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Chicago Cubs Prospect Brett Jackson Feeling Better

Depending on how closely you follow Chicago Cubs prospects, you may have noticed that outfielder Brett Jackson stopped playing baseball a couple weeks ago when he and fellow prospect Chris Archer were playing in the Pan Am games for the U.S. team in Puerto Rico. Turns out that Jackson was dealing with a right ankle […]

Lukewarm Stove: Adrian Gonzalez’s Price Tag Expected to Be Steep

File this one under duh, but it’s still worth learning what kind of package the San Diego Padres might consider for Adrian Gonzalez this winter. In short: a lot. The Padres are expected to listen, but with Gonzalez making just $5.5 million next season and the Padres’ successful 2010 season leading them to believe they […]

Starlin Castro: Rookie of the Year?

I semi-jokingly made the comment in an EBS a couple of weeks ago, but Chicago Cubs shortstop Starlin Castro is making it look a whole lot less jokey lately. Could he really be the NL Rookie of the year? Castro, a legitimate contender for National League Rookie of the Year honors, is batting .318 with […]

The Milwaukee Brewers Are Collectively a Douche

Not but three years ago, if you asked an average Chicago Cubs fan what teams he hated, you’d invariably hear “Cardinals” and “White Sox” uttered unnaturally through clenched teeth while rage welled up in the speaker’s eyes. Sure, you might hear a smattering of other teams – Yankees, Red Sox, Dodgers, Astros, Reds, among others […]

Hak-Ju Lee Will Not Be Promoted This Year

The Chicago Cubs have a long track record of in season promotions for their better prospects. The team’s philosophy appears to be something like: allow the kid to find some success at his present level, and then challenge him to finish out the season playing against tougher competition. That’s why the decision not to give […]

Chad Tracy, We Hardly Knew Ye

Or is it, we hardly liked ye? In any event, Chad Tracy is no longer a member of the Chicago Cubs. Infielder Chad Tracy, who was designated for assignment last week to make room for Aramis Ramirez’s return from the DL, cleared waivers and declined an assignment to Class AAA, making him a free agent. CHICAGO […]

Josh Vitters Battling Swollen Thumb, Better Pitching

It wasn’t too long ago that the Chicago Cubs’ positional prospect hopes were pinned to third baseman Josh Vitters, not shortstop Starlin Castro. Vitters, who is in his third full season in the system, seems like he’s been slow to develop since being drafted third overall in 2007, but it’s easy to forget that he’s […]

Lou Piniella Using Pop Rocks When Dynamite is Due

The Chicago Cubs offense sucks. And yet, several players are hitting very well. Ryan Theriot, Kosuke Fukudome, Marlon Byrd, Geovany Soto, Alfonso Soriano and Starlin Castro are all hitting very well. That’s six of your eight regulars. So how is it possible that the offense is not scoring runs? You know the answer. Aramis Ramirez […]

Mike Fontenot is Probably on the Trade Block

With Starlin Castro and Ryan Theriot locking down the middle infield for the foreseeable future, former pseudo-starting second baseman Mike Fontenot could very well prove a luxury on the bench that the Cubs would prefer to explore trading. If Castro does what his talent promises, and he sticks this season, Fontenot’s longer-term place with the Cubs doesn’t […]

Starlin Castro Will Be Joining the Cubs This Year

Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry admitted what everybody already knew: super prospect Starlin Castro is going to join the big club at some point this year. “He’s coming along very well,” Hendry said on “The Waddle & Silvy Show” on ESPN 1000. “[Assistant GM] Randy Bush just visited the Double-A club for about five […]