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Chicago Cubs: Rotation for first four spring games revealed

If you’re hoping to see the Chicago Cubs big guns in the rotation this spring, you’ll have to wait. Because of the playoffs, it won’t be until the second week of the spring when they pitch. So who opens up the Cubs spring on the mound? The Chicago Cubs will save the horses in the […] Chicago Cubs: Rotation for first four spring games revealed - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib...
Via Cubbies Crib
8 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Team reportedly shuts door on future Sammy Sosa reunion

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly set to ‘shut the door’ on any future reunion between the organization and its all-time home run leader, Sammy Sosa. According to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Cubs are moving on from any future reunion with Sosa. This report comes on the heels of a controversial interview […] Chicago Cubs: Team reportedly shuts door on future...
Via Cubbies Crib
10 hours ago

After winter of taking heat, Cubs still have Joe Maddon's back

MESA, Ariz. It only took 21 minutes into spring training or the first press conference on the day pitchers and catchers officially reported
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

The Fifth Element…Of the Cubs Rotation, That Is

With the Cactus League exhibition slate about to start for the Chicago Cubs this Saturday, we got our first glance at how the pitching matchups would look to get the ball rolling… I think the fact that the Cubs have so many guys ready to step in if one of the Big Four pitchers goes down or needs a breather is very encouraging.  We aren’t going to fool ourselves into thinking...
Via World Series Dreaming
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bryant favors traditional intentional-walk rule

In the 10th inning of Game 7 of the World Series, the Cubs had a runner at second and one out, and the Indians opted to intentionally walk Anthony Rizzo to face Ben Zobrist. Zobrist came through with a go-ahead double, and Rizzo eventually scored. What Kris Bryant wanted to know was, what if one of Bryan Shaw's four pitches during that intentional walk had skipped away, allowing...
Via Cubs.com
12 hours ago

Cubs' Russell tears up thinking about 2016 accomplishments

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Addison Russell was laying on his mom's bed in the house he bought the family in Pensacola, Florida, with his signing bonus. His Shih Tzu-poodle mix puppy, Oakley, started licking his face. Tears started flowing. ''That's when all the memories from this past year, from spring training to the middle of the season, then the World Series run,'' the Chicago Cubs...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs host young fans from Chicago hospital

Nine patients from Advocate Children's Hospital in Chicago were treated to a day with the Cubs on Wednesday.
Via Cubs.com
12 hours ago

Cubs reveal rotation for first 4 spring games

The Cubs went 11-19 in Spring Training last year, then forgot about Cactus League play and got off to a red-hot start that ended with the franchise's first World Series championship since 1908. On Saturday, the defending champs open Spring Training with split-squad games.
Via Cubs.com
13 hours ago

Kris Bryant: Major League Baseball could be going down ‘slippery slope’ with rules changes

MESA, Ariz. Kris Bryant has led a charmed baseball life Golden Spikes Award winner, Arizona Fall League MVP, consensus minor league player of
Via CSN Chicago
13 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Brett Anderson could be the determining factor in 2017

If veteran southpaw Brett Anderson can stay healthy, the Chicago Cubs’ starting rotation looks drastically different over the course of a 162-game season. After missing much of the 2016 season, Brett Anderson brings a lot of question marks to the Chicago Cubs this season. He underwent a procedure to repair a bulging disc in his […] Chicago Cubs: Brett Anderson could be the determining...
Via Cubbies Crib
13 hours ago

Maddon sounds off on MLB rule changes

Joe Maddon sounds off on proposed and suggested MLB rule changes and how it will affect his team.
Via CSN Chicago
14 hours ago

Watch: Cubs Guess Whose Names Were Redacted from Tweets

If there’s anything better that seeing Kris Bryant read several tweets about how beautiful he is, it’s seeing every one of the Cubs players guess John Lackey immediately when tweets refer to someone who’s angry. This stuff is hilarious. The post Watch: Cubs Guess Whose Names Were Redacted from Tweets appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
14 hours ago

Finding October – Episode 54: Tales from Cubs Fantasy Camp

http://traffic.libsyn.com/findingoctober/Finding_October_Episode_54.mp3Kurt Larson (host of geek podcasts STAY COOL GEEK and THOSE ARE DADDY’S TOYS) went to Cubs Fantasy Camp. These are his tales. Follow Kurt on Twitter! The post Finding October – Episode 54: Tales from Cubs Fantasy Camp [Explicit] appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
15 hours ago

Watch: Jake Arrieta and Ben Zobrist with Priceless Rendition of The Who’s ‘Baba O’Reilly’

