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Cubs to call up Willson Contreras, DFA Tim Federowicz

In News And Rumors by dmick89

According to multiple sources, the Cubs are set to call up their top prospect Willson Contreras tomorrow. Yes, the catching prospect has easily become their top prospect and is probably among the top 10 in baseball at this point. Catchers who can hit and field are rare and that’s what Contreras is. The Cubs will designate Tim Federowicz for assignment …

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Cubs 13, Braves 2

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

OSS: Jon Lester was too dominating and the Cubs singled the Braves to death.  Three up: Jon Lester threw 7 dominating innings in this win. He allowed 5 hits, walked nobody and struckout 7. Lester has allowed 1 run or less in 9 of his 13 starts this year. In another, he allowed 2, but one of the runs was …

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Cubs 6, Phillies 2 (5.27.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: David Ross picks up his 100th HR and the Cubs roll the Phillies on a stormy day. Three up David Ross hitting his 100th homer was the big story of the day. I was at lunch and missed it but you'd have to think that Pat Hughes called it a Turning Point. A lot of us here didn't want …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.26.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

El Paso Chihuahuas 9, Iowa Cubs 1 The I-Cubs only had 6 hits in this one, though three of them were for extra bases. It was a quiet night for Albert Almora and Dan Vogelbach. They combined to go 0-7 with a walk (Vogelbach earned the walk). Willson Contreras got the game off.  John Andreoli, Taylor Davis, Matt Murton, Arismendy Alcantara, Logan Watkins …

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Cubs 12, Cardinals 3 (5.24.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius

OSS: That’s more like it Three up: The Cubs jumped on Michael Wacha early, batting around and scoring six runs in the first inning. It feels strange to have gotten used to seeing Cubs pitchers get a PA before they even take the mound. David Ross had the biggest WPA play in the rally, a bases loaded double that drove …

Cubs 4, Pirates 5 – Cubs 2, Pirates 1 (9/15/15)

In Uncategorized by myles

OSS: Cubs split with the Pirates with frustrating loss in Game 1 and semi-frustrating win in Game 2 Game 1 Three Up 1. Trevor Cahill has been great since coming to the Cubs on a minor-league deal. Since being released by the Braves, he's had a 2.79 FIP in his 4 Cubs appearances. He might get the start in the …