Category: Fall/Winter Baseball

Winter Leagues Week 5

Winter Leagues Week 5
Good morning! Times are tough for everyone, including the winter leagues. Baseball in Puerto Rico and Venezuela still has not started. We are still about four weeks away from baseball in Australia. Play has been suspended in Mexico, while the Dominican League began on Sunday, but had problems. Here’s what is happening now. Dominican Winter... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 4

Winter Leagues Week 4
Good morning! There was good news and bad news this past week in the winter leagues. For both, see today’s notes. On the field, pitching once again was in the forefront. For all of the details, take a look inside.     Mexican Pacific League Cañeros de los Mochis It wasn’t a good beginning for... Read more »

Winter Leagues Week 3

Winter Leagues Week 3
Good morning! While there wasn’t the outstanding performances in Week 3 of the Winter Leagues for the Cubs, there was plenty of action. Pitching once again stepped forward, as the bullpen took the spotlight. For more on the results, take a look inside!   Mexican Pacific League Cañeros de los Mochis After a day off... Read more »
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Winter Leagues Week 1

Winter Leagues Week 1
By Tom Usiak Good Morning! And welcome back to Cubs Den’s exclusive coverage of Cubs prospects playing in the winter leagues. This year brings many challenges, and covering the winter leagues will be a part of that. Information has been very tight, and Cubs Den will be diligent in keeping readers up to date. Due... Read more »

Winter Leagues Set to Start

Winter Leagues Set to Start
Hello! It’s nice to be back for my eleventh season in covering the winter leagues. The 2020 baseball season has been a challenge for all us, particularly those who follow minor league baseball and player development. But now there is an opportunity to see real games involving prospects across baseball. On Thursday, the Mexican Pacific... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 18

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 18
AUTHOR’S NOTE: For the first time in ten years of covering winter baseball, it appears a Cubs prospect will not be involved in either the playoffs or the Caribbean World Series. Further, it appears that any representation that the Cubs had in the Australian Baseball League is now over. It has been the decision of... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 16

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 16
Good morning! It was a somewhat abbreviated week of action in the off-season leagues due to the holiday and playoffs in the Dominican Republic, the Mexican Pacific League, Roberto Clemente League, and the Venezuelan Winter League. To see how the Cubs’ prospects are doing at the start of the new year, take a look inside! Roberto Clemente... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 15

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 15
Good morning! It was a somewhat abbreviated week of action in the off-season leagues due to the holiday and the beginning of the playoff round-robin in the Dominican Republic. To see how the Cubs’ prospects are doing as we go into the new year, take a look inside! Roberto Clemente League Cangrejeros de Santurce It... Read more »

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 14

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 14
Good Morning! As we head into the holidays, pitching steps to the front of the line in the off-season leagues. Some of the Cubs’ pitching prospects put forth good efforts, while there is an emerging player coming out of Australia. For more, take a look inside, and Happy Holidays! Dominican Winter League Aguilas Cibaenas It... Read more »
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Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 13

Cubs in the Off-Season Leagues – Week 13
Good Morning! This week saw a lot of comings and goings in the off-season leagues, as the Cubs bid goodbye to Carlos Sepulveda and Vimael Machin while welcoming Jerrick Suiter and Trevor Megill. Meanwhile, some other Cubs had their winter debuts this week. To see how everything now stacks up, take a look inside! Dominican Winter... Read more »