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It's time for Satchel Paige Day in Major League Baseball

As the corner turns to March, the spring picks up pace and the sounds of the national pastime begin ringing out again. The waning days of February also bring to a close yet another Black History Month and the reminders and reminiscing the month brings of the works of many great African-Americans throughout the nation’s history. It is at the intersection of these two institutions...
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Maddon likes Heyward's tweaked approach

Jason Heyward is hitless in two games this spring, but Cubs manager Joe Maddon likes what he's seen.
1 day ago

The Rundown: Notes on Heyward’s New Swing

At the risk of turning you away with constant personal anecdotes, I feel the need to complete the circle when it comes to the story that’s been threaded through my ledes over the past few days. Friday was cleaning our home up because it had just hit the market. Saturday was having received an offer and accepting it. Today, I’ll tell you that we placed an offer on another home...
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1 day ago

Heyward: 'It's really fun to play baseball again'

Jason Heyward is excited to be back with the guys and playing baseball again.
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2 days ago

Jason Heyward surprised Cubs fans didn’t boo Rajai Davis more

MESA, Ariz. The Cactus League crowds are different than the ones packed into Wrigley Field. It was only a meaningless split-squad game on a
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2 days ago

Watch: Side-by-Side Video of Jason Heyward’s Old and ‘New’ Swings

We got our first look at Jason Heyward’s rebranded swing Saturday afternoon when he led off for the Cubs against the A’s at Sloan Park. It’s only a fake game in February, so you can’t put much stock in it, but the results were…underwhelming. The hands start out much lower and farther from his body, but the overall swing path appears largely unchanged. A pop to center a...
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2 days ago

Cubs eager to see the Jason Heyward relaunch in Cactus League

Jason Heyward will be one of the most scrutinized players in Mesa after an offseason overhaul that tried to break some of the bad habits in his swing.
Via CSN Chicago
3 days ago

Quick Hits: Jason Heyward Has Highest FanGraphs “DEF” Score Of All Time

On every FanGraphs player homepage is a defensive run value score called “Def.”   Heyward’s career DEF is 70.7 (+10 wins), which is the highest score for any player in the FanGraphs database…so every player ever. He’s that good in the field. The post Quick Hits: Jason Heyward Has Highest FanGraphs “DEF” Score Of All Time appeared first on Cubs Insider.
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4 days ago

Jason Heyward, Hard at Work

The easiest yes you’ll get in sports is by asking anyone on the field if spring training should be shorter. They agree almost unanimously. The players especially think so, since they’ve been working all offseason, too. The days of coming into town 15 pounds overweight and stepping on the mound or to the plate for the first time in months — those are long gone. Players have...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pick the Better 2017 Hitter

Imagine how Jason Heyward would feel if the Cubs didn’t win the World Series. On one side of the coin, any non-championship season falls short because of countless different reasons, and on the other side of the coin, Heyward still has to care the most about his own performance. But for as bad as he was, at least the title took the edge off. He remained an outstanding defender...
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January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

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