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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.
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Glendale 9 v Mesa 13
Albert Almora: 4-5, 3R, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Albert Almora homers (1) on a line drive to left field.
Albert Almora doubles (1) on a line drive to right fielder Jared Mitchell. Adrian Nieto scores. Dixon Machado scores.
Albert Almora singles on a sharp line drive to left fielder Brent Keys.
Albert Almora singles on a sharp ground ball to left fielder Brent Keys.
Cubs decisionmakers were not surprised that Joe Girardi decided to stay managing the Yankees where he's spent most of the last 18 years as a manager coach broadcaster and player and now Chicago appears to be honing in on a very short list of serious candidates including the already interviewed duo of A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta.
Cubs people will not label anyone as a "favorite...
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...
There is always a bit of a lull between the end of the minor league playoffs in September and the start of the annual top prospects lists in early November. Because of that gap, I’m breathing new life into an old feature that I wrote for the site in FanGraphs’ infancy back in 2008 and 2009.
The series ‘A Minor Review of 2013? will look back on some of the major happenings in...
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...
"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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