Posts in category "Minor League News"

Cubs MiLB Week in Review - Fatigue Sets In

Cubs MiLB Week in Review - Fatigue Sets In
For the week of 8/11-8/17 With only a few weeks left in the minor league season, we’ve reached the point where players are who they’ve been. No hot streak will overshadow a poor season, and no frigid end to the year will hurt a prospect’s reputation. Apart from your usual small sample size concerns, we’re... Read more »

Could Jorge Soler be Better Than Kris Bryant?

Could Jorge Soler be Better Than Kris Bryant?
Kris Bryant is an other-worldly talent, a special hitter with an advanced approach and a strong baseball pedigree (his father, Mike, played in the Red Sox system). His makeup has L’Oreal execs jealous and his ability to rake has groundskeepers in Des Moines looking for new lines of work. To be sure, the things Bryant... Read more »

Kris Bryant is Taking a Break From Reality

Kris Bryant is Taking a Break From Reality
It’s been said that baseball is a game of failure, a sport in which a man who comes up short seven times out of ten can still be considered elite. And it’s always felt like a bit of an old man’s game too, at least compared to other professional sports. Guile and experience often win... Read more »
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Cubs MiLB Week in Review - Baezless

Cubs MiLB Week in Review - Baezless
Week of 8/4-8/10 In the wake of the Javier Baez call-up, the overall focus of the Cubs fanbase has shifted not-so-slightly towards the big-league ballclub. If you’re reading my writing, you’re one of the hardcore fans for whom this matters but is not a world-changer – there are plenty more fun prospects coming soon. For... Read more »

OH MAN: Javier Baez Called Up!

OH MAN: Javier Baez Called Up!
Javier Baez, the Baron of Bat Speed, Punisher of Fastballs, the Exaultation of the Exit Velocity Gods, has been promoted to the major leagues! It’s a well deserved promotion for Baez, who has hit .288/.353/.581 with 16 HRs and striking out in just 26.5% of his plate appearances. That’s stupid production, even for the hitters’... Read more »

Cubs MiLB July in Review: New Faces, Dingers, Legit Arms

Cubs MiLB July in Review: New Faces, Dingers, Legit Arms
I haven’t been on this Earth for as long as many of you who will read this piece today, but I have to imagine that this past July was as exciting a month as a sub-.500 Cubs team has ever played through. Though the MLB Cubs may have only gone 10-16, their minor league affiliates... Read more »
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The View From Iowa: Q&A with Iowa Cubs Play-By-Play Man Randy Wehofer

The View From Iowa: Q&A with Iowa Cubs Play-By-Play Man Randy Wehofer
Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Jorge Soler are all currently playing in AAA for the Iowa Cubs. The likes of Jeff Samardzija, Anthony Rizzo, Geovany Soto, and others having been there in the past, and Albert Almora, Addison Russell, and more are soon headed there in the future. It is pretty safe to say the... Read more »

Signs Point to a Javier Baez Promotion Soon

Signs Point to a Javier Baez Promotion Soon
I am wrong about a lot of things when it comes to baseball, but occasionally I do manage to get a few things right. Apparently I will be proven right in a statement I made nearly a month ago, when I claimed that Jorge Soler should be a September call-up. Javier Baez’s fate this year... Read more »

Cubs Prospects: Promotions and Metaphors For Everyone

Cubs Prospects: Promotions and Metaphors For Everyone
Get ready for the waves of Cubs prospects. You also may want to brace yourself for the waves of metaphors. Light, hope, dawning, you’re going to see them all. Jorge Soler! Albert Almora! Ron Leta! It’s okay to get excited. A night like last night is what Cubs fans, and even the guys on the... Read more »
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This Week in Cubs MiLB Baseball: Javier Baez Turning It Around

This Week in Cubs MiLB Baseball: Javier Baez Turning It Around
Week of 7/14-7/20 You wouldn’t have known it if you listened to any of the Round Rock-Iowa Cubs broadcast this weekend, but Javier Baez has quietly turned his season around after a horrendous first few months. After posting a .617 OPS through the month of April and striking out in nearly 40% of his plate... Read more »