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That sound you heard Friday night on Twitter was confusion. Allow me to explain.
Not long ago, Jose Canseco hit the Twitters with some suggestions as to how he'd fix the Chicago Cubs. And while team president Theo Epstein seemingly didn't reply to the embattled slugger's requests...CBS baseball analyst Jon Heyman did.
And, finally, ten days later, Canseco pieced together a nearly perfect response to everyone's favorite punching bag.
So, who you got...Canseco or Heyman? And, yes, thankfully, "neither" is an appropriate response.
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Mesa vs. Surpsise
Jorge Soler, 1-5, 2 R, 2 K
Jorge Soler reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Ryan Rua.
Jorge Soler singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Mitch Haniger. Zach Borenstein to 3rd.
Jorge Soler strikes out swinging.
Jorge Soler grounds out, shortstop Derrik Gibson to first baseman Jorge Alfaro.
Jorge Soler strikes out swinging.
Kris Bryant, 2-5, HR,...
Four pitchers combined to toss a four-hit shutout, as the Cubs blanked the Dodgers 2-0 in AZ Instructional League action this aftenoon at Fitch Park Field #4 in Mesa. Both Daury Torrez and Jose Rosario threw three innings of shutout ball with four strikeouts, but Rosario was especially effective, retiring nine of the ten men he faced (allowing no hits and one walk as he picked...
This is the first of a many-part roundtable between sitrick, dmick, and myself. We touch on many minor league topics (so many, in fact, that we still haven't finished the roundtable!), the first of which is presented today.
Myles: I'm here. What would you like to discuss first?
dmick: Our Top 4s? Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and either Albert Almora or Pierce Johnson...
Entering the season, the 2013 Chicago Cubs bullpen needed a lot of help. That is why team president Theo Epstein and general manager Jed Hoyer went to Japan and brought back closer Kyuji Fujikawa from the Hanshin Tigers of the Japan Central League. A very successful closer for Hanshin, Fujikawa signed a two-year contract with the Cubs worth $9 million plus a club option for 2015...
Trey Martin laced three doubles (one line-drive into the LF corner, one line-drive off the left-field fence, and one line drive into the left-center alley), walked, drove-in two runs, and scored another, Jesse Hodges singled twice, doubled, collected two RBI, and scored twice, and Michael Wagner threw three innings of one-hit shutout ball, as the Cubs outlasted the Angels 10...
Mesa 8 v Salt River 1
Only Almora and Armando Rivero played.
Albert Almora: 2-5, 2 R, 3B, 3 RBI
Albert Almora grounds out, third baseman Jake Lamb to first baseman Andy Burns.
Albert Almora flies out to left fielder Todd Glaesmann.
Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to third baseman Jake Lamb.
Albert Almora grounds into a double play, shortstop Cristhian Adames to second...
The Cubs have narrowed their focus now to a couple of possible candidates for the open managerial position on the team, as interviews have been set up with coaches and managers around the league. At the top of the list is former Cleveland Indians manager Manny Acta and former Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch. other set-ups have gone on as well including San Diego Padre bench...
Keep up with the Cubs manager search with Northsiders Report as we track all the candidates for the Cubs’ 53rd manager in franchise history. Theo Epstein said he wants a new skipper before the GM/Owners Meetings begin Nov. 11.
Former Chicago White Sox and Miami Marlins skipper Ozzie Guillen has his sights set on a new job.
With the Chicago Cubs.
“All my kids ask me that, 'Would you ever manage the Cubs if they asked?'” Guillen told CSN Chicago. “Hey, this is my business. This is my job. Of course I will. If I win in this town…I don’t know what they’re going to think about...
"Holy cow!" That's all I could think while watching week 5. For some reason, watching some of the truly awful teams in the league conjured images of Harry Caray and the Chicago Cubs.
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