12:01 PM EDT, Fri September 30, 2022
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Cubs: Signing a superstar shortstop also answers the second base question

Whether or not you’re enamored with Nico Hoerner should have zero bearing in how you feel about the Chicago Cubs going out and signing one of this offseason’s superstar shortstops. There’s no doubt Hoerner has answered the questions that surrounded him heading into 2022, namely defensively, racking up 4.5 bWAR in 128 games. He’s one […] Cubs: Signing a superstar shortstop also answers the second base question - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
15 hours ago

Jason Heyward bids farewell as his Cubs career draws to a close

Without Jason Heyward, there’s no 2016 World Series championship. That’s all you need to know when evaluating whether or not the eight-year, $184 million contract the Cubs handed to him all those years ago. In just a couple days time, year seven of that deal will conclude – and it will be the final one […] Jason Heyward bids farewell as his Cubs career draws to a close - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
18 hours ago

Cubs might have more than rotation depth in Hayden Wesneski

The next great Cubs team may very well be built on pitching instead of a collection of homegrown position prospects like we saw six years ago. That’s not to put down guys like Brennen Davis and Pete Crow-Armstrong, but the sheer volume of arms the organization is running out lately certainly warrants our attention. Of […] Cubs might have more than rotation depth in Hayden Wesneski - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 28, 2022

Cubs have what they’ve lacked for years: an abundance of arms

As the season comes to a close and all eyes turn toward 2023, the Chicago Cubs have a lot to improve this upcoming offseason. When you look at the roster, as a whole, the obvious needs for this team is more power in the lineup and a top-of-the-line starter. One thing the Cubs might not need […] Cubs have what they’ve lacked for years: an abundance of arms - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 28, 2022

All signs point to the Cubs and Willson Contreras parting ways

Willson Contreras fans, cover your ears for this one. The Chicago Cubs already survived one wave of rumors regarding the team captain and catcher this year, but as the offseason nears, things are going to ramp up as he weighs a qualifying offer. To that end, we’ve heard both reporters connected to the team and […] All signs point to the Cubs and Willson Contreras parting ways - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 27, 2022

Carlos Correa joining the Cubs viewed, by some, as foregone conclusion

If you weren’t a fan of the incessant Carlos Correa rumors last winter, I have very bad news for you. Last time around, you were largely spared months of speculation due to the lockout. This winter, though, the Chicago Cubs are going to be linked to the superstar shortstop right up until the day he […] Carlos Correa joining the Cubs viewed, by some, as foregone conclusion - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 27, 2022

Cubs: With a number of young arms in play, flexibility is key

The Cubs brain trust is already making a list and checking it twice. Ahead of what’s expected to be a very busy offseason in the offices at Gallagher Way, Jed Hoyer and Carter Hawkins are having conversations about front-of-the-rotation starters who are available – a promising sign for a fanbase desperately hoping for an ace […] Cubs: With a number of young arms in play, flexibility is key - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 27, 2022

Cubs need to let Nelson Velazquez grind through his struggles

Two people can see the exact same thing or, in this instance, read the exact same sentence and interpret it in two completely different ways. Knowing that, one may interpret this piece as either criticism, observation – or perhaps both. I do not understand what is going on with rookie Cubs outfielder Nelson Velazquez. Before […] Cubs need to let Nelson Velazquez grind through his struggles - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 26, 2022

Sammy Sosa masked one of the worst stretches in Cubs history

Sammy Sosa electrified the city of Chicago and the baseball world in 1998 with his 66 home runs and MVP season. While controversial now, Sosa and Mark McGwire’s home run race that year was so significant for the sport as it happened as it brought baseball back to life. It also rejuvenated a mediocre and […] Sammy Sosa masked one of the worst stretches in Cubs history - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 26, 2022

For the Chicago Cubs, at least for now, the ‘Kids Are Alright’

The other day in my car I heard the Who’s “The Kids Are Alright,” written by the great Pete Townsend and sang by Roger Daltrey. In a Cubs season marred by injuries, the ‘kids’ have taken center stage at Wrigley Field as the club looks toward the future. Christopher Morel was ranked #21 in preseason […] For the Chicago Cubs, at least for now, the ‘Kids Are Alright’ - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 22, 2022

Cubs will avoid their fourth 100-loss season in history

Chicago’s 2-1 victory on Tuesday evening in Miami was their 63rd win of the year, assuaging fears this Cubs team would lose 100 games this year.  It did not exactly come down to the wire, with 14 games to spare after the win, but, regardless, they avoided it. The reason this is noteworthy is because […] Cubs will avoid their fourth 100-loss season in history - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 21, 2022

Mr. 3,000: 10 years and 3,000 articles about my beloved Cubs

It’s been just over 10 years since I penned my first piece here at Cubbies Crib, a recap of a Brooks Raley start against the Rockies the Cubs lost, 4-3. That milestone – a full decade here with FanSided – coincided almost perfectly with this piece, my 3,000th since coming aboard back in 2012. To […] Mr. 3,000: 10 years and 3,000 articles about my beloved Cubs - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 21, 2022

Cubs: Ranking the top 5 offseason needs for Chicago

The good news? The Cubs will avoid losing 100 games for just the fourth time in franchise history. The bad? Chicago has understood its fate as far as the postseason goes for months now, as the front office continues to replenish a farm system that was largely devoid of impact talent when Jed Hoyer assumed […] Cubs: Ranking the top 5 offseason needs for Chicago - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 21, 2022

Cubs: Sammy Sosa’s home run history Aaron Judge is yet to overshadow

The fanfare surrounding Aaron Judge hitting his 60th home run on Tuesday night (followed by Giancarlo Stanton’s walk-off grand slam) was, rightfully, at levels we haven’t seen in the sport in some time. The Yankees outfielder became just the sixth player in MLB history to hit 60 or more home runs in a season, joining […] Cubs: Sammy Sosa’s home run history Aaron Judge is yet to overshadow - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community
Sep 21, 2022

Cubs get look at potential offseason target Pablo López in Miami

The Chicago Cubs are down in Miami for their yearly battle with the Marlins and while there isn’t much to pull for with both teams firmly out of the playoff race, Tuesday’s game did give fans a chance to dream on 2023. Pablo López was on the bump for Miami and it’s fair to say that […] Cubs get look at potential offseason target Pablo López in Miami - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - Chicago Cubs News, Rumors, and Fan Community