Chicago Cubs News: Dexter Fowler officially says goodbye

It’s a bitter pill to swallow for Chicago Cubs’ fans. Dexter Fowler signed with the rival St. Louis Cardinals. But it won’t change what he did for and meant to this team. There was always hope that somehow the Chicago Cubs would pull a surprise on the league again and sign Dexter Fowler again. This […] Chicago Cubs News: Dexter Fowler officially says goodbye - Cubbies Crib...
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What Should Cubs Offer When They Talk Extension During Jake Arrieta’s Arb Discussions?

If it seems as though we’ve been talking about Jake Arrieta‘s future with the Cubs for a while now, it’s because we have. But now that he’s heading into his final year of club control, the conversation is tinged with a bit more urgency than in the past. Arrieta and the members of the front office weren’t compelled to tie anything up last offseason, what with each party...
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4 hours ago

In The Loop: Cubs Christmas tree with handmade ornaments

Check out this Cubs Christmas tree by a fan with handmade ornaments.
Via CSN Chicago
11 hours ago

In The Loop: List of Chicago stars gone to rival

Reviewing the list of Chicago stars going to their rival after Dexter Fowler signed with the Cardinals.
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11 hours ago

Dexter Fowler's wife pens touching thank you to Chicago

Dexter Fowler was one of the integral parts in the Cubs team that finally ended their 108 year World Series drought, including leading off Game 7 of the World Series with a homer, becoming the first player in the history of baseball to do that. Fowler recently signed a five-year, $82.5 million contract with the rival Cardinals, which normally would sting quite a bit because of the...
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Cubs Trophy Tour makes first stop in Chicago

The celebration 108 years in the making continued on Friday, as the Cubs Trophy Tour embarked on its first voyage in Chicago. Here is a look at the stops the Commissioner's Trophy has made, with a look ahead to the rest of the circuit.
20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs get closer Wade Davis as Chapman exits to Yankees

Say goodbye to Aroldis Chapman and greet new closer Wade Davis. The Chicago Cubs are making serious moves. I grew up in a time when to have a player of the caliber of Aroldis Chapman would have been almost un-Cub like. Then to let him go and re-sign with the Yankees, well, it is a different […] Chicago Cubs get closer Wade Davis as Chapman exits to Yankees - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies...
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1 day ago

Cubs Take Gamble on Lefty in Rule 5 Draft

Evaluating talent is a risky business. This week alone, we have seen many ways in which talent has been overvalued, undervalued, and maybe even pegged right on the nose. While trades and free-agent signings have been grabbing headlines throughout the Winter Meetings, Thursday’s Rule 5 Draft featured a few moves that could impact the Cubs in the near future as well. Reliever Armando...
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1 day ago

The Rundown — 12/9/16: Rule 5 Happenings, Cubs Add to Pen, Dex Gets Paid

Here are today’s headlines for the Cubs and around the MLB: The Cubs acquired left-handed pitcher Caleb Smith during the Rule 5 draft. He was selected from the Yankees by the Brewers, then traded to the Cubs for cash considerations. The thought is that Smith will be the long man, assuming he doesn’t implode during Spring Training. This has ended some speculation that the Cubs...
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1 day ago

Aroldis Chapman explains why he chose to return to Yankees

Aroldis Chapman is heading back to the New York Yankees after helping the Chicago Cubs break a 108-year championship curse. In terms of a career path, you can’t ask for much more than that. After he signed with the Yankees on Wednesday, Chapman revealed that he had narrowed his decision down to the Pinstripes and the Miami Marlins. Why did he choose the former? “I love the...
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Player Profile: Jon Jay

Position: Center field 2016 Stats: .291/.339/.389, .271 TAV, 1.6 WARP in 373 plate appearances Year in Review: Jon Jay was the first main acquisition of the Cubs’ 2016 offseason. Jay, as most remember, was drafted in the second round by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2006. His best season in the minors was in 2008 […]
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Report: Aroldis Chapman signs with Yankees

Aroldis Chapman reportedly will be signing with the New York Yankees. FOX’s Ken Rosenthal reports that Chapman is going to the Yanks on a five-year, $86 million deal. BREAKING: Chapman to #Yankees, five years, $86M. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 8, 2016 The Yankees are getting Chapman back five months after they traded him to the Cubs for Adam Warren and three...
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Full postseason shares on Chicago Cubs worth $368,872

NEW YORK (AP) The value of a full postseason share on the World Series champions declined for the second straight year. A full share on the Chicago Cubs following the team's first title since 1908 was worth $368,872, the commissioner's office said Tuesday. That is down from $370,069 for last year's Kansas City Royals and a record $388,606 for the 2014 San Francisco Giants. Chicago...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs raising ticket prices 20 percent

The Chicago Cubs just snapped a 108-year championship drought to win the World Series, after winning an MLB-best 103 games in the regular season. They will also enter the 2017 MLB season as World Series favorites, featuring several young stars that are a joy to watch. They play their home games at Wrigley Field, a baseball shrine that has gone under renovations for the last few...
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Moises Alou thought we’d stop talking about Steve Bartman by now

If you thought Steve Bartman’s name would disappear from the baseball world once the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, you were (sadly) straight-up wrong. And former Cubs outfielder Moises Alou is one of those people. Alou, the left fielder that Bartman made contact with on the foul ball at Wrigley Field in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, told the media on Monday how he was “very...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs raising season ticket prices an average of 19.5 percent

CHICAGO (AP) The Chicago Cubs gave their long-suffering fans a World Series championship last season and now fans are going to have to give the Cubs something: More money. The team says the average season ticket price at Wrigley Field will climb 19.5 percent next season. The best seats will go up the most: 31 percent for club box infield seats and 22 percent for seats in the bleachers...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Aroldis Chapman seeking six-year contract in free agency

Aroldis Chapman wants a very lengthy contract from his next employer. The free agent closer told ESPN’s Marly Rivera that he’s hoping to receive a six-year deal in the free agent market, though he denied requesting a $100 million contract. “The only thing I have expressed that I would like is a six-year contract,” Chapman said. “I know that doesn’t mean that I will...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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