Tag: Adbert Alzolay

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In the wake of recent developments, Cubs Den is doing it’s part in trying to provide their readers with continual Cubs content. To that end, please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500. In 2018, most prospect lists for the Chicago Cubs had any one of shortstop Aramis Ademan, right-handed pitcher Jose Albertos, or... Read more »

Cubs @ Pirates: Series Preview (7/1-7/4)

Cubs @ Pirates: Series Preview (7/1-7/4)
The Cubs dropped two of three to the Reds in Cincinnati to fall into a first-place tie with the Brewers. They end June with a 14-15 record and an overall 45-39 mark. The last six weeks Chicago has looked mediocre at best. Sloppiness and struggles with runners in scoring position have prevented consistent winning stretches.... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 6/27

Cubs Game Post 6/27
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Thursday: 1:20 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago/670AM Lineups Braves 1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) CF 2. Dansby Swanson (R) SS 3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B 4. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B 5. Nick Markakis (L) RF 6. Austin Riley (R) LF 7. Ozzie Albies (S) 2B 8. Tyler Flowers (R)... Read more »
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Not So Lucky Three--Atlanta 3 Cubs 2

Not So Lucky Three--Atlanta 3 Cubs 2
It has been a while since the Cubs had an exciting starting pitching prospect. It might have been longer since the last time they were those alternate blues at home. However, it was hard to shake feelings of the starts made by Kerry Wood in 1998. The stuff might not quite as electric as Kid K, but... Read more »

Cubs Game Post 6/25

Cubs Game Post 6/25
Series preview is here. Watch/Listen Tuesday: 7:05 PM CT on NBC Sports Chicago+/670AM Lineups Braves 1. Ronald Acuna Jr. (R) CF 2. Dansby Swanson (R) SS 3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B 4. Josh Donaldson (R) 3B 5. Nick Markakis (L) RF 6. Austin Riley (R) LF 7. Brian McCann (L) C 8. Ozzie Albies (S)... Read more »

Cubs vs Braves: Series Preview (6/24-6/27)

Cubs vs Braves: Series Preview (6/24-6/27)
The Cubs have been in a rough patch the last two weeks. A 2-5 road swing west has been followed by a 3-3 stretch against the White Sox and Mets. The Brewers have scuffled just as much, allowing the North Siders to maintain a 0.5 game lead in the NL Central. Now they welcome a... Read more »
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Adbert! Adbert! Adbert!--Cubs 7 Mets 4

Adbert! Adbert! Adbert!--Cubs 7 Mets 4
So it wasn’t a bajillion runs, but the Cubs managed to score another touchdown. They chased rookie starter Walker Lockett from the game before the end of the third inning, and scored six runs without a long ball. The real story was Adbert Alzolay. Tyler Chatwood and Alzolay each pitched four innings but the contrast... Read more »

Cubs vs Mets: Series Preview (6/20-6/23)

Cubs vs Mets: Series Preview (6/20-6/23)
A baseball truism is that a team is neither as good or as bad as they look at their best and worst moments. The Cubs 2019 campaign might be the most extreme poster child for this situation. The 2019 season can roughly be divided into three parts to start the year. The dreadful 1-6 start... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year
This is the final of a series of articles naming minor league players and pitchers of the year. For consideration for Minor League Pitcher of the Year , a pitcher would have to be assigned to one of the four full season minor league teams (Low-A South Bend, Advanced-A Myrtle Beach, Double-A Tennessee, and Triple-A... Read more »
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Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season
Last week, the Cubs Den minor league reports gave you their take on the Mid-Season  All-Prospect team for the Cubs’ system. Today’s, I give five things I have taken away from the first half of the minor league season. Don’t look back Albert Almora, Charcer Burks is gaining on you! This is not meant to... Read more »