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The Goodbyein’ Hawaiian: Cubs Release Shane Victorino

Before an injury cut short his spring, I had thought Shane Victorino had a really good shot at breaking camp as a member of the Cubs’ 25-man roster. After overcoming back and leg issues that had hampered him in the previous couple seasons, The Flyin’ Hawaiian was back to switch-hitting and is the kind of player and personality the front office covets. My belief in his ability...
Via Cubs Insider
39 minutes ago

Live: Cubs open series with rival Cardinals on CSN+

The Cubs kick off a three-game series against the Cardinals on Comcast SportsNet Plus. Follow along with In-Game Live.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Heyward encouraged after taking BP

Jason Heyward took batting practice on Monday for the first time since crashing into the wall at AT&T Park, and said he would like to play sometime during the three-game series against the Cardinals.
Via Cubs.com
3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs look for Lackey to be the stopper in series opener vs. Cardinals

The Chicago Cubs are in their worst stretch since the season begin. After losing seven of 11 games, they’ll try to get back on track against the rival Cardinals in St. Louis. If there’s ever been a good time to right a “sinking ship”, it’s against your division rivals. The Chicago Cubs will try to […] Chicago Cubs look for Lackey to be the stopper in series opener vs...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Lilly to represent Cubs at Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.
Via Cubs.com
6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs (29-13) @ St. Louis Cardinals (23-21)

The Cubs have not played particularly well over the last week or two. The offense has been rather quiet. Other than the 8-run game in the opener in San Francisco, the Giants pretty much shut down the Cubs offense. The Brewers beat them 2 of 3 also and they’ve lost 7 of their last 11. To their credit, they have managed to win 4 games. Teams in the past may have lost 9 or 10 of...
Via Obstructed View
8 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: How worried should fans be?

The Chicago Cubs’ 8-7 series-opening victory over the San Diego Padres on May 10 feels like forever ago at this point. After that win that pushed Jon Lester to 4-1 on the season, the Cubs were 25-6, good enough for the best record by any team to open a year since the Tigers over 30 years ago. However, the Cubbies have floundered a little bit in the past two weeks, losing three...
Via isportsweb.com
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: MLB rule changes could be coming

The Rules of the Game could be changing again according to sources following the meeting of the competition committee at the owner’s meeting. Did the Chicago Cubs series against the Nationals provoke some of these changes? The competition committee met at Major League Baseball’s owners meetings this week, and according to Jayson Stark of ESPN, […] Chicago Cubs: MLB rule changes...
Via Cubbies Crib
9 hours ago

Joe Maddon wants to take “Try Not to Suck” nationwide

Joe Maddon’s “Try Not to Suck” T-shirt line may be expanding across the league. The Chicago Cubs manager and members of his team wore the shirts, which were made available to fans to purchase. The shirts caused controversy after prudes in the St. Louis Cardinals organization temporarily banned the shirts at their stadium for having ‘suck’ written on them. Maddon said sales...
Via The Comeback
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Minor League Update (5-23-2016)

We used to do these before and I always enjoyed doing them so I figured I’d start them again. Iowa Cubs 1, Tacoma Rainiers 8 Albert Almora continues to rake. He was 3-4 with a double and RBI. Willson Contreras was 1-3 with a walk and Dan Vogelbach was 2-3 with a walk. In 39 AAA games and 165 plate appearances, Almora is hitting .331/.351/.481. He has a .357 wOBA and a 115 wRC+...
Via Obstructed View
10 hours ago

Matheny on Cubs series: 'It will be fun playing them'

Just because more than 100 games are remaining doesn't mean the St. Louis Cardinals are taking lightly a series against the rival they're chasing in the NL Central.They haven't been playing all that well lately, but neither have the Chicago Cubs, who head to Busch Stadium for Monday night's opener in their worst slump of the season.St. Louis (23-21) already trails the Cubs (29-13...
Via Associated Press
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs News: Cubs suffer second consecutive series loss

After starting out as one of the hottest road teams in the league, the Chicago Cubs have been pinned up against lights-out pitching in May. They dropped two of three to the Milwaukee Brewers and San Francisco Giants to end the weekend. It’s been a rough stretch but there’s still plenty of baseball left to […] Chicago Cubs News: Cubs suffer second consecutive series loss - Cubbies...
Via Cubbies Crib
12 hours ago

Series Preview: Cubs at Cardinals, May 23-25

This is a moment, an opportunity for the Cubs to both create a little more breathing room between themselves and their most formidable divisional rival, and to get themselves out of the funk they’ve been in for almost a fortnight. If they miss that opportunity, it’d hardly be calamitous. The Cardinals can’t catch the Cubs […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Apparently the Cubs Should Never Lose

Yes, you read that headline correctly. Reading Twitter and Facebook after the Chicago Cubs lose can be bad for your health. Especially lately when they are in the middle of a 5-6 stretch against the San Diego Padres, Pittsburgh Pirates, Milwaukee Brewers and now the San Fransisco Giants. The Cubs are in the middle of the slump Theo Epstein predicted. Theo Epstein bracing for slump...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Maddon on Heyward injury: Don't know anything for sure yet

Joe Maddon talks about Jason Heyward's sensational catch, and the injury that followed in the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Friday night.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Heyward discusses injury in Cubs-Giants game

Jason Heyward talks about his injury that took him out of the game in the first inning of the Cubs' 8-1 win over the Giants on Friday night.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jason Heyward suffers injury on amazing catch

Chicago Cubs right fielder Jason Heyward made a ridiculous catch to rob the San Francisco Giants’ Denard Span of extra bases in the first inning on Friday night at AT&T Park, but was forced to leave the game after suffering an injury on the play. Heyward ran a long way at full speed, before making a sliding catch and slamming into the wall, right by the 421-foot mark (the...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 39 Recap: Brewers 5 Cubs 3

Top Play (WPA): In the culmination of a frustrating series for the Cubs (frustrating for both teams, really), the Cubs’ top play came on the second pitch of the game. Before the sizable crowd of Cubs fans settled into their Miller Park seats, Dexter Fowler sent a rocket into the right-field bleachers off of Junior […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Making the case for the Cubs signing Joe Nathan

The Cubs Postgame Live crew analyzes why Joe Nathan will or won't be a part of the Cubs' bullpen in 2016.
Via CSN Chicago
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon sports pink shirt with fashionable catchphrase

Joe Maddon appears to be turning his catchphrases into a cottage industry of sorts, as evidenced by a tee shirt he rocked on Wednesday before the Chicago Cubs took on the Milwaukee Brewers. Playing off a comment from the Cubs skipper during spring trainingrelated to the team’s dress code, Maddon donned a pink shirt — featuring a flamingo, no less (which makes some semblance...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Jump into Top Five in MLB Attendance

The early part of the Major League Baseball season presents an interesting paradox when it comes to interest and attendance. Fans have waited all winter for real live baseball, and Opening Day comes with big crowds and pageantry. After Opening Day, crowds tend to thin out a bit as people come to terms with the long season, and in many places, weather that is still less than hospitable...
Via Fangraphs
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant: The Unluckiest Cub

I realize that it’s rather déclassé to refer to Kris Bryant as unlucky. The man is a millionaire, a model, a professional baseball player, and—this is, perhaps, the most infuriating part—by all accounts an extraordinarily humble and well-adjusted young man. In other words, he falls into the category of persons whom you’d least like to run […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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