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Off Day Fun: Better Know a Minor Leaguer

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September brings September Call Ups, thoughts of next season, thoughts of the season after that, despair, hope, and looks from people on Sundays at the bar when I ask for the baseball game on a tv.

 With that in mind I wanted to see who we might have on the horizon to be excited about. The next big thing out there, so we can all say we knew he's be a star way back when

Or at the very least have someone to root for with Sandberg's Division Leading Iowa Cubs.

Here is a look a just some of the hopefuls in the Cubs minor league system.

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Get to Know Your Cubs: Aaron Heilman

Chicago Cubs at Detroit Tigers.
This guy's only a year older than sec? Scary! 

Name: Aaron Michael Heilman
Date of Birth: November 12, 1978
Hometown:  Logansport, Indiana
Position: Relief Pitcher
Marital Status: Unknown
Hotness Factor (on a scale of 1-10):  Sec defers to Cubbiejulie.
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Chicago Cubs catcher Koyie Hill and starting pitcher Randy Wells talk on the mound against the Houston Astros

No, see. My thumbs grow right out of my hand. . .

All hail Randy Wells!

CINCINNATI -- As a 38th-round draft pick in 2002, Randy Wells never received the same hype as the Mark Priors of the world. 

It took Wells seven years to get to the major leagues, but now he's making the most of it. The rookie right-hander earned his fourth straight victory Monday in a 4-2 win over Cincinnati, giving him eight wins in his last nine decisions.

"I don't want the hype at all," Wells said. "I could care less if anybody recognizes me or if anyone knew who I was. As long as I can go out there every fifth day and can pitch, that's enough for me.

"I love being here. I love everything about it -- the charter flights, the camaraderie of the team. I can stay under the radar as long as I want to, but the reality of it is it's not going to happen. You start winning games, and guys are going to start gunning for you."

Wells (8-4) threw seven shutout innings before being touched for a solo home run by Alex Gonzalez in the eighth and left after 7 1/3 innings and 106 pitches."

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Get to Know Your Cubs: Carlos Marmol

MLB: JUN 11 Cubs at Astros

Name: Carlos Augustin Marmol
Date of Birth: October 14, 1982
Hometown: Bonao, Dominican Republic
Position: Relief Pitcher
Marital Status:
Hotness Factor (1-10): 5.2 (he's not bad, but the ears detract a little from it)
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Get to Know Your Cubs : Alfonso Soriano

MLB: APR 06 Cubs at Astros
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Get to Know Your Cubs: Kosuke Fukudome

Chicago Cub vs St. Louis Cardinals
I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come.

Name: Kosuke Fukudome
Date of Birth: 4/26/1977
Hometown: Osaki, Japan
Position: Center Field
Marital Status: Married
Hotness Factor: 5.0
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Get to Know Your Cubs: Reed Johnson

Reed Johnson homers for the Chicago Cubs

Name: Reed Cameron Johnson
Date of Birth: December 8, 1976
Hometown: Riverside, CA
Position: OF
Marital Status: Married
Hotness Factor (1-10): 6.2 (adjusted for that THING he normally has on his face)
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Get to Know Your Cubs: Milton Bradley


Name: Milton Obelle Bradley, Jr.
Date of Birth: April 15, 1978
Hometown: Harbor City, CA
Position: Right Field
Hotness Factor: 6.3
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Get to Know your Cubs: Aramis Ramirez

MLB: APR 06 Cubs at Astros
Hey! Are we playng or what?"

Name: Aramis Nin Ramirez
Date of Birth: 05/25/0978
Hometown: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic)
Position: Third Base
Marital Status: Married
Hotness Factor (1-10) : 7.4, he's definitely gotten hotter with age
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Get to Know Your Cubs: Ryan Theriot

MLB: Cubs v Rangers June 21, 2007
Huh? You mean I'm not supposed to get caught stealing?

Name: Ryan Stewart Theriot
Date of Birth: 12-07-79
Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA
Position: Shortstop
Marital Status: Married
Hotness Factor (1-10):  2.5  

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Get to Know Your Cubs: Mike Fontenot

MLB: MAR 05 Spring Training - White Sox v Cubs
I swear, I am taller than Mickey Morandini!

Name: Michael Eugene Fontenot
Date of Birth: 06/09/1980
Hometown: Slidell, LA
Position: Second Baseman
Marital Status: single
Hotness Factor (1-10): 4.0 (take the scruffiness away, and it might come up to a 4.5)

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Get To Know Your Cubs: Derrek Lee

Maybe if my head didn't bobble, I wouldn't have neck spasms

Name: Derrek Leon Lee
Date of Birth: 09/06/1975
Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Position: First Base
Marital Status: Married
Hotness Factor (1-10): 6.5

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