How Cubs affiliates are tackling financial challenges of coronavirus pandemicWith the Minor League Baseball season suspended indefinitely, and an increasing number of states reopening their economies, the Cubs affiliates are relying on other activities to help weather the blow of the coronavirus pandemic.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
In Adorable Video, Kris Bryant Re-lives Game 7 of the 2016 World Series With His SonChicago Cubs star Kris Bryant has accomplished a lot in his baseball career, and he shared one of those memories with his newborn son this week.NBC Chicago Shared .
Jason Kipnis: Playing for Cubs is a 'mindf*** at times' after Indians tenureKipnis spent nine seasons with the Cleveland Indians, one of which he lost the World Series to his new club.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon acknowledges what we all knew back in 2016In a recent interview, former Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon finally admitted he misused Aroldis Chapman during the team's 2016 World Series run.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 76 without baseball: GreedThe MLB salary proposal is designed to divide players in 2020 and beyond.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Looking back at the Fred McGriff tradeFred McGriff had his last great years with the Chicago Cubs after arriving on the North Side in 2001, but the circumstances deserve revisiting.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins simulated game. Wednesday 5/27, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs look to even up their series with the simulated visitors from Miami.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Top 10 Cubs Birthday PerformancesThese Cubs gave themselves the gift of a great individual game on their birthdays. From Derrek Lee's grand slam to Fukudome's five RBI game and Dempster's dominant start, we count down the best birthday performances in this edition of Top 10 presented by Sloan.Chicago Cubs Shared .
The MLB proposes sliding pay scale for 2020 seasonThe MLB has presented a financial proposal for the 2020 season, and not surprisingly, the players already hate it.Locked on Cubs Shared .
The 20 greatest home runs in Cubs history, No. 19: Rick Sutcliffe, October 2, 1984Now that the Cubs have won the World Series, previous failures don't hurt quite so much and perhaps we can view them with a bit more perspective.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: How would a universal DH affect this team?With talks of a designated hitter being implemented league-wide, we take a look to see how this would affect the Cubs offense For years we have had the deb...Cubbies Crib Shared .
Two Aces in a One-of-a-Kind MomentIn 1971, these two players accomplished something never seen before in Major League Baseball. Read this article to find out what it was!The Bullpen Shared .
Full Details of MLB's Ill-Fated Marginal Salary Structure ProposalTuesday's sliding-scale pay proposal by Major League Baseball to its players took off about as well as the Spruce Goose, though even that might be an optimistic comparison.Cubs Insider Shared .
MLB owners and players need to stop posturing and make a deal for a 2020 seasonWe're getting to crunch time to have a baseball season and players and owners are at a high level of mistrust.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Rays' first workout is a light at the end of the tunnelThe Chicago Cubs and the rest of the MLB are still working on reopening, but down in Florida, the Tampa Bay Rays held a small but crucial team workout.Cubbies Crib Shared .
An update on Marquee Sports Network and ComcastOne analyst thinks a deal between these two is tougher now, but there's another side to the story.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The Rundown: Players Disappointed with Financial Proposal, Maddon Admits Biggest Mistake of '16 Series, A's Will Stop Paying Minor LeaguersIf you see the glass as half full, you're of the mindset that the owners and players will work out some type of financial agreement that allows baseball to resume its 2020 season.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: ESPN re-airs 2016 World Series winBilled as "the biggest night in the history of Major League Baseball," ESPN re-aired Fox's coverage of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Why we need a "Last Dance" Documentary on the 2016 Chicago CubsThe Chicago Cubs championship in 2016 struck so much excitement for Cubs fans around the world.Da Windy City Shared .
MLB Bullets can't believe it's already WednesdayLet's get this Wednesday started off with something a little bit fun, since the rest of the early-week news cycle has been dominated by stories of failed negotiations and some teams potentially cutting off pay for minor leaguers.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Baseball history unpacked, May 271968 - Major League Baseball expands outside the confines of the United States as the National League announces expansion for the first time in seven years, awarding franchises to Montreal as well as San Diego, to begin play next season.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
MLB owners and players are still far apartHost David Kaplan is joined by Gordon Wittenmyer to discuss and update the back and forth between the MLB owners and players, and just how far are the two sides are in coming to a deal.Cubs Talk Podcast Shared .
Chicago Cubs Score and RecapAfter losing their first series in over a month and a half, the Chicago Cubs took Memorial Day to rest and recharge their batteries before stealing the opener of their three-game series at Wrigley Field against the Miami Marlins.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs Talk Podcast: MLB owners and players are still far apartDavid Kaplan and Gordon Wittenmyer discuss the back and forth between the MLB owners and players, and just how far are the two sides are in coming to a deal.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
MLB's biggest problem in negotiations: 'I just don't trust those guys'MLB's Tuesday financial proposal to the players union for a 2020 season follows several years of sowing the seeds of discontent in the relationship that resulted in back-to-back seasons of average salary decline.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
How Cubs' high-priced roster would be impacted by MLB's financial proposalMLB's Tuesday proposal could have a disproportionate effect on a Cubs team that entered 2020 with the fourth-highest projected payroll in baseball.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: David Ross' challenges with a shortened seasonAs a shortened season could become the reality, Chicago Cubs new skipper David Ross is going to face a handful of challenges.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Jeremy Jeffress doing work, on offseason jobAs part of his second career, Chicago Cubs reliever Jeremy Jeffress is passing the time during the shutdown passing out food, from his food truck.Call To The Pen Shared .
