Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft

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We know that the Cubs set their reserve lists yesterday and protected Dallas Beeler and Arismendy Alcantara.  We were waffling a bit on Beeler, but Alcantara was, as they say, a no-brainer.  Someone was gonna take him if the Cubs didn’t 40-man him up.  Presently, Chicago-North is at 39 filled Continue reading Looking ahead to the Rule 5 Draft

End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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With opening day just two days away for several teams in the farm system, the Chicago Cubs enter the new season with the same farm they left 2012 with, not trading for any big-time prospects or trading any others away.  Despite the lack of moves, many prospects leave spring training Continue reading End of Spring Training Minor League Report

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

Minor League Report: June 18-24, 2012

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Original plans called for an all-pitcher Minor League Report this week after last week’s report featuring just position players.  However, one of the benefits in writing for a site like World Series Dreaming is flexibility, and some recent events have convinced me to make a change of plans. Chicago Cubs Continue reading Minor League Report: June 18-24, 2012