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Cubs: Did you know there is a Kris Bryant song?

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Cubs: Did you know there is a Kris Bryant song?

A new era begins on the North Side Friday afternoon.

The Cubs are promoting Kris Bryant from Triple-A Iowa to make his MLB debut at Wrigley Field against James Shields and the San Diego Padres.

And what better way to celebrate Bryant's quick rise through the system en route to Friday's debut than with the "Kris Bryant" jingle.

[NBC SPORTS SHOP: Gear up, Cubs fans!]

Here's a few catchy lines that will be stuck in your head all weekend:

"Cause he's Kris Bryant,
check out his swing,
he's hitting homers over 500 feet."

Check out the full song in the video above, and don't forget to tune in to CSN Saturday afternoon at 1:20 p.m. to see Bryan't second MLB game when the Cubs continue their series against the Padres.

Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

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Podcast: In light of recent hitting coach turmoil, who’s to blame for Cubs offensive struggles?

On the latest Cubs Talk Podcast, David Kaplan, Kelly Crull, Luke Stuckmeyer and Tony Andracki discuss the comments Chili Davis made after being fired as Cubs hitting coach, ask if the Cubs struggles on offense were Davis' fault or the players and what Anthony Iapoce will be walking into as he tries to gets the team back on track a the plate.

 

Listen to the entire podcast here, or in the embedded player below:

 

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

Texas Rangers hire Cubs' Shiraz Rehman to be assistant GM

The changing of the guard continues for the Cubs this offseason. 

After the team hired a new hitting coach yesterday, it was reported today that they're losing a front office member: 

Rehman, who has been with the Cubs in the same position for the last seven years, will reportedly head up the Rangers' analytics department. According to the Chicago Tribune, Rehman's role was " evaluating existing systems, and recognizing and applying solutions in an effort to create competitive advantages for the organization." 

All reports indicate that he'll be doing similar analytic-based work with the Rangers.