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The Cubs dodged a major bullet on Wednesday night. Having already lost 8-1 to the Tampa Bay Rays, they were in danger of seeing their lead in the division slip to 2.5 games over the Brewers heading into the all-important four-game set beginning Thursday night. But with a 4-3 lead [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Cubs Insider
Through the thick and thin of the 2017 season, a healthy Addison Russell at shortstop is the best thing for the Chicago Cubs' defense. With Addison Russell back in the starting lineup for the Chicago Cubs, the team has its best infield defense on the field at the most crucial [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Cubbies Crib
Sponsored: WAAAAAAAAAAAAANT. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Bleacher Nation
The A's Matt Olson is doing terrible things to baseballs, but we've hardly heard of him. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Bleacher Nation
Corey and Brendan preview the upcoming four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers, highlighting each matchup in great detail. Also discussed is Jon Lester's poor start against Tampa Bay and his comments about his health. Subscribe on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher. The post Cubs Related Podcast: Detailed Brewers/Cubs Preview, Lester Says He's [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Cubs Insider
Javy Baez just has special instincts. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Bleacher Nation
Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang discussed his attempt to return to the majors with Jee-ho Yoo of Yonhap (here and here). Kang derailed his career when he drove under the influence of alcohol in his native Korea — the third time he has been arrested for a DUI — with [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source MLB Trade Rumors – Chicago Cubs
Jimmy Nelson's shoulder injury was bad. Also: good pitcher availability for the Cubs, good managing by Maddon, and much more. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Bleacher Nation
Jon Lester surrendered seven runs against a weak Tampa Bay offense Wednesday night, prompting questions about the normally consistent lefty's health. After the poor outing, Lester emphasized that there are no health concerns. Jon Lester: "You're going to have ups and downs. I feel fine. There's no lingering effects from anything. There's [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Cubs Insider
“Their mental energy is probably at an all-season-high right now,” Joe Maddon said of a Cubs team that went out and snatched a 2-1 victory from the Rays Tuesday night in Tampa. It was the same team that subsequently rolled over and played dead the following evening, though you can [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Cubs Insider
It seems to go hand-in-hand for the Chicago Cubs. When the pitching struggles, the offense tends to fall flat. It happened again on Wednesday night as Jon Lester struggled in an 8-1 loss. Things had been rolling along nicely for the Chicago Cubs. The seven-game win streak seemed in good [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Cubbies Crib
Baseball is Fun: Stanton has just ten games to go, but to be "one of the greats" you have to be great. Let's see if he can pull it off. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Bleacher Nation
It's the four-game series that very well could determine the winner of the NL Central. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Bleacher Nation
I have no regrets. [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source Bleacher Nation
It has been brought to my attention recently that I've been contributing to BP Wrigleyville for about a year and a half and up until now, I have been in violation of the baseball blogger code by neglecting to do a Player A vs. Player B breakdown. Mea culpa. You [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source BP Wrigleyville
With this summer's trades, the Cubs' farm system is no longer what it once was. Evaluators now rank it in the bottom five of MLB farm systems. The main reason for inclusion in the low end of the MLB rankings is that the Cubs lack a player in any top [...]
Thu, Sep 21, 2017
Source BP Wrigleyville
OSS: Jon Lester looks bad, but the Pirates offense remembered their bats for once. Three up: The Pirates Adam Frazier hit a walk-off HR to drop the Cubs magic number to 8. Frazier also got the run scoring going with a triple in the second inning. It took a player having a [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source Obstructed View
Jon Lester says there's nothing physically wrong, but the Cubs left-hander wasn't sharp on Wednesday night and no one had an explanation for it. [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source Chicago Cubs Official Team Site
After winning a pitchers duel on Tuesday, the Cubs had a chance to sweep the Rays on Wednesday in the finale of a brief two-game series. A rough outing from Jon Lester combined with minimal offensive output ensured that did not happen, however, as Chicago's winning streak came to an [...]
Wed, Sep 20, 2017
Source Cubs Insider

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