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Monthly Archive: November 2009

Thursday

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November 2009

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Cubs Trade Aaron Heilman

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From the Cubs Media Dept: CHICAGO – The Chicago Cubs today acquired left-handed pitcher Scott Maine and first baseman Ryne White from the Arizona Diamondbacks for right-handed pitcher Aaron Heilman. White is a native of Chicago and is a 2005 graduate of St. Rita of Cascia High School. Maine, 24, combined to go 4-5 with seven saves and a 2.90 ERA (20 ER/62.0 IP) in 48 relief appearances between Double-A Mobile and Triple-A Reno in 2009, reaching Triple-A in only his third professional season. The southpaw struck out 61 batters and issued 22 walks in 62.0 innings pitched between the […]

Thursday

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November 2009

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State of the System: Left Field

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Morning Rumor Roundup The White Sox are interested in bringing in former Cub, Henry Blanco, and are reportedly not the only team interested in his services. (Chicago Breaking Sports) The Cubs are not one of the teams that have inquired about Mark DeRosa. (LA Times) If you’ve missed the first few editions of the series, here are some links as well as the schedule for the week: C / 1B / 2B / SS / 3B / CF / LF / RF (Fri) / Righty SP (Mon) / Lefty SP (Tuesday) Contract Info for 2010 Alfonso Soriano – signed through […]

Wednesday

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November 2009

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State of the System: CF & Minor League FA

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Before we take a look at the outfield personnel in the system, here is a breakdown of the guys in our system that were granted free agency in the minor leagues due to Rule 55. RHP: Vince Perkins (AAA), Jose Pina (Hi A) LHP: Casey Fossum (AAA) C: Mark Johnson (AAA) 1B: Matt Craig (AAA) 2B: Luis Rivas (AAA), Bobby Scales (AAA), Nate Spears (AAA) OF: Doug Deeds (AAA), John-Ford Griffin (AAA), Brad Snyder+ (AAA) Other Notables: Bobby Brownlie (ATL), Josh Kroeger (CHA), Mark Bellhorn (COL), Tim Raines Jr. (KC), Jason Dubois (NYM), Jerome Williams (OAK), Rocky Cherry (SD), Ryan […]

Tuesday

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November 2009

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Like I Was Sayin'…

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This one is by Mike Royko, is titled “Like I was Sayin’…”, and features his likeness on the cover, decked out in Superman garb complete with red cape and boots. I was in a Chicago branch library and it jumped out at me as one I hadn’t read yet, at least not lately. It is a compilation of 100 of his newspaper columns, originally published between 1966 and 1984. The first conclusion I arrived at while reading this book is that Mike Royko is a helluva good writer. As the Albuquerque Journal is quoted on the inside front jacket cover: […]

Tuesday

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November 2009

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State of the System: Third Base & Granderson

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Before we take a look at the third base position, I wanted to point out a few things I’ve read over the last few days to make sure we stay somewhat current on the hot stove rumors. Curtis Granderson Rumors I’ve been hearing Granderson rumors like they’re going out of style. It’s as if the media locks in on one guy each off-season for this team and beats it like a drum until something happens. We saw it with Brian Roberts and we saw it with Jake Peavy. We even saw it way back when with guys like Mike Hampton, […]