VIDEO: Kris Bryant stars in HORRENDOUS Red Bull Ad


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Et tu Kris Bryant? You had to sell out and participate in this crapola? We need a Chicago version of the ?#?Merica? or ?#?Murrica? hashtags…suggestions?? The comments section is below.

I’m looking for a word you can say in response to ridiculous local news stories, or routinely awful things that continue to persist for some reason.

For example you say “Merica” when you see a dude in zubaz pants eating a “sandwich” where the bread is replaced by grilled cheese and things like that.

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Joakim Noah has funny Kris Bryant quip


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Chicago Bulls Center Joakim Noah is a pretty good soundbite some times. As we’ve been inundated with Kris Bryant coverage all week, it’s next to impossible to say or write some thing about the Chicago Cubs super-prospect that hasn’t already been said hundreds of times by dozens of media personalities.

Bryant has only played two Major League games and already he’s been over-analyzed, meta-analyzed…and there’s been meta-analysis of his meta-analysis.

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Cubs News: Joe Maddon, David Price, LOADED Grilled Cheese


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Here are some of the most interesting Chicago Cubs news stories circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world.

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Cubs wise to keep Welington Castillo as third catcher


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When the Cubs acquired Miguel Montero in a trade from the Arizona Diamondbacks and signed free agent David Ross away from the Boston Red Sox, it was presumed that incumbent catcher Welington Castillo would be a former Cub by opening day.

However, opening day, a 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals, came and went and Castillo is still a Cub.

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Jorge Soler, Arismendy Alcantara make ’15 Chicago Cubs roster


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The finalized opening day roster for the Chicago Cubs was just sent out minutes ago (it’s listed out below). No really shocking surprises. Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara are the only two Cubs super-prospects to make the final 24 on opening day. Obviously Kris Bryant will be up here in Chicago in a couple weeks. The reasons for why he’ll reach the parent club then and not now have been covered here.

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Addison Russell, not Baez could be the Cubs true cornerstone


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Three of the Chicago Cubs UBER-Prospects, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell, will begin the 2015 season in the minor leagues.  ESPN MLB analysts Curt Schilling and John Kruk (Sunday Night Baseball) participated in ESPN’s MLB Opening Night/Opening Day media conference call earlier today. ESPN will nationally televise the Cubs season opener, at home versus the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday, April 5, at 7 p.m. CST.

Addison Russell, the jewel of the Jeff Samardzjia trade last 4th of July, drew extensive praise from the Bristol seam heads.

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Javier Baez’s future with the Cubs could be in doubt


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Three of the Chicago Cubs UBER-Prospects, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell, will begin the 2015 season in the minor leagues. Baez was a huge disappointment last season (.169 batting average, 95 strikeouts in 52 games, 213 at bats) and he followed that up with a strikeout ridden, disastrous spring training.

In other words, the first of the Cubs many super-prospects to get a chance at the big league level bombed out. At age 22, his story is yet to be written and he has plenty of time to re-write it, but the cultist flock of Beazsus followers have now converted to Bryantism.

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Cubs superprospect Jorge Soler drawing Vlad Guerrero hype


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When all is said and done, Jorge Soler might have the most upside of all the Cubs blue chip prospects.

Kris Bryant is the Chicago Cubs super-prospect getting all the headlines right now. After all there is controversy surrounding him. There’s buzz around Javier Baez and Addison Russell, as well, who will join Bryant by beginning the 2015 season in the minor leagues.

(We’ve covered the current statuses of all four of these prospects in more detail: Bryant here, Russell here, Soler here and Baez here)

Although the luster is truly off Baez now; the days of #Baezus are probably long gone…at least he makes a drastic change of course.

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Curt Schilling questions Cubs’ Kris Bryant decision


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Three of the Chicago Cubs UBER-Prospects, Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell, will begin the 2015 season in the minor leagues.

(We’ve covered the current statuses of all four of these prospects in more detail: Bryant here, Russell here, Soler here and Baez here)

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Ernie Banks tribute plans for Cubs opening night


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Sunday night the Chicago Cubs will host Opening Night vs. the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cubs will begin 2015 by honoring Hall of Famer and “Mr. Cub” Ernie Banks, who passed away at the age of 83 in January.

Ernie Banks will be honored with a pregame ceremony Sunday night and his sons, Joey and Jerry, will throw the game’s ceremonial first pitches and lead the 7th inning stretch.

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Chicago Cubs fans are totally delusional about Kris Bryant


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I have never been kind when talking about the intellectual capacity of Chicago Cubs fans… and I am not going to start now. With less than 2 weeks to go in spring training, the “debate” of Kris Bryant ’s future has been a hot topic for Cubs fans. The term “debate” is used loosely when describing the Bryant situation since it is obvious that the Cubs should keep him down for the first couple weeks so they have full control over him for another year.

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Chicago Cubs make bold move by announcing bleacher promotions


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Today the Chicago Cubs announced their summer concert series and promotional schedule for the Wrigley Field bleachers. They sent out a vanilla release, the kind you would receive from any giant corporation, simply listing and hyping their events. Sounds, although Darren Rovellian, still innocent enough, right?

Not exactly. the Chicago Cubs bleacher reconstruction project has been delayed a couple times and it’s well behind schedule.

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