David Bote over Nico Hoerner? Win, lose or snooze, the Cubs are on their wayBote is a grinder, a plugger, a player whose floor isn't so low and whose ceiling isn't so high.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
A walk around Wrigley Field on the eve of 2021 baseballAfter more than a year, fans will return to the Friendly Confines.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Boog Sciambi and Jim Deshaies won't be wearing ties on Marquee Sports NetworkLast year, Len Kasper and Jim Deshaies wore suits and ties to broadcast Cubs games on Marquee Sports Network.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs Bullpen May Hinge on 3 Inconsistent Relievers Implementing Mechanical AdjustmentsIf we were getting ready for the start of the 2014 season, Cubs fans would be ecstatic about a combination of Rex Brothers and Craig Kimbrel at the back of the bullpen.Cubs Insider Shared .
Weather for Cubs, White Sox home openersDoes cold weather matter for a Cubs or White Sox home opener?Chicagotribune.com Shared .
5 bold predictions for the 2021 CubsWill the two men in the photo be Cubs after this year?Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Rizzo Cuts Off Talks With Cubs As Free Agency LoomsRizzo has a $16.5 million salary this season. He set a deadline of opening day for a new agreement.CBS Chicago Shared .
Why Cubs' Ian Happ can't envision Anthony Rizzo with another teamIan Happ weighs in on Anthony Rizzo's uncertain future with the Cubs.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Can the Cubs win with a soft tossing rotation?At the de facto end of their World Series window, the Chicago Cubs are deploying a rotation that relies less on velocity and more on command.Beyond The Box Score Shared .
New Holy Cow! Podcast: Cubs Season Preview With Jared WyllysJared Wyllys of Forbes Sports is here for a Cubs 2021 season preview. Sean kind of makes a prediction and the two engage in a discussion about the surprising demotion of Nico Hoerner.Cubs Insider Shared .
Why Cubs' Ian Happ Can't Envision Anthony Rizzo With Another TeamIan Happ weighs in on Anthony Rizzo's uncertain future with the Cubs.NBC Chicago Shared .
Album Review: Bleacher Bum Band Drops Cubs-Themed BangerIf I had to describe the Bleacher Bum Band as musicians and lyricists, I'd probably make a pretty good argument with the following: Take the best parts of They Might Be Giants and Ween, mix in a heaping cup of Lemmy Kilmister from Motörhead, a teaspoon or two of Green Day, and equal dashes of David Byrne and Jack Rabbit Slim.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: 3 bold predictions for the 2021 seasonWith 2021 being a pivotal season for the Chicago Cubs and the direction of the franchise, here are three bold predictions you may see play out this year.Da Windy City Shared .
Cubs reportedly "low-balled" Anthony Rizzo, extension seems unlikelyYesterday, Sean was excited after reports about an Anthony Rizzo extension in the works, but after hearing Rizzo speak yesterday and with the offer details being reported it's hard to not be upset with the Ricketts this Tuesday morning.Locked on Cubs Shared .
Wrigleyville Nation Podcast: Episode 243Jeremy, Pat, and Evan give our annual predictions for the upcoming Cubs season. We discuss the Anthony Rizzo contract extension situation.Cubs Insider Shared .
A few more thoughts about the Anthony Rizzo contract situationThe overwhelming majority of Cubs fans would like, I believe, to see Anthony Rizzo play the rest of his major-league career in a Cubs uniform, get a retirement-day sendoff, perhaps even see his No.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The Rundown: Rizzo Ceases Extension Negotiations, Ross Believes in Rotation, MLB Striving for 85% Immunization RateCubs camp was running along pretty efficiently until yesterday when the team blew a cylinder head just as it was getting ready to cruise back to Chicago for Thursday's home opener against the Pirates.Cubs Insider Shared .
Meanwhile on the South Side: Who Gets to See the Sox Live?The 2020 season ended in disappointment for the White Sox, but the overwhelming feeling headed to 2021 is one of excitement.Cubs Insider Shared .
2021 Chicago Cubs Season PreviewThe 2021 Chicago Cubs look to defend their NL Central crown led by second-year manager David Ross in the dugout.Last Word On Baseball Shared .
Cub Tracks spills the beansCubs and #MLB news for you.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cactus League report: David Bote's ‘new adventure' for the Cubs includes books — and how Michael Kopech is doing in the White Sox bullpenThe Cubs enjoy an off day at home in Chicago before Thursday afternoon's opener, while the White Sox end their Cactus League schedule in Scottsdale before going on the road to Anaheim to open the regular season.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Cubs Trade Rumors: Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Javy Baez Could Become AvailableThe Chicago Cubs could field trade offers for their best players in the 2021 MLB season.International Business Times Shared .
BCB After Dark: Show me the money! Anthony Rizzo's future with Chicago CubsThe hip late night spot for late nighters, early risers and Cubs fans abroad asks if the longest-tenured Cubs player is going to stick around.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Wrigleyville Nation Ep 243Evan Altman joins us from Cubs Insider. Jeremy, Pat, and Evan give our annual predictions for the upcoming Cubs season.Wrigleyville Nation's Podcast Shared .
Paul Sullivan: Anthony Rizzo a in what may be his farewell tour with the Chicago Cubs a vows to enjoy the rideThe Anthony Rizzo Farewell Tour begins Thursday afternoon at Wrigley Field, with a limited audience of well-wishers invited due to COVID-19 restrictions.MSN Shared .
Wittenmyer: Cubs' lowball Rizzo offer could be costly mistakeIf the Cubs screw up a contract extension for Anthony Rizzo, what does that say about all their talk about building a culture in Chicago - not to mention their chances of getting Javy Baez, Kris Bryant, Willson Contreras or anyone else signed to an extension?NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs Minors: The upcoming group of prospects can be the next great coreThe Cubs may not have the flashiest farm system in baseball but do not count out the crop of youthful talent waiting for their chance as the next core.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Wittenmyer: Why Cubs' Lowball Offer to Anthony Rizzo Beyond Tone DeafIf the Cubs screw up a contract extension for Anthony Rizzo, what does that say about all their talk about building a culture in Chicago - not to mention...NBC Chicago Shared .
Spring Training 2021: Nico Hoerner Hits 3-Run Homer As Cubs Top Diamondbacks In Last Cactus League Game This SeasonThe Cubs enjoyed their last Cactus League game of the spring on Monday, hosting the Arizona Diamondbacks.CBS Chicago Shared .
