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Some questions about infield moves

Again, I am not advocating any moves, just trying to understand the news and rumors I'm reading.If the Angels sign Alex Rodriguez, will they be motivated to deal Orlando Cabrera, or do they have...

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Some questions about outfield trades

These are just some things I was wondering reading rumors and headlines.  This is just to stimulate discussion--I'm not advocating any particular moves. Frank Wren has said the Braves want a...

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Cliff Floyd Doesn't Think He'll Be Back

That's my inference from his comments in this article.  He says he would like to play near home (Ft. Lauderdale) for the Marlins and Fredi Gonzalez.  If not, he will look to play somewhere where he...

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Who's Going to Arizona?

Assuming things pan out in the next couple of hours, I'm going to be flying out Tuesday night for the first two games of the NLDS.Tickets are still available through the Diamondbacks web site.  I...

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Minor League Wrap -- September 3, 2007

And then there were four.  Iowa CubsJohn Nelson hit two home runs. Fan appreciation, baby!  Joel Santo, promoted all the way from Daytona because they were rained out their last three games, and...

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Minor League Wrap -- September 2, 2007

This year on the MDA telethon:  Dusty Baker singing "You'll never walk again."  When you get up to bat, Hold your hands up high, And don't be afraid just to swing. Ninety feet away is a tallish guy ...

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Minor League Wrap -- September 1, 2007

Sunday morning back to school week edition. Keyword: Hallelujah!Iowa CubsWith half the talent traded away or promoted, the AAA team slumped into September with an 8-1 loss to Omaha.  When Koyie...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 31, 2007

"My internet was down last night" Saturday morning edition.Iowa CubsThe law firm of Dewey, Beatem, and Howe...I mean, Bailey, Cotts, and Howard shutout Omaha, 8-0 on only two hits.  As the major...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 29, 2007

"My dog was barking all last night, and I don't mean my feet hurt" edition.Iowa CubsLadies and Gentlemen, fans of all ages, your new AAA cleanup hitter--Koyie Hill!  Obviously, this is a case of...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 28, 2007

A great win for the major league club last night.  Could the minors echo the success?Iowa CubsAs the Kool-Aid Man would say, "Oh, yeah!"  Cubs 8, Redbird JV 2.I know, I know, but Ronny Cedeno DID...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 27, 2007

I took Al's advice and took a day off from baseball.  So here's another morning edition of the MLW.Iowa CubsThe irresistible force and the immovable object didn't exactly collide, but did coexist...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 26, 2007

Here they come, spinning out of the turn, the Cubs' minor league affiliates heading into the home stretch.Iowa Cubs Sean Gallagher was throwing strikes (65/100 pitches, 8 K's), but not getting...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 25, 2007

Iowa CubsHow about that Ronny Cedeno?  Back in AAA, he goes 2-for-3 with an RBI...and an error.  The pitchers were the story, though, as Iowa beat New Orleans 2-1.  Kevin Hart started, and four...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 19, 2007

Rain, rain go away, come again after Monday.  Ticket already in my hand, a double-header would be just grand!Iowa CubsLes! (clap-clap, clap-clap) Walrond!  (clap-clap, clap-clap) Wins! (clap-clap,...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 14, 2007

Thanks to cwyers for also filling in for Josh this week.  No games had finished when I went to bed last night, so here's another morning edition.Iowa CubsWill Ohman has been located.  He pitched in...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 11, 2007

Here's your Sunday morning edition:Iowa CubsCosmic balance was partially restored, as the Iowa team was the yin to the major league club's yang, taking the plus side of a blowout.  The 12-1 victory...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 10, 2007

Q: Why didn't Will Ohman post on BCB about his sore shoulder? A: Because he's all bark and no byte.On to the news of the day...Iowa CubsBereft of the awesome bat of Matt Murton, our Iowa boys still...

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Minor League Wrap -- August 9, 2007

Josh is movin' on up to become a more capitol fellow, and I pull easy duty tonight, as the I-Cubs are idle.  Tennessee SmokiesMaybe Mark Holliman didn't like being used out of the pen recently and...

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Minor League Wrap -- July 20, 2007

Early morning edition!Iowa CubsUgh.  Don't blame Juan Mateo for the I-Cubs losing 5-3.  He pitched 5.1 decent innings in relief of Wade Miller.  Mateo gave up nine hits, but didn't walk anyone, and...

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Minor League Wrap -- July 19, 2007

Iowa CubsThere are almost too many good performances to list in Iowa's 9-3 win over Round Rock.Scott Moore's line since he took the All-Star break to work with Von Joshua on shortening his swing:...

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Take Me Out to the Auditions! (Ultimate Fan)

So, who else entered the Ultimate Fan Seventh Inning Stretch contest?  I don't know if I'll actually go, but my audition time is set next Friday.Come, on, fess up!I'd post my entry essay, but it's...

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Minor League Wrap -- July 15, 2007

On the heels of the big comeback at Wrigley on Sunday, the minor league teams attempted a sweep of their own.Iowa CubsA powerful victory over Omaha 13-2.What a nice line for Juan Mateo's first...

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Minor League Wrap -- June 29

Having just finished off the rest of my Chicago-style stuffed pizza from yesterday's trip to Wrigley, it looks like I get a chance to write a morning edition of the minor league wrap.Iowa CubsSean...

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Minor League Report -- Sunday, June 24

Iowa CubsSean Gallagher made his first AAA start a successful one, with five scoreless innings against the Albuquerque Als...I mean Isotopes.  The I-Cubs won 4-3.  Sean gave up one hit, with 2...

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Minor League Update -- June 14, 2007

Happy Flag Day!Iowa CubsJohn Webb, Jim Henderson, and Carmen Pignatiello pitched adequately for the Iowa squad, but lost to Omaha 3-1.  The only batters to figure out opposing starter Bill Buckner...

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Draft Recap and Second Day

Al, I didn't think you would spend another headline on the draft, so I'm putting up this diary for people to continue chatting about yesterday's lower picks, and the second day today.  I was...

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Minor League Wrap -- June 6, 2007

Iowa CubsidleTennessee SmokiesPaul Schappert, the infamous #36 of Sean Gallagher's nightmares, got the start today for Tennessee over Birmingham.  Good thing for Sean that Mike Bielecki, Kevin...

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Minor League Wrap -- June 5, 2007

Filling in for joshinla today.  I'll do my best.  Iowa CubsThe Iowa squad came from behind to defeat Tacoma 5-4, as Micah Hoffpauir, Eric Patterson, and Ronny Cedeno homered.  J.R. Mathes continued...

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If we trade players at the deadline

I'm not commenting on whether or not the Cubs still have a shot at the playoffs.  But, like some other people, I enjoy playing general manager in my head.  I'd be interested to hear what people...

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Excellent Rozner article on Trib people

I'm sure cwyers would have pimped this if he weren't busy with much more important stuff.  Rather than try to be humorous, I'll just say you have to read this article by Barry Rozner.  Excellent...

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