Tag: Arodys Vizcaino

Random thoughts on La Stella while waiting for a big move

Random thoughts on La Stella while waiting for a big move
It is an anxious tension that this entire offseason has brought me. The Cubs jumped the start of the offseason with the managerial swap of Joe Maddon for Rick Renteria. This felt emblematic of a crescendo of good vibes spreading from Wrigley for the first time since perhaps the Theo Epstein hire. The Cubs major... Read more »

Cubs make minor trade, confuse Twitter

Cubs make minor trade, confuse Twitter
Here’s the news as the Chicago Cubs and Atlanta Braves exchanged Arodys Vizcaino and Tommy La Stella, along with some international bonus slot money:   Wow. A trade RT @Cubs: #Cubs acquired INF Tommy La Stella & int signing bonus #4 from @Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino & Cubs slots 2 3 4 — WorldSeriesDreaming... Read more »

Cubs September Call-Ups (UPDATES on Olt & Rizzo, rotation)

Cubs September Call-Ups (UPDATES on Olt & Rizzo, rotation)
As we surmised over the Labor Day weekend, it seems that both Eric Jokisch and Rafael Lopez (Rule 5 eligible this offseason) will be joining the Cubs in September:   #Cubs call up 7 players: Schlitter, Straily, Vizcaino, Rosscup, Lake. Plus Jokisch, Lopez. Ruggiano to 60 day DL — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) September 2, 2014... Read more »
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Is This Heaven? (Kris Bryant and more coming to Iowa)

Is This Heaven? (Kris Bryant and more coming to Iowa)
@Crewsett “Is this Heaven?” “No, it’s Iowa” — Frank Urso (@furso27) June 18, 2014   Kris Bryant and friends are coming to Iowa tomorrow. The Iowa Cubs are going to become one of the most exciting minor league Cubs roster of recent memory with three current top 100 prospects. There are also several former top... Read more »

The Dreamcast Returneth: Spring Training Is In the Air!

The Dreamcast Returneth: Spring Training Is In the Air!
We are back for the start of Cactus League play!  Because we haven’t figured out how to embed podcasts into ChicagoNow yet, you will have to come back to our mother ship at WorldSeriesDreaming.com to listen to our latest podcast, named about the Sarge, Gary Matthews (Sr.)! Here’s the listen link.  Pardon our glitches, we’re... Read more »

The Cubs and an Upcoming Decision with Arodys Vizcaino

The Cubs and an Upcoming Decision with Arodys Vizcaino
Many of the Cubs beat reporters were raving on Saturday about Arodys Vizcaino‘s live batting practice session, including Carrie Muskat: “He looked very, very good,” Cubs manager Rick Renteria said of Vizcaino, who is projected to pitch out of the bullpen. “We’re very pleased with his session. Very sharp, live fastball, breaking ball, he was... Read more »
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Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014

Your Chicago Cubs Opening Day 25 man Roster for 2014
Even though pitchers and catchers only reported two days ago for your Chicago Cubs, and position players have yet to officially report (though a few early birds have arrived) you can make a few educated guesses as to who will likely be heading north with the team when they leave Spring Training. While many things... Read more »

Cubs Strengthen Bullpen by Signing Jose Veras

Cubs Strengthen Bullpen by Signing Jose Veras
Don’t look now, but the Chicago Cubs bullpen is looking pretty good as of late. With recent additions of Wesley Wright and with Jose Veras now in the mix, one of the weakest parts of the 2013 ball club might actually be not half bad in 2014. Veras signed a one year deal with the Cubs... Read more »

Cubs Sign Wesley Wright. What That Means for James Russell, Bullpen

Cubs Sign Wesley Wright. What That Means for James Russell, Bullpen
Wednesday night, the Chicago Cubs made their first real free agent signing of the off season, and many fans were left unimpressed. While other teams are making trades for key players such as Prince Fielder or Ian Kinsler, and others are signing players to contracts like Jacoby Ellsbury, the Cubs went ahead and signed a... Read more »
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What just happened or why did the Cubs do what they did two days ago?

What just happened or why did the Cubs do what they did two days ago?
Part 1 was written yesterday with a heavy focus on the international signing period. A bit of bombshell was dropped by Phil Rogers that the Cubs plan to go way past the slot bonus. John Arguello at Cubs Den has one of the better takes that I’ve read on this new information. Part 2-Players acquired... Read more »