9:33 AM EDT, Tue September 18, 2018
14 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Justin Wilson and Jesse Chavez have kept pen afloat

If not for the work of Jesse Chavez and Justin Wilson over the last 30 days, the Chicago Cubs may very well find themselves in a different position. Much has been made (yes, even here at Cubbies Crib) about the Chicago Cubs recent bullpen woes. From the overworked Steve Cishek to key injuries to closers […] Chicago Cubs: Justin Wilson and Jesse Chavez have kept pen afloat - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
17 hours ago

Shouldn’t a Cubs fan be the Fan of the Year?

Hey Cubs fans, it’s time to throw our hat in the ring for FanSided’s Sports Fan of the Year and prove who the best fans in football really are. That’s right, FanSided is searching for the most passionate sports fan in the country for our third annual Sports Fan of the Year contest. If you […] Shouldn’t a Cubs fan be the Fan of the Year? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
18 hours ago

Chicago Cubs have a dramatic run-scoring problem lately

Since mid-August, the Chicago Cubs offense has gone missing. It takes more than pitching and defense to win games – a lesson this team will learn soon. Aug. 16 marked the beginning of a strange give-game streak where the Chicago Cubs scored just one run per game. Each individual tally came via a solo home […] Chicago Cubs have a dramatic run-scoring problem lately - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
22 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester is the club ace through and through

The term “ace” is seemingly thrown around a lot these days when talking about starting pitchers. That being said, for the Chicago Cubs, Jon Lester is just that. When the Cubs decided to sign Jon Lester back in the offseason of 2014, they had an idea of the type of pitcher they were getting. Lester […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Lester is the club ace through and through - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Veteran former starters needed in vital bullpen situations

With an injury-riddled back end of the bullpen, the Chicago Cubs are going to have to rely on depth to get it done in close games. This includes guys that do not have a whole lot of experience in these situations. Bad news was confirmed Friday that Pedro Strop will miss the remainder of the […] Chicago Cubs: Veteran former starters needed in vital bullpen situations - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Remembering some of the great Cubs’ broadcasters

The Chicago Cubs have had some notable voices announcing games.  First on radio then on TV, Cubs announcers have brought the game to life with insight and witty banter.  They span generations of Cubs players and fans alike and include four Ford Frick winners, a President to be, and a number of former players. I have […] Chicago Cubs: Remembering some of the great Cubs’ broadcasters - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 16, 2018

Chicago Cubs extend lead in NL Central with win over Cincinnati

Although the offense remained stagnant, starting pitching once again stole the show as the Chicago Cubs won their third-straight contest on Saturday. At a certain point, the bats have to get going. It’s that simple. Asking the pitching staff to carry the load as it has been for much of the last month is unreasonable and, […] Chicago Cubs extend lead in NL Central with win over Cincinnati - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 15, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Some Brandon Morrow is better than no Morrow

When the Chicago Cubs inked Brandon Morrow to a two-year contract last winter, there was no secret it came with some risk. Unfortunately, that risk has come full circle. But there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel for Morrow. So far in 2018, Brandon Morrow has pitched in 35 games […] Chicago Cubs: Some Brandon Morrow is better than no Morrow - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 15, 2018

Chicago Cubs: The Heroes of Wrigley Series presents Ferguson Jenkins

Fergie Jenkins dreamed of becoming a professional hockey player but instead became one of baseball’s premier pitchers during the late 60’s and early 70’s. Canadian born Ferguson “Fergie” Jenkins was a consistent player with remarkable control. He demanded attention while on the mound providing a statement of power, form, relaxation, and repetitiveness, trademarks of Jenkins. […] Chicago Cubs: The Heroes of Wrigley Series presents Ferguson Jenkins - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Will Javy Baez prove to be the team’s MVP in the future?

The Chicago Cubs are very fortunate to have multiple impact players in the prime of their careers all at once. It’s a big reason why they’re eyeing their third-straight division title. Who is going to be “the guy” for the Chicago Cubs moving forward, though? At the beginning of this season, that question wouldn’t have […] Chicago Cubs: Will Javy Baez prove to be the team’s MVP in the future? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2018

Chicago Cubs: What a serious Pedro Strop injury could mean

Chicago Cubs reliever Pedro Strop came up lame running to first base against the Nationals Thursday, causing concern right off the bat. If he is going to miss significant time, that is a very tough blow to the Cubs. The good news, the Chicago Cubs won Thursday. The bad news? Pedro Strop left the game due […] Chicago Cubs: What a serious Pedro Strop injury could mean - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 14, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Three keys to success against the Cincinnati Reds

The Cincinnati Reds have been scorching hot of late, winning all but one against the Dodgers. What can the Chicago Cubs do to cool down their division foes? Much of the remaining schedule for the Chicago Cubs consists of National League Central matchups. This weekend, they welcome the Cincinnati Reds to Wrigley Field for a […] Chicago Cubs: Three keys to success against the Cincinnati Reds - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 13, 2018

Chicago Cubs will stay calm, cool in the eye of the storm this month

The Chicago Cubs ability to stay cool, calm and collected will serve them well as they weather a perfect storm of travel, weariness and injuries this month. “Try not to suck.” “Do simple better.” “Embrace the target.” “Don’t let the pressure exceed the pleasure.” Joe Maddon has long been criticized and questioned for his antics, […] Chicago Cubs will stay calm, cool in the eye of the storm this month - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 13, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez is letting MVP chances slip through his fingers

Since eclipsing the 30-homer, 100-RBI marks on Sept. 3, Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez hit a wall, potentially thwarting his National League MVP chances. When Dexter Fowler manned center field and held the leadoff spot for the Chicago Cubs, a familiar phrase could be heard coming from the bleachers at Wrigley Field. “You go, we […] Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez is letting MVP chances slip through his fingers - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Sep 13, 2018

Chicago Cubs: Daniel Murphy caught in throes of team-wide slump

After getting off to a scorching start atop the Chicago Cubs lineup in August, veteran Daniel Murphy has joined his teammates in struggling with the bat. Immediately after coming over to the Chicago Cubs in a trade with the Washington Nationals, Daniel Murphy appeared to be just what the doctor ordered – a veteran table […] Chicago Cubs: Daniel Murphy caught in throes of team-wide slump - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More