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A rollercoaster of a week for the Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs have come out looking strong so far this 2017 season. They currently hold a .5 game lead in the National League Central division after taking two of three games in a series against the Cincinnati Reds. However, the Cubs have not been without flaws in the first 18 games of the season. Four-game skid This week was a rollercoaster of emotions for the Cubs. They began...
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PGL: Cubs lose to Reds 7-5 in series finale

The Postgame Live crew talks about the Cubs' 7-5 loss to the Reds in their series finale.
Via CSN Chicago
1 hour ago

3 HRs in 3 days? Simply business for Rizzo

Anthony Rizzo says that, for him, the components of a sizzling hot streak pretty much resemble the components for any other day at the office.
Via Cubs.com
3 hours ago

Chicago Cubs lose finale, but don’t go down without a fight and first place

Be honest. When the Chicago Cubs scored that first run in the ninth inning, you thought they were coming back, didn’t you? The Cubs fell short, but once again they fought to the last out–and left Cincinnati with first place. If the Chicago Cubs are going to win four out of five, I’m not one to […] Chicago Cubs lose finale, but don’t go down without a fight and first place...
Via Cubbies Crib
3 hours ago

Cubs out to avenge sweep in Pittsburgh

The Cubs regained first place Friday and are on a roll, despite missing a sweep in Cincinnati, as they come into a three-game series vs. the Pirates -- who swept Chicago at Wrigley Field earlier this month -- that begins Monday night at PNC Park.
Via Cubs.com
4 hours ago

John Lackey struggles as Cubs drop series finale to Reds

CINCINNATI  Bronson Arroyo gave the best performance during his long comeback, pitching three-hit ball over six innings Sunday as the Cincinnati Reds salvaged a 7-5
Via CSN Chicago
5 hours ago

Cubs outmuscled as Cincy sweep bid denied

It's been a rough first few weeks of the season for Reds right fielder Scott Schebler. But pitcher Bronson Arroyo was fortunate to have Schebler's contributions supporting his strong start in a 7-5 victory over the Cubs as Cincinnati salvaged one game from its three-game series at Great American Ball Park on Sunday.
Via Cubs.com
5 hours ago

Watch: Anthony Rizzo Crushes Home Run in Third Straight Game

Anthony Rizzo just hammered his third home run in as many games. Today’s shot came in the top of the fourth inning against the Cincinnati Reds. The two-run shot tied the game at two runs a piece. The post Watch: Anthony Rizzo Crushes Home Run in Third Straight Game appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
6 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Zobrist Returns, Montero Caddying for Lackey in Series Finale

Schwarbryzzobrist is together again! After sitting out the last couple games with a stiff back, Ben Zobrist returns to the lineup at second base. That means a day off for Javy Baez, who has been scuffling of late. As has generally been the case thus far this season, Miguel Montero forms a battery with John Lackey. This pairing help to give Miggy regular playing time and keeps Willson...
Via Cubs Insider
10 hours ago

Chicago Cubs: A big contract for Addison Russell is likely in the future

After posting some stellar seasons, a big contract could be on the horizon for Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell has enjoyed a great start to his major league career. The youngster made his major league debut at the age of 21 in 2015. During the 2015 campaign, Russell appeared in […] Chicago Cubs: A big contract for Addison Russell is...
Via Cubbies Crib
11 hours ago

Eddie Butler: The Cubs’ Potential Diamond in the Rough

Early February is a dead zone as far as Major League Baseball goes. There may be some activity in free agency or the occasional trade, but for the most part that time of year is when baseball is at its lowest point. Spring training is right around the corner, and MLB fans the world over […]
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Chicago Cubs: It is time to admit that Javier Baez needs to sit

In an attempt to solidify the defense and use aggressive play, Javier Baez has started regularly this year. It is time to admit the truth and move forward. It was the wrong choice. The choice was difficult to make. Choosing between a young, flamboyant player versus a reliable veteran is why Chicago Cubs manager Joe […] Chicago Cubs: It is time to admit that Javier Baez needs to...
Via Cubbies Crib
23 hours ago

Watch: Jason Heyward’s Postgame Comments on Success at Plate, Diving Catch

There was a lot of interest in Jason Heyward heading into the 2017 season, namely in regard to the work he put in this winter to refine his swing. We had video evidence of that work, including side-by-side comparisons of that new mechanics vs. the 2016 version. Heyward is one of the Cubs’ hottest hitters of this young season, slashing .286/.333/.385 with two home runs in his...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Game 16 Recap: Cubs 6 Reds 5 (11)

