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Matt Hilsinger and Daniel Robertson each smacked a two-run home run, leading the Athletics to a 7-4 victory over the Cubs in Cactus League Extended Spring Training action this morning at Papago Sports Complex Field #2 (AKA "Connie Mack Field") in Phoenix, AZ.
Kevin Encarnacion roped a two-run double down the RF line and Wilfredo Petit followed with an RBI single one out later to key a Cub rally in the top of the 9th, but it fell short and the A's hung-on to win the game.
RHP Ryan McNeil (Cubs 2012 3rd round draft pick) threw three innings of one-hit shutout ball in a losing cause.
Jorge Soler played CF and hit 3rd in the Cub lineup, going 1-5. He lined out sharply to left in the top of the 1st (outstanding diving catcher by A's LF Hilsinger), hammered a single through the 5.5 hole in the 4th, bounced out 6-3 in the 6th, and struck out (swinging) in his last two AB. Soler is now 1-8 (with three strikeouts) in two EXST games since arriving in Mesa last Thursday. (...
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Good news, everyone! Hisanori Takahashi and Brent Lillibridge have been designated for assignment.
Hisanori Takahashi was last relevant in 2011, when he was a relatively successful LOOGY/7th/8th inning guy. The wheels fell off in 2012 in 51 appareances between the Pirates and Angels. There's a great chance he makes it through waivers.
Brent Lillibridge was ONLY relevant in 2011...
When the Ricketts family first took over the Cubs, some of the first words out of their mouths were expressions of unbridled love of Wrigley Field. They were going to win and they were going to win in Wrigley Field. That was their story. Tom went around telling anybody who would listen that he once lived across the street from Wrigley. He skipped classes at University of Chicago...
This is a continuation of the weekly series of of writing about a Cubs prospect. Early on, I will be writing about guys that Dave and I did not cover in our Prospect Ratings. Links for past ratings and past profiles at at the end.
Who is Nick Struck?
Nick Struck was drafted in the 39th round of the 2009 Draft out of Mount Hood Community College in Gresham, Oregon. He's 1 of 44...
Chicago Cubs chairman Tom Ricketts believes the framework for a deal to renovate Wrigley Field will bring a World Series to a club and fan base that hasn’t seen a championship since 1908.
“This massive investment will help
A 105 year World Series drought does not just happen; unless you’re the loveable losers of course. The Boston Red Sox broke the 86 year curse of the bambino in 2004, and the Cross town White Sox broke their 80 plus year drought in 2005. Both 2004 in Boston and 2005 on the south side of Chicago were magical seasons, as any fan of either team would undoubtedly explain. Other...
The Cubs today will make some roster moves including the return of everyone's least favorite closer since Mel Rojas.
According to Twitter, the moves will be Darwin Barney being reinstated from the disabled list to begin his 2013 scrappy campaign. He'll be joined by 37-year-old Cody Ransom, which will give Barney a nice peak into his MLB future while also rescuing us fans...
MLB News: Tuesday the Chicago Cubs activated 2B Darwin Barney from the 15-day disabled list. He began the season on the disabled list because of a deep gash in his knee.
Fantasy Ramifications: Barney will be a mainstay in the Cubs lineup, not because of his bat but rather because of his superior defensive skills. His fantasy value is minimal at best due to his lack of power, speed...
Injury update: Steve Clevenger, who was going to get another start at 3B today, is instead on the sidelines with a strained oblique, suffered on the final, ugly swing in Saturday's loss. He is expected to miss at least six weeks.
The Cubs will go shorthanded today, then fill Clevenger's roster spot Tuesday, when Darwin Barney returns from his brief rehab stay in Iowa. (Barney...
The Chicago Cubs tied a major league record when Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden combined to throw five wild pitches in an inning.
Jackson threw two and Bowden three as the San Francisco Giants scored four runs in the sixth to take a 5-4 lead Sunday.
Rick Ankiel of the St. Louis Cardinals threw five wild pitches in the third inning of the 2000 NL division series opener against...
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Edwin Jackson and Michael Bowden tied a major league record by combining to throw five wild pitches in an inning, and the San Francisco Giants got another big assist from a Cubs pitcher in a three-run 10th in Sunday's 10-7 victory over Chicago.
The Cubs matched the record for wild pitches by a team in an inning during a four-run sixth that put San Francisco ahead 5-4, but the...
MLB News: The Chicago Cubs claimed infielder Cody Ransom off of waivers from the San Diego Padres on Tuesday. His role is expected to be the utility infielder for the Cubs. The journeymen veteran will be playing for his 8th team in 11 seasons.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
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A deal on Wrigley Field renovations has been reached! Early in this young MLB season, the talk hasn’t been about baseball but business negotiations instead. And it’s easy to understand why, most experts have the Chicago Cubs projected to lose 90+ games this season. So the ballpark seems more interesting than the results of the 2013 season.
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