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Billy McKinney bringing the Thunder in Eastern League Championship

For a player a mere three years removed from being a first-round draft pick, Billy McKinney has sure been on the move a lot. He has traveled from the bay to Chi-town and now to the Big Apple in two high-profile MLB trade deadline moves. Where he was able to settle into Chicago rather easily, […] The post Billy McKinney bringing the Thunder in Eastern League Championship appeared...
Via Today's Knuckleball
September 16, 2016

WATCH: New York Yankees prospect Billy McKinney sits down for a one-on-one interview

New York Yankees prospect Billy McKinney sits down for a one-on-one interview.
Via YES Network
August 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs trade for Chapman a risk, but potential payoff too hard to ignore

You can count on one hand — maybe one finger — how many chances the Chicago Cubs have had in the last five or six decades to win the World Series like they do this season. Chicago has done a masterful job of building a championship contender in relatively short time. Theo Epstein, forever a hero in Boston, is trying to do the same in Chicago, and so far the results speak for...
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Cubs to acquire Aroldis Chapman from Yankees

After months of being linked to power left-handed arms for the bullpen, the Cubs have landed the hardest-throwing pitcher in the game, reportedly agreeing to acquire Aroldis Chapman from the Yankees in exchange for four players, according to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports (via Twitter). Shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres will head to the Yankees as the centerpiece of the deal, and the...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Young Cubs: Ian Happ, Billy McKinney, and Goodbye Schwarber

Top 10 Name Level Stats Gleyber Torres Low-A South Bend 2-8, 2 RS, 1 RBI, 1 BB Kyle Schwarber MLB MLB Billy McKinney Double-A Tennessee 7-Day DL Albert Almora Double-A Tennessee 3-14, 2 RS, 1 SO Pierce Johnson Double-A Tennessee DNP Dan Vogelbach REHAB AZL 2-2 Carson Sands Short Season Eugene DNP Jen-Ho Tseng High-A Myrtle Beach DNP Carl Edwards Jr. Triple-A Iowa Cubs 1 IP, 1 BB...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect McKinney knows how to make a first impression

Billy McKinney, the Cubs eighth ranked prospect according to, sure knows how to make a first impression.McKinney was recently promoted to Double-A Tennessee and in his first game he hit a pair of doubles."It was exciting," McKinney told "I just tried to stay calm, stick with my approach. Playing with these guys, it's real easy to have fun. It's a lot of fun to watch...
Via FOX Sports
May 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: Cubs’ Billy McKinney

Supremely talented prospects are usually quite hard to find. Sometimes teams get lucky and have a few at the same time either at the Big League level, down on the farm, or perhaps even both. Other times, like in this particular case, a team like the Chicago Cubs gain multiple prospects in one seemingly average trade which ended up setting the table for years to come. The prospect...
Via Baseball Essential
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Prospect Watch: New Cubs Hitters

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
July 10, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s fan has a helluva time trying to spell Jeff Samardzija’s name, gives up (video)

The Oakland Athletics bolstered the team’s starting rotation tremendously over the weekend by acquiring right-hander Jeff Samardzija from the Chicago Cubs in a move announced on Saturday. Along with Samardzija, the A’s received Jason Hammel in exchange for 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney, pitcher Dan Straily and a player to […] The...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Addison Russell, Dan Straily, Billy McKinney traded to Cubs – stats and profiles

The Chicago Cubs decided to deal some of their most valuable trade chips in an effort to continue stocking up for the future, and they got back a pretty good haul on Friday. The Cubbies traded pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland A’s and got back Addison Russell, Dan Straily and Billy […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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