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Chicago Cubs designate Darwin Barney for assignment

The Darwin Barney era is officially coming to an end in Chicago. The team announced that Barney has been designated for assignment to make room for Emilio Bonifacio who is returning from an injury. The Cubs will now have 10 days to trade, waive or release the second baseman. With just 9 days until the trade deadline, the move makes sense now as they will be listening to offers. The Cubs should find a suitor ...

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Chicago Cubs have 3 prospects in Top 10

Chicago Cubs prospects have been in the news a lot lately and now this might be the biggest news. Cubs prospect Kris Bryant has topped the ESPN's midseason prospects rankings done by Keith Law. Bryant got off to a hot start for the Cubs AA team the Tennessee Smokies earning him a promotion to the Iowa Cubs. Bryant continued his tear there as well. The 22-year-old has 31 home runs combine this season. The No ...

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Arismendy Alcantara stays with Cubs; Kyle Hendricks optioned to Iowa

The Chicago Cubs have decided to keep Arismendy Alcantara in Chicago according to Carrie Muskat. The original plan was to send him back down to Iowa when Darwin Barney returned. The Cubs obviously liked what they saw from the 22-year-old second baseman. Alcantara is 4-for-9 in his first two games with the Cubs with 3 RBI and 2 runs scored. He had 4 hits in the Cubs 6-4 win over the Reds on Thursday and was ...

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Anthony Rizzo wins MLB “Final Vote”

Anthony Rizzo is going to his first MLB All-Star game. The 24-year-old first baseman won the MLB "Final Man Vote" and will join teammate Starlin Castro in Minnesota. Rizzo was trailing Justin Morneau before taking the lead on Wednesday. A large social media vote using the hashtag #VoteRizzo helped propel Rizzo to the victory. Rizzo has 20 home runs and 49 RBI on the season for the Cubs and has played better ...

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Could James Russell be the Next Chicago Cub Traded?

The Chicago Cubs already traded the two most named players available at the trade deadline, but who could be the next player traded? Could it be left-handed relief pitcher James Russell? According to Peter Gammons, Russell was one of the most talked about players over the weekend. Most teams are looking for relief pitching, especially left-handed ones and Russell is available. This season, Russell has appea ...

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Arismendy Alcantara called up to Chicago Cubs

Arismendy Alcantara will join the Chicago Cubs for two days as the prospect was called up Tuesday night by the organization. Alcantara will be called up for two days as second baseman Darwin Barney will go on paternity leave. Alcantara has been hot down at Triple-A Iowa this season and was expected to be the first Cubs prospect called up. Even though it's only two days, the 22-year-old prospect will get his ...

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Chicago Cubs to call up Kyle Hendricks?

Chicago Cubs fans might get the chance to see one of the teams pitching prospects sooner than later. Pitcher Kyle Hendricks was pulled from today's Iowa Cubs game early according to World Series Dreaming. It looks like Hendricks is on his way to Cincinnati to join the Cubs for their upcoming five-game series. With the loss of Jason Hammel and Jeff Samardzija the Cubs planned on bringing up a pitcher or two. ...

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Starlin Castro named Cubs All-Star; Rizzo final vote contestant

Starlin Castro will currently be the only Chicago Cub to be in Minnesota for the 2014 MLB All-Star game next week. Castro was named to the roster as a backup shortstop. This is Castro's third All-Star selection in his young career. Castro is hitting .287 with 11 home runs and 51 RBI's on the season. Castro will represent the Cubs, but he will have a former teammate there to be honored as well. Just a a few ...

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Baseball America ranks the Chicago Cubs as best farm system

It's now official. After completing a trade with the Oakland Athletics, the Chicago Cubs now have the best farm system according to Baseball America. The Cubs acquired Addison Russell (ranked #6), Billy McKinney (#2 ranked A's prospect) as well as Dan Straily in exchange for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. That trade gave the Cubs the No. 3, No. 5, No. 6 and No. 18 best prospects in the newest rankings by ...

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The Chicago Cubs Could Play Competitively in 2015, Compete in 2016

The Chicago Cubs got a huge boost down in the minors on the fourth of July, by acquiring top prospect shortstop Addison Russell of the Oakland Athletics in the Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammell trade. Russell started his first game in the Cubs organization for the Tennessee Smokies today. With the acquisition of Russell, the Cubs have the top minors in the major leagues. Jason Parks was asked if the Cubs have t ...

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