Category: Fall/Winter Baseball

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 »

The Cubs’ Off-Season Player Development Decision

The Cubs’ Off-Season Player Development Decision
A funny thing happened to the Cubs’ minor league organization on its way to being a perennial National League contender. A system that was painstakingly built from 2012 to have “position redundancy” was suddenly finding itself lacking in talent. While the graduation to the major leagues of first round draft picks Albert Almora, Kris Bryant,... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 12

Winter Leagues Report: Week 12
A Happy New Year to everyone at Cubs Den! In the first article of the new year, we see the winter leagues all moving into the post-season, with the Caribbean world Series on the horizon. The recently signed Ryan Court is making an impact in the Dominican Winter League, while Williams Perez keep putting up... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Report: Week 11

Winter Leagues Report: Week 11
Happy Holidays to all! In this past week, the Dominican Winter League finished it’s regular season, with both the Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan Winter League entering their last week of regular season play. With teams jockeying for playoffs spots and a chance to represent their country in the Caribbean World Series, some Cubs... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 10

Winter Leagues Report: Week 10
With the winter meetings taking center stage last week, it was time for the Winter League Report to step aside. This week, we are back to catch up with all the action in Australia, the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Venezuela. Dominican Winter League Toros del Este Este failed to capitalize on ten hits Thursday, December... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 8

Winter Leagues Report: Week 8
The Cubs system was sparsely represented this week in the winter leagues, but did include an outstanding performance from pitcher Williams Perez. This week’s report also saw the Cubs debut of newly signed left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez.   Dominican Winter League Toros del Este Dominican Winter League basement dwellers Este got a lift on Saturday... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Report: Week 7

Winter Leagues Report: Week 7
It was a quiet holiday week in the winter leagues, with the action primarily in Mexico and Venezuela. With the league entering its second half of play, Manuel Rodriguez had mixed results in the LMP while Carlos Penalver remained consistent in the VWL.   Mexican Pacific League Caneros de los Mochis Los Mochis closed out... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 6

Winter Leagues Report: Week 6
Another week, another league starts play! Good morning and a Happy Thanksgiving week to all! Inside today’s edition, the Australian Baseball League begins play with an old friend to Cubs minor league followers, Ryan Kalish. Inclement weather stalled play in the Dominican Republic, and Manuel Rodriguez remains rock-steady in Mexico. Mexican Pacific League Caneros de... Read more »

Winter Leagues Report: Week 5

Winter Leagues Report: Week 5
Week 5 in the winter leagues was a little quiet, as the Cubs did not make any further moves or add any more players to the winter league rosters. But Manuel Rodriguez continues to impress in Mexico while Gioskar Amaya continues his comeback in Venezuela. Mexican Pacific League Caneros de los Mochis It seems that... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Report: Week 4

Winter Leagues Report: Week 4
Good morning, and welcome to Week 4! In today’s addition we learn that the Cubs’ organization has some additions to the winter leagues. Iowa Cubs pitcher has Williams Perez has joined Cardenales de Lara, while Tennessee Smokies Gioskar Amaya and Yasiel Balaguert are with Navagantes de Magallanes and Tiburones de La Guaira in the Venezuelan... Read more »