12:49 AM EST, Tue February 25, 2020
Bleed Cubbie Blue 3 hours ago
2020 MLB Draft Prep: Week 2, a mock, and pay hikes

2020 MLB Draft Prep: Week 2, a mock, and pay hikes

Asa Lacy | Sam Craft Some of the guys the Cubs might be looking at had good weeks. This week starts with a mock draft I participated in. I’m not a huge fan of mocks, but I ought to get about doing some. I’m responsible for the Rockies, Cubs, and Indians first round selection. You’re welcomed to assess, and ask questions about unfamiliar names. I imagine I’ll be doing more as June approaches. A bit on the Cubs minor league players ties into any draft prep. If the prospect thinks they’re going to move to a system that’s going to be paying them more than the standard amount of...
Cubbies Crib 4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Victor Caratini is crucial to this team’s depth

Backup catcher Victor Caratini shined in the Chicago Cubs recent spring training game, highlighting how crucial he is to the overall depth of this team The Chicago Cubs spring training is underway, and it’s nice to put away some of the speculation and uncertainties around this team and watch them play baseball. Watching this team […] Chicago Cubs: Victor Caratini is crucial to this team’s depth - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs 16, Mariners 12: Bringing some offense

Cubs 16, Mariners 12: Bringing some offense

Photo by Christian Petersen/ Cubs hitters had some fun off Mariners pitchers Monday afternoon. This was one of those games where you look at the clock after the first inning and realize it’s taken 45 minutes and think, “This is going to be one of those games,” and not really caring because it’s spring training and baseball and one team is simply going to outlast the other. (It did wind up taking three hours and 45 minutes.) In Monday’s case it was the Cubs doing the outlasting in a 16-12 slugfest over the Mariners on the first of what are supposed to be at least a week’s...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 7 hours ago
Yu Darvish is already the spring training MVP

Yu Darvish is already the spring training MVP

Photo by Jamie Squire/ At least when it comes to having a sense of humor. Based on the general response from major leaguers about the ongoing Astros scandal, you might imagine it would be hard for the impacted pitchers to have a sense of humor about the situation. But Yu Darvish is not most pitchers. Darvish, who was with the Los Angeles Dodgers during the 2017 season, is one of the most oft-cited victims of the Astros trash-can banging plot, and while he initially didn’t want to cast blame for his pitching problems on anyone else, now that the Astros have been found guilty, he has...
Cubbies Crib 7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: 50% increase to all Cubs’ minor league salaries starting in 2020

The Chicago Cubs are pushing forward with pay raises for minor league players this upcoming season. This is coming off of a mandatory ruling by the MLB to raise its MiLB salaries by 2021. On February 14th, the Executive Vice President of Baseball Economics and Operations; Morgan Sword confirmed a memo from the commissioner’s office […] Chicago Cubs: 50% increase to all Cubs’ minor league salaries starting in 2020 - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More