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Misael Siverio Stats and Video

  Cuban News The notable free agent news of the day is that the Cubs are unlikely to sign Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, per CSN’s Patrick Mooney. This is a good thing, I think, unless his price ends up dropping to the $10 million range. At that point, he might be a decent gamble. The Cuban National Team […]

Jeff Samardzija seems open to talking long-term contract after the season

The Cubs have locked up two of their core talents in Starlin Castro and Anthony Rizzo already. There have been rumors about the Cubs interest in locking up Jeff Samardzija, but it hasn't happened. Samardzija isn't thinking about it, but he certainly seems open to the idea. "I haven't thought about that too much, to […]

Justin Grimm Profile

Yesterday the Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Rangers for a package of prospects that included Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and at least one, but maybe two players to be named later. We already wrote about Mike Olt last night. Earlier today we covered CJ Edwards and now it's Justin Grimm. Grimm is a 6-3, 200 pound right handed starting pitcher. […]

CJ Edwards Profile

Yesterday the Cubs traded Matt Garza to the Rangers for a package of prospects that included Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and at least one, but maybe two players to be named later. We already wrote about Mike Olt here and now it's CJ Edwards turn.  Before we talk too much about Edwards, the Cubs should […]

Mini Profile for Mike Olt

Earlier the Cubs acquired Mike Olt, CJ Edwards, Justin Grimm and a player to be named later for Matt Garza. Over the next two days I'm going to write short pieces on each of these players before a final analysis.  Mike Olt is the center piece of the trade. He was ranked the 22nd best prospect […]

Could a Matt Garza trade get done with the Rangers?

A couple days ago it seemed imminent that the Rangers and Cubs were close to a Matt Garza trade. The Rangers number 2 prospect, Mike Olt, was believed to be the center piece of the package. Their number 7 prospect, Luis Sardinas, was also thought to be included, along with Neil Ramirez and CJ Edwards. The Cubs […]

Dariel Alvarez Stats, Aledmis Diaz Stats, and Endless Cuban Comps

Updates: If interested in more defector profiles and comparisons, here are Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Dalier Hinojosa, Odrisamer Despaigne, Alexander Guerrero, and Misael Siverio. In case you are looking for some info to browse through while waiting for Matt Garza to leave town. I was initially planning to write up Misael Siverio, a Cuban lefty who disappeared into a […]

Matt Garza trade to the Rangers nearly complete? ***UPDATED***

Of course there's a mystery team involved at this point. There always is. However, Jim Bowden claims the Cubs and Rangers will get a trade done and, unfortunately, Neil Ramirez will be the "center piece" of the trade for Matt Garza. The Rangers – Cubs…Matt Garza deal will get done and Neil Ramirez will be […]

Cubs and Rangers getting closer to trading Matt Garza

According to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs and Rangers are getting closer to an agreement on Matt Garza. One official tells Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that the Cubs and Rangers are “getting closer” on a Garza trade (Twitter link). Rosenthal adds that third base prospect Mike Olt is “possibly” in play, but the two sides […]

Keith Law’s 2013 midseason top 50 prospects

Keith Law has just published his top 50 prospects at the midway point of the 2013 season. The Cubs have a number of players in that list.  15. Kris Bryant 20. Jorge Soler 25. Albert Almora 27. Javier Baez One of the honorable mentions is Arismendy Alcantara That's a lot of talent in the minor […]

Odrisamer Despaigne Stats and a Comparison with Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Dalier Hinojosa

Updates: If interested in more defector profiles and comparisons, here are Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Dalier Hinojosa, Aledmis Diaz, Dariel Alvarez, Alexander Guerrero, and Misael Siverio. I have previously profiled Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez and Dalier Hinojosa. This time it’s Odrisamer Despaigne, who defected two weeks ago by walking away from the national team at an airport in Paris. No word yet whether the […]

Cubs 2013 Draft Wrap: Preparations for the Apocalypse

Cubs 2013 Draft The signing deadline for the 2013 MLB Draft was last Friday. The Cubs’ official website has been unusually light in the details of who has actually signed and who hasn’t but I think we connect the dots pretty accurately. Three of the top 25 picks didn’t sign, and it looks like those […]

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