Found October 30, 2012 on
The Cubs hired Derek Johnson as their minor league pitching coordinator. Apparently this is a bit of a coup, but it might as well have been Bugs Bunny for all I know about minor league pitching coaches. But I'm supposed to pretend that I'm some sort of authority on these subjects, so here's what I uncovered on the man, the myth, the legend.
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Chicago Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney tonight was awarded the 2012 National League Rawlings Gold Glove for defensive excellence at his position, the first Gold Glove of his career and the first by a Cubs second baseman in 21 years.
Barney is the first Cubs player to win a Rawlings Gold Glove since first baseman Derrek Lee in 2007 and the first Cubs second baseman to win the...
First off, Darwin Barney is a "finalist" for a Gold Glove at second base...as if they dont' already know the winner. But they've decided to drum up interest by naming the top 3 or 4 at each position and then announcing the winner in a televised event on ESPN2 tomorrow. Holy overkill Batman!
As for the rumor, it's that the Angels are trying to ditch Dan Haren...
The Cubs have hired Vanderbilt assistant Derek Johnson as their minor league pitching coordinator.
Johnson spent the past 11 seasons as the Commodores' pitching coach, helping the 2011 team reach the College World Series. Two pitchers on that team were selected the early picks in the amateur draft, with Sonny Gray going to Oakland at No. 18 and Tampa Bay taking Grayson Garvin...