Category: Bullpen

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 15

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 15
Good Morning, and Happy Martin Luther King Day! As we enter championship week for Cubs in the off-season leagues, some players rose to the playoff occasion in the previous week. To find out more, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido ended round-robin play on Monday, as a 7-0... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 14

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 14
Good morning! It was a limited week for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as many teams were eliminated in post-season play. To find out who remains playing and how they fared, take a look at today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido The pace in round-robin play continues to be blistering as Escogido... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 13

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 13
Good morning! The first week of the new year saw Cubs popping up everywhere in the off-season leagues. To see where the new faces showed up and how they fared, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido took some steps to separate from the field in round-robin play as... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 12

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 12
Good morning, and a Happy New Year to everyone at Cubs Den! As the regular season moves into the final weekend for Cubs in the off-season leagues, there have been some surprising appearances and re-appearances. For more information, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido Escogido improved their record to... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 11

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 11
Good morning! As the regular season wound down for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, a couple of major league veterans made their mark. For more details, take a look at today’s report. Dominican Winter League Leones del Escogido A steady offensive output on Monday allowed Escogido to double-up Cibao for a 6-3 victory to... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 9

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 9
Good morning! As the calendar turns to December, some of the half-season contracts for Cubs in the off-season leagues begin to expire, while others are heading home for the holidays. However, the games do go on and players like Ryan Court are looking for a chance to hook-up with an MLB team, quite possibly a... Read more »
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Cubs need to begin trusting young pitchers in 2019

Cubs need to begin trusting young pitchers in 2019
For all the talk of fixing the offense this offseason, there is hidden danger lurking within the other half of the roster that has not received enough attention. Jon Lester, Cole Hamels, Brandon Morrow, Steve Cishek, Pedro Strop, Brandon Kintzler, Brian Duensing. What do these seven pitchers have in common? They will all turn 34 or older during the 2019 season. Even if the... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 7

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 7
Good morning! Week 7 saw some unlikely stars for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as Vimael Machin and Kwang-Min Kwon were practically unstoppable at the plate. For more information, take a look inside today’s report. Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas In a close game on Tuesday, pitching mattered as Cibaenas dropped a 3-2 decision... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6
Good morning! While the sun set on the Arizona Fall League in the west in week 6 of Cubs in the off-season leagues, it rose both in the east and far east with the start of the Roberto Clemente League and the Australian Baseball League. To see how thing both ended an began, take a... Read more »
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Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Bullpen

Taking Stock and Looking Forward: The Bullpen
The Cubs offseason is off to a start I don’t think any of us expected. A coaching carousel, reports of financial constraints, and rumors of discord within the clubhouse have chipped away at our utopian visions of baseball domination. We were supposed to sign Bryce Harper and Manny Machado, trade our spare parts for Jacob... Read more »