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Chicago Cubs go short shorts for road trip to Miami

The Chicago Cubs are just coming off a 3-3 home stand that ended with them being swept by the St. Louis Cardinals. But their trip to Miami might help get the spirits up. The latest road trip theme comes at the hands of first baseman Anthony Rizzo. The "Anthony Rizzo short shorts" road trip calls for players to wear their shortest shorts and their shortest sleeves on the trip. Flip flops are allowed but your ...

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Chicago Cubs: Dexter Fowler goes to DL

Another Chicago Cubs outfielder is headed for the disabled list. On Monday, the Cubs put center fielder Dexter Fowler on the disabled list and recalled reliever Carl Edwards Jr. from Triple A Iowa. Fowler injured himself running to first base during the first inning of Saturday's win over the Pirates. Your browser does not support iframes. The good news, if there's any, is that the Cubs don't think the inju ...

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Chicago Cubs: Javier Baez ‘not a trade chip’

Chicago Cubs utility infielder Javier Baez can probably rest easy. According to a report by Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Monday states that the Cubs likely won't include Javier Baez in any future trades. The Cubs have been linked to a few different relievers with Baez, Jorge Soler and even Kyle Schwarber as names being mentioned as trade assets. But not so fast. Rosenthal writes: Javier Baez is not as matur ...

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VIDEO: Willson Contreras hits home run in first major league at bat

Welcome to the big leagues Willson Contreras. The Chicago Cubs prospect had his first at bat of his career Sunday night at Wrigley Field and he took full advantage of it. Contreras launched a two-run home run in the sixth inning to help extend the Cubs lead to 6-1 over the Pittsburgh Pirates: Your browser does not support iframes. Contreras hit the first pitch he saw in the at-bat and was fired up rounding ...

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Report: Chicago Cubs to call up Willson Contreras

Wilson Contreras promoted to Chicago Cubs Another prospect will make his debut with the Chicago Cubs. According to Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, catcher Willson Contreras is being promoted to the Cubs and will join the team on Friday. The corresponding move is likely Tim Federowicz being designated for assignment. https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/743481087196815360 https://twitter.com/MDGonzales/status ...

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Jake Arrieta maintains elite status despite regression

Statistical regression is a fact of life in Major League Baseball. Many times, when a player performs at a level well beyond personal bests or even league bests, you can expect to see their numbers decline over the next season (or whatever period of time you want to use to analyze the situation). When it comes to the Cubs’ Jake Arrieta, who is coming off of the greatest second half in the history of the gam ...

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Chicago Cubs hang out in D.C. ahead of series versus Nationals

The Chicago Cubs are fresh off a drubbing of the Atlanta Braves on Sunday, taking the series after losing the first game on Friday. Now they are set for a tougher test as they open a three game series with the Washington Nationals. The Cubs will take on ace Max Scherzer and the Nationals Monday night in D.C. in what could be a preview of whats to come in October. But before that happened, members of the tea ...

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RUMOR: Cubs, Yankees talking Aroldis Chapman trade?

The Chicago Cubs already have the best record in baseball by five games and have cruised through the first two months of the season. But could they get even better? A rumor is floating around that the Cubs and New York Yankees are discussing a trade for closer Aroldis Chapman. Christopher Meola sent out this tweet earlier on Friday: https://twitter.com/DfineNrmLC/status/741285391941173248 Meola may not be w ...

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Not all change is bad when it comes to Wrigleyville updates

The area around Wrigley Field is getting a makeover beginning next week Wrigleyville has long been a sort of quasi-destination in Chicago, its crown jewel obviously being Wrigley Field. The local restaurants, shops and hangouts gave (and continue to give) the neighborhood character and keep visitors, as well as locals, coming back for more. The scene is changing in Wrigleyville though, as the drawn-out proc ...

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Chris Coghlan returns to Chicago Cubs

Chris Coghlan is officially back with the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs re-acquired the outfielder from the Oakland Athletics in exchange for prospect Arismendy Alcantara on Thursday. Coghlan was traded to Oakland from Chicago back in February in exchange for Aaron Brooks. Coghlan spent the 2014 and 2015 season with the Cubs, hitting .265 with 25 home runs and 82 RBI's. He's brought back for depth as outfielder Jo ...

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