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Cubs “shifting gears” because we have to

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According to Paul Sullivan, the Cubs are going to shift gears with regards to what they're doing at 3rd base. You're not alone if that doesn't make any sense. Sveum says they are "shifting gears" on playing time for Vitters. Valbuena to get bulk of starts down stretch. — Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) August 30, 2012 About 10 days ago this …

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New Cub Christian Villanueva

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The main piece aquired in the Ryan Dempster trade was 21 year old Christian Villanueva. Villanueva was signed as an international free agent out of Mexico by the Rangers in 2008 and just recently turned 21. He's played the entire season in High A.  His first season in the US was in 2010 in the AZL. Over 210 plate appearances …

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New Cub Kyle Hendricks

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Minutes before the deadline yesterday the Cubs matched up with the Rangers for the second time in less than 24 hours as they traded Ryan Dempster. In the trade the Cubs acquired Kyle Hendricks and Christian Villanueva. lists the 22 year old right handed Hendricks at 6'3", 190 lbs. He's been described as the throw-in, but he has very …

Cubs acquired 2 of top 10 prospects moved at the deadline

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According to Baseball America, the Cubs acquired 2 of the top 10 prospects moved at or near the trade deadline.  3. Arodys Vizcaino, rhp, Cubs. Chicago has very little advanced young pitching, so it was willing to take the sidelined Vizcaino and throw-in Jaye Chapman from the Braves in exchange for Paul Maholm and Reed Johnson. Considered untouchable a year ago, …

Rangers Acquire Ryan Dempster (Cubs get Christian Villanueva and Kyle Hendricks) ***UPDATED***

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Rangers land Ryan Dempster — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 31, 2012 Will add more about Ryan Dempster once it's officially official. Others hearing the same thing Looks like Dempster to #Rangers, working on confirmation — Scott Miller (@ScottMCBS) July 31, 2012 The Dodgers apparently have lost out on Ryan Dempster, who likely will go to Texas. — Ken Gurnick (@kengurnick) …