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Cubs send Kris Bryant, Javier Baez to minors

Allan Henry-USA TODAY Sports The Chicago Cubs reassigned Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to Minor League camp on Monday, and also optioned second baseman Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa. “We entered camp with the presumptive move being to send him to Triple-A,” Cubs president Theo Epstein said, per “It’s always the presumptive [move] for us move with young...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Kris Bryant Cut From Big League Camp

Monday, after all the controversy, it became official. The Chicago Cubs sent third baseman Kris Bryant down to their minor league camp. He wasn’t the only one of their top prospects to be sent down. Shortstop Addison Russell was also cut from big league camp and second baseman Javier Baez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. Bryant’s status had been under scrutiny recently. Although...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Bryant, Russell, Baez sent down

With Opening Night just six days away, the Chicago Cubs on Monday sent down Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell may not be starting off the year with the Chicago Cubs, but their call just a matter of time. Cubs fans are probably chagrined about Bryant not starting the season with the club. There’s no doubt he grabbed a ton of headlines...
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Option Kris Bryant and Javier Baez to AAA Iowa

Many fantasy baseball owners were counting on Kris Bryant and spent a quality draft pick on the Chicago Cubs future superstar. Unfortunately for them, his rise to stardom has been pushed back a bit, as the front office has optioned him and Javier Baez to AAA Iowa. Bryant was crushing Spring Training pitching View image |    TEAMGABRHTB2B3BHRRBIBBSOAVGOBP...
Via We Talk Fantasy Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Weighing Javier Baez’s Terrible MLB Debut

To say Javier Baez had a rocky start to his big league career would be an understatement. After tearing up the minor leagues to the tune of .274/.331/.541, the 21-year-old rookie hit a putrid .169/.227/.324 in 52 games with the Chicago Cubs last year. His on base percentage was the lowest of any hitter who recorded at […]
Via Fangraphs
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs Plan to Do What With Wrigley’s Renovations

Wrigley’s renovations have been in the news recently, with the delays in completing, costs involved, and how taxing the entire renovation plan will be on the people who live around the ballpark. What we haven’t really heard about is everything the Chicago Cubs plan on bringing their fans, and the surrounding neighborhood, once Wrigley’s renovations are completed. From hotels...
Via Sports Mockery
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Thank Kane County for the Memories by a Score of 5-2

Ryan McNeil threw three innings of shutout ball with four strikeouts, Charcer Burks delivered a double and an RBI triple and scored a run, and Frandy de la Rosa reached base four times (RBI double, two singles, and an HBP), drove-in a run, and scored another, leading the South Bend Cubs (Lo-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs) to a 5-2 victory over the Kane County Cougars (Arizona Diamondbacks...
Via Cub Reporter
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Continue to Argue Against the Designated Hitter

Not to be outdone by Travis Wood the other day, Jake Arrieta wanted in on the home run party: Your browser does not support iframes. While we don’t expect the pitchers to go yard every other at-bat, this is still cool to see. Eventually the National League will likely get the designated hitter, but the Chicago Cubs staff will make it a tougher decision. This is fun…when they...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Cubs Release Struggling Southpaw Doubront

The Chicago Cubs released lefty pitcher Felix Doubront today per’s Carrie Muskat. Doubront signed with the Cubs in January as the ball club intended to shore up some left-handed depth, although he wanted to be a starter rather than a reliever. Unfortunately he was out of options and couldn’t be sent down to Triple-A Iowa, which could have done him some good. Doubront...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015-Part II

If the Chicago Cubs are going to live up to the expectations set this winter by their All-Star first baseman Anthony Rizzo, “We’re going to win the N.L. Central and you can quote me on that”, this young ball club will need to improve on a few things from last season. Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015-Part I Two areas especially critical: getting on base...
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Cubs Super-Prospect Javier Baez A Bust?

It’s hard not to be caught up in the excitement of spring training. For many of us, it’s the first time we’ve seen live baseball on our televisions after a dreary winter offseason. Twitter and baseball-related boards all over the internet are set ablaze with discussions, ranging from the most basic predictions all the way down to the finite intricacies of player makeup and...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Drive to 25: Cubs Roster Update

I hope you’ve enjoyed the countdown marker on the sidebar that tells us we’re about a week away from Opening Night.  You probably also know that Fallout Boy and the Chicago Cubs will be performing for you live from a construction zone, but that’s just the way it is and Cubs President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein has already prepared his players for that scenario (oy...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs’ Star Slugger Kris Bryant Likely to Miss MLB Opening Day

