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When closer Tom Gordon got injured right before the season started in 2002, the Chicago Cubs got desperate for a replacement. They made a trade with the Florida Marlins for their closer Antonio Alfonseca and Starting Pitcher Matt Clement. Going to the Marlins, as a throw in, in that deal, was Dontrelle Willis. Now, in Spring Training 2013, Willis is back with the Cubs, as a non roster invitee, and looking to resurrect his career. After joining the Marlins, Willis made his MLB debut on May 9, 2003. From there he had a season that nobody saw coming. Willis, with his unique pitching style and very quirky deliver, won the 2003 National League Rookie of the Year. He went 14-6 with a 3.30 ERA, and helped the Marlins win the World Series Title. For the next few years, Willis became one of the best pitchers in all of baseball.
Long story short, since then Willis has been terrible, bouncing around the league landing with the Detroit Tigers, Arizona Diamondba...
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In his latest attempt at a comeback, Chicago Cubs pitcher Dontrelle Willis lasted just seven pitches in a cactus league game on Monday. The left hander made an unscheduled appearance in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers and exited the game after just seven pitches, aided off the field with a trainer.
Willis, the runner up for the 2005 NL Cy Young Award was seen pointing to his...
Dioner Navarro blasted a three-run home run to cap a four-run 1st inning, and Jeff Samardzija and six relievers combined to throw a six hitter, as the Cubs edged the San Francisco Giants 4-3 in the Cubs 2013 Cactus League home opener before a sparse crowd (7,784) this afternoon at cool & blustery Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.
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Last month the Chicago Cubs announced a plan for $300 million in renovations to 99-year-old Wrigley Field in an attempt to maximize revenue from the ballpark. But those plans may run afoul of another local, very symbiotic business. Although the Ricketts family, which bought the Cubs in 2009, has said that the money will not come from public sources, it’s another revenue streak...
File this first under the “this sucks” department, as one of the key Yankees players, Curtis Granderson, is out for about ten weeks after getting plunked on the forearm today. Broken bones take time to heal and the general guess is that Granderson will be out for about a month of the 2013 regular season.
Naturally that didn’t prevent a lot of sportswriters and fans from speculating...
Apparently, CF isn't as loaded as I thought (for my purposes, Soler is a RF, not a CF). There's at least one top 3-5 teamwide prospect in here, and a few ok-ish prospects as well, but it's not a surplus of value like I thought when I started.
MESA, Ariz. -- Over the past four seasons, 19 major league pitchers have averaged 200 innings or better per season. Only two of them have done it pitching for four different teams: Cy Young winner Cliff Lee and Edwin Jackson.
Jackson's vagabond career takes him to another baseball home for 2013: The Chicago Cubs. This time, he hopes to put down roots.
The Cubs will be his sixth...
Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano open to reunion with New
York Yankees., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/soriano-open-to-return-to-yanks
In the 1980s and early 1990s, MacGyver ruled the airwaves as one of the most popular classic action shows on broadcast TV. Played by Richard Dean Anderson, the hero of the show was staunchly anti-gun and very involved in social activism, while at the same time solving crimes and defeating bad guys with science. It was actually intriguing how a former special ops agent would be...
Former New York Yankee and current Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso
Soriano told the New York Daily News he would consider approving a
trade that would bring him back to the Bronx., http://juicedsportsblog.com/sports-news/news/soriano-open-to-return-to-yankees