Jorge Soler or Javier Baez: Who has the higher ceiling and who would your rather have?

Jorge Soler or Javier Baez: Who has the higher ceiling and who would your rather have?
Last year about this time, this wouldn’t have even been a question.  Javier Baez was tearing up AA and Jorge Soler was injured and losing a half season of much needed development. Baez hasn’t done anything to hurt his stock.  In fact, he is developing nicely.  However, Jorge Soler is shooting up the prospect charts... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Vogelbach goes deep...twice; CJ Edwards starts in AZ, more promotions

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Vogelbach goes deep...twice;  CJ Edwards starts in AZ, more promotions
Today was travelling day for all the Cubs promoted players.  We will have to wait for tomorrow to see them play.  We also need to add a couple more to the list. Jacob Hannemann is going to Daytona Jeffrey Baez is going to Kane County There may still more announcements coming and we will update... Read more »

Trade Deadline Preview

With the trade deadline looming the Cubs are still in a position to deal off some equity for parts. The returns at this point are unlikely to be anything major but there’s still moves to be made that could clear out some roster space. A quick note on David Price since Ken Rosenthal dropped the... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recaps: Almora HRs, heads to AA; Soler to Iowa; Jimenez HRs; Beeler deals, Pineyro rehabs

Daily Cubs Minors Recaps: Almora HRs, heads to AA; Soler to Iowa; Jimenez HRs; Beeler deals, Pineyro rehabs
In case you missed the day of quick updates, changes are afoot in the Cubs organization.  Here is the tally… Emilio Bonifacio to Chicago Darwnin Barney DFA’d Kyle Hendricks  shuts down the Padres over 7 innings in his first start since being handed the #4 starters job the rest of the year Arismendy Alcantara stays... Read more »

Jorge Soler headed to Iowa; Almora heads to Tennessee

Jorge Soler headed to Iowa; Almora heads to Tennessee
Wow.  Wow. Wow!! According to Carrie Muskat, Jorge Soler is headed to Iowa while Albert Almora will go to Tennessee. I was going to wait for the recaps but these are pretty big promotions here.  We have speculated Soler would be a candidate but Almora comes as something of a surprise, even as he hit... Read more »

GM Jed Hoyer: "It's Time for Mendy to Play"

GM Jed Hoyer: "It's Time for Mendy to Play"
CSN’s Patrick Mooney just sent out this tweet, GM Jed Hoyer: “It’s Time for Mendy to Play” Which in turn had Twitter Cubs fans reacting like this (h/t Adam Brown)   It certainly is good news and maybe a surprise in that it seems that recent indication had been the opposite — that is, that... Read more »
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Cubs activate Emilio Bonifacio, designate Darwin Barney for assignment

Cubs activate Emilio Bonifacio, designate Darwin Barney for assignment
A small bit of news here and one where the writing was on the wall for some time now. The Cubs have designated Darwin Barney for assignment. In a corresponding move, the Cubs activated utility man Emilio Bonifacio. I think in a perfect world the Cubs would have liked to have traded Darwin Barney where... Read more »

Cubs News, Notes, Rumors: Video Interview with Jorge Soler; Yankees acquire Headley; Cubs system rated at the top; Russell drawing interest`

Cubs News, Notes, Rumors: Video Interview with Jorge Soler; Yankees acquire Headley; Cubs system rated at the top; Russell drawing interest`
We will cover some news and notes as Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs prepare to face the Headley-ess Padres… Yanks acquire Chase Headley I talked about Chase Headley as a flexible addition for the Cubs, though some rumors I have heard since then have caused me to think twice.  The rumors deal with his ability... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Baez extends streak to 15; Paniagua promoted; Boise ties for first half lead

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Baez extends streak to 15; Paniagua promoted; Boise ties for first half lead
The minor leagues are heading toward the home stretch.  Boise’s huge comeback gave them a tie for the first half division title, but they lose the tie-breaker and the title goes to the Hillsboro Hops.  Meanwhile, Daytona has put a disastrous first half behind them and, after a win today. now lead the FSL North... Read more »
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EconoBall: We're Back and Talking About OBP

EconoBall: We're Back and Talking About OBP
It seems a little odd that the first piece on the site following felzzy’s passing is all about the numbers.  Adam wasn’t one for the numbers of baseball as much as he was about the poetry of the game.  He poked fun at me, more than once, for getting lost in numbers and theory and... Read more »
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