Leverage For Amateur Baseball Players


Yesterday, I blogged up my thoughts on what teams like the Chicago Cubs might consider trying transactions-wise in the wake of Major League Baseball’s announcement that teams could trade their recent draftees sooner.  While this isn’t necessarily the same as Continue reading

Corey Black Adds to List of Power Arms for Cubs Bullpen

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Early in this major league season, the Cubs have had some issues with injuries in the bullpen.  Justin Grimm and Neil Ramirez are both on the shelf, which has caused overuse of the reliable Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon.  It’s Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: miscellaneous bits


The SB Cubs are currently in Fort Wayne, Indiana preparing for the rubber game in their series with the Tin Caps. Ryan Williams (@rhynowilliams) gets the start. After losing game one, the baby Cubs took game two with a score Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: series updates


The other day I promised I’d get my updates, well, up to date. So here is what’s up with the South Bend Cubs: After the Opening series at home, the Cubs went on the road and their first stop was Continue reading

Minor League Recap: One Prospect Goes; Another Makes His Return

Photo: Roger C. Hoover)

Like Kris Bryant only a week ago, the Cubs made the call to add Addison Russell to the major league roster.  That means the projected insane infield of Bryant, Russell, and Baez will never come to pass in Iowa.  Because Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: awards and call ups and roster moves – oh my!


Today we are taking a break from our talk of Cubs prospects (ICYMI the South Bend Cubs currently have 3 of the top 30 prospects in the Cubs organization) and we’ll focus on other happenings regarding the baby Cubs. Catcher/first Continue reading

South Bend Cubs: updates and prospects part deux

Trevor Clifton

For our last South Bend Cubs prospect update, we looked at starting pitcher Jake Stinnett. Today we’re looking at another starting pitcher, Trevor Clifton. The almost 20 year old (his birthday is May 11 in case you wondered) is considered the Chicago Continue reading

Addison Russell, Anyone? (UPDATE: omg it’s happening)

Addison Russell

As many of you may know, Chicago Cubs infield prospect Addison Russell has started shifting from shortstop to second base so the front office can evaluate how he plays there. Since he is considered one of the best (if not Continue reading

Last of ‘Core Four’ to Debut, Almora Still a Player to Watch

Photo by Stephen Green

It wasn’t all that long ago that Albert Almora was one of the “Core Four” prospects in the Cubs system.  Between him, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, and Kris Bryant, there was a projection down the road that made the Cubs Continue reading

Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Came, Went Yard a Bunch, and Went to Chicago

Kris Bryant

Full season minor league baseball is a week old already, with all four of the Cubs teams kicking off.  And before the painted lines could dry, it seems as though Kris Bryant is being called to Chicago. On another note, Javier Continue reading