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Saturday, July 13, 2013

A League of Her Own: Brett Jackson, bark twice if you’re in Milwaukee!

Another Cubs farm system product gone AWOL?

Um, do you know where Brett Jackson is? Because the Cubs don’t:

The 24-year-old Cubs prospect landed on the disabled list late last month but has been missing from the Iowa clubhouse since.

Jackson, who was placed on the disabled list with a right calf strain on June 22, is no longer listed on the Iowa team roster.

Iowa manager Marty Pevey wouldn’t shed any light on Jackson’s whereabouts.

“He’s not here,” Pevey said.

Pevey said he didn’t know if Jackson had ventured to the Cubs’ extended spring training facility in Mesa, Ariz.

I’ll admit that I haven’t gotten my hands on a copy of “The Cubs Way” (yet), but I feel like knowing if your players are at the extended Spring Training facility or not should be something that’s covered. Also: THANKS A LOT, IAN STEWART. Your little hiatus from Iowa clearly highlighted the Iowa Cubs’ inability to keep track of their players. Like Achilles’ heel, the rest of the team now knows they’re free to be running, willy nilly, all over Des Moines. Now it’s going to be impossible to round them all up.

Mike Emeigh Posted: July 13, 2013 at 12:11 PM | 11 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: chicago cubs, prospects

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   1. Mike Emeigh Posted: July 13, 2013 at 12:38 PM (#4493137)
According to Carrie Muskat, Jackson might be headed to Tennessee to play for the Smokies.

-- MWE
   2. Voros McCracken of Pinkus Posted: July 13, 2013 at 12:40 PM (#4493139)
Brett's not here, man.
   3. SteveM. Posted: July 13, 2013 at 12:52 PM (#4493151)
Jesus H. Christ. It's hard being a Cubs fan.
   4. The TVerik of Lordly Might Posted: July 13, 2013 at 01:08 PM (#4493157)
Around 2006 in Boston, wasn't "willie nilly" supposed to develop into a great hitter after the Sox gave up Bronson Arroyo for him?
   5. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: July 13, 2013 at 01:21 PM (#4493163)
Anybody check the floor under the pool table at Tai's Til 4?
   6. RMc is organizationalwide! Posted: July 13, 2013 at 08:22 PM (#4493425)
Re 2: Primey for the Cheech and Chong reference.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: July 13, 2013 at 11:47 PM (#4493603)
I assume he got swept up Dorothy-like by a tornado created by another swing and miss.
   8. Brian C Posted: July 14, 2013 at 11:03 PM (#4494369)
This reminds me - you know who's been really terrible this year? Brett Jackson.

Seems pretty clear that he's not at all in the Cubs' plans at this point.
   9. Greg K Posted: July 15, 2013 at 04:08 AM (#4494435)
Around 2006 in Boston, wasn't "willie nilly" supposed to develop into a great hitter after the Sox gave up Bronson Arroyo for him?

He is slugging .274 in Japan this year. Which is sort of like something a great hitter would do.
   10. Infinite Yost (Voxter) Posted: July 15, 2013 at 04:26 AM (#4494437)
I know I shoulda taken that right turn at Albuquerque.
   11. vortex of dissipation Posted: July 15, 2013 at 05:48 AM (#4494439)
He is slugging .274 in Japan this year.

Zero home runs and 40 strikeouts in 135 PA. Ouch!

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