CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chicago Cubs: What do you say, let’s leave Wrigley Field alone?

As the 2017 MLB season gets closer, Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field construction crew continues to make progress renovating the more than century-old ballpark. But how much renovating is too much? You’ll notice one big difference on the field next season—no more on-field bullpens. The Chicago Cubs are officially moving them underneath the bleachers. Now, there […] Chicago Cubs...
Via Cubbies Crib
32 minutes ago

STL: David DeJesus, on his time spent with Joe Maddon

David DeJesus joins SportsTalk Live to discuss his own time with Joe Maddon and what makes the skipper so popular among players.
Via CSN Chicago
40 minutes ago

Chicago Cubs’ fans are no longer able to print tickets from home

A lot of news came out of the Cubs Convention this past weekend. One change is how Chicago Cubs fans will receive tickets purchased to 2017 games. It’s sure to upset some fans as well. Chicago Cubs Senior VP of Sales and Marketing Colin Faulkner announced the elimination of print-at-home tickets during a panel session […] Chicago Cubs’ fans are no longer able to print tickets...
Via Cubbies Crib
4 hours ago

Iowa Cubs Team Information

League: Pacific Coast League (American Northern Division) The post Iowa Cubs Team Information appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Want to be a World Series ring bearer for the Cubs?

The Chicago Cubs are a month away from reporting to Mesa, Arizona in the preparation of another possible repeat. Meanwhile, they put together a small contest that will involve fans. Have you ever imagined yourself standing alongside the Chicago Cubs? Walking out from the dugout, standing on that grass within Wrigley Field. Standing there, looking […] Chicago Cubs: Want to be a...
Via Cubbies Crib
8 hours ago

Cubs Quick Hits – 01/18/2017: Best Cubs Baserunners According to the Numbers

When I think of the Cubs’ baserunning prowess, the first image that comes to mind is Kris Bryant scoring on a 200-foot Addison Russell pop-up in Game 7 of the World Series. It comes as no surprise, then, to see that Kris Bryant led the Cubs in BsR last year. BsR, according to FanGraphs, can be defined as the following: Here’s the full leaderboard: Bryant: 7.3 Fowler: 6.2 Baez...
Via Cubs Insider
12 hours ago

Cubs Organizational Breakdown, Pt 7A – Right-Handed Starters Nearing Chicago

Only one pitcher drafted by this front office, Rob Zastryzny, has made it to Chicago in the last five years. The tide is turning, though, and there will be waves of starting pitchers hitting the shores of Chicago by the end of the 2018 season. As many as six right-handed starters could soon be ready to test their mettle in the big leagues. When I look at the Cubs’ right-handed...
Via Cubs Insider
12 hours ago

Jason Heyward Must Seize the Means of Production

[NOTE: Social media videos are hyperlinked, not embedded, for ease of navigation.] There is a smoldering crater where Jason Heyward’s 2016 was supposed to be. Line them up: a series of solid .285-ish TAv seasons, highlighted by moderate power, stolen base totals in the 20s, and league-best fielding gave way to a vast chasm of […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Choosing 2017 Cubs Games To Attend Based On the Promotional Schedule

Did you all see this yet? ⏰ pic.twitter.com/12xq5unXI9 — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 17, 2017 Depending on who you talk to, this might be the best or the worst promotional item ever devised.  And it also gave me some inspiration with respect to the team to the North… While my earlier contention that I wouldn’t be able to afford to go to many Cubs games is true...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

STL: Arrieta, Lester miss Cubs' White House visit

The SportsTalk Live panel talks about Jake Arrieta and Jon Lester missing the Cubs' White House visit on Monday due to personal reasons.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Cubs the latest team to no longer allow you to print tickets at home

Those looking to attend a game in Wrigley Field to watch the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will have one less option to get hands on tickets in 2017. The option to purchase a ticket online and have the ability to immediately print the tickets at home or at the office is no longer available for Cubs games. Instead, fans will have to get their hands on a ticket directly...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester explains absence from Cubs' White House trip: 'Absolutely nothing political'

