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Cubs 12, Cardinals 3 (5.24.16)

In Commentary And Analysis by berselius13 Comments

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 …

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Cubs Minor League Update (5.24.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick8967 Comments

El Paso¬†Chihuahuas 6, Iowa Cubs 1 The I-Cubs had 9 hits and only a run. The run was the result of a Willson Contreras home run, his fourth. Contreras was 1-3 with that home run and also a walk and 2 strikeouts. The only other notable offensive performance was Arismendy Alcantara who was 2-3 with a couple of singles. There’s …

Neil Ramirez placed on DL

In News And Rumors by dmick89

Neil Ramirez was placed on the 15 day DL with sore triceps yesterday and I only have a few words (a few more than I’ve had in awhile). People need to relax on Neil Ramirez. I just spoke with him and he said it is simply to give his arm a rest. Very important part of Cubs. — David Kaplan …

Minor League Recap 4-10-14

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

Three of the Cubs four minor league games got underway this afternoon while Daytona played tonight. Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur was 2-4 with a strikeout and run scored. Arismendy Alcantara doubled and had 2 hits in 4 plate appearances. Javier Baez isn’t getting a lot of hits, but he hit his 2nd home run of the season and was 1-4 …

Minor League Recap 4-5-14

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs It was a long night for the Iowa Cubs as they were beaten 11-1. Matt Szczur was 1-3 with a walk, run scored and a strikeout. Arismendy Alcantara was also 1-3 with a double. He also had an error. Javier Baez was 0-2 with 2 strikeouts and was thrown out of the game arguing the check swing strikeout. …

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 …

Matt Garza trade to the Rangers nearly complete? ***UPDATED***

In News And Rumors by dmick8934 Comments

Of course there's a mystery team involved at this point. There always is. However, Jim Bowden claims the Cubs and Rangers will get a trade done and, unfortunately, Neil Ramirez will be the "center piece" of the trade for Matt Garza. The Rangers – Cubs…Matt Garza deal will get done and Neil Ramirez will be center piece according to source …