Chicago Cubs

Cubs reportedly are targeting a shortstop in the international draft The Cubs have never been shy about stockpiling shortstops from the time Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, Addison Russell and Gleyber Torres were part of the organization as recently as 2015. According to Baseball America’s story on the 2020 international draft, the Cubs are projected to sign one of the top shortstops in Cristian Hernandez.
Author: The Sacramento Bee
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:31 pm
Here at BCB, we are going to play simulated games for every game on the Cubs‘ 2020 schedule via MLB The Show 20. This will continue until the actual schedule begins, or we get some clarity on what’s actually going to happen with baseball this year. Here is the complete BCB Mediacenter where all our BCB simulated games will be located.
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: April 6, 2020, 7:30 pm
I admit I got a bit pensive and melancholy about this over the weekend, so today I’m trying a different angle: distraction. For the first, and likely only, time in my life I would like to thank Yadier Molina. Yes.
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: April 6, 2020, 5:45 pm
He played in just nine games for Atlanta, and while on their Triple-A Richmond roster in August 1972, the Braves traded him to the Cubs for reliever Tom Phoebus. Phoebus had been a useful reliever for the Orioles in the late 1960s, even pitching in the 1970 World Series for them, but by the time the Cubs got him in 1972 he was just about done. He pitched in Triple-A for the Braves in 1973, then retired.
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: April 6, 2020, 2:00 pm
Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history*. Beware of rabbit holes. Today in baseball history: 1961 – Vedie Himsl is designated as head coach of the Cubs for the first two weeks of the season.
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:00 am
While we were busy reliving Jason Heyward’s Opening Day arrival, there was another big event that took place on April 5 in Atlanta Braves history. Saturday was also the fifth anniversary of the Craig Kimbrel trade with the San Diego Padres. On the eve of Opening Day, Atlanta sent Kimbrel and outfielder B.J. Upton to the Padres for outfielders Cameron Maybin, Carlos Quentin, Jordan Paroubeck, RHP Matt Wisler and the 41st pick in the 2015 Draft.
Author: Talking Chop
Posted: April 6, 2020, 11:00 am
That’s probably a good thing since he did surrender a walk and a single in the inning before pitching his way out of trouble. AZ 0 – CHC 0 2nd Inning Neither team was able to do anything with a lead-off walk in the inning. Both sides hit into double plays, though Leake did manage to walk a third batter before he sent the Diamondbacks back to the dugout.
Author: AZ Snake Pit
Posted: April 6, 2020, 1:07 am
The Atlanta Braves announced on Saturday that they will air classic games on their YouTube and Facebook pages throughout the month of April. That will get underway Sunday night with a replay of Opening Day 2010 and Jason Heyward’s home run in his first Major League at-bat.
Author: Talking Chop
Posted: April 5, 2020, 10:37 pm
Craig asked readers to choose any historical game they’d like to see in person if they could go back by time machine and do so. The only condition: Well, since we’re assuming the existence of time machines let’s set an additional fantastical ground rule: once you step into the time machine, any specific personal knowledge you have of the game is erased. Or at least as much as you specify.
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: April 4, 2020, 5:00 pm
Similarly, discussing the Jose Quintana trade is more silly than discussing why the Cubs didn’t sign Quintana when the Yankees released him in November 2011. The Cubs needed a pitcher in 2017. Quintana had been good.
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: April 4, 2020, 4:00 pm
Bruce told me he found this old UPI photo, which he used for a story about Ron Santo in 2003, while going through things at his house. He didn’t tell me the date of the photo, so I exchanged a few emails with him guessing. Santo, obviously, is the third baseman.
Author: Bleed Cubbie Blue
Posted: April 4, 2020, 2:00 pm
Now, enduring a different, longer and deadlier kind of rain delay theater, with the season halted due to the pandemic, I find myself and my baseball fanatic friends filling the down time by watching classic baseball games. On a night when the May 17, 1979, 23-22 game between the Cubs and the Phillies was re-aired, I received a text with a picture of pitcher Nino Espinosa and his big hair perched like a birthday cake crossing home plate.
Author: Daily Herald
Posted: April 4, 2020, 1:40 pm
in custody after man fatally stabbed in Garfield Park The 24-year-old man was stabbed when an argument turned physical in the first block of South Whipple Street.
Author: Chicago Sun-Times
Posted: April 4, 2020, 1:30 pm
in custody after man fatally stabbed in Garfield Park The 24-year-old man was stabbed when an argument turned physical in the first block of South Whipple Street.
Author: Chicago Sun-Times
Posted: April 4, 2020, 1:15 pm
Los Angeles – Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish expressed concern Friday about the rising incidence of anti-Asian discrimination in the United States amid the coronavirus crisis. In a YouTube video, the 33-year-old from Osaka Prefecture spoke of the fear felt by many Asians in the United States, where reports of increased racial harassment have spread along with the pneumonia-causing virus, whose first major outbreak was recorded in Wuhan, China.
Author: The Japan Times
Posted: April 4, 2020, 7:00 am
Major League Baseball has cancelled a planned June series in London between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic, league officials announced Wednesday. The long-time National League rivals were to have played June 13-14 at West Ham United’s London Stadium. The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox staged MLB’s first games in Europe at the 2012 Olympic Stadium venue last June.
Author: AFP
Posted: April 1, 2020, 4:00 pm
TBA – Opening day, active rosters reduced to 26 players.
Author: The Associated Press
Posted: March 31, 2020, 1:23 pm