What You Need to Know Jon Lester was imperfect tonight and the Reds tagged him for five runs in 5 2/3 innings, but the Cubs’ offense refused to die yet again as Anthony Rizzo tied the game with a three-run homer in the ninth. The Cubs finally caught up to the formerly first-place Reds. April […]
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Cubs dominate MLB jersey sales after World Series title

The lovable loser nickname that came to define the Chicago Cubs for over a century can now be completely thrown out the window. Fresh off their first World Series title in 108 years, the Cubs remain top contenders once again in 2017.And it now looks like fans all around the world are taking note. According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, four members of the Cubs are in the top-five of...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Travis Shaw blasted the hardest-hit home run of the season

Thursday night was a good night for sports in the city of Milwaukee. The Bucks blew out the Raptors in the NBA Playoffs, and then the Brewers held off the Cardinals for a 7-5 victory to get back above .500 at 9-8.The biggest highlight of the evening with this moonshot by Brewers third baseman Travis Shaw to give Milwaukee a 3-0 lead in the first inning: What a bomb.According to ESPN...
Via The Comeback
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Things I Think About on a Cubs Off Day

As the Chicago Cubs enjoy their off day while in transit to Cincinnati to play the Mighty Reds (who as of this moment are in a bit of an offensive funk of their own), I enjoyed a very nice baseball weather day of my own.  It was in the mid-60s out with the sun smiling warmly upon us as we did infield drills and batting practice.  One does wonder how it is to do the same drills...
Via World Series Dreaming
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reach out to young fan surprised with tickets to Wrigley

A young Chicago Cubs fan had the thrill of his life when his parents recently gave him with tickets to his first-ever game at Wrigley Field. Little did he know that things were about to get that much better thanks to how a video documenting the surprise caught the eye of his favorite baseball team.Kolt Kyler, 9, has enjoyed a quick rise to Internet fame thanks to a video posted to...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Szczur’s Painting Fetches $35K

Remember that painting of Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant that teammate Matt Szczur did for charity? Well, the piece of art that immortalized the Chicago Cubs ending their 108-year World Series drought sold Wednesday…fetching $35,000 for charity To put everything into perspective…that’s $35,000 more than you have ever thought about spending on a painting, much less one done by...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs seem to imply they think Eric Thames is using PEDs

It seems like some with the Chicago Cubs are ascribing Eric Thames’ hot start to the season to the use of PEDs without actually saying so.Thames, who spent the past handful of seasons slugging home runs in Korea, has been scorching hot to start the 2017 MLB season. He has six doubles and seven home runs for the Brewers, and produced three hits in each of the first two games of...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs walked off Wednesday on a majestic Addison Russell home run

After two weeks of sky-is-falling talk from (a segment of) Cubs fans, the defending champs got something to cheer about Wednesday evening.Trailing the Brewers by a run in the ninth inning, the Cubs rallied for four off Milwaukee closer Neftali Feliz, eventually walking off on a three-run homer from shortstop Addison Russell.It was a beauty. Yep, Russell knew it was gone the moment...
Via The Comeback
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Base from Game 7 of 2016 World Series sells at auction for $101,237

Several prized pieces of memorabilia from the 2016 World Series sold for big money at auction, with the base where the final out was recorded in the Chicago Cubs’ Game 7 triumph over the Cleveland Indians netting over $100,000.The auctions, featuring items authenticated by Major League Baseball and held on its own website, closed Monday night. The big item turned out to be the...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant can become the next Derek Jeter — and more

Kris Bryant is too good to be true. In the past five years, the precocious Bryant has earned the National College Baseball Player of the Year, a top three pick in the MLB Draft, the Minor League Player of the Year, two All-Star appearances, National League Rookie of the Year and a Most Valuable Player award in his second year. Oh yeah, he also led the most deprived franchise in the...
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Young Cubs fan overwhelmed by tickets to game at Wrigley Field

A young and dedicated Chicago Cubs fan was rewarded by his parents for all his hard work with a great surprise: Tickets to his first-ever game at Wrigley Field. And to say the youngster was overwhelmed by it all would be a drastic understatement.Kolt Kyler, a nine-year-old from Pierceton, Ind., received the tickets at the family farm over the weekend. Natalie Kyler, Kolt’s mother...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 13 Recap: Brewers 6, Cubs 3

What you need to know: Paging Commissioner Manfred! The Cubs have a new idea for quickening the pace of play: Skip the 8th inning. Mike Montgomery fell victim to the hot-hot-hot Eric Thames-Ryan Braun duo (“Thraun”?) surrendering two runs in the 8th inning today. Thraun was more than the Cubs could handle, with 2 home runs, 2 […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss
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