Tag Archive: Milwaukee Brewers

  1. Jose Quintana Joins Team “Try Not To Suck in the 2nd Half”

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    The #Cubs won’t get to show off new pitcher Jose Quintana just yet, but they are back in action against the #Orioles Friday and looking to get on track following a disappointing open to the season. The World Champs hope Quintana, acquired from the White Sox in a blockbuster trade Thursday, can aid their struggling rotation, but first it will turn to Mike Montgomery (1-6, 3.75) against the O’s. The Cubs are 43-45, well behind their 53-35 mark through 88 games last season.

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  2. Cubs Draft Pick # 622-How Mark Grace went from the North Pole to the North Side

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    In 1985 Grace was a junior at San Diego State when he was drafted by the Cubs in the 24th round and offered $5,000, but rather than sign he planned to go back to school for his senior year. His coach suggested that Grace spend his summer with the North Pole Nicks, in the Alaska League, where he could play without endangering his amateur status. Grace made $250 a month painting houses during the day and played ball (very well) at night. The Cubs took notice at the end of the Alaska League season and upped their offer to $20,000. Grace signed on the dotted line. Three years later he began a big league career (out of Double-A) that would include three All-Star appearances and four Gold Gloves.

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  3. Cubs Draft Pick # 622-How Mark Grace went from the North Pole to the North Side

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    In 1985 Grace was a junior at San Diego State when he was drafted by the Cubs in the 24th round and offered $5,000, but rather than sign he planned to go back to school for his senior year. His coach suggested that Grace spend his summer with the North Pole Nicks, in the Alaska League, where he could play without endangering his amateur status. Grace made $250 a month painting houses during the day and played ball (very well) at night. The Cubs took notice at the end of the Alaska League season and upped their offer to $20,000. Grace signed on the dotted line. Three years later he began a big league career (out of Double-A) that would include three All-Star appearances and four Gold Gloves.

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  4. The Weakened Update-NL Central and White Sox

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    CENTRAL CASTING.
    Despite the fact that the Pirates (5) and Brewers (4) are each in the middle of winning streaks, the Cubs look pretty comfortable in their division. An 18-6 record among NL Central opponents will do that for a team. Taking two early series from the perennial favorite Cardinals while watching the Reds sputter through an 11 game losing streak doesn’t hurt either. Not willing to pull the plug on the Cincinnati Reds (15-33) or himself, 73 year-old broadcaster Marty Brennaman announced on Friday that he will be returning for the 2017 season…despite his doctor’s orders.
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  5. The Weakened Update-NL Central and White Sox

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    CENTRAL CASTING.
    Despite the fact that the Pirates (5) and Brewers (4) are each in the middle of winning streaks, the Cubs look pretty comfortable in their division. An 18-6 record among NL Central opponents will do that for a team. Taking two early series from the perennial favorite Cardinals while watching the Reds sputter through an 11 game losing streak doesn’t hurt either. Not willing to pull the plug on the Cincinnati Reds (15-33) or himself, 73 year-old broadcaster Marty Brennaman announced on Friday that he will be returning for the 2017 season…despite his doctor’s orders.
     #martybrennaman

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