REVERSE THE CURSE – CUBS WEEKLY

Welcome to the first edition of “Reverse the Curse” an editorial dedicated to how reverse the cursethe Chicago Cubs are changing their destiny one inning at a time.  Cubs fans can use a single word to describe the start of the 2014 season ROLLERCOASTER. The North-siders have displayed a few really high points and several pretty low dips. The Cubs have shown some promise this year, ask winning two series from the Cardinals and coming an out away from sweeping the Yankees at Wrigley.  Although they are way too inconsistent to compete for any title in 2014, advice it is the start of June, malady summer is almost here, and Wrigley Field Renovations are starting to take shape, so let’s discuss the high points specifically our prospects waiting to bring a Championship to Chicago…..

The Good News is 2 of the top 10 prospects in all of Major League Baseball are CHICAGO CUBS and not only are they Rock Stars on the field they are showing the fans how much fun being a part of the Cub’s organization can be…

 

 

Kris Bryant – 3B –Tennessee Rockies AA was drafted #2 overall by the Cubs and #2 overall 3B in MLB last year.  He stands at 6’5’’ tall and is extremely fast and athletic for his size. Many baseball analyst believe he has already outgrown the minors, but the Cubs aren’t planning on calling him up anytime soon.  “He’s doing very, very well and we’re happy he’s doing very, very well,” manager Rick Renteria said. “I’ll say this, even when you get to the big leagues, you always have some room to learn.

Up next and way “ahead” of the Game, Javier Baez

 

Javier Baez -SS – began the season as #5 overall prospect in the MLB and just ended an11-game hitting streak last week, Javy is what the Cubs are calling a “great ball hitter”.  To that point he is staying close to mentor and friend current Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro and now with the addition of Manny Ramirez as player coach for the Cubs AAA team Baez is expected to develop into an all around ball player. A few words from the Cubs President about the addition of Manny Rameriz to AAA Cubs squad in Des Moines…

“We have a lot of young, talented right-handed power hitters in our system,” Epstein said. “For us to be successful, we need those guys to develop to reach their maximum potential. Having someone with Manny’s knowledge – and his influence and his resume and his gift for teaching hitting – around those players can only help.”

That’s all for this week, be sure to watch the Cubs take on the New York Mets and Florida Marlins at Wrigley this week. Next week we will have an in-depth update on the planned renovations for the Friendly Confines. GO CUBS!

About the author: Nancy Tiano. Cubs Correspondent. Nancy, a Chicago native and diehard Cubs fan, has spent time following sports around the globe from Cricket Matches in Melbourne, to the US OPEN Tennis in New York, cheering for the Blackhawks at the Stanley Cup Playoffs in Chicago, enjoying the US OPEN at Congressional and watching the NBA Finals in Boston. Nancy’s true love is baseball and her heart belongs to the Cubs. Having visited twenty-four Major League Baseball Stadiums, she’s enjoyed her share of teams all over the nation. She’s seen every Baseball movie filmed and attends the Cubs Spring Training in Mesa, AZ every year since attending her first trip to spring training with her grandfather and brother at age nine. She had the privilege of sitting with Harry Caray and Steve Stone during batting practice and has been hooked ever since. Nancy enjoys selling technology by day which allows her to travel and follow her true passion the Chicago Cubs. Catch Nancy on Twitter at @nancytiano

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