What Cubs Prospects Need to Work on this Season to be Successful

What Cubs Prospects Need to Work on this Season to be Successful
Earlier this week we posted an article that took a look at which Cubs prospects are ready to rise and which are ready to just wake up. It was a group exercise that let everyone express their own opinions. Now, we’re back with a similar exercise, but this time we took a look at what... Read more »

Which Cubs Prospects Are Ready To Wake Up In A Big Way

Which Cubs Prospects Are Ready To Wake Up In A Big Way
Every year there are prospects that take the next step. Maybe it’s a player that has been around a while, but hasn’t quite lived up to expectations. Or maybe, it’s a player that hasn’t really been on anyone’s radar all that much and is finally ready to make a name for themselves. We’ve taken a... Read more »

Cubs March 24th Game Notes and Why You Shouldn't Worry About the Spring Training Record

Cubs March 24th Game Notes and Why You Shouldn't Worry About the Spring Training Record
Wow, what a game. Arrieta v. Bumgarner. Over 4 hours of baseball, 30 runs, 33 hits, 4 errors, 1 blister, 1 Heyward hose-out, and 0 sign-stealing. There was a whole lot going on, but I can only write so much. Here are some of my takeaways followed by some noteworthy stat-lines. ARRIETA HAS A BLISTER!!!... Read more »
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Cubs Spring Training Weekend Recap

Cubs Spring Training Weekend Recap
The Cubs went up against the Cleveland Indians and their ace Cory Kluber on Saturday. Kris Bryant put them on the board first with a RBI single in the top of the 3rd, plating Pierce Johnson. Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell would add singles of their own as the Cubs tagged Kluber for six hits... Read more »

Cubs March 18th Game Notes

Cubs March 18th Game Notes
Well, Joe Maddon decided to forgo the designated hitter on Friday and Travis Wood took advantage of the opportunity, plating the Cubs’ lone RBI in a 3-2 loss to the Sox. Suffice it to say the bats weren’t exactly hot; the team only managed one hit the entire game which came off the bat of... Read more »

Cubs March 17th Game Notes

Cubs March 17th Game Notes
With many of the Cubs’ Spring Training games on TV broadcast from here on out, we’re going to try to give you our daily observations and points of interest following each game, so stay posted for some daily nuggets. Schwarber Going into yesterday’s ballgame, I was excited to be able to watch Schwarber work behind... Read more »
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Jake Arrieta: Road to Cy Young and What Lies Ahead

Jake Arrieta: Road to Cy Young and What Lies Ahead
Baseball is unpredictable. Whether it’s the teams or the players, it seems the sports parity will never stop. That is what makes it great, and for Cubs fans, we have seen that unpredictability happen right in front of us. Jake Arrieta went from an inconsistent flamethrower to the most dominant pitcher in the majors in... Read more »

Cubs Pitching Depth: It's Deeper Than You Think

Cubs Pitching Depth: It's Deeper Than You Think
The Cubs have built their farm system on an influx of talented positional players the last few seasons. That influx poured over in 2015 with guys like Bryant, Russell and Schwarber helping fast track the team to a deep postseason run. With five more positional players ranked on MLB pipeline’s top 100, the depth of... Read more »

Cubs Prospects Continue Prominence

Cubs Prospects Continue Prominence
The Chicago Cubs fanbase was treated to a new wave of young talent starting in 2014 and carrying over into the 2015 season. Javier Baez and Jorge Soler supplied the first taste of what was about to be. Kris Bryant, Kyle Schwarber, and Addison Russell brought home what the farm system had been building up... Read more »
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Breaking News out of Cuba: Gurriel Brothers Defecting

Breaking News out of Cuba: Gurriel Brothers Defecting
As Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com and El Nuevo Herald has reported, two of the most well-known and talented players in Cuba are defecting. They are believed to have left Cuba’s team following the Caribbean Series that ended Sunday, and they are looking for MLB contracts. Lourdes and Yulieski Gurriel are brothers of perhaps the most... Read more »