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Cubs 12, Mariners 1

OSS: The April Cubs are back, and they’ll never lose another game etc etc Three Four up: We all laughed at Chris Coghlan getting the nod at the leadoff spot on the day he was reactivated from the DL, and he rewarded said laughter by leading the team in WPA. This was mostly due to the two run single that got the Cubs scoring started before the game turned into an absolute blowout...
Via Obstructed View
2 hours ago

Jimenez among top prospect performers Friday

Another day, another monstrous offensive performance for Eloy Jimenez. The Cubs' No. 3 prospect was at it again on Friday night as he delivered the first grand slam of his career as well as a pair of doubles in what was his third four-hit game of the season.
Via Cubs.com
3 hours ago

Silly Cubs Play of The Day

There was a rain-delayed game on Friday, which many of you saw, as the Chicago Cubs opened up their interleague series against the visiting Seattle Mariners with a laugher of a victory.  Sprinkled into those 12 runs was a Jason Heyward homer (it totally happened) and some other very timely offense against a Mariners squad that I didn’t think would just lay down and die, but that’s...
Via World Series Dreaming
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

STL: Will Cubs make another trade?

The SportsTalk Live panel discusses whether or not the Cubs should make another trade before the deadline.
Via CSN Chicago
7 hours ago

Heyward breaks out with HR in 3-RBI showing

It's only one game, but Jason Heyward had to feel a sense of relief on Friday when he launched a two-run homer in the third inning of the Cubs' 12-1 romp over the Mariners at Wrigley Field. It was his first home run since June 11, but it possibly felt like his first of the season.
Via Cubs.com
7 hours ago

Coghlan and Zobrist discuss Cubs win over Mariners

Chris Coghlan and Ben Zobrist discuss the Cubs latest win over the Mariners.
Via CSN Chicago
8 hours ago

Maddon on Rizzo and Bryant: 'They do play off another well'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses the friendly competition between Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo.
Via CSN Chicago
8 hours ago

Thunderous bats lead Cubs' rainy win vs. M's

Jon Lester got plenty of offensive support and didn't need Aroldis Chapman's 100-mph help on Friday. Jason Heyward smacked a much-needed two-run homer, David Ross added a solo shot and Anthony Rizzo hit a three-run double to power a 14-hit onslaught and lead the Cubs to a 12-1 Interleague victory over the Mariners at Wrigley Field.
Via Cubs.com
9 hours ago

Chicago Cubs extend win streak with impressive 12-1 win vs Mariners

Heavy rain and thunderstorms invaded the Midwest again, resulting in the Chicago Cubs and Seattle Mariners going through a little bit of a rain delay. But rain wasn’t the only thing that made an appearance in today’s series opener. It was Chicago’s offense. It has been awhile but the Chicago Cubs (62-40) recorded more than […] Chicago Cubs extend win streak with impressive...
Via Cubbies Crib
9 hours ago

Umpire shoves Cubs' Javier Baez after he crosses home plate

Javier Baez did what he was supposed to do. He just didn't do it in the best place. After crossing home plate in the second inning of the Chicago Cubs Friday tilt against the Seattle Mariners, the Chicago Cubs infielder immediately turned to instruct teammate David Ross, in hot pursuit behind him, on whether he needed to slide into the plate.Unfortunately for Baez, he pulled up...
Via FOX Sports
10 hours ago

Cubs activate Coghlan from DL, option La Stella

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs activated outfielder Chris Coghlan from the disabled list Friday and optioned infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa. La Stella, who was hitting .295 in 105 at-bats with a .388 on-base percentage, didn't take the news well, according to Cubs manager Joe Maddon. La Stella had options remaining, which left him vulnerable. The Cubs needed a roster...
Via Associated Press
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Other Compelling Cubs Reliever Acquisition

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last week, you’re aware that the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees linked up on a rather substantial trade that sent Aroldis Chapman, perhaps baseball’s best reliever, to Chicago. The Cubs wanted to solidify their bullpen, and they did it in about the most splashy way possible. You also could’ve been living in a normal, not-rock...
Via Fangraphs
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Series Preview: Cubs vs. Mariners, July 29-31

Seattle is a bustling metropolis that has given the world Frasier, The Presidents of the United State of America (millions of peaches, peaches for me!), and arguably the best season of The Real World. The city’s greatest export, apparently, is pop culture references for people currently in their early, early, early* 30’s. This weekend, though, they send the North Side […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is the bullpen elite now?

