10:14 AM EDT, Fri March 22, 2019
15 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Is it too early to worry about the 2020 bullpen?

We haven’t yet opened the 2019 campaign, but I’m already worrying about the 2020 Chicago Cubs bullpen and the lack of solid options under team control. Remember how concerned we were for years prior to three-fifths of the Chicago Cubs starting rotation (Jake Arrieta, John Lackey and Jason Hammel) hitting free agency after the 2017 season? […] Chicago Cubs: Is it too early to worry about the 2020 bullpen? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

Did the Chicago Cubs miss out in adding a big-name reliever?

Hindsight is always 20/20. The Chicago Cubs didn’t add any significant pieces to the bullpen, instead relying on depth. With the pen struggling in Spring Training, is it too late to get that big name? This winter, it quickly became clear that the Chicago Cubs weren’t going to open the pocketbook up for free agency. […] Did the Chicago Cubs miss out in adding a big-name reliever? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Who could end up being this years’ David Bote?

Last season, the Chicago Cubs found themselves a diamond in the rough when David Bote suddenly burst onto the scene. He went relatively unheard of, seeing as he was never a top prospect, but he made a huge impact anyway. In 2018 David Bote seemingly came out of nowhere when the Chicago Cubs needed him most. […] Chicago Cubs: Who could end up being this years’ David Bote? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 21, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Fans need to calm down with one week till Opening Day

With one week until the Chicago Cubs open the regular season in Texas, fans are still ready to cast themselves into a fiery abyss over every little thing. Apparently, a good many Chicago Cubs fans are unaware that the 162-game regular season is a marathon, rather than a sprint. We’re officially just seven days from […] Chicago Cubs: Fans need to calm down with one week till Opening Day - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2019

Chicago Cubs: You can stop worrying about Yu Darvish now

I know it’s embedded in our bloodstream as Chicago Cubs fans – well, at least it seems as much on social media – but can we calm down about Yu Darvish’s blister? That’s right, I said it. I get the false sense of security considering the Chicago Cubs’ Yu Darvish made multiple minor league rehab starts […] Chicago Cubs: You can stop worrying about Yu Darvish now - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2019

Chicago Cubs boast plenty of under-the-radar storylines entering season

By now, you surely know all about the major storylines surrounding the Chicago Cubs heading into the 2019 regular season. What about the overlooked? How will the Chicago Cubs hold up amidst early injuries and setbacks? Can Yu Darvish redeem himself in the second year of his massive contract? Are Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras […] Chicago Cubs boast plenty of under-the-radar storylines entering season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2019

Chicago Cubs: State of the starting rotation in 2019

The Chicago Cubs may not have a true “ace” or No. 1 starter, but the staff is filled with 2’s and 3’s, and that may be even better throughout the season for a rotation full of veterans. The Chicago Cubs enter this year with the potential to have a strong starting rotation. Now we know […] Chicago Cubs: State of the starting rotation in 2019 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 20, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Can we be optimistic about Brandon Morrow yet?

Brandon Morrow is making progress in his recovery. But is it too early to be optimistic about his return? Brandon Morrow’s tenure with the Chicago Cubs has been, well, a bit of a disappointment so far. And the announcement that he wouldn’t be ready for Opening Day was really the first in a line of […] Chicago Cubs: Can we be optimistic about Brandon Morrow yet? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 19, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Age is a sign of wisdom and experience

For the Chicago Cubs, age is a tale of two stories: Youthfulness and all the young positional players paired with aging veterans and elder pitching staff. This formula of roster construction proved successful in 2016, but will it continue as a trend around the league? Age is a number that references a point of time […] Chicago Cubs: Age is a sign of wisdom and experience - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 19, 2019

Chicago Cubs, Kris Bryant more impacted by Bryce Harper, not Mike Trout

Any future contract talks between Kris Bryant and the Chicago Cubs will, at least at this point, be relatively unaffected by Mike Trout’s record contract extension. Talk about coming out of the blue. Just last week, we were talking about Bryce Harper already planning to recruit Mike Trout to Philadelphia in two years. Now, the […] Chicago Cubs, Kris Bryant more impacted by Bryce Harper, not Mike Trout - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 19, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Rule changes make Home Run Derby more enticing

Expansive rule changes are beginning to sweep across Major League Baseball. One such rule concerns the Home Run Derby, and the mega prize money being given to the winner. Chicago Cubs star Kris Bryant is all for the innovative idea. All-Star weekend has, for countless years, represented an entertaining break from the long haul of the […] Chicago Cubs: Rule changes make Home Run Derby more enticing - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 19, 2019

Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora is earning the everyday CF spot

Since the departure of Dexter Fowler in 2017, the Chicago Cubs have not had an everyday center fielder. That needs to change this season, and Albert Almora needs to be the one to step up to be the starter. Albert Almora has the most potential and is the best equipped to be the Chicago Cubs […] Chicago Cubs’ Albert Almora is earning the everyday CF spot - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 18, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward is the glue that holds it all together

The $184 million man has had nothing but a trying time in his tenure with the Chicago Cubs, but Jason Heyward is the glue that keeps this team together On the heels of a turnaround season in 2015 where we saw the Chicago Cubs make it to the NLCS, the team announced its arrival and […] Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward is the glue that holds it all together - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 18, 2019

Chicago Cubs: Carl Edwards Jr. and his newfound tap dance

Since his debut in 2015, Carl Edwards Jr. has shown flashes of brilliance –and mediocrity. In an attempt to be more consistent, Edwards decided to change the mechanics of his delivery this past winter; will it work? A skinny kid who had the knack for slinging a baseball, Carl Edwards Jr. has often made scouts […] Chicago Cubs: Carl Edwards Jr. and his newfound tap dance - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mar 18, 2019

The Chicago Cubs Heroes of Wrigley presents “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon”

The Dead Ball Era trio became a metaphor for teamwork and precision, becoming the most famous double-play combination of all-time. “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” was a poem published by American columnist Franklin Pierce Adams in the New York Evening Mail during the summer of 1910. As he sat in the stands at the famous Polo Grounds, […] The Chicago Cubs Heroes of Wrigley presents “Baseball’s Sad Lexicon” - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More