The 1st Annual Ed Easley Preseason Baseball Camp will be held this Saturday and Sunday at Olive Branch High School in Olive Branch Mississippi. Ed, along with former MSU Bulldog catcher Thomas Berkery and former Ole Miss Rebel pitcher Mark Holliman, will be instructors at the camp.
February 2, 2009
It didn't take long for Donald Veal to go in the Rule 5 Draft. One of the Chicago Cubs' oldest rivals, the Pittsburgh Pirates, selected the left-hander with the fourth overall pick in the draft at the Winter Meetings in Las Vegas Thursday.
December 11, 2008
If there was one lesson Chicago Cubs pitching prospect Mark Holliman learned in 2008 it was how quickly things can snowball. The right-hander, who posted 10 victories and the lowest ERA of any full-season Cubs minor league starting pitcher in 2007, got off to an up and down start at Class AAA Iowa this past season and then things went south in a hurry.
October 6, 2008
HOOVER, Ala. – When The Bear is on and The Thing is working, Lance Lynn and Scott Bittle are as fun to watch as any combo to come down the Rebel pike in years.
The Cubs' Triple-A roster has taken on a different shape with players coming and going. Two players were demoted this week; one player was released while one retired; one joined the team as a minor league free agent, and two returned from the disabled list.
After a solid season at Class AA Tennessee in 2007, RHP Mark Holliman has brought his game to the Triple-A level in 2008. Through three starts with the Iowa Cubs, the 24-year-old Holliman is 0-1 with a 4.05 ERA in 13 1/3 innings.