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MIGUEL MONTERO RUMORS

Montero on Heyward throw: 'It was a great throw'

Miguel Montero talks about Jason Heyward's throw that gunned out a Mets runner at home in the Cubs' 6-2 win on Wednesday.
Via CSN Chicago
6 days ago

Pirates accuse Jake Arrieta of intentionally hitting player

The rivalry between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Chicago Cubs remains alive and well. The two teams traded hit batsmen during Saturday’s game, with the Pirates in particular accusing Jake Arrieta of throwing at Jung Ho Kang, an allegation the Cubs denied. “Anytime somebody like Arrieta hits somebody, you’ve got to assume automatically that one didn’t just get away,” Pirates...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

In Praise of Miguel Montero: The Tim Meadows of the Chicago Cubs

The Beatles had George Harrison. Late 1990s Saturday Night Live had Tim Meadows. The 2015-2016 Cubs have Miguel Montero. It seems unavoidable that every great institution has a forgotten contributor. That is, a member of the organization who, upon initial consideration, would not be mentioned as the most valuable, indispensable, or aesthetically pleasing to watch. Be […]
Via BP Wrigleyville
April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Miguel Montero hopes tobacco ban helps him quit

Tobacco has been part of baseball as long as anyone can remember. However, in the Windy City, that will no longer be the case. Chicago has banned smokeless tobacco at sports venues, which will go into effect during the upcoming baseball season. That will, of course, have an impact on White Sox and Cubs home games. For many players, it will be a huge adjustment as tobacco has become...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 16, 2016  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
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

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 AZCentral.com. 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

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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