Found February 03, 2012 on The Sports Bank:
After a crazy Cubs week, full of news and groundbreaking signings like those of Trever Miller and Matt Tolbert combined with another eye-opening list of prospects from BA that no one has ever thought of before, it is hard just to catch one’s breath. Can you sense the sarcasm? Good, because I am laying it on pretty thick. And as I am typing this, word breaks across the wire that the Cubs landed themselves and 18-year-old Cuban prodigy. I am pretty sure that I had something to with that by typing the opening paragraph at the precise time I did. You are welcome. And I digress, it has been rather quiet so new prospect lists are a good way to create conversation and discussion and debate. Who is the Cubs best prospect? I have no idea. That is as honest as I can be. So, let’s shake it up with some ramblings on a Friday. And I sure hope this can create some good banter to get the Super weekend started. • Welcome to the Chicago Cubs organizations, Gerardo Concepcion! • Madonna is the half...

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