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Brett Jackson’s tenure with the Chicago Cubs has come to an end

The Chicago Cubs announced last night that former first round draft pick outfielder Brett Jackson was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks for relief pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was once the Cubs top prospect after being drafted in the first round, 31st overall in the 2008 draft. Jackson was a Jim Hendry draft pick. The Cubs cleared a spot on the 40-man roster by trading Jackson as Cooper was not needed to ...

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Cubs and Sox Win Cactus League Openers Against L.A. Teams

The Chicago Cubs won their game Saturday 11-2 over the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The Cubs trailed 2-0 early, but bounced back by scoring the game’s last 11 runs. Luis Valbuena and Junior Lake hit home runs for the Cubs. Brett Jackson was 2-for-2 with two triples. Travis Wood recorded the win, even though he gave up the only two Angels runs. The Cubs did not face sluggers Josh Hamilton nor Albert Pujols ...

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Breaking Down a Potential Trade for David Price

  Last Thursday, I wrote about the moves the Cubs have made over the last 12 months and took a look at some moves going forward with their rebuilding process. I really went to an extreme, formulating a deal for Giancarlo Stanton (which was, in retrospect, a complete joke) and envisioning a free agency signing of Hanley Ramirez. One of the more believable potential trades I mentioned was for Tampa Bay’s ...

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Jackson, Vitters signals new stage in Cubs’ rebuilding process

When Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the baseball operations for the Cubs, they gave their whole disclaimer to Cubs fans about how the rebuilding process would take time and how they plan to build through the minor league system. While the rebuilding process is still in action, Cubs fans will at least now get to see a large part of the team’s future at the MLB level, as highly regarded prospects Brett ...

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MiLB Season in Review: Brett Jackson

I'll end the Cubs' prospect season reviews with outfielder Brett Jackson, the best hitting prospect the team has, now that Starlin Castro is no longer a prospect. Jackson was the Cubs' first round pick in 2009, and after quickly climbing all the way to Low-A Peoria last season, he started 2010, his age 21 season, at High-A Daytona. Jackson spent just 63 games in Daytona this season, before his production ea ...

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