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How Far Have the Cubs Come?

So far, Soler . . . so good. It has been almost three years, nearly three hundred losses, and three drafts since the Cubs hired Theo Epstein to save the Cubs from their sins and rescue them from eternal damnation in their permanent subterranean dwelling in the Central Division’s fiery core. And if you think that metaphor is overblown in ridiculous, it was meant to match the expectations...
Via Obstructed View
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Watch: Jose Hits Two Home Runs In The Soler System Against Cardinals

(credit Chicago Cubs fans have a lot to be excited about in the month of August.  At the beginning of the month all the hype belonged to Javier Baez, who hit a game winning home run in his major league debut and two nights later collected his first multi-homer game.  Here it is the end of the month and the Cubs introduced another prospect, Jose Soler, who in...
Via Reading Between The Seams
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Javier Baez, Jorge Soler power Cubs to 7-2 win over Cardinals

Cubs’ starter Kyle Hendricks made his second start against the Cardinals Friday night at Busch Stadium in the four-game series opener. In his first start against the Cardinals back on July 27th, he would receive a 1-0 loss. He would go six innings allowing two runs tonight. Those two runs came in the Bottom of the 1st from RBIs by Matt Holliday and Jhonny Peralta. Cardinals led...
Via Cardinals Farm
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Which five MLB teams are set to play spoilers in September?

When a playoff contender takes a look at the final few weeks of its regular season schedule, the natural focus turns to the games against teams they are competing with for the pennant. But how many times do we see those clubs stumble against the overlooked foes that they thought were simply playing out the string. The five teams below possess enough talent to ruin the hopes of several...
Via The Sports Daily
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Pay Attention Cardinals Fans – These Are The Cubs We’ll Be Battling

The Cubs aren’t very good. At 59-74, they reside at the bottom of the NL Central, 14 games out of first place. With a month left to go in 2014, the North Siders don’t have anything left to play for other than pride. And we know where that’s gotten them the past 106 years. But if you haven’t been paying attention, the Cubs have been sticking to their rebuilding plan fastidiously...
Via Cardinals Diaspora
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Justin Ruggiano, Ryan Sweeney, Anthony Rizzo

As the Chicago Cubs continued their series of exciting prospect call-ups this season by giving Jorge Soler his first shot in the big leagues, some more established players are making space on the roster and in the lineup as a result of injury concerns. Both Justin Ruggiano and Ryan Sweeney have landed on the disabled list, while star first baseman Anthony Rizzo took a seat again...
Via MLB Injury News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs betrayed Junior Lake with premature promotion

The Cubs’ brass has spoken ad nauseam about its policy for promoting top prospects to the major leagues:  a prospect must dominate AAA baseball for an extended period of time.  When the Cubs promoted Junior Lake on July 19, 2013, there were myriad reasons they violated that policy and unwittingly set Lake up for a failure that finally led the Cubs to demote him to AAA Iowa just...
Via The Sports Bank
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Jorge Soler Takes Manny’s Advice, Homers In First At-Bat (Video)

The Chicago Cubs’ future looks very bright — maybe as bright as the sun? Highly touted Cubs prospect Jorge Soler made his anticipated debut on Wednesday night, and the 22-year-old Cuban did not disappoint. Soler came to the plate in the second inning and showed a glimpse of what he can do as he generated a little bit of “Soler power.” Soler took a fastball from Cincinnati...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Soler the Savior, Not Baez

With little more than a month remaining in the regular season, the promotion of Jorge Soler to the MLB squad is likely the last top prospect to make the jump in 2014. Despite yet another dismal season, the call-ups of the likes of Arismendy Alcantara, Kyle Hendriks, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and the acquisition of Jacob Tuner, along with noteworthy play [in the minors] from Kris...
Via Sports Mockery
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch the Cubs’ Jorge Soler its Home Run In First MLB At-Bat

Jorge Soler was called up by the Chicago Cubs this week and on Wednesday evening he got his chance to show off his stuff.  It didn’t take long for the young man to make a good impression as he hit a home run in his first at-bat.  The solo shot gave the Cubs a 2-0 lead in the early going.  The youth movement in Chicago is in full-force. If you recall, Javier Baez also hit a home...
Via Next Impulse Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs call up top prospect Jorge Soler

The Chicago Cubs reportedly will call up one of their many top prospects, outfielder Jorge Soler. David Kaplan of CSN Chicago first reported the news: *Breaking* As we were first to report, Jorge Soler is next prospect to make his Major League debut. He is expected to be recalled tomorrow. — David Kaplan (@thekapman) August 26, 2014 Soler, 22, was signed by the Cubs in 2012 to...
Via Sports-Glory
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Wada case he’s making

Tsuyoshi Wada is making a case for a permanent rotation spot. In a season filled with unpredictability, Tsuyoshi Wada has been a pleasant surprise up to this point. Coming into the season, the Chicago Cubs were being lauded for their elite position prospects in the minors. Little attention was being paid to the pitching in the minors, because it is not comparable to the position...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Refused to Trade Edwin Jackson

It was recently revealed by USA Today that the Chicago Cubs turned down a deal with the Atlanta Braves that would essentially trade Edwin Jackson for Braves OF B.J. Upton. Fans would do almost anything to ship Jackson out of town, but taking on Upton’s contract and strikeouts made it an irrational move for Cubs brass. Not only does Upton have more career strikeouts than hits,...
Via Sports Mockery
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 10: Chicago Cubs Prospects

As we enter the final throes of the Chicago Cubs 2014 season, Cubs fans have begun to look forward to the future. With prospects such as Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, and Arodys Vizcaino all in AAA, it may not be unreasonable to suggest that 2015 could be a competitive year on the north side. However, it does not stop there, in AA and below, the Cubs have some true talent. 10. Victor...
Via Sports Mockery
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs ground crew screws up tarp, leads to called game

With the Cubs beating the Giants in the bottom of the 5th, it started to rain. Then this happened. After quite some time and the rain died down and the job was finished. But the field was quite a mess. A huge mess and with the Cubs winning in the 5th, the Giants hoped the field could be tended to so the game could resume rather than be suspended as a Cubs win. And so it started…...
Via The Outside Corner
10 days ago  |  Discuss
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