CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Watch: Theo Epstein Talks About Being Back at Fenway Park as a Visitor

There are a veritable plethora of different stories to follow as the Cubs visit Fenway Park this weekend. From the two teams with the two oldest and iconic ballparks, to an MVP following in the footsteps of his father, to the return of Theo Epstein, there’s no shortage of headline grabbing topics. Theo returning to Boston, after leading the Cubs to a World Series championship...
Via Cubs Insider
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs Notes: Jake Arrieta takes ball in opener against Red Sox

For the first time since 2014, the Chicago Cubs visit Fenway Park, taking on the reigning AL East champion Boston Red Sox this weekend. Set on one of Major League Baseball’s most historic stages, Fenway Park, the Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox will battle this weekend in a weekend series between some of the […] Chicago Cubs Notes: Jake Arrieta takes ball in opener against Red...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

Theo Epstein has funny response to all the leadership recognition

Theo Epstein has been receiving a lot of recognition this week, but the Chicago Cubs executive is not letting it get to his head. In fact, he’s keeping a great perspective on things.Epstein was ranked No. 1 on Fortune’s list of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” last month. In response, Politico wrote up something on Epstein, saying he could be a great political figure for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Minors: Checking in with talent down on the farm

The Chicago Cubs still have a bevy of talent in the farm system. Several of these young prospects are off to a hot start to open the 2017 campaign. Every fan and front office executive knows the key to a successful franchise is building a solid farm system. Over the last five years, the Chicago […] Chicago Cubs Minors: Checking in with talent down on the farm - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Schwarber at DH as Cubs Look Like Monsters in Boston

It’s been almost *takes hands from keyboard to count on fingers* six months since the Cubs were able to use a DH in a game that mattered, so it’s kinda fun that they’ll do so again tonight in Boston. Kyle Schwarber remains in the leadoff spot, but he’ll be doing so without having to play the field, a skill that was recently brought into question yet again after a play he...
Via Cubs Insider
4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Wrigley Field Hosting Annual Charity Event

Via FOX Sports
9 hours ago

Chicago Cubs News: The next Vogelbach; Is Baez roster spot in jeopardy?

The Chicago Cubs have talent. At times, it seems a little excessive. It victimized Dan Vogelbach, and his successor in the “nowhere to play” in Chicago is Jeimer Candelario. The winds of trade may blow soon, and Candelario could be on his way out. The Chicago Cubs lost a solid hitter in Dan Vogelbach. But […] Chicago Cubs News: The next Vogelbach; Is Baez roster spot in jeopardy...
Via Cubbies Crib
10 hours ago

The Rundown: Bryant Has Chance to Realize Father’s Dreams, Theo-palooza

Standing amid the blue crush that threatened to sweep away anything not nailed down, the baseball lifer appeared on the verge of tears. A few decades, and probably more than a few pounds, removed from his own playing career, the Massachusetts native was looking forward a few weeks after being asked what it would be like to see his son launch one over the Green Monster. Not often...
Via Cubs Insider
10 hours ago

The Continued Evolution of Addison Russell

It’s absurd to think about the idea of Addison Russell being an overlooked element of the Chicago Cubs. But with performances and personas like that of Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and Javier Baez, it ultimately isn’t all that surprising. While three of those four have made their mark with their offense first, Russell […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

CubsTalk Podcast: Top prospect update

In the latest edition of the CubsTalk Podcast, Double-A broadcaster Mick Gillispie joins to provide an update on some of the organization's top prospects and life in the minor leagues.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Inbox: Can the Cubs keep up the fun?

Who is keeping the mood light for the young Cubs? Beat reporter Carrie Muskat answers this and more in the latest Inbox.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Could changes in mechanics bring Kenta Maeda back?

