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Albert Almora is a right-handed center fielder, and just finished his age 19 season. He stands 6'2-180. He came to the Cubs as the first round pick in the 2012 draft. Taken sixth overall, Almora signed for an overslot $3.9 million to pry him away from a commitment to the University of Miami. Soon thereafter, he was sent to the AZL to begin his pro career.
Almora played in 33 games between the AZL and Northwest League in 2012, and hit like a man posessed, posting an overall line of .321/.331/.464 for the year. He spent the offseason reading rave reviews about himself, ranked in the top 3 across every major organizational top ten list (including taking the top spot in B-Pro's evaluation) and landing as a universal top-50 in the national lists. We'll get to the scouting reports below, but evaluators would consistently rave about his spectacular baseball instincts and makeup, his dedication, work ethic, and leadership qualities all projecting to make his slate of average-to-...
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Kris Bryant stands 6-5 and weighs 215 pounds. He was born on January 4, 1992 and was drafted out of the University of San Diego this year. He was the Cubs first pick (3rd overall) and was rated as the 3rd best draft prospect by Baseball America.
He plays 3rd base and es expected to be able to continue playing there, but there has been some talk of him later moving to right field...
The Chicago Cubs have had more than fifty managers since they last won the World Series in 1908. And depending on who you listen to, team brass might be dipping into their past in an effort to help lead the Cubs into the future.
Ladies and gentlemen, if you can believe ESPN's Bruce Levine, Greg Maddux is being considered for the Cubs vacant managerial gig. Or maybe it...
Who knows why somebody with the Chicago Cubs decided to chuck a bunch of Ron Santo memorabilia in a dumpster on Monday?
What's important is that it was recovered and will be returned to the proper hands .
And by that, we mean the hands of Jeff Santo, son of the late Cubs great.
Let's rehash a bit. First, the Cubs tossed several banners and a giant card signed by fans shortly...
I know all of you have been laying awake at night and wondering if you might get a chance to see either Billy Williams or Ernie Banks at the Cubs Convention in January. Sure, they have both been there every other year, and the Cubs never miss an opportunity to trot the 1969 Cubs out to talk about what might have been, but maybe Ernie has had enough and is willing to say the Cubs...
The Cubs haven’t won a thing in 105 years and when it comes to Joe Girardi the Yanks intend to keep it that way.
While reports surfaced Wednesday that ownership in Chicago believes the Yankee skipper is someone who could inject life and excitement into the moribund Cubs franchise and the disenchanted Wrigley faithful a source said the Yankees aren’t willing to even give them...
Sergio Alcantara belted a two-run triple, Daniel Palka ripped an RBI triple, and Jose Munoz laced an RBI double to highlight a five-run 8th, Chuck Taylor doubled, singled twice, stole a base, and scored three runs, and Brad Keller and four relievers combined to throw a three-hit shutout, as the Diamondbacks blanked the Cubs 7-0 in Arizona Instructional League action this morning...
Gioskar Amaya drilled two home runs and an RBI single, Jesse Hodges doubled twice, singled, and drove-in two runs, and Kelvin Freeman belted a two-run HR, leading the Cubs to a 9-4 victory over the Athletics in Arizona Instructional League action this afternoon at the Papago Park Sports Complex Field #2 (AKA "Connie Macjk Field") in Phoenix.Amaya also reached base on an...
Before the New York Yankees begin pursuing any free-agent players on the market – like their own Robinson Cano – they must first take care of Joe Girardi and his expiring contract.
Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Cubs are preparing themselves to make an offer to Girardi that would make him one of the two highest-paid managers in the majors...
On the 10th anniversary of the 2003 Chicago Cubs season-ending defeat to the Florida Marlins in Game 7 of the NLCS, Comcast SportsNet wil air a documentary about that memorable season highlighted by the Steve Bartman game. It’s entitled “5 Outs” and has a running time of 90-minutes.
“Catching Hell” by ESPN films was excellent. It focused on Bartman, and his whole backstory...
If Joe Girardi is serious about wanting to manage the Cubs then he might be staring at his last best shot.
Multiple sources say the Cubs are poised to make the Yankees’ skipper an offer that could make him one of the two highest-paid managers in the game from a Cubs ownership group and business side of the operation that has coveted him since long before Theo Epstein was hired...
You can't put a price on convenience.
Especially when that convenience allows Cubs fans the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the future.
As the big-league club marched toward a 96-loss season fans in the Chicagoland area could turn their attention to the prospects playing for the Kane County Cougars just 40 miles from Wrigley Field.
As an organization the Cubs have not had...
Once considered one of the team's top prospects Mat Gamel's time with the Milwaukee Brewers has come to an end. A day after the team placed him on waivers the first baseman was claimed by the Chicago Cubs.
Gamel 28 hasn't played since May of 2012 because of two different ACL tears in his right knee. Drafted by the Brewers in the fourth round of the 2005 draft Gamel quickly...
The Cubs recently fired manager Dale Sveum. Originally given a three-year contract prior to the 2012 season, Sveum was let go with a year remaining on his deal. In his two years leading Chicago, his teams went a combined 127-197. The Cubs won five more games this year than a season ago, but the fact that several of Chicago’s highly-touted youngsters failed to progress this...
Joe Girardi is a man in demand right now with his New York Yankees contract set to expire at the end of October.
The Chicago Cubs, who fired Dale Sveum earlier this week, are interested in making Girardi their next manager, per the Chicago Sun-Times.
Now, the Washington Nationals, and possibly the Cincinnati Reds, too, are interested in speaking with the 48-year-old about their managerial...
Joe Girardi has easily been the most coveted manager this offseason. He has drawn interest from the Chicago Cubs, Washington Nationals and the New York Yankees. Girardi is under contract with the Yankees until October 31 and the Yankees aren't likely going to let anyone talk to him.
The Chicago Cubs have shown serious interest in Girardi, but they may not even get a chance...