Red Sox DFA Drake Britton. Could Cubs be interested?

Red Sox DFA Drake Britton.  Could Cubs be interested?
Small bit of news but one that is potentially of interest to Cubs fans. Red Sox announce they’ve DFA’d Drake Britton to make room for Ogando. — Tim Britton (@TimBritton) January 31, 2015   Britton is a LHRP who has shown some promise, posting a 3.05 and 2.83 FIP the past two seasons, though that... Read more »

2015 Organizational Preview: Myrtle Beach inherits Kane County juggernaut

2015 Organizational Preview: Myrtle Beach inherits Kane County juggernaut
If you live anywhere near Myrtle Beach, consider yourself lucky.  Not only will you see a very good baseball team, essentially the same one (manager Mark Johnson included) that tore through the Midwest League last year on it’s way to a title, but the facilities themselves are tremendous.  Myrtle Beach is routinely voted among the... Read more »

Keith Law releases his Cubs Top 10 prospects list

Keith Law releases his Cubs Top 10 prospects list
We’ll have our own minor league preview later today as we’ll look more closely at Myrtle Beach, but in the meantime we have Keith Law’s Top 10 list (subscription required). You can always expect something unexpected from Law.  That is part of the fun when you do these lists, I think.  I do that myself,... Read more »
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Keith Law ranks 4 Cubs in top 100, 3 in top 14, plus some of my own thoughts on Schwarber as a catcher

Keith Law ranks 4 Cubs in top 100, 3 in top 14, plus some of my own thoughts on Schwarber as a catcher
It is certainly prospect season as we head in that lull between the end of January and the time pitchers and cacthers report 3 weeks from now.  Yesterday we read that ESPN’s Keith Law ranked the Cubs as the top overall system.  Today he ranks his top 100 individual prospects (subscription required and recommended) and the... Read more »

PECOTA picks Cubs to go 82-80 -- and miss the playoffs by one game

PECOTA picks Cubs to go 82-80 -- and miss the playoffs by one game
Baseball Prospectus released it’s PECOTA projections and the news for the Cubs is good…sorta. The good news is they have the Cubs winning 82 games.  The bad news is that is one game short of a NL Wild Card spot.  They have the Cubs finishing just 7 games behind the Cardinals and one game ahead... Read more »

2015 Organizational Previews: The South Bend Cubs

2015 Organizational Previews: The South Bend Cubs
On the heels of the Cubs top farm system ranking via Keith Law, it seems as good a time as any to start my organizational team-by-team previews.  It is with some sadness that I won’t be able to catch games in person so easily as I did when they were at Kane County, but I... Read more »
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Keith Law ranks Cubs farm system as the best in baseball

Keith Law ranks Cubs farm system as the best in baseball
Calling it “the strongest collection of top-shelf hitting prospects I can remember since I started working in baseball”, Keith Law ranked the Cubs system as the best in baseball (subscription required).  If you don’t have ESPN Insider, you can tune into Law’s chat tomorrow at noon CT, where I presume he will be discussing his... Read more »

News and Notes: Who bats 2nd? Fowler extension? Orioles acquire Snider, Rangers deal Ross to Red Sox

News and Notes: Who bats 2nd? Fowler extension? Orioles acquire Snider, Rangers deal Ross to Red Sox
Jesse Rogers answered some questions of interest to many of us, so we will put them up for discussion here. There has also been  a small flurry of activity around baseball, so let’s take a quick look on how it might relate to the Cubs… Rogers Chat Who bats 1st and 2nd? Well, we know... Read more »

Starlin Castro crafting a new image and this time it is one we want to see

Starlin Castro crafting a new image and this time it is one we want to see
The most recent time Starlin Castro was seen in public, he was in the general vicinity of funny-looking mascots and mobs of adoring fans armed with cameras and bags full of overpriced souvenirs.  I am not talking about the Cubs Convention, of course.  I am talking about Disney World, as you can see in this... Read more »
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UPDATE: Moncada free agency "imminent", but expect Cubs to break the bank again on IFAs in 2015 no matter where or when he signs

UPDATE: Moncada free agency "imminent", but expect Cubs to break the bank again on IFAs in 2015 no matter where or when he signs
UPDATE: Jeff Passan tweets that Yoan Moncada’s free agency is imminent… Breaking: Yoan Moncada free agency imminent after gov’t source tells Y! Sports he no longer needs unblocking license: http://t.co/0FwluEcrmk — Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) January 27, 2015 Well, so much for that. It could happen in as soon as two weeks. You can read the... Read more »