Found July 18, 2012 on Obstructed View:
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 2-4 and adding his 9th SB of the year. Matt Loosen continues a mini breakout season of sorts pitching 7.1 innings while allowing 1 ER and striking out 6. Loosen raced up the orginizaiton last year starting in Peoria and ending up in AA. Unfortunately for him his AA stint of 11 innings got him sent back to Daytona this season where he has a 3.2 BB/9 to go with a 8.6 K/9. He's an interesting arm in a bleak system but at 23 he really needs to be doing this stuff in AA for anyone to get really excited. Peoria No Game Boise Trey Martin has really come alive as of late. The 2011 HS draft pick is sporting a gaudy...

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." 

Chicago Cubs Rumors: Los Angeles Dodgers Make Offer For Ryan Dempster

The Los Angeles Dodgers have fallen behind in the National League West race and are now desperately trying to right the ship. With that in mind they have officially made an offer to the Chicago Cubs for right-hander Ryan Dempster. The Dodgers have long been considered the front-runners for Dempster, but now the two sides have exchanged offers. Additionally, the Cubs would like to...

Cubs fan bobbles foul ball, which lands in female friend's beer (Video)

A Chicago Cubs fan bobbled a foul ball and watched it bounce off the forehead of his female friend and land right in her full cup of beer during Thursday's game at Wrigley Field against the Florida Marlins. In the top of the second, Marlins batter Hanley Ramirez hit a ground ball foul down the third base side that bounced off the top of the Cubs dugout into the stands. ...

Source: The LA Dodgers Have Proposed A Trade To The Chicago Cubs For Ryan Dempster

An MLB source has reported that the LA Dodgers have offered the Cubs a deal for starting pitcher, Ryan Dempster.  The Cubs’ front office has made it known that they want young pitching in exchange for Dempster in any deal. The Dodgers have a stud youngster by the name of Zach Lee in their farm [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Epstein: Cubs looking to increase pitching depth

Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein met briefly with reporters on the field before Wednesday night's 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins. Rain halted play in the top of the eighth inning, and umpires called the game after 1 hour and 17 minutes. Although the Cubs are rumored to be listening to offers for top starting pitchers Ryan Dempster and Matt Garza, Epstein termed the trade...

Cubs 5, Marlins 1(8)

Starlin Castro homered and the Chicago Cubs batted around in a four-run seventh inning to beat the Miami Marlins 5-1 in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night. Heavy rain began falling with Miami batting in the top of the eighth and the teams never returned to the field. The game was called after a 1-hour, 17-minute delay. Castro hit his eighth home run of the season off Marlins...

Red Sox trade Justin Germano to the Cubs

According to a team press release, the Boston Red Sox traded right handed pitcher Justin Germano to the Chicago Cubs in exchange of cash considerations. Germano, who was designated for assignment by the Red Sox earlier this week, pitched only 5.2 innings with the Red Sox this season and had a 0.00 ERA, 0.0 HR/9, 3.2 BB/9 and 11.1 SO/9 during that time. His career record is 8-20 with...

Of Cubs and Men

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

BP Unfiltered: Never Underestimate the Value of a Hot Start by Bradley Ankrom

As the calendar flipped from April to May, two 29-year-old first basemen in America's Heartland were off to very different starts. In Chicago, minor-league veteran Bryan LaHair was the feel-good story of the season's first month, hitting .390/.471/.780 for the otherwise-moribund Cubs. A few hundred miles to the east, Casey Kotchman and the Indians were the subject of plenty...

Report: Red Sox No Longer Pursuing Ryan Dempster, Believed to Still Have Interest in Matt Garza

The Red Sox and the Cubs are likely to have a lot of conversations in the coming weeks, and it won't be because Theo Epstein and Ben Cherington are catching up on old times. The two will almost undoubtedly explore various trade scenarios with the July 31 deadline approaching, especially given the fact that the Cubs are in the middle of the rebuilding process while Boston looks...

Cubs attempting to move Dempster ASAP

According to a tweet from Jayson Stark of, the Cubs are "trying to trade Ryan Dempster ASAP", and that the Red Sox are out of the race for the veteran, but still interested in Matt Garza. On Tuesday, Stark reported that the Cubs were trying to move Dempster by the end of this week, Yesterday, Ken Rosenthal reported that Dempster's prefernece was...

Johnson blasted in Cubs' 5-run 7th

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Marlins couldn't get the big hit and then Mother Nature ended their night. Starlin Castro homered and the Chicago Cubs batted around in a four-run seventh inning to beat Miami 5-1 in a rain-shortened game Wednesday night. The Marlins struck out 12 times and left nine men on base. "That's what we doing the best: leaving people on base," Miami...

Cubs acquire Germano from Red Sox

The Cubs have acquired 29-year-old right-handed pitcher Justin Germano from the Boston Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations.

Cubs Take Series

The Chicago Cubs won Thursday’s series finale 4-2 to give them a series victory over the Miami Marlins.   For the Marlins, the series loss comes at a time when the organization is debating whether to be sellers at the upcoming trade deadline.   The Cubs who are not in playoff contention were seen as a foe that Miami could take at least two of three from.  As it stands now...
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