The New Wave

KYLE SCHWARBER WATCH

28 May: This one will be easy. We’ve watched the 2014 Cub #1 pick for some time now. Bet we’ve seen him play more than, say, ESPN’s Keith Law. He did, correctly, move the young left handed slugger from #90 to #15 on his top prospect list. There is zero argument that number 90 is

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CUBS: LACKLUSTER CASTRO SHOULD HEAR FOOTSTEPS

As he flails aimlesslessly at pitches in the dirt or double clutches his throws to first – as second string catchers beat out infield hits – Starlin Castro needs to look over his shoulder. And not to avoid a collision with his equally clueless mentor Soriano. The spector that haunts him is named Javier Baez.

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CUBS: Who Will Kris Bryant Become?

July 13, 2013

There’s a really good recent big-league comp for Kris Bryant. You’ll probably be happy to find out who it is.┬áThis is more than just a fun parlor game; making a major-league comp to a just-drafted, highly-touted player is designed to give us an idea of how that player might fare in the big leagues. Thus,

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