Cubs playoff update: Back in an NL Wild Card spot

The Cubs got back in the win column after blanking the Rockies in the series opener Friday afternoon. And with the help of some other teams around the league, they enter Saturday with sole possession of the last National League…

Cubs’ Marcus Stroman provides update on rib injury

It’s been a few days since the Cubs announced Marcus Stroman had suffered a right rib cartilage fracture while already on the 15-day injured list. But still, nobody knows if he’ll recover in time to impact the team’s playoff push.…

Cubs rotation coming together at the right time

To start the season, 4/5 of the Cubs’ ideal starting rotation was intact. Marcus Stroman was the one ready to get the ball on Opening Day. Justin Steele was the young star ready to build on a strong 2022 campaign…

3 small-sample Cubs storylines to keep watching

Following a 12-2 win to finish off a sweep of the A’s on Wednesday in Oakland, the Cubs are officially over 10 percent of the way through the regular season. With an 11-6 record, they’re just two games back of…

Cubs set 2023 Opening Day roster

It is officially Opening Day, and the Cubs roster is set to kick off the 2023 season. Though most of these spots have been set for weeks, there were a couple of surprises and down-to-the-wire battles that were only just…

*Tuesday morning Cubs thoughts: Return of offseason signings brings some hope

Good morning and happy fifth of July, everyone. Because of the holiday, my Monday morning thoughts were postponed a bit, but I wanted to make sure I still gave all of y'all something to read to kick off the week. This is only for this week, and I'll be right back with my Monday morning post six days from now. The Cubs had an exciting week themselves, winning series against the Reds and the Red Sox and nearly taking one from the Brewers in a 10-inning loss on Monday. We can talk all we want about how the wins don't ultimately matter and it's the development that does, but developing is always going to be sweeter when it comes alongside a win. The Cubs haven't lost a series since the four-game clunker in Pittsburgh, and a lot of that has to do with the performances of some of the guys who might have really exciting futures in Chicago. And of course, an electric moment from their big offseason signing didn't hurt, either. Despite the loss in the series opener, what Seiya Suzuki did in the top of the ninth was probably the biggest shot of adrenaline the Cubs fanbase has had in a little bit. With that said, I might as well just get right into it now. Here you go folks, the post-Fourth of July, Tuesday edition of my morning Cubs thoughts.