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Mesa 4 v Peoria 0
Kris Bryant: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, R, of course
Kris Bryant doubles (7) on a sharp fly ball to center fielder Aaron Altherr. C. J. Cron to 3rd.
Kris Bryant walks. C. J. Cron to 2nd.
Kris Bryant reaches on a fielder's choice out, third baseman Patrick Kivlehan unassisted. Taylor Lindsey out at 3rd.
Kris Bryant doubles (8) on a ground ball to left fielder Stefen Romero.
Kris Bryant walks.
Albert Almora: 3-4, 2B, RBI, no kidding
Albert Almora singles on a sharp ground ball to right fielder Jorge Bonifacio. Adrian Nieto to 2nd.
Albert Almora doubles (6) on a line drive to left fielder Stefen Romero.
Albert Almora singles on a sharp ground ball to center fielder Aaron Altherr. Devon Travis scores.
Albert Almora lines out to center fielder Aaron Altherr.
Dallas Beeler: 5 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 SO, that's right
Chris Taylor grounds out, second baseman Devon Travis to first baseman C. J. Cron.
Cory Spangenberg flies out to left fielder Tyler Collins.
Austin Hedges doubles (5) on a fly ball to center fielder Brian Goodwin.
Japhet Amador grounds out, third baseman Kris Bryant to first baseman C. Cron.
Jonathan Meyer grounds out, third baseman Kris Bryant to first baseman C. Cron.
Stefen Romero singles on a soft ground ball to third baseman Kris Bryant.
Aaron Altherr grounds into a double play, third baseman Kris Bryant to second baseman Devon Travis to first baseman C. J. Cron. Stefen Romero out at 2nd.
Jorge Bonifacio grounds out, third baseman Kris Bryant to first baseman C. Cron.
Patrick Kivlehan pops out to second baseman Devon Travis.
Chris Taylor pops out to second baseman Devon Travis in foul territory.
Cory Spangenberg doubles (4) on a line drive to left fielder Tyler Collins.
With Austin Hedges batting, wild pitch by Dallas Beeler, . Cory Spangenberg out at home, third baseman Kris Bryant to catcher Adrian Nieto.
Austin Hedges singles on a ground ball to third baseman Kris Bryant.
Japhet Amador strikes out swinging.
Jonathan Meyer grounds into a force out, shortstop Addison Russell to second baseman Devon Travis. Austin Hedges out at 2nd.
Stefen Romero strikes out on a foul tip.
Aaron Altherr singles on a line drive to left fielder Tyler Collins.
Jorge Bonifacio grounds into a double play, pitcher Dallas Beeler to shortstop Addison Russell to first baseman C. Cron. Aaron Altherr out at 2nd.
BEST OF MAXIM
I'm starting to hear whispers that the Cubs are already going to punt on 2014. I really, really don't get it.
Let's rewind the clocks to 2011, when Theo Epstein was hired. He inherited a really poor team and a really poor farm system. There was no chance that the Cubs were going to be good in 2012, and no realistic chance they were going to be great in 2013 either (no...
New time manager Rick Renteria will be putting up with a Chicago Cubs team that is in the process of rebuilding its team with young and potential great players. The question for this team is if Rick Renteria will have the managerial skill to lead these young players to have a chance in the postseason in the next few years.
The Cubs signed the former San Diego Padres bench coach...
Peoria 1 v Mesa 8
Albert Almora: 1-4, RBI, 2 SO
Albert Almora grounds out, shortstop Nolan Fontana to first baseman Tommy Medica. Addison Russell to 2nd.
Albert Almora singles on a ground ball to left fielder Cameron Perkins. Tyler Collins scores. Max Muncy out at home on the throw, left fielder Cameron Perkins to catcher Cameron Rupp. Addison Russell to 2nd.
Albert Almora strikes...
Last night, Robert Feder reported that WGN has a short list of candidates to replace Keith Moreland alongside Pat Hughes in the Cubs radio booth.
While the search remains open, sources said, WGN officials compiled a list of their top potential candidates Monday, including eight former Cubs — Rick Sutcliffe, Kerry Wood, Todd Hollandsworth, Mark DeRosa, Ryan Theriot, Eric Karros...
Where will the Cubs be in two years?
The pieces are starting to come together for Theo Epstein, who took over the Cubs front office two years and two weeks ago.
So in another 24 months, the president of baseball operations could be spending his November talking about building for the next Cubs' playoff run rather than announcing the next manager or cautioning the media and...
The Cubs farm system is absolutely stacked on the position player side, most notably featuring the “Big Four” of Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler. Along with Dan Vogelbach, the quartet of prospects comes with offensive potential other organizations can only dream of. However, according to Baseball America, the system often claimed to be devoid of pitching...
It’s hard not to be excited about Kris Bryant. The 21-year-old Chicago Cubs prospect stands 6-foot-5, weighs 215 pounds and has monster power from the right side. Drafted second overall this year out of the University of San Diego, where he hit a best-in-the-nation 31 home runs, he profiles as a bigger version of Ron Santo.
Based on early returns, that doesn’t qualify as hyperbole...
In order to review the 2013 season, the crackpot staff of Off Base is handing out awards to each Major League team. Please send us $19.95 for the shipping and handling of your team's Hello Kitty stickers awards. Here are the Most Valuable Player, Least Valuable Player, Cy Young, Cy Yuck, Rookie of the Year and Reliever of the Year for the Cubs. *Guidelines, prices and participation...
Chicago Cubs general manager Jed Hoyer confirmed the team is interested in acquiring Japanese star Masahiro Tanaka after the right-hander went 24-0 in the regular season for Tohoku Rakuten of the Nippon Professional Baseball this year.
The Cubs also unsuccessfully posted a bid for Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish and Korean pitcher Hyun-jin Ryu the past two off-seasons.
Baseball America is one of the leading providers of minor league baseball content. Today, their list came out for the Cubs top prospects. I'm going to tease the list here, and ask you to please support them by subscribing.
3. C.J. Edwards
7. Arismendy Alcantara
8. Jeimer Candelario
Officials from the Cubs and Marlins both agree they may have something to talk about.
The Cubs have a stockpile of high-end position prospects and the Marlins have a long list of fine young pitchers. Prospect-for-prospect deals are rare because they require a strong stomach. Needless to say, such trades carry a big risk.
The Cubs have four huge positional prospects in Kris Bryant...
The Cubs don’t plan to make a huge investment in a free-agent catcher like Brian McCann or Jarrod Saltalamacchia.
Instead, sources say, the Cubs have Kurt Suzuki on their radar as they try to find a catcher to complement building-block piece Welington Castillo.
Suzuki, 30, has built up a good reputation for his baseball IQ and ability to handle pitching staffs with the Oakland...
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Today, former Chicago Cub Mark DeRosa announced his retirement from baseball. In his 16 year career, DeRosa spent time playing for eight different teams, most recently with the Toronto Blue Jays. His best years in his career came when he spent two seasons with the Cubs in 2007 and 2008, before being traded away to the Cleveland Indians in a deal that brought them back Chris Archer...
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Clear back around the time of the All Star break, I made some very bold predictions for the remainder of the Cubs’ season. Well, as it turns out, my predictions went horribly wrong. Meaning that absolutely...