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Chicago Cubs: Jorge Soler making an impression

Jorge Soler In his first career at-bat in the major leagues, Jorge Soler took one of the better pitchers in the National league deep for a solo home run to straight away center field. Since then, Soler has continued to show why the Chicago Cubs gave him a $30 million deal before he even put on a Cubs uniform. Soler is hitting .533 with three home runs and seven RBIs in just four...
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Chicago Cubs: Weekend of promise

Although the Chicago Cubs have seemingly been out of the race for a playoff spot for quite some time now, this weekend against their arch rivals the St. Louis Cardinals shows that the Cubs are very close to competing with the National League Central’s cream of the crop. If this weekend is a sign of things to come for the Cubs, then there is good reason to be very optimistic as...
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Villanueva Could Draw Interest from Contenders

11:59 PM (Eastern) tonight is the deadline to acqure a player from another organization or sign a free-agent so that the player would be eligible for the club's post-season playoff roster. The player does NOT have to be added to the club's MLB Active List (25-man roster) prior to the 11:59 PM deadline to be playoff eligible, however. He just has to be under club control...
Via Cub Reporter
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days 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
2 days 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
2 days 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

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
3 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
4 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
4 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
8 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
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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