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Brett Jackson hit a triple. He also struck out. That is all.


Logan Watkins was 3-6 and swiped his 18th bag of the year. Watkins is now sporting a stylish .370 OBP and will most likely end up in Iowa next season. Jae Hoon Ha was also 3-6 and hit his 4th HR of the year. On the pitching side of things Zach Rosscup earned a K on 5 of the 6 outs he recorded which is great but gave up a pair of runs which is not so great. Trey McNutt also was a big bowl of fail in the pen giving up 2 ER in 2.1 IP. 


Spellcheck Jr went 2-4 and stole bases # 31 & 32 yesterday. Kyle(r) Burke's pitching performance was as stupid as his name as he gave up 4 ER in 6 IP. 


Pin-Chieh Chen had a good game going 3-4 with 3 stolen bases and a walk. Chen was an all-star last year in Boise but has struggled to impress so far in Peoria. Nickelback stand in Chadd Krist was 2-4 and has just destroyed minor league pitching so far. Justin Berg (remember him?) worked 2 IP as he continues his rehab from TJ. 


Bijan Rademacher hit 3 doubles yesterday and earned a promotion up to Peoria. Rademacher is a 2012 draft pick that was obviously too advanced for both AZL and Boise. Jeimer Candelario hit a walkoff HR for the win, his 5th of the year. 


Dan Vogelbach did't get a hit but he did earn 3 walks and is just destroying this level. Shawon Dunston Jr hit a HR and hopefully is getting on the right track after a really rough start to his pro career. Lendy Castillo struck out 4 batters in 3.0 scoreless innings. 


Why Matt Garza’s trade value is higher than I think

When I wrote about Matt Garza's trade value last month I showed that it's not that high. Aside from the Cubs kicking in some money to cover the rest of his salary this year, the Cubs couldn't expect to get all that much in return. People have consistently told me I'm wrong. Apparently some anonymous GMs were on record (can you really be on record if you're anonymous...

The Children Are The Future-Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Revlon

Iowa Everybody had a pretty ****** game. Brett Jackson has now struck out in 20 straight games. Smokies Logan Watkins was 2-4 with a sb, his 17th of the year. Daytona Ronald Torreyes was 2-5 and is now batting .249. It looks like he is continuing to get back on track after a rough start. Rob Whitenack went 4.2 IP giving up 2 ER, 3 walks and striking out 3.  Peoria Its was hopefully...

Cubs' Dempster, Garza enhance their trade value

It was showcase central all weekend at Wrigley Field. On Saturday, Chicago Cubs right-handed pitcher Ryan Dempster showed off his wares for the scouts in attendance by picking up the win in a 4-1 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. It was Matt Garza's turn Sunday, and he worked seven scoreless innings in a 3-1 Chicago victory. The Cubs are in full "seller" mode as...

The Children Are The Future- Cubs Minor League Update Sponsored by Shiner Beer

Iowa Brett Jackson went 2-5 with a stolen base and somehow DID NOT STRIKE OUT!!! Vitters was 2-4 and Chris Volstad was super ****** on the mound.  Smokies Logan Watkins continues to be one of the very few things worth talking about in AA. Yesterday he hit 2-5 with a triple. His average is up to .282.  Daytona Matt Szczur hit 3-4 and Ronald Torreyes continues to rebound batting...

Woman allegedly stalking Epstein

A Massachusetts woman was arrested near the home of Cubs president Theo Epstein after telling police she was "inviting Mr. Epstein to go to church." 

Dempster open to trade to many teams

Ryan Dempster's first choice is the Los Angeles Dodgers and his second is the Atlanta Braves, according to major-league sources. Whether the veteran right-hander would allow the Cubs to trade him to another team could be determined in the next several days. Dempster, as a player with 10 years of service, the last five with the same team, has the right to veto any deal. The...

Jacque Jones Chicago Cubs Tshirt jersey

I went to the Chicago Cubs vs Arizona Diamondbacks game on Saturday to drink watch the game at one of the rooftops. While there I came across some guy wearing a #11 Jones Cubs shirt and for the life of me couldn’t figure out who it was. I can pretty much tell you who was the backup catcher for the San Diego Padres 5 years ago (Michael Barrett) so figuring out who a player that...

Guillen returns to Chicago as Marlins face Cubs

While climbing into playoff contention still seems very unlikely, the Chicago Cubs have proven plenty formidable over the last three-plus weeks. Travis Wood has been a big part of that success. Looking to win a career-high fifth consecutive start, Wood takes the mound as the Cubs try for a season-best fifth victory in a row Tuesday night in the first of three with the visiting...

Monday Trade Rumors: Shane Victorino, Matt Garza

Here are a few updates on the trade front, via MLBTR. **The Pirates were one of six teams scouting Matt Garza this weekend, according to ESPN Chicago’s Doug Padilla. I wouldn’t read much in to it other than due diligence. There’s usually a big gap between scouting a player and trying to trade for him. It’s also important to note that Garza was going up against Arizona. So...

Of Cubs and Men

Not even Steinbeck could predict the magnitude of the current depression.  

Series Preview: Carlos Zambrano (43-46) at Chicago Cubs (36-52)

To judge from all the negative buzz I've seen around the interwebs heading into this series, you'd think that Zambrano is starting all three games and Cubs fans should boo the crap out of him. However, he is slated to start zero games in this series. Which is a bummer, because I love watching Z pitch. Team Overviews (NL ranks in parens)   Marlins Cubs wOBA .305 (11th...

Red Sox aggressively pursuing Ryan Dempster

Source: The Red Sox are aggressive in the pursuit of Ryan Dempster. Cubs going through their process on the right-hander. — Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) July 16, 2012 I was thinking that Ryan Dempster would probably not be traded, but with as many as 10 teams interested I'm thinking the odds of him being dealt are increasing. I'm also thinking the odds of the Cubs acquiring...
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