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Hitting prospect Kyle Schwarber re-joining the Cubs

The moment many Chicago Cubs fans have been waiting for is finally here. Kyle Schwarber is set to re-join the team in Atlanta when the second half of the season begins. Schwarber was just named the MVP of the Futures Game in Cincinnati, after he finished the game with a triple and two RBIs. In Schwarber’s brief stint with the Cubs earlier this season, he proved he could hit, batting ...
July 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: What needs to happen for success in 2015

As we approach the start of the 2015 MLB season, teams all across the league believe this is their year-none more so than the Chicago Cubs. Every year is the year for Cub fans. However, there is more optimism, anticipation, enthusiasm, and excitement surrounding the North Side of Chicago this year than in recent memory. After five straight years of either last or second to last place...
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero a strong fit with Chicago Cubs

While it wasn’t the marquee move that the Chicago Cubs are still hoping to pull off, the Windy City’s club from the North Side did pull off a rather significant move at the Winter Meetings on Tuesday. The team acquired catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in exchange for a pair of low level minor league arms. Montero fills an area of need for the Cubs, who...
Via The Outside Corner
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs acquire Miguel Montero from Diamondbacks

The Chicago Cubs have acquired All-Star catcher Miguel Montero from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a deal that has been in the works for a while now. Seen as one of the best defensive catchers in baseball, Montero will also upgrade a catching position in Chicago that was less-than-stellar at the plate last season. Montero hit just .243 this past season, but earned an All-Star appearance...
Via Sportsnaut
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs nearing deal with Diamondbacks for Miguel Montero

The Chicago Cubs are close to acquiring Diamondbacks catcher Miguel Montero, and the deal is expected to be done by the end of the day today. The Chicago #Cubs are on the verge of acquiring #Dbacks catcher Miguel Montero for prospects. Deal expected by end of day. — Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) December 9, 2014 Cubs incumbent catcher Welington Castillo hit .237/.296/.389...
Via The Outside Corner
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs rumors: Miguel Montero edition

Among many of the reported Chicago Cubs’ offseason targets is Arizona Diamondbacks’ catcher Miguel Montero. According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Diamondbacks are open to listening to trade offers for the two-time All Star. Montero is under contract until 2017 and is owed $12 million in 2015 and $14 million in both 2016 and 1017 – a total of $40 million. For the Cubs...
November 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Regarding the Dodgers interest in Miguel Montero or any other catcher

The Dodgers are continuing to hunt for a catching upgrade after losing out on Russell Martin and are one of three teams that have had talks with the Diamondbacks about catcher Miguel Montero, according to Nick Piecoro of The Diamondbacks continue to have dialogue with other clubs on a variety of players, including catcher Miguel Montero. However, according to a...
Via Dodgers Digest
November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Confusing plate-blocking rule has Montero longing for collision days

Given his druthers, Miguel Montero says he'd rather be run over by 250-pound Ryan Howard than try to figure out exactly how the heck he's supposed to position himself on a throw to home plate. Montero's frustration with a new rule designed to minimize home-plate collisions boiled over following a play in the Diamondbacks' 4-2 loss to the Phillies on Sunday in Philadelphia. Here's...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
July 28, 2014  |  Discuss

D-Backs fan spills beer on date attempting to grab foul ball

Your browser does not support iframes.An Arizona Diamondbacks fan spilled beer on his date's coat while attempting to grab a foul ball during the bottom of the fifth inning of Monday night's game against Colorado.The fan had his left hand free while holding a cup of beer in his right hand as the foul ball by D-backs batter Miguel Montero came towards him. Unfortunately, not only...
Via Holdout Sports
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Montero takes on extra load while trying to lighten up

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Miguel Montero's plate is full, more than ever. In addition to a catcher's normal longer-than-most work day, one of the D-backs' initiatives this year is to get their catchers more involved in directing the pitching staff, and that means daily meetings with pitching coaches. It is the busiest spring of Montero's life, and he loves it. "Vintage Miggy," manager...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

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