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The Cubs dealt away another veteran player on Sunday, sending utility man Jeff Baker to the Tigers for two players to be named.
Baker has played mostly first base, second base and right field this year, batting .269 with a .753 OPS, four home runs and 20 RBIs in 54 games. The 31-year-old is a career .304 hitter against left-handed pitchers. — Andrew Simon
It's not the least bit surprising to see this trade and it will be interesting to see who the players they get in return end up being.
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The Chicago Cubs have traded infielder Jeff Baker to the Detroit Tigers for two players to be named later according to Patrick Mooney of CSNChicago.
Baker, 31, hit .269/.306/.448 with 4 HR's, 20 RBI's and a 102 OPS+ in 144 plate appearances for the Chicago Cubs in 2012.
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So pretty much out of nowhere yesterday, the Cubs decided to promote Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters. In a lost season, where getting the #1 draft pick is more important than winning 70 games, I'm all for going with the youth movement. Now when the Cubs were keeping Rizzo in the minors to delay his shot at free agency, TheJedi were spouting that they like their prospects to get...
The Detroit Tigers traded for utilityman Jeff Baker on Sunday, sending a pair of minor-leaguers to be named later to the Chicago Cubs Continue reading →
There isn't anyone left in Iowa to write about so lets just say Casey Coleman had a good start. Also, Esmalin Caridad should be back up in the pen. He has been very tough this year.
Trey McNutt struck out 3 and allowed 1 ER in 3 IP. I thought they would keep this guy in 1 inning situations to see how he responded to that role but if anything it seems he is getting...
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Ouch.Joe Mather had a rotten night with the glove.I mean - plenty of effort, right?But all Mather will remember is Matt Kemp saying he "had a little help" with his game-winning home run that bounced off Mather's glove like a mini-trampoline and then went over the fence.Later, Mather would make another grand effort, diving at a line drive (can't...
Per MICubs. Both Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters are in uniform in LA for todays game. Go nuts.
The total makeover of the Chicago Cubs continued Sunday. After much speculation and anticipation, the Cubs selected the contract of center fielder Brett Jackson from Iowa and recalled third baseman Josh Vitters from the Class AAA club. They also traded infielder/outfielder Jeff Baker to the Tigers for two players to be named. Outfielder Tony Campana was optioned to Iowa. Jackson...
The euphoria of Detroit's stunning 10-8 comeback win over Cleveland in the 10th inning Sunday partially
hid a move the Tigers made that had ripple effects in the team's clubhouse. Detroit announced just at game time it was acquiring utility man Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs in
return for two as-yet unnamed players. The Tigers are hopeful Baker can do for them what...
Chicago Cubs right-hander Matt Garza has been placed on the 15-day disabled list and will be shut down ''indefinitely,'' general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday.
Garza hasn't pitched since he felt stiffness in his right elbow in a July 21 start at St. Louis. An MRI of his elbow showed some irritation at the tip of a bone in what is being characterized a '&...
"Dealin'" Dave Dombrowski looks to be done with the midseason remake of the Detroit Tigers. Sunday's acquisition of Jeff Baker from the Chicago Cubs, for two players to be named by the end of October, seems likely to complete the roster adjustment a contender would hope to make as it readies for the final two months of the regular season. An injury appears to...
Starlin Castro has established himself at the big league level and he's going to get better. How much so? Who really knows, but even if he never got any better, he's still an above average shortstop currently making league minimum.
Anthony Rizzo hasn't established himself as Castro has, but he's more than shown in his first couple months with the Cubs that he belongs...
The addition of Anthony Rizzo made the Chicago Cubs from a 105 loss team to a 90-95 loss MLB team. Sure, it’s still the dregs, but bringing up the NL Rookie of the month was still good for a 10-15 game swing. How about the next top prospect out of Iowa?
Brett Jackson is now here.
The Chicago Cubs today selected the contract of outfielder Brett Jackson and recalled infielder Josh...
Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, two of the Cubs' top prospects, made their Major League debuts on Sunday afternoon against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson were called up on Sunday. Here’s what I just said on Friday when I told you to pick Vitters up, “(He) comes with high expectations simply because Cubs fans are like a 104-year-old virgin who would just love to touch the playoffs’ boobies. He has solid power and this year he’s finally taking a free pass (not dramatically, but he’s been...