11:33 AM 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
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On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Reds series preview

On The Horizon: Cubs vs. Reds series preview

Photo by Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire via You will be VERY familiar with the Reds by the time this series ends. The Cubs were supposed to finish the 2022 season at Wrigley Field against the Reds, but the lockout rescheduled quite a few games, including what was to have been the season-opening set in Cincinnati. Those three games will immediately follow the three at Wrigley, so I’m treating this like a six-game series, played in two ballparks. For more on the Reds, here’s Wick Terrell, manager of our SB Nation Reds site Red Reporter. The Cincinnati Reds spent the...
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2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 156

2022 Cubs Heroes and Goats: Game 156

Photo by Jamie Sabau/ The Cubs move to 8-1 over their last nine games with the sweep of the Phillies. There are some times where I think baseball is so predictable and I feel that even if I don’t know exactly what is going to happen, that I have a feeling for largely what will happen. I assure you none of those things that I know or even feel, no hunch, nothing that said that the Cubs would not only sweep this September series from the Phillies, but the entire season series. Granted, the Cubs played very well against the Brewers, winning 10 of 19 games against the...
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Outside The Confines: The final Friday, and number 61

Outside The Confines: The final Friday, and number 61

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Judge ties history and there’s still time left. Well, friends, I’m sorry to say it, but this is the final Friday of baseball’s regular season. And since about four teams would need to cease to exist in order for the Cubs to get into the postseason, this is the last Friday and last weekend of Cubs baseball in 2022. Somber, and yet, what a year it has been. And one of the biggest stories of this year and most certainly this week has been Judge-watch, as baseball fans clamored (some quite literally) to watch the big moment Aaron Judge...
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Baseball history unpacked, September 30

Baseball history unpacked, September 30

Photo by Brian D. Kersey/ A thrice-weekly digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB factoids, gathered from reputable sources. Dale Sveum hits the road. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along. We also include Cubs’ player birthdays and a bit of world history, for context. Today in baseball history: 1911 - At...