MLB Proposes Sliding Pay Scale with Highest-Paid Players Taking Biggest CutsMajor League Baseball's reported plan to offer players a 50-50 split of revenues went over so poorly that they never formally presented it, but the plan they handed the players Tuesday wasn't much better.Cubs Insider Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 75 without baseball: TeachersI spend large parts of my day trying to figure out where students and teachers are right now so that I can design and provide resources that will help them succeed in this environment, but I think reflecting on Mr.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts: 'We'd definitely like to see baseball back'Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts said the league would like to see baseball return in 2020 despite reports suggesting clubs could lose more money paying players prorated salaries than not playing at all.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: The day two teams combined for 45 runsThe Chicago Cubs played a regular season day game in May 1979. Nobody knew what the day would hold as they helped to combine for 45 runs.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Miami Marlins simulated game. Tuesday 5/26, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs come back to Wrigley Field for a six-game homestand to finish up May.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
MLB Facilities Re-Opening, Empty Games Could Feature Fake Crowd NoiseBy the time you read this, we may know a lot more about what's in the owners' revised proposal to the players regarding pay for the 2020 season.Cubs Insider Shared .
MLB owners have sent another pay proposal to playersI can tell you right now they're not going to like this one, either.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs announcer Len Kasper skeptical there will be baseballChicago Cubs TV voice Len Kasper is hopeful there will be Major League Baseball this summer but does not expect to travel with the Cubs.FanSided Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Should the check swing be a reviewable call?When it comes to a check swing call, Major League Baseball's rulebook's clarity of this ruling is somewhat confusing to us and Cubs fans.Cubbies Crib Shared .
The 20 greatest home runs in Cubs historyHere are all the stories in this series about great Cubs homers.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The 20 greatest home runs in Cubs history, No. 20: David Bote, August 12, 2018I'm pretty sure you can never get enough of this one.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: 3 players hurt most by shortened seasonEvery single Chicago Cubs' player will suffer due to playing a shortened schedule, but these three players' careers will be hurt the most.Da Windy City Shared .
Joe Maddon to discuss Chicago Cubs' World Series titleIf you've ever wanted to ask Joe Maddon why he took Kyle Hendricks out in the fifth inning of Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, now is your chance.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
The Rundown: Adjusting to Lost Sports Time, Cubs Working on Return Plans, MLB Will Offer Revised Player Pay Proposal Today"We are always getting away from the present moment. Our mental existences, which are immaterial and have no dimensions, are passing along the Time-Dimension with a uniform velocity from the cradle to the grave." - H.G. Wells It's odd how our body clocks and calendars work.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Who's getting cashed in to pay for virus season?Cubs, MLB owners are firing staff due to the financial toll of dealing with effects of the virus.Cubbies Crib Shared .
A first look at a possible 2020 Cubs 30-man roster and 20-man taxi squadHey, we might get baseball soon, so let's talk Cubs players!Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cub Tracks brings it homeAfter liberal servings of that meal, the simCubs were pleased to note that they are all over the league leaderboards in pitching and batting, and that Javier Baez is the entire running game unless you're in a TOOTBLAN competition.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Viewers guide: Cubs take on their World Series title drought in epic Game 7The Cubs and Indians both had a chance to end their Fall Classic curses in 2016, but only one of them could win.ESPN.com Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Top five single-season performances of the last five yearsThe last half-decade has represented a golden age of Chicago Cubs baseball. Here are my top five single-season performances during that stretch.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Former Cub, now in KBO, details life without fans at gamesFormer Cubs starter Dan Straily details what life is like in the KBO playing without fans, a model MLB will follow for most, if not all, of its potential 2020 season.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Baked Rigatoni Casserole and Memories of ChicagoOur family dinners have been a cherished tradition, for many years. So, last Thursday, my son, Patrick, prepared another favorite - Baked Rigatoni Casserole.Faith Family Weaving Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 74 without baseball: Memorial DayThe scope of the COVID-19 pandemic has me at a loss for words.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
MLB Monday: 1920 Awards AnalysisWe are on to a new decade of this MLB Monday series, and it's time to enter the official modern era, really, where baseball had a commissioner and superstars that took the nation by storm.Daily McPlay Shared .
Cubs: What about going through the season without Yu Darvish?How about the Angels Mike Trout? It could happen without a safety protocol in place.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cancellation of Minor League Season Could Have Huge Impact on Cubs' Big League Squad in Near FutureThe Cubs typically have their first round of promotions in late May as a way to create a little room at the lower levels in advance of the draft.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs off day real historical game threadThere have been many famous Cubs games shown by national networks while baseball is shut down - World Series games from 2016, no-hitters, the Sandberg Game, the Kerry Wood 20-K game - but what about other games that were memorable or important at the time, but have perhaps been forgotten?Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Five underrated hitters from recent historyHere we take a look at five hitters who accomplished a lot at the plate with the Chicago Cubs, and perhaps their accomplishments have been overlooked.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Report: MLB's Alternative Financial Proposal May Still Be Percentage-BasedAccording to a report from Ken Rosenthal and Evan Drellich of The Athletic, the revised financial proposal from Major League Baseball to its players may still be based on a percentage split of revenue.Cubs Insider Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform number, 60 through 99One last reminder that you can read stories behind many of these numbers in "Cubs By The Numbers," by Kasey Ignarski, Matt Silverman and me, a fun look through the history of our favorite franchise's jersey digits.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Talking Cubs and sports with Nick Shepkowski of 670 The ScoreWe are joined by Nick Shepkowski, he's the executive producer of the McNeil and Parkins show on 670 The Score, Host Notre Dame pregame @radiodotcom.Locked on Cubs Shared .
MLB might make a new salary proposal to players this weekMajor League Baseball will not propose a full revenue-sharing system to determine player salaries for the 2020 season, people with knowledge of the league's thinking told The Athletic.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
New Growing Cubs Episode: MLB Draft PreviewThe MLB Draft is quickly approaching and the guys sat down to talk about it.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Rizzo hosting virtual cooking show for Anthony Rizzo Family FoundationChicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is hosting a virtual cooking class via a zoom call Friday.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Prospect Profile: Oswaldo Pina Gets Better Every YearAs a teacher In a small school, I have the same students for three straight years.Cubs Central Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Missing baseball? This isn't all about Covid-19 anymoreI came to one realization as I was fishing on Thursday morning: At this point, this isn't even all about the coronavirus anymore, it's turning into a labor dispute.CubsHQ.com Shared .
