The Cubs’ top prospects officially head out from big camp, and we’ll hopefully see them again mid-season.
Archive for March, 2012
A look at the top catching prospects in the Chicago Cubs’ farm system. How do you decide between Welington Castillo and Steve Clevenger?
It’ll be Ryan Dempster or Matt Garza. At least one starting pitcher candidate is headed to the bullpen, Marcos Mateo is having his arm looked at, and lots of prospect talk.
The Cubs’ offense blew up today, taking down the Rangers big.
It’s Spring game 22, and the Cubs head out to Surprise to take on the Rangers. Again. Seriously, the Rangers are the only team the Cubs play this Spring.
A look at the top first base prospects in the Chicago Cubs’ farm system to start 2012, and I think you know who’s on top.
With some depth in the rotation and the usual uptick in smaller-deal chatter at the end of Spring Training, there could be some moves on the way.
Jorge Soler is no Bigfoot (well, except that he is impressively large and athletic-looking). He’s as real as you or me.
The baseball ops department is much bigger now than it was last year. Jed Hoyer speaks on all manner of things, including Spring records, Jeff Samardzija, and Bryan LaHair.
As firmly as he possibly can, Jed Hoyer wants to disabuse folks of the notion that the Cubs have a deal in place with the Cuban prospect.
Taking a look at one of the Cubs’ deeper talent pools, and noting a handful of the kids you’ll want to keep an eye on in 2012.
Ricketts notes that the Chicago Cubs’ stadium situation is unlike any other in baseball, and appears to be drumming up support for a renewed public funding effort.
It’s still a problem, apparently. The Cubs might make Randy Wells available, Carlos Marmol is OK (health-wise), and Cubs players aren’t ranking well.
That’d be one loss and one tie for the day.
Spring games 20 and 21 have the Cubs taking on the A’s and Rangers today.
An early look at some of the Cubs’ corner outfield prospects you’ll want to watch this year and beyond.
Dale Sveum says Joe Mather pretty much has a job on the Cubs’ bench, which rounds out the five-spot crew.
He could still become a net positive at second base. Randy Wells was so-so yesterday, the back-up catcher battle is murky, and the 2012 Houston Astros will probably suck.
The Cubs scored early and late, and took down the Mariners handily.