Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Three Cubs Fall Stars Might Be Cubs Quickly

On Saturday the Arizona Fall League held its annual Fall Stars game. The Cubs were well represented in the game with three of their prospects named to the East Valley Fall Star team, two of them starters. “It was just a huge honor getting named to the Fall Star team,” said Kris Bryant. “It’s just […]

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Photo Courtesy: USA Today (Left) and Roger C. Hoover (Right)

Smokies and Lookouts managers ponder if Javier Baez can be the next Yasiel Puig

By: Nick Roark Before becoming a big league sensation, Yasiel Puig’s talent was on full display in the Southern League. Since Javier Baez arrived at Double-A, opposing managers and players have admired the shortstop’s raw ability. The lasting memory for players, fans and media will be the rare athleticism of of Puig and the excitement […]

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AUDIO: 2013 Cubs draft review

The Cubs took one of the elite hitters to come out of college in the past several drafts, Kris Bryant, with the No.2 overall pick in the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Seven of the next nine selections were pitchers including Kent State ace Tyler Skulina and Tennessee hurler Zach Godley. Hear from […]

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Elite hurler Taijuan Walker striving to exceed expectations

By: Michael Wottreng When you first look at Jackson Generals’ starting pitcher Taijuan Walker, you notice a physically gifted athlete. The 20-year old looks like he could dunk over shorter guards in college or turn slick double plays at shortstop. The 43rd overall pick in 2010 MLB draft is not allowed to play basketball and […]

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What We’re Reading (4/29/13)

Throughout the 2013 baseball season, the Smokies on Radio staff will be rolling out all the Cubs, Smokies, and baseball news each weekday. To stay current with all the latest news, follow Smokies on Radio on Twitter and like the Smokies on Radio Facebook page. Cubs see Darwin Barney and Starlin Castro as game-changers Patrick Mooney / CSNChicago.com “We’re […]

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