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Chicago Cubs: Two Cubbies starters in the NL Cy Young race

Jon Lester has been one of the many bright spots in the Chicago Cubs rotation this year. But since the All-star break, he has been absolutely lights out. Lester currently holds a 2.28 ERA on the season with a 19 and 4 record, ranking him at the top of possible National League Cy young candidates. […] Chicago Cubs: Two Cubbies starters in the NL Cy Young race - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
9 minutes ago

Cubs-Pirates game suspended, ends in tie

The Pirates' game against the Cubs on Thursday night at PNC Park was suspended and declared a 1-1 tie after being delayed by rain with one out in the top of the sixth inning.
Via Cubs.com
19 minutes ago

Cubs, Pirates delayed by rain in top of 6th

The Pirates' game against the Cubs on Thursday night at PNC Park was delayed with one out in the top of the sixth inning due to rain with the score tied at 1.
Via Cubs.com
1 hour ago

SB Nation’s Al Yellon deletes 2013 open letter to Theo Epstein, gets mocked

If you put opinionated sports takes out there, there’s a good chance of some of them coming back to haunt you, whether via accounts devoted to the purpose like @OldTakesExposed (which jumped on this one here) or other people just remembering and citing them. Deleting those takes usually only opens them up to more attention (the Streisand effect!), though, and that’s what SB Nation...
Via Awful Announcing
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Coghlan says ankle is fine, eyes playoff roster

The Cubs' Chris Coghlan said his left ankle felt good on Thursday, one day after coming out of a game with a mild sprain after crashing into the outfield wall.
Via Cubs.com
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Does fans premature tattoo bring bad luck?

A Chicago Cubs fan joined the ranks of the questionable with a recent tattoo. After winning a radio contest, he got a “World Series Champions” inked on his leg. Was this supreme confidence or stupidity? Every year you see them. One confident (or insert another descriptive word) gets a tattoo of his team as World Champions. Often […] Chicago Cubs: Does fans premature tattoo...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Cubs fan gets 2016 World Series Champions tattoo for radio contest

This Cubs fan got a tattoo of a 2016 World Series Champions on his leg for a contest held by a radio station in Iowa.
Via CSN Chicago
3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Playoff tickets to set record highs

Going to see a Chicago Cubs game isn’t cheap anymore. Going to see the Cubs in the playoffs? It could set you back a mortgage payment on your house. The Chicago Cubs locked in for the playoffs before anybody else. Now they own home field advantage through the National League side of the playoffs. Couple […] Chicago Cubs: Playoff tickets to set record highs - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
4 hours ago

Cubs fan dooms franchise with premature World Series champs tattoo

You had a go at it, Cubs fans. You really did.But then one man had to go and get a preemptive tattoo proclaiming the Chicago Cubs will win the 2016 World Series. The Comeback's Liam McGuire spotted footage of the ink.It reads "Holy Cow!! Curse Broken" and "World Series Champions!" Pretty brazen. Pretty ballsy. Either a huge win or mega-lose.The man in question is Noel, a listening...
Via FOX Sports
5 hours ago

Cubs’ Jason Hammel scratched from Friday start

According to Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago, the Chicago Cubs have decided to scratch right-hander Jason Hammel from his scheduled start on Friday against the Cincinnati Reds. Hammel is reportedly dealing with tightness in his throwing elbow. Mooney reports that Hammel had already been pitching through the discomfort and that he could have made the […] The post Cubs’ Jason Hammel...
Via Today's Knuckleball
6 hours ago

No Goats, All Glory: Cubs Fan Predicts Future with 2016 World Series Champs Tattoo

It’s become a seasonal rite to share images of fans getting tattooed in a preemptive celebration of their favorite team winning their sport’s ultimate prize. I’m generally pretty dismissive of this stuff, which I find to be a special kind of silly, but it always seems to be a Kentucky fan or some such. Now, thanks to radio station KXnO out of Des Moines, the latest social...
Via Cubs Insider
7 hours ago

Chicago Cubs fan gets World Series tattoo

The Chicago Cubs have already clinched home field advantage in the National League for the 2016 MLB Playoffs. They have won 100-plus games for the first time since 1945 and are one of the favorites to win it all. But one fan is so confident, he got a tattoo. Des Moines radio station 1460 KXnO did a feature on a listener named Noel who won a contest to get a free tattoo from...
Via ChiCitySports.com
8 hours ago

