Early Free Agent Fantasy: I Don’t Know’s On Third

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We have to burst your bubble right off the bat and say that David Wright is likely going to be extended by the Mets, so he won’t be available to the Cubs or any other team except in a ludicrous trade.  It’s no secret that the Cubs’ third baseman situation Continue reading Early Free Agent Fantasy: I Don’t Know’s On Third

Fall and Instructional League Report and Post-season Top Prospects: October 1-14, 2012

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The Arizona Instructional League, an informal league similar to extended spring training, has ended, and some Cubs prospects are impressing on a very talented Mesa Solar Sox team that features some of the best prospects in the game. Arizona Instructional League final statistics for top prospects will be posted next Continue reading Fall and Instructional League Report and Post-season Top Prospects: October 1-14, 2012

Minor League Report: August 13-19, 2012

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Rather than making remarks about Iowa and Mesa who started their seasons with the top prospects in the organization and now lack in that category, this edition of the Minor League Report will entail some announcements and an outline of how I project some of our top prospects to move Continue reading Minor League Report: August 13-19, 2012

Time to Play the Young Cubs

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Yesterday, the plans of Cubs President Theo Epstein became clearer for what he has planned for the future of the Chicago Cubs. Dave Kaplan of Comcast Sports Net and WGN Radio reported the Cubs were working on a six year extension with their All Star short stop Starlin Castro which Continue reading Time to Play the Young Cubs

So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

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It has been a while since I last put together my thoughts on the 2012 season and man have things changed again quite dramatically. At one point after calling up Anthony Rizzo it appeared that the Cubs were going to prove the nay-sayers wrong in how bad they would be. Continue reading So Where Do The Cubs Stand Now?

Minor League Report: July 30-August 5, 2012

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A lot of shifting through the system has occurred as of late, with Javier Baez being promoted from Peoria to Daytona, and the tandem of Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters being promoted from Iowa to Chicago.

Prospect Alert: Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters May Get Called Up, Castillo Mishandled?

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A few orders of business in this unscheduled special edition minor league report, the potential call ups of Brett Jackson on Thursday or later this month, as well as that of Josh Vitters, and the mishandling of Welington Castillo in the major leagues. Brett Jackson – Jackson was rumored to have Continue reading Prospect Alert: Brett Jackson, Josh Vitters May Get Called Up, Castillo Mishandled?

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: July 16-22, 2012

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The Cubs signed flame-throwing pitcher Juan Carlos Paniagua this week to further bolster their refurbished post-Hendry farm system.  Pitching is a primary target to improve this position player-heavy organization. Iowa Cubs – As of the 6th inning Sunday, Iowa trailed the Albuquerque Isotopes 6-1, with Brett Jackson and Josh Vitters each Continue reading Minor League Report: July 16-22, 2012

Minor League Report: July 9-15, 2012

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The Albert Almora signing is official, as the Cubs struck a deal with the Boras client before the deadline.  Both Almora and Soler will report to Mesa for training, before moving on to A-Ball. Iowa Cubs – Same old story as AAA All-Star Josh Vitters continues to put up solid numbers Continue reading Minor League Report: July 9-15, 2012