The value of the backup catchers has been stated many, many times and does not need further explaining. We have seen how they contribute to the team both on the […] Chicago Cubs: Martin Maldonado should be a target - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More