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Last Raps

Last Raps
Good morning! A little more than twelve years ago, the internet was a different place. Things were a bit more freeform, and the motivations more straightforward. That was especially true in the burgeoning market of Cubs related websites. You could tell the difference between whether a site was going to be “primal scream” for the... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards: Minor League Player of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: Minor League Player of the Year
Good morning! Today is the last in a series of three articles recognizing outstanding performances in the Cubs’ minor league system. On Monday, Cubs Den named their Short Season Pitcher and Player of the Year. Thursday saw Cubs Den name their Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Now, we turn our attention to the Player... Read more »

The John Arguello Awards: Minor League Pitcher of the Year

The John Arguello Awards: Minor League Pitcher of the Year
Good morning! Today is the second of a series of three articles recognizing outstanding performances in the Cubs’ minor league system. On Monday, Cubs Den named their Short Season Pitcher and Player of the Year. Now, we turn our attention to pitching. Minor League Pitcher of the Year: DJ Herz, LHP Prior to the 2021... Read more »
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The John Arguello Awards: Short Season Pitcher and Player of the Year.

The John Arguello Awards: Short Season Pitcher and Player of the Year.
Good morning! Today, Cubs Den renews it’s tradition of awarding prospects in the Cubs’ minor league system for their outstanding performance. Without a minor league season last year, the Arguello awards had to take a one year hiatus. With everyone back on the field competing, Cubs Den will start as we traditionally have; with the... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Hoerner exits rehab outing; Velazquez drives home 5; Strumpf with big game; Jensen debuts in AA; Bain and Palencia impress on the mound

AAA Iowa 5, St. Paul 2 Game Recap Cory Abbott worked around some walks to post one of his most successful starts of the season, allowing just one run while pitching into the 6th. All nine starters recorded at least one hit on the afternoon. Top Performers Cory Abbott: 5.1 IP, 4 H, R, 4... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Pinango homers; Maldonado extends hit streak to 10; Surprising starting pitching performances; Roster moves abound

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Pinango homers; Maldonado extends hit streak to 10; Surprising starting pitching performances; Roster moves abound
Yohendrick Pinango (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) MLB Rookie Performers Sergio Alcantara (.216/.305/.510), Rafael Ortega (.214/.283/.381), and Patrick Wisdom (.284/.346/.716) all contributed key hits. While Alcantara and Wisdom are striking out and experiencing more down games than they did when they first arrived, they are still hitting the ball hard when they do make contact. Ortega... Read more »
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Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jensen dominates; Pelicans bats come alive but pitching staff blows 9-0 lead; Wisdom and Velazquez stay hot

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Jensen dominates; Pelicans bats come alive but pitching staff blows 9-0 lead; Wisdom and Velazquez stay hot
Ryan Jensen (photo by Rikk Carlson) AAA Iowa 9, Omaha 8 Game Recap This game featured a lot of action, including a weird near bench clearing incident on a non-hit-by-pitch, a game-winning grand slam by Patrick Wisdom, and a five run 9th inning rally by Omaha which fell just short. Iowa built up an early... Read more »

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Chase Strumpf continues fast start; Amaya collects three hits; Iowa gets the Marquee treatment

Daily Cubs Minors Recap: Chase Strumpf continues fast start; Amaya collects three hits; Iowa gets the Marquee treatment
Chase Strumpf (Photo by Stephanie Lynn) AAA Indianapolis 5, Iowa 4 Game Recap The last time we saw Cory Abbott was on a AA field in 2019 as he wrapped up his Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year campaign (26 GS, 8-8, 3.01, 146.2 IP, 112 H, 49 ER, 52 BB, 166 K). He... Read more »

Jacob Wetzel gears up for first season as a Cub

Jacob Wetzel gears up for first season as a Cub
Jason Carlson had always promised Jacob Wetzel that he would purchase a jersey proudly displaying his friend’s last name on the back whenever Wetzel signed with a pro team. In June 2020, Carlson became the proud owner of a Chicago Cubs jersey that reads “WETZEL” on the back. Wetzel was officially part of the Chicago... Read more »
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Game Post 4/10

The Cubs bats showed a flicker of life in Thursday’s win. They still haven’t really broken out, this would be a good time. Zach Davies looks to build on a quality first start. Watch/Listen Saturday: 5:35 PM CT on Marquee/670AM Lineups Cubs 1. Ian Happ (S) CF 2. Willson Contreras (R) C 3. Anthony Rizzo (L) 1B 4. Kris Bryant (R) 3B 5. Joc... Read more »