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Javier Baez needs to practice patience in Iowa

Oh boy. I’d place this into the Last-Thing-Javier-Baez-Needed Column: Last wednesday, Cubs manager Joe Maddon disputed a report floating around Twitter that scuffling Cubs infielder Javier Baez had been informed he made the 25-man roster, likely landing in the Cubs’ Opening Day lineup. Maddon went on to say that neither he nor the Cubs front office had made any such guarantees to the young super-slugger. Mo ...

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Chicago Cubs send Javier Baez, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell to Iowa

The Chicago Cubs made roster moves on Monday officially sending prospects Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez to minor league camp. Bryant and Russell going to Iowa to start the season really is no surprise. Bryant was expected to start in Iowa with a call up looming for the Cubs. The same goes for Russell as owner Tom Ricketts said at an event last Monday that the shortstop prospect will start the ...

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Tom Ricketts reassures Cubs fans on plan for future

Renovation delays, Kris Bryant's monster Spring Training start and the Cubs future were the topics of conversation Monday night with owner Tom Ricketts spoke to The Executives Club of Chicago. Ricketts did his best to reassure fans and media in attendance that this season will be different despite the storylines surrounding the team. He did it in a way that should get Cubs fans excited for the upcoming seas ...

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Jon Lester scratched from Saturday start

Chicago Cubs ace pitcher Jon Lester will miss his next scheduled start on Saturday as he deals with 'dead arm'. Maddon alerted the media on Friday about the situation. Even with the situation, Maddon doesn't seem to think it will have any effect on Lester's plan to start Opening Night on April 5. Maddon also said that it's not a pain that Lester is feeling which is obviously good news for Cubs fans. Lester ...

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While Bryant tempts Cubs fans, management should hold off on Opening Day debut

Kris Bryant will not be clanging home runs off the empty right center field void where bleachers should be against the Cardinals on Opening Day. He won’t even be in the same state. If the Cubs can restrain themselves from inserting Bryant right into the middle of their lineup to start the season, just by waiting a few weeks, they will be able to gain an entire extra year of contractual control through the y ...

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Joe Maddon confirms Jon Lester will start Opening Night

Chicago Cubs fans will get their first look at the team's off-season free agent prize Jon Lester on April 5 vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. It was likely that Lester would being the Opening Day starter vs. the Cardinals and on Monday, manager Joe Maddon confirmed that Lester will start. Lester has started four Opening Day games in his career with a 1-1 record and a 3.70 ERA in those games. https://twitter.com/ ...

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Chicago Cubs hire Manny Ramirez as hitting consultant

Manny is back! The Chicago Cubs announce via press release that the organization has hired Manny Ramirez as a hitting consultant. The 42-year-old Ramirez joined the club's Triple-A affiliate Iowa Cubs last year as a player-coach last season. According to the release, Ramirez will work with the major and minor league hitters throughout the season. He will focus on fundamental and mental aspects of hitting. C ...

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Kevin Youkilis to join the Cubs as a special assistant

Kevin Youkilis is returning to Chicago. The Cubs announced on Wednesday that Youkilis will join the team as a special assistant to Theo Epstein. The 35-year-old Youkilis spent last year playing in Japan and played with the Boston Red Sox from 2004-12. Youkilis also spent time with the Chicago White Sox in 2012. The Cubs continue to expand the front office with former players, adding Youkilis to the list tha ...

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Chicago Cubs announce ’15 broadcast schedule.

In what is the beginning of what many Cubs fan hope and (finally) expect to be a fruitful season for the Cubbie faithful; the team has announced it's broadcasting dates for the fans to get a early glimpse of the future. According to the press release by the teams official website, nearly every Chicago Cubs Spring Training game will be available by either television, radio, or internet broadcast. That includ ...

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Seven Chicago Cubs prospects ranked in BP top 100

The Chicago Cubs farm system is loaded and it continues to get national attention. First ESPN's Keith Law ranked it the No. 1 farm system in the MLB, along with Kris Bryant being named Law's top prospect for the upcoming season. Now Baseball Prospectus has ranked seven Cubs prospects in the Top 101. There's a little surprise near the top of the list as well, as shortstop Addison Russell was ranked No. 2 ove ...

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