1:51 PM EST, Fri December 06, 2019
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The Cubs should re-sign Pedro Strop

The Cubs should re-sign Pedro Strop

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ Hear me out. Pedro Strop is 34 years old. He’ll turn 35 in June. Does that surprise you? He’s been around a while and perhaps you thought he was older. The Cubs could still use what I think Pedro can give them, and so I think they should re-sign him for 2020, despite his sub-par 2019. From 2013-18, Strop was remarkably consistent in the Cubs bullpen after being acquired in the famous deal that also brought some guy named Jake Arrieta. His highest season ERA as a Cub through 2018: 2.91. His lowest: 2.21. Highest WHIP: 1.177. Lowest WHIP: 0.887. He combined...
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The Cubs are working on a minor-league deal with Brandon Morrow

The Cubs are working on a minor-league deal with Brandon Morrow

Photo by David Banks/ Hey, you never know. Brandon Morrow’s tenure with the Cubs didn’t end the way anyone would have liked. He pitched only half a season with the team, before the 2018 All-Star break. He was dominant then, but injuries have prevented him from throwing a single pitch since. Last month, Morrow hinted he might be willing to sign a minor-league deal with the team. Here’s what his agent, Joel Wolfe, said in a Sun-Times article linked in that BCB story: “I don’t believe Brandon would sign with anyone else until the Cubs decide what they want to do,” Wolfe said....
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Chicago Cubs: What could happen at this year’s Winter Meetings

The front office knows the team is full of holes on the current roster. What can we expect during this year’s GM Winter Meetings for the Chicago Cubs? Theo Epstein and other Chicago Cubs executives are gearing up to head to San Diego for the annual Winter Meetings this weekend. This is typically the time […] Chicago Cubs: What could happen at this year’s Winter Meetings - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
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Cubs sign Dan Winkler to a one-year deal

Cubs sign Dan Winkler to a one-year deal

Photo by John Adams/Icon Sportswire via A new reliever is on board. If you’re looking for big Cubs signings, I don’t have one for you. Not yet, anyway (and probably not at all). But I do have this: Sources: #Cubs in agreement with free-agent reliever Daniel Winkler on one-year deal.— Robert Murray (@ByRobertMurray) December 6, 2019 Dan Winkler is a 29-year-old righthander (turns 30 in February) who had a fairly effective year with the Braves in 2018: 69 games, 3.43 ERA, 1.193 WHIP, 69 strikeouts in 60⅓ innings, a good walk rate (3.0 per nine innings). He was not as...
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Baseball history unpacked, December 6

Baseball history unpacked, December 6

Indoor baseball, the Bell toils for thee, RIP Luis Valbuena, 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*. Beware of rabbit holes. Today in baseball history: 1914 - In a vision of things to come, an indoor baseball game is played in Chicago, IL to raise money for the family of recently deceased Chicago Cubs third baseman Jim Doyle....