Chicago Cubs News


The Cubs’ Questionable Lefty Situation, the WBC Celebrations, and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ Questionable Lefty Situation, the WBC Celebrations, and Other Bullets

Injuries and potential ineffectiveness have left the Cubs with one big question spot. Also: big-time bat flips … how do you feel?

Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 9, Cubs 8 – Arrieta Ks, Big Bats Thump, Forgettable Day for Some Pitchers

Spring Training Miscellany: A’s 9, Cubs 8 – Arrieta Ks, Big Bats Thump, Forgettable Day for Some Pitchers

Ah! Another huge lead lost late …

by March 12, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

Rocket Homers for Jimenez and Happ, WBC Excitement, and Other Bullets

Rocket Homers for Jimenez and Happ, WBC Excitement, and Other Bullets

It was a homer-happy win for the Cubs over the Rockies yesterday, with Jon Lester getting in his work.

Fifth Starter Spot Still Sorting Itself Out, But It Kinda Doesn’t Matter

Fifth Starter Spot Still Sorting Itself Out, But It Kinda Doesn’t Matter

It might be Mike Montgomery, it might be Brett Anderson. But it’s mostly likely to be “both”. Or, you know, totally disrupted by injuries.

Contreras’s Passion, Hendricks’ Readiness, Service Time Games, and Other Bullets

Contreras’s Passion, Hendricks’ Readiness, Service Time Games, and Other Bullets

Willson Contreras just wants to play ball.

Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 11, Cubs 10 – Cubs Offense Was Huge, But, Um

Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 11, Cubs 10 – Cubs Offense Was Huge, But, Um

Not much more you can do than ten extra-base hits and ten runs. Good thing it’s just Spring Training!

by March 10, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Must Read of the Day: Former Cubs Pro Scouting Director Offers Front Office Insights

Must Read of the Day: Former Cubs Pro Scouting Director Offers Front Office Insights

How the Theo-Epstein-led Cubs front office differs from the one in Boston, and the young pitcher the Cubs apparently tried to acquire.

by March 10, 2017 Chicago Cubs News

Remember Bryant-Baez-Soler Shots, Keeping Montero, Yankees Hair, and Other Bullets

Remember Bryant-Baez-Soler Shots, Keeping Montero, Yankees Hair, and Other Bullets

Remember when Bryant, Soler, and Baez went back-to-back-to-back? That was two years ago today.

The Non-Spring Training Cubs Bear Face Cap is Here

The Non-Spring Training Cubs Bear Face Cap is Here

Sponsored: People were digging the bear face cap the Cubs added for Spring Training, and Fanatics now has the version without the Spring Training logo.

by March 9, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 8, Cubs 6 – So Many Hits, Schwarber D, Pitching Work, More

Spring Training Miscellany: Mariners 8, Cubs 6 – So Many Hits, Schwarber D, Pitching Work, More

Cubs pitchers got smacked around in this one, and the Cubs lost the game late. Still a ton to discuss, though.

Cubs Announce That They’ve Agreed to Terms with 25 Pre-Arbitration Players

Cubs Announce That They’ve Agreed to Terms with 25 Pre-Arbitration Players

Lovely deals for lovely players.

Kris Bryant Reportedly Breaks Pre-Arbitration Record with New Contract for 2017

Kris Bryant Reportedly Breaks Pre-Arbitration Record with New Contract for 2017

Bryant’s new $1.05 million deal tops Mike Trouts old pre-arbitration record.


Pleasant Surprise: Cubs World Series Win Made Joe Maddon Baseball’s Highest-Paid Manager

Pleasant Surprise: Cubs World Series Win Made Joe Maddon Baseball’s Highest-Paid Manager

Maddon didn’t even know he had an escalator in his deal with the Cubs.

by March 9, 2017 Chicago Cubs News
Will the Market for Top Post-Age-30 Pitchers Shrink Next Year? and Other Bullets

Will the Market for Top Post-Age-30 Pitchers Shrink Next Year? and Other Bullets

Recent deals – Jon Lester notwithstanding – haven’t turned out too great for big league teams. Is the market going to shift?

Theo Epstein Speaks: Schwarber Catching, Prospect Philosophy, Heyward, Candelario, More

Theo Epstein Speaks: Schwarber Catching, Prospect Philosophy, Heyward, Candelario, More

The Cubs’ man in charge offers a range of thoughts from the big league roster, to the state of pitching prospects and building a rotation.