Tag: Dylan Cease

F Yu White Sox--Cubs 2 White Sox 1

F Yu White Sox--Cubs 2 White Sox 1
Nothing was easy this past couple of weeks. The Cubs finally came out ahead in the home run happy series. Yu Darvish was magnificent figuring out how to keep the White Sox in the ballpark except for a mistake to Jose Abreu. Actually, retiring Jose Abreu two times felt like a magic trick in and of... Read more »

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut

Missing Persons: Why Ademan and Albertos Failed to Make the Cut
Dear Cubs Den Readers: In the wake of recent developments, Cubs Den is doing it’s part in trying to provide their readers with continual Cubs content. To that end, please enjoy this article recently publish at Prospects1500. In 2018, most prospect lists for the Chicago Cubs had any one of shortstop Aramis Ademan, right-handed pitcher Jose Albertos, or... Read more »

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season

Impressions from the First Half Of the Minor League Season
Last week, the Cubs Den minor league reports gave you their take on the Mid-Season  All-Prospect team for the Cubs’ system. Today’s, I give five things I have taken away from the first half of the minor league season. Don’t look back Albert Almora, Charcer Burks is gaining on you! This is not meant to... Read more »
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The Cubs Den Mid-Season All-Prospect Team

The Cubs Den Mid-Season All-Prospect Team
With the minor league season reaching its midpoint last Monday, the Cubs Den minor league crew decided to get together and come up with the prospects that are having the best 2017 at this point. The panel included minor league update reporter Michael Ernst, along with feature writers Stephanie Lynn and me, Tom U. All... Read more »

The Show So Far: Advanced-A Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend

The Show So Far: Advanced-A Myrtle Beach and Low-A South Bend
Good Morning, and welcome to the show so far, part two! Today, we look at two of the four full-season minor league squads as they have completed their sixth week of play. The end of May is one of the major landmarks in the minor league season, as organizations ready themselves for the upcoming MLB... Read more »

Armed and Ready

Armed and Ready
While the Chicago Cubs organization has produced several exciting young position players recently, including last year’s MVP Kris Bryant, the question has been over the past five years “Where is the pitching?” Cubs’ fans have gotten a glimpse of that in the past few seasons in witnessing such top prospects such as Trevor Clifton, Oscar... Read more »
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The Cubs and the 800-Pound Gorilla

The Cubs and the 800-Pound Gorilla
For those not familiar with the analogy of the 800-pound gorilla, it is describing something that is so obvious that no one can ignore it, but at the same time so frightening and terrible that it is incomprehensible to acknowledge. The Cubs are now living with an 800-pound gorilla, and what they do with it... Read more »

Expectations Run High for the South Bend Cubs

Expectations Run High for the South Bend Cubs
Upon entering manager Jimmy Gonzalez’s office on South Bend media day, two familiar sights greeted the media: his Bible perched atop his desk and a set up chess board. “I’m always looking for a match” exclaimed the third year manager, not clarifying whether that was theologically or strategically. But the challenges Gonzalez will face this... Read more »

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs
Good morning to everyone! Today is the final (for now) installment previewing the 2017 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated spring training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion of spring training. Low-A – South Bend... Read more »
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Meet Cubs Top Pitching Prospect Dylan Cease

Meet Cubs Top Pitching Prospect Dylan Cease
There’s no doubt the Cubs have a seemingly unlimited amount of talented infielders and outfielders within their farm system, but the perception is that they lack pitching, which is becoming quite a concern among fans. However, there is a young flame-thrower waiting in the wings that is guaranteed to make Cubs fans excited once again.... Read more »