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CUBS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Possible Javier Baez Position Change

The Chicago Cubs infield is extremely loaded at the moment; Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Starlin Castro, and Kris Bryant currently makeup the current spots and the team still has Javier Baez waiting in the wings. If all of the players pan out, which there are only questions with a couple of them, something has to break. But with who? The Cubs had assigned Javier Baez to their...
Via Sports Mockery
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Friday, Apr 24

When last we spoke (Wednesday), I was recommending a Cubs stack against Vance Worley and the Pirates. The stack didn’t do so well with Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant scoring 10 and 11 points, respectively, but Starlin Castro and Jorge Soler basically no-showing. Johnny Cueto was great, as expected, Archie Bradley was wild, as expected, and all-in-all the lineup scored a ho-hum 93...
Via Baseball Professor
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs @ Pirates - Hendricks vs Locke; Game 15 Thread

There was snow, there were home runs, but there was no victory. Cubs try to secure the series win with the roster leftovers this afternoon.  Kyle Hendricks vs. Jeff Locke Denorfia LF Harrison 3B Soler RF Lambo RF *Rizzo 1B *Polanco CF Bryant CF #Walker 2B Castro SS *Alvarez 1B Castillo C Mercer SS Russell SS Rodriguez LF Hendricks P Stewart C #Herrera 3B *Locke P Don't have a lot...
Via Cub Reporter
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Cubs Center fielder!?

With Dexter Fowler going down with an injury in the Wednesday night contest against Pittsburgh, the Cubs put youngster Kris Bryant in center field. Some though that was just a needed basis during that game, however when manager Joe Maddon sent out his lineup for today…. Do we have a new Cubs center fielder? Sure, he won’t stay there and certainly won’t be in once Dexter Fowler...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates 4, Cubs 3 (4/22/15)

OSS: Cubs leave everyone on base, fail to bail out pedestrian Hammel. Three Up 1. Bryant doubled and walked, scoring twice. However, he also recorded an out AT CENTERFIELD. I actually kind of thought we’d see him at center at some point in his career (there are a few teams right now that would be trying him at center full-time, and he played the position in high school and a little...
Via Obstructed View
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pirates-Cubs play through snowstorm (GIF)

We may be a month into the spring season, but it sure didn't feel like it on Wednesday night in Pittsburgh, where the Pirates and visiting Chicago Cubs played through a snowstorm at PNC Park.Oh the weather outside is weather. pic.twitter.com/wMfnPe6Zpp— MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) April 23, 2015H/T BC. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber

Barring any unforeseen issues with recent call-ups (and still considered rookies) Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler the top prospect in the Chicago Cubs organization is now Kyle Schwarber. Schwarber, 22, was the 4th overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in the 2014 amateur draft. A native of Middletown, OH, he attended Indiana University-Bloomington where he honed an exceptionally...
Via Baseball Essential
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Turn Rockies to Stone at Riverview

Carlos Sepulveda tripled and singled and scored two runs, Roney Alcala belted an RBI double, singled, and scored a run, Miguel Rico belted a two-run double, and five pitchers combined to toss a four-hitter, helping the Cubs to a 6-4 victory over the Rockies in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning on Field #6 at Mesa CubTown at Riverview Park. Denzel Richardson...
Via Cub Reporter
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Addison Russell

Just as we were all finally getting over our Kris Bryant Day hangovers, the Cubs gave us something else to celebrate. As you’ve likely heard by now, the Cubs summoned Addison Russell to the major leagues yesterday. He started at second base last night, and went 0-5 in his big league debut. Russell’s promotion came as […]
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant off to strong start in first week

Last Friday, Kris Bryant made the most hyped debut in Major League Baseball since pitcher Stephen Strasburg was called up by the Nationals in 2010. (Must be something about playing your college ball in San Diego). From an offensive standpoint, Bryant’s first game was a flop — he went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts. But now that the MLB Network live look-ins for every at-bat have...
Via Rumors and Rants
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Trade Whispers Begin to Stir on the North Side

All is great on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs are contending early on and they’ve called up two of the top 10 prospects in baseball in Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Their young stars appear to be producing, Starlin Castro, Jorge Soler, and Bryant all have been big producers for the team. All is just right in Cubbie-town. Or is it? It is widely known that Addison Russell...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What do call-ups of Bryant, Russell say about 2015 Cubs?

Prior to Friday’s series opener against the San Diego Padres, the Chicago Cubs called up top prospect Kris Bryant, and he debuted to about as much pomp and circumstance as old Wrigley Field had seen in quite some time. While that excitement and fanfare has yet to come anywhere near dissipating, the Cubs are now set to call up another premier prospect, in shortstop Addison Russell...
Via The Outside Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The win-now move of promoting Addison Russell

On Friday, to the surprise of absolutely no one, the Chicago Cubs promoted Kris Bryant to the big leagues. With the service time shenanigans out of the way, it was abundantly clear that Bryant that he was their best third baseman, so they summoned him from Iowa to help their team win. Today, the Cubs […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Who’s Next For The Chicago Cubs?

