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This Week In The Minors: The Importance Of Round Two

This Week In The Minors: The Importance Of Round Two

We all know the first round of the amateur draft is the most important round, and all the more so under the current draft rules that make overspending on later[Read More…]

Cubs Minor League Daily: Kevin Encarnacion Returns

Cubs Minor League Daily: Kevin Encarnacion Returns

Encarnacion was a rising star in the organization before a serious car accident back in December 2013.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Best Catch Of The Season?

Cubs Minor League Daily: Best Catch Of The Season?

Jacob Hannemann lays out and saves the game for the Tennessee Smokies.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Some Prospect Trivia, and More on Kyle Schwarber

Cubs Minor League Daily: Some Prospect Trivia, and More on Kyle Schwarber

A hard Cubs prospect trivia question for you, and some thoughts on how a Schwarber AAA promotion might work.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Pelicans Tested, Alcantara Rolling, Intro to Game Scores

Cubs Minor League Daily: Pelicans Tested, Alcantara Rolling, Intro to Game Scores

The Cubs’ High-A club had to face one of the best pitching prospects in baseball, and they performed quite well.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Draft Volatility

Cubs Minor League Daily: Draft Volatility

Quite a bit of movement is possible early in the draft. Also, the weekend of scores and performances in the Cubs’ farm system.

This Week In The Minors: Cubs Prospects For Trade

This Week In The Minors: Cubs Prospects For Trade

Checking in on where each of the Cubs’ affiliates stand, and considering possible moves for later this Summer.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Checking In On Arismendy Alcantara

Cubs Minor League Daily: Checking In On Arismendy Alcantara

How’s the switch-hitting utility man turning things around at Iowa? Also checking in on Mark Zagunis and Jake Stinnett.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Scary Collision In Tennessee

Cubs Minor League Daily: Scary Collision In Tennessee

Albert Almora, Jr. and Bijan Rademacher hit each other at full speed, and it didn’t look good. Each left under his own power.

Cubs Minor League Daily: A Second Look At Billy McKinney

Cubs Minor League Daily: A Second Look At Billy McKinney

The power is coming along, improving the picture for a guy who otherwise had so much to like.

Cubs Minor League Daily: MLB Pipeline’s Infield Of The Week is Basically All Cubs

Cubs Minor League Daily: MLB Pipeline’s Infield Of The Week is Basically All Cubs

Third base, first base, and catcher all belong to the Cubs. Speaking of catcher, lots to say about Kyle Schwarber in this one.

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Draft, Torres, Candelario, and More

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Draft, Torres, Candelario, and More

A surprise in the latest mock draft, and some stellar performances this weekend for the minor league Cubs.

This Week In The Minors: The System Looks Good

This Week In The Minors: The System Looks Good

Folks are excited about the big league team, but things are looking great down on the farm, too.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Prospect Movement Starring Billy McKinney

Cubs Minor League Daily: Prospect Movement Starring Billy McKinney

Lots of promotion/transaction activity in the Cubs farm system yesterday. Plus, some great performances.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Prospect Trivia

Cubs Minor League Daily: Prospect Trivia

The top three bats in the Cubs’ system, perhaps?

Cubs Minor League Daily: Tsuyoshi Wada Scratched, Enter Tyler Ihrig

Cubs Minor League Daily: Tsuyoshi Wada Scratched, Enter Tyler Ihrig

As far as we know, Tsuyoshi Wada is healthy, and was just having his start pushed back for some as-of-yet unidentified reason.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Best Seat? You Can Boost a Cubs Affiliate

Cubs Minor League Daily: Best Seat? You Can Boost a Cubs Affiliate

Talking about the best places to sit in minor league stadiums, and the latest scores and stats from the Cubs’ minor league teams.

Cubs Minor League Daily: More Draft Talk

Cubs Minor League Daily: More Draft Talk

A weekend of action in the Cubs’ system, and a bit more on the coming draft. Might the Cubs take a high-upside pitcher?

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