MLB Bullets is observing Memorial DayFun fact: in Canada, where I live, we don't have Memorial Day - we honor our veterans in November - but last Monday we had Victoria Day, which has been a celebration of Queen Victoria's birthday for about 175 years.).Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Baseball history unpacked, May 25Jon Lester pitched a three-hit shutout and Willson Contreras hit two jacks. David Bote had a big fly also, and several other Cubs contributed run-scoring hits as the Cubs took the meatloaf back to Chicago and prepare for tomorrow's epic tilt against the Florida Marlins.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Sosa and McGwire's "Long Gone Summer" is almost hereESPN's new documentary about the summer of 1998 home run chase and Chicago Cubs icon Sammy Sosa's role is drawing nearer as May comes to a close.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 73 without baseball: Summer in a pandemicSomeone finally published a realistic guide for getting through the next few months of the pandemic.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: Prospects who you might not have heard of-but you willThe Chicago Cubs have a few prospects that you might not heard of at the bottom of the Top 30.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Sunday 5/24, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs blew out to a huge 8-0 lead after three innings... then almost blew it, hanging on to win 9-7 in Saturday's action.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
League, Players Reportedly Willing to Compromise on Financials to Get 2020 Season StartedWith Memorial Day upon us, there's very little time left for MLB and the MLB Players Association to come to an agreement that allows them to start the season back up in early July.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Scott Boras still expects big money for Kris BryantPrior to COVID-19 laying waste to the 2020 MLB season, the big story around the Chicago Cubs was whether or not the team would trade former National League MVP Kris Bryant.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Today's obscure Cub: Bill SweeneyHere's one who's REALLY obscure.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Employees receiving pay cuts to avoid furloughsIn an effort to avoid layoffs and furloughs, the Chicago Cubs have issued pay cuts to non-playing employees, including first-year manager David Ross.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Best of Chicago Cubs Social MediaThis week on Cubs social media, Anthony Rizzo's new t-shirt and a conversation between Jason Heyward and Andre Dawson.Cubs Insider Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform number: 50 through 59Now we're getting into some of the more obscure Cubs players — and numbers.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Column: With a loss of revenue and cuts to employees' pay, trying to predict the Chicago Cubs' future — financial and otherwise — is a guessing gaDepending who you ask, the Cubs are likely to lose a ton of money even if the season begins in empty ballparks in July, as MLB has proposed.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Cub Tracks needs moreCubs, simCubs, and MLB news.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
6 of Wrigley Field's worst 7th-inning stretch renditions in recent memoryJeff Gordon infamously the seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field 15 years ago, one of several memorable bad renditions at the ballpark in recent memory.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: What may happen if baseball comes backIf the Cubs, MLB and a majority of the players choose to come back and play come July, what would the outlook of the season be?Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs Among Teams That Could Play 2020 Without Key Players, Analyst SaysThe Chicago Cubs are one of several Major League Baseball teams that could face a season without key players, according to Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago.The Inquisitr Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 72 without baseball: Fridays at Wrigley FieldOrgan practice returns and marks my first planned outing of the pandemic.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The Chicago Cubs and why I wanted to be Mark GraceNot by name, but what he means to the team - and a second chance after his second DUI.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Saturday 5/23, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs look to even up the series against the simBrewers.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
College baseball programs are disappearingThis is not good for the future of the sport, in any way.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
New Cubs reliever helping healthcare workers with taste from homeJeffress is giving back in his own personal way.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: A look at five random team heroesWalkoffs and go-ahead hits are always exciting to witness in a tight game late. For Chicago Cubs fans, there are plenty of times we remember the likes of Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, Sammy Sosa, Aramis Ramirez, Javier Baez and Anthony Rizzo playing hero late in a game.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Will Cubs Extend Qualifying Offer to Jose Quintana Following 2020 Season?I'm not much of a golfer, but I've had the good fortune to play a few really nice tracks in my day.Cubs Insider Shared .
MLB players and owners are inching toward a 2020 season, but the next 2 weeks are criticalAccording to Dave Sheinin of the Washington Post, owners and players are both working on ways to get a season up and running over the next few weeks, but time is growing short.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform number: 40 through 49Just another reminder that you can read stories behind many of these numbers in "Cubs By The Numbers," by Kasey Ignarski, Matt Silverman and me, a fun look through the history of our favorite franchise's jersey digits.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Polling Place: If the Cubs need a DH in 2020, is Kyle Schwarber the obvious answer?It appears Cubs fans have almost no issue at all with yanking Schwarber off the field.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Jeremy Jeffress — with his food truck — delivers 70 meals to hospital workers in Phoenix. ‘Anything I can do to help, I want to do it,' the ChicWhile Chicago Cubs reliever Jeremy Jeffress awaits word on whether spring training 2.0 can begin, he's working out on his own and doing what he can to help out his community during the coronavirus pandemic.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Cub Tracks wants to bring baseball backThe simCubs dropped the first game of the weekend set 5-4 to the simBrewers as Jedd Gyorko jacked one out of Miller Park off of Kyle Ryan and the Cubs were unable to score enough to overcome it.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
What if the Cubs had the No. 1 pick in 2013, didn't draft Kris Bryant?With the summer hurtling toward the 2020 draft, it's worth taking another look at one of the Cubs' most successful draft picks in the last decade.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Wrigley FieldAt one point, I found myself at an intersection so full of people that I was pushed up against a corner storefront, unable to move.Davis Wetherell Shared .
