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Chicago Cubs Score and Recap (3/19/19): Royals 8, Cubs (SS) 6 – Youngsters Show no Quit in Loss to Royals

Only a few Cubs regulars traveled to Surprise, Arizona for the nightcap of a split-squad doubleheader against the Royals Tuesday. Albert Almora, Addison Russell, David Bote, and Victor Caratini were the only Cubs in the lineup who saw significant time with the big league team last season. Of those,

CUBSINSIDER.COM - 2019-03-20 05:29:58

Chicago Cubs 2019 season preview: Joe Maddon's team faces a pivotal year in Wrigleyville

The treatment of the Cubs by the masses heading into this season is pretty funny, when you stop and think about it. The Cubs had never previously made the playoffs four years in a row -- and only once in three consecutive years, which was 1906-08 -- yet here they are in the midst of a four-year stre

CBS SPORTS - 2019-03-19 18:42:00

Spring training roundup: Darvish K's 6 in Cubs win

Right-hander Yu Darvish allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits and struck out six in 4 2/3 innings for a Chicago Cubs split squad in a 6-4 spring training win over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday at Mesa, Ariz.

REUTERS - 2019-03-20 06:08:55

Baseball history unpacked, March 20

Baseball history marches forth ... as always on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, I bring a wildly popular Cubs-centric look at baseball’s past. Here’s a handy Cubs timeline, to help you follow along as we review select scenes from the rich tapestry of Chicago Cubs and Major League Baseball history.

BLEED CUBBIE BLUE - 2019-03-20 11:00:00

Cubs' Yu Darvish Exits Early With Blister

(670 The Score) Cubs right-hander Yu Darvish left with a blister on his right ring finger after 4 2/3 innings in a start against a Mariners minor league team Tuesday afternoon.

RADIO.COM - 2019-03-19 22:36:16

Sports briefs for Wednesday, March 20

The Logansport softball team hosts Western at 5 p.m. tonight at Fincher Field to open the season. Also this week in softball, Winamac hosts LaCrosse at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for a season opener. Defending Class A state champion Pioneer’s scrimmage on Tuesday was canceled. The Panthers will open their s

PHAROS-TRIBUNE - 2019-03-20 09:00:00

Kris Bryant Just Wants to Play Baseball, Doesn’t Believe Cubs Have Had Extension Talks with Any Core Players

We’re well past Groundhog Day, but it feels like the same stories keep repeating themselves. Or maybe it’s more like Edge of Tomorrow in that we gain a little more knowledge with each cycle, just enough to make it seem worthwhile to ask the same questions over and over again with slightly different

CUBSINSIDER.COM - 2019-03-19 20:47:48

Cubs vs. Mariners at Mesa preview, Tuesday 3/19, 3:05 CT

MESA, Arizona — This is going to be a very odd baseball game. I assure you that not a single Mariners fan cares about this game. The actual Mariners are going to open the 2018 regular season in a little more than 15 hours from the time this preview posts, against the Athletics in Tokyo. The players

BLEED CUBBIE BLUE - 2019-03-19 18:00:00

2019 MLB preview and predictions: How Cubs stack up against Pirates

Archer looms as one of the biggest X-factors in the entire division. He certainly has the potential to be one of the game's true aces, but he's over 30 now and has yet to actually live up to that potential.

NBC SPORTS - 2019-03-19 21:45:35

Cubs RHP Yu Darvish leaves Cactus League game with finger injury

MESA, Ariz. — Right-hander Yu Darvish left the Cubs’ game agains the Mariners on Tuesday with an apparent finger injury. The Cubs later said he had a blister on his right ring finger.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2019-03-19 22:14:27

Cubs 6, Mariners 4

HBP_by_Crismatt (Bryant), Mills (Contreras), Edwards Jr. (Nola). Umpires_Home, Alfonso Marquez; First, Gerry Davis; Second, Rob Drake; Third, Quinn Wolcott. Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WSOC-TV - 2019-03-19 23:06:12

COLUMN: Predicting the 2019 MLB year

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for spring lovers and baseball fans combined. To help celebrate what has become a holiday in the United States, let’s take the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics, make them open the season a week earlier than everybody else and do it in Japan.

HERALDSTARONLINE.COM - 2019-03-20 04:09:36

Trout's Record Deal Could Impact Cubs Players' Futures

MESA, Ariz. (670 The Score) -- Star outfielder Mike Trout nearing a record 12-year, $430-million contract with the Angels sent shockwaves across MLB clubhouses Tuesday morning.

RADIO.COM - 2019-03-19 18:15:42

Carl Edwards Jr. ejected from Cubs’ win over Mariners

Catcher Willson Contreras on Tuesday played in his first game in five days since he hurt his ring finger after right-hander Yu Darvish hit him with a pitch. Contreras went 1-for-2 with an RBI. He was also stole second in the fifth inning.

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2019-03-20 00:34:35

Cubs' Bryant responds to Trout's $430M megadeal: 'He deserves that and more'

Kris Bryant thinks Mike Trout deserves every penny of the $430-million-plus deal he reportedly agreed to with the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday. In fact, the Chicago Cubs slugger believes Trout should be paid more.

THESCORE - 2019-03-19 17:24:33

Cubs Roster Is A Blend Of New And Old That Will Send Team On Another Postseason Ride

Baseball prognosticators usually don’t fare too well on their season predictions, but that is part of the fun in this great game—to believe you know more than you think and your team develops into the championship club your visions predicted.

FORBES - 2019-03-20 03:12:00

It's never too late to learn for Chicago Cubs' Hendricks

Having just turned 29, Kyle Hendricks is hardly an old man, even by baseball standards. In fact, he's still the youngest member of the Chicago Cubs starting rotation. Let's now call Hendricks a young veteran and one who is more than willing to learn some new tricks.

DAILY HERALD - 2019-03-20 00:04:00

Kris Bryant Says It’s a Dream to Spend His Entire Career with the Cubs

It’s an obligatory thing after a significant player signs a big extension: we wonder when is this gonna happen for the Cubs. We have discussed the topic many times (most recently here), but it’s always nice to hear from players when a deal like Mike Trout’s goes down. Specifically, it’s nice to hear

BLEACHERNATION.COM - 2019-03-19 17:01:50

Watch: Cubs Prospect Cole Roederer Hits Home Run in First MLB Spring Training At-Bat

Cole Roederer, one of the Cubs’ top prospects, stepped to the plate for the first time in a big league spring training game and demolished a ball for his first home run of the preseason.

CUBSINSIDER.COM - 2019-03-20 00:58:21

Healthy Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish looks like new man

What Kris Bryant is to the Cubs’ offense, Yu Darvish is to their starting pitching staff. It’s fair to say that the 32-year-old Darvish is the linchpin of the Cubs’ starting rotation for 2019. If he is healthy and back to the form that made him a four-time All-Star with the Texas Rangers, a lot of t

NORTHWEST HERALD - 2019-03-19 05:26:00