With Contract Extension Talk Stalled, This Year Might Be Anthony Rizzo's Last With CubsOpening Day is Thursday, and it's hard to believe this will already be Anthony Rizzo's 10th year in the Cubs organization - and possibly his last.CBS Chicago Shared .
Here's What's Changing at Wrigley Field as Fans Return to Stands for 2021 SeasonWith the coronavirus pandemic still ongoing, the Chicago Cubs have announced several significant changes to the fan experience at Wrigley Field this season.NBC Chicago Shared .
If this is his final season with Chicago Cubs, Rizzo 'at peace with it'Anthony Rizzo was hoping to get a contract extension from the Chicago Cubs in spring training.Daily Herald Shared .
Chicago Cubs Score and RecapThe Chicago Cubs wrapped up their spring slate with a bang Monday afternoon. They pounded the Arizona Diamondbacks at Sloan Park and now head north for Opening Day on Thursday at historic Wrigley Field.Cubs Insider Shared .
Pirates name Chad Kuhl opening day starterMore than two years after Tommy John surgery, Chad Kuhl will be Pittsburgh's opening day starter in Chicago on Thursday when the Pirates face the Cubs.Chicago Cubs - HardballTalk Shared .
Anthony Rizzo cuts off talks with Cubs as free agency loomsAnthony Rizzo is cutting off talks with the Chicago Cubs on a new contract and is prepared to play the season as free agency looms after the World Series.Chicago Cubs - HardballTalk Shared .
Arizona-Chicago Cubs RunsCubs first. Ian Happ walks. Willson Contreras singles to left center field. Ian Happ to second.SFGATE Shared .
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo halts extension talks to focus on seasonAnthony Rizzo has expressed his desire to remain a Cub long term, but with extension talks stalled, the first baseman instructed his agents to halt negotiations so he can focus on the season.Cubs Talk Podcast Shared .
Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 1: That's a wrapWillson Contreras smashed his fourth homer of the spring and went 3-for-3 and the Cubs crushed the Diamondbacks 7-1, finishing 15-9-4 in the abbreviated Cactus League schedule.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: Three teams who could sign Anthony Rizzo in free agencyIt looks like Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will hit free agency at year's end.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Team Photo Day Becomes a Field Trip to the Wrigley Field ScoreboardSteve Green has been photographing the Cubs since the early 1980s, including every team photo.Chicago Cubs Shared .
Cubs 2021 Opening Day Roster: David Bote's Patience Pays OffCubs manager David Ross named David Bote the Cubs everyday second baseman over the weekend, after the team optioned Nico Hoerner to Triple-A.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs Talk Podcast: Anthony Rizzo Halts Extension TalksDavid Kaplan, Maddie Lee, Tim Stebbins and Gordon Wittenmyer react to news Anthony Rizzo doesn't expect to reach an extension with the Cubs by Opening...NBC Chicago Shared .
Watch: Willson Contreras Hits Towering Home RunAs we near Opening Day on Thursday, Willson Contreras clearly wanted to end Spring Training on a positive.Cubs Insider Shared .
Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Diamondbacks, Monday 3/29, 2:05 CTOne more look at the Cubs' choices for the Opening Day roster.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo says enough negotiating; he's ‘at peace' with whatever happensThe first baseman wants extension talks involving him to stop once Opening Day arrives Thursday at Wrigley Field.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Anthony Rizzo cuts off contract negotiations with Chicago Cubs.The longest-serving Cub looks headed to free agency after the season.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs odds, promos: Bet $20, win $150 if the Cubs get a hitSpring is here and that means baseball is back! Baseball is a long six months for players and bettors, and I'm sure everyone would love to boost their bankroll for the daily grind ahead of us.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Anthony Rizzo: Deadline looms with Chicago CubsChicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is not budging from the contract extension deadline he set earlier this spring.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Diamondbacks, Monday 3/29, 2:05 CTOne more look at the Cubs' choices for the Opening Day roster There are still a couple of unsettled positions.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Anthony Rizzo Not Expecting Deal Before Opening Day, Has Told Agents to Cease Extension Talks With CubsFollowing reports that the two sides were far apart on their respective figures, Anthony Rizzo told reporters Monday that he has instructed his agents to stop extension talks with the Cubs.Cubs Insider Shared .
Davies Pitching, Happ in CF, Sogard at SS, Baez Playing DH in Cubs Cactus League FinaleThe Chicago Cubs host the Arizona Diamondbacks today in their final spring tune-up before the regular season.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs Odds, Promos: Bet $20, Win $150 if the Cubs Get a Hit!Spring is here and that means baseball is back! Baseball is a long six months for players and bettors, and I'm sure everyone would love to boost their.Action Network Shared .
Cubs Pitching Prospect Jerrick Suiter, Alzolay Named Starter, Rizzo Extension Not CloseEvan Altman and Jon Strong of Cubs Insider try not to take ourselves too seriously while pondering the state of the Chicago Cubs.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs: It sure sounds like Anthony Rizzo is headed to free agencyWith a sizable gap stopping extension talks, it looks likely that Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo will hit free agency at season's end.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs finalize roster ahead of Opening DayThe Cubs finalize their roster, so Sean goes over who made the cut in the 1st segment, talk through the extension rumors in the 2nd segment as we got some news on an Anthony Rizzo extension, and we'll finish the show touching on the Athletics' bold prediction for the Cubs rotation in 2021.Locked on Cubs Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Anthony Rizzo might be gone after 2021The Chicago Cubs and Anthony Rizzo can't come to an extension deal so he might be out of town after the 2021 season is over.Da Windy City Shared .
Cubs vs. Diamondbacks at Mesa preview, Monday 3/29, 2:05 CTZach Davies will start for the Cubs this afternoon. Other Cubs pitchers today: Craig Kimbrel, Andrew Chafin, Brandon Workman, Rex Brothers and Pedro Strop.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Extension Talks Stall Between Anthony Rizzo, CubsCubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said Monday that extension talks had stalled and he does not expect an agreement.MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
Rizzo cuts off talks with Cubs as free agency loomsAnthony Rizzo is cutting off talks with the Chicago Cubs on a new contract and is prepared to play the season as free agency looms after the World Series.Fairfield Citizen Shared .
Arizona-Chicago Cubs RunsCubs first. Ian Happ walks. Willson Contreras singles to left center field. Ian Happ to second.Fairfield Citizen Shared .