Why Cubs, MLB might face 2020 season without key players and what it meansAn element of any agreement play in 2020 during the pandemic is expected to include opt-out protection for any individual player not comfortable with the health risks, an issue already being discussed internally by the union.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Joe Maddon to discuss Game 7 of Chicago Cubs' 2016 World Series win on Cameo to benefit COVID-19 reliefJoe Maddon will be discussing Game 7 of the 2016 World Series on a live stream with Bob Costas to help raise funds for COVID-19 relief.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Joe Maddon, Bob Costas to relive Cubs' Game 7 win following ESPN re-broadcastJoe Maddon has been scrutinized for how he managed the Cubs' Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians in the 2016 World Series.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs: MLB to players 'take more cuts or no baseball' is nutsThere is a deal already in place for the Chicago Cubs. It stipulates that players must take a prorated salary in the event of a shortened season.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo to test cooking skills in virtual class with renowned chefAnthony Rizzo and his foundation are hosting a Zoom cooking session with Chef Giuseppe Tentori to benefit pediatric cancer.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Albert Almora must perform when he gets the chanceChicago Cubs center fielder Albert Almora has struggled of late and whenever baseball resumes he has to start making the most of his opportunities.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 71 without baseball: Podcastiversary!When it finally came together for 2019 I was sitting in the bleachers with my friend Andi Cruz Vanecek when I learned she was looking for a new podcast opportunity and we set to work creating the Cubs podcast we would want to listen to: An in-season series-by-series check-in on our favorite team plus weekly off-season content and interviews to...Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Milwaukee Brewers simulated game, Friday 5/22, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs hope for better luck in Milwaukee than they had in Pittsburgh.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Another exclusive interview with simCubs manager Brandon PalmerThe simCubs are in first place in the National League, 35-16, heading into a set with the 28-23 Milwaukee Brewers, who are in second place, seven games behind.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Uplifting Canadian baseball photosAnd I'll admit that there have been times during this COVID-19 pandemic where I've struggled to feel hopeful rather than hopeless.Cooperstowners In Canada Shared .
Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber shouldn't be named a full-time DHThe Chicago Cubs' Kyle Schwarber has been looking for a designated hitter job for a long time - but he's not the heir apparent to get it.Cubbies Crib Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform number, 30 through 39Just another reminder that you can read stories behind many of these numbers in "Cubs By The Numbers," by Kasey Ignarski, Matt Silverman and me, a fun look through the history of our favorite franchise's jersey digits.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Fan Poll from The Athletic Rates Javy Baez Most Important Current Cub, Shows Bullish Outlook on Organization's FutureYou'll need to head over to The Athletic to see the full results of their extensive fan poll , but I wanted to highlight a few trends that might be of particular interest to CI readers.Cubs Insider Shared .
Both players and owners want changes in MLB's 2020 health and safety proposalThe proposal presented to players was described as a "first draft."Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Meanwhile…On the South Side: Baseball Will Be Back, What About Fans?Baseball will be back eventually, but will it be back in time to keep us interested?Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish and MLB players finally disappoint fansMuch of America has opened up - like it or not. Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish contends it isn't safe to play and he's taking all the risk.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Don't Assume Chicago Cubs Will Use Kyle Schwarber As Their Regular DHFor years analysts and fans have said Kyle Schwarber is a square peg in a round hole in the DH-less National League.Forbes Shared .
The Rundown: Memorial Day Without Baseball, Happ Itching to Get Back, Jeffress Uses Food Truck to Feed Hospital WorkersBaseball and Memorial Day have always had a symbiotic relationship and it feels a little odd that we are kicking off the symbolic start to summer without a full slate of games to look forward to.Cubs Insider Shared .
What if the Cubs had been placed in the N.L. West in the 1969 expansion?Why were the Atlanta Braves and Cincinnati Reds, teams located in the Eastern time zone, placed in the N.L. West, while the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals, teams definitely located west of Atlanta and Cincinnati, wound up in the N.L. East?Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
MLB Bullets is collecting baseball cardsLook, I think we all know that a rare, high-quality rookie card can be a valuable thing, but I think if you're anything like me you assumed it would have to be one for a long-dead baseball legend like Babe Ruth or Ty Cobb.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Baseball history unpacked, May 22The simCubs looked bad losing to the woeful Pirates, who took the meatloaf and will probably have it with pierogi while the Cubs travel to the city that beer made famous to oppose the Brewers in a weekend set-to.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs Institute Pay Cuts During Coronavirus ShutdownThe Chicago Cubs are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season.NBC Chicago Shared .
Dr. Robert Citronberg on the new MLB safety rulesHost David Kaplan and Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer are joined by Dr. Robert Citronberg Director of infectious disease for Lutheran General Hospital to discuss the updated plan by the MLB to start the season and the potential hurdles the league will have to clear in order to play.Cubs Talk Podcast Shared .
Pittsburgh Pirates announce furloughs, while Chicago Cubs announce pay cutsWith our coronavirus coverage, our goal is to equip you with the information you need.WITF Shared .
Why one medical expert remains skeptical of MLB's COVID-19 precautionsA local medical expert remains skeptical MLB's reported precautions in its 2020 season proposal will assure a significantly reduced risk of a COVID-19 outbreak on a team or teams.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs Talk Podcast: Dr. Robert Citronberg on MLB's new safety rulesDavid Kaplan and Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer are joined by Dr. Robert Citronberg, director of infectious disease for Lutheran General Hospital, to discuss MLB's updated plan to start the season and the potential hurdles the league will have to clear in order to play.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Latest On MLB Teams' Plans For EmployeesA variety of MLB teams have already revealed plans for the year for non-player employees.MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
Cubs Institute Pay Cuts, Pirates Announce FurloughsThe Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season.NBC Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Tim Kurkjian talks about Kerry Wood's long-lasting legacyI chatted with ESPN's Tim Kurkjian about Kerry Wood, his lasting legacy with Chicago Cubs fans and whether or not he'll see his number retired.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 70 without baseball: Emergency travelSeveral reached the damaging major flood stage. More than 8 inches of rain fell from Thursday through Sunday in the Chicago area, according to the National Weather Service, putting this May on the cusp of becoming the wettest ever on record for the city.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs institute pay cuts, Pirates announce furloughs amid coronavirus pandemicThe Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season.ABC7 Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs' former shortstop Ryan Theriot: 'Stick to your guns'The former Chicago Cubs' shortstop Ryan Theriot says the players should 'stick to their guns.' Sound advice when it's a pandemic.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs institute pay cuts, Pirates announce furloughsCHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates are trimming payroll while they await word on the fate of the Major League Baseball season.The Seattle Times Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates simulated game, Thursday 5/21, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs go for the series win in Pittsburgh.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform number, 20 through 29Another plug, if you don't mind, for the book co-written by me, Kasey Ignarski and Matt Silverman, "Cubs By The Numbers," a fun look through the history of our favorite franchise's jersey digits.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs fan, NASCAR's Kurt Busch shows off Wrigley Field 'thinking chairs'Busch is a lifelong Cubs fan, and he has quite the stadium souvenir sitting at home for him when he needs it.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Watch: Wayne Messmer Shares Anthem Tales, Explains Rebuilding Voice After Near-Fatal ShootingHave you ever been in a funk where you're just blah, maybe even feeling a little sorry for yourself, and then something or someone comes along and turns your day around?Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Three legends that need to be in MLB the ShowThe Chicago Cubs have received a lot of love in MLB the Show recently, but there are still many legends we'd like to see in-game.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Andre Dawson and Jason Heyward Discuss Playing the Wrigley Field OutfieldCubs Hall of Famer Andre Dawson and current outfielder Jason Heyward have a conversation about their careers as outfielders.Chicago Cubs Shared .
