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Archive for August, 2012

Already Thinking About Spring Training and Other Bullets

Already Thinking About Spring Training and Other Bullets

Jeff Samardzija says next year is going to be “crazy.” Jorge Soler is humble, the White Sox can’t find fans, and I’m a Cubs infielder. A bad one.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Beware of Batting Average

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Beware of Batting Average

We’ve long known that batting average isn’t the best of the hitting stats, but here’s a good example of why.

by August 24, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Claim Miguel Socolovich Off Waivers from Orioles, DFA Blake Lalli

Cubs Claim Miguel Socolovich Off Waivers from Orioles, DFA Blake Lalli

The 26-year-old righty reliever has excellent numbers at AAA this year.

Cubs Doing a Little Big Brother’ing in the Minor League System

Cubs Doing a Little Big Brother’ing in the Minor League System

With a ‘spy cam’ being installed at every ballpark in the system, minor leaguers will never know when the bosses are watching.

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Marmol, Castillo, Crawford, Wolf

Lukewarm Stove: Soriano, Marmol, Castillo, Crawford, Wolf

There are nine days left before the nominal waiver trade deadline …

by August 23, 2012 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Dale Sveum is Frustrated by Crappy At Bats and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum is Frustrated by Crappy At Bats and Other Bullets

Youth isn’t helping, but he doesn’t like his players’ approach at the plate. The Cubs have pulled into “second place” in the reverse standings.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Go Pink

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Go Pink

The Daytona Cubs are raising some money with a unique promotion. Also, Ben Wells threw a scoreless inning yesterday. Yes, that Ben Wells.

by August 23, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – August 22, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 3 – August 22, 2012

And there’s the sweep. Grumble.

by August 22, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Cubs Dismiss Four Pro Scouts, Two Amateur Scouts

Cubs Dismiss Four Pro Scouts, Two Amateur Scouts

More organizational shuffling.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (1:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (1:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The wrong kind of sweep is on the table.

by August 22, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Matt Garza’s Season Officially Over, and He Isn’t Thrilled About It

Matt Garza’s Season Officially Over, and He Isn’t Thrilled About It

But he plans to get into great shape in the offseason, and come back strong next year.

by August 22, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Audition Process Continues and Other Bullets

The Audition Process Continues and Other Bullets

Chris Rusin will get another look, but maybe not until September. The Cubs clearly have some holes in their rotation going forward.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Geography

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Geography

Why can’t the Cubs just move their minor league affiliates wherever they want?

by August 22, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 5 – August 21, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 2, Brewers 5 – August 21, 2012

Chris Rusin did all right, but it didn’t much matter.

by August 21, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Plus Roster Moves)

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (7:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc. (Plus Roster Moves)

Chris Rusin’s debut.

by August 21, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Placed on 60-Day Disabled List, Effectively Ending Season

God’s Wrath Watch: Matt Garza Placed on 60-Day Disabled List, Effectively Ending Season

This was the likeliest outcome, but it still sucks.

by August 21, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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