Cubs' Anthony Rizzo Doesn't Expect Extension by Opening Day DeadlineThe Cubs exercised Rizzoâs option for 2021, the last option on his contract. If the sides donât agree to an extension, the first baseman becomes a free agent after this season.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs: Dillon Maples is backed into a corner, despite making the teamRight-hander Dillon Maples will be part of the Opening Day roster, but he'll have no margin for error coming out of the Cubs bullpen early on.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Arizona-Chicago Cubs RunsCubs first. Ian Happ walks. Willson Contreras singles to left center field. Ian Happ to second.Titusville Herald Shared .
Press release: Cubs legacy partner with Horizon TherapeuticsThe Chicago Cubs today announced Horizon Therapeutics as a new Legacy Partner. The long-term partnership includes naming rights to the left field gate located on Waveland Avenue, various in-ballpark signage elements at Sloan Park and Wrigley Field including the prominent left field sign behind the Budweiser.MLB.com Shared .
"Crying as if our Hearts Would Break"Many different versions of how and when Johnny Evers and Joe Tinker finally reconciledâand whenâafter years of mutual animus have been told over the years.Baseball History Daily Shared .
Significant Gap in Anthony Rizzo Offer as Cubs Not Close to Extensions with Big 3It should come as no surprise that multiple outlets have recently reported no real traction in the Cubs' efforts to extend three core players entering their final year of club control, though the latest updates are perhaps more of a bummer than expected.Cubs Insider Shared .
One more look at the Cubs' choices for the Opening Day rosterThat leaves a spot or two still undecided, so let's look at who might wind up on the roster who isn't already.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The Rundown: Ross Finalizes Roster, Alzolay Earns Rotation Spot, Pederson Raking, No Movement on Core Extension TalksThe Cubs will play their final Cactus League game against the Diamondbacks today before coming home to Chicago for their season opener against the Pirates on Thursday.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo: No contract talks during the seasonLongtime Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo said Monday that he is instructing his agents not to negotiate on a new contract with the team during the season so he can keep his focus on baseball.Sportsnaut Shared .
Column: Is this Anthony Rizzo's farewell tour with the Chicago Cubs?But the way Rizzo's responded to questions Monday during his Zoom call with the media made it clear his chance of coming to an agreement before opening day is bleak as he vowed to stick to his deadline and play out the final season of what turned out to be a team-friendly, nine-year, $75 million contract.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Cactus League report: Chicago Cubs make 4 roster movesThe final days of the Cactus League have arrived — and with most rosters set, the only goal left is avoiding injuries.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Outside The Confines: The week baseball returnsThe sun is setting on spring training and baseball is on its way back.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Baseball history unpacked, March 29Snapshots from the big picture of #Cubs and #MLB baseball.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Anthony Rizzo ending contract talks with Chicago Cubs to focus on seasonChicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo says he's ending contract talks with the team in an effort to focus on getting ready for the start of the regular season.ESPN.com Shared .
Dream Job, Chicago Cubs Looking for Wrigley Field AnnouncerThe Chicago Cubs are looking to hire a new public address announcer to be the voice of the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.100.7 WITL Shared .
Cubs Horizon ReleaseThe Chicago Cubs today announced Horizon Therapeutics as a new Legacy Partner. The long-term partnership includes naming rights to the left field gate located on Waveland Avenue, various in-ballpark signage elements at Sloan Park and Wrigley Field including the prominent left field sign behind the Budweiser.MLB.com Shared .
Column: A surprise team or the beginning of the end? The Chicago Cubs are embarking on a season that could go in many different directions.During an appearance recently on MLB Network, Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo casually mentioned the team's "humble cockiness" as it prepares for the 2021 season.MSN Shared .
Nico Hoerner Optioned, Adbert Alzolay Named 5th StarterTopics - Nico Hoerner optioned to make room for David Bote's presumable starting role - Adbert Alzolay wins 5th rotation spot and Alec Mills to the bullpen - Cubs bullpen shapes up with Dillon Maples locking the last spot.Cubs Related Shared .
2021 MLB Season Preview: Team-by-Team CapsulesReasons for optimism and pessimism abound. Catch up with where each team stands ahead of opening day.New York Times - Chicago Cubs Shared .
Local Cubs fan transforms backyard into "Wrigley Field South"Springfield, Ill. - The term superfan is defined as a person who has an extreme admiration for a particular thing.WICS Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Expect a very fluid starting rotation this seasonWhile Cubs fans have gotten used to seeing the five guys in the rotation take the majority of starts in recent years, fluidity will be key in 2021.Cubbies Crib Shared .
How Adbert Alzolay gives the Chicago Cubs rotation a different look — and why the team is going against some starting pitching trendsEven if the Chicago Cubs monitor and limit how many innings he pitches at the start of the season, Adbert Alzolay gives the rotation a much-needed different look.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Spring Training 2021: Jake Arrieta Throws 4 Strikeouts, But Allows 4 Runs As Cubs Lose To Texas RangersAs the Cactus League season winds down, the Cubs faced the Texas Rangers on Sunday.CBS Chicago Shared .
Rangers 12, Cubs 8: Few highlights as Dillon Maples Abiatal Avelino Joc Pederson star in Cubs lossSloppy defense and poor pitching lead to a sloppy game as the Cubs drop the penultimate Spring Training game of 2021.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Adbert Alzolay on making Cubs' Opening Day roster: ‘It's a huge step forward in my career'Right-hander Adbert Alzolay will be the Cubs' fifth starter to open the season.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Cubs Select Contracts of Eric Sogard and Rex Brothers, DFA Ildemaro VargasThe Chicago Cubs are working to put the finishing touches on their Opening Day roster, and the team made a series of roster moves Sunday, including designating infielder Ildemaro Vargas for assignment.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs Radio Team Shows Off Their Remote Broadcast Setup at Wrigley FieldThe 2020 season wasn't only different for the players, it also provided challenges for broadcasters.Chicago Cubs Shared .
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay almost speechless after making rotationBefore announcing the Cubs' opening rotation on Saturday, Ross delivered the news to Alzolay: Not only had the 26-year-old made the roster, but he was the Cubs' fifth starter.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs begin finalizing Opening Day roster, only backup catcher spot remainsInfielder Matt Duffy and reliever Dillon Maples were two of the surprise additions to the Cubs' 26-man roster.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Cubs show they're focused on the future with Adbert Alzolay decisionIn rounding out the rotation with Adbert Alzolay, the Cubs showed they're finally ready to cast their focus toward the future.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Rangers, Sunday 3/28, 2:05 CTRangers 12, Cubs 8: Some highlights and a lot of lowlights as the Cubs lose late.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay Almost Speechless After Making RotationBefore announcing the Cubs opening rotation on Saturday, Ross delivered the news to Alzolay: Not only had the 26-year-old made the roster, but he was the Cubs...NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs: Predicting the MLB standings heading into the regular seasonCan the Cubs win another NL Central? Let's take a look at predicted MLB standings as we gear up for Opening Day later this week.Cubbies Crib Shared .
