Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

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The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season.  It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound.  None of that is to mention players who Continue reading Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

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So when is a no-hitter not a no-hitter? Tuesday evening I was looking forward to seeing Ian Happ’s home debut with the South Bend Cubs but was treated to so much more. What a bizarre game! Erick Leal was spectacular – pitching 9 full innings of no hit baseball. Unfortunately, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

South Bend Cubs: busy Father’s Day weekend at Four Winds Field

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On Friday, June 19th, the South Bend Cubs set a new single game franchise record for attendance with 8.004 people. The baby Cubs are averaging 4,580 per game which is a 22% increase over last season. Unfortunately they lost that game 8-4 to the West Michigan Whitecaps.   On Saturday, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: busy Father’s Day weekend at Four Winds Field

Minor League Recap: All They Do is Win

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With 3 of the 4 full season teams above .500 and 2 of them in first place, things have gotten off to a good start down on the farm.  South Bend has been powered by great pitching, the Smokies have been powered by, well, power…from the likes of Vogelbach and Continue reading Minor League Recap: All They Do is Win

Minor League Recap: One Prospect Goes; Another Makes His Return

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Like Kris Bryant only a week ago, the Cubs made the call to add Addison Russell to the major league roster.  That means the projected insane infield of Bryant, Russell, and Baez will never come to pass in Iowa.  Because of the extended absence to grieve the loss of his Continue reading Minor League Recap: One Prospect Goes; Another Makes His Return

Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

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The Cubs and their affiliates have announced full season minor league rosters.  The new Single A affiliates, South Bend (MWL) and Myrtle Beach (Carolina League) replace the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs (now, Tortugas).  Generally speaking, there are solid prospects worth keeping an eye on at every level.  The Continue reading Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

Minor League Recap: Playoffs in the Lower Levels, Off-Season in the Upper Levels

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The Minor League Baseball season ends today, with all of the Cubs affiliates, save for Boise, finishing their regular season schedules at the time of this writing.  The Hawks, Cougars, and D-Cubs are all moving on to post-season play.  Most stunningly, the D-Cubs, who had a rough go of it Continue reading Minor League Recap: Playoffs in the Lower Levels, Off-Season in the Upper Levels

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

Little bit of everything Cubs

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I woke up this morning and for the first time all winter, I am suffering from a bad case of Offseason Blues.  Perhaps it’s because for the first time all winter, I had to pull out the shovel to clear away that horrid white stuff off my driveway.  Or perhaps Continue reading Little bit of everything Cubs