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Baseball history unpacked, September 22

Baseball history unpacked, September 22

Photo by Focus on Sport/ A thrice-weekly look at #Cubs and #MLB history. Plenty of the lore and deep dives into various narratives. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue brings a you a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and deep dives into various narratives that expand over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. Don’t be afraid to click the links for ‘inside baseball’ on the entries, which change from year to year as we re-examine the subjects. Today in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 5 hours ago
BCB After Dark: What would Yu do?

BCB After Dark: What would Yu do?

Photo by Jeff Curry/ The hip spot for night owls, early-risers and Cubs fans abroad asks you to grade the Yu Darvish deal, one year in. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the cool hangout that’s off the beaten path for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. We’re so glad that you stopped by again tonight. Please make yourself at home. You’re probably home anyway. Bring your own beverage. The dress code has been waived. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk baseball, music, movies, or anything else you need to get off your chest, as long as...
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Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Twins, Tuesday 9/21, 6:40 CT

Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Twins, Tuesday 9/21, 6:40 CT

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Cubbies Crib 10 hours ago

Chicago Cubs have sorted out the late innings quicker than anticipated

The eyes of the Chicago Cubs are on the future – even with a couple weeks left to play in the 2021 season. Jed Hoyer made that abundantly clear back in July when he dismantled the roster, complete with a teardown of the bullpen’s big three: Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Tepera and Andrew Chafin. Hoyer sent […] Chicago Cubs have sorted out the late innings quicker than anticipated - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 11 hours ago
Chicago Cubs News: Alfonso Rivas to IL; Nick Martini recalled from Iowa

Chicago Cubs News: Alfonso Rivas to IL; Nick Martini recalled from Iowa

Photo by Cody Glenn/Icon Sportswire via The Cubs’ OF/1B may miss the rest of the year with a finger injury. Nick Martini joins the team. The Chicago Cubs today announced that first baseman Alfonso Rivas has been placed on the 10-day injured list with a right middle finger injury. To replace Rivas on the roster, outfielder Nick Martini was recalled from Triple-A Iowa. Rivas, 25, made his major league debut on August 29. Since that time, he’s played in 18 games and hit .318/.388/.409 (14 for 44) with one home run and three runs batted in. With only 12 games left in...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 11 hours ago
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Twins, Tuesday 9/21, 6:40 CT

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Twins, Tuesday 9/21, 6:40 CT

Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via Go get ‘em, Alec.
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Cubs vs. Twins Tuesday 9/21 game threads

Cubs vs. Twins Tuesday 9/21 game threads

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Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins preview, Tuesday 9/21, 6:40 CT

Chicago Cubs vs. Minnesota Twins preview, Tuesday 9/21, 6:40 CT

Photo by Justin Casterline/ The Cubs begin their final homestand of 2021 with a two-game set vs. an AL Central club. Tuesday notes... STRIKEOUT WATCH: The Cubs have struck out 1,488 times this year. They need 31 more to break the franchise record (1,518, set in 2015). Since the selloff (meaning, with basically the current roster) they have averaged 10.74 strikeouts per game. If they keep up that average they will break the franchise record in Friday’s first game, and will break the MLB record (1,595, set by the 2019 Tigers) Friday, October 1 in St. Louis. The 1,488...
Cubbies Crib 14 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Will Ian Happ’s hot streak guarantee him a 2022 roster spot?

It’s not often one asks him/herself whether or not a guy who has an OPS north of 1.100 over the last month will be on a team’s roster next season, but it’s a question worth examining when it comes to Ian Happ and the Chicago Cubs. At this point, the former first-round pick has come […] Chicago Cubs: Will Ian Happ’s hot streak guarantee him a 2022 roster spot? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 19 hours ago
Frank (Schwindel) talk about the Tank

Frank (Schwindel) talk about the Tank

Photo by Nuccio DiNuzzo/ The new Cub has captured the hearts of fans with his hitting... and fun faces! Patrick Mooney and Sahadev Sharma have written a good article about Frank the Tank, which is also linked in Tuesday’s Cub Tracks, but as I was planning a player profile of Frank Schwindel this week anyway, and not everyone subscribes to the Athletic {$}, I thought I would just refer to that here. Frank J. Schwindel was born in Livingston, New Jersey, June 29, 1992, and first came to notice at Livingston High School. He played college ball at St. John’s University,...
Cubbies Crib 20 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: A top 10 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft should now be the aim

Over the course of a 162-game season, there’s always a potential for things to go haywire. Unfortunately, this season did just that, with the Chicago Cubs floundering in the standings and shifting focus to the future after a massive sell-off at the July trade deadline. If the season ended today with projected standings, it would net […] Chicago Cubs: A top 10 pick in the 2022 MLB Draft should now be the aim - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Bleed Cubbie Blue 21 hours ago
Do you want the Cubs to win their remaining games or tank for a higher draft pick?

Do you want the Cubs to win their remaining games or tank for a higher draft pick?

Commissioner Rob Manfred with the Cubs’ 2021 No. 1 draft pick, Jordan Wicks | Photo by Daniel Shirey/MLB Photos via With 12 games remaining, there’s not much room for movement in the 2022 draft order. When the Cubs sold off at the trading deadline, the remnant Cubs lost a lot of games, at one point 12 in a row. There was talk among some Cubs fans that the team should tank the rest of the season for a higher draft pick. Honestly, players don’t do that. I have confidence that every time a MLB player steps on the field, he is trying his best to win. Sometimes those...
Bleed Cubbie Blue 23 hours ago
Cub Tracks’ hair apparent

Cub Tracks’ hair apparent

Photo by Justin Casterline/ #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB news Here at CUB TRACKS NEWS AND NOTES™, we have news for you. Today the Cubs play the Twins in the first of a two-game series. Griffin Jax (3-4, 6.65 ERA) is set to oppose the Cubs’ Alec Mills (6-6, 4.50 ERA) in a battle of right-handers. The Cubs stand a better-than-even chance here to take two, as they took two at home from the Twins. 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...
Bleed Cubbie Blue Sep 21, 2021
BCB After Dark: It’s all about timing

BCB After Dark: It’s all about timing

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ The late night club for night owls, early-risers and Cub fans abroad asks what you think about a pitch clock. Welcome back to BCB After Dark: the late-night spot for night owls, early-risers, new parents and Cubs fans abroad. Thanks for coming in. We’re waiving the cover charge tonight. We’ve saved a table for you near the stage. Bring your own beverage. BCB After Dark is the place for you to talk baseball, music, movies, or anything else you need to get off your chest, as long as it is within the rules of the site. The late-nighters are...
Cubbies Crib Sep 20, 2021

Chicago Cubs Prospects: Arizona Complex League play wraps up

The Chicago Cubs Arizona Complex League rookie ball team concluded their 2021 season on Saturday with a 5-4 win over the ACL Athletics. The ACL Cubs finished with a 34-26 record under manager Lance Rymel and finished with the fifth-most wins in the league. As has been the case since 2014, they played their home […] Chicago Cubs Prospects: Arizona Complex League play wraps up - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community

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