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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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Junior Lake: What Went Wrong?

When Junior Lake was called up last July, he wasn’t greeted with the fanfare associated with Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara. Lake, to too many Cubs fans, was simply another body. However,  after an impressive tryout, which saw him hit .284, with 6 home runs, and 4 stolen bases, many across the league felt that Lake had done enough to earn a spot into the core group of Cubs...
Via Sports Mockery
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs option Junior Lake

The Chicago Cubs optioned outfielder Junior Lake to Triple-A Iowa while recalling right-handed pitcher Dan Straily, the team announced on Saturday. Lake, 24, had been in the majors since debuting last season after the All-Star break. He hit .284 with a .332 on-base percentage and an OPS of .760 in 64 games in 2013. He burst on the scene as a dynamic player displaying both power...
Via Pro Sports Daily
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Dan Straily Called Up, Junior Lake Sent Down

The Chicago Cubs announced that a part of the 5 player deal that sent Jeff Samardzjia and Jason Hammel California bound is making his Cubs debut on Saturday. It isn’t Addison Russell, he seems set to spend at least another year in the minors. Nor is it Billy McKinney, he’s still in advanced A ball. It is… DAN STRAILY! Probably the least discussed component of the early July...
Via Sports Mockery
16 days ago  |  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

Rick Renterias’ challenges as Cubs manager

New time manager Rick Renteria will be putting up with a Chicago Cubs team that is in the process of rebuilding its team with young and potential great players. The question for this team is if Rick Renteria will have the managerial skill to lead these young players to have a chance in the postseason in the next few years.   The Cubs signed the former San Diego Padres bench coach...
Via isportsweb.com
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs continue to improve little by little

Starlin Castro needs to find that consistency that he had when he first was called up. The Chicago Cubs are one win away from matching their season total from last year.  Twenty-two games remain and it seems very likely that the Cubs will finish with a few more wins than last season. The Cubs aren’t necessarily vastly improved but the club is moving in the right direction.  The...
Via isportsweb.com
September 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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