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. Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

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 Continue reading

Minor League Report: August 13-19, 2012

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Rather than making remarks about Iowa and Mesa who started their seasons with the top prospects in the organization and now lack in that category, this edition of the Minor League Report will entail some announcements and an outline of Continue reading

Why oh why did you run?

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This play was a killer. Every now and then the Cubs will make a boneheaded play or coaching decision and we as fans pound our fists and scream “WHY” to the heavens.  Then I figure it might not be a Continue reading

Time to Play the Young Cubs

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Yesterday, the plans of Cubs President Theo Epstein became clearer for what he has planned for the future of the Chicago Cubs. Dave Kaplan of Comcast Sports Net and WGN Radio reported the Cubs were working on a six year Continue reading

So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

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It has been a while since I last put together my thoughts on the 2012 season and man have things changed again quite dramatically. At one point after calling up Anthony Rizzo it appeared that the Cubs were going to Continue reading

Brett Jackson Strikes Out (a lot)

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Brett Jackson strikes out a lot.  That should be clear since he was leading AAA with 158 strikeouts prior to his callup, and is in the middle of a stretch of 9 straight plate appearances without putting a ball in Continue reading

Minor League Report: July 30-August 5, 2012

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A lot of shifting through the system has occurred as of late, with Javier Baez being promoted from Peoria to Daytona, and the tandem of Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters being promoted from Iowa to Chicago.