Once again, Javier Baez will be a huge X-factor for Cubs down the stretch

There are so many different ways Javier Baez can help the Cubs win a game, and it's why he may be the X-factor for the team down the stretch.
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Jon Lester and Chris Bosio have confrontation in Cubs dugout

Thursday's loss to the Reds was more than just points in a tight divisional race.  The game saw not only the Cubs storm back from a
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

Report: Jon Lester could miss most or all of regular season

Chicago Cubs starter Jon Lester was removed from Thursday’s game with a lat injury.According to a report, the injury may keep him out for some time.“The Cubs are bracing for the possibility they could be without their rotation ace for most or all of what’s left of the regular season after Jon Lester left his start Thursday in the second inning because of tightness in his left...
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Cubs rally from 9 down, but fall to Reds in finale

The Cubs belted six home runs, including back-to-back-to-back jacks in the fourth inning, to erase a nine-run deficit, but the Reds reclaimed the lead on rookie Phillip Ervin's tie-breaking, two-run homer in the seventh to secure a crazy 13-10 victory on Thursday at Wrigley Field that split the four-game series.
5 hours ago

Game 120 Recap: Reds 13, Cubs 10

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW In another wild game, with seven home runs between the two teams, it was the Reds’ turn to blow a huge lead—9-0 in the second, tied in the fifth—but still win. Worse for the Cubs, Lester took himself out of the game in the second and is being evaluated for left lat […]
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Watch: Cubs Hit Back-To-Back-To-Back Home Runs

With the Cubs trying to climb out of an early 9-0 hole, Alex Avila, Ian Happ, and Javy Baez hit back-to-back-to-back home runs in the 4th inning pulling them back to a 9-6 deficit. Happ’s homer was his second of the day. The post Watch: Cubs Hit Back-To-Back-To-Back Home Runs appeared first on Cubs Insider.
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7 hours ago

Kris Bryant receives adorable proposal during hospital visit

Kris Bryant and wife Jessica paid a visit this week to the Adult Down Syndrome Center at Advocate Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill., where they surprised a group of patients. Perhaps the best — and most adorable — part of the visit is when a young woman named Julie made a marriage proposal to the Chicago Cubs superstar, his wife’s presence be darned. Both Bryant and his wife played...
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10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon rips umpires for ‘asinine’ call Wednesday night

The Chicago Cubs haven’t had an easy go of it this season after winning the World Series last year. However, Joe Maddon and Co. have clawed their way atop the NL Central and are now 1.5 games ahead of the the Milwaukee Brewers.Though, a controversial call Wednesday night almost cost them a win. And those aren’t exactly coming in droves for Chicago these days.Ben Zobrist, with...
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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Jay Leads Off, Schwarber Second, Zobrist Fifth in Battle of Opening-Day Starters

Jon Jay will be the leadoff hitter du jour — mmm, that sounds good, I’ll have that — as he makes yet another start in center. The former Cardinal has continued to produce and has firmly established himself as a regular; this is his ninth start in center and his 11th time to lead the order this month. Kyle Schwarber bats second for the second day in a row as he he attempts to...
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12 hours ago

If Cubs Prospects Were Stocks, Who Would Be Worthy of Your Investment?

Baseball America recently released its new top 100 list to include 2017 draft picks, but there were no Cubs prospects to be seen. There were three former Cubs, sure, but no one who is currently in the system. Over the next year, though, I tend to believe one or two Cubs prospects might make it onto either’s or Baseball America’s Top 100. If I wanted to put money on a...
Via Cubs Insider
13 hours ago

WATCH: Joe Maddon pokes umpire, gets ejected

Joe Maddon is usually cool, calm and collected, and tends to keep a level head during most games. But at the same time, he’s a players’ manager, and he’ll stick up for his guys if he feels they’re being screwed over.The Cubs seemed to fall victim to a poor call during Wednesday night’s game, at a time when it mattered most. Chicago and Cincinnati were tied 6-6, with the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ian Happ’s Role Down the Stretch

There was a point this season where Ian Happ felt like the only thing that had gone right for the Cubs. The rookie came up in mid-May and immediately started raking. Ten of his first twenty-five hits went for home runs, and he was one of the few players keeping the team from sinking further […]
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Cardinals have their season back by the unlikeliest of means

Inspiration comes from all variety of places. Sometimes it is a breakthrough year from players already in place and sometimes it is a big-name offseason addition that makes good upon arrival. In some cases, it's a big in-season trade provides the adrenaline shot that propels a team down the stretch, or a divisional rival will collapse presenting a new window of opportunity.And in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs troll Hawk Hawk Harrelson over Wrigley Field criticism

The Chicago Cubs took to Twitter to expertly troll Chicago White Sox broadcaster Hawk Harrelson over his scathing criticism of  Wrigley Field.Harrelson recently referred to Wrigley as a “joke” and vowed to never step foot in the iconic ballpark ever again.The longtime White Sox announcer then doubled down on his original assertion by stating Wrigley Field needs to be replaced...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joey Votto heaves foul ball into stands

Something got into Joey Votton on Monday night.The Cincinnati Reds first baseman had a funny display during his team’s game against the Chicago Cubs. Votto fielded a foul ball and instead of giving the ball to a fan or umpire like most players do, he decided to launch the ball into the stands: What was that all about? We’re trying to figure out what was more bizarre: Votto...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs in race for NL Central

The NL Central division has been shaky all season long. The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals were expected to dominate the proceedings, but both teams have drastically underperformed. The Milwaukee Brewers, meanwhile, raced off to a terrific and explosive start, yet lost momentum and sputtered. The Pittsburgh Pirates have failed to inspire any enthusiam, hanging around back in...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

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