The theme of the week has been streaks in the Cubs’ system, as Kane County has a 10 game win streak going at the moment, Albert Almora has hit in 8 of his last 9 games, Addison Russell has homered in 3 straight games, and Pierce Johnson had a 23 Continue reading Minor League Recap: WE’RE GOING STREAKING!
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
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
Starting with the important things in the minors this week… Jesus can walk on water but @KrisBryant_23 can swim through land #KrisBryantFacts — Dustin Geiger (@D_Geiger) May 29, 2014 @KrisBryant_23 shouldn't even have to walk to the plate anymore just trot around the bases straight out of the dugout #KrisBryantFacts Continue reading Minor League Recap: 5/22 – 5/28
Too much injury news this week. Pierce Johnson strained his calf. Jorge Soler strained his right hamstring (the “other one”). But on the positive side, Cubs farm director Jaron Madison said C.J. Edwards is on a throwing program in AZ. Hope is he'll be back at Double-A around All-Star break. Continue reading Minor League Recap: 5/15 – 5/21
Well, let’s get right into it…C.J. Edwards is still being held out with shoulder stiffness. Obviously, that’s not exactly what we wanted to hear about Edwards. However, with the abundance of caution taken with Jake Arrieta, this isn’t a big surprise. In the mean time, let’s continue to hope that’s Continue reading Minor League Recap 5/8 – 5/15
Since the last recap on April 24, there have been returns, streaks, and walks. The Cubs, in anticlimactic fashion, cut ties with their return in the most talked about insignificant trade in minor league history, by releasing Matt Scioscia, who came from the Angels for Trevor Gretzky. The most notable information Continue reading Minor League Recap: 4/24 – 5/7
The most eventful week of the minor league season brought the return of Javier Baez from the disabled list, the debut of Pierce Johnson with the Smokes at Double A, and Corey Black taking another no-hitter to his pitch limit. Albert Almora and Kris Bryant both brought six game hitting Continue reading Minor League Recap 4/18 – 4/23
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?
Unless you have been under a rock the past 24 hours, you should know that Marlon Byrd is now a former Chicago Cub. In the deal that sent the struggling center fielder to the Boston Red Sox, the Cubs got back a right handed relief pitcher by the name of Continue reading With Bowden’s Arrival, Someone Has to Go