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New Orleans Zephyrs 2 @ Iowa Cubs 1 (10 innings)
Boring. Mike Olt was 1-5 with 3 strikeouts, and, well, that'll happen. Josh Vitters, in left, went 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. A Donnie Murphy forceout tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, but Yoanner Negrin's 1 run 10th gave the game back to New Orleans. Brad Nelson had three hits. On the pluls side, Brooks Raley had a nice start.
Tennessee Smokies 6 @ Huntsville Stars 1
Javier Baez now has more HR (6) than singles (5). He went 2-5 with a double and a jack, and struck out twice. Justin Bour, Rubi Silva, and John Andreoli each also doubled. Bour had a home run as well. Rafael Lopez went 1-2 with a HR and two walks, great performance. Arismendy Alcantara continues to be ice-cold, going 0-5. Despite that, Alcantara is still having a very good season for someone his age and level. He has a .364 wOBA, which is good for a 132 wRC+.
dmick89: Dae-Eun Rhee had a solid start going 5 innings and allowing 5 hits and a run. He struckout 6 and walked 3. Rhee was a highly regarded prospect a few years who suffered an arm injury. Yeiper Castillo, Hunter Cervenka and Zach Rosscup each pitched hitless innings. Tony Zych gave up a couple hits, but no runs in the 9th.
Kane County Cougars 1 @ Beloit Snappers 5
Gioskar Amaya was 0-4 with a couple strikeouts. Reggie Golden was 2-4 with a double and the team's only RBI. Albert Almora was 1-4 with a double and Dan Vogelbach was 0-4. Amaya and Jeimer Candelario have turned their seasons around since I last wrote one of these. Marco Hernandez has had a terrible season and much of the shine has come off of him.
Rehabbing Scott Baker started the game and did not pitch well. Results don't really matter in these rehab starts, but you'd be happier to see good ones than bad ones. He gave up 5 hits and 2 walks in 3 innings. He also gave up a home run and 3 runs in all. He struckout 3. Nathan Dorris pitched a scoreless inning and Joes Rosario finished the game. He threw 4 innings and allowed only a hit, but walked 2 and gave up 2 runs. he struckout 5.
Boise Hawks 1 @ Eugene Emeralds 5
2013 draft pick Jacob Hannemann was 1-5 with a double and 3 strikeouts. David Bote was 1-3 and Kris Bryant followed up his 5 strikeout game by going 1-4 with a double and no strikeouts. Carlos Penalver drove in the team's only run and was 1-4 with a double.
Loiger Padron threw 3.2 innings, allowed 4 hits and 2 runs. He struckout 1 and walked 1. Jasvir Rakkar threw 3.1 innings. He allowed 2 hits, both of which were solo home runs. Eddie Orozco pitched the 8th and gave up 3 hits and a run.
DSL Cardinals 2 @ DSL Cubs 8
VSL Cubs 3 @ VSL Phillies 5
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With “Garza Watch” coming to an end Monday, most of the trade rumors surrounding the Chicago Cubs will now be focused on Alfonso Soriano. Soriano has no trade rights, so he will have the opportunity to veto any trade, much like he did in 2012 when the Cubs tried to deal him to the San Francisco Giants. It seems however that 2013 may finally be the year Soriano is traded, given...
All of the major scouting outlets have published their midseason top prospects updates by now, which is good since the season is well over halfway through. I rounded up a bunch of them (from Baseball America, Bullpen Banter, Baseball Prospectus's Jason Parks, ESPN's Keith Law, and minorleagueball's John Sickels) and pulled the rankings for Cub prospects, including newly...
Sometimes baseball is not all about numbers and superstitions. There are times that a team takes a gamble on someone when they have nothing left to lose. Such is the case with the Chicago Cubs new found gem. Junior Lake has the hottest post all-star bat in the league right now and Junior hadn’t even picked up a major league bat prior to the mid-season classic. Junior is batting...
