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The Chicago Cubs Have Three of the Top 31 Prospects in Baseball Per Baseball Prospectus (And Growing)

The Chicago Cubs Have Three of the Top 31 Prospects in Baseball Per Baseball Prospectus (And Growing)

The Big Three, which will soon become The Big Four, might be the top positional prospect trio in baseball.

by June 25, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Another Reliever Working His Way Back and Other Bullets

Another Reliever Working His Way Back and Other Bullets

Chang-Yong Lim is back in action and could make it up to the big team later this year. A couple minor league pitchers get awards. Cubs Way quotes.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Surprise Pick Jacob Hannemann Getting Less Surprising

Cubs Minor League Daily: Surprise Pick Jacob Hannemann Getting Less Surprising

The Cubs’ third rounder is playing for Boise and already doing some impressive things.

by June 25, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Rumor: San Diego Padres in on Matt Garza to the Tune of Three Prospects

Rumor: San Diego Padres in on Matt Garza to the Tune of Three Prospects

Obviously this front office knows the Padres’ system well, and the one prospect identified so far originated with the Red Sox.

by June 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Aggressively Pursuing Trades, Bard, Garza, Crawford, Gonzalez

Lukewarm Stove: Nationals Aggressively Pursuing Trades, Bard, Garza, Crawford, Gonzalez

At least one source says the Washington Nationals are already hitting the phones hard in search of pitching.

by June 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
It’s Time to Talk About Luis Valbuena as a Legitimate Third Base Option for 2014

It’s Time to Talk About Luis Valbuena as a Legitimate Third Base Option for 2014

We’ve all seen how well he’s performed on both sides of the ball this year, and the numbers back it up. Plus: the bat flip. The wonderful bat flip.

by June 24, 2013 Analysis and Commentary
The Cubs Injury Ward: DeJesus, Jackson, Soler, Vitters, Concepcion

The Cubs Injury Ward: DeJesus, Jackson, Soler, Vitters, Concepcion

Many injuries to update and discuss. DeJesus is feeling good, but Soler may not be. And, hey, so *that’s* what’s up with Concepcion.

Cuban Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is Officially a Free Agent – Cubs In? Price Tag?

Cuban Pitcher Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez is Officially a Free Agent – Cubs In? Price Tag?

The Cubs are one of many teams interested in the 26-year-old righty, who could sign soon.

by June 24, 2013 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Sign 17th Rounder Kelvin Freemen, Bonus Information on 6th Rounder Scott Frazier

Chicago Cubs Sign 17th Rounder Kelvin Freemen, Bonus Information on 6th Rounder Scott Frazier

Freeman is a big college bat, and Frazier’s bonus was only slot.

Starlin Castro’s Struggles Continue and Other Bullets

Starlin Castro’s Struggles Continue and Other Bullets

His offensive numbers keep falling while his error totals keep growing. It’s hard to watch.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Make Your Plans

Cubs Minor League Daily: Make Your Plans

Some fun on the Fourth of July is coming. Also the scores and performances around the Cubs’ minor league system this weekend.

by June 24, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 6, Cubs 14 – June 23, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 6, Cubs 14 – June 23, 2013

Lots of positives to focus on today.

by June 23, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Astros v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Astros v. Cubs (1:20 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Beating the Astros in three is something this Cubs team should be able to do.

by June 23, 2013 Pre-Gamin'
This Week In The Minors: Pondering Promotions

This Week In The Minors: Pondering Promotions

This time of year, minor league promotions are common (and fun).

by June 23, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – June 22, 2013

Enhanced Box Score: Astros 4, Cubs 3 – June 22, 2013

A 3-0 lead vanished with one pitch.

by June 22, 2013 Enhanced Box Scores
Current-Gamin': Astros v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Current-Gamin': Astros v. Cubs (3:05 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

May the bats jump all over Bud Norris for many reasons.

by June 22, 2013 Pre-Gamin'

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