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OV Daily Facepalm 5.21.13

In Facepalm by berselius

Matt Garza returns tonight Garza is back and ready to go tonight, bumping Villanueva to the bullpen. The Cubs say Villanueva will be used in long relief, but given how their late inning options have sucked lately I'd rather see him in the late inning mix with Fujikawa and Transformed Kevin Gregg. Suddenly the Cubs pen doesn't looks quite as …

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2012 MLB Draft, Day Two (Cubs Take Duane Underwood)

In Minor Leagues, News And Rumors by dmick89

The second day of the draft kicks off at 11 am ct and is available on I'll update this thread with scouting reports and other links as the Cubs pick. 61. Houston Astros: Nolan Fontana 62. Oakland A's: Bruce Maxwell 63. Minnesota Twins: Mason Melotakis 64. Seattle Mariners: Joe DeCarlo 65. Baltimore Orioles: Branden Kline 66. Kansas City Royals: …

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Cubs First Round Pick: Albert Almora

In Minor Leagues, Transactions by Obstructed View Staff

In the first rund with the 6th overall pick the Cubs selected Albert Almora. No surprise here. Almora is a latter-day A.J. Hinch in that he has become a go-to player for USA Baseball national teams from a young age. Almora was USA Baseball's 2011 athlete of the year after being MVP of the 18-and-under Pan American Championships in Colombia …

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2012 MLB Draft, Day One

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues, News And Rumors by dmick89

The MLB Draft gets underway at 6 pm CT. MLB Network will have the first 60 picks tonight and a pre-game show starting at 5 pm. I'll be updating this thread regularly, but first a few links. Baseball America Top 500 Prospects (subscriber) Top 100 Prospects Baseball America Draft Blog Draft Tracker Watch live online on MLB Network …

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2012 MLB Draft Notes

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

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 dmick89

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 …