Will Addison Russell or Kyle Schwarber Have a Bigger Impact For the Cubs in 2016?

Kris Bryant. The answer is always Kris Bryant, even when the question specifically excludes him. But since I’ve been tasked with previewing the seasons of a pair of the Cubs’ second-tier sophomore studs, I suppose I can set the reigning Rookie of the Year on the back burner for now. It’s a testament to just how good Bryant was last season that his titular teammates get second...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Ranking Russell over Bryant: A Year Later, Does It Hold Up?

It isn’t always easy to remember that just 10 short months ago Kris Bryant and Addison Russell had yet to debut in the major leagues. The joy and surreal nature of the 2015 season left indelible memories that we won’t soon forget, but it also served to firmly establish each of these young men as fixtures on […]
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Addison Russell to miss NLCS with hamstring strain

This year is looking like the Cubs’ best shot at a World Series title since Steve Bartman trampled on the souls of the entire city of Chicago in 2003. But now, they’re going to have to make it through at least the next round of the postseason without one of their key young talents. On Thursday, manager Joe Maddon announced that 21-year-old shortstop Addison Russell has been...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell will miss NLCS with hamstring strain

The Chicago Cubs will be without their starting shortstop for the NLCS. The team announced Thursday afternoon that Addison Russell will miss the entire series due to the hamstring strain he suffered in Game 3 of the NLDS versus the Cardinals. Per @CubsJoeMadd, Addison Russell will not participate in the #NLCS. #Cubs — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) October 15, 2015 Russell sustained the...
Via The Outside Corner
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Addison Russell is this season's 'Other Guy'

Most Major League Baseball fans are familiar with Addison Russell. The Oakland A’s selected Russell in the first round of the 2012 draft, and he became one of the best prospects in all of baseball before his trade to the Chicago Cubs for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel at the trade deadline last season. His call-up in April was a bit of a surprise, and despite his prospect record...
Via Fangraphs
September 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Addison Russell Should Be New York Mets’ Biggest Priority Going Into Trade Deadline

The MLB trade deadline of July 31st is rapidly approaching, and with the New York Mets holding steady in second place of the NL East, they need to make a few moves before time runs out. The Mets could certainly use a relief pitcher or two, but in order to boost their chances of playing baseball in October, they need to find a replacement for shortstop Wilmer Flores. His inconsistencies...
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting Addison Russell

By Chris Mitchell 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 something of a surprise. Although he’s...
Via Fangraphs
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs will reportedly call up prospect Addison Russell

By David Kenyon 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:/...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Three prospects that can make an impact this year

The Oakland A’s have been having a great season. They are leading the American League West by two and a half games and currently have the third best record in baseball. Even though the Athletics seem like a solid team now, they are notorious for switching things up mid-way through the season. So who are some of the top prospects that could make an impact this year in the major...
May 31, 2014  |  Discuss

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