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Chicago Cubs Notes: Bats look to cool off white-hot Gio Gonzalez

Washington Nationals starter Gio Gonzalez is in the midst of a career year as the Chicago Cubs open a four-game set in D.C. Monday night. Facing the National League East-leading Washington Nationals, the Chicago Cubs‘ Eddie Butler faces a tall task. In most of his starts this year, the right-hander flirted with danger. If he […] Chicago Cubs Notes: Bats look to cool off white...
Via Cubbies Crib
5 minutes ago

Joe Maddon is a Moron…

If you are only reading the headline and haven’t actually clicked to read the rest of the article, you may have missed my not-so-subtle attempt at clickbait.  See, I know all about you guys.  You read our posts on Facebook and respond to tweets here and there.  However, when we post things of substance like these blog posts and the Dreamcast episodes, you’re far less likely...
Via World Series Dreaming
22 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Cubs recall Jeimer Candelario, option Dylan Floro to Triple-A

With injuries piling up on the infield, the Cubs recalled Jeimer Candelario from Triple-A Iowa on Monday. Candelario will be immediately available as the Cubs begin a four-game set with the Washington Nationals, but he isn't slated to start in the opener. The move gives the North Siders needed depth as Addison Russell, who left Sunday's game with shoulder pain, and Ben Zobrist (wrist...
Via CSN Chicago
45 minutes ago

Cubs Related Podcast: Cubs Split Marlins Series, Russell’s Shoulder, Injury Updates

Corey and Brendan recap the Marlins series, highlighting Jake Arrieta, Addison Russell, Ian Happ, Mike Montgomery, and Javy Baez. The two also share updates on the basket of injuries, including Addi’s recent shoulder flare-up for which he was removed in the final game of the Marlins series. Subscribe to the Cubs Related Podcast on iTunes. The post Cubs Related Podcast: Cubs Split...
Via Cubs Insider
1 hour ago

Give Cubs a final All-Star Ballot boost

The Cubs' Kris Bryant, Anthony Rizzo and Jason Heyward need some votes this week in order to start in the 2017 MLB All-Star Game presented by MasterCard, which will be played July 11 in Miami.
Via Cubs.com
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Jeimer Candelario rejoins team; Jason Heyward drops in ASG voting

Rookie Jeimer Candelario will rejoin the Chicago Cubs this week as Addison Russell battles an injury; meanwhile, a new All-Star Game voting update was released. With yet another piece sidelined with an injury, the Chicago Cubs will reportedly bring back prospect Jeimer Candelario for the start of the series against Washington. In a high-stakes showdown […] Chicago Cubs: Jeimer...
Via Cubbies Crib
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: WillCo Leads Off, Rizzo Two, Bryant in Left, Candy at Third as Cubs Try to Swat Nats

Holy jeez, they were right about that one. Joe Maddon’s random lineup generator app really outdid itself this time, with Willson Contreras taking over the leadoff spot tonight in DC. He’s followed by Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, and Ian Happ, though, so at least some semblance of a “normal” order is there. Javy Baez is hitting fifth and playing short as Addison Russell sits...
Via Cubs Insider
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs among suitors for Sonny Gray

It's no secret that one of the biggest weaknesses for the 2017 Chicago Cubs has been pitching. The starting rotation hasn't been very good, outside of Jon Lester and Mike Montgomery, and it hasn't been able to stay healthy either. With the struggles, the Cubs are likely to pursue a starting pitcher before the MLB Trade Deadline. A likely candidate comes in the form of Oakland...
Via ChiCitySports.com
2 hours ago

Cubs down to only one All-Star starter in voting update

The Cubs are down to only one starter in next month's All-Star Game in Miami: reigning MVP Kris Bryant. Jason Heyward lost his grip on the
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Give Cubs trio final AS ballot boost

We're this close, barely two weeks, until the 86th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard in Miami. And a mere days away from learning which of the world's best players will participate in the game, set for July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami.
Via Cubs.com
5 hours ago

If Nationals are playoff preview, what should Cubs do at trade deadline?

The Cubs have a make-or-break series with the Nationals that may help shed light on what the Theo Epstein's front office should do at the trade deadline.
Via CSN Chicago
5 hours ago

The Rundown: Russell Exits with Shoulder Pain, Candelario Recalled, Hendricks Pain-Free

“I’m feeling some discomfort,” Addison Russell said from the visitors’ locker room at Marlins Park Sunday afternoon. “There’s a difference between whenever you’re trying to work through something or you’re working against something. I don’t think that there’s anything wrong with my shoulder, but definitely want to make sure.” So, yeah, that’s…reassuring...
Via Cubs Insider
8 hours ago

Chicago Cubs New: Cubs split in Miami; Lucky to be where they are

The Chicago Cubs dropped the finale of the series to the Marlins, selling for a split in the four-game series. The Cubs continue to stay within a few games of .500 as the All-Star break nears. The Chicago Cubs got a quality start from Mike Montgomery who allowed three runs (all unearned), yet the Cubs failed to […] Chicago Cubs New: Cubs split in Miami; Lucky to be where they...
Via Cubbies Crib
9 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Where’s the clutch factor?

