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The Struggle

SuburbanKid1 hour ago @myleshandley @SuburbanKid Dear Myles, You warned us the day would come when everyone would be quoting the trope about Baez struggling at every new level. That day is today. I’ll give it my best shot. Baez’ debuted at A in May 28, 2012. In his first month, he “struggled,” hitting .298/.330/.500. Sure, his career line at A was .333/.383/.596...
Via Obstructed View
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Jorge Soler batting fifth in debut for Cubs

Jorge Soler will make his major league debut on Wednesday for the Chicago Cubs. Soler, 22, will man right field and bat fifth against the Cincinnati Reds. While Soler missed some time with a hamstring injury this year he did not disappoint when in the lineup for Triple-A Iowa posting a .340/.432/.700 line with 15 homers and 57 RBI in 62 games. Soler expects to take over right field...
Via Tireball.com
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The Daily Grind: Chicago’s Guide to Handicapping MLB (8/27/14)

It has been a tough start to the week for me. Two gas can pitchers this year have gone out and thrown their best games of the year. Last night, Travis Wood threw six scoreless innings against a team that averages over five runs per game against him. Quintana is in a real funk for the White Sox, that play was over by the 3rd inning.  Lastly, I salvaged the night on the Baltimore...
Via Sports Mockery
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Cubs Assign Seven to Arizona Fall League

The Arizona Fall League (AFL) prelimnary rosters have been announced, and the Cubs have assigned seven players to the Mesa Solar Sox (present minor league assignment in parenthesis): Zach Cates, RHRP (AA Tennessee)C. J. Edwards, RHSP (AA Tennessee) Gerardo Concepcion, LHRP (A+ Daytona) Jake Hannemann, OF (A+ Daytona) - see NOTE Ivan Pineyro, RHSP (AA Tennessee) Addison Russell,...
Via Cub Reporter
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FG on Fox: The Cubs Are Poised for a Breakthrough

The phrase “wait ’til next year” is a popular one for fans of perennial losers, but no professional sports team shares a more lasting affiliation with the axiom than the Chicago Cubs; there’s even a movie about the team with that exact title. For the Cubs, winning has rarely been a this-year thing, and so […]
Via Fangraphs
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Cubs call up Jorge Soler. “Hey everybody, we’re all gonna get laid!”

It took until August, but now the Chicago Cubs are starting to put the steak behind the sizzle in their preseason marketing slogan. “It’s going to be the part of the century” is the mantra, and although it refers specifically to the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field, in general the idea encompasses Margaritaville at Clark and Addison. Jorge Soler has been called up, and he will...
Via The Sports Bank
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Highly touted Cubs prospect makes debut against Reds

The Chicago Cubs are again set to showcase a prospect they hope will play a prominent role in their future. Highly touted slugger Jorge Soler is expected to make his major league debut Wednesday night when the visiting Cubs try to match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory against the Cincinnati Reds. With starter Kyle Hendricks, outfielder Arismendy Alcantara and infielder...
Via AP on Fox
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Highly touted Cubs prospect makes debut against Reds

The Chicago Cubs are again set to showcase a prospect they hope will play a prominent role in their future. Highly touted slugger Jorge Soler is expected to make his major league debut Wednesday night when the visiting Cubs try to match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory against the Cincinnati Reds. With starter Kyle Hendricks, outfielder Arismendy Alcantara and infielder...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Highly touted Cubs prospect makes debut against Reds

The Chicago Cubs are again set to showcase a prospect they hope will play a prominent role in their future. Highly touted slugger Jorge Soler is expected to make his major league debut Wednesday night when the visiting Cubs try to match a season high with their fifth consecutive victory against the Cincinnati Reds. With starter Kyle Hendricks, outfielder Arismendy Alcantara and infielder...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

This picture taken from the Cubs/Reds game on Tuesday is baffling

The announced attendance for last night's matchup with the Chicago Cubs was 19,481 on a warm, humid night in Ohio. But this picture taken from the video feed of the game in the top of the first is alarming. Not one person sitting in the viewable box seats behind home plate...NOT ONE!I guess everyone must be waiting for "Reds Stein" night on September 6th.You can see...
Via Pro Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs will try not to put too much pressure on Jorge Soler

Rick Renteria has an immediate plan for Jorge Soler. But it does not include any animated message or inspirational pep talk when the talented Cuban slugger is expected to make his big league debut Wednesday night against the Reds. "We will probably welcome him, obviously," Renteria said. "But I haven't done (anything special) with any of the other guys, other...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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Cubs ready for Soler power, top Reds 3-0

