Category: Bullpen

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 5

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 5
Good morning, and Happy Veteran’s Day! A special thanks to Staff Sergeant Robert Usiak, United States Air Force, 5th Communications Group, Panama Radio Relay Station, Korea.  Week 5 for Cubs in the off-season leagues saw some dominant performances out of Erick Leal, Trent Giambrone, and Casey Coleman as well as others. For more, take a look... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 4

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 4
It was a busy Week 4 for the Cubs in the off-season leagues, as 19 players saw action and the Arizona Fall League had their Fall Stars Game. For all the details, take a look at today’s report. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox Monday seems like a day that both Mesa and many Cubs... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 2

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 2
Good Morning! In today’s edition of Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues, Iowa pitcher Casey Coleman becomes a workhorse in the Mexican Pacific League, while first round pick Nico Hoerner continues to enjoy playing in the Arizona Fall League. For all that and more, take a look inside. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox It was a... Read more »

Surplus Trade Assets and Future Roster Allocation Heading Into The Deadline

Surplus Trade Assets and Future Roster Allocation Heading Into The Deadline
Major League teams are no longer waiting until the trade deadline to begin making major moves. It is quite clear after the past couple of seasons that the All-Star break is now a key time of year in the trade market. With that in mind, lets take a look at the players throughout the Cubs organization the... Read more »
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Is Carl Edwards Jr. joining the elite?

Is Carl Edwards Jr. joining the elite?
If you follow baseball long enough, this narrative has crossed your screen: A pitcher joins a new team, a new coach or makes a minor tweak and — voilá! — he’s transformed into a dominant force, for a short time at least. The Cubs enjoyed this story when former pitching coach Chris Bosio unleashed Jake... Read more »