Putnam has an elbow issue, and Raley appears to be a temporary fill-in.
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It sounds like it was just a matter of not having his best stuff. It happens. Also Theo Epstein on the minors, and Jim Callis on the Cubs’ top prospect.
The big righty has a huge – read: 100 mph – arm, but has been plagued by control issues for years.
Ian Stewart Twitter Denouement: An Apology, a Managerial Reaction, an Agent Statement, and a Suspension
All on Twitter, appropriately.
The former Cubs third baseman did a lot of tweeting last night that has captured the media’s attention.
All three are college seniors, and all three are expected in Mesa this week for a rookie minicamp.
Not that I want anyone to get hurt, obviously.
The ratings decline is unfortunately timed, given the portion of Cubs’ TV rights available after 2014.
A dominant outing against the Pirates, and Jackson’s trajectory looks to be on the upswing. But it didn’t really change all that much.
The righties will presumably head to Arizona to begin transitioning into their professional careers.
He’s got some mechanical things to work on, and he might need a day to clear his head. Also: a date for Fujikawa’s Tommy John, and more Draft stuff.
The Cubs prospect is playing at Iowa, and he’s going to be playing all over.
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Let’s get this thing started. The Cubs theoretically land another couple top prospects tonight, and we get to watch.