CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chicago Cubs: Organization doesn’t owe Sammy Sosa anything

Recent news has people wondering whether or not the Chicago Cubs should finally begin to embrace former outfielder Sammy Sosa. On Tuesday, blogger Chuck Wasserstrom posted an interview with former Chicago Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa.  In the interview, Sosa compared himself to Jesus Christ and explained that he would not be doing anything on his end to […] Chicago Cubs: Organization...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

Cubs: Could Ian Happ or Eloy Jimenez be this year's Gleyber Torres at trade deadline?

With a wealth of position-player talent at the big league level, could some of the Cubs' top prospects again be dealt at the trade deadline?
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Tale of the fantasy tape: Cubs vs. Cardinals

Before the Cubs and the Cardinals write the next chapter in their storied rivalry, we can get a head start on assessing them by comparing the fantasy value of their key players for the upcoming campaign.
Via Cubs.com
2 hours ago

Russell's power breakout has already begun

Can Addison Russell take that next step forward to become a true superstar? The glove is already there, but we haven't seen that one big hitting season yet. Small changes he made as 2016 may point to '17 being his true coming-out party.
Via Cubs.com
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber poised to be leadoff man in 2017

When the Chicago Cubs lost Dexter Fowler in the offseason, the team was left searching for a leadoff hitter. Now, two weeks into Spring Training, the Cubs have their man. Throughout the offseason, many began speculating who the Chicago Cubs would deploy as their leadoff hitter. For the past two seasons, the Cubs were set at that […] Chicago Cubs: Kyle Schwarber poised to be leadoff...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: proposed rule changes could begin to ruin the sport

If you recall fondly of 2016, one of the many great talents of the Chicago Cubs was their patience. From top to bottom in the lineup, Cubs hitters forced opposing pitchers to exhaust themselves. In many cases, teams were forced to use their bullpen early causing havoc on their gameplans. For those of you who […] Chicago Cubs: proposed rule changes could begin to ruin the sport...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Maddon on Schwarber being 'frontrunner' to batting leadoff

Joe Maddon on Kyle Schwarber being the frontrunner to batting leadoff for the Cubs in the upcoming season.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Almora, Jay take their friendship to center for the Cubs

MESA, Ariz. (AP) Jon Jay and Albert Almora Jr. are Miami guys, born and raised. Jay played his college ball for Miami, and Almora committed to the Hurricanes before he signed with the Chicago Cubs out of high school. Magic City, right in the middle of Wrigley Field. The Cubs are hoping Jay and Almora can fill their hole in center field after Dexter Fowler became a free agent...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Why Joe Maddon sees Kyle Schwarber as the leadoff guy in Cubs lineup

MESA, Ariz. The analytical and emotional sides of the brain the Big Data influence and obvious intimidation factor are leading Joe Maddon to this conclusion: Kyle Schwarber should be the leadoff guy for a thumping Cubs lineup. "Schwarber is the frontrunner," Maddon said Thursday at the Sloan Park complex. "You could always consider (Ben) Zobrist if you wanted to. You could talk...
Via CSN Chicago
5 hours ago

Watch: Cubs First Base Coach Brandon Hyde ‘Mic’d Up’ at Spring Training, Base Running and Hitting Drills

Sure, I spend a lot of time over at Sloan Park trying to get good photos and videos to share with you all. But it’s rare when I, or anyone for that matter, can get close enough to actually hear what’s being said between the players and coaches. That was, until now. Check out this video posted by the Chicago Cubs Twitter account showing Cubs first base coach Brandon Hyde as he...
Via Cubs Insider
7 hours ago

The Rundown: Cubs to Start Same Player in Both Split-Squad Games (Sort of), Bryant Weighs in on Rule Changes

Moving sucks, and I’m not just talking about prepping your house for the market. We were waiting on this site to migrate to a new host, which meant that I couldn’t do any writing last night. Well, I could have, but it might have ended up stranded on the side of the Information Superhighway at Tommy La Stella. Oh, I’m also hopped up on cold medicine. Between lack of sleep and...
Via Cubs Insider
11 hours ago

Kris Bryant’s Latest Adjustment

It goes without saying at this point that Kris Bryant’s sophomore campaign was a remarkable one, and in several different respects. He built on a historic rookie season by not only improving his first-year statistics, but blowing away his output in almost every single regard despite notching only 49 more plate appearances than the previous […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
3 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
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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