This weekend’s series against the Miami Marlins proved to be a mixed bag. On the one hand, they erupted for 11 runs in the series opener. On the other, they spoiled decent outings from John Lackey and Mike Montgomery with their dormant bats. This kind of inconsistency has unfortunately become the norm for Chicago, but it’s another element entirely that is proving to be far more...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Recent Injury Recap

Along with some recurring offensive woes, the Chicago Cubs have recently experienced an influx of injuries to many of their most valuable players. Some of the injuries are quite concerning, while others are not likely to have much of an impact on the team’s success going forward. However, none of the most recent injuries have fully healed thus far, so these losses have the potential...
Via isportsweb.com
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Russell exits in 4th with shoulder discomfort

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell left Sunday's game in Miami with right shoulder discomfort. Russell has had shoulder problems in the past, and he exited the game after Chicago batted in the fourth inning.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Keeping Track of Cubs Draft Signings

We’re more than a week out from the MLB Draft, where the Chicago Cubs had a solid if unspectacular set of picks to bolster their suddenly very intriguing pitching prospect pool.  There is, of course, the non-waiver trade deadline coming up, but before then, the Cubs have to get as many of their draftees signed as possible. Wes Saver (@Savermetrics) has done us Cubs fans a great...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Guest Post: How the Cubs’ Infielders Measure Up Against Other Teams

Note: This blog post is from the fine folks at “The Planet of Baseball,” which you can find at theplanetofbaseball.com. The Chicago Cubs’ infield is one of the most promising young cores in all of baseball, and it is a large reason that they made history in 2016 with 4 of their infielders making the All-Star team – as starters. Now this isn’t to say that starting in the...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 73 Recap: Marlins 2, Cubs 0

What You Need to Know: Well, it was a stinker. Well, at least it was a quick 2.5-hour contest. It’s better to die a quick, relatively painless death than to suffer for months, isn’t it? The Cubs failed to score against Jose Urena and three fellow Marlins relievers, scattering just six hits. Only one Cubs base […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs option Kyle Schwarber to Triple-A

Kyle Schwarber has been the poster boy of the Chicago Cubs’ postseason runs each of the last two seasons. From mashing home runs all throughout the 2015 postseason (two of them coming against the rival St. Louis Cardinals), to his timely return to the team in last year’s World Series where he posted a .412 batting average after playing just two games in April. He has been right...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs not hitting panic button, but sending Kyle Schwarber to minors makes sense

The Cubs aren’t hitting any panic buttons, but they are sending a young star back to the minor leagues with the intent of getting things back on the right track. Kyle Schwarber was sent back down to Triple-A Iowa by the Cubs on Thursday. Schwarber’s stint in the minors is not expected to be a long one, but sometimes a young player needs to escape the spotlight of the big leagues...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Might Be Beating the Yips

On June 3rd of this year, with the Cardinals leading 2-1 in the fifth inning and Tommy Pham on first with two outs, Jon Lester quickly took his left foot off the Wrigley Field pitching rubber and lobbed a throw over to first baseman Anthony Rizzo. Pham, who had taken an 19-foot lead, was picked off first base to end the inning on a sunny Saturday afternoon in Chicago. While the...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brewers' Arcia makes ridiculous play to secure one-run victory

The Milwaukee Brewers have been one of baseball’s biggest surprises this season, featuring a roster that doesn’t exactly jump at you on paper, but keeps finding ways to win games.On Wednesday night at Miller Park, it appeared the Pittsburgh Pirates were about to tie the game with two outs in the top of the ninth when 22-year-old shortstop Orlando Arcia came out of nowhere to...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Addison Russell’s wife files for divorce

Addison Russell’s wife Melisa has reportedly filed for divorce amid allegations of domestic violence.In a statement provided by her legal team, it was announced that Melisa Russell has begun divorce proceedings with the aim of a “swift, amicable and private” resolution for the couple and their son. The statement also says that Melisa Russell will decline to speak with MLB investigators...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 70 Recap: Cubs 4, Padres 0

What You Need to Know: On June 30, 2015, as a member of the Mariners, Mike Montgomery held the Padres to just one hit over nine innings for his second consecutive complete-game shutout. One trade and World Series Ring later, two weeks shy of the second anniversary of the CGSHO, the lefty zeroed the Padres again […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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