Tag: Jonathan Mota

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Short Season Player and Pitcher of the Year
Once again, it is the time of the year in which Cubs Den names the minor league players of the year in honor of our founder, John Arguello. John always had a fondness for the youngest prospects and their potential as they began their professional baseball career. To that end, the panel of minor league... Read more »

Aramis Ademan Attains “A’s” All Around

Aramis Ademan Attains “A’s” All Around
At only 5-foot-11 and 160-pounds, Aramis Ademan appears almost cartoonish when among his South Bend teammates. Resembling a ballboy more than a Top Twenty prospect, Ademan even appeared dwarfed by his interpreter, the similarly sized Alberto Mineo, due to his youthful mien. The fact that he was days away from his nineteenth birthday may something... Read more »

Armed and Ready

Armed and Ready
While the Chicago Cubs organization has produced several exciting young position players recently, including last year’s MVP Kris Bryant, the question has been over the past five years “Where is the pitching?” Cubs’ fans have gotten a glimpse of that in the past few seasons in witnessing such top prospects such as Trevor Clifton, Oscar... Read more »
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Versatility a Short Path to the Majors

Versatility a Short Path to the Majors
Since taking over in 2012, the Cubs’ current front office has made it a seemingly never-ending search to find players that can add versatility to their roster. They first tried veterans such as Jeff Baker, Emilio Bonifacio, Chris Coghlan, Joe Mather, and Luis Valbuena before scoring big in free agency with Ben Zobrist. Management also... Read more »

Expectations Run High for the South Bend Cubs

Expectations Run High for the South Bend Cubs
Upon entering manager Jimmy Gonzalez’s office on South Bend media day, two familiar sights greeted the media: his Bible perched atop his desk and a set up chess board. “I’m always looking for a match” exclaimed the third year manager, not clarifying whether that was theologically or strategically. But the challenges Gonzalez will face this... Read more »