New contracts for Hoyer, McLeod integral part of Epstein’s new deal

The Chicago Cubs are keeping the band together—at least for a while. After being the subject of questions and underlying fan angst in the background of a phenomenal season on the baseball field, Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein and chairman Tom Ricketts have announced a five-year, $50 million contract extension that makes Epstein […] The post New contracts for...
Via Today's Knuckleball
10 hours ago

Scarrieta: Jake’s Performance Down the Stretch Cause for Concern

Like a good neighbor, my foot. I don’t know whether Jake Arrieta was mimicking his skipper’s Spring Training approach or simply test-driving his Jason Hammel Halloween costume Wednesday night, but it wasn’t fun to watch. Even worse, it wasn’t really an aberration. While the 7 earned runs on 10 hits over 5 innings wasn’t his worst outing in a Cubs uniform (6 ER in 4 IP...
Via Cubs Insider
12 hours ago

Transaction Analysis: Cubs Extend Theo and the Gang

This piece originally ran, in full, on the BP main site. We hope you enjoy this preview of it here. Chicago Cubs Signed president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, general manager Jed Hoyer, and senior vice president of player development and scouting Jason McLeod to five-year contracts. [9/28] Wednesday night the Cubs announced that they […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Willson Contreras: Solid Major-League Catcher

It’s been just over three months since Cubs catching prodigy Willson Contreras made his MLB debut at Wrigley Field. Though he wouldn’t register a plate appearance in that particular game, two days later Contreras would come up to the dish for the first time and, in true Cubs rookie fashion, hit a first-pitch, two-run home […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Clubhouse frustration bubbling up for Cubs and Jake Arrieta

PITTSBURGH — We interrupt your regularly scheduled coverage of The Plan and that wacky, fun-loving Cubs team to bring you a snapshot of clubhouse frustration.Jake
Via CSN Chicago
21 hours ago

Cubs sign Theo Epstein to five-year extension

Since former Boston Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein joined the Chicago Cubs as their president of baseball operations back in 2011, the organization has enjoyed a vast amount of success. Now, heading into a postseason where they are seen as favorites to win the World Series, the Cubs have rewarded Epstein for his hard work. #Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts announces the team...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reward Epstein for turnaround with 5-year extension

CHICAGO (AP) That Chicago Cubs have agreed to a five-year contract extension with president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, rewarding him for an overhaul that has the long-suffering franchise eyeing its first championship since 1908. The agreement announced Wednesday crosses a big item off the Cubs' to-do list, considering he had an expiring contract. The extension comes with...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 12 Days of Cubs: Beer vendors

As part of our 12 Days of Cubs, we followed beer vendor Rocco Caputo to see what it takes to keep the fans happy.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 12 Days of Cubs: The team's growth

As part of our 12 Days of Cubs, we take a look at how this World Series contender has met and even exceeded expectations.
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: 12 Days of Cubs: Social Media

12 Days of Cubs: Social Media
Via CSN Chicago
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler, Near Close of Second Chicago Season, Remains Irreplaceable

You go, we go. That’s the phrase Cubs manager Joe Maddon famously applies to his leadoff hitter, center fielder Dexter Fowler. It means that when Fowler is going well, the Cubs are usually going well too. Of course, it’s very simplistic to whittle something as complex as a 25-man baseball team down to the success of one […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ross helps Cubs edge Cardinals 3-1

CHICAGO (AP) David Ross homered and teamed with Jon Lester for another scoreless performance, and the Chicago Cubs hurt St. Louis' wild-card chances with 3-1 victory over the Cardinals on Sunday night. Ben Zobrist had three hits and scored two runs as Chicago finished with a major league-best 57-24 home record. It's the most home wins for the Cubs since they went 58-19 at the West...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

DPD: Martinez Battles Lester in Another Divisional Showdown

It’s hard to think too much about today’s pitching matchups with the passing of José Fernández. There is one interesting matchup on ESPN, though. Rest in peace, José. Carlos Martinez (STL) versus Jon Lester (CHC) 8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN Martinez is coming off a decent start against the Rockies, though he lasted just five innings in throwing 102 pitches. That pitch economy led...
Via The Sports Post
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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