Back On Track? We Shall See

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I suppose it helps that the Cubs got to play the shell of the New York Mets this series, but a series win certainly helps keep them in first place and also watch their magic number keep shrinking as more matchups against their closest rivals loom.  It’s certainly a far Continue reading Back On Track? We Shall See

Down on the Farm: Javy’s Getting Closer

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Down in Arizona, the big league club is getting healthier by the day, with Olt starting to take batting practice after having the cast removed from the fracture in his forearm.  With players like Mike Baxter and Jonathan Herrera filling roles on the major league roster that they weren’t necessarily Continue reading Down on the Farm: Javy’s Getting Closer

Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

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On the minor league rehab trail, it’s been tough sledding for some Cubs.  Tommy La Stella has been put back on the shelf after aggravating an injury with Tennessee.  Dallas Beeler has been optioned to Iowa after struggling during his rehab stint in Iowa.  Tsuyoshi Wada‘s stint ended and he Continue reading Minor League Recap: Wada Return and La Stella’s Setback

Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things

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  With the season wearing on, the affiliates are starting to normalize.  Players are starting to show some regression to their means, while others (like Dan Vogelbach and Kyle Schwarber) still have monster numbers fueled by early season video game-like performances.  In general, all of the teams are playoff competitors Continue reading Minor League Recap: Baez Getting Back into the Swing of Things

Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Came, Went Yard a Bunch, and Went to Chicago

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Full season minor league baseball is a week old already, with all four of the Cubs teams kicking off.  And before the painted lines could dry, it seems as though Kris Bryant is being called to Chicago. On another note, Javier Baez is still away from the Iowa Cubs, as he Continue reading Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Came, Went Yard a Bunch, and Went to Chicago

Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

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Since Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer took over the front office, the Cubs have had a draft strategy of taking the best hitter possible in the first round.  That strategy is what makes the hitting prospects the toast of the town, bringing Albert Almora, Kris Bryant, and Kyle Schwarber to Continue reading Duane Underwood Emerging as a Top Pitching Prospect

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

Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

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As we creep into the point of the winter where the various outlets are going to release top prospect lists, the Cubs are going to be well represented.  Baseball America released their top ten Cubs prospects today, without any real surprises.  This is not a top prospect list (the over/under Continue reading Cubs Prospects to Watch in 2015

Minor League Recap: 2014 In Review

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2014 has been a banner year for the Cubs organization, especially in the minor league system.  Players have developed, players have been called up, players have been added, and players have emerged.  Throughout the storm of change that happened at each level of the minor league system, each level had Continue reading Minor League Recap: 2014 In Review

Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Finally Loses a Crown; Teams Keep Winning

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With all of the full season teams either currently in first place or holding a tie for it, the minor league season has a chance to extend across the organization.  While Daytona and Iowa had rocky or up and down starts, both have righted the ship, especially Daytona, who was Continue reading Minor League Recap: Kris Bryant Finally Loses a Crown; Teams Keep Winning