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Shortstop not out of the question for Cubs' Russell

Addison Russell came through the system as a shortstop and although he's been playing second base in Chicago, a return to shortstop is not out of the question. “Everybody knows that he can (play shortstop),” Cubs manager Joe Maddon told CSN Chicago. “It’s definitely within his future. But for right now, he’s turning into a better second baseman faster than you would...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Russell making transition from shortstop to second

CHICAGO (AP) Addison Russell is learning how to play second base in the major leagues with the Chicago Cubs. It is a challenging transition for a rookie, but infield coach Gary Jones says he is doing ''a very nice job.'' Before Russell was promoted to the Cubs in April, the sum total of his professional experience at second was five starts at Triple-A Iowa. He was a high school...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The Cubs Rookie of the Year

It’s been an awesome year to be a Cubs fan, especially if you plan on being a Cubs fan in the future. They are pretty good and pretty fun. What’s more, they are crazily young. Soler, Bryant, Russell, and Schwarber are ALL eligible for Rookie of the Year. Any of the 4 could belong in the discussion. Put them together, and it’s fairly incredible: G PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR R RBI...
Via Obstructed View
11 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
April 22, 2015  |  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
April 21, 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 call up Addison Russell to play second base

The Cubs are not messing around. Five days after the ascension of Kris Bryant to the Major League roster, top prospect Addison Russell has been given the call and will be the team’s new starting second baseman. Russell’s prospect pedigree is well-regarded in all baseball circles, as the consensus Top 5 prospect was preparing for the call by starting at second base for Triple...
Via The Outside Corner
April 21, 2015  |  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. ...
Via Sportsnaut
April 21, 2015  |  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
April 20, 2015  |  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...
April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

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