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

2014 WSD Preseason Top 13 Prospects List

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It is officially season three of the Theo Epstein regime’s rebuilding process, and the Cubs enter 2014 with yet another great group of prospects to go along with a less than great major league roster. The Cubs farm system has Continue reading

Cubs in Baseball America’s Top 100: Everything is Awesome

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Presented without comment and only to post this song because it’s stuck in my head, and now in yours: #Cubs in #BA100 Top 50 41. @JorgeSoler68 36. @albertalmora 28. @CEdwardsSBS 8. @KrisBryant_23 5. @javy23baez Not. Too. Shabby. — Behind The Continue reading

Pitching Options For the Cubs in the 2014 Draft

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Just a quick blurb from our friend Ricky about his draft hopes for the Cubs this year. Over the past three drafts, the Cubs have gone after bats with their first round picks. Those players are Javier Baez (2011), Albert Continue reading

Jim Callis talks about the Cubs and prospects

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Jim Callis was making the rounds on radio stations around the country tonight, and was on WGN tonight:   I’ll talk @Cubs & the @MLBPipeline Top 100 w/@thekapman on @WGNRadio (720 AM) in Chicago at 7:35 pm CT. — Jim Continue reading

Future Alert: Sickels Releases Cubs Top 20

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One of the best things about the offseason is the releases of annual prospect rankings, and today comes another one as John Sickels of Minor League Ball released his Cubs Top 20 (21) rankings, complete with prospect grades and a Continue reading

Rule 5 Intrigue

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As we head into Thanksgiving and await the Winter Meetings, there appears to be a new wrinkle in the land of Rule 5.  We’ve written before about some of the Cubs players that could potentially be lost to Rule 5 Continue reading

Goodbye is Always the Hardest Part

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Everybody loves prospects. These young up and comers breathe hope into a downtrodden fanbase of a bottom of the barrel team. And who could blame them? In the past few years we have seen young stars like Mike Trout, Bryce Continue reading

Future Alert: Baseball America Gives Huge Praise to C.J. Edwards, Top 10 List Released

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The Cubs farm system is absolutely stacked on the position player side, most notably featuring the “Big Four” of Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler.  Along with Dan Vogelbach, the quartet of prospects comes with offensive potential Continue reading

Future Alert: Three Cubs on BA’s Top 20 MWL Prospects List

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While everyone awaits word on Dale Sveum‘s managerial future (update: he doesn’t have one with the Cubs), Baseball America has released its top twenty prospects list for the single-A Midwest League.  Three Cubs are featured on the list, bringing the Continue reading