7:33 AM EST, Fri November 22, 2019
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Baseball history unpacked, November 22

Baseball history unpacked, November 22

Photo by Paul Warner/WireImage A’s bounced, Nationals named, Billy the bridesmaid, again, and other stories ... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a lighthearted Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. Today in baseball history: 1883 - New York Gothams owner John B. Day proposes a resolution to prohibit a team from signing a player who has broken the reserve clause of his contract. This...
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Chicago Cubs: Saying goodbye to a superstar in FanSided Mock GM Meetings

Taking part in FanSided’s annual Mock GM Meetings, where editors and contributors alike take control of their respective site’s teams, the Chicago Cubs said goodbye to a superstar and hello to a batch of exciting young prospects. Before we hit the panic button and turn this into a ‘War of the Worlds’ type chaos, I […] Chicago Cubs: Saying goodbye to a superstar in FanSided Mock GM Meetings - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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The Cubs should attempt to acquire catcher Nick Dini

The Cubs should attempt to acquire catcher Nick Dini

Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports The Royals designated him for assignment Wednesday. Sometimes, people wonder where I get my silly trade proposal ideas from. I certainly don't wait for "cited sources". Sometimes, the names sound randomly generated. Normally they have little if any MLB experience. I'm at it again. The Cubs should try to acquire recently-designated catcher Nick Dini. Yeah, I saw your eyes roll. If the Cubs are to add a Royals option, I should be agog over Whit Merrifield. The hiccup with adding a player who is already known, is that the awareness comes with a price, in cash...
Cubbies Crib 14 hours ago

Chicago Cubs, cancer times two and the little things that matter

I’ve been a Chicago Cubs fan for 40 years and have been stricken with cancer not once but twice. Being a fan and this battle have reminded me of what matters. My name is Nicholas Blazek. You know me from all the posts I’ve done over the last seven years in my time as a […] Chicago Cubs, cancer times two and the little things that matter - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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1969 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 6

1969 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 6

Cubs push division lead to 6; profiles of Ernie Banks and Don Nottebart When last we checked in on the 1969 Cubs, they’d had rain shorten an already light week (five games scheduled, four played). They split four games, but that was actually good enough to stretch their division lead to three games, their largest to date. This week, the Cubs finish a homestand with a three-game set against the Padres. Then the Cubs set out on a 12-game road trip starting with three games in Houston. The Padres were an expansion team in 1969 and as you might expect, weren’t very good. Of course, the...