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 Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: that (other) guy at shortstop

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If you get a chance, #Cubs fans, go watch Torres play https://t.co/X9q813jKZX — Carrie Muskat (@CarrieMuskat) June 28, 2015 In the US, 18 year old Gleyber Torres cannot buy alcohol (21), rent a car (25) or run for President (35). Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: All Star Vacation (in Peoria)

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As we discussed in an earlier blog post, five South Bend Cubs were selected for the Eastern Division team of the MWL All Star Game and I made my husband travel almost 8 hours total to attend the game with Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: All Star edition

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Going into the All Star Break the South Bend Cubs would prefer a better win-loss record but they certainly can’t complain about their attendance record thus far for the 2015 season. As of Sunday June 21st, the last day of Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: busy Father’s Day weekend at Four Winds Field

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On Friday, June 19th, the South Bend Cubs set a new single game franchise record for attendance with 8.004 people. The baby Cubs are averaging 4,580 per game which is a 22% increase over last season. Unfortunately they lost that Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Minor League Trade Candidates Helping Cubs Maximize Returns

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As the season progresses to the end of June, it is starting to get close to trade season.  The Cubs figure to make a least a couple of moves, and will need to use their minor league surpluses to do Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: I went to see baseball and a hockey fight broke out

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I have a confession to make. I almost didn’t go to last night’s South Bend Cubs game. A couple months ago, I signed up to work a summer school STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) camp for kindergarten through second graders Continue reading

Down on the Farm: Alcantara’s Resurgence Could Spark Return

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The Cubs’ new short season affiliate, the Eugene Emeralds, starts play in less than a week with a June 18th start at Everett.  There has not been a roster released for the Emeralds as of yet, but it shouldn’t be Continue reading

The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

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The  Chicago Cubs’ draft turned out predictably if you look at the first ten picks on the surface. An advanced college bat in the first round, and then six more pitchers. This formula is what the Cubs have had under Continue reading

2015 MLB Draft Coverage Day 1: Chicago Cubs Select OF/2B Ian Happ (RD 1, 9th overall); OF Donnie Dewees (RD 2, 47th overall)

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If you haven’t checked it out yet, Dabynsky put together some thoughts about the 2015 MLB Draft.  We have some educated guesses, along with many of the other blogs out there, but for the most part we’re just along for Continue reading