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Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues:
– The Oakland Athletics are shopping Brian Fuentes according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. He adds that the veteran lefty is owed more than $3 million on his contract including a $500,000 buyout on next year's $6.5-million club option.
Fuentes, 36, is 2-2 with a 6.85 ERA, 1.9 HR/9, 3.4 BB/9 and 6.5 SO/9 in 23.2 innings this season with the A's.
– Back in May, the Chicago Cubs let everybody know that almost every player was available. Today, Heyman wrote that the Cubs are willing to eat part of Ryan Dempster's $14 million salary if they get a good prospect in return. “The Cubs' goal is to get players and not worry about money,” says Heyman. One of the teams interested in Dempster are the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Dempster, 35, is 3-3 with a 2.11 ERA, 0.7 HR/9, 2.4 BB/9 and 7.3 SO/9 in 81.0 innings with the Dodgers in 2012.
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Brett Jackson strikeout watch-3. Yearly total-110
Jae Hoon Ha hit his 3rd HR of the year. Ha is a lot like Lake in the fact that BA has always liked him but I never really got excited about him. That holds true still as I don't see this guy as anything but a 4th OF. Michael Burgess hit 2 HR's of his own and is slugging .450 on the year.
In just his second AB in his first professional game, 19-year old SS David Bote (Cubs 2012 18th round draft pick out of Neosho CC) blasted a three-run home run off the LF scoreboard, carrying the AZL Cubs to a 5-4 victory over the AZL Angels in Arizona League action this evening at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
Bote also walked and stole a base, and he made a nice defensive stop...
Cubs fans have not had much to cheer about when it comes to the 2012 team. With an abysmal record, a fire sale on the horizon and guys like Jeff Baker and Luis Valbuena seeing significant playing time, fans have been just looking for something to cling to as a reason to get excited.
Well, that item has arrived, as the Cubs’ top prospect, Anthony Rizzo, made his debut last night...
Chicago Cubs' pitchers Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza are just a couple of big names potentially on the market heading into the trade deadline. Thanks to a listener topic, the crew discusses which teams will be buyers and sellers, and who we would personally Buy or Sell. This segment was recorded before the Boston Red Sox traded Kevin Youkilis to the Chicago White Sox.
List of SS with 400+ hits and .300+ average at age of 22: bbref.com/pi/shareit/z6p… Maybe people should stop complaining about Starlin Castro.
— Matt Meyers (@mtmeyers) June 27, 2012
That list, if you can't or don't want to click through, has four players besides Castro on it: Alex Rodriguez, Arky Vaughan, Rogers Hornsby and a guy named...
As one who ordinarily dislikes slack moments, I tend to plan things down to the second. It's a practice that often leaves little margin for error and sometimes results in small mishaps. Because as much as you try, you can't fully allow for externalities. One of those is the Chicago Transit Authority, not a sturdy peg on which to hang a daily calendar. The online tracker...
The Oakland A's recalled first baseman Chris Carter from Class AAA Sacramento and sent down right-hander Tyson Ross, csnbayarea.com reported Friday. Carter hit .279 with 12 home runs and a team-high 53 RBI for the River Cats. He has batted just .167 in 39 games with the A's since 2010. Ross, who has been shuttled back and forth between Oakland and Sacramento, is 2-8 with...
Cubs go for the sweep!!!
A solid debut for Rizzo yesterday, going 2/4 with a double and the game-winning RBI, even if the official scorer was a little kind...
The Chicago Cubs will probably lose 105+ games this season (the club record is 103), so in this most dreadful of seasons tonight was pretty much their Super Bowl. It’s the first “green shoot” of the Theo Epstein- Jed Hoyer regime, a huge night for Cubs fans and the long term view. And a reason for extra media to show up.
With over a century on ineptitude, Cub fans are always...
When the Cubs visited Houston a month ago, the Astros were a few games below .500 and the buzz around the team was relatively positive. Few Astros fans expected the team to be very good, but they were outperforming expectations and were at least watchable. The new, saber-inclined management stole Jed Lowrie from the Red Sox in a reverse Ed Wade move, trading an overvalued Veteran...
First off, my apologies for the lack of a DD over the last two days. I had some very interesting computer problems. Technology just hates me this month. Anyway, last night in the Cubs-Mets game, highly touted Cubs first base prospect Anthony Rizzo made his Chicago debut. Hitting in the three hole in the Cubs lineup, Rizzo lived up to the lofty expectations (at least for one...
Paul Maholm is winless in his last eight starts for the Chicago Cubs, while Houston Astros starter Bud Norris has failed to win in his last four.
Both pitchers, however, have had some success against the other's club, and they'll oppose each other Friday afternoon in the opener of a three-game set at Wrigley Field.
Maholm (4-6, 5.38 ERA) is 11-6 with a 3.31 ERA in 20 career...
Sure, I can sit here and regurgitate the news of the week as I normally do, or, I can try to change it up, get a little creative and try to have some fun. Because talking about this 2012 Cubs is just too hard, and I do not want to do it right now.
So, in its first installment, here is:
“Rambling from June 29th, 2014 (also my 35 birthday) …
• Do you really think Rizzo can...