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Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Brett Jackson Boggles The Mind

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Brett Jackson Boggles The Mind

If you ignore Brett Jackson’s frightening strikeout pace, he’s absolutely on fire.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 – June 24, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 5 – June 24, 2012

That’s a sweep, folks. The wrong kind.

by June 24, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs will try to avoid the sweep.

by June 24, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Anthony Rizzo (RizzOMG) Could Debut on Tuesday and Other Bullets

Anthony Rizzo (RizzOMG) Could Debut on Tuesday and Other Bullets

Rizzo could be called up halfway through the Met series to avoid Johan Santana. Dale Sveum he’s never been around a player receiving as much hype as Rizzo. Great.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: On The Radar

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: On The Radar

Pitcher Rafael Diplan is starting inch closer to our prospect radar.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10 – June 23, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 10 – June 23, 2012

Paul Maholm’s offense didn’t make up for his pitching.

by June 24, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (9:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Get a pot of coffee going.

by June 23, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Dale Sveum “Explains” His Strange Lineup Decision and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum “Explains” His Strange Lineup Decision and Other Bullets

You’re probably wondering why Dale didn’t change the lineup last night when the pitcher changed. More on Jeff Samardzija’s struggles, and RizzOMG.

by June 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Another Great Start By A Lefty

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Another Great Start By A Lefty

Frank Del Valle had an absolutely dominant game yesterday.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 6 – June 22, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Diamondbacks 6 – June 22, 2012

Bright sides in the morning…

by June 23, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. Diamondbacks (8:40 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

We’ll all try to focus on something other than Anthony Rizzo (RizzOMG!).

by June 22, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Jae-Hoon Ha Making the Futures Game is the Second Most Awesome Part of This Post

Jae-Hoon Ha Making the Futures Game is the Second Most Awesome Part of This Post

The picture! The picture!

The Cubs Have Signed Another Interesting Undrafted Free Agent – Lefty Kyle Shepard

The Cubs Have Signed Another Interesting Undrafted Free Agent – Lefty Kyle Shepard

He had decent numbers this past year, but I find the preceding three years to be more interesting.

Dale Sveum Knew What He Was Getting Into and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum Knew What He Was Getting Into and Other Bullets

Sveum had no illusions about the strength of his roster, apparently. Theo Epstein talks about the direction of the organization, and Anthony Rizzo pressure mounts.

by June 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Candy ‘Copter Comes Again

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: The Candy ‘Copter Comes Again

Watching Javier Baez AND watching kids catch candy dropped from a helicopter? Win win.

Cubs Fan Ron Swanson and White Sox Fan Darryl Philbin Go At It For a Third Time

Cubs Fan Ron Swanson and White Sox Fan Darryl Philbin Go At It For a Third Time

How would Ron sound singing the Seventh Inning Stretch? How about Darryl?

by June 21, 2012 Cubs Humor
Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Beachy Having Tommy John Surgery, Braves Seeking a Starter

Lukewarm Stove: Brandon Beachy Having Tommy John Surgery, Braves Seeking a Starter

Unsurprisingly, they’re being attached to Matt Garza and Ryan Dempster.

by June 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Ian Stewart Sounds Glum About His Wrist; And Why Isn’t Josh Vitters Getting a Look?

Ian Stewart Sounds Glum About His Wrist; And Why Isn’t Josh Vitters Getting a Look?

If Ian Stewart continues to miss time, shouldn’t the Cubs give Josh Vitters a look? In short: not yet.

Chicago Cubs Announce Several More Draft Pick Signings – Where Do They Stand on Their Bonus Pool?

Chicago Cubs Announce Several More Draft Pick Signings – Where Do They Stand on Their Bonus Pool?

The Cubs have saved a fair bit of money so far, which money could be used to entice later round picks or to lock down Albert Almora.

Randy Wells Might Already Be Out of a Job and Other Bullets

Randy Wells Might Already Be Out of a Job and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum won’t yet commit to getting Wells another start. Cubs/Sox didn’t have much attendance, Casey Coleman is OK, and Darwin Barney is loved.

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