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Chicago Tribune Apr 22, 2017

Cubs' bench production, 8-man bullpen eases decision to option Tommy La Stella

The simple transaction of sending left-handed hitting infielder Tommy La Stella to Triple-A Iowa gradually became even easier by the bench production of Jon Jay and Miguel Montero. The Chicago Cubs expect La Stella, who was 1-for-4 as a pinch-hitter, to be available for Saturday night’s game at...
Cubs Insider Apr 19, 2017

Jon Jay and Albert Almora Make One of Baseball’s Best Centerfielders

What if I told you Albert Almora Jr. and Jon Jay were the second-best centerfielder in baseball? Your initial response would probably be to mimic that pensive emoji thing as you attempted to discern exactly what I was saying. I can’t blame you, as the concept I’m pushing here is both conceptually odd and based … The post Jon Jay and Albert Almora Make One of Baseball’s Best Centerfielders appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Tribune Apr 19, 2017

'They’re both going to play:' Joe Maddon OK with both Albert Almora, Jon Jay in center

Based on Albert Almora Jr.’s defense and productive hitting, there have been understandable pleas from Chicago Cubs fans for him to take over the starting center field duties on a full time. But veteran Jon Jay has made a strong impression, as evidenced by his game-tying triple in the sixth inning...
MLB Apr 19, 2017

CF tandem of Almora, Jay invaluable

It's tough to explain the Cubs' center-field situation. It's not a platoon exactly between Albert Almora Jr. and Jon Jay.
Chicago Tribune Apr 19, 2017

Cubs' Jon Jay: 'We got guys with track records'

Cubs' Jon Jay: "We got guys with track records." (Mark Gonzales/Chicago Tribune)
Chicago Tribune Apr 12, 2017

Cubs' John Lackey to bat 8th, Jon Jay starts in CF

Following their first full day of rest at home, the Chicago Cubs will try to extend their three-game winning streak Wednesday night against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Wrigley Field. Most of the hype will involve the pregame ring ceremony that will start around 6:30 p.m. John Lackey, who famously...
Cubbies Crib Apr 11, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Jon Jay’s quiet rise to Cubs platoon stardom

Jon Jay has quietly become the most important player on the Chicago Cubs’ depth chart. On Monday night, he showed a national audience why. Chicago Cubs manager Joe Maddon sent Jon Jay to the plate to face Sergio Romo after he sat and watched the game and all its pageantry for nearly five hours. In-game analysts […] Chicago Cubs: Jon Jay’s quiet rise to Cubs platoon stardom - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Bleed Cubbie Blue Apr 11, 2017
Cubs 3, Dodgers 2: Anthony Rizzo Walks It Off

Cubs 3, Dodgers 2: Anthony Rizzo Walks It Off

The Wrigley Field home season began with rain, and then thrills. Of course there was a rain delay in the Cubs’ first home game at Wrigley Field since winning the World Series. Would you have had it any other way? It didn’t quite take as many playing hours as Game 7 of the 2016 World Series, but the Cubs’ 3-2 walkoff win over the Dodgers had quite a few memorable moments, none more so that Anthony Rizzo ’s line-drive single down the left-field line that scored Jon Jay with the winning run A good end to a good night! pic.twitter.com/ENg5D6D69m— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 11,...
Cubbies Crib Apr 9, 2017

Chicago Cubs: Will Albert Almora be the Cubs’ everyday center fielder soon?

The Chicago Cubs are only two series into the 2017 season and center fielder Albert Almora Jr. is already making his presence felt. When the Chicago Cubs signed outfielder Jon Jay in November of 2016, it was officially goodbye for former Cubs lead-off man and center fielder Dexter Fowler. After Fowler’s departure, the plan seemed […] Chicago Cubs: Will Albert Almora be the Cubs’ everyday center fielder soon? - Cubbies Crib - Cubbies Crib - A Chicago Cubs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Cubs Insider Apr 6, 2017

Watch: Kyle Schwarber Smashes Three-Run Homer

After a ball in the dirt stuck to Yadier Molina’s chest protector to allow Matt Szczur to reach on a strikeout and a Jon Jay walk, War Bear gave the Cubs the lead with an absolute blast. Say hello to my LITTLE FRIEND. pic.twitter.com/FinXciykBY — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 6, 2017 Kyle Schwarber absolutely crushes … The post Watch: Kyle Schwarber Smashes Three-Run Homer appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Tribune Apr 6, 2017

Cubs' Miguel Montero, Jon Jay make first starts of 2017

Temperatures have dropped by at least 20 degrees, but the forecast still looks promising Thursday for the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals to complete the final game of their three-game series at chilly Busch Stadium.  Cubs catcher Miguel Montero and center fielder Jon Jay lwill make their...
Cubs Insider Apr 6, 2017

Quick Hits: Cubs Opening Day Payrolls Since Theo Epstein Took Over

The Chicago Cubs’ 2017 opening day payroll is nearly identical to last year’s, in spite of adding Wade Davis ($10M), Koji Uehara ($6M), Jon Jay ($8M), Brett Anderson ($3.5M), and Brian Duensing ($2M). At the conclusion of the World Series championship season, the Cubs’ payroll ranked fourth in MLB, largely due to the Aroldis Chapman … The post Quick Hits: Cubs Opening Day Payrolls Since Theo Epstein Took Over appeared first on Cubs Insider.
Chicago Tribune Apr 5, 2017

Cubs' Jon Jay starts in CF, Javier Baez gets day off

Dark skies are hovering around damp Busch Stadium, where the Chicago Cubs hope to complete the final game of their three-game series Wednesday against St. Louis. It's also a homecoming for Jon Jay, who is scheduled to start in center field for the Cubs after spending his first five seasons (2011-15)...

How do you replace Dexter Fowler? Albert Almora Jr. and Jon Jay team up for the task

How do you replace Dexter Fowler? Albert Almora Jr. and Jon Jay team up for the task

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