STL: Should the Cubs help Sammy Sosa get into the HOF?

The SportsTalk Live panel debates whether the Cubs should help Sammy Sosa get into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

In The Loop: Joe plays Beer Money at the Cubs Convention

Cubs fan Joe plays a round of Beer Money at the Cubs Convention.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Joe Maddon’s messaging to Cubs before the 2017 campaign

As the Cubs gear up ro report to spring training in less than a month, manager Joe Maddon wants his players to stay out of their comfort zone.
Via CSN Chicago
4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: How will the centerfield situation shake out?

Following the departure of their leadoff man and a fan favorite, the Chicago Cubs approach 2017 with questions in centerfield. Luckily, they’ll feature a number of ways in which they can answer those exact questions. Former Chicago Cubs outfielder, Dexter Fowler‘s exit in free agency left a pretty tremendous void at the top of the […] Chicago Cubs: How will the centerfield...
Via Cubbies Crib
6 hours ago

Fans will be able to stream live games in '17

Cubs fans with CSN Chicago subscriptions will be able to watch games live via and the NBC Sports app beginning with the 2017 season.
7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Looking back on some of Theo Epstein’s best trades

Chicago Cubs’ President Theo Epstein has kept his promise by turning this organization into a World Series club. Dating back to his first days with the North Siders, he has made some solid moves. Right now, we’re not going to discuss the free agent signings that Epstein has done as a member of the Chicago […] Chicago Cubs: Looking back on some of Theo Epstein’s best trades...
Via Cubbies Crib
12 hours ago

Rejoice, CSN Chicago Will Stream Cubs Games In-Market in 2017

Kiss those blackouts goodbye! What was tentatively announced during the business operations panel at Cubs Convention has now become a full-on reality. Crain’s Danny Ecker reports that NBCUniversal has reached an agreement with MLB to allow live streaming of Cubs (and White Sox) games to in-network subscribers this season. This is a huge step in the right direction and should help...
Via Cubs Insider
12 hours ago

Top 23 Prospects: Chicago Cubs

Below is an analysis of the prospects in the Chicago Cubs farm system. Scouting reports are compiled with information provided by industry sources as well as from my own observations. The KATOH statistical projections, probable-outcome graphs, and (further down) Mahalanobis comps have been provided by Chris Mitchell. For more information on thes 20-80 scouting scale by which all...
Via Fangraphs
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Routine essential to Cubs prospect Candelario

Jeimer Candelario's promotion to the big leagues last July only lasted a few days, but it was enough to give the Cubs prospect a taste of what it's like, and show him what he needs to do.
13 hours ago

Chicago Cubs News: Is the ‘charm’ being taken away from Wrigley Field?

It’s one of the oldest and well-known ballparks–and the home of the World Series Champion Chicago Cubs. But have all of the renovations and changes to the historic ballpark taken away from its charm? For Chicago Cubs‘ fans, it took some getting used to. The two new jumbotrons had many people thinking that Wrigley Field […] Chicago Cubs News: Is the ‘charm’ being taken...
Via Cubbies Crib
14 hours ago

Cubs Quick Hits – 01/19/2017: Matching His Expected Strikeout Rate Could Have Helped Kyle Hendricks

Mike Podhorzer, who is an expected-stat wizard at FanGraphs, recently updated his most successful statistic: expected strikeout percentage (xK%). This metric uses the most important aspects of a pitcher’s game: strike rate, swinging-strike rate, looking-strike rate, and foul-strike rate to determine how often they should be striking hitters out. In his research, Podhorzer found...
Via Cubs Insider
14 hours ago

Pictures: Inside the Chicago Cubs’ Trip to the White House

Juan Hinojosa was one of those fortunate enough to attend the Chicago Cubs’ recent celebratory trip to the White House. Juan, a lifelong Cubs fan, took some amazing photos of the event. Here’s just a selection (click the pictures to enlarge): Before the ceremony started, second basemen Ben Zobrist shared a laugh with Jimmy Buffet: Manager Joe Maddon and catcher David Ross arrive...
Via Off The Bench
15 hours ago

Do the Cubs Have Any Viable Extension Candidates?

