Cubs Young Talent Delivers

Chicago, Ill.- The Cubs traded their two best pitchers last week but it was all part of the plan to rebuild this team with young talent.

"The fact is you can't look at our future right now and not be thrilled. We have top prospects across the board and a lot of the guys we were hoping would step up this year have,” says Tom Ricketts, Cubs Chairman.

Ricketts is referring to Arismendy Alcantara who went four for five in his second big league game. And of course, the Cubs two all-stars. First baseman Anthony Rizzo will join his teammate Starlin Castro at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis next week.

“It's a huge accomplishment for me and for my family. I wouldn't be anywhere close to making the team without any of the fans here in Chicago,” says Rizzo about the fan votes that put him on the National League All-Star roster. “I wish the team was doing better but it's a long season and we've just got to keep plugging along.” 

“One thing with guys like Riz and Castro is stepping up in situations when the team is relying on you for RBIs and big hits,” says Bill Mueller, the Cubs hitting coach.

With the young guns proving their keep, Cubs fans are excited for new top prospects.

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