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Jason Heyward Newsbeat

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

No, ESPN Did Not Air Cardinals Fans Yelling Racial Slurs At Jason Heyward

Although there were a few vague chants, we couldn’t hear anything offensive. So we asked ESPN. When reached for comment, a spokesperson said that the game audio was being reviewed, but to their knowledge no slurs had been picked up.

When Heyward came to bat in the sixth inning, the Worldwide Leader cut to Bryce Harper’s at-bat in a game against the Marlins. Some people on Twitter attributed it to the network wanting to avoid any recurrence of audible slurs while Heyward was at the plate: According to that same ESPN spokesperson, the cutaway in the sixth inning was planned. Harper, who had homered in four straight games, was on a hot streak, and the network wanted to broadcast his at-bat.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 20, 2016 at 08:33 AM | 102 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, jason heyward

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Jason Heyward blitzed with N-word taunts from Cardinals fans in return to Busch Stadium

Jason Heyward’s return to St. Louis was marred with racial slurs.

In addition to booing, ESPN crowd mics picked up multiple Cardinals fans yelling the N-word at the new Chicago Cubs right fielder, who played last season for the Redbirds.

Heyward — who signed an eight-year, $184 million contract in the offseason — spent just one year with St. Louis.

Sadly, fans who who felt slighted by his so-called betrayal, felt booing wasn’t enough to get their point across.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2016 at 10:50 AM | 100 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, cubs, jason heyward, racism

Ex-Cardinal Heyward is where he wanted to be

Once all of his suitors made their financially generous overtures, it became clear to outfielder Jason Heyward that no matter what baubles and clauses the Cardinals were willing to add they could never offer what he truly wanted.

They didn’t play in Chicago.

They didn’t have the Cubs’ young players.

“It came down to Chicago was really where I would like to be at the time,” Heyward said Monday. The Cardinals “made a trade for me. They traded a couple good pieces. I feel like they had every intention of keeping me here. They said that. And they followed that through with their actions. It didn’t come down to contract. Whether it was the opt-out, whether it was the full no-trade (clause), or what have you — it came down to taking the opportunity to be where I wanted to be and for the first time in my life having the choice.”

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 19, 2016 at 09:43 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, cubs, jason heyward

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cubs salute Ross with teasing, affection

I can only imagine the fan-fare that awaits David Ross during his farewell tour.

Rizzo and Bryant have created an Instagram account called “GrandpaRossy_3” and, so far, have posted a few photos, including Ross’ first baseball card and one from an impromptu shopping trip to a sporting goods store.

“What I’ve learned from him last year and to this year and what I’m going to learn for the rest of my career from him being here, it’s huge to me,” Rizzo said of Ross. “I gave him all the credit in the world for last year, and I still give him credit. What he does in this clubhouse helps all of us young guys.”

How much do players respect Ross? New Cubs outfielder Jason Heyward is paying for Ross to have a hotel suite on the road the entire season. The two were lockermates in Atlanta when Heyward made his Major League debut in 2010, and Ross had quite an impact.

“That’s one of the first emotional moments I had in the offseason,” Ross said Monday. “[Heyward] texted me this nice long message about supposedly what I’ve done for him. That was cool to start reflecting back and people you’ve played with start saying nice things.”

That’s really cool of Heyward.


Friday, December 11, 2015

MLBTR: Nationals “Serious Threat” To Land Heyward, Who Has $200MM Offer In Hand

So all that $ the Lerners wouldn’t pony up for Black will go toward Heyward instead?

9:46pm: A source tells MLB.com’s Bill Ladson that the Nats are “heavily involved” and are making a “legit” effort to sign the young outfielder. He adds, interestingly, that Taylor “would become expendable” if a deal is struck.

From an analytical perspective, it seems plenty plausible that the team could add Heyward (or another outfielder) and keep Taylor. For one thing, there’s plenty of justification to give him further developmental time at Triple-A. For another, he’d still be an important depth piece in the near term and would have plenty of possibilities for increased playing time with the clock ticking on Werth’s contract (and perhaps also his time as a full-time regular).

JEe (Jason) Posted: December 11, 2015 at 03:57 AM | 221 comment(s)
  Beats: free agent, jason heyward, nationals

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Card tricks: After getting John Lackey, Cubs target Jason Heyward | Chicago Sun-Times

The Cubs get him; the Cardinals don’t get him. The Cubs can then package Soler to get someone like Shelby Miller.

After landing starter John Lackey for a fraction of the cost, the Cubs are focusing the money they saved on trying to get top free-agent outfielder Jason Heyward, sources say.

And getting Heyward — or a Plan B option such as free agent Alex Gordon or Carlos Gomez (in a trade) — would possibly mean Soler is the next domino to fall in the off-season plans.

Heyward, 26, is said to be seeking at least eight years and expected to command $20 million or more per year.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 08, 2015 at 08:49 AM | 84 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, free agents, jason heyward

Friday, December 04, 2015

Jason Heyward would look good in a Phillies uniform

The Phillies signing the 26-year old Heyward isn’t the worst idea. How much money would they have to overpay to get him to play there, though?

Another benefit of being the worst in baseball is that you don’t lose your first-round draft pick when you sign an elite free agent. It would be silly for the Phillies to go after a 30-something player when they are in the midst of a rebuilding plan, but Jason Heyward, who was Bourjos’ teammate in St. Louis, is only 26.

Klentak and MacPhail, like most baseball men, are focused on pitching depth and improved defense. Putting Heyward in right field, Bourjos in center, and Odubel Herrera in left would not only give the Phillies one of the best defensive outfields in baseball, it also would provide a much brighter outlook for the offense.

Jim Furtado Posted: December 04, 2015 at 08:37 AM | 18 comment(s)
  Beats: free agents, jason heyward, phillies

Sunday, November 29, 2015

4 teams that could sign Jason Heyward | MLB.com

Dan O’Dowd has some interesting ideas on places Jason Heyward could end up.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 29, 2015 at 07:38 AM | 34 comment(s)
  Beats: free agents, jason heyward

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Angels aren’t ruling out pursuit of Heyward | FOX Sports

They won’t rule him out. With interest like that, I’m just going to put him on their roster.

The Angels aren’t ruling out a pursuit of free agent Jason Heyward, sources tell Ken Rosenthal and me. And if the Angels sign Heyward, they’d likely move Kole Calhoun from right field to left.

It’s important to note the Angels are only in the preliminary stages of their search for an everyday outfielder. But Heyward is among the many possibilities for new general manager Billy Eppler.

Jim Furtado Posted: November 24, 2015 at 06:17 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, free agents, jason heyward

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Jason Heyward likely to land monster contract | FOX Sports

How does Heyward not end up in Yankees Stadium?

Jim Furtado Posted: November 12, 2015 at 08:34 AM | 73 comment(s)
  Beats: free agents, jason heyward, white sox, yankees

 

 

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