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Posts tagged "Albert Almora"

Game 92 Preview: Cubs vs Mets @6:05pm CST

Game 92 Preview: Cubs vs Mets @6:05pm CST
REVENGE! It’s on the minds of Cubs players and fans alike, I’m sure. Back on June 30th, 2016, the New York Metropolitans proceeded to take four straight games from the Cubs of Chicago, IL. Following that abysmal series, the Cubs limped into the All-Star break winning only two of their next seven games. It was... Read more »

It's good to be back - Cubs 6, Rangers 0

It's good to be back - Cubs 6, Rangers 0
It feels good, doesn’t it? The All-Star break is always a sports no-man’s land. There is literally nothing going on after the game up until… now. Thank god for The Open on the golf channel I suppose? Cubs struck first in this one as Javier Baez singled home Addison Russell in the bottom of the... Read more »

And There Was Great Rejoicing: Cubs 6, Pirates 5

And There Was Great Rejoicing: Cubs 6, Pirates 5
It’s probably overstatement to say that this win was necessary, but it at least felt that way today. Take a step back and peruse the season as a whole objectively, and the Cubs are in a great spot, but that belies the fact that the past few weeks have been a gauntlet that’s tested the... Read more »
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Are You Not Entertained?: Mets 4, Cubs 3

Are You Not Entertained?: Mets 4, Cubs 3
It’s just the end of June, so maybe it can’t really be called retribution, but whatever it is, I had very high hopes for some of the sour taste that’s admittedly still left over after last October to be gone, but that is to wait for another day, I suppose. Say what you will about... Read more »

I blew my save: Cubs 4, Nationals 3

I blew my save: Cubs 4, Nationals 3
We can all open our eyes now. The kind of game that Cubs teams of old would have fumbled or found a way to screw up is now firmly in the W column, and sometimes that’s all that matters. It’s easy to pick apart the things we have questions about, but it’s best sometimes to... Read more »

Hey, Albert: Cubs 8, Phillies 1

Hey, Albert: Cubs 8, Phillies 1
This afternoon’s most eventful, or at least noteworthy, happenings took place within the first inning. Well before any scoring took place, we saw Phillies starter exit the game with bicep soreness after throwing just two pitches. This is hardly a good sign for a young pitcher who, though he has struggled of late, holds a... Read more »
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Game 57 Preview: Cubs @ Phillies 6:05pm CST

Game 57 Preview: Cubs @ Phillies 6:05pm CST
Sometimes I tend to focus on the bad. For example, a lot of great things happened in yesterday’s game. First off, they won–that’s always a positive no matter what. Then you have Jason Heyward‘s homer, which shows that perhaps now that it’s June, his power could be coming around. You had a Jon Lester double. (What?!)... Read more »

A look at the sometimes conflicting goals of minor league stats and development paths: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, and Mike Olt

A look at the sometimes conflicting goals of minor league stats and development paths: Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora, and Mike Olt
We hope that his fate changes with the Diamondbacks, but the ultimate failure of Brett Jackson as a prospect in the Cubs organization highlights a significant difference between the current development staff and the one led by the Cubs past regime. The examples are numerous.  Jackson, Josh Vitters, Corey Patterson, and Felix Pie immediately come... Read more »

Anarchist's Brunch- And the winds begin to howl….

Anarchist's Brunch- And the winds begin to howl….
As anyone who follows my writings and ramblings know, almost everything breaks down into some quote or scene from the Simpsons. This season of Cubs baseball is no different. The Simpsons scene that’s currently running through my mind is the one where Chief Police Officer Wiggum gets his tie caught between the hot dog rollers... Read more »
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Cubs Minor League Photo Gallery: Your 2014 Kane County Cougars and some bonus shots of Almora

3B Jordan Hankins
There are some new players to get to know and it always helps to be able to put a face to the name.  Here are some of the players from the 2014 Kane County Roster.  We’ll get more as the season goes on. Also, thanks to reader Matt McNear, who sent us some updated photos... Read more »