A choice the Cubs made in the 1968 expansion draft could have cost them the pennant in 1969It has to do with how bad the team's backup catchers were.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Remember When Yu Darvish Started Throwing a Knuckle-Curve? That Was FunEven if you didn't remember the exact point at which Yu Darvish started throwing a knuckle-curve last season, you could spot it easily by looking at game logs.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: How will the pandemic impact prospects?The Chicago Cubs might yet play baseball in 2020. But the coronavirus pandemic has an inherently negative impact on the farm system.Cubbies Crib Shared .
MLB owners expect to send a season-opening plan to players by FridayWe keep hearing vague promises from Major League Baseball that they want to have a "Spring Training 2.0" sometime in mid-June and a season beginning sometime in early July.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The Rundown: Cubs Cut Employee Salaries, Passing Time Binge Watching 1960 Home Run Derby, Trout Rookie Card Sells For $900KBeing a baseball fan and trying to find mental health breaks here and there during the ongoing pandemic is nearly impossible.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cub Tracks' Monongahela monstersCubs, simCubs, and MLB news.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
What Happened to Former Chicago Cubs Phenom Mark Prior?A look back at the career of former Chicago Cubs phenom Mark Prior and where the former MLB All-Star is today.Sportscasting - Pure Sports Shared .
Chicago Cubs cutting employees' salariesThe Cubs baseball operations and business operations departments and those with uniform employee contracts — which includes manager David Ross and his coaches, scouts, minor-league managers and coaches and other non-playing personnel — are all affected by the salary reductions.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Guns N' Roses Wrigley Field Concert Postponed, New Date Being IdentifiedThe Cubs announced Wednesday that the Guns N' Roses concert scheduled for July 26 at Wrigley Field has been postponed.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs employees take pay cuts: How MLB teams are managing costsOn Wednesday ESPN reported, and NBC Sports Chicago confirmed, that Cubs employees will take pay cuts but are guaranteed employment through at least the end of June.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs Employees Taking Pay Cuts, Jobs Guaranteed Through JuneAs first reported by Jeff Passan and subsequently confirmed by Patrick Mooney, Cubs employees are taking pay cuts but will have their jobs guaranteed through June.Cubs Insider Shared .
How Michael Barrett draws value from A.J. Pierzynski incidentThe incident with A.J. Pierzynski serves as a teaching tool for Barrett these days, as well as an example of how baseball has changed and how it may change further with social-distancing measures in 2020.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
The Cubs will pay fulltime employees through at least the end of JuneAlthough, there will be some pay cuts. Perhaps by then, baseball will be on the way back.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Recalling Michael Barrett's clocking of A.J. PierzynskiThe rivalry between the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox hit a new high fourteen years ago when Michael Barrett and A.J. Pierzynski came to blows.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 69 without baseball: TransparencyOne of the keys to the return of baseball or anything else seems hard to find these days.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates simulated game, Wednesday 5/20, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs look to even up their series at PNC Park.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Willson Contreras is the player for the team to build aroundThe Chicago Cubs have several players on their current roster who could be seen as the face of a franchise.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Girlfriends vs. Roommates, Dad Fashion and MoreFrom dating advice to their thoughts on the mother-son relationship, Cubs pitchers Brad Wieck and Trevor Megill answer fan questions in this episode of Call to the Bullpen with Motorola razr.Chicago Cubs Shared .
Chicago Cubs 2020 Draft Preview No. 4: Could New Scouting Boss Take Risk on Toolsy Prospects?Cubs VP of scouting Dan Kantrovitz was brought in to prime the pump for a revamped development infrastructure, but he's got a tall order ahead of him.Cubs Insider Shared .
The Called Shot by Thomas WolfIn the 1932 World Series between the New York Yankees and the Chicago Cubs legend has it that Babe Ruth called a home run over the centre field fence of Wrigley Field.Live Many Lives Shared .
A few more thoughts on whether — and how — there will be a 2020 MLB seasonMonday, the ESPN.com staff put together this comprehensive look at MLB's plans and what might prevent them from completing the plans to play baseball in 2020.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Report: Looming Term Sheet Creates 'Wild West' as MiLB Teams Scramble to Make List of 120 Full-Season AffiliatesDespite reports that decisions have already been made, Major League Baseball has yet to conduct formal conversations with its partners in Minor League Baseball regarding the future of the latter organization.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Three reasons why Wrigley Field is eliteThere is no denying that the beloved home of the Chicago Cubs, Wrigley Field is an elite ballpark and here are the reasons why...Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs Draft Profile: Cade Cavalli, RHP — OklahomaCade Cavalli has one of the most refined deliveries in the 2020 draft class. Couple that with a mid-90s fastball and nasty slider, and Cavalli makes for an intriguing collegiate arm for a team lacking in high-end pitching prospects.The Chicago Dugout Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform number, 10 through 19Another plug, if you don't mind, for the book co-written by me, Kasey Ignarski and Matt Silverman, "Cubs By The Numbers," a fun look through the history of our favorite franchise's jersey digits.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The Rundown: Owners Strongarm Players, Canceled Season Could Break Up Cubs, Lenny Dykstra Cheated to Feed FamilyI've been saying this since talk of resuming the 2020 season first started: League owners and the union should just cancel the season and focus on a new CBA so that 2021 doesn't have to be played beneath the cloud of a possible work stoppage.Cubs Insider Shared .
