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Cubs Minor League Update (5.27.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick8921 Comments

El Paso Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 3 Willson Contreras didn't have the best night at the plate, but still managed to go 1-6 with a double. He struckout twice. Dan Vogelbach was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Juan Perez got the start in CF and went 2-4 with a walk. Albert Almora shifted to LF and was 1-5. Perez is …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.26.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick8916 Comments

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 Minor League Update (5-23-2016)

In Minor Leagues by dmick898 Comments

We used to do these before and I always enjoyed doing them so I figured I’d start them again. Iowa Cubs 1, Tacoma Rainiers 8 Albert Almora continues to rake. He was 3-4 with a double and RBI. Willson Contreras was 1-3 with a walk and Dan Vogelbach was 2-3 with a walk. In 39 AAA games and 165 plate …

OV Daily Facepalm

In Facepalm by berselius

BA Review of Cubs international signings Ben Badler put up a recap of the Cubs international signings over at BA ($). Most of it is just a collection of scouting stuff we saw back at signing time, but still a good read since I don't remember any of it. Most of what seems new to me is where the signings are …

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Wladimir Galindo, Gleyber Torres, and Eloy Jimenez Updates

In News And Rumors by GW

Wladimir Galindo, who I mentioned last season as a possible addition to the international signing class, has reportedly signed with the Cubs. The news was broken on his twitter account in December. Yes, I’m late, but the Cubs haven’t made any announcements yet, so I’m not too broken up about it. Reactions in the blogosphere have mostly expressedpuzzlement at the timing, but …

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Bear Grab Catfish: Cubs Sign Jen-Ho Tseng

In News And Rumors by myles

Earlier in the week I wondered why the Cubs hadn't signed Jen-Ho Tseng yet, and made the case that unlike Eloy Jimenez, the team had no reason to wait on Tseng. I speculated that the club was waiting to see whether more slot space could be acquired, and that Tseng might end up with the Twins if they could. Well, now that …

Ben Badler on the Cubs’ IFA Pickle

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by GW

Baseball America’s international free agency guru Ben Badler was on the Baseball America Podcast today, where he discussed many of the issues we’ve been debating around these parts related to the Cubs’ sticky situation. It was a very informative interview, so I have transcribed extensively. To date, Badler has correctly predicted the signing team for 20 of the 22 signed free agents from his …