Cubs set World Series Roster

The Cubs have set their World Series roster and Kyle Schwarber is on it. Whether or not that’s a good idea, it’s fantastic news for Schwarber and the Cubs future. I personally don’t mind it. Rob Z. was left off the roster and that’s a good trade off in my opinion. Schwarber won’t get enough plate appearances to know whether or not this was a good or bad idea, but it won’t...
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Chicago Cubs Closer Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman may be an awful human being, but the left-handed pitcher for the Chicago Cubs has been an excellent reliever since he entered Major League Baseball in 2010. His ERA in the 2016 season was 1.55 (ERA+ of 273), which is in line with his past years. As the closer for the Cubs since July 27 of 2016, he was even more dominant, with an ERA of 1.01 (ERA+ of 401) in 26.2 innings...
Via Sons of Sam Horn
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Chicago Cubs: Drafting, trading for high end talent has paid off

The Chicago Cubs are heading to their first World Series since 1945. It’s an exciting time on the North Side. But the Chicago Cubs’ front office have been planning for this. They have drafted high-end talent over the last few years or traded for top prospects with the thought of being in this position. It […] Chicago Cubs: Drafting, trading for high end talent has paid off...
Via Cubbies Crib
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Lester hosted party with Vedder after Cubs clinched pennant

When the Chicago Cubs finally finished guzzling champagne and Budweiser in the clubhouse following their NLCS-clinching win over the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday night, the party was just beginning. The afterparty, which was held at Jon Lester’s house, featured a very special guest. Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of Pearl Jam and a diehard Cubbies fan, put on a private show at...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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The making of a superstar: Kris Bryant believes in Cubs — not goats or curses

Kris Bryant's rise to stardom has coincided with the Cubs' run to the World Series, and in true laid-back Bryant fashion, he ain't afraid of no goat.
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11 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: What does making the World Series mean to the fans?

For years, all Chicago Cubs’ fans wanted was a glimmer of hope, just a sense that things are improving, a light at the end of the tunnel. Then, the 2015 season happened. The Chicago Cubs won 97 games and made an appearance in the NLCS. They were swept by the New York Mets, but, it was […] Chicago Cubs: What does making the World Series mean to the fans? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
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12 hours ago

Chicago Cubs retract face-value World Series tickets for city aldermen

If you want to know how much the World Series and the Chicago Cubs means to the city of Chicago, just ask some of its elected officials. Chicago’s City Ethics board squeezed alderman out of buying World Series tickets from the Chicago Cubs at face-value. Earlier this week, the Ethics Board ruled accepting this offer would […] Chicago Cubs retract face-value World Series tickets...
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14 hours ago

The amazing story behind the Chicago Cubs' No. 11

CHICAGO – Every Cub was soaked, drenched in champagne. But not hitting coach John Mallee.No, Mallee’s uniform was completely dry as he stood in the outfield chatting with family about an hour after the Cubs advanced to the World Series for the first time since 1945 on Saturday night.Mallee had not participated in the wild clubhouse celebration inside the home clubhouse at Wrigley...
Via FOX Sports
15 hours ago

One Last Look at Kyle Schwarber

I scouted Kyle Schwarber on Saturday and wrote my thoughts here. I encourage those who have not yet read that and have instead found themselves here to go back and skim over it for context. This afternoon in Mesa I was able to get a second look at Schwarber and see if any progress was evident. I believe there was and, while I can’t deny the way Schwarber is running the bases is...
Via Fangraphs
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Cubs want to make 'grandpa' Ross proud

It's not as if Chicago's coterie of young players -- Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo -- need any added incentive. But to a man on Monday, they said they'd love to send out David Ross with a World Series title.
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Report: Signs point to Kyle Schwarber making World Series roster

The possibility of Kyle Schwarber making the Chicago Cubs' World Series roster appears to be realistic and not a dream. Schwarber, who suffered two torn ligaments in his knee in April that were supposed to knock him out for the season, was sent to the Arizona Fall League on Saturday. He played in a game on Monday and went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, and run scored. Now FOX's Ken...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Three reasons why the Cubs will win (or lose) the World Series

