Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

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The Cubs, as a championship caliber team, report to spring training this week without a lot left to decide.  In total, the World Series Champions return essentially all of their contributing starters, with the exceptions of Dexter Fowler and Jason Hammel.  What’s more, they return Kyle Schwarber as a full time Continue reading Cubs Spring Training Figures to be Fun…and Uneventful

2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

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There is a level of disinterest that comes with prospect writing for a team who has a Major League roster full of young players who are pretty recent call-ups themselves that just won the World Series.  And the disinterest isn’t mine.  There’s an understanding that the people who read these Continue reading 2017 Cubs Debuts Figure to be Less Impactful Than Years Past

The Ian Happ Watch

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The Arizona Fall League title game was played on Saturday afternoon, with the Mesa Solar Sox taking the prize with a few Chicago Cubs prospects in tow: Your browser does not support iframes. As you can see, Cubs pitcher James Farris nailed down the final out, and Eloy Jimenez and Continue reading The Ian Happ Watch

South Bend Cubs: Tip-A-Cub

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Earlier this week, South Bend area Cubs fans were treated to, what I consider to be, one of the best fundraisers of the year.  At two local Applebee’s restaurants, SB Cubs players worked as servers and hosts and all tips accrued during their two hour “shift” were donated to Memorial Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Tip-A-Cub

South Bend Cubs: Apparently Theo is happy with us

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Apparently Theo & Co. are happy with what the South Bend Cubs organization has been doing. BREAKING: Chicago Cubs Ink New Deal with South Bend Cubs. PDC extended through 2020 https://t.co/QQ2sGTVEie #Cubs pic.twitter.com/mIViR3woa5 — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) June 23, 2016   First six South Bend Cubs were named to Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Apparently Theo is happy with us

South Bend Cubs: Hello first place!

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Hey everyone! Now that school is over, this Special Ed teacher will have plenty of time to share some South Bend Cubs info with you all. Speaking of which, did you hear that, like the big league team, the baby Cubs are in FIRST PLACE? True story. And they accomplished Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Hello first place!

South Bend Cubs: Okay, who pissed off Mother Nature?

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Okay, so how about we don’t count Thursday & Friday? Let’s call them a simulation of what baseball in December would be like and just start the “real” season with Sunday’s win at West Michigan. Are we all on the same page? Great. So here’s what happened:     On Thursday, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Okay, who pissed off Mother Nature?

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: 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