Cubs Dominate Mid-Season Prospect Listings

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The last of the significant mid-season prospect lists was revealed last night, with the MLB.com list being loaded, and again, the Cubs did spectacularly well.  So well, that the prevailing wisdom is that the Cubs have the best system in Continue reading

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

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As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

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This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara Continue reading

Quickie Prospect Rankings via Baseball America (and Baseball Prospectus, too)

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Baseball America just released their midseason Top 50 today.  Baseball Prospectus is expected to release their own Top 50 list pretty soon.  Here are the Cubs highlights: #2 Kris Bryant #5 Addison Russell #7 Javier Baez #33 Arismendy Alcantara There Continue reading

Minor League Recap: AAA All-Stars and Prospects Raking

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The AAA All-Stars were announced today, and the I-Cubs get four representatives… Alcantara, Hendricks, Parker, Wada named to PCL All-Star team: http://t.co/nDvYpqoSrX pic.twitter.com/0KugfqGmUX — Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) July 3, 2014 No real surprises in the group there.  And all of Continue reading

Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

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I take this free moment to address some nonsense on WSD’s Facebook page.  Like the nutcase in that particular piece, I am also a veteran.  We’re not all like that.  Please don’t lump us all in with that dipshit. Moving Continue reading

Kris Bryant Goes to Iowa

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Remember when Cubs fans were flipping out because Kris Bryant was wasting away in Tennessee?  Well, looks like the Cubs had a plan all along… There’s this:   Can’t wait to join the @IowaCubs tomorrow! Thank you to @smokiesbaseball and Continue reading

Minor League Recap: All-Star Selections and 1st Half Overviews

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After taking a break on the minor league recaps to focus a little more closely on the Rule 4 Draft last week, there is plenty of good news to catch up on over the last couple of weeks in the Continue reading

2014 Cubs Post-Draft Prospect Rankings

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It is that time of year again – the Cubs get to add some new prospects into the farm system without giving up any major league talent in the process. With their first pick, the Cubs went underslot with catcher Continue reading

Javier Baez Prepares to Destroy Rooftop Building Windows in a Few Months

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Fun times in Mesa today.  Apparently Javier Baez has so much power that the cars parked past the outfield fence are in continual danger.  Case in point:   Here’s the remnants of the window @javy23baez shattered in batting practice today Continue reading