One Week to Cubs Draft Signing Deadline

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Now that Alex Lange is done with the College World Series, he can focus his attention towards signing with the Chicago Cubs as the highest-profile not-so-officially-signed draftee from the MLB Draft earlier in June.  From before: Wes Saver (@Savermetrics) has done us Cubs fans a great favor in setting up Continue reading One Week to Cubs Draft Signing Deadline

Keeping Track of Cubs Draft Signings

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We’re more than a week out from the MLB Draft, where the Chicago Cubs had a solid if unspectacular set of picks to bolster their suddenly very intriguing pitching prospect pool.  There is, of course, the non-waiver trade deadline coming up, but before then, the Cubs have to get as Continue reading Keeping Track of Cubs Draft Signings

With Dexter Fowler signed, Chicago Cubs get a modest bump in their bonus pool

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Last time, on Cubs Trek, the Next Generation: According to BA’s account of the bonus pools, the Cubs only get $2,245,100 to spend in the Rule 4 draft, and $2,063,100 for international free agents.  This is a total of $4,308,200 to acquire talent to keep the pipeline flowing. Tonight, the Baltimore Orioles restructured Continue reading With Dexter Fowler signed, Chicago Cubs get a modest bump in their bonus pool

Early Draft Notes

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Earlier this month, around when James Shields signed and all the draft positions (minus the potential mid-year, pre-draft trades of competitive balance picks) were set, Baseball America and MLB.com did a rough estimate of the assigned draft slot values in the first ten rounds. …the Cubs only have approximately $7.55MM Continue reading Early Draft Notes