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 Harper and Jose Fernandez jump right to the big leagues Continue reading Goodbye is Always the Hardest Part

Brett Jackson Is Missing!

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First, the news to set up:   So, I think that debate is done. The point: Brett Jackson isn’t with Iowa and isn’t on the roster given to real reporters covering the team. — Tommy Birch (@TommyBirch) July 13, 2013 Tommy Birch is pretty much the Iowa Cubs’ beat reporter Continue reading Brett Jackson Is Missing!

I wanna be like Bryce

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I unfortunately snoozed through part of last night’s Cubs game with the Washington Nationals because Bryce Harper wasn’t playing.  Honestly, who can blame me?  Harper is one of the game’s most dynamic and intriguing players, having won NL Rookie of the Year last season (I thought it should’ve been Wade Continue reading I wanna be like Bryce

Hopelessness found between the dead ivy

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He walked out in the gray light and stood and he saw for a brief moment the absolute truth of the world. The cold relentless circling of the intestate earth. Darkness implacable. The blind dogs of the sun in their running. The crushing black vacuum of the universe. And somewhere Continue reading Hopelessness found between the dead ivy

Weekly Minor League Report: April 4-15, 2013

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Welcome to the first weekly minor league report on WSD of the 2013 season!  For those of you unfamiliar with this weekly feature, it focuses specifically on the actual prospects in the minor leagues – and sometimes the younger players already in the majors – and tracks their recent and Continue reading Weekly Minor League Report: April 4-15, 2013

Brett JacKKson Watch: 2

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4-4-13 One of the most compelling storylines in Iowa this year is going to be the development of Brett Jackson. Brett Jackson came to Chicago last year and was what was expected of him. He can run well and plays a good defensive center. He has some pop, and he Continue reading Brett JacKKson Watch: 2

End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading End of Spring Training Minor League Report

That one time in Cactus League when Brett Jackson made a run out of nothing at all

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We bid goodbye to HoHoKam Stadium as the Cubs ended their Cactus League schedule and played their final home game at the old ballpark before moving to their new digs in Mesa.  There’s very little reason to care whether the Cubs won or lost this game (they lost), as most Continue reading That one time in Cactus League when Brett Jackson made a run out of nothing at all

Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of

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Sticking with our theme of the day, I must come clean. I love baseball, I love watching baseball, and I enjoy watching players who are not members of my favorite team. But there is one player in particular who gives me the chills every time I see him play. The Continue reading Mike Trout, A Player That Dreams Are Made Of

Fall and Instructional League Report and Post-season Top Prospects: October 1-14, 2012

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The Arizona Instructional League, an informal league similar to extended spring training, has ended, and some Cubs prospects are impressing on a very talented Mesa Solar Sox team that features some of the best prospects in the game. Arizona Instructional League final statistics for top prospects will be posted next Continue reading Fall and Instructional League Report and Post-season Top Prospects: October 1-14, 2012