A.J. Pierzynski's summer tormenting the Cubs truly made him a White Sox legendThe dropped third strike against the Angels in ALCS, or a summer of antagonizing the Cubs?NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
MLB Bullets is worried about MiLBMinor league ball is going to be hit hard by the coronavirus.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs last pitch thrown by unexpected hurlerThe last pitch of the 2019 season for the Chicago Cubs resulted in a strikeout.Call To The Pen Shared .
Baseball history unpacked, May 20The simCubs embarked on the eastern leg of their trip and probably would have rather stayed home as their good ship was scuttled and they were pounded by Pirate first baseman Josh Bell to the tune of three home runs and nine runs batted in.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Former Cub Ryan Theriot on the summer of 2008Host David Kaplan and Cubs insider Gordon Wittenmyer talk with former Cub Ryan Theriot on the 2008 Cubs, the difficult decision the players face in trying to return to start the season, his potential career in broadcasting, and his thoughts on the Cubs/Cards rivalry.Cubs Talk Podcast Shared .
6 memorable Cubs bench-clearing moments since 2000, including Crosstown clashOn the 14-year anniversary of the Crosstown Classic fight, here are five other memorable Cubs bench-clearing incidents since 2000.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Owners' Ultimatum to Players: Negotiate New Pay Structure or Wait Until Fans Can AttendThough owners have not formally presented the MLB Players Association with a proposal on the 50/50 revenue split that has been widely reported, they have apparently leveled an ultimatum.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: If California opens back up, it'll be a logistical nightmareIf California opens back up, the Chicago Cubs could have a logistical nightmare on their hands - in the worst way possible.Cubbies Crib Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform numberHere you will find all the stories in this series.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 68 without baseball: ExhaustionI don't know if it's the fact that it's been raining for days, the monotony of the pandemic or something else, but I've been exhausted for days.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: The best international signings in team historyOver the past decades, the Chicago Cubs have had some great international talent who have made an enormous impact on the franchise.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. Pittsburgh Pirates simulated game, Tuesday 5/19, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs have crushed the simPirates so far this year.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
7 significant Cubs players who also spent time with rival CardinalsHere are the stories of seven of the most significant players who played for both the Cubs and Cardinals and somehow survived the rivalry to tell their tales.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
The best Cubs by uniform number: 1 through 9An updated version of the book came out in 2016. Yes, this is a plug for you to buy one if you don't already have one - the link is here.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Placing more of an emphasis on stealing in 2020Chicago Cubs Joe Maddon was a manager who didn't prioritize stealing bases and it is something this team should start during as we enter the David Ross era.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Ryan Davis helps make sense of the financial and labor issues with the MLB's 2020 season proposalThe MLB and Players Union have yet to come to an agreement, but there is plenty to discuss as the MLB has proposed a 67-page document on the medical and safety procedures protocols.Locked on Cubs Shared .
MLB players and owners are as far from agreeing as they've been in decadesA look at previous labor disputes and how they might relate to getting a 2020 season underway.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Watch: Gordon Wittenmyer Joins 'The Rant' to Talk Mount St. Helens, Newspaper Industry, MLB's Revenue ClaimsGordon Wittenmyer has been on the Cubs' beat for a long time, but he's been covering sports for far longer.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Ian Happ looked ready to put it all together late last yearLast season was hardly the year Chicago Cubs outfielder Ian Happ envisioned for himself but after a strong finish, he's heading into 2020 with momentum.Cubbies Crib Shared .
The Rundown: Exiled Sosa Deserves Fair Shake, 'The Riot' Urges Players To Stand Tall, Angels Furlough Minor League Staff"The only music I make... is with my bat." - Roy Hobbs, The Natural I watched 61* last night, an underrated baseball movie that I enjoy immensely.Cubs Insider Shared .
The Cubs would have made the postseason nine times since 2000 in an 82-game seasonA look at where teams would have wound up over the last 20 years.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cub Tracks dials it upCubs, simCubs, and MLB news.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Underdog: Mike Montgomery and the greatest pitch in Cubs historyA solid but unheralded acquisition that July, Mike Montgomery became the hero Chicago needed.Outsports Shared .
7 significant Cubs who also played for CardinalsHere are the stories of seven of the most significant players who played for both the Cubs and Cardinals and somehow survived the rivalry to tell their tales.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
How to navigate both sides of Cubs-Cards rivalry? It's complicatedRyan Theriot is the only starting shortstop for multiple Cubs playoff teams between Billy Jurges and Addison Russell.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Mlb Covid Safety ProtocolTopics: - MLB outlined their procedures to mitigate a COVID outbreak - Gut reaction to the Cubs' chances in a rules-shifting season.Cubs Related Shared .
Former Cubs SS Ryan Theriot to MLB players: 'Stick to guns'Theriot discussed MLB's current labor showdown and voiced his support for the players union, expressing faith they will come to an agreement with MLB owners.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs: 'Rick Monday… You made a great play'The Chicago Cubs and Los Angeles Dodgers were slated to play a routine Sunday afternoon game in Los Angeles.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Michael Jordan: Through the eyes of ChicagoFor me, watching the Last Dance has truly opened my eyes to the greatness that Michael Jordan was and the true heroism that he played with on a game by game basis.CubsHQ.com Shared .
