Joe Maddon Would Like Kris Bryant to Continue Playing the Outfield

The Cubs talked about exposing Kris Bryant to the outfield throughout the off-season and he finally lined up in left field last Thursday. Bryant played two games in left field before he was re-assigned to minor league camp. And he’s expected to see more time in left field for the Iowa Cubs. Publicly the Cubs […]


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Players Association, MLB Release Statements in Response to Cubs Sending Kris Bryant to Triple-A

The Cubs made the announcement Monday that’s been expected since last fall, Kris Bryant will begin the season in the minor leagues. The Cubs officially re-assigned Kris Bryant to minor league camp and he will spend at least two more weeks in an Iowa Cubs uniform. And the reaction from across baseball was almost immediate. The […]


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Cubs Option Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa, Re-Assign Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to Minor League Camp

The Cubs announced the fifth round of spring roster cuts Monday morning. Javier Baez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa and both Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were re-assigned to minor league camp. With Monday’s roster moves, the Cubs spring roster officially stands at 35 players. The Cubs optioned 2B Javier Baez to Triple-A Iowa. Baez […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Tennessee Smokies Preview

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies The fourth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Tennessee Smokies. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves, Rumors, Home Runs, Spring Wins and Kris Bryant

There is never a dull moment with the Chicago Cubs and that was definitely the case throughout the long weekend. On the field, the Cubs won three of the four games Maddon’s men played against the White Sox, Rockies, Reds and Royals. Jake Arrieta had a big day on the mound and at the plate. […]


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Edwin Jackson and the Cubs Surprise the Royals with a Spring Shutout – Cubs 7, Royals 0

Spring Training Game Twenty-Eight – Cubs 7, Royals 0 WP – Edwin Jackson (2-1) LP – Edinson Volquez (1-3) Save – None Edwin Jackson pitched 4 2/3 scoreless innings. Miguel Montero, Junior Lake and Matt Szczur homered. The Cubs scored five runs in their last two at bats Sunday afternoon off Wade Davis and Greg […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon is Very Impressed with Jorge Soler, Sees as Possible Fit in Two-Hole of Cubs Lineup

Did you know Jorge Soler is 15-for-45 in 15 Cactus League games with a double, a triple, three home runs, four walks and nine strikeouts (.333/.380/.600) for a .980 OPS? Soler has flown under the radar for the most part this spring. Joe Maddon has noticed and the Cubs’ skipper did not hold back his […]


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Jake Arrieta’s Big Day Leads the Way in a Blowout Spring Win – Cubs 18, Rockies 4

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six – Cubs (ss) 18, Rockies 4 WP – Jake Arrieta (3-1) LP – Jonathan Gray (0-2) Save – None Jake Arrieta shut the Rockies out for four innings and drove in four runs with a three-run homer and a double. The Cubs scored seven runs against Jonathan Grey and knocked him […]


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Boras Keeps Talking Up Kris Bryant, Manfred and Epstein Defend Cubs Position

Scott Boras lashed out against the Cubs and the system again about a decision that hasn’t been made yet, sending Kris Bryant down to Triple-A Iowa for the start of the season. Jon Heyman talked to Boras, who was apparently more than happy to share his views on the subject. And Boras even went as […]


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