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It was a night for 3B as Josh Vitters kept up his breakout year hitting his 11th HR. Vitters OPS is now .805. 

How many times did Jackson strike out?  2. 


Junior Lake was 4-5 with a double and his 7th SB and is hitting .318. This is somewhat of a breakout year for Lake as his production is finally matching the tools we always heard about. He is currently sporting a .850 OPS. 


Gioskar Amaya is a hitting machine. Amaya was 2-5 with a clutch triple in the 9th that lead to a walkoff win. Jeimer Candelario hit his 2nd HR in 2 days and added two other hits and a walk to boot. If he keeps this up he will wind up in Peoria to finish the year. Rock Shoulders has a REALLY good eye at the plate and walked 3 more times last night. He also went oppo with a single to win the game. I can't believe I am writing this but Hayden Simpson was dominating last night striking out 7 in 4 IP. He only walked 1 batter. Then again he is way old for the level so meh. 

AZL Cubs

Young IL Jung struck out 3 in 3 IP. Tim Saunders was 2-4. I have no idea who the **** these people are.


Saturday funnies: Please give us Anthony Rizzo, Theo.

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The Cubs are waiting on the future to arrive

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Giant Gaffe and Cub Smoke Combine to Produce Opening Night Victory

Four AZL Cubs pitchers combined to throw a six-hitter with 16 strikeouts, and the Cubs took advantage of a gaffe by the AZL Giants manager to push across two runs in the bottom of the seventh, en route to a 3-1 Arizona League Opening Night victory at HoHoKam Park in Mesa, AZ. box score There is a 35-man roster limit in the AZL, but only 30 of the players (of which at least ten...

The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Sadie’s Dog Bar & Grill

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Anthony Rizzo: How Much Longer Can They Keep Him Down?

If the other managers in your fantasy baseball league are asleep at the wheel, now is the time to pounce on Cubs first baseman prospect Anthony Rizzo. CUBS WIN, CUBS WIN: Anthony Rizzo won't be wearing an Iowa uniform much longer. Rizzo passes the marker this weekend on the date that prevents him from becoming a free agent one year earlier leading to speculation that Rizzo...

Cubs pitcher Casey Coleman hit by broken bat (Video)

Chicago Cubs pitcher Casey Coleman had to leave Wednesday night's game against the Chicago White Sox after getting hit in the hand with a broken bat. It happened in the bottom of the seventh inning as the bat of White Sox batter Eduardo Escobar shattered and the barrel of the bat hit Coleman in the knuckles. Escobar's contact with the ball resulted in a grounder...

1 goat, 5 friends, 2,000 miles = priceless trek

Nearly four months ago, five friends and a 3-month-old goat set off from Mesa, Ariz., on the strangest journey of their lives. With a desire to end the Chicago Cubs' fabled "Curse of the Billy Goat" and, more importantly, raise money for cancer research, the group journeyed by foot from the team's spring training home all the way to Wrigley Field in Chicago. ...

Cubs still have no timetable for Rizzo's arrival

Chicago Cubs fans making the trek to Arizona or tuning in to see the call-up of first base prospect Anthony Rizzo were sorely disappointed Friday. Not only did the Cubs lose 6-1 to the Diamondbacks, but the club did not call up Rizzo from Class AAA Iowa. Speculation has been rampant that the Cubs would bring up the 22-year-old phenom, in part because the Cubs were far away from...

Tigers World Series Pitcher Nate Robertson owns (and pitches for) minor league team

It is not every day when a baseball owner is the starting pitcher.  But it happened for the Wichita (KS) Wingnuts this week, and probably is going to be the case every five days or so in the American Association.            The shareholder happens to be left-hander Nate Robertson, a onetime starter for Detroit, who faced off against St. Louis Cardinals ace Chris Carpenter...

D-backs open series with Cubs at Chase Field

The Chicago Cubs have yet to win a road series outside their own city. A visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks doesn't offer a promising chance to end that drought. The Diamondbacks will try to add to their recent success at Chase Field during Friday night's opener of a three-game series. Chicago (24-45) managed to win its first road series of the season earlier this week,...

2012 Fantasy Baseball, Week 12: Buy Low On Lincecum, Sell High on LaHair

Tim Lincecum (credits below) I won’t be doing the self-rating this week. It will be an every-other week thing, so that it doesn’t become redundant.

Sell High: Bryan LaHair

One of the nice surprises of 2012 has been Bryan LaHair, who has both invigorated Cubs fans and infuriated them. LaHair has provided the Cubs with the dilemma of whether to sell on LaHair to make...

Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (24-45) at Arizona Diamondbacks (34-35)

Didn't have enough time for a full preview, so here's just a few quick words on the DBacks offense and the pitching matchups. Aaron Hill, Paul Goldschmidt, and Jason Kubel have led the DBacks offense this year. Notably missing from that list is Justin Upton,who has been scuffling and only has a .311 wOBA. The DBacks have been known for defying their peripherals over the...

Time to add Anthony Rizzo

Welcome to the latest edition of "Free Agent Frenzy," which will try to steer you in the right direction when trying to fill roster spots. Note: Ownership percentages below are from leagues. We'll try to stick to the general rule that no player will appear twice in Free Agent Frenzy during a four-week period. Catcher Standard Leagues: Geovany Soto...

Cubs-Diamondbacks Preview

The Chicago Cubs have yet to win a road series outside their own city. A visit to the Arizona Diamondbacks doesn't offer a promising chance to end that drought. The Diamondbacks will try to add to their recent success at Chase Field during Friday night's opener of a three-game series. Chicago (24-45) managed to win its first road series of the season earlier this week,...
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