The Cubs and the Rule 5 Draft

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Now that the Winter Meetings are underway, we have almost four days’ worth of transactions, rumors, posturing, and Giancarlo Stanton telling the Miami Marlins to jump off a bridge.  When the dust settles on Thursday, however, the Rule 5 Draft will end the festivities, and I guess we will have Continue reading The Cubs and the Rule 5 Draft

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: I went to see baseball and a hockey fight broke out

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I have a confession to make. I almost didn’t go to last night’s South Bend Cubs game. A couple months ago, I signed up to work a summer school STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math) camp for kindergarten through second graders and these kids are wearing me out! I wanted to Continue reading South Bend Cubs: I went to see baseball and a hockey fight broke out

South Bend Cubs: miscellaneous bits

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The SB Cubs are currently in Fort Wayne, Indiana preparing for the rubber game in their series with the Tin Caps. Ryan Williams (@rhynowilliams) gets the start. After losing game one, the baby Cubs took game two with a score of 9-2. The strange part of that 9-2 win wasn’t Continue reading South Bend Cubs: miscellaneous bits

South Bend Cubs: updates and prospects part deux

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For our last South Bend Cubs prospect update, we looked at starting pitcher Jake Stinnett. Today we’re looking at another starting pitcher, Trevor Clifton. The almost 20 year old (his birthday is May 11 in case you wondered) is considered the Chicago Cubs 29th best prospect. Born in Tennessee, he was drafted Continue reading South Bend Cubs: updates and prospects part deux

Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

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The Cubs and their affiliates have announced full season minor league rosters.  The new Single A affiliates, South Bend (MWL) and Myrtle Beach (Carolina League) replace the Kane County Cougars and the Daytona Cubs (now, Tortugas).  Generally speaking, there are solid prospects worth keeping an eye on at every level.  The Continue reading Minor League Recap: Full Season Rosters Announced

Minor League Recap: Playoffs in the Lower Levels, Off-Season in the Upper Levels

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The Minor League Baseball season ends today, with all of the Cubs affiliates, save for Boise, finishing their regular season schedules at the time of this writing.  The Hawks, Cougars, and D-Cubs are all moving on to post-season play.  Most stunningly, the D-Cubs, who had a rough go of it Continue reading Minor League Recap: Playoffs in the Lower Levels, Off-Season in the Upper Levels

Minor League Recap: Promotions, Demotions, and Short Season All-Stars

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It was a busy week in the minor league system, with a number of significant names making moves over the course of the week.  Jorge Soler was promoted to AAA Iowa after dominating AA, albeit over a short period of time.  Albert Almora was aggressively promoted to AA Tennessee after Continue reading Minor League Recap: Promotions, Demotions, and Short Season All-Stars

Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab

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As it pertains to the major league team, the biggest news on the farm are the rehab assignments of Emilio Bonifacio (AA Tennessee) and Kyuji Fujikawa (Low A Kane County).  As both work their ways back from injury, we may be inching closer and closer to the return to Chicago Continue reading Minor League Recap: All-Stars, Cycles, Promotions, and Rehab