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Chicago Cubs minor league infielder Ian Stewart faces a fine and possible suspension for negative comments on Twitter about the organization, according to MLB.com.
"What he did was really unprofessional and there are going to be consequences," Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer told the Chicago Tribune on Tuesday
Stewart, 28, played Monday night for Triple-A Iowa. After the game, Stewart went on a Twitter tirade after a fan asked him if there was "any word when you're heading back to Chicago." Stewart replied: "Probably never."
Another person responded that Stewart should quit baseball, prompting the response: "Why should I quit? I'm making 2 mill in AAA like u would give that up by quitting"
(The Cubs signed Stewart to a one-year, $2 million contract last December.)
Stewart didn't stop there:
Asked if he would be called up if Luis Valbuena went on the DL, Stewart tweeted: "I honestly believe if Valbuena were to get hurt cub...
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The Chicago Cubs have suspended IF Ian Stewart without pay for breach of contract (team loyalty). This according to Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun Times, who tweeted:
Stewart being suspended without pay, per loyalty clause, says Theo. term TBA.
— Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) June 11, 2013
Stewart went on a Twitter rant basically committing Cub-i-cide and it might have worked...
The Chicago Cubs suspended Triple-A infielder Ian Stewart on Tuesday without pay for an indefinite period following his critical comments about the organization.
Stewart took to Twitter early Tuesday morning to vent his frustrations. He has played the entire season for Iowa, the Cubs' top minor league affiliate. He is due to make $2 million this year.
He tweeted: ''...
Jesse Hodges reached base four times on a double, two singles, and a walk, drove-in three runs, and scored another, and Jose Morales reached base four times on a double, two singles, and a walk, scored a run, and stole a base, leading the AZL Cubs to a 7-2 victory over the Boise Hawks this morning at Fitch Park in Mesa, AZ. Kevin Encarnacion went 4-4 with three singles and a...
Travis Wood (photo credit: Brian Kersey/Getty Images North America)
Is there a reasonable case in saying that the Chicago Cubs should have more players representing the team in the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star game?
Yes, the Cubs started off with a rocky April and early May; Yes, they are currently going through a losing streak in series wins; yes, they have struggling pitching...
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Once one of the hottest young prospects in the game, Chicago Cubs’ Starlin Castro has gone ice-cold through two and a half months of baseball. The career .290 hitter is now posting a .243 batting average, which isn’t even above the league average. His current wRC+ is a dismal 68, way off of his average of 100 per year.
Things have gotten so bad for...
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Let me preface this piece by stating that none of these players should be owned in re-draft leagues, but all three should be owned in any and all versions of a keeper format. Without further adieu, notes on the top three batting prospects in the Cubs loaded system:
Javier Baez, RHH SS – The 20-year old shortstop caught everyone’s attention during...
Prior to his suspension, it was clear that Chicago Cubs infielder Ian Stewart wasn't happy with his role with the team. He may not have to worry about this role much longer, as Paul Sullivan of The Chicago Tribune report that the Cubs are "likely" to release Stewart.
Cubs likely to part with Stewart.
— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 11, 2013
The Chicago Cubs have placed right-handed reliever Zach Putnam on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow soreness.
Putnam, who had to leave Tuesday’s game due to the injury, is scheduled for an MRI so the extent of the damage can be assessed.
This season for the Chicago Cubs he has pitched 3.1 innings, allowing 7 earned runs while striking out four. Armed with a 2.700 WHIP,...
Kevin Encarnacion belted a bases-loaded three-run triple and a double and scored three runs, Yasiel; Balaguert singled three times, drove-in two runs, and scored another, and Xavier Batista collected three hits including a solo home run and an RBI single, helping one squad of Cubs defeat another sdquad of Cubs 12-6 in an Extended Spring Training intrasquad game played this morning...
Former Arizona Diamondbacks television analyst Mark Grace has been released from a Phoenix jail after completing a four-month DUI sentence under a work-release program.
The 48-year-old former first baseman with the Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs pleaded guilty on Jan. 31 to felony endangerment and misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol.
He began his sentence on Feb...
The Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox hosted games in some unusual weather elements on Monday night. Rain delays are common throughout the MLB season, but very rarely does fog invade a city to the point where player safety comes into question. The screenshot you see above is not one from a low quality camera [...]