Jon Lester didn't make any sort of statement by missing Monday's White House trip with his Cubs teammates. But at a polarizing moment in a
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago

Cubs claim Floro off waivers from Rays

The Cubs added another reliever to the mix, claiming right-hander Dylan Floro off waivers from the Rays on Tuesday. With the move, the Cubs' 40-man roster now is at 39.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Cubs 2016 Playoff Retrospective – World Series Edition

Now that the 2017 Cubs Convention has concluded, the last remaining stepping stone towards the day when pitchers and catchers report has been reached, and countdowns to 2017 Spring Training will soon start appearing on your local nightly news stations. But before we turn the page on the Cubs 2016 championship season (just kidding that […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Obama skips over Aroldis Chapman while praising Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ visit to the White House was already a headline-grabber before it even happened. In a surprising move, the team decided to move its visit to Monday and became the last team President Barack Obama will honor in office. Then, Monday’s event happened, and more news was made. While President Obama was pointing out the various members of the Cubs’ World Series...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs: True Hollywood Story

The Cubs Convention has ended, and with the Chicago Cubs having brought back most of their core World Series-winning roster, there wasn’t really much in the way of transactional news.  That meant the Convention was mostly just Cubs fans feeling good about each other, getting the same news we already knew from the offseason regarding Wrigley renovations and other odds and ends...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

The 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention was one that will be remembered for the rest of my life. While the convention is enjoyable every year, this one was something special. For the first time in convention history​​, the Cubs were celebrating a championship. Needless to say, there was very little said this year that was not all about the Cubs winning the World Series. This was the...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta, Cubs still have not discussed long-term contract

Pitcher Jake Arrieta will be eligible to become a free agent at the end of the 2017 season, and he sounds somewhat resigned to the fact that a long-term deal won’t get done before then. Arrieta said Friday that he hasn’t discussed a contract extension with the club, and said time is running out for the two sides to do so. “The timeline is kind of coming to an end as far as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs OF Heyward hard at work on revamped swing

CHICAGO (AP) A year ago, Jason Heyward was one of the main attractions at the Chicago Cubs' winter convention. The outfielder had just agreed to a big free-agent deal, and he was hoping to play a key role in the team's first championship in more than a century. The team got that title, but for Heyward, it was a bumpy road all the way to the very end. Heyward played Gold Glove defense...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Arrieta avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs and ace right-hander Jake Arrieta have agreed to a $15,637,500, one-year deal. The Cubs also announced one-year contracts with right-handed relievers Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm on Friday. They exchanged arbitration numbers with Pedro Strop, with the team offering $4.6 million and the reliever countering at $6 million. But there is optimism about...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren has funny tweet about Curt Schilling’s HOF candidacy

Retired former All-Star pitcher Dan Haren continues to be a 140-character superstar in his post-MLB chapter. Andrew Baggaarly of the Bay Area News Group shared an interesting stat on Friday about the Hall of Fame case for Curt Schilling, whose controversial political opinions that he often posts on Twitter have tarnished his candidacy in the eyes of many voters. Curt Schilling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon laughs at critics of his bullpen management

Joe Maddon sure received a lot of criticism for a guy who led the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908. Maddon’s use of his bullpen and pitching staff was unconventional, but it produced undeniable results. His usage of Aroldis Chapman in particular received a lot of criticism, including some from the pitcher himself. But speaking from his annual Thanksmas...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs agree to 3-year extensions with TV broadcasters

CHICAGO (AP) The World Series champion Chicago Cubs have agreed to three-year contract extensions through 2019 with television play-by-pay announcer Len Kasper and analyst Jim Deshaies. Kasper and Deshaies have been working together the past four seasons. The 45-year-old Kasper was hired in 2005 and is entering his 13th season calling play-by-play on Cubs telecasts. He previous...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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