Early Draft Notes

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Earlier this month, around when James Shields signed and all the draft positions (minus the potential mid-year, pre-draft trades of competitive balance picks) were set, Baseball America and MLB.com did a rough estimate of the assigned draft slot values in Continue reading

We’ve Got the Tools, We’ve Got the Talent

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Gotta make sure we have a chance to use this Ghostbusters quote: As you can tell from the Baseball Prospectus list of top prospects (linked here from Cubs Den), the Cubs aren’t lacking in tools or talent anymore.  There are seven Continue reading

Clark 2.0: South Bend Cubs want you to name their mascot

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Let’s have a mascot, they said. Let’s have everyone help name it, they said. It’ll be fun, they said. What could go wrong?  Well…… Remember this guy? Our buddy Clark? And how the “powers that be” forgot to give him Continue reading

Today, while watching Dominican Winter League baseball…

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Tonight, thanks to Stan on Twitter and the power of internet streaming, I got to watch my first Dominican Winter League baseball game in a long time.  Stan has some play-by-play tweets of Junior Lake‘s activities from earlier in the Continue reading

The Corner of Addison & Chuck Norris

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Recently you may have read my write up on how challenging it was for Kris Bryant to become the biggest attraction for the Iowa Cubs in nearly a decade.  If you did, you know that I excoriated Bryant for his selfish Continue reading

Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

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As we creep into the point of the winter where the various outlets are going to release top prospect lists, the Cubs are going to be well represented.  Baseball America released their top ten Cubs prospects today, without any real Continue reading

Baby Cubs update

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Fans of the big league team are undoubtedly dying for more updates about the baby Cubs in South Bend so here I am. What? You mean between Christmas presents and turkey and college football and trade rumors, you weren’t waiting Continue reading

South Bend Cubs announce staff

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South Bend Cubs Updates from the week of December 15, 2014: On Wednesday, December 17, 2004, the South Bend Cubs announced their coaching staff for the 2015 season. They are: Manager: Jimmy Gonzalez – this will be Gonzalez’s second season Continue reading

How about some South Bend Cubs updates?

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We are in the midst of the lull between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The leftover turkey is gone and your four day weekend has already worn off. It seems far too long until we all get time off for Christmas and Continue reading

If you build it…..”CUBStruction” in South Bend

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Although the voice in Kevin Costner’s head wasn’t talking about the South Bend Cubs, the famous quote from “Field of Dreams” is pretty spot on. Theo Epstein has admitted that the decision to go from turf to natural grass at Continue reading