It sounds like top prospect Brett Jackson may not be called up in September, but, upon reflection, that’s probably the right decision.
Month: August 2011
Tony Zych, Tayler Scott and John Andreoli are on board, but Shawon Dunston, Jr. and Ricky Jacquez may not be. I corresponded a bit with the latter two.
Ron Santo’s beautiful statue has been unveiled, Jeff Samardzija still wants to start, the Cubs are homer fiends, Aramis Ramirez is coming down to earth, and Chris Rusin is a prospect name to know.
The Cubs win one for Ronnie.
If the Padres put Heath Bell on waivers this month, the Cubs should claim him. Here’s why.
Baez is all but signed. Dunston and Scott are likely to sign, but Maples and Jacquez are less certain, says Callis.
Meanwhile, Casey Coleman is actually pitching quite well at AAA.
A future return to the rotation for Samardzija hasn’t been ruled out, “major Cubs moves” are coming, Gioskar Amaya is another prospect to know, Ron Santo belongs in the Hall, and baseball viewership is up.
Not going to make the cheap “Cubs can’t even beat Wang this year” joke. Too classy.
The Chicago Cubs’ top positional prospect is tearing up AAA, and could push Marlon Byrd right out the door.
Draft Update: Cubs Sign Rock Shoulders, Trevor Gretzky Goes to “Unsigned,” and What About Dan Vogelbach?
25th round high school first baseman Shoulders gets 3rd round money, Trevor Gretzky is now technically unsigned, and does the status of either affect the possible signing of second round first baseman Dan Vogelbach?
Jonah Keri says the Chicago Cubs’ July 31 trade deadline approach was pretty bad. The worst in baseball, actually.
Negrin appears to be a 27-year-old right-handed reliever. But, as strange as it sounds, it’s hard to be sure.
Dombrowski has signed an extension with the Tigers, Starlin Castro is awesome, Ron Santo has a statue, Mike Quade is clueless, Carlos Zambrano is powerful, and Marco Hernandez is a kid to know.
Carlos Pena says the Chicago Cubs just need to improve their “chemistry.” And now, for your consideration, a silly picture featuring a cat.
The Pittsburgh Pirates have lost 10 in a row, four of which came in the middle of the Cubs’ recent seven-game winning streak. How impressed, therefore, should we really be with the Cubs?
Gird yourself for a momentary nightmare: Bruce Miles says his sense is that Jim Hendry will return in 2012.
Mike Quade is targeting a winter return for Cashner, but he’s open to letting the young righty pitch in September if Cashner is clearly ready.
The NFL is feeling no ill-effects from the lockout – instead, MLB is feeling ill-effects from the NFL. Randy Wells says he pitched well, Marlon Byrd says the outfield was jacked up, Tony Campana’s legend is growing, and Brett Jackson is raking.
What would have otherwise been a 35-game winning streak snapped.
The winning streak is fun, but is it good in the long-term? The Cubs’ farm system has deteriorated, Tony Campana might be a future starter, Peter Gammons says what I said days ago, and Jeff Samardzija is suddenly dominant.
The post-deadline Cubs can win close ones, and can win blowouts.
Cubs’ closer wanted to show the Wrigley faithful that he’s still got it, Cubs need to make a move on Rick Hahn to be the next GM, Tony Campana is fast, Chris Carpenter is hurt, and the Cubs might be winning too much.
I didn’t know how to explain five wins in a row, so you can only imagine my struggles today.
Whose arrows are pointing in what direction in the Cubs’ farm system, and notes on some of the more prominent Cubs prospects.
Remember the rotation that broke camp in 2004? If not, don’t do it to yourself. The Cubs miss out on one of their draft picks, but remain hopeful for another. Bruce Miles ribs Bob Davidson and Marlon Byrd has 1,000 hits.