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New Cubs Related Podcast: Early Spring Training Review, Heyward’s Swing, Zobrist’s Health, Morrow Defined Closer

Topics: 1)  Ben Zobrist’s playing time (13:00); 2) Brandon Morrow announced as closer (22:30); 3) Mike Montomgery cool with role (30:00); and 4) Chili Davis on Jason Heyward (43:30). The post New Cubs Related Podcast: Early Spring Training Review, Heyward’s Swing, Zobrist’s Health, Morrow Defined Closer appeared first on Cubs Insider.
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3 days ago

Jason Heyward’s New (Old?) Swing on Display in BP Video from Mesa

Say what you want about Jason Heyward, the Gold Glover’s work ethic is admirable. Immediately after celebrating a World Series title in 2016, he was cage working on retooling his swing. And once again this offseason, Heyward was hard at work trying to find a comfort level with his mechanics. It’s still very early, but … The post Jason Heyward’s New (Old?) Swing on Display in BP Video...
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8 days ago

Heyward works with new coach Davis on swing

New Cubs hitting coach Chili Davis wanted to call outfielder Jason Heyward this offseason to introduce himself. But as Davis was scrolling down the alphabetical list of names, he mistakenly linked pitcher Kyle Hendricks' name to Heyward's number. Davis left a message, saying, "Hey, are you ready to work?"
14 days ago

Jason Heyward In The Leadoff? It’s Not As Crazy As You Think.

As the discussion continues to persist over who will leadoff these Chicago Cubs in 2018, there’s been some speculation that it could be Jason Heyward. Of course, this purely a hypothetical scenario and not likely something that the team is actively considering. However, given the right set of circumstances that would obviously feature a return to […]
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15 days ago

Orioles Notes: Machado will be on Opening Day roster; no talk on Jones extension

Some significant news has already come out of the Orioles’ annual FanFest event, and here are some more items from some reporters on hand (including Eduardo A. Encina and Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun,’s Rich Dubroff, and’s Roch Kubatko)… The Orioles expect Manny Machado to be on the roster on Opening Day and, while they didn’t entirely close the...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jason Heyward Actually Good or Actually Bad?

As a self-proclaimed, high-ranking member of the Jason Heyward Fan Club, the past calendar year-and-a-half hasn’t been particularly easy. Despite his glove being as elite as advertised, the lack of offensive production that Heyward has demonstrated at the plate has proven to be too much (too little?) for most Cub fans to handle, leaving the […]
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September 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Box Score 8/9: After a long summer the NFL preseason is finally here

Want more news first thing in the day? Sign up for the Yardbarker Morning Bark newsletter here.Good morning and welcome to the YB Box Score, what we're reading while sorting through all of our fantasy football notification emails. Happy birthday today to Jason Heyward, JaMarcus Russell, Joel Anthony, Chamique Holdsclaw, Matt Morris, Derek Fisher, Rod Brind'Amour, Deion Sanders, Vinny...
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August 09, 2017  |  Discuss

Where Is Jason Heyward’s Optimal Batting Position?

Lineup construction certainly stands as one of the more heavily analyzed elements of Major League managers, and there’s probably an argument to be made somewhere that it’s also a largely overrated element. (Aside: I’m not saying that’s a sentiment that I share, as I put quite a bit of stock into that aspect, but it […]
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June 08, 2017  |  Discuss

Broadcaster David Ross plays catch with Jason Heyward from bleachers

David Ross put himself to good use between innings during Sunday’s Chicago Cubs-St. Louis Cardinals game.Ross, a former Cubs catcher who retired after winning the World Series, is now serving as a broadcaster for ESPN. He was an analyst on “Sunday Night Baseball” in place of Jessica Mendoza, who’s covering the College World Series, and decided to warm up ex-teammate Jason Heyward...
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June 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Dexter Fowler gets World Series ring from Cubs, promptly hits lead-off homer

Friday marked Dexter Fowler’s return to Wrigley Field for the first time since leaving the Chicago Cubs. It was certainly a memorable return.Prior to the game, Fowler, now with the St. Louis Cardinals, finally received his well earned World Series ring. Jason Heyward and Anthony Rizzo presented the ring to Fowler in a pregame ceremony, which included a standing ovation from the Wrigley...
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June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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