The previously unthinkable has finally happened: the Chicago Cubs are in the World Series.    One half of the most stubborn curse in all of sports has been alleviated, and now the Cubs are no longer the owner of the National League’s longest standing World Series dry spell (the new owner of this dubious title are the Pittsburgh Pirates, whom have been absent since 1979)....
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Strip club offering free lifetime dances to Cubs if they win

It’s been more than a century since the Chicago Cubs have won the World Series. The changes in our society from that time until now are incredible, but one thing remains true — sex sells. Perhaps this is why a famous Chicago strip club is offering “free dances forever” for Cubs players if they win the 2016 World Series against the Cleveland Indians. “If the Cubs win the...
Via Sportsnaut
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Scouting Kyle Schwarber’s Arizona Fall League Appearance

Hours before hell froze over in Chicago in Saturday, Kyle Schwarber was added to the Mesa Solar Sox taxi squad and immediately cast into action as the team’s designated hitter that night at Sloan Park in Mesa. His presence in the lineup was significant in a way that’s unusual for the Fall League. Most of the participants here are prospects benefiting from extra developmental...
Via Fangraphs
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Potential X-factors for the World Series

With more than 170 championship-less seasons between these two teams, the main storyline for this year’s World Series practically writes itself. Of course, as you’d expect from two pennant-winning clubs, there aren’t many discernible weaknesses—despite the talent having relatively little experience. So, who are the most likely candidates to step up amid the sport’s grandest...
Via The Sports Daily
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David Hein: My World Series Journey From Germany To Chicago (Day 1)

David Hein is an international basketball and sports writer/reporter based in Regensburg, Germany, and a featured columnist with FIBA basketball (among other outlets) and owns/operates heinnews. An Illinois native and die-hard Chicago Cubs fan, David will be chronicling his 7,000 mile journey from Germany to the World Series, one game at a time. Connect with David Hein on Twitter...
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Bryant, Baez and other young Cubs critical in title chase

CHICAGO (AP) Kris Bryant says he gets chills every time the fans at Wrigley Field shower him with ''MVP!'' chants. The 24-year-old just doesn't show it - a common trait among his young teammates. If anything can overwhelm these kid Cubbies, they haven't faced it yet. Bryant was one of five players 24 or younger in the starting lineup for the Cubs during Game 6 of the NL Championship...
Via Associated Press
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Some Indians season ticket holders lost out on World Series tickets for violating resale policy

According to Cleveland’s ABC 5, over a dozen Indians fans will not receive World Series tickets after the Indians determined the fans violated the season ticket resale policy. The Indians have a policy saying that new season ticket holders cannot sell their Progressive Field seats in the postseason, as ABC 5’s Joe Pagonakis explains: The Indians said they make it clear to...
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Top 8 storylines for the 2016 World Series

Given how strange the year has been, it’s fitting that the 2016 World Series will feature the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians. No two teams are currently experiencing longer championship droughts. In fact, no other team is terribly close. With the 2016 World Series fast approaching, what should we be watching? What are the storylines that will determine how the 2016 World...
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WATCH: Kyle Schwarber got his own Cubs NL pennant champagne celebration in Arizona

The Chicago Cubs are going to their first World Series since 1945, and as stunning as that seems (despite the fact that they’ve been the best team in MLB all year), what may be even more unbelievable is some other Cubs news that came out on Saturday. Kyle Schwarber was sent to the Arizona Fall League, and played in a game for the Mesa Solar Sox on Saturday night. Schwarber ...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fan makes sure no one pulls a Steve Bartman

The Chicago Cubs on Saturday night punched their first ticket to the World Series since 1945, and one fan who had field-level seats was not about to risk seeing another Steve Bartman incident. On one pop fly in foul territory, a Cubs fan took it upon himself to make sure no one interfered with the home team. This ball wasn't even THAT close yet this dude straight up REFUSES to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans turn attention to World Series

CHICAGO (AP) Chicago Cubs fans are turning their attention to the World Series for the first time in 71 years. Overjoyed fans streamed out of Wrigley Field and into the streets Saturday night in Chicago after the Cubs beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the NL Championship Series to earn their first trip to the World Series since 1945. ''I never thought I'd see it,'' said...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

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