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Posts tagged "Arismendy Alcantara"

Versatility a Short Path to the Majors

Versatility a Short Path to the Majors
Since taking over in 2012, the Cubs’ current front office has made it a seemingly never-ending search to find players that can add versatility to their roster. They first tried veterans such as Jeff Baker, Emilio Bonifacio, Chris Coghlan, Joe Mather, and Luis Valbuena before scoring big in free agency with Ben Zobrist. Management also... Read more »

The fight for the last bench spot

The fight for the last bench spot
This is a battle I know all too well. In fact, given my extensive personal history of watching a lot of high school games from some of the closest seats in the house with a uniform on, I feel I am perhaps extra qualified to delve into this topic, and it might explain my interest... Read more »

The surprising case of Arismendy Alcantara

The surprising case of Arismendy Alcantara
I am probably guilty at times of getting overly attached to a prospect and hoping he will pan out even a while after the evidence has begun to point to the contrary. This might be the case with Arismendy Alcantara, but I am still holding out hope for a resurgence on his part, and the... Read more »
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Cubs next homegrown impact starter may be Arismendy Alcantara

Cubs next homegrown impact starter may be Arismendy Alcantara
While Cubs fans anxiously await the arrival of Javier Baez and Jorge Soler, there may be one prospect who beats them both to the show and makes an impact as a starter — Arismendy Alcantara. One thing you want to see from prospects at any level is improvement in their game and few Cubs prospects... Read more »

Cubs Position-by-Position Analysis: Shortstop

Cubs Position-by-Position Analysis: Shortstop
A true shortstop is a rare commodity in baseball.  We saw the Diamondbacks give up a premium arm in Trevor Bauer to acquire a good defensive SS in Didi Gregorious.  We’ve seen Texas and Atlanta refuse to give up a young SS (Jurickson Profar and Andrelton Simmons, respectively) for a big bat in Justin Upton.... Read more »

Almora officially signs, will report to Mesa; Alcantara rising up prospect charts

Almora officially signs, will report to Mesa; Alcantara rising up prospect charts
According to the Cubs official website, Albert Almora has passed his physical and the Cubs and Scott Boras have put the finishing touches on his contract, which was reportedly for $3.9M.  The Cubs top pick in the 2012 draft will report to Mesa, the Cubs Arizona Rookie League affiliate.  You can get updates on his... Read more »
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