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Report: Cubs to call up prospect Addison Russell

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY SportsLess than a week after promoting Kris Bryant to the Major Leagues, the Chicago Cubs are bringing up another top prospect. Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports the Cubs will call up shortstop Addison Russell. Russell, 21, is considered the Cubs’ best prospect behind Bryant. A first round pick of the Oakland Athletics in 2012, Russell has been on the fast...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours 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 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Fan at Pirates game hit by foul ball through netting

This is horrifying, and something you would never expect or hope to happen. During Monday night’s Cubs-Pirates game, a fan behind home plate was struck with a foul ball hit by Starlin Castro through the netting. The netting didn’t snap, but the fan was standing close enough to the netting where it gave enough to still hit her in the head. HOLY JESUS! This just happened...
Via The Outside Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Starlin Castro’s Foul Ball Hits Fan In The Head

In Monday night’s game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates, Starlin Castro hit a foul ball straight back. Unfortunately, a woman was heading back to her seat and had her head turned away from the field. The netting behind home plate wasn’t enough to protect her from the foul ball and it struck the back of her head Fan at the Cubs/Pirates game too close to the...
Via Sports Mockery
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Addison Russell Now Playing Second Base in Iowa

Hot on the heels of uber-prospect Kris Bryant being called up by the Chicago Cubs comes news that fellow prospect Addison Russell has made the switch from shortshop to second base at Triple-A Iowa. Maddon on @Addison_Russell playing 2nd in Iowa:“Being a little bit more pro-active regarding prepping him for a need that might be open here — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

NL Central Top 10 Prospects Round-Up

The 2015 season is well underway and that means the minor-leagues are abuzz with activity. All the way from Single A to the majors, below is our weekly round-up of the top 10 prospects in the NL Central. 1. Kris Bryant 3B – Cubs: After being sent down to Triple A Iowa for a handful of games, the most hyped prospect in recent memory is finally in the majors. After three strikeouts...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester: Is it time for the Chicago Cubs to worry?

Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY SportsJon Lester was the biggest name on the free agent market this past offseason, and there were quite a few teams in the mix to sign him. When everything was said and done, the Chicago Cubs were able to put together the most lucrative deal for him and he agreed to a long-term contract with them. It was a move that brought a ton of excitement to Chicago...
Via Sports-Glory
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jon Lester throws entire glove to first for out (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Give Jon Lester two points for creativity and one point for getting the out. The Chicago Cubs starter showed some ingenuity Sunday by throwing his entire glove to first base to record an out on a fielder’s choice by Clint Barmes in the second inning of the Padres’ 5-2...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Last of ‘Core Four’ to Debut, Almora Still a Player to Watch

It wasn’t all that long ago that Albert Almora was one of the “Core Four” prospects in the Cubs system.  Between him, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant, there was a projection down the road that made the Cubs faithful who believed in the rebuild feel a whole lot better about the entire process. It seems that time has evolved to the point, though, where Almora is forgotten...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: but can Kris Bryant pitch?

The first day he was deemed “ready” to be called up by the front office, Chicago Cubs 3b Kris Bryant introduced himself to the baseball world by going hitless with three strikeouts. And the season was officially over. But by the end of Saturday’s game, the Chicago winds picked up violently as Cubs nation collectively breathed a sigh of relief as our latest sign of hope ended...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Female Cubs Fan Catches Foul Ball In Beer Cup, Proceeds To Chug Beer

The Chicago Cubs have a much better product on the field this year, but the fans are still as good as ever. Check out the latest example of a Cubs fan knowing what to do with beer, and when. Enjoy the lovely video featuring a quick-thinking female Cubs fan who caught a foul ball on Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: So far so good

So much was made of the Cubs offseason transactions. There was more hype, hope, and anticipation surrounding the team than there had been in seven or eight years. This will be the year Cubs fans thought, or at least the playoffs. Mostly thought, fans just wanted to see improvement from last years’ team. It was clear that the front office was improving the product on the field and...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs To Call Kris Bryant Up To The Big Leagues

That long agonizing wait for Kris Bryant‘s call up to the majors is finally over.  The Chicago Cubs intend to promote Bryant to the big league roster for tomorrow’s afternoon game against the San Diego Padres at Wrigley Field. Bryant had been sent down to the minors after an impressive spring training, were he led all spring league players with 9 home runs and...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs to Light Up “W” After Wins

Light it up, Cubs fans. After each victory at Wrigley Field, the team will keep the Wintrust “W” atop the new video board illuminated well after the lights are turned off at the century-old ballpark. And, it would seem… what is new is old again. Turns out, the tradition (can we call it that yet?) goes back nearly 80 years. This…according to Cubs Vine Line: Though the left...
Via Hall of Very Good
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Kris Bryant to be called up by the Cubs on Friday

The time is now – the Chicago Cubs are calling up third baseman Kris Bryant for Friday’s game with the Padres. Breaking. Source: Kris Bryant to be called up by Cubs on Friday. Story coming at http://t.co/iRRtXbR1Vj — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) April 17, 2015   EVERYBODY FREAK OUT! Earlier today, we wondered whether or not a Bryant callup would be looming for the...
Via The Outside Corner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Celebrate Teagarden Party at Salt River Fields

Taylor Teagarden drilled three singles and slammed a two-run home run, Eloy Jimenez ripped an RBI double and an RBI triple and scored a run, Tyler Alamo doubled, singled, walked, scored three runs, and knocked-in another, and Adonis Paula singled, tripled, walked, and drove-in two runs, leading the Cubs to a 13-7 drubbing of the Rockies in Cactus League Extended Spring Training Opening...
Via Cub Reporter
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Case for Keeping Starlin Castro

Wrigleyville, BP’s local website for the Chicago Cubs, provides a wealth of information on our favorite team. Many of the best writers around the beat provide articles for them; Sahadev Sharma, Brett Taylor, and Matthew Trueblood among them (when Bleacher Nation was hiring a nights writer, I actually e-mailed Brett saying ‘if Matt Trueblood applies, you’d be a fool not to hire...
Via Obstructed View
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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