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Baez Dazzles in Return to AAA
July 29th, 2015 at 11:46 PM
***PHOTO1*** Javier Baez was out of commission for more than a month before he began a rehab stint with the Chicago Cubs' rookie-league affiliate last week where he hit .417 with no strikeouts in four games. Baez returned to the Iowa Cubs lineup last night and promptly went 2-5 with...

CUBS NEWS: 2015 First Rounder Promoted to A-ball
July 25th, 2015 at 3:57 AM
***PHOTO1*** Ian Happ joined the Chicago Cubs organization less than two months ago and he has already earned his first promotion. After spending the first 29 games of his career with the Eugene Emeralds (A-) Happ's performance has earned him a spot with the South Bend Cubs, in the eyes...

BREAKING NEWS: Soler to Return to Lineup Tonight
July 5th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** BREAKING NEWS: After missing more than a month due to an ankle injury, Chicago Cubs outfielder, Jorge Soler will re-join the team tonight against the Miami Marlins. Before the injury Soler was off to a bit of a slow start in 2015, hitting .260 with four home runs in...

Cubs’ Trio of Prospects Continue to Show Progress
June 30th, 2015 at 6:14 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ minor league system was named baseball’s best in the month of April thanks to the fantastic starts by quite a few of their top prospects. In addition to the Tennessee Bash Brothers, the Cubs’ have gotten great production out of a trio of younger players; Albert...

MLB Quick Hits: Cubs Injury Update
June 29th, 2015 at 5:16 PM
***PHOTO1*** As we discussed last week, the Chicago Cubs have been hit hard by injuries this year with multiple starters and key role players seeing significant time on the disabled list. However, this week brings good news! Both Javier Baez (finger) and Jorge Soler (ankle) are set to begin...

On the Mend: Chicago Cubs’ Injury Update
June 23rd, 2015 at 8:42 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs were bit by the injury bug hard to start off the 2015 season but many of the injured players are now on the comeback trail. Here’s a quick look at how everyone is doing on their rehab assignments. Mike Olt: Mike Olt had about as strong of a...

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...

Cubs’ Prospects Making the Jump to the Big Leagues
June 16th, 2015 at 3:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** There is overwhelming optimism surrounding all of the Chicago Cubs’ up-and-coming talent and it is easy to get caught up in the excitement. We have already gotten a small taste of nearly all of the team’s top hitting prospects (with Kyle Schwarber making his MLB debut this week) and...

CUBS NEWS: Javier Baez Suffers Setback
June 7th, 2015 at 11:49 PM
***PHOTO1*** CUBS NEWS: Chicago Cubs infielder, Javier Baez has been tearing up the Pacific Coast League this season and appeared to be on the verge of earning a second crack at the big leagues; however, the 22-year-old's comeback hit a snag on Sunday. According to the Des Moines Register, Baez...

Chicago Cubs’ Sophomores Surging in Minors
May 26th, 2015 at 2:44 PM
***PHOTO1*** Memorial Day is now behind us and the calendar is about to turn to June which means that the dog days of summer are fast approaching. The mid-summer grind is when most teams experience their greatest amount of attrition, which is a troubling sign for the Chicago Cubs, who...

All Coke’d Out: Cubs Cut Ties with Lefty
May 18th, 2015 at 11:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have finally had enough of Phil Coke. The team designated the 32-year-old lefty for assignment on Monday; no corresponding move has been announced at the time of this writing. The Cubs invited the Coke to Spring Training this year and selected him for the Opening Day roster...

Baez Primed and Ready for a Return
May 18th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Javier Baez got off to a brutal start in 2015 when he attended Major League Spring Training and hit just .182 with one home run and 21 strikeouts across 55 at bats. Upon the conclusion of Spring Training Baez was met with yet another challenge, the passing of his...

Down on the Farm: Strong up the Middle
May 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs’ minor league system was named baseball’s best in the month of April thanks to the fantastic starts by quite a few of their top prospects. In addition to the Tennessee Bash Brothers, the Cubs’ have gotten great production out of a trio of younger players; Albert...

Is Addison Russell the Next Javier Baez?
May 8th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs’ rookie second baseman, Addison Russell has been playing well of late, hitting in ten consecutive games and hitting .343 over that span. Russell is going through a bit of an adjustment defensively as second base is not his natural position, but he seems to be coming around on...

Down on the Farm: Baez and Alcantara
May 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday we discussed a Chicago Cubs’ duo making waves in the Southern League (AA) and today we shift our attention to a duo making a comeback in the Pacific Coast League (AAA). Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara have gotten a late jump on the AAA season for various reasons but...

Cubs’ Rookie Russell is Heating Up
May 2nd, 2015 at 11:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs' second baseman, Addison Russell hit his first big league home run in yesterday's 1-0 win over the Milwaukee Brewers and it looks like he's finally starting to turn it up. The 21-year-old got off to a slow start last week when the Cubs promoted him, highlighted by...

CUBS NEWS: Baez Makes Season Debut
May 1st, 2015 at 10:03 AM
***PHOTO1*** CUBS NEWS: Former Chicago Cubs top prospect, Javier Baez made his season debut last night for the Iowa Cubs and went 1-6 with a double and three strikeouts against the Oklahoma City Dodgers (AAA affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers). Baez hit third in the order and played second...

Soler Proving That Playing Well Silences All Critics
April 25th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Thanks to Javier Baez’s strikeout performance last summer the issue of punch-outs has taken center stage in all discussions about the Chicago Cubs’ offense. Baez’s strikeout totals, aside from being at historic levels, were such an issue because he had become completely unreliable on the offensive side of the...

Youth Movement: Chicago Cubs Just Keep Getting Younger
April 23rd, 2015 at 10:44 AM
***PHOTO1*** When the Chicago Cubs sent Arismendy Alcantara, 23, back to Iowa for some remedial work, one would think that the team would replace him with a veteran on the bench. However, this is the Chicago Cubs we are talking about, so naturally Alcantara’s replacement was, 21-year-old, Addison Russell. It seems...

Addison Russell’s Underwhelming Debut a New Trend for Cubs
April 22nd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Addison Russell, the Chicago Cubs’ #2 prospect, made his Major League debut last night against the Pittsburgh Pirates but didn’t contribute much to the team’s 9-8 victory. Russell, like Kris Bryant, struggled in his first big league game going 0-5 with three strikeouts and three men left on base....