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JASON HEYWARD RUMORS

Heyward's intangibles balance out struggles

When they signed Jason Heyward, the Cubs and club president Theo Epstein -- who are supposed to be as sober and analytical as any organization in baseball -- bet on something that sober and analytical organizations are not supposed to bet on. They bet on Heyward's intangibles, or the stuff that we used to call intangibles anyway.
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4 hours ago

Chicago Cubs Recap: Jason Heyward homers as Cubs fall to Rockies 7-4

The Chicago Cubs followed up their 5-3 victory against the Colorado Rockies in Scottsdale on Monday with a 7-4 loss on Saturday afternoon. For Chicago, this game exposed some old holes that Cubs fans hoped would be addressed last offseason. Among those, weak relief pitching and offensive sluggishness. Pitching woes continue Newly-acquired pitcher Brett Anderson […] Chicago Cubs...
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1 day ago

Watch: Jason Heyward Smacks Home Run In Scottsdale

At about the same time his teammates were busy putting up three homers up in Vegas, Jason Heyward was busy in Scottsdale. He ended up 1-for-3 with this two-run homer. The post Watch: Jason Heyward Smacks Home Run In Scottsdale appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

T-shirt reminds Cubs of Heyward speech

On some of Joe Maddon's new T-shirts this year there's a simple image of an umbrella with a couple of raindrops over "8-7." Cubs fans know that's the score from Game 7 of the World Series. The umbrella is a reminder of the 17-minute rain delay when Jason Heyward gave the players a pep talk that helped propel the Cubs to victory.
Via Cubs.com
2 days ago

National Leaguers with something to prove in 2017

It has been said that playing with a chip on your shoulder is good, that it is a motivational tool that brings out the best in a ballplayer. And while there are a variety of different conditions that govern such players on every team, ranging from justifying the hype, carrying the load on a new ball club or resurrecting personal stock that has slipped, there are a great deal of talents...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

The top 10 MLB right fielders headed into spring training 2017

The right field position traditionally has one job, and one job amongst all others: to rake. Some of the most potent power threats in the history of the game have called the right corner of the outfield home, including Hank Aaron, Frank Robinson, Reggie Jackson, Mel Ott and none other than Babe Ruth himself. In today’s game, the tradition of the spot being home to some of the most...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Hope, History and the Most Jason Heyward Seasons Ever

Jason Heyward had a pretty disappointing regular season in 2016 after signing a contract worth nearly $200 million the previous offseason. Heyward altered his swing in the spring, as he has frequently throughout his career, then hurt his wrist at the very beginning of the season. How much either or both deserves blame isn’t clear, but what we do know is the results were disastrous...
Via Fangraphs
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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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27 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Fangraphs
February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs fans avoids becoming the next Steve Bartman

They say those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it, and that’s a lesson Chicago Cubs fans apparently have heeded. No one wants to become the second coming of Steve Bartman, including one heads-up Cubs fan at Game 5 of the World Series at Wrigley Field on Sunday night. As a fly ball floated down the right field line, the fan had a choice to make: Did he reach...
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October 31, 2016  |  Discuss
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