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Rangers, Sunday 3/28, 2:05 CTCubs 6, Reds 3: Revenge of the roster cuts Two players cut from the MLB roster Saturday were instrumental in this game.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs' Eric Sogard, Matt Duffy, Rex Brothers make Opening Day rosterThe Cubs Opening Day roster is almost finalized after adding Eric Sogard, Matt Duffy and Rex Brothers to the active roster, as well as announcing Dillon Maples has made the bullpen.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs News: Brothers, Duffy and Sogard make Opening Day roster. Vargas designated for assignmentMaybin will stay with the team after having been designated earlier this week. He'll report to the alternative site and will probably be the first player to get a call when there is an outfield injury.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs Add Duffy, Brothers, and Maples to the Opening Day Roster Just Waiting to Finalize Backup CatcherAfter news broke that Nico Hoerner was being sent to the alternate site plate Friday night, it was clear that the 26 man roster was almost set.Cubs Central Shared .
Happ Leads in LF, Pederson in RF, Arrieta Makes Final Spring StartIan Happ is leading off and playing left as the Cubs go with a bit of a different look in their penultimate spring game.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs Select Contracts of Rex Brothers, Matt Duffy, Eric Sogard as Roster Takes ShapeThe Cubs announced Sunday that they have purchased the contracts of lefty reliever Rex Brothers, infielder Matt Duffy, and utilityman Eric Sogard.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs' Eric Sogard, Matt Duffy, Rex Brothers Make Opening Day RosterThe Cubs Opening Day roster is almost finalized after adding Eric Sogard, Matt Duffy and Rex Brothers to the active roster, as well as announcing Dillon Maples...NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs Select Three Contracts, Designate Ildemaro VargasThe Cubs announced that they have selected the contracts of left-hander Rex Brothers and infielders Eric Sogard and Matt Duffy.Â Infielder Ildemaro Vargas has been designated for assignment to open up roster space.MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
How Adbert Alzolay gives the Chicago Cubs rotation a different look a and why the team is going against some starting pitching trendsWhen Chicago Cubs manager David Ross called Adbert Alzolay into his office, the rookie right-hander knew the conversation could go either way.MSN Shared .
Cubs vs. Rangers Sunday 3/28 game threadsLooking for Sunday's game threads? You have come to the right place.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs vs. Rangers at Surprise preview, Sunday 3/28, 2:05 CTJake Arrieta will start for the Cubs this afternoon. Other Cubs pitchers today: Ryan Tepera, Dillon Maples, Jason Adam, Brad Wieck and James Norwood.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Latest On Cubs' Extension TalksWith Opening Day looming on Thursday, it doesn't appear that the Cubs will have any contract extensions finalized with Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, or Kris Bryant prior to their first game, according to both NBC Sports Chicago's David Kaplan and ESPN.com's Jesse Rogers.Â This doesn't necessarily mean at least one deal won't eventually be worked...MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
Cubs: Our Achilles heel that could cost us a trip to the playoffsWhile Chicago Cubs fans are ready for the team to get back to the postseason, the thin rotation and bullpen could prevent the club from getting there.Â Provided by Fansided.MSN Shared .
Cubs ownership talks losses as franchise pushes $4 billion in valueAfter hearing all the wailing and gnashing of teeth from MLB owners about the losses from the pandemic-shorted, fan-less 2020 season, especially from the Ricketts family, we find out that the Cubs are worth somewhere on the order of $3.36 billion to $4.14 billion.Cubbies Crib Shared .
The Cubs and White Sox will play some alternate site games against each otherThose assigned to the alternate sites won't simply be playing intrasquad contests.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs begin finalizing Opening Day roster; only backup-catcher spot remainsInfielder Matt Duffy and reliever Dillon Maples were two of the surprise additions to the Cubs' 26-man roster.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Cubs manager David Ross has caught on fastRoss had no blueprint on how to handle his first season as a Major League manager, but quickly established himself in the Cubs' dugout in a wild 2020 season.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Cubs 6, Reds 3: Revenge of the roster cutsTwo players cut from the MLB roster Saturday were instrumental in this game.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs' dynasty dreams are a fading memoryHopes for a dynasty have faded, so now it's time to see in what direction the Cubs are headed.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Chicago Cubs select contracts of veteran infielders Eric Sogard, Matt DuffyVeteran infielders Eric Sogard and Matt Duffy appear to be heading back to the big leagues after the Chicago Cubs selected the contracts of both players Sunday afternoon.Sportsnaut Shared .
Cub Tracks has optionsCubs and #MLB news for you.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Spring Training Game Thread: Chicago Cubs at Texas RangersThe Texas Rangers close out their Cactus League slate with a matchup against the Chicago Cubs from Surprise Stadium in Surprise, Arizona.MSN Shared .
Brothers, Duffy and Sogard make Opening Day roster. Vargas DFA'dThree NRI have made the team, plus more roster news.MSN Shared .
The Son Ranto Show: Cub-Cardinals Season Series PreviewReal live Cardinals fan Dennis Bisto joins The Son Ranto Show for a lively discussion of the Cubs-Cardinals season series.Cubs Insider Shared .
Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Saturday 3/27, 8:05 CTNico Hoerner will start the 2021 season at the alternate site, per report.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
David Kaplan: Cubs need to step up Anthony Rizzo extension offerCubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has expressed optimism of reaching an extension with the club, but the sides don't appear to be close with less than a week until Opening Day.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Bruce, Sandoval on big league rosters, Maybin, Frazier cutJay Bruce returned to the major leagues Saturday, making the New York Yankees' roster at the deadline for decisions on free agents who had gone to spring training with minor league contracts.Chicago Cubs - HardballTalk Shared .
David Kaplan: Cubs Need to Step Up Anthony Rizzo Extension OfferCubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has expressed optimism of reaching an extension with the club, but the sides don't appear to be close with less than a...NBC Chicago Shared .
David Bote Wins Starting 2B Job; Cubs Option Nico Hoerner To Triple-A IowaThe Cubs could delay Hoerner's eligibility for salary arbitration until after the 2023 season if they keep him in the minors for 30 to 50 days, unless there are changes in the next collective bargaining agreement.CBS Chicago Shared .
