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Point/Counterpoint: Would the Cubs Consider Trading Addison Russell?

Point/Counterpoint pins two lifelong Chicago sports fans against each other on topics across the Windy City. With nothing off limits, we take a look at both sides of the argument and let you decide who is right. Stephen Johnson: We are closing in on the MLB Trade Deadline and the rumors are once again heating up. The Chicago Cubs, having already made a surprising deal with the crosstown rival White Sox, may ...

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Chicago’s baby boom credited to Cubs World Series title

The Chicago Cubs brought their fans a World Series title for the first time since 1908 when they beat the Cleveland Indians in Game 7 last November. Cubs fans celebrated the big win by pouring into the streets of Chicago, ending 108 years of frustration. But now 38 weeks after the extra inning win, Chicago is seeing a baby boom. The Chicago Tribune reported that Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center has ...

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Did John Lackey and Anthony Rizzo confront eachother in dugout?

The Chicago Cubs left Tuesday's game at Wrigley Field as winners over the White Sox, after dropping game one of the four-game set on Monday. It didn't take long for the Cubs to get on the board as Willson Contreras hit a three-run homer off of Carlos Rodon to give them an early 3-0 lead in the first inning. But the White Sox answered back, capped with a Rodon two-run double off of John Lackey. With the Whit ...

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Starting pitching has been the key to the Cubs’ hot streak

The Chicago Cubs have played some of their best baseball of the season since the All-Star Break, putting together an 8-2 record since the midsummer classic. One of the biggest reasons for the hot streak is the club’s starting pitching. In fact, those starters have been fantastic in this Cubs run out of the All-Star Break and are giving us flashbacks to last season. https://twitter.com/ckamka/status/88957514 ...

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Kyle Hendricks set to make return against Chicago White Sox

The Chicago Cubs are getting a much needed boost to their rotation this week, just in time for the Crosstown Cup series against the Chicago White Sox. Starter Kyle Hendricks is set to return from the DL on Monday and make the start at Wrigley Field against the White Sox. Hendricks will be activated to the team's roster to make the start, moving Mike Montgomery out of the rotation and into the bullpen. Montg ...

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Report: Chicago Cubs show interest in Yu Darvish

The Chicago Cubs landed starting pitcher Jose Quintana just over a week ago in a trade that saw them send four prospects to the Chicago White Sox. Quintana gives the Cubs another legit one or two starter in their rotation along with Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta. But they might not be done adding pieces. Chicago has been linked to Sonny Gray recently as the Oakland Athletics will be sellers at the deadline. T ...

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The Chicago Cubs have a new on-base celebration

The Chicago Cubs have had some of the more creative ways to get the whole team involved over the last few years. First the team rubbed the top of their helmet after a base hit back in 2015. It got so popular that Jonathan Herrera added fake hands to his helmet as the "rally helmet." That same season, the team rallied around Starlin Castro's walkup song as they clapped along every time he walked to the plate ...

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Kris Bryant leaves Cubs-Braves game after finger injury

UPDATE: Chicago Cubs announce that X-rays were negative on Kris Bryant and he suffered a sprained left pinky. He is considered "day-to-day". The Chicago Cubs are looking to extend their winning streak to six games and sweep the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday afternoon. But if they do, they'll have to do it without one of their biggest stars. Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant left the game in the top of the first ...

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Could the Cubs make a push for Zach Britton?

After the acquisition of Jose Quintana, many believe Theo Epstein and the Chicago Cubs front office aren't done dealing yet. The Cubs would still like to add a backup veteran catcher and maybe a piece to their bullpen. But could they do something similar to what they did in 2016 when they landed Aroldis Chapman? It's possible and that guy is Zach Britton. According to MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, an industry so ...

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Jose Quintana shines in first start for Chicago Cubs

Three days after leaving the Chicago White Sox for the Cubs, Jose Quintana dominated the Baltimore Orioles in his first start with the North Siders on Sunday. Quintana went seven innings, allowing three hits and no runs with 12 strikeouts, picking up the victory. It was Quintana’s third 10+ strikeout appearance of the season, the most recent one coming in his final start with the White Sox on July 8. https: ...

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