Articles by: Luke Blaize


Luke on Day One of the Draft: Surprise, Surprise

Luke on Day One of the Draft: Surprise, Surprise

The Chicago Cubs surprised pundits with their first round pick, and then surprised Cubs fans with their second round pick.

Cubs Minor League Daily: More All Stars, and Pitcher Updates

Cubs Minor League Daily: More All Stars, and Pitcher Updates

The Kane County Cougars add four All-Stars to the Cubs’ stable. Plus updates on Paul Blackburn and Jen-Ho Tseng, in case you were worried.


Cubs Minor League Daily: All-Star Smokies

Cubs Minor League Daily: All-Star Smokies

It’s midseason All-Star time in the minors, and the AA Tennessee Smokies are all over the Southern League’s roster.

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.

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.)

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.

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Draft Looms

Cubs Minor League Daily: The Draft Looms

Is there reason to warm up to Nick Gordon at four? How would Luke rank his board?


Cubs Minor League Daily: Smoothies and a Lot of Doubles

Cubs Minor League Daily: Smoothies and a Lot of Doubles

The world’s most delicious concoction? Also: minor league baseball stuff.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Let’s Talk Blue Jays

Cubs Minor League Daily: Let’s Talk Blue Jays

Thought experiment: If the Cubs somehow brought in some of the Blue Jays’ top prospects, where would they rank in the Cubs’ system?

Cubs Minor League Daily: May Madness

Cubs Minor League Daily: May Madness

College baseball’s championship tournament is approaching, which means a great eyes-on opportunity for draft prospects.

Cubs Minor League Daily: Coach Ramirez

Cubs Minor League Daily: Coach Ramirez

The impact of a coach at the big league level can be hard to see. In the minors, it may be much more prominent.


This Week In The Minors: Upcoming Events

This Week In The Minors: Upcoming Events

Mark your calendars for many-a-thing. Drafting, signing, visiting, etc.

Cubs Minor League Daily: So Long Mendoza

Cubs Minor League Daily: So Long Mendoza

A huge game from Javier Baez has him rolling, and Brett offers thoughts on his Kane County stop.