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The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: The Cubs Minor League Pitchers of the Year
The John Arguello Awards continues today, as our panel of minor league reporters at Cubs Den now turn their attention to Minor League Pitchers of the Year. The Cubs’ Minor League Pitchers of the Year: Duncan Robinson, RHP and Dakota Mekkes, RHP For the second straight year, the abundance of pitching talent the Cubs have... Read more »

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 »

Tom U on WSBT radio

Tom U on WSBT radio
Starting this evening at 6:30 ET/5:30 CT, and for the next six weeks, Cubs Den’s very own Tom U will be a guest on WSBT radio’s Sportsbeat program. South Bend Cubs’ play-by-play man Darin Pritchett is the host who will be talking Cubs baseball and their minor league system with Tom. This will mark the... Read more »
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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 »

Baseball Biomechanics

Baseball Biomechanics
As the off-season moves away from the winter meetings and the ever-pounding drumbeat of the rumor mill, the thoughts of many turn to preparing for the upcoming 2018 season. When you ask baseball followers about off-season training, it often conjures images of players in endless lines of teammates playing long toss, coaches with a stream... 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 »
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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 »