The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

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While the Cubs were improving their sub-standard record against bad teams this weekend, the front office, especially the draft team, was busy scouting and securing new talent for the prospect pipeline to the Show.  The Cubs sat out the entire first day because they didn’t have first or second round picks Continue reading The 2016 Cubs Draft Results

South Bend Cubs: Conversation with a SB Cubs’ mom

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In the 31st round of last year’s draft, the Chicago Cubs drafted outfielder Daniel Spingola out of Georgia Tech. They had drafted him in the 2014 draft as well but he chose to stay at GT.   I’m old enough to be the mother of most of (okay all of) Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Conversation with a SB Cubs’ mom

MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

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Tonight is the MLB Rule 4 Amateur Draft, a days-long affair where several hundred kids find out which teams get exclusive rights to give them life-changing money that’s actually restricted by a silly slot system.  Speaking of that slot system, you can read the original blog here and see the Continue reading MLB Draft Arrives — Cubs Get the Whole First Day Off

South Bend Cubs: Hello first place!

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Hey everyone! Now that school is over, this Special Ed teacher will have plenty of time to share some South Bend Cubs info with you all. Speaking of which, did you hear that, like the big league team, the baby Cubs are in FIRST PLACE? True story. And they accomplished Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Hello first place!

South Bend Cubs: How cute is this?

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File this one under: Adorable. The South Bend Cubs recently unveiled a new program called the Silver Sluggers Program. Geared towards older adults, the baby Cubs organization buy into the research that social interaction can help seniors with their mental health as well as their physical health. Russell Andrews. Dedicated Continue reading South Bend Cubs: How cute is this?

South Bend Cubs: Okay, who pissed off Mother Nature?

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Okay, so how about we don’t count Thursday & Friday? Let’s call them a simulation of what baseball in December would be like and just start the “real” season with Sunday’s win at West Michigan. Are we all on the same page? Great. So here’s what happened:     On Thursday, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Okay, who pissed off Mother Nature?

South Bend Cubs: Opening Day Eve

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Shut up, Opening Day Eve is totally a thing.  Anyway, the South Bend Cubs named pitcher Preston Morrison as their starter for Thursday’s Opening Night game versus the West Michigan Whitecaps . Morrison is a 22 year old righty from Waxhaw, North Carolina. The 6’ 2”, 185 pounder was an Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Opening Day Eve

Introducing the 2016 South Bend Cubs

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Gone are Gleyber Torres, Ian Happ and Cael Brockmeyer, off to Myrtle Beach with its substantially warmer weather. 62 and sunny definitely beats 29 with snow flurries. Hey @Pelicanbaseball and @smokiesbaseball … Please send sunshine stat!! #CubsFamily #Cubs pic.twitter.com/BQFCgi4duN — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) April 2, 2016 Despite the questionable Continue reading Introducing the 2016 South Bend Cubs

2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

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  When Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago, his goal was to make the Cubs a more complete organization.  He started by reacquiring Anthony Rizzo.  The next biggest event was the 2012 amateur draft.  And while the 2011, 2013, and 2014 first round picks are all expected to be contributing members Continue reading 2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

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While the last couple of off-seasons have put a renewed focus on the major league product, the Cubs still feature a robust and healthy minor league system.  As players like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kyle Schwarber have all graduated out of the system, a new Continue reading Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects