CHICAGO CUBS NEWS

Cubs, Rockies players spell out team names with Gatorade cups in dugout (video)

With the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies occupying the cellars of the National League Central and National League West, respectively, the teams are fully into the dog days of the baseball season. The Cubbies sit at 45-62 and the Rockies are 44-64, and with the trade deadline having passed on Thursday, other than a late […] The post Cubs, Rockies players spell out team names with...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Video: Cubs, Rockies spell out team names using cups in dugout

Your browser does not support iframes.The Cubs and Rockies engaged in a battle both on and off the field Thursday.The whole ordeal began when the visiting Rockies marked their territory by spelling out "Rox" in the opposing dugout at Wrigley Field. In response, the Cubs quickly assembled their own team name made of cups in their own dugout.Hey, when you are in last place...
Via Bush League Chronicle
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta pitches seven strong in Cubs’ 3-1 win over Rockies

Jake Arrieta struck out seven in seven innings, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 3-1 victory over the Colorado Rockies on Thursday. Arrieta (6-2) allowed one run and three hits in his first victory since June 30 at Boston. The 6-foot-4 right-hander has a 1.73 ERA in his last 11 starts, holding opponents to a .162 batting average.
Via Pro Sports Daily
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves fill voids with Bonifacio and Russell, Cubs keep piling prospects

There are two things the Atlanta Braves desperately needed to trade for, good bench players, and a lefty reliever. For the most part, they fulfilled their need. Atlanta sent 2013 second round pick, Victor Caratini to Chicago for Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell. Caratini is hitting .279 in Single A, can play third base, and […]
Via On-Base Talk
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Acquire Victor Caratini

I can’t remember a trade deadline as eventful as the one that just past. Good luck to all the analysts trying to process (with the exception of Phillies watchers). Ruben Amaro, pit crew chief. “One more lap, boys. One more!” pic.twitter.com/yMZq7RiUgn — Chris Sprow (@SprowESPN) July 31, 2014   The Cubs only made one move today, acquiring Victor Caratini and Cash Considerations...
Via Obstructed View
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves acquire James Russell, Emilio Bonifacio from Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have agreed to trade infielder/outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, left-handed pitcher James Russell, and cash to the Atlanta Braves in exchange for catcher Victor Caratini, the teams announced.Bonifacio, 29, can play second base, third base, and all three outfield positions, which makes him an intriguing piece to their team. So far this season with the Cubs, he has been...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Braves acquire Bonifacio, Russell from Cubs at trade deadline

The Atlanta Braves snuck in a deal right before a busy trade deadline passed, acquiring two potential pieces for the 25-man roster in utility man Emilio Bonifacio and left-handed reliever James Russell from the Chicago Cubs, according to multiple media reports. The Braves sent 20-year-old third base/catching prospect Victor Caratini back to the Cubs. The trade addresses the two...
Via Fox Sports South
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Trade Russell and Speedy Neifi to Braves

Yesteday, the Cubs acquired LHP Felix Doubront for a player to be named later from the Boston Red Sox. A trade that I like a whole lot presuming the PTBNL isn't much and considering Doubront's ability to strikeout many hitters. A move to the NL Central certainly won't hurt his numbers either. Today, the deadline has been rocking and the Cubs big moves were out of the...
Via Cub Reporter
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves upgrade bench, bullpen with Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell

The Atlanta Braves didn’t make a blockbuster deal leading up to the trade deadline, but did upgrade both their bench and bullpen by acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs. In exchange for Bonifacio and Russell, the Braves will send Minor League catcher Victor Caratini to the Cubs. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 31, 2014 Bonfiacio is hitting .279/.318/.373...
Via Bloguin Best
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Braves upgrade bench, bullpen with Emilio Bonifacio, James Russell

The Atlanta Braves didn’t make a blockbuster deal leading up to the trade deadline, but did upgrade both their bench and bullpen by acquiring Emilio Bonifacio and James Russell from the Cubs. In exchange for Bonifacio and Russell, the Braves will send Minor League catcher Victor Caratini to the Cubs. — Mark Bowman (@mlbbowman) July 31, 2014 Bonfiacio is hitting .279/.318/.373...
Via The Outside Corner
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs About to Trade Emilio Bonifacio

The other day, news came out that Theo Epstein expected to make a trade within the next 48 hours Theo Epstein expects to make a deal in next 48 hours,talks about interest in this yrs FA class #Cubs: http://t.co/gGk9iHgn2J — JIM BOWDEN (@JimBowdenESPNxm) July 29, 2014 Jed Hoyer followed that up by saying he expected the team to be very active. Hoyer on trade deadline: “I expect...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire Felix Doubront from Boston!

photo credit: Keith Allison via; wikimediacommons.org   MLB: The Chicago Cubs and Boston Red Sox have agreed to a trade which sends LP Felix Doubront to the Cubs. In return the Red Sox will receive a low-level prospect after the Rule 5 Draft. The 2014 Season has been a struggle for Doubront as he was moved to the bullpen after going 2-4 with a 5.19 ERA in only 10 starts. He didn’t...
Via Tha Sports Junkies 101
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Teammates mock Rizzo for swinging at pitches that hit him

Your browser does not support iframes. Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is enjoying quite the season in his fourth year in the big leagues. After a disappointing 2013, the 24-year-old has rebounded to hit .284 with a National League-leading 25 home runs so far this season. Rizzo was also the winner of the NL’s […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fan Goes To Wrigley Field With Incredible Chicago Cubs Mohawk (Photo)

