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Chicago Cubs Lineup: Heyward Leads Off, Schwarber at DH, Caratini Catching as Cubs Take Swords to Shields

Jason Heyward is leading off yet again for the Cubs, a lineup tweak the right fielder told Matt Spiegel and Danny Parkins he actually suggested to Joe Maddon. Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo follow, with Ben Zobrist playing second and batting cleanup in place of Willson Contreras, who’s getting the day off. Kyle Schwarber is batting fifth and manning the DH spot, Ian Happ is hitting...
Via Cubs Insider
1 day ago

Heyward on Cubs bats, 'Sometimes you don't get it done'

Jason Heyward talks about the Cubs lack of scoring runners and Gonzalez pitching.
Via CSN Chicago
2 days ago

Chicago Cubs Lineup: Heyward Leads Off, Zobrist Sixth as Cubs Open Battle for Fake Cup

Just like red line trains that could take you to either Wrigley or Guaranteed Rate Fields, the two teams opening up four straight games of interleague action this afternoon are moving in opposite directions. The Cubs are buying and the White Sox are selling, and with each other no less. With a win Sunday night behind former Southsider Jose Quintana, the Cubs pushed their second-half...
Via Cubs Insider
3 days ago

The 'Yoan Moncada era starts now' quiz

The MLB trade deadline is still just about two weeks away, but that hasn't stopped teams from pulling off a number of significant deals over the last seven days. Jose Quintana went from the South Side to the North Side of Chicago, while the Nationals were able to find some much needed relief. And on Tuesday, the trend continued as two close-but-not-quite-blockbuster deals went down...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves Organist has Fun with Visiting Cubs

When Atlanta Braves organist Matthew Kaminski was brainstorming, trying to come up with some clever song choices for the visiting Chicago Cubs players, he had no idea they would ever reach beyond the walls of SunTrust Park. But, as you might have surmised, they did. When Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward came to plate for the first time, Kaminski (who grew up a fan of the 2016 World...
Via The Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

We Need To Revise The MLB All-Star Selection Process Before It's Too Late

The voting results for Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game were revealed on Sunday, introducing two rosters that consist primarily of established stars with a smattering of sparkling youngsters and surprisingly productive veterans. For the first time since 2003, the Mid-Summer Classic is entirely exhibitory and will no longer determine home-field advantage in the World Series...
Via The Sports Quotient
23 days ago  |  Discuss

10 years later: Jason Heyward recalls 2007 MLB Draft experience

In just a few hours hundreds of the best amateur baseball players from around the globe are going to hear their name called in the 2017 MLB First Year Player Draft. Chicago Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward heard his name called in the first round of the draft 10 years ago this week in a draft filled […]
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June 12, 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 […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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...
Via Sportsnaut
June 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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