Cubs 2016 Playoff Retrospective – World Series Edition

Now that the 2017 Cubs Convention has concluded, the last remaining stepping stone towards the day when pitchers and catchers report has been reached, and countdowns to 2017 Spring Training will soon start appearing on your local nightly news stations. But before we turn the page on the Cubs 2016 championship season (just kidding that […]
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Fast Break Morning Update: Cubs visit White House

In today's Fast Break Morning Update, the Cubs visited the President Obama at the White House as World Series champions.
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10 hours ago

Cubs meet President Obama in unforgettable, symbolic White House visit: ‘They said this day would never come’

WASHINGTON A "Let's go, Cubbies!" chant started at 1:38 p.m. on Monday when the team walked into the East Room. One minute later, a
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11 hours ago

In The Loop: Kids ask questions to Cubs at Cubs Convention

Check out some of the best moments from a panel that had kids ask Cubs players questions at Cubs Convention.
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11 hours ago

Leave Maddon Alone

I wish I had been at the Cubs Convention this weekend. My family and I were making plans to go out of town when the tickets to the Convention went on sale. Things changed, and we are actually in town, and I would have liked to have attended in this Championship Celebration. I just got done reading an article by the Chicago Tribune’s Paul Sullivan about the flak that Cubs manager...
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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...
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Chicago Cubs: Resting players is key to season performance

After the longest season in Chicago Cubs history, physical and mental stress is a concern. Taking time to rest players in Spring training and in the season is crucial. The long and rewarding season for the Chicago Cubs lasted 179 games. From April 4 to November 2, the team played ball. And since then there […] Chicago Cubs: Resting players is key to season performance - Cubbies...
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18 hours ago

Cubs Video Clips: Cubs Held a Kids Press Conference at CubsCon and the Result was Priceless

Everyone who attended Cubs Convention this weekend seemed to be floating around on a cloud, high above the normal concerns of most major league baseball fans and thoroughly wrapped up in the glory of being World Series champions. That was true for adults and kids alike. If there’s one thing the Cubs do well, outside of winning lots and lots of baseball games, it’s giving kids...
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18 hours ago

BP’s List of Top Cubs Prospects Pretty Routine for a Change

I used to think that Baseball Prospectus intentionally put a little shock value into their top prospect lists for the Cubs system. In 2015, they placed Addison Russell over Kris Bryant at the top. I understand that Russell has MVP-type qualities, but there’s no way they should’ve selected him over Bryant. The following year, BP picked Gleyber Torres over Willson Contreras. That...
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22 hours ago

Quick Hits – 01/16/2017: Jason Heyward’s Offensive Struggles as Viewed Through Expected Metrics

Jason Heyward’s .266 BABIP last season was the lowest of his career and was far below his .301 expected BABIP. Was he unlucky? Perhaps he actually was. Not only was his xBABIP substantially different from his actual BABIP, but even his actual batting average of .230 differed greatly from his .260 expected batting average. But using expected BABIP or AVG don’t tell the whole...
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1 day ago

Chicago Cubs News: All-Star Game; Jay introduced at CubsCon

The Chicago Cubs Convention has come and gone once again. Without a doubt, this one was filled with more excitement and fanfare than years past. We cover some of the highlights of this year’s convention. Where do we start? The Chicago Cubs Convention was special this year. The event always draws in Cubs’ fans eager […] Chicago Cubs News: All-Star Game; Jay introduced at CubsCon...
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1 day ago

2017 Prospects: Chicago Cubs Top 10 Prospects

Last Year’s Cubs List The State of the System: Flags fly forever, baby! (It’s not very strong at the top, but there’s a lot of interesting young upside plays further down the list) The Top Ten OF Eloy Jimenez 2B/OF Ian Happ OF Albert Almora, Jr. RHP Trevor Clifton 3B Jeimer Candelario RHP Jose Albertos […]
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Chicago Cubs: Outfielder Jon Jay introduced at Cubs Convention

This weekend the Chicago Cubs held a celebratory Fan Convention in downtown Chicago. Newly signed free-agent Jon Jay was introduced to the fans as a “good hit, good glove” player. Outfielder Jon Jay signed a one-year, $8 million contract as a free agent in late November with the Chicago Cubs. Jay spent most of his […] Chicago Cubs: Outfielder Jon Jay introduced at Cubs Convention...
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1 day ago

The Chicago Cubs: True Hollywood Story

The Cubs Convention has ended, and with the Chicago Cubs having brought back most of their core World Series-winning roster, there wasn’t really much in the way of transactional news.  That meant the Convention was mostly just Cubs fans feeling good about each other, getting the same news we already knew from the offseason regarding Wrigley renovations and other odds and ends...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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3 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...
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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...
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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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

18-month sentence given rooftop owner who cheated Cubs

CHICAGO (AP) An 18-month prison sentence has been handed to a man found guilty of defrauding the Chicago Cubs out of the team's cut of revenues from his rooftop club near Wrigley Field. R. Marc Hamid was found guilty in July of multiple counts of mail fraud and illegal bank structuring for falsifying attendance records at the Skybox on Sheffield. The former co-owner of the club...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant gets married, parties with teammate at wedding (PHOTOS)

Cubs third baseman tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Jessica Delp on Sunday, and it was quite the celebration. The National League MVP got married in Las Vegas, and shared the awesome experience with his teammates as well. Here are some photos from the big day: Mr. & Mrs. Bryant!!! — Kris Bryant (@KrisBryant_23) January 8, 2017 Such...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

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