Cubs News and Notes: Wrigley Award winners, Rizzo pitching again, Davis and Amaya, more
|Thursday, February 25, 2021, 12:11 PM- -|
Hello, Cubs fans out there! I hope everyone is having a blessed Thursday and ready for the upcoming baseball season.
Check out the latest news, photos, and tidbits from spring training with the Cubbies with our latest edition of Cubs News and Notes.
We will try to have this feature several times a week, so everyone gets a summary of what is happening regularly at Cubs camp.
Let's get right all the Cubs notes!
Look at some of the brand new Cubbies getting their reps in at Cubs camp:
New Cubs on the block. pic.twitter.com/2v5k6BGgRU— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 24, 2021
Former Twins pitcher Kohl Stewart getting in some pitching work in the following video:
Kohl Stewart pic.twitter.com/e17HZM4Yfn— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) February 24, 2021
There is a secret weapon in 2021 for the Cubbies. Anthony Rizzo is getting his work in regarding pitching in case they need him to log some innings in 2021:
New shutdown lefty in the bullpen. pic.twitter.com/kZKRAVJjsJ— Marquee Sports Network (@WatchMarquee) February 25, 2021
Javy Baez wins best dressed as he picks up his first Wrigley Award:
Cubs outfielder Ian Happ wins a Wrigley Award for being most entrepreneurial for his offseason podcast, his charitable work with coffee, and more:
Cubs catcher Willson Contreras wins a Wrigley Award for 'best bat flip' and he shows his approval by flipping his award up in the air:
The future is bright in the Cubs organization with talented catchers. Here is Miguel Amaya's 2021 photo day shots:
2K21?? pic.twitter.com/I3waPUxQTd— Miguel Amaya (@mamaya_9) February 24, 2021
Anthony Rizzo has been the one constant in most Cubs fan's lives in the last nine or so years.
Check out a photo day image of him in 2012 and yesterday's photo.
CubsHQ's Dustin Riese gives his early projections and insights on who will make the 26-man roster on the pitching side of things in 2021:
Cubs second baseman Nico Hoerner spoke to the media about some of his adjustments at the bat including his stance during his offseason work:
In case you missed the news, top Cubs prospect Brennen Davis is now at Cubs spring training:
Here is a look at his locker and his uniform No. 94:
Check out the Cubs offensive leaders over the years with Ryno and Mr. Cubs leading the way:
Fergie Jenkins posted a picture of his 1967 Topps baseball card. I wish I had this baseball card.
Happy Birthday to the Cubs legend Ron Santo who would have been 81-years-old today:
Wishing a happy birthday to Cubs legend Ron Santo, who would have been 81 years old today.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) February 25, 2021
We miss you, #???! pic.twitter.com/HOn1ox2k9U
We miss you Ronnie:
He was a nine-time All-Star, five-time Gold Glove Award winner and the biggest @Cubs fan of all-time. Hall of Famer Ron Santo was born #OTD in 1940. (Doug McWilliams/National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum) pic.twitter.com/cVznYoUhbH— National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum ? (@baseballhall) February 25, 2021
A baseball card pic of Ron Santo with some of his impressive career stats:
Ron Santo would have turned 81 years old today. 129 RBat+, .380 rOBA, 70.5 WAR, five Gold Gloves. What a player. pic.twitter.com/g8pR9tBze2— Adam Darowski (@baseballtwit) February 25, 2021
Check out this retro pico of Cubs pitcher Ken Holtzman at the age of 19 in 1965:
Ken Holtzman was hailed as the next Sandy Koufax when he debuted w @Cubs as a 19-yr-old in '65. Became 1st #cubs hurler in live-ball era to toss 2 no-hitters. Check out his @sabr bio https://t.co/woerhUPEZG pic.twitter.com/EkwLAsCLwR— SABR BioProject (@SABRbioproject) February 25, 2021