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BRYAN LAHAIR RUMORS & GOSSIP

1B-OF LaHair, Indians reach minor league deal

Bryan LaHair and the Cleveland Indians have agreed to a minor league contract. The 31-year-old first baseman and outfielder hit .230 with 16 homers and 57 RBIs last year for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Japan's Pacific League. He was released on Jan. 23. LaHair was an NL All-Star in 2012, when he batted .269 with 16 homers and 40 RBIs for the Chicago Cubs. He has 21 homers...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians sign free agent OF/1B Bryan LaHair

Cleveland Indians press release: CLEVELAND, OH -- The Cleveland Indians today announced the club has signed free agent first baseman/outfielder Bryan LaHair to a Minor League Contract with a non-roster invitation to Major League spring training camp. LaHair, 31, is a veteran of three Major League seasons with Seattle (2008) and Chicago-NL (2011-12), compiling a career batting mark...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
February 05, 2014  |  Discuss

MLB Rumors: Bryan LaHair Goes From Chicago Cubs All-Star To Japanese Pacific League In 4 Short Months?

Bryan LaHair went from being a can’t miss Major League Baseball prospect with the Seattle Mariners to the next big thing for the Chicago Cubs. After appearing in just 20 games for Chicago in 2011, LaHair got off to a blazing start with the Cubs in 2012. So hot, in fact, that he was a Cubs’ representative in the 2012 MLB All-Star game in Kansas City, going into the game with a...
Via hardballchat.com
November 23, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryan LaHair set to join Japanese team

Bryan LaHair went from unheard-of to the National League All-Star team in 2012. He’s set to depart the major leagues just as quick. LaHair, who struggled in the second half, was recently designated for assignment and now appears to be headed to Japan. The Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks are on the verge of signing LaHair who spent all of 2012 with the Chicago Cubs. Already a trade candidate...
Via Tireball.com
November 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs 50-game report card

The Cubs are 18-32 at the end of May.  30% of their season completed and they currently are tied with Minnesota for the second worst record in baseball.  In May they suffered through a 12 game losing streak that exposed all the warts on the team.  The losing streak was comprised of poor hitting, pitching, bullpen, fielding, base running, coaching and a bad call or two peppered...
Via isportsweb.com
June 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Bryan LaHair’s Success Sustainable?

A visual analysis of Bryan LaHair’s swing. Yes. Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair will sustain his success. The Cubs have indeed caught lightning in a bottle. LaHair is leading the MLB with a .510 BABIP and is third behind Matt Kemp and Josh Hamilton with a 36.4% HR/FB ratio. Fans of Chicago’s northside and fans of regression to the mean have begun to pay extra close attention...
Via Fangraphs
May 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs were confident LaHair would be this good

It's getting deep enough into the season now to begin believing Chicago Cubs first baseman Bryan LaHair is the real thing. LaHair leads major league first basemen with eight home runs, with the latest coming Monday night in the Cubs' 5-1 victory over the Atlanta Braves at Wrigley Field. "He's just carrying out what he's done over the last year and in winter...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 08, 2012  |  Discuss

LaHair, O's Davis lead transaction trends

With a month of games in the books, here are 10 of the most added fantasy baseball players. Note: the following "changes" are week-over-week percentages. Bryan LaHair Change: +23.9 percent (48.9 percent owned) Analysis: Well, it's about time! Still, to think over 50 percent of all fantasy baseball leagues do not need LaHair's services seem a little high. During...
Via Fox Sports
May 02, 2012  |  Discuss

LaHair connects on homer to end Cubs' drought

The Chicago Cubs were in a major home-run drought. It had been since April 13 since their last homer, when Bryan LaHair and Ian Stewart connected in St. Louis. LaHair ended that drought in the ninth inning of the Cubs' 3-2, 10-inning victory Tuesday night over those same Cardinals, this time at Wrigley Field. Manager Dale Sveum is fully aware what had been going on....
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 25, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryan LaHair: What to Expect from the Cubs’ Opening Day First Baseman

The Cubs are giving Bryan LaHair, 29 and a career minor leaguer, his shot as a major league regular in 2012.  The first base job is LaHair’s to lose going in to the season.  What are reasonable expectations for this minor league journeyman with only 65 major league games under his belt? In LaHair’s previous 219 major league plate appearances, he posted a .262 batting average...
Via Dugout Central
February 24, 2012  |  Discuss
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