JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-24-13

In Minor Leagues by myles5 Comments

New Orleans Zephyrs 2 @ Iowa Cubs 1 (10 innings) Boring. Mike Olt was 1-5 with 3 strikeouts, and, well, that'll happen. Josh Vitters, in left, went 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. A Donnie Murphy forceout tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, but Yoanner Negrin's 1 run 10th gave the game back to New Orleans. Brad Nelson had three …

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Justin Grimm Profile

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors, Transactions by dmick8932 Comments

Yesterday the Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Rangers for a package of prospects that included Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and at least one, but maybe two players to be named later. We already wrote about Mike Olt last night. Earlier today we covered CJ Edwards and now it's Justin Grimm. Grimm is a 6-3, 200 pound right handed starting pitcher. He was drafted out of …

Poll Question: Which Garza Trade Would You Choose Today?

In Commentary And Analysis by GW47 Comments

On Monday, the Cubs completed the Matt Garza Trade Part II, sending him to the Rangers for C.J. Edwards, Justin Grimm, Mike Olt, and a PTBNL (either Neil Ramirez or presumably two lower-level arms). Olt is a potential power-hitting third baseman with a good glove, though there are questions about his ability to make contact. Edwards is a high-ceiling arm who …

Cubs trade Matt Garza to Rangers for Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and PTBNL ***UPDATED***

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It appears it's back on. The Cubs are about to trade Matt Garza to the Rangers for Mike Olt and others once again.  I'm surprised by this since I figured Olt was the reason the trade broke down in the first place.  Sources: Garza will not pitch tonight for #Cubs, deal with #Rangers near. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 22, …

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New Cub Christian Villanueva

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick8930 Comments

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 …

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, …