Cubs 3B Kris Bryant Helps a Young Fan Land a Date for Prom

March 28, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

A young Chicago Cubs fan knocked his promposal out of the park thanks to Kris Bryant.The fan, Vince Santoria, tracked down the third baseman before the first pitch of Chicago's spring training game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday to recruit his help. That's when he snapped the photo above of Bryant holding a sign with the big question: "Julia, will you go to prom with Vince?"Vince even added "yes" and "no" boxes with "check one" at the bottom of the board. As if Julia really needed the latter option (note the all-caps response):[Twitter, h/t]Read more Chicago Cubs news on ...

Jake Arrieta Injury: Updates on Cubs Star’s Thumb and Return

March 25, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Jake Arrieta is dealing with a blister on his right throwing hand, per Carrie Muskat of However, he is not expected to miss time during the regular reason. Continue for updates. Maddon Comments on Arrieta Blister Sunday, March 27 Bruce Levine of WSCR-AM noted on Sunday that Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Arrieta will be good to go for Opening Day against the Los Angeles Angels. "As of right now, it seems to be pretty good," Maddon said of Arrieta's blister on Saturday, per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune. "(Trainer) P.J. Mainville feels very strongly that’s he’ll be fine. He thought it was a lot better immediately the next day. So let's just see what ...

Jon Lester Comments on Bone Chip in Throwing Elbow

March 20, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

One alarming concern for the Chicago Cubs is a bone chip in Jon Lester's throwing elbow. On Friday, Lester said it's been a "non-issue," according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times: It's just a matter of hopefully it stays put, and we don't have any worry about it. And then if it does become a concern, if I start having inflammation or missing starts because of it, then that's when we'll probably sit down and talk to somebody about getting it removed. As of now, knock on wood, I haven't had any concern with it. Yahoo Sports' Jeff Passan first reported the chip ...

Cubs Slugger Kris Bryant Goes Undercover to Prank College Baseball Team

March 18, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs' Kris Bryant sharpened his already-electrifying batting skills in spring training with Arizona's Mesa Community College baseball team.The team, however, wasn't aware.In a prank made possible by Red Bull, the 2015 Rookie of the Year was introduced by Mesa head coach Tony Cirelli as Roy Nabryt, a European "donkey" with "crazy power" who could assist the team in its pursuit of a title.The catch? Many of the current players would be losing time on the field to the undercover Bryant—a fact they were less than thrilled about.But seeing him step up to the plate drew the very opposite kind of reaction.With ...

Jake Arrieta Showing No Signs of Slowing Down After Breakout ’15 Cy Young

March 17, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

In the second inning of his second spring start Monday against the San Diego Padres, Jake Arrieta put a man on base for fun. Well, OK, not for fun. He did it—"it" being an intentional walk to the Friars' Derek Norris—because he wanted to work out of the stretch. Apparently, Arrieta wasn't confident he'd get a chance if he left it up to the opposition. That's about the only thing the Chicago Cubs right-hander and reigning National League Cy Young Award winner isn't confident in these days. He's coming off a career-defining season that saw him fly into the firmament of MLB stars. ...

Jake Arrieta Contract: Latest News and Rumors on Negotiations with Cubs

March 8, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The Chicago Cubs and 2015 National League Cy Young winner Jake Arrieta agreed to terms on a one-year, $10.7 million contract in February, but it appears the deal wasn't close to what the right-hander wanted.Continue for updates.Epstein Comments on Negotiations with ArrietaWednesday, March 9Per Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune:"Jake's priority (now) is helping the team come together and prepare for a season," (Cubs president Theo) Epstein said Tuesday. "The last thing we would want is to create any distraction. (But) there will be quiet moments out of the competitive spotlight in the future when it will make sense to talk again. It's ...