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Chicago Cubs trade Wellington Castillo to Seattle

UPDATE: The Cubs will receive right-handed reliever Yoervis Medina in return. The Chicago Cubs have finally found a landing spot for catcher Welington Castillo. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Cubs have traded the 28-year-old catcher to the Seattle Mariners. https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/600651448142147584 There's no report on who the Cubs have received back in the deal, but it should be out som ...

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Addison Russell makes spectacular catch vs. Pirates

The Chicago Cubs are red hot. They haven't lost since re-opening the bleachers on Monday night vs. the New York Mets, as they are 6-0 this week. The Cubs are hitting and playing fantastic defense with their young stars. One of those stars, Addison Russell, has flashed his leather a few times this season. But Saturday's play in the fifth inning might just be his best of the year. Check out Russell making a g ...

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Chicago Cubs to open left field Bleachers on Monday

Bleacher bums rejoice! The Chicago Cubs have announced (again) that the left field bleachers will be ready to go and will open up on Monday, May 11 against the New York Mets. The Cubs released a press release this morning officially making the announcement. When the bleachers open up it will be to expanded capacity of 500 people including two standing room sections on the new left field porch. The left fiel ...

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Chicago Cubs show support for the Chicago Blackhawks

It's always nice when Chicago sports teams decide to support each other. When the Chicago Blackhawks won the Stanley Cup, we saw both the Cubs and White Sox honor the team during the Crosstown Classic. We've seen Derrick Rose, Michael Jordan as well as other current and former Bulls players sporting Blackhawks gear throughout the years. And yes, even the Bears have been known to support the team. The latest ...

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WATCH: Cubs Addison Russell hits first career homerun

Raise your hand if you had Addison Russell hitting a home run before phenom Kris Bryant. Okay, the one person put it down. That's exactly what happened at Wrigley Field during Friday's 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers. That one run came from Russell who hit a solo home run in the third inning. Russell has struggled since being called up on April 21, but this could help him get on track as he finds himself ...

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Three Up, Three Down: Castro, Samardzija the good; Lester, Danks the ugly

Two weeks in, neither Chicago baseball club has hit their stride – yet, anyway. White Sox pitching has been bad with a team ERA among the league’s lowest and a lineup that isn’t quite ready to bail them out on the regular. The Cubs were playing well enough to boast the fact they had not yet lost a series this season… until they lost on Sunday to the Padres after blowing their another lead late in the game. ...

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Chicago Cubs to call up prospect Addison Russell

Just a few days after the Chicago Cubs called up Kris Bryant, another top prospect is on his way to the club. According to CBS writer Jon Heyman, the Chicago Cubs will call up shortstop prospect Addison Russell who will join the team in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. https://twitter.com/JonHeymanCBS/status/590364621296513025 Russell is a shortstop but has been playing regularly at second base and will likely man th ...

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Kris Bryant appears in new Red Bull video featuring Chicago celebrities

The call up of top prospect Kris Bryant by the Chicago Cubs on Friday has been the talk of baseball. Bryant, rated the top prospect in the MLB by several publications, is expected to be the future of the Cubs and help finally lead them to a World Series. So it's safe to say the pressure is on. When the 23-year-old didn't make the roster out of Spring Training it created some conversation and criticism, desp ...

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Kris Bryant to be called up by Chicago Cubs on Friday

The future is arriving at Wrigley Field and should be in the lineup for Friday's game vs. the San Diego Padres. According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, the Chicago Cubs are expected to call up top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday. Bryant will be called up to take the roster spot of third baseman Mike Olt who is going on the DL. https://twitter.com/ESPNChiCubs/status/588879543928229888 Bryant was very impressive in ...

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Chicago Baseball Round-Up: Opening Week worries

Let’s overreact to the first week of baseball! The White Sox are 2-4 and scuffled plenty in Kansas City, but started pulling it together over the weekend, winning their last two games against Minnesota. The Cubs are steady, swinging and missing more than they’d like but their pitching staff has yet to yield more than five runs in a game and it’s allowed their bats to play catch-up. So, a quick round-up of l ...

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