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Chicago Cubs extend Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod through 2021

Wednesday afternoon, the Chicago Cubs announced the re-signing of team President Theo Epstein. Just two days later, the organization locked up two more integral executives, resigning Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod through 2021. The rich keep on getting richer in terms of the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs announced the signing of two key front office executives […] Chicago Cubs extend Jed...
Via Cubbies Crib
22 minutes ago

Live on CSN: Cubs battle Reds in final series of the year

The Cubs open up their final series of the regular season tonight on CSN. Will they score a win against the Reds?
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: What has Elevated Addison Russell?

What has elevated the Chicago Cubs’ Addison Russell to the clutch hitter he’s become in 2016? Earlier this season, we here at Cubbies Crib published a piece on what has elevated Kris Bryant to the next level in 2016. Bryant has taken the step towards MVP level, and it looks like he’s got the award […] Chicago Cubs: What has Elevated Addison Russell? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs: Maddon stresses rest in last weekend of regular season

With three meaningless games left in the 2016 campaign, Chicago Cubs (101-57) manager Joe Maddon expressed that he’s going to continue his liberal rest and substitution patterns. After Wednesday’s 8-4 loss to Pittsburgh, veterans Jake Arrieta and Miguel Montero voiced their displeasure with Maddon’s decisions. Montero was pulled in the fifth inning for Willson Contreras, […...
Via Cubbies Crib
2 hours ago

Cubs GM, scouting director get 5 more years

CINCINNATI (AP) Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer and scouting and player development director Jason McLeod agreed to contract extensions through the 2021 season Friday, mirroring president of baseball operations Theo Epstein's deal two days earlier. The team announced the deals before its game against the Reds. Hoyer and McLeod joined the franchise on Nov. 1, 2011, and...
Via Associated Press
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Playoff Tickets are Crazy Expensive, Here’s How to Get Them for (a Little) Less

If current trends hold, and there’s no reason to believe they won’t, the Cubs will host the three most expensive division round games in MLB history. Last year’s NLDS Game 3 against the Cardinals is the current record-holder, with an average ticket price of $637.15. This year’s Game 1 average of $826.20 is already blowing that away, with Game 2 running a full Benjamin higher...
Via Cubs Insider
7 hours ago

Cubs World Series tickets start at eye-popping price

Want to see the Chicago Cubs play in the World Series? Get ready to cough up $2,000. Oh, and get ready to stand the whole game. ESPN’s Wayne Drehs broke some alarming news about hypothetical Cubs tickets: For the optimistic Cubs fan (does that exist?) World Series tickets on StubHub start at $2,000. For standing room only. Wow. — Wayne Drehs (@espnWD) September 29, 2016 Unreal...
Via The Sports Daily
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Award-Winning Season for Cubs Prospect Eloy Jimenez

Chicago Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez may need a larger trophy case and a thicker scrapbook before his professional baseball career is over. This summer the Cubs named the 19-year-old outfielder the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. The Midwest League (Low Class A) named him Most Valuable Player. He starred in the Futures Game in San Diego on July 10th, with two hits...
Via Legends On Deck
9 hours ago

Quantifying Hope: Grousing About First-World Problems, an Improbable Tie, Takeaways from Hammel’s Scratched Start

There was a little drama in the Altman household recently when my son found himself unable to access Netflix on his Fire tablet because his account had been logged out. My wife had set the password several months ago and I couldn’t remember the email or the specific character set she’d used, which meant no Pokemon before school. I’m sure there’ll be some eye rolls from some...
Via Cubs Insider
9 hours ago

adidas Kris Bryant “celebration pack” cleats to release

Remember those awesome adidas baseball cleats the company made for Chicago Cubs' slugger Kris Bryant? Well now you have the chance to purchase the entire pack. adidas Baseball revealed the new "Celebration Pack" of cleats that celebrate the teams advancing to the 2016 MLB Playoffs. That includes Bryant and the Cubs, who wrapped up the NL Central and home field advantage in the...
Via ChiCitySports.com
11 hours ago

Series Preview: Cubs vs. Reds, September 30-October 2

If a Series Preview is written for a 100-win team on the last weekend of the regular season and everybody is looking towards the postseason, does it really exist? After all, the division has been clinched. The league’s best record is all sewn up. The season’s closing weekend is a final victory lap for what […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Game 159 Recap: Cubs 1 Pirates 1…A Tie?!?

A day after Jake Arrieta and Miguel Montero expressed some displeasure for the Spring Training type vibe in Pittsburgh, Joe Maddon decided to trot out the Spring Training split squad B team lineup anyway. Not only did the Cubs go with a bullpen day on the mound, starting with Rob Zastryzny, they also emptied the bench […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs-Pirates game suspended, ends in tie

The Pirates' game against the Cubs on Thursday night at PNC Park was suspended and declared a 1-1 tie after being delayed by rain with one out in the top of the sixth inning.
Via Cubs.com
22 hours ago

Cubs fan gets World Series champs tattoo because of course he did

The Chicago Cubs enter the MLB postseason as the prohibitive favorites to win the World Series, but that doesn’t make a fan’s decision to tempt fate and awake curses by getting a tattoo prematurely touting the team as 2016 world champions necessarily the smartest thing. A guy named Noel based in Des Moines, Iowa, was the lucky “winner” of a contest held by 1460 KXNO where...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs sign Theo Epstein to five-year extension

Since former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein joined the Chicago Cubs as their president of baseball operations back in 2011, the organization has enjoyed a vast amount of success. Now, heading into a postseason where they are seen as favorites to win the World Series, the Cubs have rewarded Epstein for his hard work. #Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts announces the team...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reward Epstein for turnaround with 5-year extension

CHICAGO (AP) That Chicago Cubs have agreed to a five-year contract extension with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, rewarding him for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise eyeing its first championship since 1908. The agreement announced Wednesday crosses a big item off the Cubs' to-do list, considering he had an expiring contract. The extension comes with...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 12 Days of Cubs: The team's growth

As part of our 12 Days of Cubs, we take a look at how this World Series contender has met and even exceeded expectations.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 12 Days of Cubs: Social Media

12 Days of Cubs: Social Media
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Beer Money With Anthony Rizzo and David Ross Trailer

Check out a special Beer Money episode featuring Anthony Rizzo and David Ross on Saturday, October 1st after Cubs Postgame Live on Comcast SportsNet Chicago
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler, Near Close of Second Chicago Season, Remains Irreplaceable

You go, we go. That’s the phrase Cubs manager Joe Maddon famously applies to his leadoff hitter, center fielder Dexter Fowler. It means that when Fowler is going well, the Cubs are usually going well too. Of course, it’s very simplistic to whittle something as complex as a 25-man baseball team down to the success of one […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross helps Cubs edge Cardinals 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) David Ross homered and teamed with Jon Lester for another scoreless performance, and the Chicago Cubs hurt St. Louis' wild-card chances with 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night. Ben Zobrist had three hits and scored two runs as Chicago finished with a major league-best 57-24 home record. It's the most home wins for the Cubs since they went 58-19 at the West...
Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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