Posts tagged "Kris Bryant"

Signs Point to a Javier Baez Promotion Soon

Signs Point to a Javier Baez Promotion Soon
I am wrong about a lot of things when it comes to baseball, but occasionally I do manage to get a few things right. Apparently I will be proven right in a statement I made nearly a month ago, when I claimed that Jorge Soler should be a September call-up. Javier Baez’s fate this year... Read more »

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?
Thoughts have drifted to challenge historically great farm systems not just the best #Cubs farm system ever pic.twitter.com/0px0dRopsY — dabynsky (@dabynsky) July 8, 2014 Poor wording aside, I have been thinking a lot the past few days about where this farm system ranks in Cubs history and in baseball in general. The Cubs landed three... Read more »

So Kris Bryant Belongs in AAA

So Kris Bryant Belongs in AAA
Of course Kris Bryant belongs in AAA. It was one week ago today that I wrote the words Kris Bryant should be in AA. This just further confirms something I’ve mentioned quite a few times this year, and that is that I am baseball’s George Costanza. My instincts seem to be consistently wrong, as shown... Read more »
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Why Kris Bryant Still Needs More Time at AA

Why Kris Bryant Still Needs More Time at AA
The numbers for Kris Bryant are staggering. I would use the expression “video game,” but what Bryant has done dwarfs what I ever did while playing The Show. One number that gets glossed over is 13. No, that is not his K%-BB% (though it is close). That is the number of errors that Kris Bryant... Read more »

Kris Bryant: Inside The Gaudy Numbers

Kris Bryant: Inside The Gaudy Numbers
As I make my inaugural post for Cubs Insider, I decided to take a stab at dissecting Kris Bryant’s impressive minor league numbers thus far. We all know Bryant was the second overall selection by the Cubs in the 2013 Amateur Draft last June. Bryant went on to play two warm-up games at rookie ball,... Read more »

Cubs Prospects Q&A with Baseball Prospectus' Jason Parks

Cubs Prospects Q&A with Baseball Prospectus' Jason Parks
I had the pleasure of talking Cubs prospects with Jason Parks, the national prospect/player development writer for Baseball Prospectus. Parks has had much to say lately regarding the Cubs system. Parks recently reiterated his stance that Cubs top prospect Javy Baez should remain at shortstop, and we could possibly see Starlin Castro get moved elsewhere... Read more »
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Cubs Javy Baez, Mike Olt Provide Jolt, Glimpse

Cubs Javy Baez, Mike Olt Provide Jolt, Glimpse
Admit it. You felt it. Excitement over Cubs baseball. Cubs spring training baseball, mind you. I felt it too. Maybe it was the night game aspect, or maybe it was that MLB Network was broadcasting the game live. There was a palpable electricity in that park last night that stretched thousands of miles away to... Read more »

What Might the Cubs Infield Look Like on August 1st?

What Might the Cubs Infield Look Like on August 1st?
The headline of this post doesn’t exactly communicate what I’d like to speculate on. It *might* end up that uber-prospects Baez and Bryant both crush AAA pitching in July. We *may* see both moved to the major league infield. Castro might be forced to take second from Barney, and on August 1 we could witness... Read more »

I Think I Know How Theo Epstein Feels

I Think I Know How Theo Epstein Feels
Dashing good looks, incredible success at a relatively young age, the ability to use big words in an attempt to either sound intelligent or confuse your audience.  Yeah, I think I can relate to Cubs honcho Theo Epstein.  Well, except for the looks and the success. Ah, but I can use big words.  Antidisestablishmentarianism.  See.... Read more »
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How Can Cubs Win in 2014?

How Can Cubs Win in 2014?
I’m not trying to link-bait here for my first post on Cubs Insider. I promise. For those of you who aren’t familiar, Reddit is the “front page of the Internet,” a social website where millions of users gather to discuss topics like True Detective, atheism, or slow cooker recipes. Oh, and baseball. There’s a daily discussion... Read more »