Found July 24, 2012 on
In his third AB in just his first professional game, Cubs 2012 1st round draft pick Albert Almora (Mater Academy - Hialeah Gardens, FL) blasted a two-run HR over the LF fence and onto the berm in front of the scoreboard to cap a three-run 5th, leading the AZL Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the AZL Brewers in Arizona League action tonight at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
In addition to Almora's heroics, Ben Carhart had four hits (all singles) and scored a run, and Shawon Dunston Jr singled, doubled, and walked, and sored twice.
Almora played CF and batted 3rd in the lineup.
Hitting with a 0-1 count, he reached base on an E-3 (easy roller fumbled by the Brewers 1st baseman) with one out and a runner at 2nd in his first AB in the top of the 1st, and then he hit a soft line-drive back to the pitcher on an 0-2 pitch with a runner at 2nd base and two outs in the top of the 3rd, before connecting on his two-run blast off Brewers RHP Zachary Quintana on an 2-0 pitch with ...
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Apparently, this whole idea of the Cubs trading pitchers Ryan Dempster and/or Matt Garza isn't going to be as easy as some people might have thought. Both pitchers started this weekend in St. Louis, with mixed results. The more serious situation is with Garza, who left Saturday night's start after three innings with right-triceps cramping. X-rays proved negative, and Garza...
The Cubs may be having a horrendous season, but it’s nice to see they are still having some fun. Big changes for the better were expected in Chicago when Theo Epstein took the reins, and in his first season as GM Cubs fans have seen the complete opposite. The Cubs are 38-56, in last place in the NL Central and are looking to be sellers at the trade deadline. None of that nonsense...
David O'Brien started it all with a tweet saying that the Braves were close to finalizing a deal for a starting pitcher and then Jon Heyman, Jerry Crasnick and Jason Stark said it was Ryan Dempster.
Here's a top 20 Braves prospect list to start speculating upon. I'm hoping Cubs can get one of Randall Delgado or Mike Minor and another decent arm.
The Braves aren't waiting around for Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster
Atlanta Braves General Manager, Frank Wren, told a local sports talk radio station this morning that his team has “moved on” from the Ryan Dempster deal. In an interview on 680 The Fan in Atlanta, Wren said the parameters for the deal “expired yesterday”.
Chicago Cubs ace Ryan Dempster was believed to be near...
Look almost anywhere sports-related online that the Atlanta Braves have acquired Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster in a trade. In fact, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the deal is done:
Ryan Dempster, on the other hand. Says that there is no trade and he "does not know where it's coming from":
The Braves and the Cubs may have agreed what players they...
Ron Santo, HOF. Bittersweet, yet hasn't that been the Cub way in Ronnie's life?
Vicki Santo, Ron's wife, in her acceptance speech today for Ronnie at the Cooperstown Hall of Fame ceremonies:
God, how he loved the Cubs and Cubs fans. He would be so grateful you came here today to share this with him. I don't know of anyone who had
more friends than Ron...
The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs are on the verge of a trade that would send starting pitcher, Ryan Dempster, to the Braves. Mark Bowman of MLB.com is stating on Twitter that Randall Delgado could be moved from Atlanta to Chicago in the deal, but that is yet to be determined. Confirmed Ryan Dempster is [...]
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The late Ron Santo, star third baseman for the Chicago Cubs and
later a broadcaster for the team, has been inducted into the
National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.