August 2014

Addison Russell is Stronger Than Me, Blasts Another HR (VIDEO)

One night after hitting a grand slam, Russell belted a two-run shot… I know, underwhelming.  The kid can hit, and I love watching him play shortstop, enjoy his dead center blast from last night.

A line drive, that went over 400 feet.

 

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Kris Bryant Destroys Home Run Number 41 (VIDEO)

What a season for Kris Bryant, we’ll have a post about that shortly, but for now, enjoy his 41st(!!) home run of the season.

That friends, is a bomb.  Bryant just wears out center and right field, it’s a thing of beauty.

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Hip, Hip…Jorge! Soler Mashes Another Homer (VIDEO)

The next super prospect to get the call to the Majors is going to be Jorge Soler, especially if he continues the tear that he is on.  Soler has been banged up for almost the last year and a half, but he has the look of someone that is back to 100%

Last night he had himself a huge game for Iowa, he went 2-for-3 with a double, his fifth Iowa home run, two walks, three RBI’s, and three runs scored.  The transition from level to level for Soler has been impressive in that there really hasn’t been one.  Seamless is a word that comes to mind, and because of this, I expect that Soler will be up with the big league club in right field on September first, if not sooner.

 

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GW HR – Javier Baez (1) — (VIDEO)

I’m not going to lie, yesterday was a big day.  For years now, we have talked about Javier Baez, reported on him, traveled to see him, provided live updates of his at bats in Tennessee, Iowa, etc.  Yesterday we watched with all of you as Baez did something to help the Major League team, on the field.  Sure, he’s just one guy, but he signals the next step in this process, and that is something to be truly excited about.

Baez’s Blast

As soon as MLB gets their crap together I will embed.

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Javier Baez Being Promoted to Cubs! Per Report

Per a Bruce Levine report, the Cubs are ready to call up Javier Baez, as in TOMORROW!  Levine broke the news this afternoon, and of course I have ZERO access to twitter to enjoy this.  But per that report, Javier Baez will be in a Cubs uniform tomorrow…. WOW.  Hold onto your butts.

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Addison Russell Goes Deep Again (VIDEO)

I don’t know about you, but I could watch Addison Russell hit all day.  Russell went deep again yesterday, his 8th home run for the Smokies, and is not showing any signs of slowing down.  Russell started slow after the trade from Oakland, but is hitting .364 in his last ten with five home runs.  Tasty.

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Javier Baez Has a Monster Game (VIDEO)

Javier Baez is doing everything the Cubs organization wants him too, and then some.  On Sunday, Baez went nuts, he hit two home runs, and walked twice, and has been showing increased patience at the plate of late.  That coupled with his second half resurgence has many fans ready (more so than usual) for Baez at Wrigley.

The first home run… a laser.

The second home run.. a towering shot.

 

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Kris Bryant doing Kris Bryant Things (VIDEO)

Home run number 14 at Iowa for Kris Bryant.  After a mini-slump, Bryant has stormed back at the plate, which is a very good sign.  Sometimes young players can’t get themselves out of a funk, Bryant has been able to, at the highest minor league level.

 

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Speaking of Monster Shots… JORGE SOLER! (VIDEO)

Jorge Soler continues to knock around pitching at every level, last night he destroyed a baseball, a three run shot for the Iowa Cubs.  Enjoy the video below, my guess is Soler will be doing this at Wrigley Field shortly.

 

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Addison Russell Hits a Monster Shot (VIDEO)

Addison Russell has been swinging a hot bat as of late, and last night he blasted his seventh home run of the season.  He got all of that one, just another exciting prospect doing exciting things on a nightly basis.

 

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