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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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
1 day 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
1 day 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

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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Felix Doubront set for Saturday return

Chicago Cubs left-handed starting pitcher Felix Doubrontwill start Saturday in a double-header against the Cardinals, according to Carrie Muskat of MLB.com. He pitched 10 innings with the Triple-A Cubs combining for a 5.40 ERA while going winless. He was placed on the 15-day DL with a left calf strain.#492484867 / gettyimages.comDoubront, 26, was acquired from the Red Sox on July...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 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...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Playoff picture will be influenced by Cubs

Chicago Cubs After today’s 2-1 victory over the first-place Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago Cubs were able to complete the sweep against a team that had only been swept one time all season long. This series was the second consecutive series against a team that is in contention for a playoff spot, a theme that will be familiar from here on out. The remainder of the Cubs schedule...
Via isportsweb.com
3 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
3 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
4 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss
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