Watkins, Campana Highlight the Risks of Being a Professional Athlete

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For athletes, injuries are a given.  For athletes who reach elite status and play at the highest levels of their sports, injuries are even more likely.  Training demands to maintain the heightened ability or to take the next step are often times a factor in injuries.  Nobody needs to be Continue reading Watkins, Campana Highlight the Risks of Being a Professional Athlete

Garza’s Arm Cannot Cash a Check His Mouth Wrote

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We all know what happened with Matt Garza. After a failed contract negotiation (which might have only been for show), the Chicago Cubs traded Garza to the Texas Rangers for Mike Olt, Neil Ramirez, C.J. Edwards and Justin Grimm. After a failed playoff run, Garza hit free agency and eventually Continue reading Garza’s Arm Cannot Cash a Check His Mouth Wrote

The Team No One Wants to Face?

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I know what you are thinking. How can a team that is last in their division, and one of the worst teams in baseball be a team contenders are afraid of. With as well as the team ha been playing, as much energy and talent there is now, that is Continue reading The Team No One Wants to Face?

Kris Bryant Goes to Iowa

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Remember when Cubs fans were flipping out because Kris Bryant was wasting away in Tennessee?  Well, looks like the Cubs had a plan all along… There’s this:   Can’t wait to join the @IowaCubs tomorrow! Thank you to @smokiesbaseball and all my teammates for so many great memories! — Kris Continue reading Kris Bryant Goes to Iowa

Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

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As we sit today, the Cubs have a pretty well stocked system of position prospects.  With Starlin Castro being under contract for the next six years, there is one infielder whose value is tied to what he can bring back in a potential trade…and that infielder is Darwin Barney. With Continue reading Potential Darwin Barney Trade Partners

End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading End of Spring Training Minor League Report

Minor League Report: June 4-10, 2012

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Jorge Soler will sign a contract with a Major League Baseball team by tomorrow, and the Cubs are the front-runners.  Perhaps an Japanese NPB team will swoop in and sign him to spite me for trying to go as broad as possible, yet still being wrong.  In all seriousness, major Continue reading Minor League Report: June 4-10, 2012