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The Rundown–12/23/16: Nova to Pirates, Encarnacion to Indians, Logan Watkins Leaves Cubs

Here are headlines from around the league and for the Cubs: The Pirates signed Ivan Nova to a 3 year deal worth $26M with an additional $2M per year available in incentives. Nova was traded to the Pirates mid-season and did very well while loving the atmosphere in Pittsburgh. It’s a solid deal for the Pirates because Nova entered the offseason with a rumored price tag of $70M...
Via Cubs Insider
December 23, 2016

Chicago Cubs: Logan Watkins signs minor league deal with Tigers

The Chicago Cubs lost another member of their organization on Tuesday. Their 2012 Minor League Player of the Year announced that he was leaving to sign with the Detroit Tigers. The Chicago Cubs re-signed Logan Watkins last season to a one-year deal. He tore his Achilles in 2015 while preparing for spring training. Also, he […] Chicago Cubs: Logan Watkins signs minor league deal...
Via Cubbies Crib
December 22, 2016

Watkins, Campana Highlight the Risks of Being a Professional Athlete

For athletes, injuries are a given.  For athletes who reach elite status and play at the highest levels of their sports, injuries are even more likely.  Training demands to maintain the heightened ability or to take the next step are often times a factor in injuries.  Nobody needs to be asked that any more today than Logan Watkins, who last week tore his Achilles tendon, and former...
Via World Series Dreaming
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Lose Watkins to Achilles Injury The Chicago Cubs’ versatile utility man Logan Watkins was excited to get his 2015 campaign underway, so much so that he reported to Arizona early to begin training just like a few others in the organization. Due to some unfortunately circumstances however, he tweeted this a few hours ago: “Devastated to say that I tore my Achilles today working out...
Via Baseball Essential
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Why Logan Watkins should get called up

The Chicago Cubs have one of the least productive offenses in the major leagues, and that comes as no surprise to Cubs fans. With future talent still being groomed in the minor league, possible contention appears to still be a few years down the line. But while we wait for the organization’s “core” prospects to make their way to Wrigley Field, there are plenty of opportunities...
June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

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