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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
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Should Addison Russell replace Starlin Castro at shortstop?

It’s been a looming question ever since the Chicago Cubs called up top infield prospect Addison Russell from the minors near the end of April: should Russell replace Starlin Castro at shortstop? There has been some speculation that this will happen eventually based on Castro’s defensive struggles at shortstop. ESPN Staff Writer Jesse Rogers states “We don’t need to pour...
Via OutsidePitchMLB
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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
June 25, 2015  |  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

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

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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