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Minor League Update: 8-20-14

In Minor Leagues by myles

Salt Lake Bees 4 @ Iowa Cubs 2 Stargazing Tony Campana (#9): 0-2, BB, SB Kris Bryant: 1-3, 2B, BB, SO Jorge Soler: 0-3, BB, SO Like, Totally, NOT Stargazing Mike Olt: 1-3, R Manny Ramirez: 1-3, HR, 2 RBI (2nd consecutive HR day) -Manny Ramirez hits a home run off of Randy Wolf in 2014. Think about that. On …

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Minor League Update: 8-19-14

In Minor Leagues by myles

Salt Lake Bees 7 @ Iowa Cubs 5 Stargazing Tony Campana (batting#9): 1-4 Logan Watkins: 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI Jorge Soler: 0-4, BB, 2 SO (.230/.330/.517) Mike Olt: 0-4, 4K On the Mound Chris Rusin: 6.1 IP, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 SO Tennessee Smokies 7 @ Montgomery Biscuits 1 Stargazing Albert Almora: 2-5, 2B, SO (.236/.261/.337) Addison Russell: …

Don’t Say the Cubs Never Listen to You

In Uncategorized by aisle424

The people have spoken and the Cubs have heard the pleas from their fans. The people wanted change and times they are a’changin’. No, Kris Bryant isn’t coming up. No, they are not getting rid of Clark the Cub. No, they aren’t adding better beer options in the stadium. No, Al, they aren’t going to lower your ticket prices. But …

DFP: Javy And His K’s

In Facepalm by GW

Javier Baez homered last night; it was his first at Wrigley Field and fourth since being called up. He didn’t walk, and hasn’t yet since being called up. That’s a little troubling, but it’s too early to say much about that. He also didn’t strike out, which is also a little early to make any judgements about, but is something …

DFP: Missing Game 6

In Facepalm by andcounting

It’s funny. I deleted a post I was writing this week about appreciating the moment, appreciating what we have right now. It was about Javier Baez, the Cubs as they are, and life. Too preachy, too obvious, too blah-blah-blah. So, deleted. Obviously Robin Williams taking his own life has very little to do with Cubs baseball or even baseball at all, …

DFP: Jacob Turner

In Facepalm by GW

In case you missed it, the Cubs acquired RHP Jacob Turner last week for two non-prospects. Turner’s stock has really fallen off since 2012, when his name was being tossed around as a potential centerpiece from the Tigers in a Matt Garza trade and was eventually a big part of the trade that brought Anibal Sanchez and Omar Infante to …

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Series Preview: Tampa Bay Rays (55-59) at Javier Baez (2-1)

In Series Previews by berselius

It’s hard to believe the Rays were ahead of the Cubs in the Race To The Top earlier this year. They take on the Javier Baez and the Baezettes in a weekend series in Wrigley that may or may not see a surge in ticket sales. Team Overviews (respective league ranks in parens) Rays wRC+: 105 (5th) UBR: 8.1 (2nd) …

DFP: Rusney Castillo Sighting

In Uncategorized by myles

On vacation touring Wrigley Field, where #Cubs are working out free agent OF Rusney Castillo as we speak #MLB pic.twitter.com/qfCQW0vgcj — Ben Nicholson-Smith (@bnicholsonsmith) August 6, 2014 Well, that’s very interesting. The Cubs are one of the 28 teams that originally went to see the Cuban slugger, but up until now there was no real confirmation on whether or not …

Javier Baez 6, Rockies 5 (8/6/14)

In Uncategorized by myles

Did The Cubs Win? It’s not a lie. @javy23baez is a STUD. http://t.co/vtVt709MaS — MLB GIFS (@MLBGIFs) August 6, 2014   Boom, baby. OSS: Baez has 3 strikeouts, 3 hard hit balls, and his first major-league HR. Three Up 1. Lost in Baezmania was the fact that Welington Castillo had a great game, maybe his best of the year. He …