Interviews

Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to Cubs Insider About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 4)

Part 1 of our series looked at Kris Bryant’s adjustments following the 2015, Part 2 got into Mike Bryant’s teaching philosophy, and Part 3 went into the younger Bryant’s adjustments heading into 2016. In this, our final installment, we hear about Mike’s reaction to some of Kris’s prep scouting reports and …

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Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to CI About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 3)

If you find yourself reading this and haven’t seen Part 1 and Part 2, please remedy that posthaste and make your way back when you’re done. In addition to providing context, there’s some great stuff in there for Cubs fans or just baseball fans in general. We’ve already learned about …

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Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to CI About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 2)

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Part 1 of our four-part series with Mike Bryant, professional hitting instructor and father of a relatively popular baseball player you may have heard about. When we left off, Mike was discussing Ted Williams’ hitting philosophy, specifically in terms of …

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Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to CI About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 1)

Unless you’re a Jeopardy contestant, you’ve probably heard of Kris Bryant. You may have even heard or read a little about how he worked to improve his approach and swing after his rookie year, making adjustments that led to a runaway MVP campaign. But not even the biggest Cubs honks have …

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Watch: Evan Talks with Rob Zastryzny About Mistaken Identity, Poutine, and Cleaning the Bathroom

If you follow me on social media, you may already know about the opportunity I had to work with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at the Cubs Convention. I’ve developed a pretty solid relationship with the Cubs’ advanced-A affiliate over the last couple years, to the extent that they saw fit …

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Watch: Jeimer Candelario Talks Family, Faith, and Love for the Game

The first thing I noticed about Jeimer Candelario was his affable humility. He walked into the Mayfair Room at the Sheraton Grand (that’s where all the minor league affiliates had set up shop) and signed autographs for all the kids who approached him. Then he came over to the Pelicans’ …

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Watch: Jason McLeod Discusses Development Strategy and the Challenges of Later Draft Picks, New CBA

Theo Epstein and, to a lesser extent, Jed Hoyer tend to get all the credit for the Cubs’ success. But just as integral to the team’s growth has been the guy who joked about being able to get better seats when he sits with the team president. Jason McLeod, senior …

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Watch Live: Evan Sits Down with Rob Zastryzny, Jeimer Candelario, and Jason McLeod at CubsCon

Whether you’ll be there in person or just want to join via computer or mobile, join me Saturday as I sit down to talk shop with three members of the Cubs family. In conjunction with the Myrtle Beach Pelicans, I will be interviewing Rob Zastryzny, Jeimer Candelario, and Jason McLeod …

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