Archive for June, 2012

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Pursuing *Another* Top Cuban Outfield Prospect – Yasiel Puig

Chicago Cubs Reportedly Pursuing *Another* Top Cuban Outfield Prospect – Yasiel Puig

Puig’s agent says the 21-year-old outfield is a prospect of the same caliber as Jorge Soler and Yoenis Cespedes. What else is he gonna say, right?

God’s Wrath Watch: Ian Stewart Gets Cortisone Shot for Wrist

God’s Wrath Watch: Ian Stewart Gets Cortisone Shot for Wrist

Ian Stewart has been dealing with wrist issues for years, and they took a turn for the worst last year with the Rockies, when he hurt the wrist again. Since[Read More…]

by June 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Winning the Sean Marshall Trade and Other Bullets

Winning the Sean Marshall Trade and Other Bullets

If Travis Wood keeps pitching this well, I think there was a clear winner. Jake Peavy is mad, Alfonso Soriano loves the fans, and Koyie Hill has a job.

by June 20, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Bour Beaten, But Barely

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Bour Beaten, But Barely

Justin Bour made it to the final round in the Southern League Home Run Derby, but couldn’t close it out. Josh Vitters remains hot.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, White Sox 1 – June 19, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, White Sox 1 – June 19, 2012

In their face again! Not as aggressively, but still!

by June 19, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Wow – Starlin Castro Made an Insane Catch Tonight (Video)

Wow – Starlin Castro Made an Insane Catch Tonight (Video)

This might make some top ten lists …

by June 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. White Sox (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin’: Cubs v. White Sox (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

MOAR beat-down.

by June 19, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Bryan LaHair in Right Field is As Much About Alfonso Soriano Trade Posturing as it is About Anthony Rizzo

Bryan LaHair in Right Field is As Much About Alfonso Soriano Trade Posturing as it is About Anthony Rizzo

If LaHair couldn’t play right field, the Cubs were going to have a problem.

Lukewarm Stove: Teams Are Asking About Darwin Barney, and the Cubs Might Consider Moving Him

Lukewarm Stove: Teams Are Asking About Darwin Barney, and the Cubs Might Consider Moving Him

WIth his offense ticking up this year, and his defense excellent at second base, Barney has real value.

by June 19, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Chicago Cubs Are Eyeing Another Cuban Player Before the New Spending Restrictions Kick In

The Chicago Cubs Are Eyeing Another Cuban Player Before the New Spending Restrictions Kick In

Armando Rivero is a hard-throwing righty reliever.

God’s Wrath(?) Watch: Dempster, Sveum, and Epstein Discuss Dempster’s Injury, and a Source Says It’s Legit

God’s Wrath(?) Watch: Dempster, Sveum, and Epstein Discuss Dempster’s Injury, and a Source Says It’s Legit

No one is worried about Dempster, but the DL stint doesn’t sound like any kind of trade-related ruse.

Matt Garza Has Alfonso Soriano’s Back and Other Bullets

Matt Garza Has Alfonso Soriano’s Back and Other Bullets

Matt Garza is also irked at the fans. Theo Epstein defends Soriano, and the Cubs/ASU fight is playing out in the media.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Bour In Home Run Derby

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Bour In Home Run Derby

The Cubs’ big, slugging first baseman will try to send some deep.