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Reds, Saturday 3/27, 8:05 CTNico Hoerner will start the 2021 season at the alternate site, per report Eric Sogard will begin the season on the Opening Day Roster.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Adbert Alzolay makes Cubs' Opening Day roster, will start season in rotationAlzolay will start April 6 vs. the Brewers. Right-hander Alec Mills will begin the season out of the bullpen as the Cubs' swingman.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Wittenmyer: Cubs' Nico Hoerner Move Is One Time Team Didn't Exploit SystemFor all the outcry, the move to send Nico Hoerner to the minors Saturday does not have the look of service-time manipulation, which would make it a rare case...NBC Chicago Shared .
Wittenmyer: Behold the one time Cubs didn't manipulate systemFor all the outcry, the move to send Nico Hoerner to the minors Saturday does not have the look of service-time manipulation, which would make it a rare case for the Cubs and their top young players in recent years.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs option infielder Nico Hoerner to Triple-A IowaThe Chicago Cubs optioned infielder Nico Hoerner and reliever Brad Wieck to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.Republic World Shared .
Cubs vs. Reds Saturday 3/27 game threadsSaturday's game threads are all right here.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs vs. Reds at Goodyear preview, Saturday 3/27, 8:05 CTShelby Miller will start for the Cubs tonight. Other Cubs pitchers today: Rex Brothers, Brandon Workman, Trevor Megill, Joe Biagini, Ben Holmes, Juan Gamez and Justin Steele.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs' David Bote Wins Starting Second Base Job, Beating Nico HoernerDavid Bote will be the Cubs' starting second baseman in 2021, as he beat out up-and-coming infielder Nico Hoerner for the job.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs' David Bote wins starting second base job, beating Nico HoernerDavid Bote will be the Cubs' starting second baseman in 2021, as he beat out up-and-coming infielder Nico Hoerner for the job.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
David Bote wins Cubs' second-base job, Nico Hoerner optioned to Triple-A IowaSecond baseman Nico Hoerner was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday. Infielder Eric Sogard will be part of the Cubs' bench this season, per manager David Ross.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Cubs: How much can a successful Joc Pederson elevate this team?Joc Pederson was signed in the offseason to be Kyle Schwarber's replacement in left field and he may be able to take the Cubs lineup to new heights.Cubbies Crib Shared .
How Heyward's Leadership Influenced the Cubs Social Justice EffortsThe 2020 season was not only being played during a global pandemic, but also under the backdrop of racial injustice in our country.Chicago Cubs Shared .
Sogard Leads Off in LF, Hoerner DH, Miller Starting Against RedsEric Sogard leads off again as the Cubs face the Reds, but he's playing left field in this one.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs Release Cameron MaybinThe Cubs have released outfielder Cameron Maybin, the team announced.Â Three other players on minor league deals were assigned to the team's minor league camp, as was right-hander Trevor Megill.MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay Makes Rotation, Alec Mills to BullpenCubs manager David Ross named 26-year-old Adbert Alzolay his fifth starter on Saturday, with Alec Mills making the club as a swingman out of the bullpen.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs' Adbert Alzolay makes rotation, Alec Mills to bullpenCubs manager David Ross named 26-year-old Adbert Alzolay his fifth starter on Saturday, with Alec Mills making the club as a swingman out of the bullpen.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Adbert Alzolay has made the Cubs Opening Day roster and will be in the rotationAnd other Opening Day roster thoughts and news.`.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Adbert Alzolay Makes Team, Will Start Fifth Game as Eventual Role Still TBDEven with an extra option at their disposal, the Cubs have chosen to keep Adbert Alzolay with the team as part of the Opening Day roster.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs are betting on Craig Kimbrel defying the odds and getting on trackCraig Kimbrel says he feels like he's just about ready for the season. If he falters again, the Cubs will face a massive hole in their bullpen this year.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Chicago Cubs option infielder Nico Hoerner to Triple-A IowaThe Chicago Cubs optioned infielder Nico Hoerner and reliever Brad Wieck to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.ESPN.com Shared .
Chicago Cubs final roster projection: Which 26 players will break camp for the season opener Thursday?The Chicago Cubs have some tough decisions to make before opening day Thursday against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Chicago Cubs News: Cubs sent Nico Hoerner to minors, release Cameron MaybonNico Hoerner sent to Triple-A and Cameron Maybin was released. Pedro Strop also goes to the minors.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
MLB Opening Day 2021: Cubs' Roster All But Set After Saturday's CutsSaturday's latest round of cuts points to Adbert Alzolay, Dillon Maples making a 14-man pitching staff, with the final roster decision coming down to...NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs' roster all but set with cuts of Miller, Hoerner, StropSaturday's latest round of cuts points to Adbert Alzolay, Dillon Maples making a 14-man pitching staff, with the final roster decision coming down to infielders Matt Duffy vs. Ildemaro Vargas.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Chicago Cubs up to their old tricks with Nico HoernerThe Chicago Cubs are up to their usual tricks with Nico Hoerner as they manipulate his service time.Call To The Pen Shared .
Cubs Option Nico Hoerner and Brad Wieck, Assign Pedro Strop and Shelby Miller, Release Cameron MaybinThe Cubs announced a flurry of moves Saturday, several of which include players expected to have an impact in Chicago this season.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs' Nico Hoerner, Shelby Miller, Pedro Strop Among Latest Camp CutsThe Cubs' latest round of spring training cuts include infielder Nico Hoerner and pitcher Shelby Miller.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs' Nico Hoerner, Shelby Miller, Pedro Strop among latest camp cutsThe Cubs' latest round of spring training cuts include infielder Nico Hoerner and pitcher Shelby Miller.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Looks Like Rex Brothers May Have Earned Roster Spot as Second Lefty RelieverThe Cubs have not made any official announcements and may not for a while yet, but it's looking as though lefty Rex "Body Shop" Brothers has earned a spot in the bullpen.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs Valued As 4th-Most Valuable Team In MLBSportico released the latest MLB valuations, ranking the Chicago Cubs behind the Yankees, Red Sox, and Dodgers.On Tap Sports Net Shared .
MLB players union chief Tony Clark hopes CBA talks will begin soonOnce guys get settled and everyone gets settled in and the regular season underway, while there will continue to be day-to-day focus on those same moving pieces, there will be more of an opportunity to move the CBA negotiations into the fore.""Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs Set To Option Nico Hoerner In Favor Of Eric SogardAccording to multiple reports Friday, Nico Hoerner will begin the 2021 season in the minor leagues.Forbes Shared .
