Minor League Recap: 5/22 – 5/28

Starting with the important things in the minors this week… Jesus can walk on water but @KrisBryant_23 can swim through land #KrisBryantFacts — Dustin Geiger (@D_Geiger) May 29, 2014 @KrisBryant_23 shouldn't even have to walk to the plate anymore just trot around the bases straight out of the dugout #KrisBryantFacts — Corey Black (@CblackCHC) May 29, 2014 Chuck Norris...
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May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap 5/8 – 5/15

Well, let’s get right into it…C.J. Edwards is still being held out with shoulder stiffness.  Obviously, that’s not exactly what we wanted to hear about Edwards.  However, with the abundance of caution taken with Jake Arrieta, this isn’t a big surprise.  In the mean time, let’s continue to hope that’s all it is.  An MRI showed no structural damage, so in that regard...
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May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospects report: Alcantara, Bryant, Black, Edwards

The Cubs have scuffled to an 8-16 record through Sunday, including suffering three losses in which they were tied or winning entering the eighth inning.  They endured four more losses in games in which they squandered leads. Nevertheless, some nice stories are taking root in the Cubs’ farm system.  Several prospects, including some of baseball’s top ones, are continuing...
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April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap 4/18 – 4/23

The most eventful week of the minor league season brought the return of Javier Baez from the disabled list, the debut of Pierce Johnson with the Smokes at Double A, and Corey Black taking another no-hitter to his pitch limit.  Albert Almora and Kris Bryant both brought six game hitting streaks into Thursday night. Injuries of note: Jorge Soler (Hamstring; 7 Day DL), Brett Jackson ...
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April 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Paying For An Opponent

Yesterday, the Cubs and the Yankees squared off for what seemed to be (and what actually was) a normal, regular season doubleheader. It was an exciting couple of pitching duels, but something more interesting went on. The Cubs were facing their former left fielder Alfonso Soriano, the star player that they traded at the All-Star break last year for Corey Black and massive cash considerations...
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April 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Recap: 4/3 -4/11

All of the Cubs’ full season minor league clubs have started their seasons in the last week, and only the Kane County Cougars have gotten out of the gate with a winning mark.  While it is still so incredibly early and there is not a lot of substance to discuss, there have been some ups and downs worth noting. Injuries of note: Jorge Soler (hamstring; 7 Day DL), Josh Vitters (knee...
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April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs April 11 Minor League Recap

Corey Black tossed five no-hit innings, Dustin Geiger launched his third homer, but Tennessee needed a walk-off single by Stephen Bruno for the 6-5 win. Yasiel Balaguert extended his hit streak to six games and added two RBI to his league-leading total as Kane County defeated Lake County 6-4. Daytona’s woes continued at Tampa and Iowa lost at Memphis 7-5.
April 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimenez & Soler Go Deep at Riverview Park

Eloy Jimenez and Jorge Soler belted back-to-back tape measure solo home runs, and Jae-Hoon Ha walked twice, singled, stole two bases, and scored a run, in Cubs Minor League Camp intrasquad action this morning at the Under Armour Performance Center at Riverview Park in Mesa, AZ. Tags: Cubs Minor League Spring Training RecapJorge SolerEloy JiminezJae-Hoon HaTayler ScottCorey Black
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Cashman is catching grief for supposedly opposing the Alphonso Soriano trade: If he did, GOOD FOR HIM

A mini-controversy is raging in the left-brain of the Yankiverse, apparently because Brian Cashman went Lizzie Borden on some reporter who suggested that he opposed the Alphonso Soriano trade. At the time, Cashman went on record saying he didn't want to give up Corey Black. You can read all about it in River Ave.Of course, this is an another example of the Yankees prematurely...
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs August 24 Minor League Recap

The Cubs affiliates went 6-1 on the night including good pitching performances from Boise’s Duane Underwood and Daytona’s Corey Black as the right-handers helped their teams mover close to the playoffs. 3B Mike Olt was 4-4 at Iowa and Jacob Rogers accounted of both of Boise’s runs.
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs August 11 Minor League Recap

Corey Black tossed five shutout innings against his former team leading Daytona over Tampa to earn his first win as a Cub. Kris Bryant extended his hitting streak to 15 games going 5-7 with 3 RBI as the Hawks spilt a DH with Vancouver.
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Instinct | Corey Black, RHP Chicago Cubs

Prospect Instinct | Scouting Report Corey Black, RHP Chicago Cubs 8/4/1991 H: 5’11″ W:175 Corey Black was drafted by the New York Yankees in  2012 as a 4th rounder out of Faulkner in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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July 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Cashman overruled in Soriano deal?

