Padre Profile: Andrew Cashner

When thinking of the simplicity of baseball, it’s hard to imagine something like Petco Park being natural and expected. Think about it: a perfectly combed grass field, etched into the shape of a diamond, with raked dirt and a calm air wafting over and through the blades – a true beauty of nature. Now, just frame that wonderful green citadel with several hundred-thousand pounds...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

How good is Anthony Rizzo?

Not long after the Cubs hired Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer, the two traded Andrew Cashner and Kyung-Min Na to the Padres for Anthony Rizzo and Zach Cates. Rizzo had just completed his age 21 season with the Padres and to say it didn't go well would be putting it nicely. Still, he had hit well in the minor leagues and obviously Theo and Hoyer loved what this kid had to offer. Rizzo...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 in Review: January – When We Were Stupidly Kind of Optimistic About Stuff

2012 was pretty painful to live through as a Cubs fan, and even more so as a Cubs blogger who felt obligated to pay even more attention than is normally considered safe for human beings in an effort to bring you our non-classy, confidence-lacking, reundiscreditationalness that you all expect from us. So we're going to make you re-live the pain all over again. You're welcome...
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December 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Revisiting the Cubs offseason transactions

Since the Cubs changed management this past offseason I thought it might be fun to look back at the transactions and see how they've turned out so far. Keep in mind these are a final analysis. There's still much time left for some of these deals to look different than they currently do. I considered breaking this into parts, but decided to post it at once instead.  NOVEMBER...
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August 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Daily Farm Round-Up: 7-14-12

The TinCaps and the Emeralds won close games thanks to Travis Jankowski and Corey Adamson. Jedd Gyorko stays hot in AAA and the Missions get blown-out by the Rockhounds for the 2nd game in a row. Hitting Prospect of the Day: Jedd GyorkoPitching Prospect of the Day: Cory Burns Tucson Padres 9, Fresno Grizzlies 5Daniel Robertson-CF: 4-5, 3 2b, 2RBI, Run scoredJeremy Hermida-RF: 2-5...
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July 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect Anthony Rizzo headed to Chicago

Cubs prospect Anthony Rizzo is Chicago-bound and could get his first start as early as Tuesday. Manager Dale Sveum confirmed the news Monday night before the start of a three-game series against the New York Mets. The 22-year-old rookie, acquired in a winter trade with San Diego, was reportedly pulled out of Monday's game for Triple-A Iowa so he could travel to the Windy City...
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June 25, 2012  |  Discuss

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