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D-backs lose trio of players

PHOENIX -- The Diamondbacks lost three players to waivers and out-righted three off the major league roster Tuesday. Right-hander Bo Schultz was claimed by Toronto, and outfielders Roger Kieschnick and Alfredo Marte were claimed by the Los Angeles Angels.  Left-hander Joe Paterson, outfielder Brett Jackson and catcher Bobby Wilson were assigned to Triple-A Reno. Schultz, whose fastball...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

The Starting Lineup for Former Failed Cubs Prospects

Much has been talked about the highly touted prospects soon to make their way to Wrigley. It’s exciting and fun but before we reserve their place in Cooperstown, let’s take a stroll down memory lane of the top failed Cubs prospects.   Starting Pitchers: Rich Hill LHP – Drafted in the 4th round in 2002 out of Michigan, Hill had the makings of a top of the rotation starter...
Via Sports Mockery
August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Brett Jackson: A Cautionary Tale

When the Epstein/Hoyer era began at 1060 W. Addison in 2011, the Cubs’ farm system was, to put it delicately, depleted. Headlined by “future stars” such as Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, and Trey McNutt, the Cubs farm system was ranked as one of the worst in the league.Nonetheless, Cubs fans still saw a future where Brett Jackson as the cornerstone of the Cubs outfield. “Jackson...
Via Sports Mockery
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Former 1st rounder Brett Jackson traded

Thursday night, the Arizona Diamondbacks and the Chicago Cubs made the trade to send reliever Blake Cooper to the Cubs while sending former 1st round pick Brett Jackson to the D’backs. Cooper, 26, is 16-15 in 192 relief appearances over five minor league seasons with a 3.27 ERA. He was 4-2 with a 3.57 ERA […]
Via Baseball Essential
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Deal Former 1st Round Draft Pick to D'backs

The Cubs have traded OF Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league RHRP Blake Cooper. Tags: Cubs Roster MovesBrett JacksonBlake Cooper
Via Cub Reporter
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Trade Jackson to Arizona, Brett Jackson That is

Late last night the Chicago Cubs traded former first round pick Brett Jackson to the Arizona DiamondBacks for Triple A pitcher, and 2014 AA All Star pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was one of those big top prospects from the Jim Hendry era that never quite panned out. In his brief stop in the majors in 2012, Jackson fell flat on his face and never made his way back to the big leagues...
Via World Series Dreaming
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Chicago Cubs Trade Former First Round Pick

The Chicago Cubs have traded former first round pick Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks for minor league reliever Blake Cooper. Jackson was hitting .210 in Triple-A. Once deemed a top prospect with power and speed potential, never seemed to make enough contact to be an impact player. He struck out 94 times in 81 games this season for the Iowa Cubs. Follow me: @steveohhh12...
Via Sports Mockery
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs Prospects Giving Fans a Reason to Believe

We all know that the Chicago Cubs farm system is the best in baseball according to Bleacher Report’s Mike Rosenbaum. We also are fully aware that once a rookie is called up, he must adjust to the way the game is played at the Major League level. The Cubs have been building their farm system since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer were brought in to run the organization, and with the latest...
Via Sports Mockery
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Diamonds in the Rough 07.01.14

A rough day for the Affiliates as they went 2-5.HR Call: Francisco Pena (14) , Carlos Peguero (11), Dexter Kjerstad (3), Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado (7,8), Amalani Fukofuka (1)  Pine Tar Press Pitcher of the Day: Luis Santos  5.2 IP  3 H  1 R  1 BB 2 K Pine Tar Press Hitter of the Day:  Alfredo Escalera-Maldonado 4-6  3  R   2B   2  HR   4 RBI   Omaha...
Via Pine Tar Press
July 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #12

The Cubs made extra cuts on Tuesday, but that didn’t stop the guys who got cut from doing some damage. The Cubs optioned outfielders Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters, pitchers Arodys Vizcaino and Zac Rosscup, and infielder Christian Villanueva, to Triple-A Iowa, and assigned catcher Rafael Lopez, outfielder Mitch Maier and pitcher Armando Rivero to Minor League camp on Tuesday. Mike...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Drop 8 More from Spring Roster

Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters, Christian Villanueva, Arodys Vizcaino, Zack Rossup, Mitch Maier, Armando Rivero and Rafael Lopez are optioned or reassigned...and there were 47 (I think). Tags: Cubs Spring Training Roster Moves
Via Cub Reporter
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Road to Opening Day: #15

On Saturday, the Cubs won one and lost one.  In the one they lost, Anthony Rizzo found some power (probably thanks to the thin air in the Las Vegas desert, but still…GONE x2): Back in Arizona, Brett Jackson is still finding his way back to the form that made him one of the best prospects in the Cubs system just a couple seasons ago.  Jackson got some timely hits, including a...
Via World Series Dreaming
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Shields spectacular on mound, but Royals fall to Cubs 6-5

SURPRISE, Ariz. -- James Shields struck out 10 in six scoreless innings for Kansas City, but the Royals lost 6-5 to a split-squad of Chicago Cubs on Saturday. Brett Jackson hit a three-run homer off Kansas City's Jon Rauch in the eighth, and then had a go-ahead, two-run single against Tim Collins in the ninth. Shields, who is slated to start on opening day, allowed an infield single...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
March 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

Billy Williams Signs an Autograph for an Appreciative Young Fan This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers this weekend.  Not much new information was...
Via World Series Dreaming
January 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rule 5 Intrigue

As we head into Thanksgiving and await the Winter Meetings, there appears to be a new wrinkle in the land of Rule 5.  We’ve written before about some of the Cubs players that could potentially be lost to Rule 5 in early December, which is mildly annoying but not really that big of a deal in the grand scheme of things. Today, The Cub Reporter retweeted an article from Baseball...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Goodbye is Always the Hardest Part

Everybody loves prospects. These young up and comers breathe hope into a downtrodden fanbase of a bottom of the barrel team. And who could blame them? In the past few years we have seen young stars like Mike Trout, Bryce Harper and Jose Fernandez jump right to the big leagues and establish themselves as some of the top talent in all of the game. What is there not to love? Well, sadly...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Late Night Rule 5 Thoughts

The Cubs are coming up to the MLB reserve list deadline (as are all the other teams in MLB), so it’s time to make a few decisions regarding who needs to be protected in advance of the Rule 5 draft.  The timeline of events goes something like this: November 20 – reserve lists filed for all MLB and minor league squads December 2 – non-tender deadline December 12 – Rule 5...
Via World Series Dreaming
November 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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