Introducing the 2016 South Bend Cubs

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Gone are Gleyber Torres, Ian Happ and Cael Brockmeyer, off to Myrtle Beach with its substantially warmer weather. 62 and sunny definitely beats 29 with snow flurries. Hey @Pelicanbaseball and @smokiesbaseball … Please send sunshine stat!! #CubsFamily #Cubs pic.twitter.com/BQFCgi4duN — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) April 2, 2016 Despite the questionable Continue reading Introducing the 2016 South Bend Cubs

2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

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  When Theo Epstein arrived in Chicago, his goal was to make the Cubs a more complete organization.  He started by reacquiring Anthony Rizzo.  The next biggest event was the 2012 amateur draft.  And while the 2011, 2013, and 2014 first round picks are all expected to be contributing members Continue reading 2016 Should Clear Questions About Top of 2012 Draft

Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

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While the last couple of off-seasons have put a renewed focus on the major league product, the Cubs still feature a robust and healthy minor league system.  As players like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Javier Baez, and Kyle Schwarber have all graduated out of the system, a new Continue reading Down on the Farm: Off-Season Top Ten Prospects

Down on the Farm: Cubs System Ripe With Arms

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Since Theo Epstein has run the Cubs’ baseball operation, the strategy has been to target high upside hitting prospects in the draft.  As year four winds down, that strategy seems to be paying off.  Kris Bryant leads the National League in fWAR.  Addison Russell (1.5) and Kyle Schwarber (1.4) are Continue reading Down on the Farm: Cubs System Ripe With Arms

South Bend Cubs: Introducing Jeffrey Baez – bad ass

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Have yourself a second half, why don’t you Jeffrey? Jeffrey Baez, stay hot! He rips a bases-clearing triple here in the 8th to make it 9-2!!! — South Bend Cubs (@SBCubs) August 6, 2015 Jeffrey Baez of the South Bend Cubs has been on quite a tear lately. Possessor of Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Introducing Jeffrey Baez – bad ass

Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

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The Cubs’ organization is littered with players who have been promoted to new levels over the course of this season.  It is also littered with players who are altering their approach to hitting or are adjusting to new roles on the mound.  None of that is to mention players who Continue reading Down on The Farm: Adjustments Being Made as Season Winds Down

South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

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So when is a no-hitter not a no-hitter? Tuesday evening I was looking forward to seeing Ian Happ’s home debut with the South Bend Cubs but was treated to so much more. What a bizarre game! Erick Leal was spectacular – pitching 9 full innings of no hit baseball. Unfortunately, Continue reading South Bend Cubs: Erick Leal – “yes” to the no-no but “no” to the win?

South Bend Cubs: late July road trip ends

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    The South Bend Cubs are coming home after a nine game road trip that saw them make visits to West Michigan, Great Lakes and Dayton. The baby Cubs are currently 18-19 in the second half of the season, 4 games back of Fort Wayne. Despite a five game Continue reading South Bend Cubs: late July road trip ends

South Bend Cubs: attendance and future developments

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Last week the South Bend Cubs released updated attendance numbers that seem to verify what I’ve noticed: more & more people are visiting Four Winds Field for Cubs games and they are really enjoying themselves. As of the end of July, 249,537 tickets have been sold for SB Cubs home Continue reading South Bend Cubs: attendance and future developments

South Bend Cubs: a new guy and some veteran updates

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UPDATE: as of Tuesday 7/21 Vimael Machin is back with the South Bend Cubs. Jason Vosler was promoted to Myrtle Beach and Machin takes his roster spot. You’ve heard of that guy in California that they call “The Machine”, right? Well the Cubs organization has their own version. He goes Continue reading South Bend Cubs: a new guy and some veteran updates