Right when we think we’ve seen it all someone on the Cubs turns around and surprises us. Check out his priceless rendention of The Who’s Baba O’Reilly by Jake Arrieta and Ben Zobrist. Yes, Jake still looks very serious but inside, we’re pretty sure he’s having a blast. The post Watch: Jake Arrieta and Ben Zobrist with Priceless Rendition of The Who’s ‘Baba O’Reilly’...
Via Cubs Insider
18 hours ago

Sosa compares himself to Jesus talking about PED accusations

Once one of the most feared sluggers in MLB, former Chicago Cubs star Sammy Sosa is an outsider these days.He was on the outside looking in when the Cubbies finally won the World Series last year, and his relationship with the franchise remains toxic. No jersey retirement for the man who hit 545 of his 609 career home runs while driving in 1,414 runs during his tenure with Chicago...
Via Sportsnaut
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Schwarber still wants to be a catcher, but the Cubs are understandably hesitant

Kyle Schwarber’s return for the World Series was nothing less than astounding. I wrote about before the series, saying it would be awesome if he played well.  And it was awesome. Schwarber was a stud, slashing .412/.500/.471 en route to a Cubs championship. Of course, that was as a designated or pinch hitter only, as he wasn’t cleared to play in the field. And now, a year after...
Via The Comeback
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs are incredible drafters

I have a funny game that I'd like to play. It's no secret that the Cubs have been tremendously lucky over the past 4 years, drafting-wise (and even Almora is good from 5 drafts ago). What shocked me is just how good the Cubs have been – they could easily have not had an opportunity to take Bryant or Schwarber and ended up with them both. Happ was the 9th pick in the draft his...
Via Obstructed View
20 hours ago

The PECOTA Gap Between the Cubs and Dodgers

On April 10th, the Cubs will play their first real game at Wrigley since the World Series, and they’ll do so against the Dodgers. The rematch of the NLCS should be a well-played series between two evenly-matched teams. This offseason, many comparisons of the two teams have been made, and the consensus seems to be […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seven Cubs storylines going into spring training

The World Series parade seems like yesterday, and not just because it's not that many posts ago at this here blog. Now that the players are back in camp, let's take a look at what to watch over the next few weeks. Did you hear that the Chicago Cubs won the World Series? And they are bringing pretty much everyone back this year? Somehow it still hasn't sunk in. The window is...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago

Cubs' Schwarber not ready to let go of catching dream

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Kyle Schwarber made it known early in camp he was 100 percent healthy and wanted to return to catching, even in a limited role. The Cubs have the 23-year-old slugger projected to play left field, yet he's not quite ready to give up the facemask, chest protector and leg guards. Schwarber understands he's third behind Willson Contreras and Miguel Montero. He also...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon shows off his tricked-out RV

Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon is living large.In an appearance on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel set to air Tuesday, Feb. 21, Maddon showed off the luxury RV he spends time in, which boasts no less than four TVs, one and a half bathrooms, and heated floors. Maddon’s RV is already the stuff of legend. It’s known as the “Cousin Eddie,” and it was the site of his very first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Diamondbacks' Shelby Miller expects strong results with refreshed attitude

SCOTTSDALE, Az. -- It’s too early for regret. Well, at least, for complete regret.Dave Stewart, the Diamondbacks’ former general manager, told MLB Network Radio last week, “I should have stuck to my gut  ... My gut the whole time said I shouldn’t move Dansby Swanson.”Virtually the entire industry agreed with Stew’s gut, but enough about the DBacks’ continuing indigestion...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

Cubs owner Tom Ricketts wants to build on World Series title

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Now that his Chicago Cubs are champions for the first time in 108 years, owner Tom Ricketts is thinking far bigger: He wants to be the best organization globally. A recent trip to Monaco to accept an award for top sports team in the world reminded Ricketts just how many people love the Cubs and are overjoyed to see them end a drought dating to 1908. ''There's...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projected outfield depth chart for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ magical 2016 season ended with their first World Series win in 108 years, ending professional sports’ longest lasting title drought. It also marked the end of talented center fielder Dexter Fowler‘s tenure with Chicago. The loss of their leadoff hitter left the Cub’s with a hole in their lineup, but they seem to have faith that Albert Almora can fill Fowler...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kris Bryant got pranked by Greg Maddux, and it was great

Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant did not suspect that a hippie-looking guy holding a boom stick was actually Hall of Famer Greg Maddux, but that’s who threw batting practice to the NL MVP during a hilarious prank set up by Red Bull.It all went down at the College of Southern Nevada where Bryant was under the impression that he would be doing an interview during batting practice...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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