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Jorge Soler drove-in three runs with an infield single and a two-run home run, Ben Carhart blasted a three-run homer, and Shawon Dunston Jr doubled, tripled, and walked, and scored three runs, leading the AZL Cubs to a 9-2 thrashing of the AZL Indians in Arizona League action this evening at HoHoKam Park in Mesa.
Soler played RF and hit clean-up tonight, and went 2-4, hitting a high-chopper to SS in his first AB that should have been a 4-6 FC but was misplayed into an error (Soler would later score on Carhart's HR), before reaching base on an RBI infield single (still another high chopper to SS) that drove-in Dunston from 3rd with two outs in the bottom of the 2nd, as Soler beat the shortstop's throw to first.
Then with two outs and a runner on 1st base in the bottom of the 4th, Soler hit a laser-shot line-drive two-run HR off the base of the scoreboard beyond the LF fence and over the berm, giving the Cubs a 9-2 lead. He struck out swinging (checked swing on ...
BEST OF MAXIM
On Monday, the Chicago Cubs’ top draft pick, OF Albert Almora, made his professional debut for the Rookie-level AZL Cubs. Playing alongside recent import Jorge Soler, who launched his first professional home run on Sunday, the center fielder jumped the yard in the fifth inning and finished the game 1-for-3.
As you can see in the video, it wasn’t a cheap bomb:
In his third AB in just his first professional game, Cubs 2012 1st round draft pick Albert Almora (Mater Academy - Hialeah Gardens, FL) blasted a two-run HR over the LF fence and onto the berm in front of the scoreboard to cap a three-run 5th, leading the AZL Cubs to a 7-3 victory over the AZL Brewers in Arizona League action tonight at Maryvale Baseball Park in Phoenix.
SIMMER DOWN NOW
Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Dempster threw a tantrum as he returned to the dugout at the end of the sixth inning after giving up the go-ahead run in Wednesday's game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Dempster took the lid off a cooler and slammed it on the ground, then flung the cooler itself, sending ice everywhere. To finish it off, Dempster took a bottle of lemon-lime sports...
Not really sure what to think about the news at this point, but Dempster doesn't know about any trade.
THERE IS NO TRADE dont know where this info came from!
— Dempster Foundation (@RyanDempsterFDN) July 23, 2012
Chicago Cubs right-hander Ryan Dempster does not want to be traded to the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources.
At least not right now.
Dempster, as a player with 10 years of major-league service, the last five with the same team, has the right to block a trade to the Braves.
The pitcher instead wants to be sent to the Los Angeles Dodgers, who were unable to reach...
David O'Brien started it all with a tweet saying that the Braves were close to finalizing a deal for a starting pitcher and then Jon Heyman, Jerry Crasnick and Jason Stark said it was Ryan Dempster.
Here's a top 20 Braves prospect list to start speculating upon. I'm hoping Cubs can get one of Randall Delgado or Mike Minor and another decent arm.
The Braves aren't waiting around for Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster
Atlanta Braves General Manager, Frank Wren, told a local sports talk radio station this morning that his team has “moved on” from the Ryan Dempster deal. In an interview on 680 The Fan in Atlanta, Wren said the parameters for the deal “expired yesterday”.
Chicago Cubs ace Ryan Dempster was believed to be near...
According to Jon Heyman, the Braves and Ryan Dempster trade is 50/50.
The Ryan Dempster-Braves trade is now said to be "50-50,'' according to one person familiar with the talks.
The deal, as proposed, was going to send top Braves pitching prospect Randall Delgado to the Cubs.
"It could happen, or it could blow up,'' another person said.
Look almost anywhere sports-related online that the Atlanta Braves have acquired Cubs RHP Ryan Dempster in a trade. In fact, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the deal is done:
Ryan Dempster, on the other hand. Says that there is no trade and he "does not know where it's coming from":
The Braves and the Cubs may have agreed what players they...
The Atlanta Braves and Chicago Cubs are on the verge of a trade that would send starting pitcher, Ryan Dempster, to the Braves. Mark Bowman of MLB.com is stating on Twitter that Randall Delgado could be moved from Atlanta to Chicago in the deal, but that is yet to be determined. Confirmed Ryan Dempster is [...]
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Chicago Cubs fans have a reputation of being more interested in partying than actually caring what is going on during the game. Can you really blame them though? I was in Wrigley last week and came across three people that I felt were worth commenting on.
I really have no clue what is going on here. Why someone would be rocking a Matt Ryan Atlanta Falcons jersey to a Cubs vs Marlins...