Chicago Cubs News: Cubs lose in Hendricks return; Verlander still in play?

The Chicago Cubs got Kyle Hendricks back, but it wasn’t enough as the Chicago White Sox downed the Cubs, 3-1. The Cubs offense was shut down by Miguel Gonzalez, as Hendricks knocked in the Cubs only run. It was an acceptable return for the Chicago Cubs‘ Kyle Hendricks as he kept the White Sox to […] Chicago Cubs News: Cubs lose in Hendricks return; Verlander still in play?...
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49 minutes ago

The Rundown: Former Cubs Pitchers Change Places, Cubs Reliever Targets, Verlander Scouted Heavily

It didn’t include any of the big names we’ve been hearing and the Cubs weren’t involved, but two former Northsiders were swapped as part of a six-player deal between the Royals and Padres Monday evening. Trevor Cahill is one of three players moving to KC, while Travis Wood will try to make San Diego a little classier. The big key for the Padres in the deal appears to be Esteury...
Via Cubs Insider
1 hour ago

Kyle Schwarber’s Battle with BABIP

Kyle Schwarber is not as bad as the bulk of his numbers this season would seem to indicate. In fact, there’s one really telling stat that lends hope to the idea of Schwarber being quite a bit better than his statistics have advertised this year. Because he is hitting .181 and reaching base at a .299 clip […]
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Cubs Morning Update: Hendricks returns, Cubs fall to Sox

The Cubs had plenty of chances to get back in the game, but dropped the series opener to the White Sox 3-1 in Kyle Hendricks return.
Via CSN Chicago
9 hours ago

Candelario reps Cubs on Top 100 Prospects list's midseason Top 100 Prospects list is defined by youth (eight of the top 10 players are 20 or younger) and headlined by more hitters (each of the top 11) and international players (each of the top eight) than ever before.
10 hours ago

Watch out, LA and DC: The Cubs are surging

The Cubs bred optimism elsewhere by running in place in the first half. They're hitting stride now and believe they can return to familiar surroundings in October via a different route.
13 hours ago

STL: Kyle Hendricks performance gives Cubs fans 'calmness'

SportsTalk Live breaks down Kyle Hendricks performance in his first start back ion the MLB since early June.
Via CSN Chicago
13 hours ago

Hendricks glad to be back, aims to keep building

Kyle Hendricks was back on the mound on Monday, but it wasn't quite a return to normalcy.
14 hours ago

Heyward on Cubs bats, 'Sometimes you don't get it done'

Jason Heyward talks about the Cubs lack of scoring runners and Gonzalez pitching.
Via CSN Chicago
15 hours ago

Report: Tigers, Cubs talking Justin Verlander trade

The Cubs may be swinging another pre-deadline move for starting pitching.According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Monday, the Cubs and the Detroit Tigers continue to engage in trade talks with former AL Cy Young winner Justin Verlander’s name popping up along with catcher Alex Avila’s. The defending champs already landed Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox earlier...
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17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Kris Bryant Gives New Meaning to ‘Hot Corner’

Kris Bryant is hot. No, seriously, he’s on fire. In his latest Red Bull feature, the reigning MVP fielded baseballs that had been doused in gasoline and set ablaze. The shoot was the brainchild of renowned photographer Robert Snow, who ended up capturing some pretty phenomenal images. Don’t worry about safety, though. According to Red Bull’s press release, “Bryant wore flameproof...
Via Cubs Insider
18 hours ago

Report: Cubs interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy

There’s been talk around the water cooler that the Chicago Cubs are interested in Texas Rangers pitcher Yu Darvish. While that might still very well be the case, at least one report suggests Chicago is more interested in Rangers catcher Jonathan Lucroy.“According to a source, a key Rangers evaluator was watching the Triple-A affiliates of the Chicago Cubs, who have made at least...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs interested in Rangers ace Yu Darvish

Even after acquiring Jose Quintana from the Chicago White Sox in a trade earlier this month, the defending champion Chicago Cubs remain active on the trade block. The team had previously expressed interest in Oakland Athletics starter Sonny Gray. Now, according to at least one report, Chicago has reached out to the Texas Rangers about Yu Darvish. Despite boasting a mediocre 49-45...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Gauging Willson Contreras’s Excellence

The 2017 season opened with a walk-off loss to the Cardinals, on national television, at the hands of the Actually Bad Randal Grichuk. Coming off a World Series win, it was difficult to feel down about the loss—but then they kept coming. Until recently, it seemed impossible for the Cubs to snap off a winning […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Winning Season Leads to Baby Boom

The Chicago Cubs winning season has seemingly led to two things. First, the obvious…the perennial “Lovable Losers” ended their 108-year curse by winning the World Series. Second, the sudden taste of victory brought happiness all across Chicagoland which, naturally, led to fans being, ummm…happier. Thus…a baby boom. “We have definitely seen an increase in the number of...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 94 Recap: Cubs 8 Braves 2

Hot Take: This road trip was better than the one to LA and San Diego. Yesterday’s game ended at 1:06 AM. That gave the Cubs just enough time to grab a couple hours’ sleep before heading out to the ballpark once again for a noon start. In other words, today’s game was the Kyle Farnsworth […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs cap off strong road trip with second straight sweep

After a late ending to their game on Tuesday night, the Chicago Cubs got back to action about ten hours later to finish off their three game series against the Atlanta Braves. It got off to a scary start for the Cubs, as Kris Bryant jammed his fingers diving head first into third base on a steal attempt. It was later reported that X-rays were negative, and he is listed as day-to...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant X-rays negative, listed as day-to-day

Chicago Cubs superstar third baseman Kris Bryant will not have to miss extended time after an X-ray of his left pinkie revealed no fracture or break.Instead, Bryant will be day-to-day with a sprained left pinkie, per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.  Bryant injured his pinkie sliding into third base on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves. This is obviously fantastic news for...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Are things looking up for the Chicago Cubs rotation?

The much-maligned Chicago Cubs starting rotation may be seeing brighter days ahead. Throughout the entire 2017 season, the Cubs rotation has struggled, making it more difficult for the offense as they work from behind most of the time. For a rotation that led the league in ERA in 2016, the struggles have been a strange change of pace. The rotation lost only Jason Hammel from last...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester Had a Game for the Ages

This is the worst offensive season for pitchers on record. It’s close, and the season isn’t over, and Madison Bumgarner has spent a lot of time on the disabled list, but, league-wide, pitchers so far have combined for a wRC+ of -21. It’s never before been that low over a full season. It makes enough sense; pitchers are presently better than ever at pitching, and they’re less...
Via Fangraphs
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez’s errant throw breaks an iPad in Braves dugout

The Atlanta Braves are out about $1,000 last night after Chicago Cubs infielder Javier Baez tried a quick throw to first base to complete a double play. Instead, Baez’s sidearm throw went wildly off target and into the Braves dugout, drilling the expensive tablet and knocking it over. It’s technically unclear whether that is an iPad or some other tablet but for the sake of the...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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