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How Cubs came to fully believe in the legend of Kyle Schwarber

MESA, Ariz. An internal scouting report compared Kyle Schwarber to Babe Ruth before the 2014 draft. Schwarber debuted in The Show almost within a
Via CSN Chicago
25 minutes ago

Wade Davis on his spring training

Cubs reliever Wade Davis talks about his spring training.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Schwarber: 'I feel confident with my knee'

Kyle Schwarber talks about his prep for the 2017 season and his return from injury.
Via CSN Chicago
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Miguel Montero is far from dead weight on this team

With Willson Contreras now the starting catcher for the Chicago Cubs, what role will Miguel Montero have with the team in 2017? 2017 will be an adjustment period for Chicago Cubs’ catcher Miguel Montero. After being the primary catcher since joining the Cubs in 2015, Montero will be the backup this season. The Cubs gave […] Chicago Cubs: Miguel Montero is far from dead weight...
Via Cubbies Crib
2 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Opening Day

With the exception of a couple spots, the Cubs are rolling out a group of regulars for tonight’s game against the Indians. Though he was hoping to be back in action after sitting out a week with a stiff neck, Ben Zobrist will remain out. I guess fans watching on MLB Network will just have to be satisfied with the exploits of Javy Baez, who rejoined the team this past weekend. Barring...
Via Cubs Insider
5 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Veteran Ben Zobrist working toward his return

Chicago Cubs veteran Ben Zobrist is close to returning from a neck injury he called ‘unmanageable’ that sidelined him for the past week. Heading into the final week of Cactus League action, the Chicago Cubs are hoping to get some key pieces back on the field in Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell. Zobrist has been […] Chicago Cubs: Veteran Ben Zobrist working toward his return...
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5 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks finds focus through yoga

Ever wonder what makes Chicago Cubs’ silent stud Kyle Hendricks so calm and composed? According to the young hurler, it’s yoga. MLB.com’s Carrie Muskat spoke with Hendricks recently, and he divulged just how the ancient art of discipline helped him overcome some tight situations. Remember the third inning of Game 7? The Cleveland Indians had […] Chicago Cubs: Kyle Hendricks...
Via Cubbies Crib
7 hours ago

Don’t Let the Stats Fool You, Wade Davis Actually Looks Good This Spring

We’re not here to throw other media outlets under the bus, but I feel compelled to do a Javy Baez “piss-off” gesture when reading the following introduction to a recent Wade Davis article: “It was only three springs ago that the Chicago Cubs witnessed Jose Veras eroding from their closer to being released only two months into the 2014 season.” The Davis/Veras comp...
Via Cubs Insider
9 hours ago

Heyward's intangibles balance out struggles

When they signed Jason Heyward, the Cubs and club president Theo Epstein -- who are supposed to be as sober and analytical as any organization in baseball -- bet on something that sober and analytical organizations are not supposed to bet on. They bet on Heyward's intangibles, or the stuff that we used to call intangibles anyway.
Via Cubs.com
9 hours ago

Loaded Cubs could be quiet at Trade Deadline

The Cubs have been active at the Trade Deadline under president of baseball operations Theo Epstein, but that was part of the rebuilding plan. Now, they feel the Cubs boast a solid core of young position players and they hope to have enough inventory in the Minor Leagues to fill holes if needed.
Via Cubs.com
9 hours ago

Cubs Quick Hits: Watch Kris Bryant’s Highest Homer of 2016

Most homers are hit with a launch angle between 25 and 30 degrees, with the average falling right around 29 degrees. But in a game against the Phillies last year, Kris Bryant hit a homer by launching the pitch into the Wrigley air at a 43.85 degree angle (per Statcast). It was his highest hit homer of the year, coming off of pitcher Adam Morgan in late May. http://www.cubsinsider...
Via Cubs Insider
10 hours ago

I Think… I Think I’m Getting The Jon Lester Fear

Hi, it’s me. The man on the mountain who’s here to instill panic in you about the top of the Cubs rotation. And you were so excited for the new season, weren’t you? Hadn’t even noticed the wind was biting, did you? I kill what you love. Actually, it’s not that bad. But it’s worth […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
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The 25th Man: La Stella Or Szczur

With less than a week to go until the Cubs open up the 2017 season in St. Louis, the vast majority of the Opening Day 25-man roster has been pretty clearly solidified with just a few final exceptions. The most notable of those is the battle for the final bench spot. With Joe Maddon’s known […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is this the year Addison Russell becomes a superstar?

