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Journeymen of tomorrow: Cubs minor league recap (6.15.16)

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs @ Colorodo Springs Sky Sox (Game 1) Iowa took a 5-2 lead early on, but couldn’t hold on for the win. They dropped to 29-32. Willson Contreras was batting 2nd and was 2-4 with a double and an RBI. Mark Zagunis continues to hit since being promoted to Iowa last week. He was 2-3 with a double, walk …

Journeymen of Tomorrow: The Story So Far (AAA and AA)

In Minor Leagues by myles

It’s been awhile since we’ve touched on the minor leagues this season. dmick has been busy. Seeing as I held the post of “minor league wonk” fairly recently, I thought I’d give a short synopsis of each team so far. Iowa Arismendy Alcantara has not been so great this year. His walk rate is down precipitously, so even though he …

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OV Daily Facepalm

In Facepalm by berselius

WBBM favorite to land Cubs radio broadcasts, WGN radio's slow march to doom continues WGN exercised an out clause in their deal last year in an attempt to renegotiate, since they're supposedly losing a ton of money on Cubs broadcasts. According to the Trib's Ed Sherman, WBBM is now viewed as the front-runner. It feels odd seeing the Tribune reporting on …

OV “Daily” Facepalm

In Facepalm by berselius

Ted Lilly Added to Cubs front office Ted Lilly signed on with the Cubs FO as a special assistant, and should be around as an instructor in spring training as well as doing some scouting and stuff during the season. Even though he struggled with injuries last year and retired this offseason, he might still have been good enough to …

2013 Cubs Prospects in Review: Pierce Johnson

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

Pierce Johnson is a 6-3, 170 pound right-handed starting pitcher. He was born May 10, 1991 and was drafted out of Missouri State in the 1st round (43) of the 2012 Draft. After Picking Albert Almora the Cubs picked pitcher after pitcher in the first 10 rounds because the organization lacked impact starting pitchers. Johnson entered the season as arguably …