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Gasp! Pirates, not Cubs, wear Kris Bryant's favorite baseball uniforms

Gasp! Pirates, not Cubs, wear Kris Bryant's favorite baseball uniforms

The Cubs' uniforms are some of the most iconic in professional sports.

But they aren't the favorite of one of the team's biggest stars.

In a video tweeted out by Major League Baseball on Monday, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant — a two-time All Star and a strong midseason candidate to win the National League MVP award — picked the Pittsburgh Pirates as the squad with his favorite uniforms in baseball.

In the video, Bryant sure seems hesitant to reveal his admiration for the style of one of the Cubs' division rivals.

"I love the Pittsburgh Pirates' uniforms. I love their color ways," he said. "They happen to be one of our rivals, but I can like their uniforms. Their uniforms are nice, and that's one of my favorites."

Gasp!

Now, this surely doesn't mean Bryant will be going easy on the Bucs just because of what they happen to be wearing. After all, he's hitting .384 with four home runs, 22 RBIs and 23 walks in 30 career bouts with the black and yellow.

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.