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JUNIOR LAKE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Cubs betrayed Junior Lake with premature promotion

The Cubs’ brass has spoken ad nauseam about its policy for promoting top prospects to the major leagues:  a prospect must dominate AAA baseball for an extended period of time.  When the Cubs promoted Junior Lake on July 19, 2013, there were myriad reasons they violated that policy and unwittingly set Lake up for a failure that finally led the Cubs to demote him to AAA Iowa just...
Via The Sports Bank
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Junior Lake edition

We are just about a year removed from the Major League debut of Junior Lake, and with the way he took the league by storm, no one would have imagined his name would be in trade rumors this July. The goal of this season for Lake was for the front office of the Chicago Cubs to try and figure out if Lake was going to be part of the core moving forward. Lake finished last season very...
Via isportsweb.com
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Junior Lake slams head into metal door at Wrigley

A scary situation that could have been ended up much, much worse occurred during Thursday’s Chicago Cubs-Washington Nationals game at Wrigley Field when Junior Lake crashed head-first into a metal door located in the right-center outfield wall at the historic ballpark. Lake was chasing down a fly ball shot in the gap off the bat […] The post Junior Lake’s head slams into metal...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Junior Lake exits after hitting outfield wall

Chicago Cubs center fielder Junior Lake slammed hard into the outfield wall in the top of the second inning at Wrigley Field. He stood up after just a few minutes and laughed it off, but he came out of the game for examination. MLB.com's Carrie Muskat tweeted as the collision occurred. Lake found one of the few places where there is no padding, and slammed into one of the outfield...
Via Sports Injury Alert
June 26, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cubs fan amped up after catch HR ball

Junior Lake had a two homer day on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley in the Cubs’ 5-2 win over the Marlins. After Lake smoked his second homer of the day to left center field, the Cubs fan who caught the ball was juuuust a little pumped up about it. Seriously, look at this guy – taunting the Marlins outfielders, flexing, veins bulging out of his neck…take it down a notch, buddy...
Via The Outside Corner
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

I like him more than you: Junior Lake

It has happened to me five times now. Sitting there, 20+ rounds deep after having watched my peers reach heavily for heavily hyped (deserved in some instances) prospects. Waiting. Then, the time is right, and I find myself pulling the trigger on Chicago Cubs OF Junior Lake. I own Lake in all five of my leagues, and across multiple mock drafts as well. It’s safe to say, I like him...
Via Fantasy Sports Locker Room
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lake Takes the Plunge at Riverview Park

Junior Lake collected five hits (four singles and a double), stole two bases, and scored two runs, Welington Castillo reached base four times  on three walks and a single, and Dustin Geiger singled twice, doubled, and drove-in four runs, in Cactus League Minor League action this afternoon at the Under Armour Perfornance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ.  The Tennessee Smokies...
Via Cub Reporter
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Ryan Theriot retires

Ryan Theriot is coming to St. Louis. Ryan Theriot had winning in his blood, and was a proven winner on many teams. He won two College World Series rings and two MLB World Series crowns. He helped the Cubs to two postseason appearances and today Ryan “The Riot” Theriot has called it quits after eight seasons in the Major Leagues. He played with four MLB teams including the Chicago...
Via isportsweb.com
January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs shut down Junior Lake from Dominican League

getty images The Chicago Cubs have shut down Junior Lake from appearing in an additional games in the Dominican Winter League. Lake, 23, was mashing leading the league with a .343 batting average and had a .843 OPS. After Lake had appeared in 27 games accumulating 105 at-bats the Cubs felt it was enough. The Cubs invoked the “fatigue” cause shutting Lake down. Simply put the...
Via Tireball.com
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss
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