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The Cubs signed Hong Chih Kuo to a minor league contract according to Patrick Mooney. #Cubs have signed Hong-Chih Kuo, an All-Star in 2010, to a minor-league deal. He will report to Mesa. — Patrick Mooney (@CSNMooney) June 4, 2012 Kuo was once a pretty good reliever. Taking the average of the non-Fans projections available [...]
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ROUND 1 (6): Albert Almora, CF R/R, 6'2 180, 18 years oldMater Academy (Hialeah Gardens, FL) COMMENT: Rated best HS defensive outfielder and 2nd best HS hitter in draft by Baseball America... Gold Glove quality defender right now... has average arm strength but outstanding accuracy... is line-drive hitter with plus bat-speed... has just average speed for a centerfielder but is...
About 10 days ago we looked at what the Cubs have in terms of guaranteed contracts and we also signed Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza to long-term extensions. Since it's been 10 days I'll post the most relevant information here and we can move forward. Our roster We already have $54.3 million committed, but only [...]
Orange Guy had Jim Callis from Baseball America and Kevin Goldstein from Baseball Prospectus on the Cubs pre-pregame show today. The highlights Callis: Gaussman is the best player that actually has a chance of dropping to the Cubs, though the chance of him doing so is small (but nontrivial!) Cubs will probably draft Almora Callis [...]
What to expect?
I really like what Eric Wedge has been doing with this young Mariners team this season. The guy doesn’t seem afraid to shake things up. I didn’t mind him giving Chone Figgins a chance at lead off.
At the time it made sense.
It also made sense to bench him giving Dustin Ackley a shot up front. If Ichiro had actually been able to adjust to being a three hole...
As we go deeper into the MLB season, you get a feel for teams. The Seattle Mariners slumped into last place in the A.L. West, mainly because of a lack of offense. But as this week has shown, teams can still surprise. After putting a five game losing streak behind them, the Mariners won three out of their next five. More surprising, in each win the Mariners scored double digit runs...
I am likely not breaking any news by pointing out that the Cubs are having another awful season. Save for Ryan Dempster’s dominance and breakout seasons from Bryan LaHair and Jeff Samardzija, the roster lacks any signs of optimism for a franchise suspended in the eternal search for hope. Their offense is ranked 27h; their pitching only slightly ahead at 24th. They have posted a...
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Starlin Castro committed a major mental mistake on Monday that could put his playing time in jeopardy.
The Cubs shortstop forgot how many outs there were in the bottom of the 5th inning of the Giants-Cubs game in San Francisco. Giants shortstop Brandon Crawford was batting with the bases loaded, one out, and his team down 2-1. Crawford hit...
Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez has been scratched from Wednesday night's scheduled start because of lower-back pain, Manager Eric Wedge announced after Monday night's game, but that is not necessarily a good thing for the Angels.
The Angels have actually fared well against the 2010 American League Cy Young Award winner, who has a 6-10 career record and 3.80 earned...
If the Yankees make a deal for a starter at this year’s July 31st trade deadline it is likely that Matt Garza of the Cubs will be their top target, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports.
Heyman suggested that the Yankees like Garza over other potentially available starters such as Zack Greinke and Shaun Marcum of the Brewers and Ryan Dempster of the Cubs. He identified Wandy...
Mariners Escape Eighth Inning, Take Win
The Headline: despite an up and down game, the Seattle Mariners keep it together and start the week on the right foot.
Seattle Mariners 8, LA Angels 6
When: 10:05 ET, Monday, June 4, 2012
Where: Angel Stadium of Anaheim, LA
Umpires: Home — Tony Randazzo, 1B — Brian Gorman, 2B — Todd Tichenor, 3B — Larry Vanover...
I don't have much time today, so this will be a short preview. The Brewers are in bad shape, with several players (Chris Narveson, Mat Gamel, Marco Estrada, Alex Gonzalez, various catchers) out, Aramis Ramirez and Ryan Braun banged up, and others (Weeks) underperforming. The Cubs might be looking ahead to their next series with [...]
The Seattle Mariners pick 3rd overall in MLB's 2012 First Year Player Draft, which kicks off Tuesday Night. Who are the top players? Which direction are the Mariners leaning at 3? What local products are high on draft boards? SeattleClubhouse's Rick Randall reached out to some industry experts locally and nationally to get answers to these questions and more.
The second day of the draft kicks off at 11 am ct and is available on mlb.com. I'll update this thread with scouting reports and other links as the Cubs pick.
@Seattle Mariners (25-32) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (28-28)
Pitching Probables: SEA – Blake Beavan (3-4, 4.72 ERA) LAA – Garrett Richards (0-0, -.-- ERA)
Game Info: 7:05 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830
The Angels are back at .500! Woohooooo!!!! Thank you Ervin Santana!You know it really does not look like his two-faced Dr. Jekyll Mr.Hyde flip flop...