Who knows what the Cubs will have to challenge the rest of the National League next year? But they’re on the verge of finding out quickly, say guys in the clubhouse awaiting the big-league debut of $30 million outfield prospect Jorge Soler on Wednesday. ‘‘You’re starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel,’’ cornerstone first baseman Anthony Rizzo said. ‘...
Via Pro Sports Daily
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It’s Time for Soler Power at Wrigley Field

This season has been a strange one for the Chicago Cubs. Never before has a team on pace to 90 losses garnered so much interest. Going from “Mendy-Mania” to “JavyBombs” and now, “Soler Power”, the Cubs have been a surprisingly compelling team. With the first influx of prospects making it to the Pearly Gates of 1060 W. Addison, Cubs fans are starting to come back after...
Via Sports Mockery
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The Call-Up: Jorge Soler by J.P. Breen and Mauricio Rubio

The Cubs call up another of the most exciting prospects in the minors, as Jorge Soler takes his place in front of Wrigley`s ivy.
Via Baseball Prospectus
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Rizzo Reaches Milestone, Joins Few Other Cubs

Billy Williams, Bill Nicholson, Rick Monday, Henry Rodriguez, Rick Wilkins and Fred McGriff all have something in common: They are the only left-handed hitting Chicago Cubs that have blasted 30 or more home runs in a single season. Add to that list Anthony Rizzo. Number 44 crushed his 30th homer to right center in the first inning of tonight’s game against the Cincinnati...
Via Sports Mockery
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Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo exits with lower back tightness;

During Tuesday's match-up against the Cincinnati Reds, Anthony Rizzo exited early with back tightness.Lower back tightness put Rizzo out of the game for #cubs.— Mark Sheldon (@m_sheldon) August 27, 2014The Chicago Cubs are sure to be careful with Rizzo, who has fully become one of the leagues offensive first basemen this season, so don't expect him to be rushed back.So...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jorge Soler to make Cubs debut on Wednesday

The Chicago Cubs are ready to call up one of their top prospects, outfielder Jorge Soler. Soler was pulled from his game with the Iowa Cubs’ in Tacoma, Washington, on Monday night after he hit a three-run home run, his eighth of the season for Iowa. The Cuban outfielder will join the Cubs in Cincinnati on Wednesday. Jorge Soler is hitting .338 this season with 15 home runs...
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Cubs reinstate SS Castro from bereavement list

CINCINNATI (AP) The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds. Infielder Logan Watkins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, making room on the roster for Castro, who hasn't played since Aug. 19. Castro went on the bereavement list on Aug. 21 to attend the funerals in the Dominican...
Via AP on Fox
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reds play host to surging Cubs

CINCINNATI -- It was old Negro League pitcher Satchel Paige who liked to tell people as he grew older, "Don't look back, something might be gaining on you." And that certainly applies to the Cincinnati Red these days as the season runs in course. If they haven't notice, they might best look over their shoulders because something is certainly gaining on them. The...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Jorge Soler is on his way

It’s official. The Chicago Cubs have made the decision to recall one of their top prospects, OF Jorge Soler according to David Kaplan of CSNchicago. *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 After starting the season very slowly due to...
Via isportsweb.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Cubs Blues

Championships at any level, in any sport are rare, and when you have the opportunity to get one that can bring all sorts of excitement. That is where the Iowa Cubs found themselves this season, vying for a championship. The team was dominating the minors and looking as though they were going to run away with the title, bringing a championship home to the Chicago Cubs organization...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Purdy Photo: chicaGO CUBS GO

I call this photograph: chicaGO CUBS GOI am not certain if they did this on purpose or not, but I must say: It did catch me off guard.I swear I have looked up at that marquee hundreds if not thousands of times. . . and yet, it was as if I was looking at it for the very first time. Glorious, really.
Via The Wrigley Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

A Soler Eclipse is Coming

Late last night news broke that Jorge Soler would be promoted to the Major Leagues by the Chicago Cubs, joining fellow “core four” member Javier Baez. This is sooner than most people expected, as many within the media circuit assumed that he would be brought up as soon as the Iowa Cubs playoff run ended at some point in September. With the poaching all of the I-Cubs best talent...
Via World Series Dreaming
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs set to call up Jorge Soler

Earlier this month, it was Javier Baez making his way to the Windy City as the first of a new wave of prospects beginning to appear with the Chicago Cubs. On Wednesday, it appears that another highly touted youngster will be making his debut with the big club, as the long-awaited debut of Jorge Soler will take place against the Cincinnati Reds. He was removed from a game with...
Via The Outside Corner
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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