Found November 20, 2011 on The Sports Bank:
Here’s a listing and synopsis of some of the top prospects in the Arizona Fall League. Many reside in the AL Central and NL Central divisions. The Chicago Cubs have two. by David Malamut Robbie Grossman    Pittsburgh Pirates Wil Myers      Kansas City Royals Junior Lake     Chicago Cubs Brian Dozier     Minnesota Twins Matt Adams     St. Louis Cardinals Josh Vitters     Chicago Cubs Terry Doyle     Chicago White Sox Brad Boxberger    Cincinnati Reds Grossman was the 6th round pick of the Pirates in the 2008 draft. The 21 year old outfielder hit .295 in 134 games for Bradenton of the Florida State League. This was his second straight year in Bradenton. He had 13 homers in 616 plate appearances with 34 doubles and two triples. Myers was the 3rd round pick of the Royals in 2009 this 20 year old kid spent last year in AA Northwest Arkansas; in 99 games he hit .254 with 8 homers and 49 driven in. In 2010 he split the season between the Royals two A level teams and hit .315 in 12

Zambrano Has Sense Knocked Into Him

Carlos Zambrano is widely regarded as one of the biggest douchebags in MLB. Friday night some Karmic retribution happened in Venezuela where the troubled Chicago Cubs starting pitcher was hurling the ball towards a batter when said ball was struck back towards him, nailing him in the face. The injury required 18 stitches to the side of his mouth and he has to sit out of games for...

Zambrano takes line drive to face in Venezuela

Chicago Cubs hurler Carlos Zambrano was taken to hospital for stitches after being struck in the face by a line drive in a Venezuelan Winter League game Friday night.Zambrano was hit by the ball in the sixth inning of the game between his Caribes de Anzoategui and the Navegantes del Magallanes. He left on his own power and went to a nearby hospital to get patched up.Zambrano reportedly...

Free Agent Stock Watch: Aramis Ramirez

Aramis Ramirez's free agency seemingly came at a great time.  2011 was his healthiest season since '08, and he bounced back offensively to win the National League's Silver Slugger award at third base.  Also to his benefit: he's the only free agent third baseman likely to be viewed as a starter at the position. The occasional trip to the disabled list had never...

How Good is Matt Garza?

The Cubs need to prioritize. As a struggling franchise, they need to significantly overhaul their roster and farm system. A possible trade chip, as Buster Olney wrote last monday, is Matt Garza. This year was excellent for Garza; to highlight a few of his achievements, he posted career bests in WAR, FIP-, and xFIP-. Much of his success can be traced to an improved strikeout rate...

Carlos Zambrano hit in face by line drive

Pitcher Carlos Zambrano, who’s trying to earn his way back to the Cubs for the final year of his contract, needed 16 stitches after being hit in the face by a line drive during his start Friday in a Venezuelan winter league game. The drive was deflected slightly by Zambrano’s glove before striking...

Cubs announce Cactus League schedule

Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will face his old Brewers team three times in Cactus League play, according to a schedule announced Monday by the team.

Cubs announce 2012 Spring Training schedule

The Cubs released their 2012 Spring Training schedule on Monday, which includes three meetings with new manager Dale Sveum's former team, the Brewers.

Source: Zambrano suffers soft tissue damage

Carlos Zambrano was hit in the head by a line drive in winter ball.

Carlos Zambrano recovering after being hit in the face

CHICAGO - Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano is on the mend after being hit the face with a line drive during...
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