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Cubs Minors: Keep these South Bend names on your radar

Minor League Baseball is officially returning in 2021. That could mean big things for several Cubs prospects who missed out on an entire season of development last year. A year after the COVID-19 pandemic first began sweeping across the world and a year after the minor league season was shut down, a new year and […] Cubs Minors: Keep these South Bend names on your radar - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Javier Báez was reportedly offered $160-$170 million in a longterm deal in 2020

Javier Báez was reportedly offered $160-$170 million in a longterm deal in 2020

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ At least, according to one tweet. Let’s discuss. These aren’t the sorts of reports or rumors that I usually dig into on this site. But this one caught my eye and I thought it was worth examining: Cubs did make multiyear offer to Javy Baez in spring of 2020 as @Buster_ESPN reported. Offer was in $160M to $170M range. While Baez has struggled since he does have 4 HR and 5 SB and has track record. Will get hot at some point. Still has decent chance to beat that as free agent— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 19, 2021 First things first. If...
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If the Cubs make July trades, what could they get for Craig Kimbrel?

If the Cubs make July trades, what could they get for Craig Kimbrel?

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ It might be time to start thinking about this. I’ve decided to stir the pot a bit early this year. After all, the MLB trade deadline has been bumped up, so I’d better start assessing possible trades earlier. In all reality, it would be nice if mid-July saw the Cubs playing .580 baseball, but I somewhat doubt that will be the case. If the Cubs are languishing in mediocrity in late June or early July, expect a few “veteran for prospect” types of trades. This article looks at the Philadelphia Phillies system for possible trade matches for...
Cubbies Crib 8 hours ago

Cubs: Kyle Hendricks is destroying his trade value early this season

Kyle Hendricks made history on Sunday night on the national stage. The only problem? It’s not the kind of history the Chicago Cubs right-hander wanted any part of, becoming just the ninth pitcher in MLB history to allow four first-inning home runs in a start. One day after Chicago hung 13 runs on the Atlanta, […] Cubs: Kyle Hendricks is destroying his trade value early this season - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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2021 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 15

2021 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 15

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Turn about may be fair play, but it isn’t much fun The fun that was Saturday afternoon faded awfully quickly into the disaster that was Sunday night’s game. This one looked a lot like many other games so far this year for the Cubs. That is, the pitching staff was victimized by the big inning (twice, actually) and the offense wasn’t particularly potent. Things have gotten bad quickly for this Cubs team. On Sunday, Kyle Hendricks got caught up in the bad. He’s been a slow starter frequently in his career and so I’m not super...
Cubbies Crib 11 hours ago

Cubs: Willson Contreras is channeling his HBP rage into Hulk Mode

With Kyle Schwarber now busy hitting 463-foot walk-off bombs for the Washington Nationals, somebody had to take over the “Hulk” moniker on the Chicago Cubs. Given the flurry of beanballs Willson Contreras has endured over the past two seasons, he has promptly turned his rage into production by taking on the mantle of “Hulk” while […] Cubs: Willson Contreras is channeling his HBP rage into Hulk Mode - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Braves 13, Cubs 4: Do-it-yourself recap

Braves 13, Cubs 4: Do-it-yourself recap

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ Yes, it’s time for another one of these. Sunday evening at Wrigley Field, the Cubs were crushed by the Braves 13-4. Thoroughly, completely, utterly crushed. Before I get to a recap of sorts, about that score: And a note on that 13-4 oddity from the Cubs... pic.twitter.com/IF0HcggYND— Jordan Bastian (@MLBastian) April 19, 2021 Another curiosity about that: The Braves’ boxscore totals from this game (38-13-14-13, AB-R-R-BI) exactly matched the Cubs’ from Saturday’s game. Rather than give you my own recap to this rout, I thought...
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Baseball history unpacked, April 19

Baseball history unpacked, April 19

Photo by Mitchell Layton/ Snapshots from the big picture of Cubs and MLB history. ... on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select snapshots from the big picture of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history. Today in baseball history: 1890 - The Brooklyn Bridegrooms, who will later be known as the Dodgers, play their first National League game. At South End Grounds, the former American Association club loses to the host...
Cubbies Crib Apr 18, 2021

Cubs: Buster Olney talks Kris Bryant, trade rumors and contract extensions

The Chicago Cubs will take the national stage for Sunday’s series finale with the Atlanta Braves on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Ahead of the broadcast, we sat down with longtime national ESPN writer Buster Olney to talk about the North Siders. We kicked things off with the team’s slow start – and the lack of […] Cubs: Buster Olney talks Kris Bryant, trade rumors and contract extensions - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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Cubs vs. Braves Sunday 4/18 game threads

Cubs vs. Braves Sunday 4/18 game threads

Al Yellon Looking for Sunday’s game threads? You have come to the right place.
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Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves preview, Sunday 4/18, 6:08 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Atlanta Braves preview, Sunday 4/18, 6:08 CT

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports The Cubs, once again, go for the series win. Sunday notes... HITTING SHOES: Thanks to Saturday’s outburst from the bats, the Cubs’ team batting average rose 18 points (.184 from .166), their OBP rose 14 points (.281 from .267) and their slugging mark gained 57 points (.364 from .307). EVERYONE LOVES THE LONG BALL: Including his ninth career multi‐homer effort Saturday, Willson Contreras has homered in three straight games for the first time in his career. The last Cub to homer in four consecutive games is Anthony Rizzo, who...
Cubbies Crib Apr 18, 2021

Cubs: David Bote has been wildly unlucky, despite hitting the ball hard

Second base has been a black hole for the Cubs this season. Between Eric Sogard and David Bote, Chicago’s gotten next to no production from the position during their first 14 contests. But if Saturday’s offensive breakout is any indication, that might be about to change. Bote joined in on the home run parade at […] Cubs: David Bote has been wildly unlucky, despite hitting the ball hard - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Apr 18, 2021

Cubs: Kris Bryant is re-establishing his trade value quickly

Playing in what seems like his final season in a Chicago Cubs uniform, Kris Bryant is playing with a chip on his shoulder these days. After hitting two more home runs in Saturday’s lopsided rout of the Atlanta Braves, the former National League MVP is watching his trade value quickly climb. The blasts, his fourth […] Cubs: Kris Bryant is re-establishing his trade value quickly - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
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2021 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 14

2021 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 14

Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports Cubs bats finally break out in 13-4 win Saturday’s game was something that’s been coming for some time. Is it a dead cat bounce? We can’t know at this time. But even the worst teams sometimes beat up on the best teams. Baseball will give you those games for some time. Will the Braves right their ship and be a contender? Who knows? But they’ve gotten off to a slow start too and then with injuries to a couple of key players, maybe they don’t find their groove or it is too late before they get there. It doesn’t matter how...

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