Cubs are taking advantage of service time by optioning Nico HoernerOnce again, the Cubs are taking advantage of the MLB service time rule by optioning the red-hot Nico Hoerner to the minors.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs Have Reportedly Made Anthony Rizzo an Extension Offer, 'Still a Gap' in ValueIt looks like Anthony Rizzo‘s optimism regarding a contract extension might be well-founded, though things could come down to the wire.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs Option Nico Hoerner, Brad Wieck4:11PM: The Cubs announced the move, with both Hoerner and left-hander Brad Wieck optioned to Triple-A.MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
Chicago Cubs: The good, bad, and ugly heading into Opening DayHeading into Opening Day, the Chicago Cubs will be looking to build off their success while fixing their issues keeping them from the fall classic.Da Windy City Shared .
Nico Hoerner will start the 2021 season at the alternate site, per reportEric Sogard will begin the season on the Opening Day Roster.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Sadly, Nico Hoerner Is Headed to the Alternate SiteI am pretty sure this was not the headline I wanted to write after getting up and eating my breakfast.Cubs Central Shared .
Cub Tracks' flying sorceryNow there's real applause and laughter and little kids in the stands. Kind of missed those, last year.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Draft Prep: Rankings Chaos Begins and a Sneak Peek at 2 Big RisersOn Wednesday this week, Baseball America updated its top 200 draft list and turned it into a top 300 and totally redid the rankings.Cubs Central Shared .
Hoerner sent to Triple-A as Cubs cut roster down to 31Nico Hoerner sent to Triple-A and Cameron Maybin was released. Pedro Strop also goes to the minors.MSN Shared .
Chicago Cubs send first-round draft pick Nico Hoerner to minorsIowa Cubs fans may finally get a shot to see Nico Hoerner.Â Rick Scuteri, Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports Cubs infielder Nico Hoerner was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday.MSN Shared .
Cubs 2021 Spring Training reviewThis might be a season of transition for the Cubs, but the players around the team still have the same goal.MLB.com Shared .
Chicago Cubs final roster projection: Which 26 players will break camp for the season opener Thursday?The Chicago Cubs have only three Cactus League games remaining to evaluate building the season-opening 26-man roster.MSN Shared .
Cubs Option Nico HoernerLast night, the Cubs optioned infielderÂ Nico Hoerner, report Jeff Passan and Jesse Rogers of ESPN.MLB Trade Rumors Shared .
Nico Hoerner: Chicago Cubs reportedly sending him to minorsNico Hoerner's stellar spring performance won't be rewarded with a spot on the Chicago Cubs' 26-man opening-day roster.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Report: Cubs to Option Nico Hoerner, Eric Sogard Expected to Make TeamThe Cubs will option infielder Nico Hoerner to the minor leagues to start the season, providing a lot of clarity to the biggest positional battle in camp this...NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs to option Nico Hoerner, Eric Sogard expected to make teamThe Cubs will option infielder Nico Hoerner to the minor leagues to start the season, providing a lot of clarity to the biggest positional battle in camp this spring.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs Reportedly Optioning Nico Hoerner, Likely Adding Eric Sogard to RosterI had been saying prior to camp that Nico Hoerner really needed time in the minors to get in some of the developmental work he missed as the result of an early call-up, but his performance this spring said otherwise.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs optioning Nico Hoerner, will begin season with Eric Sogard on roster: reportESPN reported that service-time considerations played a role in the decision. If Hoerner is in the minors for 36 days, the Cubs can retain him for an extra year.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Report: Cubs Make Anthony Rizzo Contract Extension OfferThe Cubs have made an extension offer to Anthony Rizzo, their longest-tenured player and key member of their core.NBC Chicago Shared .
Report: Cubs make Anthony Rizzo contract extension offerThe Cubs have made an extension offer to Anthony Rizzo, their longest-tenured player and key member of their core.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Dreamcast 49: Manufactured TriumphHas it really been that long since we did a Dreamcast? The answer, unfortunately, is yes, because life is busy, but that's no excuse for not taking this hobby more seriously.World Series Dreaming Shared .
Cubs: Joc Pederson looks like he's ready for the best year of his careerAfter a two-homer game on Friday, Cubs outfielder Joc Pederson looks poised for an absolutely monster showing this season.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Tough roster decisions keeping Chicago Cubs' Ross up at nightWith expanded rosters at the start of the 2020 season, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross didn't really get to experience the process of making final cuts.Daily Herald Shared .
Cubs' PJ Higgins taking advantage of opportunity behind the plate this springHiggins may be a few days away from breaking camp with the Cubs as the team's backup catcher.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Cubs 5, Giants 5: A tale of two Kyle Hendricks, plus more Joc popMESA, Arizona — Kyle Hendricks looked terrible for the first two innings of Friday's 5-5 Cubs tie with the Giants.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs ready to break camp embracing their underdog labelFor the first time in awhile, the Cubs aren't favored in the division. That's fine with this team, which has happily embraced the underdog label.Cubbies Crib Shared .
LI Ducks Add 3-Year MLB Pitcher Rob Zastryzny to RosterZastryzny spent parts of three seasons in the Major Leagues with the Chicago Cubs, who drafted him in the second round of the 2013 MLB amateur draft.Brooklyn Sports World/The Sports Scope Shared .
Socially Distanced Walk-Off Celebrations and Players Turned FansWith no fans in the stands during the 2020 season, the Cubs had to become their own biggest fans, creating their own energy in the dugout.Chicago Cubs Shared .
Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Giants, Friday 3/26, 3:05 CTCubs 5, Giants 5: A tale of two Kyle Hendricks, plus more Joc pop.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs Rumors: Anthony Rizzo Offered Contract Extension, 'Gap' Still RemainsContract negotiations between the Chicago Cubs and first baseman Anthony Rizzo are off to a less than stellar start.Bleacher Report Shared .
Tommy La Stella offers Cubs fans playful apology: 'Sorry I stunk'Former Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella had some fun at his own expense during a conversation with a mic'd up Anthony Rizzo during Friday's game against the Giants.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Tommy La Stella Offers Cubs Fans Playful Apology: aSorry I Stunk'Former Cubs infielder Tommy La Stella had some fun at his own expense during a conversation with a mic'd up Anthony Rizzo during Friday's game...NBC Chicago Shared .
