Category: Awards

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Player of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Player of the Year
The John Arguello Awards conclude today, as our panel of minor league reporters at Cubs Den now turn their attention to Minor League Player of the Year. The Cubs Minor League Player of the Year: Jason Vosler, 3B If you are a 16th round draft choice and 469th player selected overall, how do you get... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year
The John Arguello Awards continues today, as our panel of minor league reporters at Cubs Den now turn their attention to Minor League Pitchers of the Year. The Cubs’ Minor League Pitchers of the Year: Duncan Robinson, RHP and Dakota Mekkes, RHP For the second straight year, the abundance of pitching talent the Cubs have... Read more »

Winter League Wrap-up

Winter League Wrap-up
It was a rather lackluster group that took the field in the winter leagues, as only 26 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another in the 2017-18 offseason would play winter ball. The notable performers are inside today’s report. Organizational Player of the Winter David Bote, INF/OF: After six long... Read more »
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Anthony Rizzo's Award and Response Both Fitting

Anthony Rizzo's Award and Response Both Fitting
Yesterday Anthony Rizzo was named the Roberto Clemente Award winner, and he is more than deserving. The Cubs’ first baseman has devoted years to visiting children in hospitals, especially because of his own fight with cancer when his professional baseball career was nascent. The Clemente Award, presented yearly in honor of players who devote time,... Read more »

2017 IBWAA Season Awards Ballot

2017 IBWAA Season Awards Ballot
I am a lifetime member of the Internet Baseball Writers Association of America. Over the past few years, one of my last acts of the regular baseball season is to submit my ballot for the IBWAA Season Awards. This year, I have decided to share my vote with the readers at Cubs Den. Before we... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Co-Pitchers of the Year
This is the final of a series of articles naming minor league players and pitchers of the year. For consideration for Minor League Pitcher of the Year , a pitcher would have to be assigned to one of the four full season minor league teams (Low-A South Bend, Advanced-A Myrtle Beach, Double-A Tennessee, and Triple-A... Read more »
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The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year

The John Arguello Awards – The Cubs’ Minor League Player of the Year
This is the second in a series of articles naming minor league players and pitchers of the year. For consideration for John Arguello Minor League Player of the Year Award, a position player would have to be assigned to one of the four full season minor league teams (Low-A South Bend, Advanced-A Myrtle Beach, Double-A... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards – Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year

The John Arguello Awards – Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year
With the minor league season winding down, the Cubs Den staff got together in order to recognize some of the players that made an impact for the Cubs’ system this year. We could not think of a more fitting memorial than to name them after our site’s founder John Arguello. While John was a passionate... Read more »

Cubs minor league player awards show shift in organizational focus

Cubs minor league player awards show shift in organizational focus
According to multiple sources, the Cubs have named Logan Watkins as their Minor League Player of the year and Nicholas Struck as their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Normally I don’t concern myself with awards but I think this year it’s more significant.  It’s a reflection of what the new front office values. I... Read more »
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Cubs Den wins Blog Award

Cubs Den wins Blog Award
Tom and I are proud to announce that Cubs Den won the 2012 Billy & Fergie Award for Best Cubs Website/Blog Multiple Author as presented by Boys of Spring. Boys of Spring is an excellent blog run by Tim Sheridan and is one of my go-to places during spring training.  You can check out Tim’s blog and the presentation video here. ... Read more »