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Minor Accomplishments: Is Your Kris On My List?

September call-ups are almost upon us. Despite monster minor league numbers, it appears the Cubs are not going to add Kris Bryant to the roster. Bryant dominated in 2014, hitting an obscene .328/.438/.674 with 43 home runs, 114 runs, 102 RBIs and even 15 steals across two levels of the minors. I couldn't hit that in Bases Loaded on my Nintendo. While the Cubs did promote Javier...
Via Razzball
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Cards try to keep offense rolling in finale vs. Cubs

The St. Louis Cardinals are looking to keep their offense rolling after breaking out of their funk in a big way. St. Louis tries to build on its highest run total of the year as it wraps up a four-game home set against the Chicago Cubs on Sunday. The Cardinals (72-63) had been outscored 20-6 during a four-game losing streak before winning 13-2 to split Saturday's doubleheader...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Young Cubs Impress

When Anthony Rizzo and his 30 homers were forced to ride the bench, many feared that the Cubs offense would begin to stall. Instead, the Cubs have been ripping the ball, thanks to call-ups such as Chris Valaika and Jorge Soler. The youth movement has impressed many, and given Cubs fans renewed hope in the Epstein plan. Cubs fans have long heard about Jorge Soler’s power. However...
Via Sports Mockery
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Manny Ramirez's Iowa Cubs tenure is over

Manny Ramirez left Des Moines as surprisingly as he came. The controversial slugger's tenure as a player-coach with the Iowa Cubs has come to an end, manager Marty Pevey said before Friday's game at Principal Park. Pevey said that Ramirez, who was placed on the disabled list Aug. 23 with a knee injury, went to Arizona to get an MRI. Pevey added that Ramirez's trip out...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cards hammered by Cubs 5-1 in start of Saturday's doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place...
Via AP on Fox
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cards hammered by Cubs 5-1 in start of Saturday's doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Anthony Rizzo expected to return Monday

Chicago Cubs slugging first baseman Anthony Rizzo sat out again Saturday against the Cubs' most-heated rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals, making four straight games that he has missed. Rizzo has tightness in his lower back, and the Cubs expect him to miss the entire weekend series. He could return on Labor Day, September 1, when the Cubs host the Milwaukee Brewers in a Wrigley...
Via Sports Injury Alert
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Down the Stretch

Last night the Chicago Cubs put on a hitting clinic and showed off some massive power, especially by Jorge Soler who hit two mammoth home runs. Even though the record does not necessarily reflect how well they have played, the Cubs have been playing very well as of late. Currently, the Cubs have a record of 60-74, they are 13 games back of the division lead and 11.5 games back of...
Via World Series Dreaming
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Soler Powered Fantasy Baseball

Jorge Soler arrived in the majors earlier this week like a gift from the fantasy baseball gods. Last night he went 3-for-3 with two more home runs and three more runs batted in. The 22-year-old from Cuba has come to the plate 12 times and already has seven hits, three homers, six RBIs, and a walk. Those are video game numbers and could carry a fantasy team through September. It hasn...
Via Razzball
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

While Jorge Soler has a blast with Cubs, Kris Bryant waits his turn

Three Cubs who were in the minors eight weeks ago — and in A-ball less than two years ago — did their best Friday night to show the St. Louis Cardinals at least part of what’s coming to the Cubs-Cards rivalry. Jorge Soler: 3-for-3 and two home runs. Javy Baez: a go-ahead double in the eighth inning. Arismendy Alcantara: a homer in the ninth to finish off a 7-2 victory. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Jose Hits Two Home Runs In The Soler System Against Cardinals

(credit newslocker.com) 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs vs. Cardinals Series More Important Than You Think

This weekend, the Chicago Cubs are in St. Louis for a four game series with the Cardinals. With the St. Louis Cardinals in a playoff race that is really heating up, the Cubs have the opportunity to change a few things in the standings. Playing Spoiler St. Louis sits 1.5 games back of the NL Central division leading Milwaukee Brewers. The Cardinals also own the first of two wildcard...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day 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
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Soler's two HRs, Baez double sends Cubs past Cards

ST. LOUIS -- Jorge Soler hit two homers and fellow rookie Javier Baez had a tiebreaking, two-run double in the eighth inning off All-Star reliever Pat Neshek as the Chicago Cubs beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-2 on Friday night. The Cardinals lost in the return of star catcher Yadier Molina. He had been out since July 9 because of a torn ligament in his right thumb, and went 0 for...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Power

Let’s have some fun, because it’s going to get fun and even more fun soon. There’s this… Your browser does not support iframes. That’s Jorge Soler destroying a baseball in case you couldn’t tell. Then after Javier Baez got the go-ahead RBIs (or RsBI?), there was… Your browser does not support iframes. Absolutely destroyed. Luis Valbuena and Arismendy Alcantara also...
Via World Series Dreaming
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Jorge Soler Doing Things Nobody Has Done Since 1943

Jorge Soler is making a first impression for the ages.   Jorge Soler: first #Cubs player with 2+ hits in each of first 3 MLB games since Andy Pafko (6 straight) in 1943. Both born on February 25. — Christopher Kamka (@ckamka) August 30, 2014 57 total views, 57 views today The post Jorge Soler Doing Things Nobody Has Done Since 1943 appeared first on ✶ Sports Mockery ...
Via Sports Mockery
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Javy Baez’s Struggles Are Not Swing Related

Cub fans have been conditioned to hope for the best and expect the worst. We cling to the smallest ounce of hope and panic at the hint of things going south. We were on top of the world at the news that Javier Baez was making his way to the major leagues. He didn’t disappoint with a 12th inning game winning home run against Colorado in his debut. Since then Baez has struck out 43...
Via Sports Mockery
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Happy Annual Psychoanalyze Starlin Castro Day

The following Starlin Castro piece is by Tim Baffoe, of CBS Chicago.com. It reflects the opinions of Tim Baffoe. Enjoy: I tell teenagers that a great way to have intelligent people not respect your correspondence online is to type all caps or exclamation points in earnest. This game should be tied! Sit Castro down and send a message Rick Renteria!! #Whatkindofbaseballdouplay ...
Via The Sports Bank
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Simply Couldn't Help Themselves, Could They

The Cubs have been steadily making the future right now by bringing up some of the best and brightest prospects (Except for Kris Bryant, who should totally be a regular in their everyday lineup. But I digress). A couple of weeks ago it was hard-swinging and hard-hitting Javier Baez. Yesterday, it was Jorge Soler.What did Soler do with his first crack at Major League pitching?...
Via Off Base Percentage
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A Pass For Castro

Last night Starlin Castro had a really bad game. He committed a costly error, and launched a 400 foot single while he stood and watched the ball fly at the plate. He fell back into a lot of bad habits that many fans dislike about him, and have many fans calling for a “day off” for him to get his head straight as a mental day off. As for me, I am giving him a pass. Castro was...
Via World Series Dreaming
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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