Despite option ruling, Adbert Alzolay ready to pitch for Cubs in 2021"As a swingman or a starter, right now, it doesn't matter. I want to make the roster," Adbert Alzolay said.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Watch: Joc Pederson Homers with Anthony Rizzo Mic'd UpAnthony Rizzo is mic'd up for today's game on Marquee and it's been quite an enjoyable broadcast.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs' David Ross: Adbert Alzolay Like aMajor League Starter' Vs. DodgersIn his last start of spring training, rookie Adbert Aolzolay faced what could have been a Dodgers regular season lineup.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs worth over $4 billion, according to one valuationThe Cubs franchise has continued to over the past year.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs Ranked MLB's 4th-Most Valuable Franchise by Two OutletsFor all the talk about "biblical losses," the Cubs franchise has continued to gainÂ significantÂ value over the past year.NBC Chicago Shared .
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Giants, Friday 3/26, 3:05 CTDodgers 5, Cubs 2: A tale of two pitchers, Adbert Alzolay and Dillon Maples The Cubs have decisions to make, and not much time to make them.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs Talk Podcast: Women's History Month PanelNBCS Cubs reporter Maddie Lee is joined by Cortney Hall of NBC-5 and the Chicago Bulls, Annie Costabile of the Chicago Sun-Times, Julie DiCaro of Deadspin, and Leila Rahimi radio host of the Bernstein and Rahimi show, to discuss why sports coverage should have more women and how women have improved sports culture.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs Talk Podcast: Women's History Month panelNBCS Cubs reporter Maddie Lee is joined by Cortney Hall of NBC-5 and the Chicago Bulls, Annie Costabile of the Chicago Sun-Times, Julie DiCaro of Deadspin, and Leila Rahimi radio host of the Bernstein and Rahimi show, to discuss why sports coverage should have more women and how women have improved sports culture.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs vs. Giants Friday 3/26 game threadsLooking for Friday's game threads? You have come to the right place.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs vs. Giants at Mesa preview, Friday 3/26, 3:05 CTThe Cubs face another NL West opponent this afternoon.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Why don't you want more women in sports coverage?Who are your favorite play-by-play announcers? Who are your favorite radio hosts? Who are your favorite sports writers?Cubs Talk Podcast Shared .
Chicago Cubs LineupIan Happ leads off in centerfield today, followed by Javier Báez at short, Joc Pederson in left, Anthony Rizzo at first, and Jason Heyward in right.Cubs Insider Shared .
2021 NL Central Preview: Chicago CubsWill the Cubs trade assets at the deadline or go for it?Brew Crew Ball Shared .
Cubs turn to old friend Jake Arrieta to follow Kyle HendricksTwo days after Kyle Hendricks gets the ball on Opening Day, the Cubs will turn to Jake Arrieta - who's back with the team looking to re-establish himself.Cubbies Crib Shared .
The 2021 Wrigley Field Community Meeting: Can you hear me now?It was honestly the most pandemic meeting ever. Ten minutes into the 18th annual. Wrigley Field Community Meeting the only things that had been communicated were instructions on muting, unmuting, whose audio was garbled, whose audio was incoherent, and, finally, instructions to turn off cameras in order to spare the bandwidth.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
The Son Ranto Show: Our Bullpenis…?Crawly pops in from Spring Training on the way to the Cubs Mariners game Wednesday night, while Danny and Michael wonder if the Cubs Bullpenis good or not.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs: Ryne Sandberg's ties to the franchise grow even strongerHall of Famer Ryne Sandberg is adding to his Chicago Cubs story, signing on to join the team at Marquee Sports Network this season.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Dodgers 5, Cubs 2: A tale of two pitchers, Adbert Alzolay and Dillon MaplesThe Cubs have decisions to make, and not much time to make them.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Outside the Confines: Watching for baseball spin and eloy jimenezMLB will use spin rates to help catch pitchers using foreign substances. The White Sox took a blow with a big injury.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Can Brennen Davis Hold onto the Top Prospect Title Belt All Year?My first answer is most likely. However, the best answer is a lot can happen in the next six months.Cubs Central Shared .
Baseball history unpacked, March 26Snapshots from the big picture of #Cubs and #MLB history.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
2021 NL Central Preview: Chicago CubsNow Hoyer is undergoing a Cubs Tanking 2.0 version of the process after six consecutive winning seasons because the top players from the championship core rebuffed extension efforts and appear headed to free agency over the next 22 months.MSN Shared .
3 takeaways from Chicago Cubs spring training ThursdayChicago Cubs manager David Ross has some tough decisions to make as the team needs to pare its roster for opening day.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
Cubs: Potential depth players impressing this springAmong the many players having good springs for the Chicago Cubs are several key depth guys who will be important in 2021.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Dodgers, Thursday 3/25, 8:05 CTDodgers 5, Cubs 2: A tale of two pitchers, Adbert Alzolay and Dillon Maples The Cubs have decisions to make, and not much time to make them.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs Talk Podcast: Wilson Contreras Interview on Growing Into a Top CatcherMaddie Lee sits down with Willson Contreras, discussing his process in working with new pitchers, how he learned from veteran pitchers and more.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs Talk Podcast: Wilson Contreras interview on growing into a top catcherMaddie Lee sits down with Willson Contreras, discussing his process in working with new pitchers, how he learned from veteran pitchers and more.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs have big roster decisions to makeThis is not technically the first round of Opening Day roster decisions David Ross has needed to sort through as manager of the Cubs.MLB.com Shared .
Cubs set rotation for opening series against the PiratesRight-hander Jake Arrieta will pitch Game 2 and Zach Davies pitch Game 3 of the three-game set against Pittsburgh.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Dodgers, Thursday 3/25, 8:05 CTThe Cubs will be using new security technology at Wrigley Field It's the same as what they've been using at Sloan Park in Mesa.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs: Now is not the time to worry about Kris BryantKris Bryant has been bitten by the injury bug for a lot of his career, and it's affected the Cubs slugger's elite production at the plate.Cubbies Crib Shared .
Cubs' Willson Contreras interview on growing to be one of league's bestFrom worries about his pitch framing to becoming one of the best catchers in baseball, Willson Contreras has been through a lot and has learned a lot.Cubs Talk Podcast Shared .
3 takeaways from Chicago Cubs spring training Thursday, including manager David Ross facing tough decisions and prospect Brennen Davis finishing stronChicago Cubs right-hander Adbert Alzolay is trying to force the organization to make a difficult decision.MSN Shared .
Jake Arrieta to Follow Kyle Hendricks in Rotation, Zach Davies ThirdKyle Hendricks being named the Cubs' Opening Day starter was the worst-kept secret in professional sports, or at least beyond the North Side of Chicago, but the rest of the rotation remains in flux.Cubs Insider Shared .
