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Inside the complete overhaul of Jason Heyward's struggling swing

MESA, Az. — Dec. 5, that’s when he started, less than five weeks after the Cubs won the World Series. Jason Heyward was not messing around. He had moved to the Phoenix area so he could be closer to the Cubs’ training facility, and focus on remaking his swing.It was the baseball equivalent of learning to walk again. And Heyward — coming off a career-worst offensive season...
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March 02, 2017

Jason Parks, John Baker Promoted as Cubs Announce Baseball Ops Personnel Changes

In a series of moves roughly three months in the making, the Cubs have announced a shuffling of their baseball ops positions. The changes were necessitated by the departure of director of pro scouting Jared Porter, who left to become senior vice president and assistant general manager with the Arizona Diamondbacks. The full list of promotions and hirings is below, but I wanted to...
Via Cubs Insider
February 10, 2017

The Journey, Man: A path with twists and turns has Darnell McDonald right where he’s supposed to be

This story originally appeared in Mile High Sports Magazine. Read the full digital edition. All Darnell McDonald knew in high school was winning. He played football and led Cherry Creek High School to three straight state championships in the late 1990s. He played baseball too, and led the Bruins to three straight state titles in that sport as well. He was the key catalyst behind...
Via Mile High Sports
February 08, 2017

Cubs Prospect/Rapper John Williamson Creates Awesome Hype Video for Original Song ‘All the Way Up’

John Williamson was a good enough college pitcher for the Cubs to take him in the 23rd round of the 2015 draft, but it was his rap freestyle a few months back that really put him on the map with fans. The South Bend Cubs prospect, who goes by the stage name Swilson, went viral when his impromptu concert was captured on Instagram by mental skills coach Darnell McDonald. South...
Via Cubs Insider
August 08, 2016

Carp a regular in the bullpen? Not so fast.

Ryan MacLeodContributing WriterFor the first time since Darnell McDonald took the mound for the Red Sox, a position player got to pitch at Fenway Park for the home team. McDonald, took the mound in 2012 in what was a blowout , where Mike Carp also got to take the mound in a blowout. Carp got the ball for the 9th inning in a 13-5 game against the Yankees. He allowed 1 run on no hits...
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April 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Darnell McDonald Re-Signs With Cubs on Minor League Deal

Darnell McDonald is staying put. The Cubs re-signed McDonald to a minor league deal, according to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy. McDonald appeared in 25 games with Chicago in 2013. McDonald spent most of his 2013 season with Triple-A Iowa. He hit .236 (62-for-263) with four homers and 26 RBIs in 92 games with Iowa, and hit .302 (16-for-53) with a homer and five RBIs at the big league...
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

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