In a matter of one week, the Chicago Cubs bullpen went from mediocre to arguably elite. For a team that hardly has any blemishes, the bullpen was the closest thing to one. Not the case any longer. The Cubs picked up three new arms for the pen. Two south paws and a right handed former closer. It started with a trade for south paw reliever Mike Montgomery from the Seattle Mariners...
Via isportsweb.com
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

In The Background, Rizzo Continues to Improve

Consistency can be mundane. Among a plethora of new and exciting things to talk about on the North Side these days, all with their own idiosyncrasies, and all shedding new light on this ever-changing club, consistency often takes a back seat. Anthony Rizzo is the perfect example of that. His elite plate approach, packed with […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Chapman talks after Cubs win

Aroldis Chapman talked with reporters, through translator Miguel Montero, after the 8-1 win against the White Sox.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddon on Chapman: 'It's just entertaining to watch the gun'

Cubs manager Joe Maddon discusses Aroldis Chapman after an 8-1 victory over the White Sox.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Montero on catching Chapman: It's just getting used to him

Cubs catcher Miguel Montero talked about catching new teammate Aroldis Chapman.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Could a Rookie of the Year Sequel be in the Works?

23 years ago, Henry Rowengartner helped the Chicago Cubs to a World Series victory. Now, nearly a quarter-century since “Rookie of the Year” hit the big screen, the film’s star, Thomas Ian Nicholas, disclosed that the movie could be getting a sequel in 2018…just in time for its 25th anniversary. “I went on (Facebook) and said ‘hey, just started filming Rookie of the Year...
Via Hall of Very Good
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 100 Recap: Cubs 8 White Sox 1

The Cubs are in a weird place right now. On one hand, they’re looking much improved after the break and taking series wins against the Rangers, Mets, and Brewers has calmed much of the angst that had so defined the month of July for Cubs fans. But on the other hand, there’s a swirl of […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baez hits 2-run HR, Russell adds slam as Cubs beat Reds 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) Javier Baez hit a tiebreaking two-run homer deep into Wrigley's Field's left bleachers in the seventh, Addison Russell added a grand slam in a five-run eighth and the Chicago Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 on Wednesday night. Jason Hammel (10-5) allowed one run and five hits while striking out seven in seven innings. Hector Rondon pitched a perfect eighth, and Aroldis...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Rick Sutcliffe cuts up tie during Cubs-White Sox game

One of the most comical sports stories we’ve heard in quite some time is Chris Sale getting suspended by the White Sox after desecrating the team’s throwback jerseys because he didn’t want to pitch in them. Sale going crazy with a pair of scissors has led to a number of surreal memes and headlines and even intensified talk that he might be traded. It’s even made Adam LaRoche’s...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ice Bucket Challenge funds ALS research breakthrough

Remember in 2014 when the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took over social media feeds in the sports world and beyond? Everyone from the Chicago Cubs to Steph Curry and Ronda Rousey drenched themselves in an ice-cold bath in order to raise funds and awareness of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.Well, it's actually done some good.One million dollars...
Via FOX Sports
3 days ago

QUIZ: Name every player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season for the Chicago Cubs

In the history of the Chicago Cubs franchise, a player has hit 30 or more home runs 60 times. How many of those players can you name? Clue: Number of home runs/season
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta talks Aroldis Chapman to Cubs

Few seem happier than Jake Arrieta about the Chicago Cubs swinging a trade with the New York Yankees for Aroldis Chapman. Arrieta has had a rough month, too, so he probably needed the good news the most. He just finished the month of July without posting a win, most recently coughing up four earned runs over six innings as his Cubs lost to the Chicago White Sox, 5-4. The loss to...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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