Quickie Cubs 40-Man Preview


Now that awards season is coming to a close (with the MVP awards still to be announced), we turn our attention to the Chicago Cubs’ 40-man roster, which stands at 31 now after free agent departures and recent claims and minor signings.  That leaves 9 spots to protect a good Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: Introducing Jeffrey Baez – bad ass


Have yourself a second half, why don’t you Jeffrey? Jeffrey Baez, stay hot! He rips a bases-clearing triple here in the 8th to make it 9-2!!! — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) August 6, 2015 Jeffrey Baez of the South Bend Cubs has been on quite a tear lately. Possessor of Continue reading

Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

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The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season.  It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound.  None of that is to mention players who Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

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So when is a no-hitter not a no-hitter? Tuesday evening I was looking forward to seeing Ian Happ’s home debut with the South Bend Cubs but was treated to so much more. What a bizarre game! Erick Leal was spectacular – pitching 9 full innings of no hit baseball. Unfortunately, Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: late July road trip ends


    The South Bend Cubs are coming home after a nine game road trip that saw them make visits to West Michigan, Great Lakes and Dayton. The baby Cubs are currently 18-19 in the second half of the season, 4 games back of Fort Wayne. Despite a five game Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: attendance and future developments


Last week the South Bend Cubs released updated attendance numbers that seem to verify what I’ve noticed: more & more people are visiting Four Winds Field for Cubs games and they are really enjoying themselves. As of the end of July, 249,537 tickets have been sold for SB Cubs home Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: a new guy and some veteran updates


UPDATE: as of Tuesday 7/21 Vimael Machin is back with the South Bend Cubs. Jason Vosler was promoted to Myrtle Beach and Machin takes his roster spot. You’ve heard of that guy in California that they call “The Machine”, right? Well the Cubs organization has their own version. He goes Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

Mar 2, 2015; Mesa, AZ, USA; Chicago Cubs catcher Kyle Schwarber poses for a portrait during photo day at the training center at Sloan Park. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Because the All-Star break has just come and gone, it is en vogue to rerank the system’s top prospects.  2015 has shown that, in spite of some very high profile call-ups, the system is still very strong.  There were some other names who, while deserving, just couldn’t fit onto a Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: the journey of Cael Brockmeyer


At this rate, we should see Cael Brockmeyer with the Chicago Cubs shortly after the All Star break. Not really, but Mr. Brockmeyer has certainly had a busy couple of weeks. The catcher/first baseman started the 2015 seaon in South Bend where WE. LOVED. HIM. WALK-OFF! Cael Brockmeyer (@BigBrock9) blasts Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Checking in on In-Season Promotions

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As the middle of the season is upon us, and some of the all-star breaks have concluded, it is moving time for players who have performed well in the first half.  The Cubs’ system has seen a number of players promoted to new levels after their league’s all-star break and Continue reading