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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 […]

2013 MLB Draft: The Cubs and Kris Bryant are Not Close to an Agreement

  Jon Heyman is hearing that negotiations between the Cubs and second overall pick Kris Bryant are not progressing well. Bryant, the slugging junior third baseman out of the University of San Diego, is said to be seeking in excess of $6.7 million to sign, which is the slot value allotted for the pick, whereas […]

Cubs trade Brent Lillibridge, Hisanori Takahashi and other notes

Yesterday the Cubs traded Brent Lillibridge to the Yankees for a player to be named later or cash. Lillibridge had only 24 PA for the Cubs before being sent to the minors. He managed a .042/.042/.042 batting line and provided -0.5 fWAR. The city of Des Moines is thankful the Cubs have traded him. The […]

2013 MLB Draft: Cubs Draft Breakdown

More Zastryzny There was some speculation here over the weekend that Mizzou lefty Rob Zastryzny was a signability pick at #41. That may still end up being true, but it’s now clear that he wouldn’t have been available to the Cubs in the third round, as the Blue Jays were set to take him six […]

2013 MLB Draft: Live Thread- Day 3- With Updates

Coverage Can’t promise that I’ll be around for the entire conference call for day 3 of the 2013 mlb draft, but I’ll try to update this thread with all the Cubs’ picks for posterity. Today encompasses everything from round 11 onwards, and the picks will happen at a fast and furious pace. Depending on how much […]

2013 MLB Draft: Cubs’ Day Two Summary

The Picks #75 Jacob Hannemann, CF, BYU FR (BA #214) #108 Tyler Skulina, RHP, Kent State JR (BA #73) #138 Trey Masek RHP, Texas Tech JR (BA #49) #168 Scott Frazier, RHP, Pepperdine JR (BA #160) #198 David Garner, RHP, Michigan State JR (BA #248) #228 Sam Wilson, LHP, Lamar CC (BA #358) #258 Charcer […]

2013 MLB Draft: Live Draft Thread- Day 2- UPDATES

Coverage Live coverage of the 2013 MLB Draft moves over to mlb.com today, which hopefully means less Harold Reynolds and more Mayo and Callis. As always, complete OV draft coverage is here. The pace should be much more frenetic today. I’ll try to keep this thread updated with miscellaneous draftee blurbs rather than splitting out […]

2013 MLB Draft: best prospects still available

Baseball America has the best available prospects after the first two rounds of the draft right here. 25. Jon Denney, c, Yukon (Okla.) HS 34. Connor Jones, rhp, Great Bridge HS, Chesapeake, Va. 35. Kyle Serrano, rhp, Farragut (Tenn.) HS 37. Bobby Wahl, rhp, Mississippi 42. Cord Sandberg, of, Manatee HS, Bradenton, Fla. 48. Rowdy […]

Cubs Draftee Profile: Rob Zastryzny

  For the second year in a row, the Cubs have selected a pitcher from Missouri with their second round pick. Last time around it was Pierce Johnson from Missouri State. This time it’s 6’3″ lefty Rob Zastryzny from Mizzou. Could this be the start of another run on pitching from the Cubs? In 2012 […]

Cubs Draftee Profile: Kris Bryant

Welp, that was a bit of a surprise. As had been predicted by a few folks (notably, Aisle424), the Cubs passed over one of the big college arms and selected Kris Bryant at #2 overall. I think we can be more confident in their candidness regarding their preference for position players over pitchers in general […]

2013 MLB Draft: Live Draft Thread- Surprise! Cubs Take Kris Bryant

Draft Coverage The 2013 MLB Draft kicks off at 6pm on MLB Network. The first two rounds are tonight. Pre-draft coverage is already underway. Unfortunately, Greg Amsinger is hosting rather than Brian Kenny. And as always, it seems, the guys who really know what’s going on are more or less marginalized. Peter Gammons, Harold Reynolds, and John Hart […]

2013 MLB Draft: Pre-Draft Rumor Mongoose-ing Thread

Schedule The 2013 MLB Draft starts at 6 pm CT, with coverage on MLBN kicking off an hour before that. The first two rounds take place today, with 3-10 coming tomorrow, and the remainder on Saturday. If this year is anything like last year, top players will go in the first few rounds, followed by a […]

2013 MLB Draft: Jonathan Gray Tests Positive for Adderall

Does Adderall Add to the Fastball? Two days ago, the news broke that Jonathan Gray was one of two players to test positive for Adderall in tests administered by MLB to the top 200 propects in the draft. Adderall is an amphetamine. There is a decent chance (I would say in the neighborhood of one in […]

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