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CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Emilio Bonifacio edition

One of the most prized players in baseball is one that can be a super utility guy. A guy that can play anywhere on the diamond and allows teams the luxury of carrying extra pitchers. One of the best utility guys in baseball is Emilio Bonifacio of the Chicago Cubs. Emilio Bonifacio Coming into the season the Cubs signed Bonifacio to a one-year $2.5 million contract. He was invited...
Via isportsweb.com
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rizzo promises homer to cancer patient, hits two

Cubs breakout star Anthony Rizzo hit two home runs on Tuesday night against the Padres, giving him an NL-leading 25 bombs for the season. While the home runs helped the Cubbies win 6-nil and bumped them one game closer to being only 15 games under .500, Rizzo’s power display meant more than anyone realized. Rizzo recently met 22-year-old Mike Kasallis, a 22-year-old Cubs fan who...
Via Next Impulse Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein very upset over rival Cardinals receiving extra draft pick

Theo Epstein is none too pleased about the Cardinals receiving an extra pick for the 2015 MLB Amateur Draft in Wednesday's Competitive Balance Lottery.Despite making the postseason 10 times since 2000, the Cardinals were among five other teams that received a bonus pick between the first and second rounds. This has Epstein throwing his proverbial hat and scratching his head as...
Via Bush League Chronicle
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Rizzo Among The Elite?

In Episode 99, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Bryan Curley recap all the fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Today’s topics include: Strategy with players on the DL Whether Dustin Pedroia will ever be good again Real or fake on Anthony Rizzo as a top 5 1B Why this is just the beginning for...
Via Baseball Professor
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Justin Ruggiano edition

Chicago Cubs With the trade deadline being a week away, we may finally get to see some movement among players and teams. Among the players that could possibly be moved, Justin Ruggiano of the Chicago Cubs is a name that has been discussed. According to Bruce Levine of 670 the Score in Chicago, the Kansas City Royals have shown strong interest in Ruggiano. Ruggiano is a 32 year old...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Fans Fooled By Fake Prospect Names

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveMark Faea. Ron Leta. Doug Yelouf. All these prospects have bright futures with the best farm system in baseball history. The only issue? No upside, because they don’t exist. Mark Lindner decided to have some fun with Cubs fans outside of Wrigley Field. Cubs fans are excited for the future. Too excited, perhaps. If the real prospects potential is...
Via Sports Mockery
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs option Mike Olt to Triple-A

The Chicago Cubs optioned third baseman Mike Olt to Triple-A Iowa late Tuesday to make room on the roster for Wednesday night's starter, Tsuyoshi Wada. Olt had been with the Cubs since making the team out of spring training, but he struggled at the plate and struck out 84 times this season, including three Tuesday night against the San Diego Padres before he was demoted. He...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs weigh position changes for Javier Baez and Kris Bryant

With a straight face, Jed Hoyer said it’s important to focus on what’s up here at Wrigley Field right now — a last-place team flirting with a 100-loss pace. But the Cubs general manager did make a larger point about the obsession with Triple-A/Double-A kids. “It’s fun to look at the box scores in Iowa and Tennessee,” Hoyer said before Tuesday’s 6-0 win over the San...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Icky Grump: Jack White at a Cubs game looks exactly like you’d imagine it (pic/vid)

(image via @AndrewCieslak) Jack White, the former White Stripes frontman-turned-solo act-turned-creative force behind like 100 bands, was in attendance at the Chicago Cubs-San Diego Padres game at Wrigley Field on Tuesday. And if someone were to ask you, “If Jack White were to attend a Cubs game, how do you imagine he would look?” Well, […] The post Icky Grump: Jack White at...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fans will praise even nonexistent prospects

The Chicago Cubs are in the midst of a rebuilding period, and as a result, they’ve loaded up their farm system with lots of young and exciting talent. Some Cubs fans are excited about the future…in fact, a little *too* excited, given they’re willing to praise prospects that don’t exists. Matt Lindner of Redeye Chicago found this out when he took to the streets. Moral of...
Via Awful Announcing
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jack White doesn't look happy to be at Cubs game

The Chicago Cubs added an official mascot, Clark the Cub, this offseason. But we’re pretty sure no one has more accurately summed up the Cub fan experience than rocker Jack White, who took in Tuesday night’s game at Wrigley Field the night before his own show in the Windy City. I believe the dictionary definition for this particular look is “bemused.” And I’m fairly...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  1 Comment

VIDEO: Cubs fans excited about FAKE Cubs prospects

Some experts believe the Chicago Cubs now have the best farm system in all of baseball. So I decided to see how much those who bleed Cubbie blue really know about the blue chip prospects who might be headed to Wrigley Field one day. I anagrammed a view names and gave each fake name a faux biography as well. Then I teamed up with the Chicago Tribune’s RedEye edition for a typical...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Yet Another Win For Darwinism; Barney DFA'd

Survival of the fittest and all, and Darwin Barney has just been naturally selected off of the Cubs 40-man roster. So Emilio Bonificaio is activated and Barney gets DFA'd, with Alcantara and Bonifacio both in the starting lineup tonight. Barney will end his Cubs career with over 2000 PA's (holy ****..really?) and a place in the Hall of Cubs Punch Lines. I'm sure a stand...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball America: Chicago Cubs Farm System Could Be Best In History

Posted to Chicago CubsBaseball America is a prestigious outlet for analyzing baseball prospects, they release their pre-season and mid-season rankings every year to update the world on baseball scouting. Based on their most current mid-season Top 50 Rankings, the Chicago Cubs have three players in the Top 10 – Kris Bryant (2nd), Addison Russell (5th) and Javier Baez (7th). These...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview: Jordan Minch, Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jordan Minch during the 2014 MLB Draft, and were able to agree to terms on a contract with him. He is extremely excited about getting started with the team that he grew up rooting for, and he has agreed to do an exclusive interview with us here at SportsGlory.com. We hope that you enjoy the interview! Q. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview Jordan...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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