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Javier Baez makes another spectacular play

Early in Monday's game between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs, Javier Baez made a incredible grab to rob Bryce Harper of a hit. Just a few innings later, Baez flashed the leather again. This time Baez robbed Adam Lind in foul territory with another fancy play that had fans wondering how on earth he did that. Baez covered 132 feet on the play according to StatCast. Check out the play: Javier Baez ...

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VIDEO: Javier Baez robs Bryce Harper with spectacular catch

The Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals are beginning a four-game series in the nation's capitol on Monday night. Chicago got the scoring started early with a Willson Contreras home run to leadoff the game. Pitcher Eddie Butler has held the Nationals in check so far and he's getting some help from his defense. During the third inning with star Bryce Harper at the plate, Baez made a spectacular catch to ro ...

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Chicago Cubs among suitors for Sonny Gray

It's no secret that one of the biggest weaknesses for the 2017 Chicago Cubs has been pitching. The starting rotation hasn't been very good, outside of Jon Lester and Mike Montgomery, and it hasn't been able to stay healthy either. With the struggles, the Cubs are likely to pursue a starting pitcher before the MLB Trade Deadline. A likely candidate comes in the form of Oakland Athletic's starter Sonny Gray. ...

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David Accam helps Fire extend unbeaten streak

The Chicago Fire are on a roll. After Saturday's 4-0 win over Orlando City, the Fire extended their unbeaten streak in MLS play to nine matches and overall matches streak to ten. The Fire kept the streak alive with a big day from forward David Accam who finished with a hat trick, scoring three goals. Heading into the match, the Fire made a change by inserting Accam into the starting lineup. It paid off righ ...

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Cubs first-round pick Alex Lange excels in College World Series win Friday

The Cubs’ second first-round pick this season, Alex Lange, dominated in LSU’s College World Series game against Oregon State on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska. Lange went 7.1 innings, allowing just one earned run on two hits, striking out eight Oregon State batters. He also allowed four walks in the win. He brought his ERA for the season down under 3 with the performance, exiting the game at 2.97. Lange picked u ...

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Mike Montgomery produces in key moments regardless of role

The 2017 Chicago Cubs, unlike last year’s team, have struggled with consistency throughout the season. Several batters have gone through prolonged slumps, a couple relievers have had spotty stretches and the starting pitching has clearly taken a step back from last season’s combined performance. For any team that battles inconsistency, it’s important to have a player who you can rely on to accomplish his jo ...

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Report: Kyle Schwarber will be optioned to Triple A Iowa

Kyle Schwarber's struggles in 2017 continue. According to a report by Comcast Sports Net's David Kaplan, the Chicago Cubs will demote the struggling left fielder to Triple- A Iowa ahead of a long road trip. Kaplan sent out this tweet on Thursday: https://twitter.com/thekapman/status/877915348292345857 The move hasn't been made official and no corresponding move has been set either but it's hard not to imagi ...

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MLB to look into Anthony Rizzo play at the plate

Following the Chicago Cubs 3-2 win over the San Diego Padres on Monday, tempers were flared. Padres manager Andy Green was upset with Anthony Rizzo plowing into catcher Austin Hedges on a throw from the outfield. Rizzo was ruled out because Hedges hung on to the ball and tagged him. Green called the play a "cheap shot" but did not say Rizzo was a dirty player. Several other Padres beat writers also chimed i ...

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The San Diego Padres are not happy with Anthony Rizzo

The Chicago Cubs had to rally from a 2-0 deficit on Monday to win their second-straight game and avoid losing to the San Diego Padres for the fourth time this season. Chicago got their first run on an Anthony Rizzo sacrifice fly in the third inning. They then took the lead off a Willson Contreras home run and Albert Almora double in the seventh. But it was a play from Anthony Rizzo in the sixth inning that ...

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VIDEO: Eloy Jimenez shatters stadium light with home run

Chicago Cubs prospect Eloy Jimenez is putting together a hell of a season in the minor leagues. For his efforts this season, Jimenez was elected to participate in the Carolina League All-Star Game and Home Run Derby. On Monday night Jimenez left his mark, literally, on the Home Run Derby by shattering a stadium light during the competition. The moment was captured by Baseball America's J.J. Cooper as seen b ...

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