Mike Olt and Junior Lake homer in Cubs victory

Opportunity is expanding for Mike Olt and Junior Lake — along with their confidence. After they hit consecutive home runs Wednesday night to vault the Cubs to a 7-5 victory over the Pirates, manager Rick Renteria is ready to increase their roles. Renteria said he plans to steer away slightly from his initial plan of employing a platoon system at certain positions and pencil in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Mike Olt help the Cubs compete in the NL Central?

The Chicago Cubs traded their number one starting pitcher Matt Garza to the Texas Rangers last season, and one of the key pieces that they got in return was third baseman Mike Olt. He has had issues with his vision recently, but was able to prove that those issues are a thing of the past in Spring Training. Chicago’s coaching staff has been very vocal over the past couple of days...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

I Still Like My Philly 3B More Than Mike Olt 3B

You, "So, Grey, I appreciate a well-coiffed mustache as much as the next straight man, but are you trying to tell me Luis Valbuena isn't a virtual lock at 3rd base?" Crazy shizz, right? The Cubs made the right move and went with Mike Olt to at least platoon at 3rd base. Here's what I kinda said in the past, "Don’t you love when New Yorkers say the expression...
Via Razzball
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Better Know a Cub: Mike Olt

Mike Olt is a strong man. He's a patient man. He's a man with a good glove. And he is a man almost wholly written off in some parts. He's a man with undeniable warts and undeniable talents; this is a quality he shares with everyone in baseball not named Mike Trout. Most importantly to me, he's a man who will likely be tabbed Opening Day as the starting 3B for the...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

45 Prospects in 45 Days: Chicago’s Mike Olt

Photo Credit: Eric Brynsvold Over the next 45 days the staff here at The Fix will profile and predict the fantasy fates of prospects that could – should, in some cases – be closely monitored on the waiver wire or even in the draft room. For the projection portion of the article, we will try our best to give you projections from all three major projection systems. Those projection...
Via The Fantasy Fix
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs' Mike Olt out Monday with shoulder fatigue, should play Tuesday

The Chicago Cubs' Mike Olt has fully recovered from eye procedures that he underwent during the offseason to improve his vision and, therefore, performance at the plate. He has played in nine games so far this spring while competing for the starting job at third base. Olt, though, will not play Monday due to fatigue in his right shoulder. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat announced...
Via MLB Injury News
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Olt says his vision is OK now

The Cubs are hoping Mike Olt can, at some point, take over 3rd base and put up some of the impressive numbers he did prior to 2013. He had a horrible season in the minor leagues last year and it's been blamed on a vision problem that he had after a concussion last winter. He says he's fine now. “I don’t mind answering that anymore,” Olt says. “Last year was so stressful...
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February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Mike Olt Has Vision of Starting at Third

Chicago Cubs News- Mike Olt has his eyes set on the playing third base for the Chicago Cubs this season. A couple of  years ago he was a promising prospect in the Texas Rangers organization until a game changing event happened. Olt has put that behind him and is looking ahead. On The Rise Olt was originally drafted in the second round of the 2010 draft by the Texas Rangers and saw...
Via Sports Mockery
February 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Olt 'seeing' just fine

Baseball players get asked it all the time, but for Chicago Cubs third base prospect Mike Olt the question has more meaning. “How are you seeing the ball?” Olt had vision problems last spring, which helped derail his season with the Texas Rangers before he was traded to the Cubs. He didn’t fare much better at Triple-A Iowa, hitting .168 in 39 games. All that’s behind him...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Olt wants to win the 3rd base job

Mike Olt was acquired in July, along with CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and a player to be named later (Neil Ramirez), for Matt Garza. Olt was having a horrible season and there were vision concerns at the time of the trade. I seem to recall it being better or even all fixed at the time of the trade, but then we got word that his vision troubles continued. Now it's all fixed again...
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October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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