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?

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

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

Down on the Farm: Cubs System Ripe With Arms

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Since Theo Epstein has run the Cubs’ baseball operation, the strategy has been to target high upside hitting prospects in the draft.  As year four winds down, that strategy seems to be paying off.  Kris Bryant leads the National League in fWAR.  Addison Russell (1.5) and Kyle Schwarber (1.4) are Continue reading Down on the Farm: Cubs System Ripe With Arms

Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

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Because the All-Star break has just come and gone, it is en vogue to rerank the system’s top prospects.  2015 has shown that, in spite of some very high profile call-ups, the system is still very strong.  There were some other names who, while deserving, just couldn’t fit onto a Continue reading Down on the Farm: Mid-season Top Ten Prospects

Down on the Farm: Checking in on In-Season Promotions

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As the middle of the season is upon us, and some of the all-star breaks have concluded, it is moving time for players who have performed well in the first half.  The Cubs’ system has seen a number of players promoted to new levels after their league’s all-star break and Continue reading Down on the Farm: Checking in on In-Season Promotions

Down on the Farm: Minor League Trade Candidates Helping Cubs Maximize Returns

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As the season progresses to the end of June, it is starting to get close to trade season.  The Cubs figure to make a least a couple of moves, and will need to use their minor league surpluses to do so.  The substance of those moves could depend on the Continue reading Down on the Farm: Minor League Trade Candidates Helping Cubs Maximize Returns