Kris Bryant of the U.S. Team looks on during batting practice prior to the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game against the World Team at Target Field on July 13, 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Mandatory Credit: Elsa/Getty Images) The Chicago Cubs are hosting the St. Louis Cardinals April 5th for Opening Day of the 2015 MLB regular season, but their best player may be conspicuously...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 4 Reasons to Watch the Cubs in 2015

The Chicago Cubs are one of baseball’s most storied and oldest active sports franchises, having been established in 1870 as the Chicago White Stockings. From the 1876 through the 1908 season, the Cubs had won eight championships and was clearly baseball’s first true dynasty. Times have changed however, and the team, famously, hasn’t won a championship since that 1908 season...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant believes he’s ready to start season with Cubs

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Kris Bryant is one of the hottest names in Major League Baseball, and has been talked about as the “next big thing” with the numbers that he has put up in Spring Training. There are quite a few decisions for the Chicago Cubs to make before Opening Day, and a lot of them involve what they want to do with Bryant. They are widely expected to sit...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

The battle over Kris Bryant’s service time clock, which hasn’t even started yet, was just taken in a bit of a personal direction by Bryant’s agent, Scott Boras. While speaking with Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Boras dragged out the Cubs’ history of losing as a reason to bring him up for Opening Day. “The opiate of player control cannot supersede the greater importance...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Brief South Bend on Way to Succeed in Intrasquad Tilts

Shawon Dunston Jr stroked an RBI double, reached base on a bunt single, and scored two runs, Trey Martin clubbed an RBI triple, stole two bases, and scored two runs, and Gioskar Amaya reached basse threec times on two wallks and a single, helping the Myrtle Beach Pelicans to an 8-5 victory over the South Bend Cubs in Minor League Camp intrasquad action this morning on Field #6 at...
Via Cub Reporter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Team on the Rise

When baseball fans think of futility, one of the first things that come to their mind is the Chicago Cubs franchise. The team has not won a World Series since 1908, which is the worst stretch of any current Major League team. Who knows what would have happened if Cubs fan Steve Bartman didn’t interfere with Moises Alou’s attempt to catch a foul ball in the 2003 National League...
Via Total Sports Live
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Wrigley Field be ready for opening night?

Even when someone finds themselves impossibly excited about the Chicago Cubs, it doesn’t take very long for some damn fool thing to happen that reminds you that you’re dealing with the Cubs. Regardless of their record this upcoming season — it may well be a few games under .500 or a few games over .500 — there’s no question that an exciting young team has been assembled...
Via Rumors and Rants
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting the 25-man roster

Yesterday, we heard the strongest whispers yet that Javier Baez was making the Opening Day roster. While not altogether unexpected, it nonetheless helps to shape the roster (and with just 2 weeks left, we’ll be hearing a lot more of these soon, I’d wager). The 5th OF and the 6th (or 7th) reliever aren’t the most pivotal positions on the team, but those are probably the only...
Via Obstructed View
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Google Maps led to Edwin Jackson arriving late to stadium

Edwin Jackson was scheduled to start the Cubs’ game Tuesday afternoon against the A’s. Unfortunately, Jackson did not arrive to the stadium on time due to difficulty getting directions to Oakland’s spring training complex. The A’s now play their spring training games at Hohokam Park in Mesa, Arizona. That’s where Jackson thought he would end...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Maddux asked for umpire’s advice on pitch and it worked

We all know respected Major League pitchers who have been around the game for years are more apt to get the benefit of the doubt with borderline calls. But what about umpires telling pitchers what pitch to throw? Maybe that’s just a Greg Maddux thing. In his book “Leo Mazzone’s Tales From the Braves Mound,”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Continue to Dominate Canadian Amateur Baseball

Eloy Jimenez ripped an RBI single, walked twice, and stole two bases, Shane Kennedy walked twice and knocked-in two runs with a double and an RBI GO, Frandy de la Rosa singled, doubled, stole a base, and scored two runs, and nine Cubs pitchers combined to toss a four-hitter with eleven twelve strikeouts, as the Cubs defeated the Ontario Nationals 8-2 in Minor League Camp game action...
Via Cub Reporter
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training act, John Madden hated it

For the most part, save for some nattering nabobs of negativity, Funny or Die’s Will Ferrell-led cavalcade through the Cactus League on Thursday was viewed as an amusing aside and a grand time was had by one and all. It helped both fans and players break up the doldrums of spring training and allowed sports...Read More The post Joe Maddon loved Will Ferrell’s spring training...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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