When you think about the young nucleus of the Chicago Cubs with MVP and franchise staple Kris Bryant at the helm, it is sometimes easy to forget just how good Addison Russell was for the World Champions. After a successful rookie campaign in 2015, Russell posted 22 home runs and 95 RBIs at the back end of the Cubs lineup while playing Gold Glove-caliber defense at shortstop. For...
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19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs hit 5 jacks, don't stop at 21 in Vegas

Anthony Rizzo hit a home run on the first pitch he saw and Albert Almora Jr. smacked a pair of homers and an RBI double to finish with five RBIs and power the Cubs to a 22-4 victory on Sunday over the Reds in a split-squad game for both teams at Cashman Field.
Via Cubs.com
1 day ago

Javier Baez defends playing with flair, says he will not change

The Puerto Rican team at the World Baseball Classic drew both praise and criticism for their emotional, flashy style of play, and Javier Baez thinks everyone should remember that it’s only a game. Baez said the game is about having fun, and said he wasn’t going to apologize for that. “We do a great job playing and having fun out there,” Baez said, via Patrick Mooney of CSN...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Practice: High Rolling in Sin City (VIDEOS)

The Chicago Cubs are cranking up some split squad action this weekend, with one group staying in Arizona while the other traveled to Las Vegas to smack the Cincinnati Reds around.  I thought I’d use this post to throw some of the in-game highlights (thanks to WGN!) together for you, dear reader, and also to introduce our new generation of Dreamcast.  You should listen and tell...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon announces Chicago Cubs starting rotation for 2017

On Thursday, Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced the official starting rotation for the start of the 2017 season, which begins for the Cubs when they face their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, on April 2. Although Maddon had previously announced that Cubs ace Jon Lester would get the start for the Cubs opening day game in St. Louis, the rest of the rotation was not announced...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs to wear gold-trimmed jerseys to celebrate World Series win

The Chicago Cubs on Friday provided a glimpse of the special jerseys the team will wear for its first series of the 2017 MLB season to commemorate their World Series victory last fall.The Cubs official Twitter account teased images of the unis, which feature gold stitching and lettering. Gold trim will also be featured on the team’s cap. As noted the tweet, the special-edition...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Fantasy Frolics: Wait on Arrieta; Look for Buxton

You will find nothing in this article stating that “Mike Trout is a great hitter and should be selected in the first round.” Or that “Wade Boggs has retired. so don’t take him.” This isn’t about the obvious. But with many fantasy drafts set for this weekend, owners thirsty for advice need to know who to grab and who to avoid. Not to brag (OK, so to brag), I have won my...
Via The Sports Post
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Arrieta crushed a home run off Zack Greinke

Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta, unlike many others that play his position, is no easy out.Arrieta recorded a career-high 17 hits last season, with two home runs as well. It didn’t take him long to hit one this year, either, even though it was in an exhibition game.The Cubs squared off against the Diamondbacks in a Grapefruit League game on Thursday, and Arrieta took a pitch from Zack...
Via The Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Theo Epstein has great response to being named greatest leader

Fortune magazine named Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein the World’s Greatest Leader in its annual list, and the man himself had a rather incredulous response.Epstein finished ahead of the likes of Pope Francis in landing the honor, but he made it quite clear that he felt extremely undeserving.“Um, I can’t even get my dog to stop peeing in the house,” Epstein told ESPN’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

David Ross memoir, Cubs World Series win being developed as a movie

David Ross is taking his retirement tour and World Series afterglow as far as he can. It’s difficult to blame a guy for taking a victory lap, even if it’s gone longer than even the most diehard fans might tolerate.Monday night, the former catcher made his debut on Dancing with the Stars, with his Quick Step routine scoring a respectable 7 from each of the four judges for a total...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss
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