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Cubs’ Minor League Spotlight: Arismendy Alcantara
July 3rd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs have so many prospects who are dominating the minor leagues that it is hard to keep track of all of them.  Usually the spotlight falls on Javier Baez, Kris Brant or Kyle Schwarber, but today we are going to highlight Arismendy Alcantara.  Alcantara, second baseman for the...

Giving Cubs’ INF Luis Valbuena His Due
June 21st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Luis Valbuena has been one of the Chicago Cubs’ best players this season and it’s time that someone recognized it.  Valbuena is having a career year so far, posting a slash line of .282/.378/.451 with four home runs and 19 doubles.  Luis Valbuena began his professional career ten years ago with...

Cubs That Need to Go, Part 2
June 1st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** As we inch closer to the July 31st trade deadline the Chicago Cubs plans become clearer.  We have two more players who you can expect to be on the move in the next two months here in part two of our three-part installment.   Darwin Barney: Last week we discussed the situation that...

No Love for Darwin Barney in Chicago
May 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** At some point in the not-so-distant past Darwin Barney was the Chicago Cubs “second baseman of the future”.  The former 4th round pick out of Oregon State had incredibly steady hands and a bat that was underwhelming, but intriguing.  No one thought that Darwin Barney would be an offensive powerhouse...

Chicago Cubs Second Baseman Darwin Barney Wins First Gold Glove Award
October 31st, 2012 at 4:24 PM
The Chicago Cubs have collected their first piece of postseason hardware, as Darwin Barney has been awarded the Rawlings Gold Glove at second base. This is the first Gold Glove for Barney, but if he continues to post a .997 fielding percentage, you can certainly bet his mantle will soon...

Chicago Cubs Second Baseman Darwin Barney Named Gold Glove Finalist
October 29th, 2012 at 7:57 PM
The Cubs are in line to lock up their first postseason award on Tuesday night, as Darwin Barney has been named one of three finalists for the National League Gold Glove at second base. Barney, who came within one game of setting the record for most consecutive errorless games at...

Chicago Cubs Should Offer Darwin Barney a Mulit-Year Contract
October 18th, 2012 at 4:40 PM
Now that the Cubs have locked up Starlin Castro with a $60 million deal, Chicago needs to give the same kind of treatment to Darwin Barney. Not the $60 million part of Castro's contract, but the five year length. By providing some kind of stability up the middle of the...