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What’s Left For Arismendy Alcantara?

We live in a great time to be a Cubs position prospect that doesn’t live up to expectations. Rare a beast as that is these days, there’s so much talent on the Major League team that no one much notices that you’ve failed to meet the lofty projections and envious comps from once-optimistic scouting reports. Your […]
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March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs Getting it Turned Around

Since Arismendy Alcantara’s Cubs debut on July 9th, the Cubs has amassed a rather average record, going 14-15 in that span. While that doesn’t seem terribly good, there has been progress made. Lest we forget that it’s been nearly five years since the Cubs last finished above .500, so anything close to that is appealing. In that five week span, the Cubs have seen excellent performances...
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August 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs designate Darwin Barney, ready for Alcantara

The Chicago Cubs designated second baseman Darwin Barney for assignment today to make room for outfielder Emilio Bonifacio, who came off the DL today. This could be a sign that the Cubs are ready to stick with rookie Arismemdy Alcantara, who made his debut two weeks ago while Barney was on paternity leave. In any case, it seems the Cubs are finally ready to let go of the declining...
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the Chicago Cubs keep Arismendy Alcantara in the majors?

What was thought to be brief stint in the big leagues for Chicago Cubs second base prospect Arismendy Alcantara just might turn out to be a longer stay.  Alcantara was originally called-up to the Cubs to fill-in for current starting second baseman Darwin Barney, who went out on paternity leave, but in the five games and 23 at-bats since his call-up, Alcantara has hit .391...
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July 16, 2014  |  1 Comment

Cubs’ Phenom Arismendy Alcantara Blasts First Major League Home Run

Posted to Lovable LosersAfter flying under the radar for years, Arismendy Alcantara’s become the player everyone wants to talk about now. He looks like a legit, versatile player with speed — just what any big league club would hope for in a ‘super-utility’ type role. For an organization with options, Alcantara’s an ideal fit because he can switch-hit, play all over the...
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July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Al-CONTRA meme, realized

Arismendy Alcantara leads off today: Today’s #Cubs lineup vs #Braves: Alcantara 2B, Ruggiano RF, Rizzo 1B, Castro SS, Castillo C, Lake CF, Coghlan LF, Olt 3B, Arrieta P — Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) July 11, 2014 And of course, we have all the memes. OH ALL THE MEMES. Before the load screen, make sure you press these buttons in sequence… UP UP         DOWN DOWN       LEFT...
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July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arismendy Alcantara First MLB Hit

Posted to Chicago CubsBaseball fans were hoping for a better debut from Chicago Cubs 2B prospect Arismendy Alcantara last night (0-4). While that wasn’t the case, he’s not disappointing today as he got his first MLB hit and has all three of the Cubs RBI so far… Your browser does not support iframes. 191 total views, 191 views today The post Arismendy Alcantara First MLB...
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July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

What Can Cub Fans Expect From Alcantara?

Note: This is a guest post from our friend who runs the Cubs Nation Facebook page. Finally, the moment we have all been anticipating for months. The call up of arguably the Chicago Cubs’ most underrated prospect, Arismendy Alcantara, the 5 tool beast the Cubs have been watching closely since his breakout year at AA Tennessee in 2013. In 133 games, he put up a line of .271 average...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Call Up Prospect

Posted to Chicago CubsThe Chicago Cubs have many exciting prospects in their farm system and fans will get a first look for one of them. The Cubs have called their top 2B prospect Arismendy Alcantara. Tonight’s #Cubs lineup vs #Reds: Coghlan LF, Alcantara 2B, Rizzo 1B, Castro SS, Valbuena 3B, Ruggiano CF, Sweeney RF, Castillo C, Beeler P — #VoteRizzo (@Cubs) July 9, 2014 9...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Arismendy Alcantara gets a quick call up

Barney taking three-day paternity leave starting tomorrow, for birth of daughter. — Gordon Wittenmyer (@GDubCub) July 9, 2014 Breaking: Arismendy Alcantara getting called up to Cubs for Darwin Barney who's on paternity leave. 2 day call up. That's it — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs) July 9, 2014 This is great news all around. Congratulations to Darwin Barney and his family! And...
July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

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