Category: South Bend Cubs

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 8

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 8
Good morning! This past week saw the off-season leagues debut of a couple of Cubs pitching prospects, as well as the red-hot hitting of Carlos Sepulveda. For more about the games, take a look inside! Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas It was a romp to start the week for Cibaenas as they answered a run... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 7

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 7
Good Morning! With the end of the Arizona Fall League, the off-season leagues are reduced to two. The Dominican Winter League and the Mexican Pacific League remain the only leagues in play until the Roberto Clemente League and the Australian Baseball League open later this month. For now, enjoy some of the fine hitting performances... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues - Week 6
Good morning! In the final week of the Arizona Fall League, Mesa made one last push for a playoff spot. Meanwhile, several players stayed hot in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. For more information about all of the Cubs prospects in off-season leagues, take a look inside. Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox In the... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 5

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 5
Good morning! Week 5 in the off-season leagues saw a couple of Cubs middle infield prospects begin to assert themselves. Meanwhile a few pitching prospects had some dazzling efforts. For more, take a look inside! Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox As the week began on Monday, pitching once again was the undoing for Mesa... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 4

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 4
Good Morning! Week 4 this off-season brought us the opening of two leagues, in Mexico and the Dominican Republic, as well as the annual Fall Stars game in Arizona. For more, take a look inside. Note: Coverage runs from Sunday to Saturday Arizona Fall League Mesa Solar Sox The week began with Mesa roaring back... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards: Minor League Pitcher of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: Minor League Pitcher of the Year
Last week, Cubs Den presented their Short Season minor league players and pitchers of the year, along with their Minor League Player of the Year. Since his passing in 2017, the site has has named these awards in honor of its founder, John Arguello. John’s passion was not just for the Cubs, but also for player... Read more »
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The John Arguello Awards: Short Season Pitcher and Player of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: Short Season Pitcher and Player of the Year
Every season, Cubs Den has selected players as minor league players and pitchers of the year. Since his passing in 2017, the site has has named these awards in honor of its founder, John Arguello. John’s passion was not just for the Cubs, but also for player development. It is both fitting and proper that... Read more »

Midwest League All-Star Game a Chance for Cubs Prospects to Shine

Midwest League All-Star Game a Chance for Cubs Prospects to Shine
The pomp and pageantry that surrounded the Midwest League All-Star game could not have scripted the slam-bang finish, as the East defeated the West after a 3-3 tie and sudden death home-run derby. “It’s a dream come true, its something I’ve dreamed about since I was a little kid” mused South Bend pitcher Cam Sanders,... Read more »

Cubs Prospects Statistical Update - May

Cubs Prospects Statistical Update - May
We are now one month into the Minor League season, which began on April 6th. Hitters are surpassing 100+ plate appearances, pitchers are surpassing 25+ innings, so the sample sizes are becoming significant enough (for the players who haven’t missed time) to give indications for areas of progress or regression in a prospect’s game. Although it should be noted that... Read more »
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Buddy Bailey Takes Over

Buddy Bailey Takes Over
As the press gathered on a sunny media day in South Bend, they were greeted by a new sight. Emerging from the dugout was the leathery visage of Buddy Bailey, like a well broken-in baseball mitt. As Bailey gathered his team in a semicircle behind him and had them introduce themselves to the crowd, a... Read more »