Found July 03, 2013 on BAseball Reality Tour:
The Chicago Cubs had a banner day retooling their farm system. In a few years, when the Cubs are looking good and have a surplus of power arms in the organization, we can look back on July 2, 2013.The international signing period opened today, and the Cubs snagged a few inspiring prospects, including shortstop Gleyber Torres, the #2 international prospect according Baseball America.In Caracas, Torres had an impromptu party and media session in Caracas this evening. Lider was there, took some great pictures, and shared this video (en Español)In the video, Torres basically just says that he needs to avoid any sense of stardom and continue to work hard every day so that, hopefully, he'll be in position to help the club in four or five years.Ben Badler at Baseball America provided a comp of Freddy Sanchez for Gleyber Torres. So did John Arguello over at Cubs Den. The Cubs Den piece is truly outstanding. If you haven't read it yet, stop reading this and read it now.Cubs Den has ...

Minor League Report: July 2nd International Window Is Here, Cubs Make a Splash

The international signing window has officially opened and the Cubs made a quick splash, signing 16-year old SS Gleyber Torres out of Venezuela to a signing bonus of $1.7M.  Torres ranked second on Baseball America’s Top 30 International Prospects List.  Who is he behind?  None other than outfielder Eloy Jimenez, who to many is a foregone conclusion to be a future Cubs prospect...

Cubs Trade Feldman to Orioles and Much, Much More!!!

Orioles acquire Feldman from Cubs

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed starting pitcher Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs, the Orioles announced Tuesday. The deal, first reported by ESPN's Keith Law, sends Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger to Baltimore in exchange for RHP Jake Arrieta, right-handed reliever Pedro Strop and an additional $380,000 to spend in the international market. The Orioles...

Orioles acquire RHP Feldman from Cubs

The Baltimore Orioles have acquired right-handed pitcher Scott Feldman from the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs dealt Feldman and catcher Steve Clevenger in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop as well as two international signing bonus slots from the Orioles. Feldman signed a one-year contract with the Cubs and went 7-6 with a 3.46 ERA in 15 starts this season...

Struggling Cubs Jettison Starter Scott Feldman to Orioles, Closer Carlos Marmol to Dodgers

CHICAGO — The Chicago Cubs dealt starting pitcher Scott Feldman to the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday and traded former All-Star Carlos Marmol to the Los Angeles Dodgers in exchange for veteran reliever Matt Guerrier. The Cubs got right-handed pitchers Jake Arrieta and Pedro Strop as well as two international signing bonus slots from the Orioles in exchange for Feldman and catcher...

Dodgers deal Guerrier to Cubs for Marmol

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago Cubs acquired right-handed reliever Matt Guerrier from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday in exchange for former All-Star Carlos Marmol. Guerrier is 25-33 with six saves and a 3.54 ERA over 10 seasons in the major leagues. He went 2-3 with a 4.80 ERA this season before being designated for assignment on Sunday. The Cubs designated Marmol for assignment...

Dodgers Acquire Carlos Marmol for Matt Guerrier, Cash Considerations; Marmol to Minors

The Dodgers completed a somewhat controversial swap of DFA’d relief pitchers today, sending Matt Guerrier to the Chicago Cubs for Carlos Marmol and cash considerations. The Dodgers have acquired Carlos Marmol and cash considerations for Matt Guerrier. (Image source: at

Colon’s Win Streak Comes to an End, A’s Fall to Cubs

Bartolo Colon had won his previous eight starts, however Wednesday night was a different story for the AL pitcher of the month for June. Matt Garza out-dueled Colon, keeping the A’s hitters off balance all evening, and the Chicago Cubs came up with enough timely hitting to beat the A’s 3-1. “It was a good match up, two pretty good pitchers obviously. We just had a tough time...

Chicago Cubs vs. Oakland A’s: Game Two Preview

Tonight at 7:05 p.m., Bartolo Colon (11-2 , 2.79 ERA) takes the mound for the A’s, as the club hosts the Chicago Cubs for just the second time ever in Oakland. After the game, fans will be invited to sit on the outfield grass for the first of four fireworks nights at the Coliseum in 2013. Colon was 5-0 with a 1.75 ERA in June, and has been named the American League Pitcher...

LA Kings mascot cautions Dodgers against Carlos Marmol trade

A report on Monday said the Los Angeles Dodgers were closing in on a trade for Carlos Marmol, whom the Chicago Cubs designated for assignment last week. Marmol has been pretty bad this season — and the last two for that matter — so many were wondering why the Dodgers would want him. He is [...]

Chicago Cubs actually get something for Carlos Marmol! LOL at L.A. Dodgers

The Chicago Cubs today acquired pitcher Matt Guerrier from the LA Dodgers in exchange for local punchline Carlos Marmol. Yes, somebody actually gave up something for Carlos Marmol. I’m laughing as hard at the Dodgers as you are. Carlos Marmol was perhaps the worst closer ever in Cubs history; and this is a franchise with a history of bad closers. Los Angeles also acquired something...

Feldman to Orioles

Scott Feldman has been traded from the Cubs to the Baltimore Orioles (very excited about this one). Read more HERE. He should be slotted in as a starter.

Cubs trade Carlos Marmol to Dodgers

Yesterday I wrote that the Dodgers and Cubs were close to a deal involving Carlos Marmol. Today, it is complete. The Dodgers have acquired Carlos Marmol from the Cubs for Matt Guerrier, according to Jon Morosi of Fox Sports. The deal appeared imminent yesterday as the two sides were talking, but something must have delayed it. Now, the deal is done and the Dodgers have Carlos...
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