It’s been a busy week for the Chicago Cubs, one in which the tectonic plates within their ballclub shifted. The highly heralded top two prospects, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, were promoted within a few days of each other and Cubs fans are finally starting to see the light after half a decade of darkness on the North Side. The promotions of Bryant and Russell were greatly...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Addison Russell Called Up By The Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs are quickly reflecting their their mascot (a cub is a baby bear, after all) after they announced the promotion of top prospect Addison Russell today, hours after confirming they were grooming him at Triple-A Iowa for a move to second base from his natural shortstop position. cubs now calling up addison russell to the majors. http://t.co/HJ0kD3hzIZ — Jon Heyman...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs will reportedly call up prospect Addison Russell

The Chicago Cubs are slowly ending their reign of prospect terror. Shortly after delaying third baseman Kris Bryant’s entrance into the major leagues to keep him from becoming a free agent until 2021, the organization is calling up infielder Addison Russell. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports broke the news: cubs now calling up addison russell to the majors. http://t.co/HJ0kD3hzIZ ...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Is Jon Lester Overrated?

Jon Lester In the summer of 2014, the Chicago Cubs signed left-handed pitcher Jon Lester to a six year contract worth $155 million to bolster a pitching staff that featured Jake Arrieta and Kyle Hendricks and brought back Jason Hammel.  It is a move that Cubs fans are hoping will put them back in the playoff hunt in the National League Central and in a year or two make them a contender...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester tosses glove to first base for the out (Video)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester was forced to toss his mitt to first base for the out when he couldn't get the baseball out of his glove during the second inning of Sunday's game against San Diego.It happened with one out and a runner on first when Padres batter Clint Barnes hit a comebacker to Lester. Lester tried to get the lead runner at second, but when the ball got stuck in...
Via Holdout Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Lester Throw Glove to First Base to Record Out

Athletes are often forced to make the best of a bad situation. Chicago Cubs pitcher Jon Lester showed those quick-thinking skills on Sunday. In the top of the second inning during the Cubs’ meeting with the San Diego Padres, the left-hander snagged a ground ball hit by Clint Barmes. Since Jedd Gyorko was on first base, Lester turned toward second base to initiate a potential...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jon Lester flips glove to first for out

We seemingly see a play like this every season – the infielder fields a ball hit pretty hard in his glove, and the ball gets stuck. He has no time to pry it out, so he pulls off the entire glove and tosses it to first for the out. That’s exactly what happened with Cubs starter Jon Lester on Sunday after fielding this shot back to the mound off the bat of Padres infielder Clint...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer cup (Video)

A female Chicago Cubs fan caught a foul ball in her beer cup during the ninth inning of Saturday's game against San Diego.Naturally, she was obligated to chug what was left of her beer, which became a lot foamier after catching the ball.  Very impressive catch.Video via MLB. H/T FTW. This post appeared first on Holdout Sports. Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook.
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs fan catches foul ball in beer cup, chugs it

Not everyone needs a glove to catch a foul ball at a baseball game. Fans are creative, and often use other devices, like beer cups, for example. That’s exactly what one particular Cubs fan used during Saturday’s game against the Padres when a foul ball was headed in her direction. She not only caught the ball in her beer cup, but also celebrated like a boss by holding it...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Sands & Steele Help Cubs Polish-Off Giants in Scottsdale

LHP Carson Sands (Cubs 2014 4th round draft pick) and three relievers combined to toss a three-hitter, Carlos Sepulveda singled twice, stole a base, and scored two runs, and Eloy Jimenez (RBI single) and Adonis Paula (two-run single) contributed run-scoring hits to highlight a four-run 4th inning, as the Cubs cruised to a 5-1 victory over the Giants on Field #1, and Kevin Encarnacion...
Via Cub Reporter
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryant strikes out three times in debut; Cubs fans heckle him

Kris Bryant had his “welcome to the big leagues” moment, and it wasn’t pretty. The highly-touted finally joined the Chicago Cubs on Friday after controversially beginning the season with Triple-A Iowa and batted cleanup at Wrigley Field against the San Diego Padres. Here’s his first MLB at-bat in the first inning:   This embed is invalid   " /> Yikes...
Via NESN.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant and floor versus ceiling

Merry Krismas, Chicago; Kris Bryant‘s defense magically in the exact amount of minor league games it took for the Cubs to delay his free agency by a year. With that remarkable coincidence act of theatre out of the way, the Cubs can now acknowledge that Bryant is not only their best third baseman, but one […]
Via Fangraphs
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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