Javy Baez' response to baseball critics: 'Let the kids play'The Cubs shortstop discussed in an "MLB Originals" video how his flashy play may seem unconventional to some but it works for him and he advises youth players to enjoy the game.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
How California's reopening affects baseball's returnGov. Gavin Newsom announced that pro sports, without fans, could return to California as early as June.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 67 without baseball: TeleworkWhat will it mean now that large portions of the economy have proven they can work from home?Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Rediscovering the joy of collecting baseball cardsBeing quarantined has prompted many to start a new hobby or to learn a new skill.Cubbies Crib Shared .
He managed the Anniston Rams. And then he quit.Charlie Letchas with the Philadelphia Phillies. By the time he arrived in Anniston, Alabama, to manage the woebegone Rams, Charlie Letchas' Major League career was already over.THE UNFORGETTABLE & IRRELEVANT ANNISTON RAMS Shared .
5 Winners, 5 Losers for Cubs in Shortened 2020 SeasonI should probably say right out of the gate that pretty much everyone could end up losing depending on how the 2020 season unfolds.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs pitchers who have struck out 4 in one inningJuly 31, 1974, first game, Bill Bonham: A hard-throwing righthander who was sixth in the N.L. in strikeouts in 1974 - and fifth in walks - Bonham struck out four Montreal Expos in the second inning of this game.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports talks about the new 2020 MLB season proposalTony Andracki of Marquee Sports joins the podcast to talk about what a potential 2020 season could look like, what impact this season may have for extension talks for Javier Baez, and he talks about a few of the upcoming Marquee Network mystery games of the week.Locked on Cubs Shared .
Will the Cubs' 2020 pandemic situation hurt Kris Bryant's value?Chicago Cubs Kris Bryant's agent doesn't believe the 2020 pandemic which could mean no baseball this season will affect his value down the road.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Here's why MLB wants players to take a 50-50 revenue-sharing splitThe numbers were laid out in this Sports Business Journal article by Eric Prisbell. Prisbell says the publication looked over a 12-page MLB document titled "Economics of Playing Without Fans in Attendance" in which MLB said there would be a loss of $640,000 per game if players were paid pro-rated salaries based on the MLB/MLBPA agreement of...Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Rap superstar Residente tries out for the Cubs, has some SKILLS!Residente is a global rap phenomenon, but did you know he can play a little baseball?MLB Shared .
The Rundown: Owners Cry Poor as Baseball Addresses Reboot, Ricketts Has Some Doubts, Live Sports Return, The Last Dance Ends"You live in a deranged age, more deranged than usual because in spite of great scientific and technological advances, man has not the faintest idea of who he is or what he is doing." - Walker Percy Live sports came off of its respirator thanks to NASCAR and the PGA, but now that ESPN's The...Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs' Jon Lester wonders how he'll do with a 'short' spring trainingThe Chicago Cubs' Jon Lester says he's in 'offseason' mode, and it will take a little bit more time than Tyler Chatwood or Jose Quintana.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Box score lines from Cubs games that are unique in MLB historyWell, I thought, I could certainly do this for Cubs games, and with Mike Bojanowski's help in putting together a list of games to look through, I went about my research.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
MLB Bullets thinks Bartolo Colon can still playIt's difficult to dislike Bartolo Colon. For Cubs fans, he has sometimes been something of a thorn in our sides when he played for the Mets , but since he was largely an AL pitcher for the bulk of his MLB career, he's still the kind of guy you can root for.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Baseball history unpacked, May 181931 - Babe Herman of the Brooklyn Robins hits for the cycle for the first of three times in his career, and the first of two times in 1931, which will become a major league record.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs might have their own "Last Dance" in 2020Chicago Cubs fans are desperately hoping MLB and MLBPA find a way to play this season - because this might be the final year the team's core remains intact.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs could lose almost $200 million in a shortened seasonPer a new report, the Chicago Cubs could lose $200 million this year due to the impact of COVID-19 on the Major League Baseball landscape.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 66 without baseball: Who is essential?MLB's testing document reveals a lot about our societal priorities.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs Projected to Lose $199 Million With Prorated Player Salaries: APThe Chicago Cubs would take a staggering financial hit if they pay players prorated salaries amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to a presentation from Major League Baseball that was sent to the players' union and obtained by the Associated Press.NBC Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres simulated game, Sunday 5/17, 3 p.m. CTThe less said about Saturday's game the better. The simCubs were crushed 9-1. The only simCubs run scored on a home run by Nico Hoerner, his first.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Some thoughts about the universal DH, the new reliever rules, and the 40-man rosterBaseball's changing. How will these changes make the game we all love different?Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: Yadier Molina says he wants to be remembered as the greatestChicago Cubs fans have had more than their fill of Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina. Now he's pronounced himself the GOAT and more than Cubs fans are saying "nope."Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs Among Biggest Losers in MLB's Revenue Projections, Impact on Players Still MurkyI know many of you are tired of hearing about it by now and I've nearly reached the point at which I'm tired of writing about it, but the battle between the league and players over revenue isn't going to end anytime soon.Cubs Insider Shared .
Danny Rockett's Socially Distanced Birthday Spectacular PodcastThe stars were shining on Tuesday May 12th, as a cavalcade of Cubs stars and well wishers streamed through to celebrate the 46th anniversary of Danny Rockett.Cubs Insider Shared .
Meet the guy who is collecting 1 million Chicago Cubs cardsBeau Thompson is a beloved fan of the Chicago Cubs. The 37-year-old's passion for the Major League Baseball team dates back to his youth, as does his love for baseball cards.Pekin Daily Times Shared .
The time the Cubs almost acquired Joe DiMaggioThe Yankee Clipper could have been a North Sider.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: My favorite memory vs. every National League teamStill, researching this article brought back some beautiful memories from over the years and also prompted me to think about what a great league the National League has been for a long time.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs unsung heroes: Taylor Davis, May 4, 2019Perhaps the most unlikely player of all to be in this series.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Three players who could be a DHThe Chicago Cubs might have to use a designated hitter if baseball comes back and only a few on their team fit the bill to fill that role.Da Windy City Shared .
