Cubs Bullpen Rebuild (UPDATE)

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In the 2017 season, the biggest weakness for the Chicago Cubs was their bullpen. While they showed stretches of dominance, in the playoffs they were clearly showing signs of being worn down. Going into the offseason you knew fixing the broken bullpen would be a top priority, in addition to Continue reading Cubs Bullpen Rebuild (UPDATE)

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

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

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As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may be inching closer and closer to the return to Chicago Continue reading Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

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This past week has been one noted, mostly, by some of the existing minor league players making debuts with the big league club.  Tsuyoshi Wada, Kyle Hendricks, and Arismendy Alcantara all made their ML debuts this week in Cincinnati. Alcantara got the call when Darwin Barney went on paternity leave Continue reading Minor League Recap: Debuts and Returns

Minor League Recap: AAA All-Stars and Prospects Raking

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The AAA All-Stars were announced today, and the I-Cubs get four representatives… Alcantara, Hendricks, Parker, Wada named to PCL All-Star team: http://t.co/nDvYpqoSrX pic.twitter.com/0KugfqGmUX — Iowa Cubs (@IowaCubs) July 3, 2014 No real surprises in the group there.  And all of them have been quite good this season, so they are Continue reading Minor League Recap: AAA All-Stars and Prospects Raking

Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

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I take this free moment to address some nonsense on WSD’s Facebook page.  Like the nutcase in that particular piece, I am also a veteran.  We’re not all like that.  Please don’t lump us all in with that dipshit. Moving on to the system, not a whole lot has happened Continue reading Minor League Recap: June 12 – June 19

Minor League Recap: All-Star Selections and 1st Half Overviews

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After taking a break on the minor league recaps to focus a little more closely on the Rule 4 Draft last week, there is plenty of good news to catch up on over the last couple of weeks in the system.  Kris Bryant continues to defend his Southern League Player Continue reading Minor League Recap: All-Star Selections and 1st Half Overviews

Minor League Report: May 14-20, 2013

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With the season about a quarter of the way in, now is the most suitable time to check up on the early season progression of some of the Cubs Top Prospects. Josh Vitters has played in just fourteen games as he battles through injuries, but he has made the most Continue reading Minor League Report: May 14-20, 2013

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

WSD Post-Deadline Top 13 Prospects List

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First a quick recap of moves that went down the past two days: LHP Paul Maholm (Chicago) + OF Reed Johnson (Chicago) + Cash to Atlanta for RHP Arodys Vizcaino (Unassigned) + RHP Jaye Chapman (AAA Gwinnett) C Geovany Soto (Chicago) + Cash to Texas for RHP Jacob Brigham (AA Continue reading WSD Post-Deadline Top 13 Prospects List