As the Cubs continue selling, relief pitcher James Russell's name has been brought up in trade rumors. The Cubs reportedly don't want to part with the left-hander, but if blown away by an offer, they could give him up.
According to a report from Bruce Levine of ESPN, at least five teams, including the Pirates, Rangers and Braves are interested in the 27-year old Russell...
Pedro Strop was part of the trade that sent Scott Feldman over to the Orioles. While the "big prize" in that trade was considered to be Jake Arrieta, there's a great chance that Strop is going to provide more value going forward. He had a rought beginning to 2013 before he was traded to the Cubs. What's Strop likely to be?
Strop was signed by the Colorado...
New Orleans Zephyrs 3 @ Iowa Cubs 4
Mike Olt went 0-2 with a walk and a run scored. Josh Vitters helpfully took himself out of the running for 3B by injuring himself as he rounded first. He went 1-2 with and RBI and the severity of his injury is not yet known. Jake Arrieta helped his own cause by doubling in two runs. Ty Wright had a pinch-hit double.
Jake Arrieta was pretty great...
- Alfonso Soriano had a "scheduled" off day on Wednesday versus the Diamondbacks despite some gaudy career numbers against Ian Kennedy (6-for-13, 3 HR's, 7 RBI's, 3 BB's). The Twitter-verse was having none of it and the conspiracies flowed that the Cubs were just awaiting his approval on a deal. Soriano showed up though for a pre-game chat with the reporters...
I’m mostly busy tonight, but wanted to put something up because it seems like there’s a very good chance Alfonso Soriano will be traded to the Yankees tonight.
Theo told Sveum to take Sori out Yankees deal nearly done
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 25, 2013
Cubs would get a lower-tier pitching prospect if they finish the Soriano deal with the Yankees. They are waiting...
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Today in Chicago, the Cubs won final approval for a $500 renovation to the 99-year-old ballpark. What will the money buy?
> Nearly enough sawdust to cover the smell of vomit and pee from the bleachers
> A state of the art Jumbotron for Cubs fans to enjoy exciting MLB action, which is to say, the out of town games
> A weed wacker to finally...
After a couple weeks of offensive struggles, the Diamondbacks finally jumped on an opposing pitching staff and they would go on to cruise for an easy 10-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Tuesday night in front of a sparse Chase Field crowd.
The Yankees and Cubs have officially agreed to deal that will send Alfonso Soriano back to The Bronx where he started his career.
The Yankees will pay $8-12 million of the $24.5 million still owed the outfielder over the next season and a half. In exchange the Cubs will get a mid-level prospect or two. There has been speculation the deal would include minor league pitcher Chase...
(AP Photo/Ron Frehm)According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the Yankees have acquired outfielder (and former Pinstriped Poser) Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs for prospects. The deal only needs approval from the Commissioner's office. Soriano is hitting .254 this year with 17 home runs in 93 games for the Cubs. Since June 28th, Soriano has more home runs than the entire Yankee team...
Chicago Cubs left fielder Alfonso Soriano is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join the New York Yankees, but he wants a couple of days to think about it, the Chicago Tribune reports.
"I'm 37," Soriano told the newspaper. "I want one more chance to go to the World Series. If (the Cubs) don't have that on their mind (and) they're preparing the team...
As we reported earlier this week, the New York Yankees are in the process of acquiring Chicago Cubs outfielder Alfonso Soriano and Cubs manager Dale Sveum now says the trade is “99 percent done.” Soriano was removed from the lineup by Sveum prior to Thursday night’s game against the Arizona Diamondbacks.
Sveum also claimed the New York Yankees were the only team he knew of...
Earlier this week, I got the chance to talk to Mauricio Rubio (@MRubio52) of World Series Dreaming, a Chicago Cubs blog and podcast, about what it was like to be a Washington Nationals fan in the old days. As you may know, the Cubs are going through their own rebuilding phase, so we talked about how you cope with being a fan during the tough years. We talked about Livan Hernandez...