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Cespedes, Darvish, and Puig, Oh My!*#&%!

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by GW

Yoenis Cespedes hit two home runs for the A’s Tuesday night. Yasiel Puig hit two home runs for the Dodgers. Yu Darvish didn’t pitch, but no matter, he’s still on pace for 320+ strikeouts this year. The Cubs’ plan following the 2011 season was to make a run at a slew of international free agents. That started with Darvish, an Iranian-Japanese phenom …

Gordon Wittenmyer goes out on limb, predicts Cubs likely to take one of the top two talents available at number 2

In News And Rumors by dmick89

I don't have a subscription to the Sun-Times. Can't imagine I ever will, so I got this info from MLBTR. Major League Baseball's draft is still about six weeks away, but Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times writes that the Cubs are likely to draft either Stanford right-hander Mark Appel or Oklahoma right-hander Jonathan Gray with the No. 2 overall pick. …

Mark Appel Could Pitch in the Majors This Year

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by GW

Keith Law, ESPN super-scout, has been talking 2013 draft lately. I happened to hear him on two podcasts today; he spent a few moments talking specifically about Mark Appel (at approximately the 40′ mark). Appel has been discussed around here of late. If I had to bet on who the Cubs will end up with at #2, he would be atop the list. Law …