Tag: Mike Olt

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 »

Thoughts on a Mix and Match Cubs Roster

Thoughts on a Mix and Match Cubs Roster
Very few people like platoons. I mean, besides Hall of Fame manager Earl Weaver and successful organizations like the Oakland Athletics and the Tampa Bay Rays. But the real point is that fans, players and I think even some managers really dislike having to use platoons. It is only natural for competitive people like professional... Read more »

Tommy's Notebook, Mesa Edition: Mike Olt Has A Very Quick Bat

Tommy's Notebook, Mesa Edition: Mike Olt Has A Very Quick Bat
I’ve been in Arizona this week golfing and watching baseball (though less of the latter than I’d like). I’ve seen a couple of Cubs games, and I’ve got a couple of thoughts to share that are too developed to share through twitter. (Which, by the way, follow me on Twitter at @TommyECook!) Cubs Notes Mike... 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 »

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┬áCubs 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 »
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Cubs Prospect Christian Villanueva Drawing Interest from Others

Cubs Prospect Christian Villanueva Drawing Interest from Others
The Cubs are looking at a possible surplus at the hot corner. Earlier in the day, I had heard back from a scout that I checked in with in regards to Mike Olt. From the reports I received, Olt looks more and more like the former top prospect he once was considered. In fact, this... Read more »

Mike Olt and Vision Could Alter Big Picture for Cubs

Mike Olt and Vision Could Alter Big Picture for Cubs
A lot of the early focus in Cubs camp has centered on Mike Olt and his eyes. There is good reason for that. See, (no pun intended) if Olt has indeed overcome vision problems that have plagued him over the past two years, the overall picture for the Cubs future becomes much brighter. The “Core... Read more »