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Shawon Dunston Jr ripped an RBI single and a three-run inside-the-park HR and Lendy Castillo threw three innings of shutout ball, leading the AZL Cubs to an 11-8 victory over the AZL Athletics in Arizona League action tonight at Field #2 (Connie Mack Field) at the Papago Park Sports Complex in Phoenix, AZ.
Dunston was mired in 2-20 slump before slicing an RBI single to left to drive-in Jacob Rogers from 3rd base with one out in the top of the 4th, and then he ripped a line-drive to CF in the top of the 6th that bounced past A's CF B. J. Boyd (who made an ill-advised dive trying to catch the liner) and rolled all the way to the CF fence, allowing Dunston to score behind Justin Marra and Garrett Schlecht with the inside-the-park job.
In addition to Dunston's contributions, Danny Lockhart tripled, singled, and walked, and scored three runs, Jacob Rogers doubled twice (one of which knocked-in two runs) and walked, and Dan Vogelbach walked three times, scored a ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Ryan Dempster's talents extend beyond the the baseball field as he showed host Tim Kurkjian on ESPN's "Baseball Tonight."
Dempster— riding an incredible 33-inning consecutive scoreless streak— did a pretty good impression of Fat Bastard from the Austin Powers movies during an interview and the Chicago Cubs starter had Kurkjian giggling like a school girl while...
It was showcase central all weekend at Wrigley Field. On Saturday, Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster showed off his wares for the scouts in attendance by picking up the win in a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was Matt Garza's turn Sunday, and he worked seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 Chicago victory. The Cubs are in full "seller" mode as...
Everybody had a pretty ****** game. Brett Jackson has now struck out in 20 straight games.
Logan Watkins was 2-4 with a sb, his 17th of the year.
Ronald Torreyes was 2-5 and is now batting .249. It looks like he is continuing to get back on track after a rough start. Rob Whitenack went 4.2 IP giving up 2 ER, 3 walks and striking out 3.
Its was hopefully...
Brett Jackson went 2-5 with a stolen base and somehow DID NOT STRIKE OUT!!! Vitters was 2-4 and Chris Volstad was super ****** on the mound.
Logan Watkins continues to be one of the very few things worth talking about in AA. Yesterday he hit 2-5 with a triple. His average is up to .282.
Matt Szczur hit 3-4 and Ronald Torreyes continues to rebound batting...
Brett Jackson hit a triple. He also struck out. That is all.
Logan Watkins was 3-6 and swiped his 18th bag of the year. Watkins is now sporting a stylish .370 OBP and will most likely end up in Iowa next season. Jae Hoon Ha was also 3-6 and hit his 4th HR of the year. On the pitching side of things Zach Rosscup earned a K on 5 of the 6 outs he recorded which is great...
WILL NOT BE IGNORED
A Massachusetts woman was arrested near the home of Cubs president Theo Epstein after telling police she was "inviting Mr. Epstein to go to church."
Ryan Dempster's first choice is the Los Angeles Dodgers and his second is the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources.
Whether the veteran right-hander would allow the Cubs to trade him to another team could be determined in the next several days.
Dempster, as a player with 10 years of service, the last five with the same team, has the right to veto any deal.
I went to the Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks game on Saturday to drink watch the game at one of the rooftops. While there I came across some guy wearing a #11 Jones Cubs shirt and for the life of me couldn’t figure out who it was. I can pretty much tell you who was the backup catcher for the San Diego Padres 5 years ago (Michael Barrett) so figuring out who a player that...
While climbing into playoff contention still seems very unlikely, the Chicago Cubs have proven plenty formidable over the last three-plus weeks.
Travis Wood has been a big part of that success.
Looking to win a career-high fifth consecutive start, Wood takes the mound as the Cubs try for a season-best fifth victory in a row Tuesday night in the first of three with the visiting...
Here are a few updates on the trade front, via MLBTR.
**The Pirates were one of six teams scouting Matt Garza this weekend, according to ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla. I wouldn’t read much in to it other than due diligence. There’s usually a big gap between scouting a player and trying to trade for him. It’s also important to note that Garza was going up against Arizona. So...
Not even Steinbeck could predict the magnitude of the current depression.
To judge from all the negative buzz I've seen around the interwebs heading into this series, you'd think that Zambrano is starting all three games and Cubs fans should boo the crap out of him. However, he is slated to start zero games in this series. Which is a bummer, because I love watching Z pitch.
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With the July 31 trade deadline approaching, a handful of players are being dangled as trade bait. Whether it's All-Star caliber players, borderline standouts or role players, there's a bevy of talent available. A player's contract -- and the emergence of farm hands -- usually triggers the process. Before the swapping season begins, NESN.com took a look at the biggest...
Source: The Red Sox are aggressive in the pursuit of Ryan Dempster. Cubs going through their process on the right-hander.
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 16, 2012
I was thinking that Ryan Dempster would probably not be traded, but with as many as 10 teams interested I'm thinking the odds of him being dealt are increasing. I'm also thinking the odds of the Cubs acquiring...