Tag: Prospects

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?

How Good is the Cubs Farm System Right Now?
Thoughts have drifted to challenge historically great farm systems not just the best #Cubs farm system ever pic.twitter.com/0px0dRopsY — dabynsky (@dabynsky) July 8, 2014 Poor wording aside, I have been thinking a lot the past few days about where this farm system ranks in Cubs history and in baseball in general. The Cubs landed three... Read more »

Scouting Report: Peoria Chiefs RHP Alex Reyes

Scouting Report: Peoria Chiefs RHP Alex Reyes
I saw the Kane County Cougars play Wednesday, July 2nd, but there’s nothing I could possibly talk about other than Cardinals prospect Alex Reyes, who pitched for the visiting Peoria Chiefs. (In order to fulfill my duties as a Cubs blogger, here are my thoughts on Tyler Skulina: He’s real bad.) Alex Reyes entered the... Read more »

What has Changed for Cubs in Three Seasons Under Theo Epstein?

What has Changed for Cubs in Three Seasons Under Theo Epstein?
Theo Epstein took control of this organization prior to the 2012 season and, depending on your viewpoint, that was either a great or terrible event in Cubs history. It is hard to escape the fact that the major league roster has produced similar results every year. After game 38, the Cubs record has been 15-23,... Read more »
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Can Cubs Front Office Still Exploit Market Inefficiencies? (part 1)

Can Cubs Front Office Still Exploit Market Inefficiencies? (part 1)
Are sabermetrics revolutionary or evolutionary at this point?   That’s the question Christina Kahrl  asked in writing about the end of the annual SABR conference. The consensus seems to be that expanding knowledge of the game was more more the latter than the former. Moneyball, the most often (mis)used term to refer to sabermetrics, was entirely devoted to the... Read more »

Cubs Prospects: First Basemen 2014 Goals

Cubs Prospects:  First Basemen 2014 Goals
The Cubs have one of the strongest systems in baseball, but a top prospect is never guaranteed to succeed. What do the current crop of Cubs prospects need to improve upon? Let’s take a look at the notable first basemen in the system: Dan Vogelbach, Rock Shoulders, and Dustin Geiger Dan Vogelbach 2014 Goal: Improved... Read more »

Dan Vogelbach's Huge Makeup and Shrinking Waistline

Dan Vogelbach's Huge Makeup and Shrinking Waistline
It’s incredibly hard to not love Dan Vogelbach. After he was selected in the second round of the 2011 draft, the large high schooler with tremendous power became an instant favorite amongst Cubs fans. After all, who doesn’t love overweight athletes? Bartolo Colon pictures are all over twitter, Fat Guy Touchdowns are among the best... Read more »
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