It is a mad world we are living in. The Cubs are last season’s champs. The Toronto Blue Jays have the worst record in baseball. The Miami Marlins are in second place in the NL East with a 10-9 record, and that record is just a half-game worse than the Cleveland Indians, who were last year’s runner-up in the World Series. Down is up, up is down!No division is safe from weird...
Via The Sports Quotient
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs tinker with rotation for series in Boston

With all the off-days in the season's opening month, it's given the Cubs an opportunity to tinker with their rotation. They're shaking things up with the
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Ex-Obama adviser touts Theo Epstein as potential candidate

In the months after leading the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title in 108 years, president of baseball operations Theo Epstein has been deemed both the greatest leader in the world (yes, ahead of the Pope and all the leaders of countries) and one of the world’s 100 most influential people.Epstein had an all-timer of a response to the accolades:In a text to ESPN’s...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant has hilarious explanation for not bat flipping

Kris Bryant has a hilarious explanation for why he doesn’t do bat flips as a player.Player celebrations has become a divisive issue recently, especially with some Latin players such as Yasiel Puig in the league and doing well because it presents a culture clash. Many American players don’t do it because they’re taught it’s a sign of disrespect to pitchers and the game in...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Job Posting: Chicago Cubs Baseball Systems Web Developer

Position: Chicago Cubs Baseball Systems Web Developer Location: Chicago Description: This role will primarily focus on the development and maintenance of the Cubs internal baseball information system, including creating web interfaces and web tools for the user interface; building ETL (exact, transform and load) processes; maintaining back-end databases; and troubleshooting data...
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Russell asks opponents to sign Pokemon cards, causing some interesting reactions

The Chicago Cubs have a lot of interesting personalities, and now they might have their wackiest story yet: Shortstop Addison Russell is getting opposing players to sign his Pokemon cards. According to ESPN, Russell began to get the cards signed in Spring Training, and he now has 25 signatures of stars around the league, who he matches with Pokemon that fit their personalities. Opponents...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jason Heyward’s start bodes well for 2017

Has the stance really made a difference? Is he still too slow getting through the zone? How crucial is the hand position to his success? Will Jason Heyward have a better year at the plate? All of these talking points have been raised since the winter about Jason Heyward, and so far the answer to that final and most important question is a resounding yes. The .297 batting average...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A rollercoaster of a week for the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have come out looking strong so far this 2017 season. They currently hold a .5 game lead in the National League Central division after taking two of three games in a series against the Cincinnati Reds. However, the Cubs have not been without flaws in the first 18 games of the season. Four-game skid This week was a rollercoaster of emotions for the Cubs. They began...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Butler: The Cubs’ Potential Diamond in the Rough

Early February is a dead zone as far as Major League Baseball goes. There may be some activity in free agency or the occasional trade, but for the most part that time of year is when baseball is at its lowest point. Spring training is right around the corner, and MLB fans the world over […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs dominate MLB jersey sales after World Series title

The lovable loser nickname that came to define the Chicago Cubs for over a century can now be completely thrown out the window. Fresh off their first World Series title in 108 years, the Cubs remain top contenders once again in 2017.And it now looks like fans all around the world are taking note. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, four members of the Cubs are in the top-five of...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw blasted the hardest-hit home run of the season

Thursday night was a good night for sports in the city of Milwaukee. The Bucks blew out the Raptors in the NBA Playoffs, and then the Brewers held off the Cardinals for a 7-5 victory to get back above .500 at 9-8.The biggest highlight of the evening with this moonshot by Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the first inning: What a bomb.According to ESPN...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reach out to young fan surprised with tickets to Wrigley

A young Chicago Cubs fan had the thrill of his life when his parents recently gave him with tickets to his first-ever game at Wrigley Field. Little did he know that things were about to get that much better thanks to how a video documenting the surprise caught the eye of his favorite baseball team.Kolt Kyler, 9, has enjoyed a quick rise to Internet fame thanks to a video posted to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur’s Painting Fetches $35K

Remember that painting of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant that teammate Matt Szczur did for charity? Well, the piece of art that immortalized the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year World Series drought sold Wednesday…fetching $35,000 for charity To put everything into perspective…that’s $35,000 more than you have ever thought about spending on a painting, much less one done by...
Via Hall of Very Good
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs seem to imply they think Eric Thames is using PEDs

It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so.Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven home runs for the Brewers, and produced three hits in each of the first two games of...
Via Larry Brown Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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