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Cubs Quick Hits: Cubs RF Depth Ranks 6th Best

We’ll soon see the results of Jason Heyward’s reconstructed swing against better competition, but at least the Cubs have depth in case disaster strikes. Despite Heyward’s offensive concerns, the Cubs’ right field core ranks 6th in FanGraphs’ latest power rankings, behind the Dodgers, Pirates, Marlins, Nationals, and Red Sox. A safety net webbed by Ben Zobrist, Albert Almora...
Via Cubs Insider
46 minutes ago

Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein named World’s Greatest Leader

As if Theo Epstein needs anything else to brag about, the Chicago Cubs’ President of Baseball Operations was named the World’s Greatest Leader by Fortune Magazine. The reason: Chicago united America in a time of its worst division. Tom Verducci, senior baseball writer at Sports Illustrated, penned the Fortune article explaining why the Cubs’ year […] Chicago Cubs: Theo Epstein...
Via Cubbies Crib
1 hour ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: La Stella Batting La Leadoff, Almora and Jay Both in OF

Tommy La Stella will have a few more opportunities in the ongoing battle for the 25th roster spot as he leads off for the Cubs in a World Series rematch against the Indians at Sloan Park. It’s largely a backup squad for the home team, with Albert Almora Jr holding down the two-hole and Miguel Montero (5), Munenori Kawasaki (7), and Jon Jay (9) also in the lineup. John Lackey, the...
Via Cubs Insider
2 hours ago

MLB Fantasy Frolics: Wait on Arrieta; Look for Buxton

You will find nothing in this article stating that “Mike Trout is a great hitter and should be selected in the first round.” Or that “Wade Boggs has retired. so don’t take him.” This isn’t about the obvious. But with many fantasy drafts set for this weekend, owners thirsty for advice need to know who to grab and who to avoid. Not to brag (OK, so to brag), I have won my...
Via The Sports Post
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs News: Anderson named fifth starter; Henderson released

The Chicago Cubs helped to clarify the pitching pitcher on Thursday with a few moves and decisions. Brett Anderson was named to the rotation, while Jim Henderson was released. Several other pitchers were reassigned to Iowa or minor league camp. One of the few big questions for the Chicago Cubs this spring has been answered. […] Chicago Cubs News: Anderson named fifth starter; Henderson...
Via Cubbies Crib
4 hours ago

The Rundown: Bryant Wants to Play in WBC, Cubs Announce Rotation, Help Rizzo Raise Money with Dingers

The lack of participation from some of America’s best players in the World Baseball Classic has been a frequent topic, but the rising popularity of the event could change things on a couple fronts. The most influential factor might be FOMO, aka fear of missing out, as the guys playing meaningless Spring Training games watched their friends and teammates enjoying all the pomp...
Via Cubs Insider
5 hours ago

Cactus Catchup: Schwarber, Cuts, and a Starting Rotation

Putting in Work Kyle Schwarber flashed some versatility at the plate on Wednesday. He led off the game with a bunt single and hit a two-run shot later in the game. While it remains to be seen how often we should expect to see the former from Schwarber throughout the season, it just goes to […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta expects Cubs to have the best rotation in baseball

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. Jake Arrieta is a Cy Young Award winner who won't get the Opening Night assignment. John Lackey is a No. 3 starter
Via CSN Chicago
13 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Former Cub OF David DeJesus named co-host on CSN

CSN Chicago was looking for a new co-host for the Chicago Cubs pregame and postgame shows. Today, CSN announced who will be joining David Kaplan in that role. Since December, CSN Chicago has been looking for a new co-host for their Chicago Cubs pregame and postgame shows. Longtime analyst David Kaplan has been partnered with […] Chicago Cubs: Former Cub OF David DeJesus named co...
Via Cubbies Crib
14 hours ago

Cubs president Theo Epstein, world's greatest leader? 'The pope didn't have as good of a year'

Theo Epstein simply wanted to deflect the credit on being named the "world's greatest leader" by Fortune magazine. But the man in charge of the Cubs is for real.
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

Arrieta talks about Cubs' pitching depth

Jake Arrieta talks about the Cubs' pitching depth.
Via CSN Chicago
16 hours ago

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Candelario among six sent down by Cubs

The Cubs released pitcher Jim Henderson on Thursday, and optioned Jake Buchanan, Alec Mills and Jeimer Candelario to Triple-A Iowa. Williams Perez, Dylan Floro and David Rollins also were assigned to Minor League camp, trimming the number of players in camp to 36.
Via Cubs.com
18 hours ago

Here's what Theo Epstein had to say about being named 'World's Greatest Leader'

Via FOX Sports
19 hours ago

Theo Epstein has great response to being named greatest leader

Fortune magazine named Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein the World’s Greatest Leader in its annual list, and the man himself had a rather incredulous response.Epstein finished ahead of the likes of Pope Francis in landing the honor, but he made it quite clear that he felt extremely undeserving.“Um, I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house,” Epstein told ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Some Cubs Fans Feeling the Cold Shoulder

There she is. The single greatest moment of our sports lives! The Chicago Cubs accomplished the impossible. They actually won the World Series! They needed 108 years to do so, but they have given the fans everything they ever wanted to see. However, that is where the good vibes stop. The cost of a winning franchise unfortunately comes at the expense of the fans who have to pay more...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross memoir, Cubs World Series win being developed as a movie

David Ross is taking his retirement tour and World Series afterglow as far as he can. It’s difficult to blame a guy for taking a victory lap, even if it’s gone longer than even the most diehard fans might tolerate.Monday night, the former catcher made his debut on Dancing with the Stars, with his Quick Step routine scoring a respectable 7 from each of the four judges for a total...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Records: Cubs victory cost Chicago $18.8 million in overtime

CHICAGO (AP) Records show Chicago spent $18.8 million in worker overtime during the Cubs' World Series title run. The Chicago Sun-Times (http://bit.ly/2n1hpv1 ) obtained the records through a public records request. The paperwork shows the city spent the money on public safety, traffic management and street cleanup. The Chicago Cubs won the championship after a 108-year drought...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs fans make the cutest baby announcement using World Series trophies

Here is the cutest thing you will see all day. John Lackinger and his wife Vanessa are hardcore baseball fans. And what better way to announce a new baby into the world than with a World Series trophy? Well, that’s what this Chicago couple did. The duo originally wanted to go with a Disney-themed baby reveal. That was until Lackinger’s father-in-law called saying he had won tickets...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should lead off for the Cubs in 2017?

The Chicago Cubs’ high-powered offense contributed to much of their success in 2016, and much of the third-ranked 808 runs they scored was due to the production of Dexter Fowler at the top of the order. Fowler had been the lead-off man on the North Side since he was acquired in 2015 and for two […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Chicago Cubs be favored to repeat as World Series champions?

The Chicago Cubs came back from a 3-1 World Series deficit to defeat the Cleveland Indians and win their first title since 1908. The team showed a lot of fight and determination in pulling off the dramatic comeback, which a lot of teams would not have been able to muster. But that’s not even the trait that other MLB teams should be worrying about heading into 2017. The scariest...
Via The Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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