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Category: ‘Catchers’

Has Kyle Schwarber Earned a Permanent Roster Spot?
July 22nd, 2015 at 11:31 AM
***PHOTO1*** Once again, Kyle Schwarber has proved that he is an absolute monster. The Chicago Cubs’ 22-year-old catcher played hero in last night’s extra-inning win over the Cincinnati Reds going 4-7 with four RBI and four runs scored. In 11 big league games this summer Schwarber is now hitting...

BREAKING NEWS: Schwarber Set to Return to Bigs After ASG
July 16th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: The Chicago Cubs placed Miguel Montero on the 15-day disabled list today and in a corresponding move will promote C Kyle Schwarber to the big leagues for the second time this season. Schwarber has been playing professional baseball for just over a year now and he has...

Miguel Montero Headed to the DL
July 16th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs catcher, Miguel Montero is headed for the disabled list. After suffering a thumb injury against the Chicago White Sox nearly a week ago, Montero had been hoping to avoid a trip to the disabled list but it appears as though a short stint has become inevitable. ...

Schwarber to Go Back to the Minor Leagues
June 21st, 2015 at 9:54 PM
***PHOTO1*** Kyle Schwarber's MLB stint is over. After spending the past week with the Chicago Cubs on their American League road trip, the organization has sent Schwarber back to the minor leagues, as promised. Schwarber served primarily as the team's designated hitter for the past five games (and even...

Welcome to the Big Leagues Mr. Schwarber
June 18th, 2015 at 1:31 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs welcomed Kyle Schwarber to the big leagues in style on Wednesday with a 17-0 walloping of the Cleveland Indians. Schwarber, who made his MLB debut on Tuesday, started for the first time yesterday and went 4-5 with two RBI’s and three runs scored. Additionally, the Cubs got...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs to Promote Top Hitting Prospect
June 15th, 2015 at 11:27 PM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Cubs will promote Kyle Schwarber, their top hitting prospect, to the big leagues this week. The Cubs will use Schwarber as a DH against the Cleveland Indians and Minnesota Twins in the coming six games before, in all likelihood, sending...

Schwarber Continues to Impress, Named Player of the Month
June 5th, 2015 at 11:58 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ catching prospect, Kyle Schwarber appears to have picked up where he left off at the end of the 2014 season and was named the organization’s minor league player of the month for May earlier this week. Schwarber, now with the Tennessee Smokies (AA), slashed .297/.443/.582 with eight...

BREAKING NEWS: Cubs Ship Castillo to Seattle
May 19th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: According to Jeff Passan, the Chicago Cubs have sent C Welington Castillo to the Seattle Mariners. In return the Cubs will receive Yoervis Medina, a 26-year-old RHP who owns a 2.82 ERA in 141 relief appearances for Seattle. Medina is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in 12.0 innings...

Tennessee Bash Brothers Will Force Cubs’ Hand Sooner Rather than Later
May 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The next wave of big bats to come through the Chicago Cubs’ minor league system is making a statement here it the first month of the 2015 season. Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach, the bash brothers of the Tennessee Smokies (AA), have come on strong and look to force Theo...

Chicago Cubs’ Spring Training Breakout Performers
March 16th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Spring Training has been full of surprises for the Chicago Cubs, from Kris Bryant destroying Cactus League pitching to the Cubs’ staff throwing up zeros, and it’s about time we take a minute to recognize the guys who are outperforming our expectations. Matt Szczur – OF Matt Szczur entered Spring Training...

Cubs’ Prospect Schwarber Celebrates Birthday in Style
March 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***VIDEO1*** Yesterday was an exciting day for the Chicago Cubs as they held their Spring Training opener(s) against the San Francisco Giants and Oakland Athletics but, Cubs’ prospect, Kyle Schwarber stole the show. Schwarber, the Cubs’ first round pick from last summer’s amateur draft, turned 22 yesterday and he celebrated...

Let Spring Training Begin! Cubs Welcome Pitchers and Catchers to Camp
February 19th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The long awaited day is finally here! The Chicago Cubs’ pitchers and catchers will report to the team’s Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona today and will have their first workout tomorrow. Only about half of the Cubs roster will be present (position players are scheduled to report on the...

Spring Training Count Down: Players to Watch Part 1
February 11th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs pitchers and catchers will report to the team's Spring Training facility in Mesa, Arizona in just eight days, and with that in mind lets take a look at some pitchers and catchers who we should keep an eye on. Welington Castillo - C Many thought that Welington Castillo would...

Bold Predictions: Miguel Montero Makes the All-Star Team
February 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Miguel Montero made the National League all-star team in 2014 but his season stats were skewed by a dreadful second half performance. Playing in Chicago should help Montero maintain a high level of performance because of the roster's projected depth and because of the presence of David Ross, who...

Down on the Farm: Schwarber and Vogelbach are Making a Name for Themselves
January 24th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** For the past year or so, whenever anyone has mentioned the Chicago Cubs’ farm system the names that came to mind were Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara. Now that that entire group is either in the major leagues or knocking at the door, the...

Potential Landing Spots for Welington Castillo
January 20th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs proved with yesterday’s trade for Dexter Fowler that they are not done making moves before the start of the season. A deal that is still on the docket is the one involving C Welington Castillo. Castillo became obsolete after the acquisitions of David Ross and...

Bold Predictions: 2015 Will Be David Ross’ Year
January 12th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Cubs signed C David Ross on December 23rd there were concerns about giving a 37-year-old, backup catcher $5 million over two years, especially after back-to-back season in which he hit below .220. Ross’ primary purpose on the team, obviously, isn’t to be an offensive juggernaut, but...

Cubs Continue to Search for Sleepers: Add Former Red Sox C Lavarnway
December 22nd, 2014 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Following in the footsteps of low-cost, high-upside acquisitions like Mike Olt, Jacob Turner and Felix Doubront, the Chicago Cubs claimed C Ryan Lavarnway off waivers last week. Lavarnway, 27, was once one of the Boston Red Sox’ top prospects, but after significant trouble adjusting to major league pitching, he...

Cubs Sign Ross Amid Mixed Reports, Develop Catching Logjam
December 20th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** According to Jon Heyman the San Diego Padres snatched David Ross away from the Chicago Cubs yesterday afternoon thus putting a damper our morning article about Ross’ ability to get the most out of Jon Lester. However, later in the day that report was shot down and, per Carrie Muskat,...

David Ross: the Importance of a Personal Catcher
December 19th, 2014 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Amidst all the moves that the Chicago Cubs made this week there are whispers that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are also pursuing, catcher, David Ross. David Ross has been average at best over the course of his 13-year career, but the draw on signing the soon-to-be 38-year-old catcher...