The Most Interesting Man in Baseball

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Pretty sure you’ve all seen this in some form or another, but: Enter baseball’s Winston Wolf (“Pulp Fiction” reference). Theo Epstein solves historic problems. He was the architect who put The Curse and Bill Buckner into the past in Boston. … They [the Cubs] are a big-market monster again. They Continue reading The Most Interesting Man in Baseball

2014 Cubs Post-Draft Prospect Rankings

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It is that time of year again – the Cubs get to add some new prospects into the farm system without giving up any major league talent in the process. With their first pick, the Cubs went underslot with catcher Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in the draft, Continue reading 2014 Cubs Post-Draft Prospect Rankings

2014 WSD Preseason Top 13 Prospects List

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It is officially season three of the Theo Epstein regime’s rebuilding process, and the Cubs enter 2014 with yet another great group of prospects to go along with a less than great major league roster. The Cubs farm system has often been said to lack pitching, but the team continued Continue reading 2014 WSD Preseason Top 13 Prospects List

Future Alert: Sickels Releases Cubs Top 20

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One of the best things about the offseason is the releases of annual prospect rankings, and today comes another one as John Sickels of Minor League Ball released his Cubs Top 20 (21) rankings, complete with prospect grades and a look at a few outsiders looking in. Dabynsky previously took Continue reading Future Alert: Sickels Releases Cubs Top 20

Future Alert: Baseball America Gives Huge Praise to C.J. Edwards, Top 10 List Released

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The Cubs farm system is absolutely stacked on the position player side, most notably featuring the “Big Four” of Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler.  Along with Dan Vogelbach, the quartet of prospects comes with offensive potential other organizations can only dream of.  However, according to Baseball Continue reading Future Alert: Baseball America Gives Huge Praise to C.J. Edwards, Top 10 List Released

Future Alert: After AZL Shutout, Cubs Place Six on BA NWL Top 20 Prospects List

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The AZL Cubs did not place a single prospect on Baseball America’s Top 20 League Prospect Rankings.  The Boise Hawks of the short-season A Northwest League fared much better, placing six prospects on the rankings released today. Included in those six is the number one overall prospect in the league, Continue reading Future Alert: After AZL Shutout, Cubs Place Six on BA NWL Top 20 Prospects List

Future Alert: Cubs Named Minor League Pitcher, Player of the Year

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A pair of the top ten Cubs prospects received honors on Friday, as the organization named its 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Minor League Player of the Year award recipients. While C.J. Edwards was even receiving consideration as Baseball America’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year – Continue reading Future Alert: Cubs Named Minor League Pitcher, Player of the Year

Future Alert: Three Cubs Make Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

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It hasn’t been long since we posted a Future Alert on World Series Dreaming, with the most recent one coming out on Tuesday.  Typically, these come about every few weeks or so, but when news comes around, why wait? Baseball America released its 2013 Minor League All-Star Team rosters on Continue reading Future Alert: Three Cubs Make Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team

Future Alert: Cubs Minor League Season Ends, 1 Championship, 5 Playoff Berths, Updated Rankings

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By now, this news is a couple of days old already, but with college in full swing, I haven’t had the chance to post about the end of the minor league season yet.  So here we go… The Championship – The Daytona Cubs made an excellent playoff run, fueled in large Continue reading Future Alert: Cubs Minor League Season Ends, 1 Championship, 5 Playoff Berths, Updated Rankings

Future Alert: Cubs Net Pair of Top 100’s for Garza; Lake Debuts Strong; Vitters to Outfield

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First, I’d like to apologize for the sporadic minor league coverage this season.  My computer had been in for repairs for quite some time before it return today, and I’ve been covering the Chicago Fire for ChiCitySports.com more since I got a press pass for their home games.  That said, Continue reading Future Alert: Cubs Net Pair of Top 100’s for Garza; Lake Debuts Strong; Vitters to Outfield