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Cubs trade Arismendy Alcantara for Chris Coghlan

In News And Rumors by dmick89

The Cubs have traded for Chris Coghlan again. They traded Arismendy Alcantara to the A's for Coghlan and according to Patrick Mooney, Tommy La Stella is expected to hit the DL with a hamstring issue.  #Cubs re-acquire Chris Coghlan and send Arismendy Alcantara to #Athletics, with Tommy La Stella (hamstring) expected to go on DL. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June …

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Cubs Minor League Recap (6.4.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 7, Oklahoma City Dodgers 5 The rainout on Wednesday didn't slow Willson Contreras down. He went 1-4 with a walk and hit his 9th home run of the season. He drove in 3 runs and scored 2. Dan Vogelbach and Albert Almora didn't miss a beat either. Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and Almora was 2-3 with a …

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Cubs Minor League Update (6.2.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Oklahoma City Dodgers 4 With the win last night, the I-Cubs sit a game below .500. Maybe that's why Willson Contreras is still on their roster. I agree with Myles. It's time to question whether or not the Cubs are really fielding their best 25-man roster. That's a pretty cool thing to be questioning when you've got …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.30.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Albuquerque Isotopes 4, Iowa Cubs 6 Willson Contreras and Albert Almora got the day off, but the Iowa Cubs came back late anyway. John Andreoli led off and went 2-4 with a run scored and 2 strikeouts. Matt Murton was 3-4 with an RBI and 2 runs scored. Arismendy Alcantara was 1-3 with an RBI and strikeout.  Rob Zastryzny threw …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.25.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

El Paso Chihuahuas 3, Iowa Cubs 8 Willson Contreras hit his 5th home run of the season and his second in as many days. He was 1-4 on the night with a walk, a couple of runs scored, an RBI and two strikeouts. Albert Almora was 2-4 with his 10th double of the season. He also scored a run. Dan Vogelbach was 1-2 …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.24.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 1 The I-Cubs had 9 hits and only a run. The run was the result of a Willson Contreras home run, his fourth. Contreras was 1-3 with that home run and also a walk and 2 strikeouts. The only other notable offensive performance was Arismendy Alcantara who was 2-3 with a couple of singles. There’s …

The Struggle

In Uncategorized by myles

Baez debuted at A in May 28, 2012. In his first month, he “struggled,” hitting .298/.330/.500. Sure, his career line at A was .333/.383/.596, but you have to stretch pretty hard to get struggling out of that. His strikeout rate was 21.7% and his walk rate was 6.6%. He was eventually promoted to A+, and he absolutely struggled when promoted. …

Cubs 6, Yankees 1

In Uncategorized by myles

Did The Cubs Win? OSS: Hammel outduels Tanaka, and Lou Goodvalue gives Masahiro fits. Three Up 1. Luis Valbuena doubled twice and singled once. On the season, he’s .261/.384/.434. Last year, he was .218/.331/.378 on a .233 BABIP, so we should have seen this coming. It’s insane to me that Valbuena isn’t considered a long-term solution at 2B or 3B; …

Journeymen of Tomorrow: The Story So Far (AAA and AA)

In Minor Leagues by myles

It’s been awhile since we’ve touched on the minor leagues this season. dmick has been busy. Seeing as I held the post of “minor league wonk” fairly recently, I thought I’d give a short synopsis of each team so far. Iowa Arismendy Alcantara has not been so great this year. His walk rate is down precipitously, so even though he …

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-15-14

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

I’ve not done these for several days and the reason is not important. Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara and Josh Vitters were a combined 0-12 at the top of the I-Cubs batting order. Chris Coghlan was 1-3 with a walk and Chris Valaika was 2-3 with a double. Logan Watkins and Eli Whiteside each added hits. Carlos Pimentel got …