The two prospects are thus protected from being selected in the Rule 5 Draft.
Month: November 2013
Kris Bryant was a top three guy to both rankings services, which should be no surprise.
Darwin Barney’s great with the glove, but his bat might negate all of that value. Should the Cubs make a change now, or wait another year?
The upper level catching prospect the Cubs don’t have. Except, well, here he is.
Sure, there’s baseball stuff here, too. But … peppermint chocolate chip milkshake …
The Cubs were briefly attached to Johnson earlier this offseason, but the Padres make even more sense.
How about some Tuesday night rumorin’?
A 23-year-old pitcher and a 23-year-old shortstop, neither of which will be subject to any signing restrictions.
That means, if the Cubs are going to do some prospect protectin’, it’s gotta come by tomorrow.
I expressed concerns about the 2015 messaging, but I’m still very much on board with the Cubs’ current approach.
The bats look a bit thin, but the pitching looks all right.
He’s been playing center field, for what it’s worth.
All in all, it’s a relatively fair price, and one that will be studied for future contracts, I’d think.
The Cubs open on February 27 at their brand new park.
We’d started to expect 2014 could be rough, but 2015, too? I’m not quite ready to accept that.
Some possible names that could interest the Cubs as they explore the market.
A trio of minor signings, focused mostly on depth.
How did each prospect make out, and how did the league change their prognosis?
Like, exceptionally not good. The Cubs have a decision to make, and it could come sooner than you think.
Valaika, 28, can play anywhere in the infield, but he’s likely true minor league depth.
They dropped the AFL Championship Game yesterday 2-0.
Bryant led the league with a 1.184 OPS and 6 homers in 20 games.
At this point, hoping for a back-end reliever seems most reasonable. We may have to wait until Spring Training to see.
The GM Meetings are over, and movement will start kicking in soon.
Edwards is inarguably the Cubs’ top pitching prospect after his breakout 2013 campaign. But is he a top three prospect in the system?
That can’t be the only thing, what with the rooftop battle ongoing, right?