Alzolay on the Hill, Bote 2B, Duffy 1B for Cubs Night Matchup Against DodgersThe Chicago Cubs will take on the Los Angeles Dodgers on a windy, chilly night in Mesa, Arizona.Cubs Insider Shared .
Wrigley Field Increasing Capacity to 25% for Opening DayAfter initially announcing that Wrigley Field would be able to host fans at 20% capacity when the regular season opens, the Cubs have been granted a small bump.Cubs Insider Shared .
Cubs vs. Dodgers Thursday 3/25 game threadsIf you seek Thursday's game threads, look no further.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs vs. Dodgers at Mesa preview, Thursday 3/25, 8:05 CTMore Cubs night baseball for your viewing pleasure.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs' Shelby Miller Making Case for Spot in Opening Day RotationBehind a great spring, Miller, a non-roster invitee, has positioned himself to be strongly considered for a job in the Cubs' starting rotation.NBC Chicago Shared .
Cubs' Shelby Miller making case for spot in Opening Day rotationBehind a great spring, Miller, a non-roster invitee, has positioned himself to be strongly considered for a job in the Cubs' starting rotation.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs' David Ross: Rex Brothers ‘mentally tough' enough to make rosterOh, Brothers! Don't look now, but the hard-throwing lefty with seven years of command problems is about to open the season as the Cubs' second lefty on 13 - or 14-man pitching staff.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs' David Ross: Rex Brothers aMentally Tough' Enough to Make RosterOh, Brothers! Don't look now, but the hard-throwing lefty with seven years of command problems is about to open the season as the Cubs' second lefty...NBC Chicago Shared .
Jake Arrieta Picked to Start Cubs' 2nd Game of Season vs. PiratesThe Chicago Cubs had already confirmed that Kyle Hendricks would pitch the teamâs Opening Day tilt against the Pittsburgh Pirates, but David Ross has now confirmed that a familiar face will be on the hill for the second game of the season.NBC Chicago Shared .
Wrigley Field's Transformation in Preparation for a 60-Game SeasonWrigley Field would host zero fans during the 2020 season and had to undergo a transformation in order to safely house players from the home and visiting teams.Chicago Cubs Shared .
For Cubs' Javy Baez, the price of fame almost cost his love of the game"It kind of pulled me away from everything, even from my family. My family and my friends," shortstop Javy Baez told the Sun-Times.Chicago Sun-Times Shared .
Dream Job Alert? Chicago Cubs Looking for Wrigley Field AnnouncerAttention Cubs fans: there's a new job opening at Wrigley Field and it could be a dream come true for one lucky person.NBC Chicago Shared .
Contreras key to formula for optimizing Cubs rotationWhen a pitcher loses the feel for one of his pitches, or an opposing hitter makes an adjustment, that's when Willson Contreras' deep understanding of his pitchers becomes especially important.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs' Willson Contreras Key to Formula to Optimize Pitching RotationWhen a pitcher loses the feel for one of his pitches, or an opposing hitter makes an adjustment, thats when Willson Contreras deep understanding of his pitchers...NBC Chicago Shared .
MLB Opening Day 2021: Cubs Roster Projection With Week Until OpenerWhen the Cubs learned this week that promising young pitcher Adbert Alzolay has been granted a fourth minor-league option, it changed the Opening Day roster calculus on everything from how many pitchers they might keep to infielder Nico Hoernerâs status.NBC Chicago Shared .
MLB Opening Day 2021: Cubs roster projection with week until openerWhen the Cubs learned this week that promising young pitcher Adbert Alzolay has been granted a fourth minor-league option, it changed the Opening Day roster calculus on everything from how many pitchers they might keep to infielder Nico Hoerner's status.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
The Cubs will be permitted about 2,000 more tickets for the opening homestand, per reportThe city of Chicago is increasing the size of crowds allowed at outdoor venues.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Cubs anticipate Wrigley Field capacity increase for first 2021 homestandThe Cubs anticipate an increase in fan capacity for their first homestand following Mayor Lori Lightfoot loosening Chicago's COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor venues.NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Cubs Anticipate Wrigley Field Capacity Increase for First 2021 HomestandThe Cubs anticipate an increase in fan capacity for their first homestand following Mayor Lori Lightfoot loosening Chicago's COVID-19 guidelines for outdoor venues.NBC Chicago Shared .
The Cubs, 2021 spring training, and player developmentWhat does this year's spring mean for the future of the organization?Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
A Conversation with the Women Breaking Barriers in Baseball at the Cubs and Marquee Sports NetworkPanelists include Taylor McGregor, Marquee Sports Network sideline reporter, Beth Mowins, Marquee Sports Network play-by-play announcer, Rachel Folden, Cubs lead lab tech and MiLB hitting coach, and Deb Schneider, Marquee Sports Network SVP of technical operations.Chicago Cubs Shared .
Dream job alert? Chicago Cubs looking for Wrigley Field announcerThe Chicago Cubs are looking to hire a new public address announcer to be "the voice of the Chicago Cubs while in Wrigley Field."NBC Sports Chicago Shared .
Hendricks is Chicago Cubs' opening-day starter, how will the rest of the rotation align?"I feel like Kyle, his resume, his leadership, his poise - all that goes into being the opening-day starter, just the extra kind of pomp and circumstance that goes with opening day and especially in this coming year as well," Ross said.Tribune Shared .
Cubs manager David Ross says Wrigley Field is ‘a special place'You knew that, but baseball's players, coaches and managers have missed fans.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .
Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox get OK to boost early-season capacityBoth of Chicago's major league teams will see fan capacity slightly increase in advance of next week's start to the season, although one will not move to the maximum allowed just yet.Sportsnaut Shared .
How the Chicago Cubs roster stands todayThis six-bedroom home has four bathrooms, one half-bathroom, a three-car garage, and a dramatic entrance with hardwood floors.Chicagotribune.com Shared .
The Rundown: Good Starting Pitching, Impressive Bench Trending Upward, Ross Has Myriad Bullpen Options, MLB Cracking Down on Doctored BaseballsI mentioned In yesterday's Rundown that the Cubs may miss Zach Davies more than others next season if they are unable to extend or resign him, and his subsequent performance went a long way toward proving me correct.Cubs Insider Shared .
Chicago Cubs: Who will win the starting second base job?The Chicago Cubs have two options to be their second baseman during the 2021 season.Da Windy City Shared .
Cubs 6, Mariners 2: Tuning upThe Cubs are clicking on almost all cylinders.Bleed Cubbie Blue Shared .