6/11 Cubs sign Schwarber – UPDATED

The Cubs signed first-round pick, Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber, who was selected fourth overall in the First-Year Player Draft. The Cubs had an allotment of $4.6 million to spend on their first-round pick, but came to an agreement at $3.125 million. Schwarber will join Class A Boise in time for the season opener on Friday.

By signing Schwarber at that amount, the Cubs were expected to use the money on some of the high school pitchers they selected in the Draft.

Schwarber was in Chicago this week to undergo a physical and meet with Cubs officials. He tweeted on Sunday that he was “Chicago bound” and asked for recommendations on places to eat in the city.

This is the third straight year the Cubs have picked a position player in the first round of the Draft.

— Carrie Muskat


See you in 2016

Do any of those places have gluten free menus, one wonders? Believe it or not, on this day in 1967, the Cubs hit seven homers and the New York Mets four in the second game of a doubleheader, tying the major league record set by the Yankees (6), and Tigers (5) in 1950. Chicago`s Adolfo Phillips hit four dingers in the doubleheader, three in the second game. Ron Santo and Ernie each went yard in that second game, and Randy Hundley went deep twice. {These days it seems rare for the Cubs to have even two homers in one game.} Or am I being too harsh?

Also on June 11th 1904, the Cubs Bob Wicker pitched 12 innings, giving up one hit defeating the Giants 1-0. The game was played in NY Polo Griunds, in front of 38,805 fans. The largest crowd in ML history to that point.
Evers knocked in Chance with a single for the Cubs only run.

You are right, Jasper. And Wicker did not surrender that lone hit until there was one out in the tenth. Sam Mertes of the Giants singled. It was before my time. In fact, it was prior to my parents` time, as well.

I remember it well jhosk, I was there.🙂 lol

Aloha Folks- you probably saw this as well today: “Cubs GM Jed Hoyer spoke with David Kaplan of CSN Chicago (Twitter link) and said it’s “likely and definitely possible” that the team will spend on veteran players in free agency this offseason. Said Hoyer: “We need to add veterans to the kids that are coming.” I wonder what that could mean? Hope you all have a great Aloha Friday! Mahalo!

Congrats to Schwarber and Cubs Management for the quick signing. Schwarber should be set for life, now he can relax and have fun playing baseball. Of course he needs to work hard earning that privlage.
The quick signing by Management was much different than the last couple years. Now start signing those pitchers.

K.G. – I actually posted that quote earlier just for you! It seems pretty straight forward to me. Next year should be fun! Giants – not looking so good. I gotta admit that I love it! Even as Bay Area resident, I’ve never embraced the Giants. Go Cubs!!!

Aloha Cubs Win- I thought someone here posted that quote from Hoyer that the organization needed to bring in some folks outside of their farm system and it was you! Yes, the Giants are currently having a hard time and I am still a Cubbie fan like you! Mahalo!

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