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Kyle Schwarber is breaking glass during batting practice

Kyle Schwarber is breaking glass during batting practice

When someone swings the bat like Kyle Schwarber, it's safe to assume damage will be done to whatever gets in the way of a ball coming off his bat. That was the case Tuesday morning during batting practice prior to the Cubs 7-0 loss to the Brewers, when Schwarber managed to smash a ball into the Budweiser Patio in center field. 

And despite all the glass, nobody was hurt and a lucky Cubs vendor got to take home a souvenir.  

Maybe this is a sign of things to come for Schwarber, who since a hot start to the season, is currently slashing .235/.356/.436 with 13 home runs since May 13th. It's clear the power is still very much there for Schwarber, let's hope we see some more broken windows in Wrigleyville as the Cubs continue their quest to win their third consecutive NL Central title.

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.