When the Epstein/Hoyer era began at 1060 W. Addison in 2011, the Cubs’ farm system was, to put it delicately, depleted. Headlined by “future stars” such as Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, and Trey McNutt, the Cubs farm system was ranked as one of the worst in the league.Nonetheless, Cubs fans still saw a future where Brett Jackson as the cornerstone of the Cubs outfield. “Jackson...
Thursday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs made the trade to send reliever Blake Cooper to the Cubs while sending former 1st round pick Brett Jackson to the D’backs. Cooper, 26, is 16-15 in 192 relief appearances over five minor league seasons with a 3.27 ERA. He was 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA […]
The Cubs have traded OF Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league RHRP Blake Cooper. Tags: Cubs Roster MovesBrett JacksonBlake Cooper
Late last night the Chicago Cubs traded former first round pick Brett Jackson to the Arizona DiamondBacks for Triple A pitcher, and 2014 AA All Star pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was one of those big top prospects from the Jim Hendry era that never quite panned out. In his brief stop in the majors in 2012, Jackson fell flat on his face and never made his way back to the big leagues...
The Chicago Cubs have traded former first round pick Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league reliever Blake Cooper. Jackson was hitting .210 in Triple-A. Once deemed a top prospect with power and speed potential, never seemed to make enough contact to be an impact player. He struck out 94 times in 81 games this season for the Iowa Cubs. Follow me: @steveohhh12...
Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Christian Villanueva, Arodys Vizcaino, Zack Rossup, Mitch Maier, Armando Rivero and Rafael Lopez are optioned or reassigned...and there were 47 (I think). Tags: Cubs Spring Training Roster Moves
On Saturday, the Cubs won one and lost one. In the one they lost, Anthony Rizzo found some power (probably thanks to the thin air in the Las Vegas desert, but still…GONE x2): Back in Arizona, Brett Jackson is still finding his way back to the form that made him one of the best prospects in the Cubs system just a couple seasons ago. Jackson got some timely hits, including a...
Everybody loves prospects. These young up and comers breathe hope into a downtrodden fanbase of a bottom of the barrel team. And who could blame them? In the past few years we have seen young stars like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Jose Fernandez jump right to the big leagues and establish themselves as some of the top talent in all of the game. What is there not to love? Well, sadly...
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