It’s not easy being a fan of the Chicago Cubs, so it takes some creativity to be enthusiastic about going to the ballpark every night. One fan showed up to Tuesday night’s game against the Colorado Rockies sporting an unbelievable mohawk haircut. Not only is it one of the tallest mohawks you’ll ever see — we’re guessing it has to be at least 20 inches — the Cubs’ colors...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Cubs Catcher Pitched A Scoreless Inning To Win The Longest Game In Cubs History

Your browser does not support iframes. A game which lasts a whopping six and a half hours will feature some oddities. The biggest one of all may be seeing catcher John Baker show up in the pitching stat sheet. Baker, the backup catcher for the Cubs, had to come onto the mound in relief duty in the sixteenth inning of what turned into an early Wednesday morning game against the Colorado...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Rumors: Chicago close to trading Emilio Bonifacio

The Chicago Cubs are close to trading Emilio Bonifacio, reports Chris Cotillo of MLBDailyDish.com. Teams that are currently in on Bonifacio include the Baltimore Orioles, Cincinnati Reds, Seattle Mariners, Kansas City Royals, and San Francisco Giants, according to Cotillo and Bruce Levine of 670 The Score.Hank Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports that the Giants were...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Add Felix Doubront; Close to Trading Bonifacio

The Cubs, led by Theo Epstein, have acquired another player that he knows from his time with the Red Sox. Cubs Acquire Felix Doubront http://t.co/pPr4X6VG82 — MLB Trade Rumors (@mlbtraderumors) July 30, 2014 Felix Doubront is a left-handed pitcher who has had some success in the Red Sox rotation the past couple of years, but is struggling to find consistency in 2014.  At 26...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs About To Acquire Felix Doubront In Trade

Theo Epstein knows Felix Doubront. And, this afternoon, his Cubs are apparently trading for the mercurial lefty and his significant up-side. Doubront has been a poorly-performing malcontent this season—after a stellar campaign in 2013. Clearly, the Red Sox have tired of his act and are shipping him to a guy who has favored him for a long time. Stay tuned.
Via FenwayNation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

This Cubs Fan Has A Cubs Mohawk To End All Cubs Mohawks

Here's some team spirit at tonight's game, courtesy of #Cubs fan Kevin Jackson. pic.twitter.com/5RWDfsj5pT — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 30, 2014 Kevin Jackson’s Cubs mohawk was so great that he got a shout out from Cubs’ Twitter account. Granted, he probably impeded the view of everyone behind him when he turned his head to the left or right but at least they’d be...
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

DFP: What A Dumb Game

Did The Cubs Win? Good Lord, where to begin? It was the longest game in team history, at nearly six and a half hours. Travis Wood pinch hit in the 4th inning. His fly out was followed by an Emilio Bonifacio homer, after which neither team scored for the next 12 innings. Jake Arrieta pinch hit in the 13th so the Cubs could save John Baker in case they needed to use him on the mound...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Catcher John Baker Pitches, Scores Winning Run In Wild Win (Video)

When John Baker showed up at Wrigley Field on Tuesday, his expectations probably weren’t too high. After all, the Cubs backup catcher had appeared in just 47 games in 2014 and likely expected another night off as his Chicago Cubs took on the Colorado Rockies. Boy, was he wrong. Baker ended up playing a remarkably key role in the longest game in Cubs history, a 6-hour, 27-minute...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Was The Incredible Hulk At The Cubs Game Last Night?

WGN I think it’s awfully unprofessional of The Hulk to skip out on saving the world to catch foul balls at a Cubs game. Like, aren’t the Avengers waiting for him or something? Isn’t he late to some intergalactic war staged in NYC? The nerve of that guy. And then look at him, hitting on hot chicks and stuff. Bro, this isn’t Hulk-Harmony.com. You’re a goddamn superhero,...
Via With Leather
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Baker, Cubs beat Rockies in epic marathon

This wasn’t your traditional beer shower that the Chicago Cubs’ players performed early Wednesday morning to commemorate the first major league victory for backup catcher John Baker. “Beer, chocolate milk, hair gel, shampoo, body wash, and I got some more beer,” Baker said in describing the liquids his teammates doused him with. “It was great. Best shower I’ve ever taken...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Baker Gets The Win For The Cubs In 16

((HT: MLB.com))Big deal, you say...???John Baker is a Cubs catcher brought on to pitch the 16th inning last night at Wrigley and he did this...Your browser does not support iframes.It was the longest-timed game for both teams at 6 hours and 27 minutes. Baker admitted he hadn't pitched since the Cape Cod League, so we're probably talking at least a dozen years ago.Frankly...
Via Online Sports Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Baker, Cubs backup catcher, scored the game winning run AND got the W after pitching the top of the 16th

John Baker, Chicago Cubs backup catcher, scored the game winning run AND got the win against the Colorado Rockies, 4-3, after pitching the top of the 16th. The longest game in Cubs history.Your browser does not support iframes.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
2 days ago  |  Discuss
Cubs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Bosh: I was close to leaving Miami

Tigers acquire David Price in blockbuster

MLB trade deadline tracker and analysis

Best, worst in-season trades for each team

Rice: ‘Actions were totally inexcusable’

Dez upset over teammate's deal?

Johnson pulled out of tourney to hang with Paulina?

WWE star to be play big Star Wars role?

MLB pitcher charged with sexual assault

Breaking down the NL MVP race

Gallery: The best of July

10 young NFL stars having Hall of Fame careers already

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.