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The Chicago Cubs were dealt a bit of bad news today. The team confirmed that Javier Baez, regarded by many as the top prospect in the Cubs’ farm system, has fractured his left thumb. The injury will keep Baez out for the remainder of the Fall season, where he was struggling with a .211 batting average. Despite his low average, the 2011 first-round pick had been selected for the AFL Rising Star’s game, due largely to his four home runs and 16 RBI, which were near the top of the league.
The 19-year old was one of the youngest players in the AFL, but his time has been cut short . To add insult to injury, the fracture was not even a result of something during the game according to general manager Jed Hoyer.
“It sounded like it was a celebratory high five or some kind of thing,” Hoyer said according to EPSN Chicago.
While it is disappointing that Baez will miss the rest of the AFL, the injury is not expect to keep him out for any extended period of time. While he spent 2012 in Single-A ...
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I enjoy looking at the projections for the upcoming season when they're released. Sometimes I enjoy it more than others. If the Cubs are going to be good I'm excited. When they aren't, not so much. This is one of those years. Despite that, Berselius and I have posted projections for the Cubs going back [...]
A day after sending Ervin Santana to the Royals, the Angels traded away another high priced player on Friday, sending ace Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos Marmol.
UPDATE: The trade is not complete.
The Twitterverse has exploded with rumors that Carlos Marmol is headed to the Angels for Dan Haren. Money details and confirmation from the Cubs has yet to come.
I should mention that I did call this as the most likely trade for the Cubs in the comments the other day. It might come off as bragging, but I'm really just reminding myself to go buy a lottery ticket.
Cubs "losing" a bunch of players to free agency/waivers Team MVP Shawn Camp was the only officially official free agent on the roster, but a few other players have opted for free agency after being kicked off the Cubs 40-man roster. Apparently they don't realize that "cut from the Cubs roster" is not going to [...]
There are multiple reports that the Cubs and Angels have traded Carlos Marmol for Dan Haren.The Angels seemed reluctant to keep Haren on a $15.5m option year. Per Robothal, the Angels might kick in the $3.5m that they would have had to pay for Haren's buyout. Bruce Levine has confimed the deal, however there are [...]
Dan Haren was traded to the Chicago Cubs for relief pitcher Carlos Marmol on Friday, ending what was a few days of rumors concerning the future of the former Angels starting pitcher.
Reports stated last month that the Angels were unlikely to retain Haren after the season, and that turned out to be the case. Haren spent two and a half seasons with the Angels after being acquired by...
Dan Haren didn't have a bad year necessarily. He did have a year in which he hit the disabled list for the first time in his career and saw his ERA balloon. The Los Angeles Angels now have to make a decision about Haren, his durability, and his future. Does one injury in a decade-long career mean there will be more to come? Does the anomaly of the 2012 season mean Haren...
Details are still trickling out, but it appears that the Angels have finally pulled the trigger on the inevitable Dan Haren trade. Multiple Spanish-language reports claim that Haren has been dealt to the Chicago Cubs for Carlos Marmol.
Carlos Marmol (Cubs) have been traded to the Angels. The pitcher confirms the move to @elcariberd. "Anaheim is a good team".