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

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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 faithful who believed in the rebuild feel a whole lot Continue reading Last of ‘Core Four’ to Debut, Almora Still a Player to Watch

After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

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Since Theo Epstein took over the Cubs in October of 2011, the Cubs have been stockpiling assets at a startling rate.  All of it was part of building a healthy organization, starting with foundation pieces in the minor league system, working up through the major league club.  After all of Continue reading After the Top Prospects, McKinney Goes Unnoticed

Cubs Trade Jackson to Arizona, Brett Jackson That is

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Late last night the Chicago Cubs traded former first round pick Brett Jackson to the Arizona DiamondBacks for Triple A pitcher, and 2014 AA All Star pitcher Blake Cooper. Jackson was one of those big top prospects from the Jim Hendry era that never quite panned out. In his brief stop in the Continue reading Cubs Trade Jackson to Arizona, Brett Jackson That is

Possible Roster Moves with Dan Straily Coming Up

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Tomorrow the Chicago Cubs will call up Dan Straily to start against the New York Mets in order to give Rick Renteria‘s starters an extra day of rest with their lengthy run of 21 games in a row without an off day. Before you get your hopes up, this is expected to only Continue reading Possible Roster Moves with Dan Straily Coming Up

Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7

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Since the last recap on April 24, there have been returns, streaks, and walks.  The Cubs, in anticlimactic fashion, cut ties with their return in the most talked about insignificant trade in minor league history, by releasing Matt Scioscia, who came from the Angels for Trevor Gretzky.  The most notable information Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7

Minor League Recap 4/18 – 4/23

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The most eventful week of the minor league season brought the return of Javier Baez from the disabled list, the debut of Pierce Johnson with the Smokes at Double A, and Corey Black taking another no-hitter to his pitch limit.  Albert Almora and Kris Bryant both brought six game hitting Continue reading Minor League Recap 4/18 – 4/23

Minor League Recap: 4/12 – 4/17

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After slow starts in the first week for all but the Cougars (who remained red hot) most of the system has started to pick it up and win some games.  Just don’t look at Daytona.  The biggest headline of the week was the Javier Baez sprained ankle, which sent a Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/12 – 4/17

2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

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As the season is primed to start in two weeks, now is a good time to preview what we might see over the course of the summer.  For the Cubs, specifically, probably another season with more losses than wins, some mid-season trades, and unlike the last two seasons, more prospects Continue reading 2014 NL Central Preview: 5th Place – Chicago Cubs

Road to Opening Day: #44

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We’re doing a countdown of “sleeps” until the first official Cubs game of the year in Pittsburgh.  You can check out the lineup here.  Only a month and a half to go! The Wonderful Mr. Rizzo One of the biggest trades Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made when they first Continue reading Road to Opening Day: #44

Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention

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This year’s annual opportunity for adult fans to complain ask questions to the team’s leadership and for children to get autographs, pictures, and souvenirs from their favorite Cubs players (past, present and future), was held in Chicago at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers this weekend.  Not much new information was Continue reading Winds of Change, Uncertainty Blow Around 2014 Cubs Convention