10:56 PM EST, Sun January 17, 2021
Cubbies Crib 4 hours ago

Without Cubs Convention, Tom Ricketts is thanking his lucky stars

Annually, about this time of year, I make my trip to the Sheraton on the Chicago River for an event that my non-baseball fan friends of mine have called cult-like, ridiculous and over-the-top. You’re damn right. And I love every minute of it. I don’t enjoy Cubs Convention for the PR spin sessions led by […] Without Cubs Convention, Tom Ricketts is thanking his lucky stars - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib 7 hours ago

Cubs aren’t alone in battling through a slow-moving offseason

Baseball’s offseason has long lacked the pomp and circumstance you see in other leagues like the NBA and NFL. It’s much closer to a marathon than a high-stakes sprint. This offseason, in particular, has seen free agency and the hot stove, as a whole, slow to a crawl. Chicago Cubs fans are well aware of […] Cubs aren’t alone in battling through a slow-moving offseason - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 8 hours ago
Why haven’t the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 3: Jon Lester

Why haven’t the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 3: Jon Lester

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The Cubs need pitching and he can provide it. There are a lot of people who say the Cubs should sign Jon Lester so he could get his 200th win in a Cubs uniform and, near the end of the 2021 season when fans are allowed back in Wrigley Field, get a sendoff from Cubs fans. I’m here to tell you I’m not one of those people. Milestones and sendoffs are nice, but that’s not why the Cubs should sign Jon Lester to play one more year in blue pinstripes. I wrote about the mutual interest between the Cubs and Lester in December, after they had paid...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 10 hours ago
Why haven’t the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 2: Tommy La Stella

Why haven’t the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 2: Tommy La Stella

Photo by Kevork Djansezian/ He’d be a perfect fit. There are some things I’ll never understand about how the Cubs front office works. In 2018, Tommy La Stella overall had a mediocre season for the Cubs: .266/.340/331 (45-for-169). But among those 45 hits were 24 pinch hits, a franchise record, and TLS hit .312/.398/.416 (24-for-77, nine walks) as a pinch-hitter. La Stella was arbitration-eligible in 2019, but instead of keeping him and making him an arb offer, they traded him to the Angels for minor-league Conor Lillis-White, who never pitched a single game in the...
Cubbies Crib 11 hours ago

Cubs, Jon Sciambi fits the profile of historic broadcasters at Wrigley

Everyone around the game knows the history, passion and tradition that fills the air at 1060 W. Addison St. on the North Side of the Windy City on game day. There are few places or fanbases that can hold a match to that experience. For that reason, new Cubs TV play-by-play voice Jon ‘Boog’ Sciambi […] Cubs, Jon Sciambi fits the profile of historic broadcasters at Wrigley - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 12 hours ago
Why haven’t the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 1: Carlos Rodon

Why haven’t the Cubs signed this guy yet, Part 1: Carlos Rodon

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Seriously, this would be a perfect fit. With the third pick in the 2014 MLB Draft, the White Sox selected Carlos Rodon. That was one pick before the Cubs picked Kyle Schwarber — and it was said by some at the time that had Rodon been on the board when the Cubs’ turn came up, they likely would have taken him instead of Schwarber. Well. Schwarber made some great contributions to the Cubs from 2015-20, and now he’s gone to the Nationals via free agency. So why not pick up the guy they might have picked instead of him? Seriously,...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 14 hours ago
Cub Tracks in park

Cub Tracks in park

Photo by Chicago History Museum/ #Cubs and #MLB news you can use. Eventually a major-league club will be assembled, largely from spare parts. Right now, the Cubs are in neutral with the brake on. Here’s Cub Tracks News and Notes, your every-other-day-except-on-weekends escape from the humdrum. As always, * means autoplay on, or annoying ads, or both (directions to remove for Firefox and Chrome). {$} means paywall. {$} means limited views. Italics are often used on this page as sarcasm font. (In the comments section, use @ before and after your remarks @ to produce...
Cubbies Crib Jan 16, 2021

