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The Den Podcast: Evan Altman, Roster Spots, Opening Day, and Go Loyola!

The Den Podcast: Evan Altman, Roster Spots, Opening Day, and Go Loyola!
Evan Altman of CubsInsider joins Myles to talk about the end of Spring Training and what they expect for the regular season.

Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen

Beginning to Make Sense of the 2018 Bullpen
With the almost-always exception of Wade Davis, the Cubs bullpen drove us a little mad, especially during the postseason. The primary concern for the bullpen was the inability to throw strikes with consistency; they were tied for the second-worst walk rate in baseball last season, with the Mets at 4.25 BB/9. This seems an obvious part of... 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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Javy Exits Early--Braves 5 Cubs 1

Javy Exits Early--Braves 5 Cubs 1
The Cubs were playing for the homestand sweep and the series sweep of the tea from Atlanta. It wasn’t meant to be, and it seemed like the Cubs might be cursed with more than just an end to their hot streak. The scorchingly hot Javier Baez had to leave the game early. More on that... Read more »

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season
Last week, the Cubs Den minor league reports gave you their take on the Mid-Season  All-Prospect team for the Cubs’ system. Today’s, I give five things I have taken away from the first half of the minor league season. Don’t look back Albert Almora, Charcer Burks is gaining on you! This is not meant to... Read more »

The Cubs Den Mid-Season All-Prospect Team

The Cubs Den Mid-Season All-Prospect Team
With the minor league season reaching its midpoint last Monday, the Cubs Den minor league crew decided to get together and come up with the prospects that are having the best 2017 at this point. The panel included minor league update reporter Michael Ernst, along with feature writers Stephanie Lynn and me, Tom U. All... Read more »
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The Show So Far: Advanced-A Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend

The Show So Far: Advanced-A Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend
Good Morning, and welcome to the show so far, part two! Today, we look at two of the four full-season minor league squads as they have completed their sixth week of play. The end of May is one of the major landmarks in the minor league season, as organizations ready themselves for the upcoming MLB... Read more »

Minor League Preview – Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans

Minor League Preview – Advanced-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans
Good morning to everyone! Today is the next installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Advanced-A – Myrtle Beach Pelicans Can... Read more »

6th Round Pick RHP Trey Lang signs; Mesa, Boise set rosters; update on Puig

6th Round Pick RHP Trey Lang signs; Mesa, Boise set rosters; update on Puig
Some quick notes for you including an update on Yasiel Puig, who I first wrote about yesterday.  It’s curious that there’s not a lot of information out there… The Cubs signed 6th round pick Trey Lang, according to his Twitter account.  Lang is a 6’3″, 235 lbs, hard-throwing righty who has touched 96 mph and... Read more »
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Cubs Class A Team Peoria stacked with prospects: Part 2 (Pitchers)

Cubs Class A Team Peoria stacked with prospects: Part 2 (Pitchers)
Yesterday I went through the position prospects who could pass through Peoria at some point in 2012.  Now it’s time for the pitchers.  Like the lineup, the rotation is filled from top to bottom with legit prospects while the bullpen also has arms that could be pitching in Wrigley in a few years. Here are... Read more »