Nate Spears

I-Cubs Get Thumped by River Cats

Nate Spears and Brad Snyder smacked home runs, but it wasn't enough, as the Sacramento River Cats (the Oakland A's AAA affiliate) scratched out a 10-5 victory over the Iowa Cubs this afternnon at the Papago Park Sports Complex in Phoenix.

Cubs Assign Six Prospects to Arizona Fall League

Tentative rosters for the 2008 Arizona Fall League (AFL) were announced yesterday (they are incomplete and also subject to change), and six of the seven Cubs prospects who will be playing for the Mesa Solar Sox this fall have been named:

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  • You can start the CRUNCH EARLY AM REPORTER. Then you can blog to yourself, and argue with yourself about Jon Lester.

    The E-Man 40 min 46 sec ago view
  • my current job has me coming in at 7am (eastern)...i miss staying up til 2am to watch west coast games.

    crunch 2 hours 23 min ago view
  • Remember when west coast road trips were a good time to catch up on some reading?

    Old and Blue 2 hours 40 min ago view
  • Taboola field is more appropriate.

    Old and Blue 2 hours 41 min ago view
  • we can only hope...

    The things you have to do to pay for James Shields contract.

    Rob G. 3 hours 22 min ago view
  • I wonder if they'll have to make use of the Guaranteed Rate logo, which is a giant red arrow pointing downward.
    https://www.guaranteedrate.com

    Brick 3 hours 28 min ago view
  • unsurprisingly, the White Sox continue a tradition of stupid stuff....

    @DannyEcker BREAKING: Guaranteed Rate has purchased naming rights to U.S. Cellular Field. Will be known as Guaranteed Rate Field thru 2030.

    Rob G. 3 hours 31 min ago view
  • that was a very kind 3rd strike to hendricks to end the 3rd.

    man on 3rd, 0 outs and got 2 pop-ups and a K...Maddux-lite indeed

    Rob G. 3 hours 41 min ago view
  • how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    by making bad decisions...

    Rob G. 3 hours 48 min ago view
  • he held on a popup (in case he needed to tag up) that bounced off the wall then jogged to 3rd. there were 0 outs so that probably played into the casual nature of how he played it.

    crunch 3 hours 59 min ago view
  • Not watching -- how did Fowler not score from 2nd on a double?

    billybucks 4 hours 18 min ago view
  • uh, Fowler?

    Rob G. 4 hours 39 min ago view
  • Well I assume Ross is going to catch Lester in the playoffs, and it looks like Contreras is going to catch everyone else. I could see the Cubs keeping three catchers on the playoff roster as it would give them flexibility and Montero would have a left handed bat with some pop (at least historically) off the bench.

    Rob Richardson 5 hours 42 min ago view
  • Aren't Montero and Ross already in a tie for third catcher?

    Charlie 5 hours 49 min ago view
  • Higher than Chris Perez's mailbox.

    John Beasley 5 hours 57 min ago view
  • Contreras starting at catcher for a day game after he caught the night before. What do people think the odds are that Montero is left off the post-season roster, or is at best the third catcher?

    Rob Richardson 6 hours 24 min ago view