Cubs News: Corey Kluber got paid, which is bad news for the Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have done, quite literally, nothing to improve their prospects for 2021. It’s been one loss after another, all offseason long. If you, like me, were holding out hope on some impactful buy-low   additions before spring training opens next month – you may be in store for disappointment. On Friday, Corey Kluber, […] Cubs News: Corey Kluber got paid, which is bad news for the Cubs - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Jan 16, 2021

Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite small

There was plenty of Cubs news to cap off the work week, with the signing of top international prospect Cristian Hernandez and Friday’s salary arbitration deadline that culminated in agreements with Zach Davies, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Willson Contreras. But there was one arbitration holdout in Cubs outfielder Ian Happ. The former first-rounder put […] Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite small - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Cubbies Crib Jan 16, 2021

Chicago Cubs: Get to know top international signee Cristian Hernandez

As president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer seeks to reload a Cubs farm system that’s been depleted over the last half-decade, through both trades and graduation of young talent to the big league roster, the kick-off to this year’s international signing period has undoubtedly been circled on his calendar for some time. The top prize […] Chicago Cubs: Get to know top international signee Cristian Hernandez - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 16, 2021
1989 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 11

1989 Cubs Historical Heroes and Goats: Part 11

Photo by: 1991 SPX/Diamond Images via The Cubs conclude a stretch of 17 straight Every season includes one or two of those really long stretches of consecutive games for every team. A lot of those necessarily occur in the summertime when the owners want to squeeze more and more games in where the attendance figures are greatest. The last two parts of this series have focused on one such stretch that the 1989 Cubs had. It started on June 2 in St. Louis and it ended on June 18 in Montreal. So far, the Cubs took two of three in St. Louis, and split eight home games...
Cubbies Crib Jan 16, 2021

Cubs News: Some notable January happenings in team history

January is the start of a new year, deals being made, Spring Training is around the corner. We’ll look back at January in Chicago Cubs Auld Lang Syne style. I’ll start with Cubs fun first. The Cubs Convention, postponed in 2021 due to the pandemic, began in January 1986. Here are some memorable convention events […] Cubs News: Some notable January happenings in team history - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 16, 2021
Cub Tracks marks the spot

Cub Tracks marks the spot

Photo by Justin Berl/ #Cubs and #MLB news you can use Our treasures are buried deep, like the ledes of most of my articles. The Cubs continue on in their seemingly shambolic fashion and we continue to document the results. Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras, and Zach Davies have put their X’s on a document, at press time, The 2025 lineup looks ship-shape so far, too. Ian Happ and the Cubs couldn’t agree, and he’ll be the first Cubs arb hearing since 2018. And in my opinion, only Tom Waits and Gordon Lightfoot (of living persons) should sing sea...
Cubbies Crib Jan 15, 2021

Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

In the last decade, the Chicago Cubs have been incredibly diligent when it comes to avoiding arbitration, only doing so once under Theo Epstein. His successor, Jed Hoyer, seems to be taking a similar approach. On Friday, the Cubs avoided arbitration with Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Willson Contreras. The team inked the trio to […] Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue Jan 15, 2021
Cubs and Ian Happ can’t agree on contract terms and will go to arbitration

Cubs and Ian Happ can’t agree on contract terms and will go to arbitration

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ It’ll be the first Cubs arb hearing since 2018, if it happens. Just when we thought the Cubs wouldn’t go to an arbitration hearing, they might have one with Ian Happ: Cubs and Happ unable to reach agreement and headed to arbitration hearing. Will be Cubs' first since Grimm in 2018, just third since 1993 (also Theriot in 2010).— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) January 16, 2021 Happ’s projected salary range, per MLB Trade Rumors, was between $2.5 million and $4.6 million. It is true that in the last couple of years, teams have done...

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  • Kris Bryant

    Kris Bryant

    Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

  • Willson Contreras

    Willson Contreras

    Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

  • Zach Davies

    Zach Davies

    Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite small

  • Ian Happ

    Ian Happ

    Cubs, Ian Happ fail to agree to a new deal; gap reportedly quite small

  • Javier Baez

    Javier Baez

    Cubs reach deals with Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Willson Contreras

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