This day in sports: Mike Schmidt helps Phillies outslug Cubs 23-22 at Wrigley FieldA look at memorable sports moments that happened on May 17, including the Phillies beating the Cubs 23-22 in 1979 in one of baseball's wildest games.Los Angeles Times Shared .
Cub Tracks stands up next to a mountainRick Morrissey : Not even a coronavirus pandemic can stop greed in sports. "Owners and players are giving baseball a black eye by haggling over money during COVID-19."Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
History of Cubs designated hitters, from Dave Clark to Kyle SchwarberLooking back on the history of Cubs designated hitters, in honor of the universal DH coming to MLB in 2020.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs' new organist plays concert for COVID-19 lockdownAs COVID-19 continues to delay the comeback of sports, Wrigley Field and the Chicago Cubs let the organs sing on a Friday afternoon.Cubbies Crib Shared .
What's the next New Frontier in player development?One team that did "something that worked" was the Pirates in the sixties. They somewhat focused on minority players for a stretch, bringing Al Oliver, Dave Cash, Dock Ellis and scads more to a base that already included Roberto Clemente and Willie Stargell.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: Team names before they were called the "Cubs"When the Chicago Cubs franchise was founded way back in the 1870s, the team had neither the same uniform colors or name they have today.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs 2020: Wednesday, April 15thCubs Throttle Orioles, 9-1Chicago pitcher Kyle Hendricks did his part in helping his team beat the Baltimore Orioles, 9-1.OOTP Sim Stories Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 65 without baseball: Organ music returns to WavelandFriday evening's hour long practice session for John Benedeck was comfort for my soul.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres simulated game, Saturday 5/16, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs won their fourth straight Friday against the simPadres. 8-3 was the final score, meaning the simCubs have outscored the simPads in this series 16-5.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs unsung heroes: Luke Farrell, June 2, 2018This performance was one of the most overlooked of 2018.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
2020 MLB Draft Prep: Strategies for a 5-round draftHow can the Cubs best navigate this year's very abbreviated draft?Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: Three questions the team must answer when play resumesThe Chicago Cubs were addressing many concerns when their season went on hiatus. What are some of the key questions that still need to be answered?Cubbies Crib Shared .
The Athletic Reveals Extensive List of MLB's Proposed Safety ProtocolsWe had already learned about a ban on spitting and high-fiving, plus guidance against signing autographs, in a Wednesday report from Bob Nightengale.Cubs Insider Shared .
MLB has released a 67-page health and safety plan to playersIt covers a vast number of protocols and scenarios before we can have a 2020 baseball season.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
MLB returning in July isn't as much a done deal as you might thinkAnd, results on what fans think about the possible 2020 season from our latest SB Nation Reacts survey.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: Yu Darvish voices concern over 2020 MLB proposalThe Chicago Cubs' Yu Darvish voiced concern over the coronavirus and the foreign journalists. What do you think?Cubbies Crib Shared .
The Cubs have hired a new organistFriday afternoon, he played for a while on the Wrigley Field organ.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cub Tracks' all bets are offCubs, simCubs, and MLB news.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Central Notes: Twins, Bryant, Mize, RedsLet's check in on a few teams from the game's Central divisions... The Twins signed injured left-hander Rich Hill in...MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
New Cubs organist serenades Wrigleyville, gives fans sense of normalcyFans congregated around Wrigley Field on Friday evening to be serenaded by new Cubs organist John Benedeck, generating a sense of normalcy amid baseball's shutdown.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Marquee Sports Network Mystery Week game thread, Friday 5/15The folks at Marquee Sports Network had the same idea and so they're going to be running "mystery games" on the channel Monday through Friday, May 4-8 and May 11-15.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Tom Ricketts speaks to season ticket holdersOn Thursday, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts covered an array of topics, including the 2020 season, in a discussion with season ticket holders.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Watch: Wrigley Field Organ Serenades Community During COVID Social DistancingHearing the Wrigley Field organ is exactly what I needed today. These tunes are also noteworthy because they mark John Benedeck's first time playing at Wrigley!Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Yu Darvish has been through a lot in ChicagoThe Cubs ace Yu Darvish has been through a lot so far in a short time in Chicago, from signing to struggling and back to where we all thought he could be.Cubbies Crib Shared .
This Week in Chicago Cubs History: Fergie Jenkins' shutout, Harry Caray, Sosa, moreUntil we get to that point, we will continue to enjoy many great moments from Cubs history, especially in May, where it happened to be one of the craziest months in franchise history.CubsHQ.com Shared .
Sara's Diary, Day 64 without baseball: Quarantine fatigueThe Atlantic published an article I've been thinking about all week.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs vs. San Diego Padres simulated game, Friday 5/15, 3 p.m. CTThe simCubs go for two in an row over the simPadres.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
How Cubs' Jon Lester might be impacted by strain of shortened spring trainingA big challenge awaiting MLB players when the season resumes is avoiding injuries as they brace for a rushed "spring" training.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs unsung heroes: Alex Avila, August 20, 2017This game had one of the wackiest 10th innings you'll ever see.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Watch: Kris Bryant Achieves Mixed Results in 3 Red Bull Homestretch Virtual RacesIan Happ isn't the only Cubs player competing in virtual competitions during the shutdown, as Kris Bryant is participating in the Red Bull Homestretch racing circuit.Cubs Insider Shared .
Another talk with the manager of the simulated Cubs, Brandon PalmerBP - Man, I just keep feeding the fires. We have some people who are underachieving, and a few that are unhappy with their contracts or stations in life, and I have to keep them in mind also and keep my stars fresh.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Three reasons Javier Baez will re-sign with the CubsThe Chicago Cubs are playing a little COVID cat and mouse with their magical shortstop Javier Baez.Cubbies Crib Shared .