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Cubs Minor League Daily: The Other Cutler

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Other Cutler

The Cubs’ catching tandem at AA Tennessee has been highly effective this year, and it may be on the verge of a shakeup.

Obsessive Samardzija Trade Watch: Cubs Inquiring About Draft Picks in a Deal? (UPDATE)

Obsessive Samardzija Trade Watch: Cubs Inquiring About Draft Picks in a Deal? (UPDATE)

The Cubs are reportedly inquiring about competitive balance picks – the kind that can be traded – this week. A separate source denies.

by June 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: A Mock with the Cubs Taking Tyler Kolek, and is Aaron Nola Out?

Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: A Mock with the Cubs Taking Tyler Kolek, and is Aaron Nola Out?

If Kolek is there for the Cubs, is he the pick? Or are they still considering an under slot deal?

Houston Astros Reportedly to Call Up Prospect Jonathan Singleton in Conjunction with Big Contract Extension

Houston Astros Reportedly to Call Up Prospect Jonathan Singleton in Conjunction with Big Contract Extension

An extension for a pre-Major League top prospect? I suspect you can see the potential relevance here.

by June 2, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Revised Plans *Not* on Landmarks Agenda this Week

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Revised Plans *Not* on Landmarks Agenda this Week

The Cubs’ collective wrist must be feeling a bit raw these days from so many slaps.

by June 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Lukewarm Stove: The AL East is All About Jeff Samardzija, and Presents an Opportunity

Lukewarm Stove: The AL East is All About Jeff Samardzija, and Presents an Opportunity

Where there are multiple teams within a division that would love to get Samardzija, the impetus for each is all the more strong.

by June 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors
So Much Power: Watch Kris Bryant Blast Another Homer, and Discuss How Good He’s Been

So Much Power: Watch Kris Bryant Blast Another Homer, and Discuss How Good He’s Been

Bryant has played about as many games at AA as Javier Baez did last year … who was better?

Chicago Cubs Where Are They Now: Matt Murton

Chicago Cubs Where Are They Now: Matt Murton

Remember this early sabermetric darling? He didn’t stick too long with the Cubs, though – how have things played out for him?

by June 2, 2014 Analysis and Commentary
Looking Back at a Rough, Rough Outing and Other Bullets

Looking Back at a Rough, Rough Outing and Other Bullets

Samardzija struggles, Rizzo ejected, players hurting … yesterday wasn’t a great one for the Cubs.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Projecting Bryant

Cubs Minor League Daily: Projecting Bryant

Have some fun with mathematical extrapolation, and look at how Kris Bryant could be performing in the bigs. (Emphasis: just for fun.)

Recapping a Very Busy Weekend: Rooftop Contract, WGN Drops Sports, Kenney Extended, More

Recapping a Very Busy Weekend: Rooftop Contract, WGN Drops Sports, Kenney Extended, More

So much happened in the Cubs’ world this weekend that you’re going to want to check in if you checked out on Friday.

by June 2, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 9 – June 1, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 0, Brewers 9 – June 1, 2014

Jeff Samardzija did not have his best day. Neither did the offense.

by June 1, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (1:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (1:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

The Cubs enter into the rubber game yet again with a chance to take down a top team. I’m not saying it usually happens.

by June 1, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Draft Pick Trade: Marlins Trade 39th Overall Pick to Pirates for Bryan Morris

Draft Pick Trade: Marlins Trade 39th Overall Pick to Pirates for Bryan Morris

The Pirates will get another selection on Thursday, and we have the opportunity to discuss the value of traded picks.

by June 1, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
This Week In The Minors: Lessons from 2012

This Week In The Minors: Lessons from 2012

How much can we anticipate about the Cubs 2014 draft by looking back at the 2012 draft? Maybe a lot.

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Doing What they Can to Get Back on Track This Week

Obsessive Wrigley Renovation Watch: Cubs Doing What they Can to Get Back on Track This Week

The Cubs have offered to table the bullpen relocation, and it’s really way past time to get this project going.

by June 1, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Top International Prospects Drawing Close to Debut and Other Bullets

Top International Prospects Drawing Close to Debut and Other Bullets

Eloy Jimenez and Gleyber Torres may very soon finally be playing in games with recorded stats.

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 0 – May 31, 2014

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 8, Brewers 0 – May 31, 2014

Whoa. Blowout in the other direction.

by May 31, 2014 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Brewers (3:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, etc.

Nobody remembers what happened last night.

by May 31, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Rodon Dream Scenario, Pitcher Health, More

Chicago Cubs Draft Notes: Rodon Dream Scenario, Pitcher Health, More

Is it still realistic that top college arm Carlos Rodon could fall to the Cubs at four? A new mock says yes.

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