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Chicago Cubs Sign Canadian Undrafted Free Agent Jesse Hodges

Chicago Cubs Sign Canadian Undrafted Free Agent Jesse Hodges

The Cubs continue to mine the undrafted depths for diamonds, even months after the Draft.

Don’t Eyeball Dale Sveum and Other Bullets

Don’t Eyeball Dale Sveum and Other Bullets

You wouldn’t like him when he’s angry. The young guys are struggling, Alfonso Soriano has some huge numbers, and a little prospect chatter.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Boise Advances

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Boise Advances

Celebrate a Cubs* playoff victory!

by September 6, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Nationals 9 – September 5, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Nationals 9 – September 5, 2012

The unstoppable force won.

by September 5, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Nationals (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Nationals (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The unstoppable force meets the immovable object.

by September 5, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Jorge Soler’s First (Partial) Season in the States Ends Well

Jorge Soler’s First (Partial) Season in the States Ends Well

He not only put up a huge line at Peoria, but has so far adjusted well to completely new surroundings.

by September 5, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Alfonso Soriano: 2012 Gold Glover?

Alfonso Soriano: 2012 Gold Glover?

Silly joke, or legitimate discussion?

by September 5, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Have No Plans to Give Adam Greenberg an at Bat and Other Bullets

Cubs Have No Plans to Give Adam Greenberg an at Bat and Other Bullets

Jed Hoyer breaks the bad news to Greenberg and Matt Liston, who is undeterred. More discussing of Jeff Samardzija’s shutdown plan, and of Arismendy Alcantara’s injury.

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Peoria Postscript

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Peoria Postscript

The Peoria Chiefs’ season was fairly middle-of-the-road … when they were at their best.

by September 5, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Nationals 11 – September 4, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 5, Nationals 11 – September 4, 2012

The young pitchers got their butts kicked.

by September 4, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Nationals (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Nationals (6:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Chris Rusin will try to duplicate the success of his first ML start, but perhaps a little longer this time.

by September 4, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Starlin Castro Improved Quite a Bit in August – You Just Couldn’t Tell

Starlin Castro Improved Quite a Bit in August – You Just Couldn’t Tell

Castro’s numbers in August didn’t look great, but his hitting coach – and the numbers behind the numbers – say he improved dramatically.

by September 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Fandom and the Effort to Get Adam Greenberg “One At Bat”

Fandom and the Effort to Get Adam Greenberg “One At Bat”

The former Chicago Cub would like the chance to step back into the batter’s box just one more time.

by September 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
The Lesson of the Nats and Other Bullets

The Lesson of the Nats and Other Bullets

How have the Nats become the powerhouse that they are? And how can the Cubs duplicate it?

by September 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Smokies Sign Off

Cubs’ Minor League Daily: Smokies Sign Off

The AA season is a wrap, with a winning record, but no playoff appearance.

by September 4, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Nationals 2 – September 3, 2012

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Nationals 2 – September 3, 2012

Poor Jeff Samardzija.

by September 3, 2012 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Nationals (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Nationals (12:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

A couple of teams with nearly perfectly inverted records.

by September 3, 2012 Pre-Gamin'
Is Travis Wood Locked into a Starting Spot in 2013? and Other Bullets

Is Travis Wood Locked into a Starting Spot in 2013? and Other Bullets

Dale Sveum suggests that he is, but there are many months before next April. Chris Bosio blames Koyie Hill for the Cubs’ woes. Probably.

by September 3, 2012 Chicago Cubs News

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