And the drama with the Yankees continues. GM Grain Cashman was overruled by ownership during the acquisition of Alfonso Soriano, according to the New York Post. "I would say we are in a desperate time," Cashman told the Post. "Ownership wants to go for it. I didn't want to give up a young arm [Corey Black]. But I understand the desperate need we have for offense...
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July 28, 2013  |  1 Comment

TCR Weekend Notes

As you all know by know, Alfonso Soriano was dealt to the New York Yankees along with a ton of cash for RHP Corey Black. According to Buster Olney, the Cubs will pay $4.7M of the remaining $6.5M owed Soriano in 2013 and then $13M of the $18M owed Soriano in 2014, saving $6.8M total on the deal and getting a decent relief prospect that Theo compared to Jessie Crain. Soriano went 0...
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July 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Soriano acquired by Yankees from Cubs

The New York Yankees have acquired Alfonso Soriano in a trade with the Chicago Cubs on Friday, returning the seven-time All-Star to the team where he began his career. The Cubs received minor league right-hander Corey Black and cash from New York. Soriano was listed in the Yankees' lineup that was posted in their clubhouse two hours ahead of gametime - before the trade was...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Reports: Chicago Cubs trade Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees

Last night, Alfonso Soriano was scratched from the Cubs’ lineup in anticipation of the slugging outfielder being traded to the Yankees. Manager Dale Sveum even said that a deal with the Yankees was “99 percent done.” After the game was over it was also reported that he had boarded a red-eye flight to New York, expecting to join the Yankees for their three game series against...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yanks Trade New Year's Baby for Old Year Geezer

Corey Black, 21, gets us Alfonso Soriano, 37. Thank God El Duque and Alphonso are away, or we'd be in for 20,000 words. Here's Soriano homering for the Yankees in a World Series played all the way back when TV screens were narrow:
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees announce Soriano deal

Alfonso Soriano officially is a member of the New York Yankees ... again. In exchange for Soriano, who began his major league career with the Yankees in 1999 and played for them through the 2003 season, the Chicago Cubs will receive Single-A pitching prospect Corey Black. The Cubs also will pay $17.7 million of the $24.5 million remaining on Soriano's contract, which runs through...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Alfonso Soriano to the Yankees for Corey Black

The Cubs and Yankees finalized a deal this morning/early afternoon in which Alfonso Soriano will be headed back to the Bronx for minor league pitcher Corey Black. This may seem like it's unrelated to the Pirates save that it's part of the Cub Fire Sale that could give the Pirates some wins down the stretch this year, but I think it's worth noting for a couple of reasons...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano traded to Yankees

The New York Yankees have acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs for minor-league pitcher Corey Black, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post. A source close to Corey says that he has not heard anything about him being dealt to the Yankees. While Corey could still be in the deal, he hasn't been told about it yet. In this deal, the Yankees are getting a power upgrade...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees Acquire Alfonso Soriano Again

It’s been in the works for a few days, and now this morning, it is finally official: the Yankees have acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs in exchange for a class-A pitching prospect, widely rumored to be Corey Black. For the Cubs, though, this move is less about the prospect than it is about financial flexibility. Soriano has about $25 million left on his contract between...
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July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Alfonso Soriano deal to Yankees simply needs Selig’s approval

  Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America The trade of Alfonso Soriano to the New York Yankees is simply waiting on the approval of Bud Selig. Soriano, 37, is set to be traded by the Chicago Cubs for pitcher Corey Black. According to Buster Onley the Cubs will pick up $17.7 million of the $24.5 million left on the outfielders contract. That leaves the Yankees on the...
July 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Video: Corey Black

Kiley brings us video of Yankees prospect Corey Black. The hard-throwing righty peaked at 96 mph with a four-pitch mix.
April 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Minors Wrap-Up: Tampa Victorious Behind Gumbs’ Big Night

  Angelo Gumbs ( Triple-A: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Final Score: Pawtucket 9, SCRANTON/WILKES-BARRE 4 WP: Villarreal (1-0) LP: Romanski (0-1) CF Melky Mesa        1-2, R, SB C Austin Romine     2-4, R, RBI RF Thomas Neal       1-4, 2B, 3 RBI SP Dellin Betances   4.0 IP, 3 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 4 K RP Ryan Pope         3.0 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 K RP Josh Romanski...
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April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

9 Yankees Leave Camp in 1st Round of Cuts

Black pitching for the Staten Island Yankees last season (Photo courtesy of That seemingly endless string of Yankees threading the baseline during the National Anthem just got a little shorter. The LoHud Yankee Blog reports that the first round of Yankee cuts are in: Corey Black | RHP Matt Daley | RHP Nick Goody | RHP Shane Greene | RHP Bryan Mitchell | RHP Zach Nuding...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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