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Al Yellon

Cubs 8, Giants 4: Brennen Davis makes his case

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The Cubs prospect looks healthy, at last.

Brennen Davis was all over Top 100 prospect lists from 2020-22 and played in the 2021 Futures Game. The outfielder, who the Cubs took in the second round in 2018 out of high school in Arizona, seemed like one of those proverbial “can’t-miss” prospects, a guy who was going to make the big leagues at a young age and become a star.

As you know, injuries happened. Davis played in only...

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Al Yellon

Overflow thread: Cubs vs. Giants, Saturday 2/24, 2:05 CT

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Al Yellon

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. Giants, Saturday 2/24, 2:05 CT

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Go get ‘em, Drew.

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Al Yellon

Cubs vs. Giants at Scottsdale preview, Saturday 2/24, 2:05 CT

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The Cubs play their first spring road contest of 2024.

Saturday notes...

THE NEW GUYS: The Cubs made the minor-league signings of David Peralta and Dominic Smith official Friday. They’ll both get NRI to camp. Smith is not expected to be ready to play until later in March. THE NEW UNIFORMS: Molly Knight has words on how awful they are. THE FIRST GAME: Some photos from Chicago Tribune photographer Stacey Wescott from Friday’s 8-1 Cubs win over the...

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Al Yellon

Cubs vs. Giants at Scottsdale Saturday 2/24 game threads

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Saturday’s game threads are all right here.

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Cubs manager Craig Counsell throws shade at Brewers

Although his team was playing the White Sox, Counsell took time out of his day to throw a little shade at the Brewers and their fans.

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Al Yellon

Wrigley Field historical sleuthing: Cubs/White Sox edition

The Cubs played the Sox yesterday in Arizona. Here’s a photo from a long-ago game at Wrigley Field.

The Cubs beat the White Sox 8-1 in a spring game Friday, so now let’s take a look at a long-ago game between these two teams.

The Facebook page where I found this photo said it was from 1937, but that is literally impossible.

Why? Because in 1937, the Wrigley Field scoreboard had two flagpoles, one on each end. That was changed, before the 1938 season, to the yardarm that you see...

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Duane Pesice

Cub Tracks rolls out the barrel

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Typically acerbic #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB news and notes, links and discussion, plus more or less scientific food for thought. The world accordion to me, and other notes.

WELCOME to today’s episode of Cub Tracks news and notes™, a greatest-hits collection of Chicago-style beat writers and bloggers, ground from #Cubs, #MiLB, and #MLB baseball, overheated, steeped in writers’ tears, and then cold-brewed overnight for maximum flavor. Dave’s...

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Spring training roundup: Cubs pound White Sox

Christopher Morel hit a two-run homer during a six-run first inning, Joe Hudson collected five RBIs and the host Chicago Cubs defeated the Chicago White Sox 8-1 in a spring training opener Friday in Mesa, Ariz.

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Al Yellon

Cubs 8, White Sox 1: The complaint department is closed

The Cubs pounded a former Cub in the first inning and coasted to victory.

There aren’t any photos available to me from the Cubs’ 8-1 win over the White Sox in the 2024 Spring Training opener, so instead you get the “Complaint Department Closed” image, and I thought I’d do this recap by “department,” thusly:

First Inning Department

Former Cub Jesse Chavez is trying to make the White Sox as a 40-year-old non-roster guy this spring. It did not go well for him in his first...

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Al Yellon

Overflow thread: Cubs vs. White Sox, Friday 2/23, 2:05 CT

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Al Yellon

First pitch thread: Cubs vs. White Sox, Friday 2/23, 2:05 CT

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Go get ‘em, Jordan.

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Cubs Ace Justin Steele Weighs in on Bears' No. 1 Pick and Justin Fields

Chicago Cubs star pitcher Justin Steele recently appeared on the Cubs On Tap podcast to discuss Spring Training and the beginning of the 2024 season. After talking all things baseball, hosts Ron Luce, Kyle "Juice" Michalski, and Tyler Edmunds asked Steele some non-MLB questions and fielded inquiries from viewers in the comment section.

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Al Yellon

Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa preview, Friday 2/23, 2:05 CT

Workouts are over, games are beginning! | Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports

It’s the Spring Training opener!

MESA, Arizona — Well, here we are!

Actual baseball, after a long offseason that seemed longer because of the lack of signing action from certain free agents. (Sure, why not, make this a “Belli watch” open thread!)

Anyway, sure, this is just a practice game, and most of the guys in this game who will be Cubs come April will maybe take two at-bats.

But it’s baseball. And in...

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Al Yellon

Cubs vs. White Sox at Mesa Friday 2/23 game threads

Al Yellon

Friday’s game threads are all right here.

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Al Yellon

2024 Cubs: Know your enemy, NL Central

Willson and William Contreras | Photo by Joe Puetz/Getty Images

It’s time to take a look at Cubs opponents for this year.

As I did last year, I’m going to write up this year’s “Know Your Enemy” series by division, as the Cubs are playing all 29 teams again with the new balanced schedule and sorry, but I’m not writing 29 of these articles.

In this series, I’m hoping to give everyone a general overview of the each team in the league, and when the Cubs will face them.

Cincinnati...

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Duane Pesice

Baseball history unpacked, February 23

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A M-W-F digest, replete with #Cubs, #MLB, and #MiLB content, gathered from reputable sources. Happy birthday, Rondell White! Spring training cancellations and other stories.

On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Bleed Cubbie Blue is pleased to present a light-hearted, Cubs-centric look at baseball’s colorful past, with plenty of the lore and various narratives to follow as they unfold over the course of time. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to...

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Josh Timmers

Outside The Confines: It’s gotta be the pants!

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The MLB uniform controversy continues. The Dodgers are the center of attention. A few smaller signings. Are the Pirates happy to be bad? And other news from around baseball.

Good morning on the Cubs’ Spring Training Opening Day. Is that a thing?

Jesse Rogers reports on the newest controversy about the new Nike/Fanatics uniforms: The pants are so sheer that they are see-through. Obviously, we are all for fans getting more information about their favorite...

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Al Yellon

A first look at 2024 Cubs ticket pricing

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Season ticket holders got a presale for single game tickets Wednesday. Here’s a look at some pricing trends.

Cubs single game tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, February 23. Here’s a page where you can find links for tickets to every game, along with listings of the promotions available.

BCBer Lifetime Cubs Fan, who writes up some info on Wrigley Field ticketing here during the season, took the opportunity to look at some pricing trends during...

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Sara Sanchez

Re-live Game 7 of the 2016 World Series with Joe Maddon and Terry Francona

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You will probably want to record this one

Have you spent way too much time wondering why Joe Maddon pulled Kyle Hendricks from Game 7 of the World Series in 2016 when he was dealing in the fifth inning? Or maybe, you’re still scarred from seeing Jon Lester come into the game with a runner on first base....

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