JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-30-13

In Commentary And Analysis, Minor Leagues by dmick89

Round Rock Express 2 @ Iowa Cubs 7 Guillermo Monosco threw 5 innings, allowed 3 hits and a run on a walk, 6 strikeouts. The run he allowed was on a solo home run. Yoanner Negrin threw 2 innings, allowed 3 hits and a run. He struckout 3. Casey Coleman allowed a hit in an inning pitched and Rafael Dolis …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-28-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 10 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 6 In 6 innings today, Brooks Raley struck a batter out, walked 3 and gave up 2 home runs. He only gave up 4 runs, which is kind of impressive when you look at what I wrote first. It’s not at all impressive though. Hisanori Takahashi struck a batter out in one inning …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-25-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 9 @ Omaha Storm Chasers 3 Barrett Loux isn’t very good at baseball. He threw 4.2 innings, gave up 8 hits and walked 4. That’s almost 3 baserunners per inning. Esmailin Caridad walked 2 and struckout 3 over 2.1 innings. Cory Wade gave up 2 hits and a walk in .2 innings. Rafael Dolis got the save with …

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 4-22-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 5 @ Memphis Redbirds 2 Brooks Raley gave up 5 hits and 2 runs in 5.1 innings. He walked 2 and struckout 3. Zach Putnam, Rafael Dolis and Blake Parker finished the game without allowing any runs. He did give up 3 hits and walked 3 while striking out 5. 1B Brad Nelson was 2-4 with a home …

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Kyuji Fujikawa placed on DL

In News And Rumors by dmick89

The Cubs new closer, Kyuji Fujikawa has been placed on the 15-day DL. He has what they're calling a right forearm strain. "It can't get worse right now and being in an important role with the team if it's not helping the team and it's hurting them, it's better to make that decision," Fujikawa said through an interpreter. Fujikawa recently …

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-9-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 2 @ Round Rock Express 4 The Iowa Cubs are off to a fantastic 0-6 start after losing yet again last night. Chris Rusin threw 6 innings and allowed 7 hits and 4 runs. He walked 4, hit a batter, allowed a home run and struckout only 2. To give up only 4 runs was rather lucky. In …

Journeymen of Tomorrow: 4-6-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Iowa Cubs 3 @ Alburquerque Isotopes 8 There’s not a whole lot to like about the Iowa pitching staff. Brooks Raley threw 4 innings, allowed 7 hits and 4 runs. He struckout 3 and walked 2. Soon to be 29 year old Yoanner Negrin struckout 3 and walked 1 over 2 innings of work. Zach Putnam pitched 1.2 innings, allowed …

Journeymen of Tomorrow 4/4/13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

The minor league season is officially underway. All four full season affiliates began their season on Thursday. I would think these updates would evolve as the season goes on. I’d really like to highlight players we don’t typically consider prospects, as well as covering the prospects we all know about. My intention is to let the first part of that …

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Cubs players who are out of options

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by dmick89

There are 6 Cubs players who are out of options meaning they cannot be optioned to the minor leagues. They would have to be placed on waivers instead. Those players are: Michael Bowden, Welington Castillo, Rafael Dolis, Jeff Samardzija, Luis Valbuena and Travis Wood. There are no concerns that Jeff Samardzija would need to be optioned to the minors, but …