The Chicago Cubs’ Haul in the 2017 MLB Draft

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As you may have guessed from the first two days of the MLB Draft, the Chicago Cubs were pretty big on picking pitchers with high floors and room for growth.  We discussed this in the past, and also on the Dreamcast, but with a team that had just come off Continue reading The Chicago Cubs’ Haul in the 2017 MLB Draft

Chicago Cubs Can’t Really Spend Much On Amateurs This Year

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We’ve gotten to the cusp of spring training, and today, Baseball America revealed the 2016 MLB Draft and international spending pools for each team: This year, bonus slots are just over 4.6 percent higher than they were last year. Unfortunately for the Cubs, this doesn’t much matter, especially if Dexter Continue reading Chicago Cubs Can’t Really Spend Much On Amateurs This Year

The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015

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The  Chicago Cubs’ draft turned out predictably if you look at the first ten picks on the surface. An advanced college bat in the first round, and then six more pitchers. This formula is what the Cubs have had under Theo Epstein. The high first round pick devoted to a Continue reading The Cubs’ Quietly Surprising Draft of 2015