On Monday, news broke that the Royals had signed Danny Duffy, 28, to a five-year extension worth $65 million dollars. Coming off by far the best year of his career (Duffy put up 3.8 WARP and a cFIP of 91), the Royals locked him up to what seems to be a fairly team-friendly deal. Duffy—who […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Cubs Team Information

League: Pacific Coast League (American Northern Division) The post Iowa Cubs Team Information appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Jason Heyward Must Seize the Means of Production

[NOTE: Social media videos are hyperlinked, not embedded, for ease of navigation.] There is a smoldering crater where Jason Heyward’s 2016 was supposed to be. Line them up: a series of solid .285-ish TAv seasons, highlighted by moderate power, stolen base totals in the 20s, and league-best fielding gave way to a vast chasm of […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Choosing 2017 Cubs Games To Attend Based On the Promotional Schedule

Did you all see this yet? ⏰ — Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) January 17, 2017 Depending on who you talk to, this might be the best or the worst promotional item ever devised.  And it also gave me some inspiration with respect to the team to the North… While my earlier contention that I wouldn’t be able to afford to go to many Cubs games is true...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs the latest team to no longer allow you to print tickets at home

Those looking to attend a game in Wrigley Field to watch the defending World Series champion Chicago Cubs will have one less option to get hands on tickets in 2017. The option to purchase a ticket online and have the ability to immediately print the tickets at home or at the office is no longer available for Cubs games. Instead, fans will have to get their hands on a ticket directly...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Obama skips over Aroldis Chapman while praising Cubs

The Chicago Cubs’ visit to the White House was already a headline-grabber before it even happened. In a surprising move, the team decided to move its visit to Monday and became the last team President Barack Obama will honor in office. Then, Monday’s event happened, and more news was made. While President Obama was pointing out the various members of the Cubs’ World Series...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Convention 2017 Was Something Different

The 2017 Chicago Cubs Convention was one that will be remembered for the rest of my life. While the convention is enjoyable every year, this one was something special. For the first time in convention history​​, the Cubs were celebrating a championship. Needless to say, there was very little said this year that was not all about the Cubs winning the World Series. This was the...
Via World Series Dreaming
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta, Cubs still have not discussed long-term contract

Pitcher Jake Arrieta will be eligible to become a free agent at the end of the 2017 season, and he sounds somewhat resigned to the fact that a long-term deal won’t get done before then. Arrieta said Friday that he hasn’t discussed a contract extension with the club, and said time is running out for the two sides to do so. “The timeline is kind of coming to an end as far as...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs OF Heyward hard at work on revamped swing

CHICAGO (AP) A year ago, Jason Heyward was one of the main attractions at the Chicago Cubs' winter convention. The outfielder had just agreed to a big free-agent deal, and he was hoping to play a key role in the team's first championship in more than a century. The team got that title, but for Heyward, it was a bumpy road all the way to the very end. Heyward played Gold Glove defense...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs, Arrieta avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs and ace right-hander Jake Arrieta have agreed to a $15,637,500, one-year deal. The Cubs also announced one-year contracts with right-handed relievers Hector Rondon and Justin Grimm on Friday. They exchanged arbitration numbers with Pedro Strop, with the team offering $4.6 million and the reliever countering at $6 million. But there is optimism about...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Haren has funny tweet about Curt Schilling’s HOF candidacy

Retired former All-Star pitcher Dan Haren continues to be a 140-character superstar in his post-MLB chapter. Andrew Baggaarly of the Bay Area News Group shared an interesting stat on Friday about the Hall of Fame case for Curt Schilling, whose controversial political opinions that he often posts on Twitter have tarnished his candidacy in the eyes of many voters. Curt Schilling...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon laughs at critics of his bullpen management

Joe Maddon sure received a lot of criticism for a guy who led the Chicago Cubs to their first World Series title since 1908. Maddon’s use of his bullpen and pitching staff was unconventional, but it produced undeniable results. His usage of Aroldis Chapman in particular received a lot of criticism, including some from the pitcher himself. But speaking from his annual Thanksmas...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

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