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Minor League Round-up: 5/2/07 (updated)

My apologies for missing the second Iowa-Nashville game as I did not notice there was a double header.Iowa 2 - Nashville 1 (Game 1) Pitching Notes: Sean Marshall's stay at Daytona must have been...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/30/07

Iowa 6 - Nashville 5 Pitching Notes: 5 was the unlucky number for Carlos Marmol who allowed 5 earned on 5 hits in 5 innings. He walked 3 and struck out 3. Randy Wells (2IP, 3Ks, 1BB), Carmen...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/26/07

Iowa 7 - Memphis 4 Pitching Notes: Angel Guzman had better results in his second start, giving up 2 earned runs on 4 hits while striking out 5 (0 walks) over 4.1 IP. John Webb also allowed 2...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/24/07

One would expect good things to happen across the Cubs organization with Rich Hill, Carlos Marmol, Donnie Veal and Jeff Samardzjia all starting games throughout the Cubs system today. Not so much,...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/22/07

Extra innings was a theme across the Cubs system today as Iowa and Peoria joined the major leaguers in going into extra frames. The game in Kane County looks like it faced similar conditions to...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/21/07

Nashville 6 - Iowa 1 Pitching Notes: Angel Guzman got roughed up in his first start of the year, pitching 3 innings and giving up 5 ER on 6 hits including 1 HR, with 2 walks and no strike-outs. R...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/18/07

Todays report includes pitching appearances from two of the organization's top pitching prospects.Iowa 8 - Albuquerque 0 Pitching Notes: Solid pitching tonight on the part of Les Walrond and John...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/17/07

Oh, with the likes of Albuquerque, Chattanooga and Pignatiello, no complaints about spelling tough words.Albuquerque 4 - Iowa 3 (10 innings) Pitching Notes: Bad night for the I-Cubs bullpen who...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/15/07

I know that its been posted on BCB in the past, but Donnie Veal has a regular feature on Minor League Baseball's website. Here is his latest Diary.As Josh passed along, Here's an interview with...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/13/07

I'm gonna start with a brief rant on the Cubs before I go into the minor league report. I was sitting at a conference today in St. Charles, IL, just finished leading an educational session, and was...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/11/07 (FINAL)

I'm going to post this early and update it when the Iowa game has concluded. No reason not to do so.Albuquerque 12 - Iowa 8 Pitching Notes: Iowa got off to a rough start with starter Randy Wells...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/9/07

Iowa 9 - Albuquerque 4 Pitching Notes: Carlos Marmol got the start, working 4 innings, giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 2 BB and 6 K's. John Webb and Rocky Cherry both pitched two innings each....

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Minor League Round-up: 4/8/07

Sunday means an early end to games, some info to look over as people tune into the Sunday night game of the week or end their Easter Holiday.Round Rock 2 - Iowa 1 (Game 1) Pitching: Both games saw...

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Minor League Round-up: 4/5/07

I'll try, at least for now, to glance through the daily minor league box scores on a daily basis and try to post the daily results. I'll see how cumbersome of a task this is, but for now, I'll give...

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Girardi Helped Lieber

http://www.suntimes.com/sports/baseball/275561,CST-SPT-bbnt28.articleThis Chris DeLuca piece details a story that has started getting a fair amount of national play. Apparently last year, when Jon...

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Pitchers and Catchers Report

I wasn't going to do another diary but I figured with pitchers and catchers reporting it might be a good time to take a look at the arms that are actually in camp. I wanted to do a brief analysis...

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Zambrano: What's reasonable

I wanted to seperate this from the other Zambrano thread as thats more about the PR and validity of the comments that he made. What I do want to talk about is what people here are willing to pay...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - 1 Day

Well tomorrow we can all rejoice in the knowledge that the Cubs Mesa complex is alive with pitchers and catchers reporting for physicals as they start to prepare for the 2007 baseball season. We'll...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - 2 Days

Kerry Wood. Ryan Dempster. Ryan Dempster. Kerry Wood. Bobby Howry. Scott Eyre......With the remaining two pre-pitchers and catchers diaries, I decided to turn attention to the bullpen. At the top...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - Weekend Edition

I was doing some work in Wisconsin so I didn't know if I was going to be back to do one of these today. However malfunctioning heat along with cold temps meant that half of the house was too damned...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - 5 Days

Perhaps the individual most thankful for the Jason Marquis signing is his new teammate, Ted Lilly. Any time a player is signed to a long term, big dollar deal, they naturally become subject to...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - 6 Days

Ramon Martinez, Dave Boswell, Jim Maloney, Pedro Martinez, Ismael Valdez, Jim Nash, Dan Petry, Jake Peavy, Andy Benes, and Steve Barber. These are the pitchers that baseball-reference.com lists as...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - 7 Days

Ok, so it turns out that the 15th is the first work-out of pitchers and catchers, so technically they report on the 14th...alas we're now a week before pitchers and catchers report.T-Minus Seven...

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Broadcasting Tidbits

First off, congratulations is due to Pat Hughes, who, according to Robert Feder's column in today's Sun Times, has been named the 2006 Illinois Sportscaster of the Year by the National...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - 9 Days

As we get another day closer to pitchers and catchers reporting, here is another issue that likely will be closely followed and is bound to become a central theme not just in Mesa, but throughout...

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Pitchers and Catchers Countdown - 10 Days

I've always said that the Super Bowl, to me, was the demarkation that Spring Training was around the corner. Well, it was different this year with the Bears involved, but that doesn't change the...

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Our Odd Sports Superstitions

I went to lunch with a good friend of mine yesterday and on display was his "Bears beard," his facial hair that he had not trimmed since either the playoffs began or perhaps even before. He was...

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It's official: Cactus League to Expand

According to the Tribune, the cactus league expansion is official. The basics: The Arizona Sports and Tourism Authority has approved plans to build two new spring training complexes, one in...

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Two former Cubs dealt for each other

Just heard on WSCR that the White Sox have traded Ross Gload to the Kansas City Royals for Andy Sisco. Sisco never pitched for the Cubs major league team however the Cubs were much maligned when...

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Help Wanted: Assistant GM

According to this story in the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs are looking to hire an assistant General Manager. With Jim Hendry's recent health issues it has been suggested that the Cubs GM scale back...

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