The Least Likely Cycles in MLB History

The Sporting News and Leon M. Trice I’ve written in the recent past about the least likely three-homer games, the least likely no-hitters, and the worst seasons to get MVP votes. In keeping with that basic underlying theme, today we will talk about the most unlikely players to have hit for the cycle. As you probably know, hitting for the cycle means having a single, a double...
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April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs 2015 Prospect Comparisons Are Incredibly Exciting

Baseball America released its top-100 Prospects list last Friday that featured six players in the Chicago Cubs organization. Fans have been burned in the past, thinking top prospects would show up to the big leagues and save the Cubs and more often than not those highly touted prospects ended as terrible busts. Just thinking about Corey Patterson and Felix Pie makes me angry. Oh...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

If you recall, I recently wrote about Felix Pie being the last Iowa Cub position player who could draw a crowd in Des Moines before the most recent crop of players to pop up on the Farm.  That was a time gone by.  This past season in Des Moines it would have been difficult to outbuzz the likes of Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and even maybe Arismendy Alcantara.  To have done...
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January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

All Hail King…Pelix?

King Pelix?  This is going to be the rare post where one has a perfectly good name to pun and is afforded the opportunity to use another one.  Who is King Pelix?  Well, he’s a guy you likely know….are at least partly remember.  He was a top Cubs prospect and top fifty-something in all of baseball at one point.  In fact before the most recent cornucopia of Cubs prospects...
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January 03, 2015  |  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...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Felix Pie Tells Pitcher To Throw Strikes and Bonus Korean Baseball Video

Former Chicago Cubs prospect Felix Pie gave some advice to a teammate recently that was administered in an unusual way. Pie, who has been patrolling centerfield this season for the Hanwha Eagles in the Korean Baseball Organization, felt his pitcher wasn’t throwing enough strikes. Instead of yelling from the outfield or taking his teammate aside in the dugout during innings, Pie...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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