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A Final Word with Connolly

Just a year ago, Jon Connolly was a rising prospect in the Cubs' pool of talented young pitchers throughout the farm system.

Sure, Connolly was never an overpowering pitcher as evidenced by his upper 80's fastball. But at the time he was acquired by the Cubs from the Detroit Tigers in April 2004, he was fresh off the finest year of his brief but promising baseball career, having gone 16-3 with a 1.41 ERA in 2003 at Class-A West Michigan of the Midwest League. He followed up on that success by winning a combined 1...

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LHP Jon Connolly was given his release this past weekend after two seasons with the Cubs' farm…

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