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Kris Bryant appears in new Red Bull video featuring Chicago celebrities

The call up of top prospect Kris Bryant by the Chicago Cubs on Friday has been the talk of baseball. Bryant, rated the top prospect in the MLB by several publications, is expected to be the future of the Cubs and help finally lead them to a World Series. So it's safe to say the pressure is on. When the 23-year-old didn't make the roster out of Spring Training it created some conversation and criticism, desp ...

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Kris Bryant to be called up by Chicago Cubs on Friday

The future is arriving at Wrigley Field and should be in the lineup for Friday's game vs. the San Diego Padres. According to ESPN's Jesse Rogers, the Chicago Cubs are expected to call up top prospect Kris Bryant on Friday. Bryant will be called up to take the roster spot of third baseman Mike Olt who is going on the DL. https://twitter.com/ESPNChiCubs/status/588879543928229888 Bryant was very impressive in ...

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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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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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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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WGN releases 2015 Chicago Cubs hype video

Each year WGN produces a video prior to the start of the season to 'pump' fans up. Now recently, there hasn't been much excitement from the video but times are changing. I can honestly say this is probably the most exciting video I've seen from WGN since prior to the 2009 season where the Cubs were coming off an NL Central title. I can also admit that seeing Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Ryne Sanberg and listenin ...

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