You know what I forgot to mention in the previous set of Cubs storylines? The team still needs to figure out who their lefty relievers are. Righty relief is set if you check out the roster:
If we assume that there are five starters and seven relievers...
The Brewers started the season scorchingly hot and had a 20-8 record on May 1. Since then they’ve gone 53-55, are currently riding a five game losing streak, and are now tied with the (ugh) Cardinals for the division lead. I think the Pirates end up taking the division by season’s end but that big lead the Brewers built early in the year has given them a big cushion. (The new...
In an interesting move this afternoon before game time, the Chicago Cubs optioned fireballing relief pitcher Neil Ramirez back to Iowa and recalled Blake Parker.
#Cubs option Ramirez to Iowa. Blake Parker recalled. Not performance related but gives Ramirez a breather
— Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) July 26, 2014
With Carrie Muskat saying that the demotion of Ramirez is not...
Some quick hits...
- The pleasant news of Arismendy Alcantara staying with the team at least through the All-Star Break and hopefully longer, was a nice boost to the morale. With the break looming, the Cubs don't need to worry about their other 2 starting rotation spots, so Kyle Hendricks was optioned despite the solid start yesterday. Blake Parker will likely be sitting next to...
Did The Cubs Win?
OSS: Hendricks had an uneven first start (strike the 1st, it was very very good), but Alcantara played himself onto the team!!!
1. Arismendy Alcantara went 4-5 with 2 singles, 2B, 3B. He had an extremely good game, and afterwards, it was announced that he’s not going down right away. Hopefully Barney gets Wally Pipp’d.
2. Blake Parker dominated the...
Note: This is a guest post by one of our frequent followers and friends, Mr. Phil K. James, who lives in Iowa and as such gets to go to a lot of I-Cubs games. Before we delve into his post, check this out:
Alcantara, Hendricks, Parker, Wada named to PCL All-Star team: http://t.co/nDvYpqoSrX pic.twitter.com/0KugfqGmUX
— Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) July 3, 2014
And now, Phil’s...
Welcome back to The Fantasy Fix’s Closer Report for Week 9. Are the Chicago White Sox switching closers? Do the Cubs have a new closer in waiting? Is there any news outside of the Windy City? Follow along to see where we are today.
Remember, we’ve moved the Fantasy Fix Closer Report Chart to its full time home right here.
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The Chicago Cubs' bullpen has had its trouble this season, but it just got back one of the young hard throwers who are part of the team's rebuilding program. The Cubs have activated reliever Pedro Strop from the disabled list and will make him available for the series with the Milwaukee Brewers, which begins Friday night. The Cubs made the announcement via Twitter Friday mid-afternoon...
ST. LOUIS (AP) The Chicago Cubs recalled right-hander Blake Parker from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America 2013 (12) | 2012 (14) | 2011 (16) | 2010 (14) | 2009 (27) 2013 Affiliate Records MLB: [66-96] NL Central
AAA: [66-78] Pacific Coast League – Iowa
AA: [76-62] Southern League – Tennessee
A+: [75-51] Florida State League – Daytona
A: [55-80] Midwest League – Kane County
A(ss): [41-35] Northwest League — Boise Graduated...