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Kris Bryant is good at sports

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick89109 Comments

A little over 3 years ago the Cubs drafted Kris Bryant with the 2nd pick of the 2013 First Year Player Draft*.┬áHe was considered either the top prospect or close enough to the top that few teams, if any, would have passed on him given the chance to take him that high. It was somewhat surprising to see the Houston …

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A Tale of Two Trade Deadlines

In Commentary And Analysis by GW80 Comments

[Billy Beane and Kevin Towers] operate, as ballplayers do, without a fear of failure. This year Beane found too many phone calls that came his way that sounded like this: "I have interest in one of your players and this is what I'm going to give you for him." "That's not deal-making," Beane said. It's name-your-own price. The art of …

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2012 MLB Draft Notes

In Minor Leagues by dmick8927 Comments

It wasn't that long ago when you couldn't find much coverage of the MLB Draft. I remember a few years ago how easy it was to navigate through Google to find exactly the information you're trying to find. It's not like that anymore. Everybody covers the draft. Searching Google for specific info results in far too many hits to be …

BA's Jim Callis, BP's Kevin Goldstein on the Cubs and the draft

In Commentary And Analysis by dmick8984 Comments

Orange Guy had Jim Callis from Baseball America and Kevin Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus on the Cubs pre-pregame show today. The highlights Callis: Gaussman is the best player that actually has a chance of dropping to the Cubs, though the chance of him doing so is small (but nontrivial!) Cubs will probably draft Almora Callis would take Correa over Almora …

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Fortnightly Facepalm: 6.3.12 Draft, Soler, Baez, Garza, Dempster

In Facepalm by dmick8965 Comments

I guess there's something going on tomorrow? The MLB draft is tomorrow. The Cubs worked out possible first round picks Carlos Correa (SS) and Max Fried (P) earlier this week, and several draft evaluators are prognisticating that the Cubs will take high school OF Albert Almora. It's nice not having to worry about the Cubs picking another Tyler Colvin or …

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Daily, er, Monthly Facepalm – 5.31.12

In News And Rumors by berselius112 Comments

Cubs slip from last place The Cubs sweep of the Padres puts them one game behind in the race for the #1 pick. The Cubs are tied with the Twins for the second pick. Buried in this Hobbitton Times article about the sweep was a nugget about Ryan Dempster putting a hole in the wall next to his locker after …