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3-16-15 Liveblog (Cubs vs. Dads)

I’m watching the game and took the day off. I’m going to blog my random thoughts. First, the lineup: Al Contra 3B (interestingly) Coghlan LF  (looking behind his shoulder at Bryant/Lake) Castro SS Soler RF Bryant DH (nursing shoulder soreness) Sweeney CF (battling for a suddenly crowded outfield) Castillo C (auditioning for the Padres) \O/ 1B (auditioning for 3 weeks of 3B)...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

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

Chicago Cubs Invite 19 Players to Spring Training

The Chicago Cubs announced today that they have invited 19 non-roster invitees to spring training. The players invited are ones the Cubs want to see more of and ones that are not on the 40-man roster. All players on the 40-man roster are invited to spring training without an invitee. Here’s the list of the non-roster invitees: Catchers:Kyle SchwarberTaylor Teagarden Infielders...
Via Baseball Essential
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Cubs Lose Watkins to Achilles Injury

sportpics.photoshelter.com 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

Cubs trade Vizcaino for La Stella

For those of you keeping track, that brings Paul Maholm‘s total value to the Cubs to Tommy La Stella, but we had to throw in some IFA slot money (we got one back to make the numbers work). The trade makes sense to me. Arodys might have a future as a power reliever, but that’s an area the Cubs are flush with. The Cubs are also flush with middle infielders, but you’re deluding...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Five-run seventh gives Dodgers 8-4 win over Cubs.

CHICAGO (AP) Dee Gordon and pinch-hitter Andre Ethier hit RBI doubles in Los Angeles' five-run seventh inning, and the Dodgers rallied to beat the Chicago Cubs 8-4 on Thursday night and extend their lead in the NL West. The Dodgers trailed 4-1 heading into the seventh but six of their eight hitters reached base against reliever Neil Ramirez with five hits and an error. Cubs rookie...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Not Bad…For a Rookie

With the 11-1 ass-whipping the Cubs received yesterday, the Cubs fell to 64-82 and guaranteed themselves a losing record. It’s been a rough week, and after a really nice run of baseball, we’ve been thoroughly outclassed by some not-very-good teams (though they aren’t slouches, either). As the 2014 season draws to it’s merciful close, I’d like to reflect on each of our rookies...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cards hammered by Cubs 5-1 in start of Saturday's doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place Cubs...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs hit 3 more HRs, beat Cards 5-1 in DH opener

ST. LOUIS (AP) Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place Cubs...
Via AP on Fox
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Masterson, Cards hammered by Cubs 5-1 in start of Saturday's doubleheader

ST. LOUIS -- Starlin Castro hit one of Chicago's three solo homers and Felix Doubront pitched seven strong innings in his National League debut, sending the Cubs to a 5-1 victory over the slumping St. Louis Cardinals in the opener of a day-night doubleheader Saturday. Logan Watkins and Chris Valaika also connected for Chicago in the makeup of a May 14 rainout. The last-place Cubs...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs reinstate SS Castro from bereavement list

CINCINNATI (AP) The Chicago Cubs reinstated shortstop Starlin Castro from the bereavement list in time to start Tuesday night's game against the Reds. Infielder Logan Watkins was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, making room on the roster for Castro, who hasn't played since Aug. 19. Castro went on the bereavement list on Aug. 21 to attend the funerals in the Dominican Republic...
Via AP on Fox
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Starlin Castro Rejoins Cubs Tuesday

Starlin Castro will be back in the Cubs lineup tuesday in Cincinnati against the Reds. Castro has been on the bereavement list since last week after the news of a deadly car accident claimed the lives of several people including a relative of Castro’s in the Dominican Republic. He has been out the last five games for the Cubs, after playing in every game up to that point...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Win, Again

A rain shortened Cubs victory on Tuesday was trumped by a successful Giants protest on Wednesday; with the Cubbies getting the last last laugh on Thursday, beating the Giants (again) 2-1. Hector Rondon notched his 19th save of the season and Tsuyoshi Wada got the win in the contest stemming from Tuesday. Priot to the game, the Cubs also placed Starlin Castro on the bereavement...
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August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs place Starlin Castro on bereavement list, recall Logan Watkins

getty images The Chicago Cubs have placed shortstop Starlin Castro on the bereavement list following the death of his cousin and three close friends this week in the Dominican Republic. Castro left the Cubs on Wednesday and could miss an entire week before returning. To replace Castro on the roster the Cubs have recalled Logan Watkins from Triple-A Iowa. For the time-being the...
Via Tireball.com
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Minor League Update: 8-19-14

Salt Lake Bees 7 @ Iowa Cubs 5 Stargazing Tony Campana (batting#9): 1-4 Logan Watkins: 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI Jorge Soler: 0-4, BB, 2 SO (.230/.330/.517) Mike Olt: 0-4, 4K On the Mound Chris Rusin: 6.1 IP, 6 R, 3 BB, 2 SO Tennessee Smokies 7 @ Montgomery Biscuits 1 Stargazing Albert Almora: 2-5, 2B, SO (.236/.261/.337) Addison Russell: 2-5, 2B, HR, 2 RBI (.297/.346/.534) Christian Villanueva...
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August 19, 2014  |  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...
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June 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Journeymen of Tomorrow: The Story So Far (AAA and AA)

It’s been awhile since we’ve touched on the minor leagues this season. dmick has been busy. Seeing as I held the post of “minor league wonk” fairly recently, I thought I’d give a short synopsis of each team so far. Iowa Arismendy Alcantara has not been so great this year. His walk rate is down precipitously, so even though he carries a .275 average, he’s the owner of...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cubs Column: Spring Training Update

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/http://dealbook.nytimes.com/   Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook! Well, we’re about half way through Spring Training, so it’s time to check in on our beloved Cubbies and see just how those up and coming prospects are doing so far. Prospects...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

The Cubs Column: Spring Training Update

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/http://dealbook.nytimes.com/   Written by: Matt Shock (@shockwave_music) Edited by: Curt Ashcraft (@cashcraft740) Follow us on Twitter! @OS_Report Like Us on Facebook! Well, we’re about half way through Spring Training, so it’s time to check in on our beloved Cubbies and see just how those up and coming prospects are doing so far. Prospects...
Via In The Neutral Zone
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Your 25-Man Roster Guess

The Cubs made two handfuls of expected cuts yesterday which included optioning Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Arismendy Alcantara, Logan Watkins, Matt Szczur, Jeudy Valdez, Carlos Pimentel and Eric Jokisch...releasing Aaron Cunningham brings it up to 10. That leaves camp with 56, but only 25 get to travel and we know many still there are just getting their work in. So let...
Via Cub Reporter
March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospect destroys car's windshield with huge home run

When it comes to hitting, there's "home run power" and then, simply..."power".  Chicago Cubs shortstop Javier Baez has the latter. Just ask Cubs fan Grant Smith. You see, Smith's car was on the receiving end of an impressive blast by Baez Friday in Mesa. "I saw it fly and I heard a sound," infielder Logan Watkins said. The sound? "Glass," Watkins added. @CarrieMuskat...
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February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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