Anthony Rizzo’s Swing

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This is mostly an excuse to share three really cool gifs I found (care of @Kazuto_Yamazaki), but I’m sure you’ll pardon me for doing so as we look at the development of Anthony Rizzo‘s dangerous swing: Rizzo 2013 pic.twitter.com/rS9awkYm7Q — Dustin Lind (@dustinlind) January 6, 2016 Rizzo 2014 pic.twitter.com/ouEjUkEHcS — Continue reading Anthony Rizzo’s Swing

Jim Callis talks about the Cubs and prospects

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Jim Callis was making the rounds on radio stations around the country tonight, and was on WGN tonight:   I’ll talk @Cubs & the @MLBPipeline Top 100 w/@thekapman on @WGNRadio (720 AM) in Chicago at 7:35 pm CT. — Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) January 29, 2014   As you may know, Continue reading Jim Callis talks about the Cubs and prospects

Ricky Bobby Grades some Cubs Prospects

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The Cubs’ minor league system 2-3 years ago was not a pretty sight. One of the last top picks before Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were hired was Hayden Simpson. In 2011 the Cubs selected shortstop Javier Baez with the 9th pick in the draft. That pick has appeared to Continue reading Ricky Bobby Grades some Cubs Prospects

Minor League Report: April 30-May 6th, 2013

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The Cubs are on their way to improving their record to a slightly-less bad but still very bad 12-20, a winning percentage of 0.375.  Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo have been producing as of late, including fine performances on Monday in which Castro found a way to get on base Continue reading Minor League Report: April 30-May 6th, 2013

Minor League Report: April 23-29, 2013

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Up in the Majors – Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo have both had their shares of up-and-downs this season, but are showing signs on heating up.  Castro’s OBP lays at a mere .291, thus dragging his OPS down to just a .683, but the young shortstop has only had one-hundred and Continue reading Minor League Report: April 23-29, 2013

Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Replacing the house of cards with a house of bricks

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Here’s the deal.  We know that prospects are important in baseball.  We know that one of the primary methods of acquiring these prospects is through the amateur draft, and that the guys who are picked early are usually the most likely to succeed in the major leagues, which intuitively makes Continue reading Deciphering the “Cubs Way”: Replacing the house of cards with a house of bricks

Minor League Report: May 14-20, 2012

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Iowa Cubs – Brett Jackson has contact issues.  He strikes out in over a third of his at-bats, including 3 in 5 at-bats Sunday.  However, he also has a triple and a double in his last two games, and also had a game in the past week in which he Continue reading Minor League Report: May 14-20, 2012