Found July 11, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Ryan Dempster has always been a solid pitcher, and given that he regularly piles up the innings, has developed a reputation as a workhorse as well. The 35-year-old righty has battled quad and back injuries this season, but when he’s pitched, he has been spectacular. And now that he is back on the...

Dodgers Still In Talks For Garza, Dempster,

A quick update of some of the latest rumors from around the web. The Dodgers begin the second half of the 2012 season tomorrow, with 19 days until the non-waiver trade deadline, the hot stove is sure to get blazing hot over the next few days. The Cubs and Dodgers are talking Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster again, reports Jon Heyman. The Dodgers are seen across the league as the...

A VogelBomb and a VogelDub Lead Cubs to Victory

Dan Vogelbach blasted a 415-foot+ two-run home run over the right-centerfield fence in the bottom of the 4th and an RBI double off the LF fence in the bottom of the 6th (he also stole a base), and Lendy Castillo and four relievers combined to throw a two-hitter, as the AZL Cubs defeated the AZL Padres 4-2 in Arizona League action tonight at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ.   The game...

Cubs sign top pick Almora

The Chicago Cubs have signed outfielder Albert Almora, the No. 6 overall pick in last month's draft. The 18-year-old Almora played prep baseball at Mater Academy Charter in Hialeah Gardens, Fla., and had considered going to the University of Miami. He will report to the team's minor league complex in Mesa, Ariz. Almora, who throws and bats right-handed, hit .603 with six...

Insulting Ian Stewart (@IAN_STEWART_9) on Twitter?- yeah, that’s a class act

I know that sometimes as baseball fans, we get caught up in the heat of the moment and we shout profanities sometimes at baseball players, umpires and even baseball executives. But after a few moments of reflection we understand that we're wrong and that we shouldn't have done that. After all, no player, umpire or team executive makes a mistake on purpose. We're all human...

Cubs sign first round pick Albert Almora

The Chicago Cubs have signed their first round draft pick Albert Almora according to Jim Callis of Baseball America. Almora received a $3.9 million bonus from the Cubs. The value for the sixth overall pick is $3.5 million. Callis adds that Almora, who signed out of High School, has a lot of “tools and polish.” Image by fireflythegreat under the Creative Commons License Agreement.

Trade rumors: Dempster, Greinke and Quentin

Here's a running list of trade rumors around the Major Leagues: – The Los Angeles Dodgers are the favorites to acquire Ryan Dempster according to Jon Heyman of CBSSports. The Dodgers and Cubs have been discussing a deal for either Dempster or Matt Garza and even though the Dodgers have money to spend, the Cubs would rather get good prospects in return. Heyman adds that the...

Diamondbacks-Cubs Preview

The Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago Cubs had their issues during the season's first half, though both have reasons for optimism after finishing strong before the break. Ian Kennedy looks to guide Arizona to a fourth straight victory while Chicago rookie phenom Anthony Rizzo tries to stay hot in the opener of a three-game series Friday at Wrigley Field. The defending NL West...
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