8:10 AM EDT, Sat October 19, 2019
Bleed Cubbie Blue 10 mins ago
Cub Tracks and the epoch of incredulity

Cub Tracks and the epoch of incredulity

Photo by Jim Vondruska/NurPhoto via Getting older to get better, the next phase of reckoning, and other bullets Wait, you, until the subsequent season! No Cubs baseball today. We have everything behind us, and nothing before us. There’s little to justify any national boasting. The Cubs were supposed to be on the same page as Houston, you know. And they still might be, but as a footnote, perhaps a cautionary tale, though in truth the full story has yet to be written. I’m trying like hell to be bullish but my general instinct, trained by years and years and year of Cub misadventures,...
Cubbies Crib 14 hours ago

Chicago Cubs won’t be a factor if Stephen Strasburg opts out of his deal

Washington ace Stephen Strasburg seems all but guaranteed to exercise his opt-out after the World Series. How would such a move impact the Chicago Cubs? Personally, I hope that in a couple months, this piece winds up on Freezing Cold Takes. I’d be happy to shoulder that burden and take my public shaming. Because if […] Chicago Cubs won’t be a factor if Stephen Strasburg opts out of his deal - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue 16 hours ago
MLB proposes eliminating 42 affiliated minor league teams

MLB proposes eliminating 42 affiliated minor league teams

South Bend’s Four Winds Field | Melqui Rodriguez/South Bend Cubs Major League Baseball is proposing some major changes in the way Minor League Baseball operates. In separate articles published today in Baseball America and the New York Times, Major League Baseball is proposing a radical restructuring of the minor leagues that would limit major league teams to five minor league affiliates and eliminate 42 affiliated minor league teams. The various minor leagues would also be radically restructured and the Major League draft would be moved back to August. Pay for minor league players...
Cubbies Crib 16 hours ago

Top 3 wackiest but very real recent Chicago Cubs news stories

The Chicago Cubs may be done for this season but that hasn’t stopped the craziest of news about the team, including one about dog urine and scorpions. The Chicago Cubs have mainly been in the news because of their moving on from Joe Maddon, who was recently hired by the Los Angeles Angels. Between who […] Top 3 wackiest but very real recent Chicago Cubs news stories - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubbies Crib 19 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Ranking this year’s most valuable pitchers

Despite how things played out, the Chicago Cubs got some strong performances from key pitchers this year – including one starter you might not think of. The inconsistencies of the Chicago Cubs pitching staff, as a whole, dominated headlines throughout the 2019 season. Jon Lester started to show his age, Cole Hamels looked like a […] Chicago Cubs: Ranking this year’s most valuable pitchers - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More