Garza’s dominance, Sunday’s starter, Feldman’s departure, and minor league awards.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Speaking of minor league fireworks, both literal and figurative.
BOOM: Cubs Agree to Terms with Top International Prospect Eloy Jimenez ($2.8 Million and College Tuition)
It’s great to have the top international prospect in the fold, but the Cubs may have some financial concerns now. (UPDATE: Jimenez’s agent says it isn’t done.)
Matos gets $270,000, which shrinks the Cubs’ remaining dollars for top prospect Eloy Jimenez even further.
There remains no concern that Bryant won’t sign, but he’s talking the negotiation talk.
Almost Giggity: Top International Prospect Eloy Jimenez Reportedly Decides to Sign with Chicago Cubs
He’s been the Cubs’ top target for a long time, according to most folks. Let’s talk about what’s up there, and where the Cubs’ international bonus pool stands.
The Cubs landed six(!) AA All-Stars this year. Just one at AAA, though, and he’s currently in the big leagues.
Not only did the Cubs make a lot of deals today, they had to make a lot of roster moves to accommodate those deals.
The Colombian righty gets $800,000.
Chicago Cubs Trade Second Base Prospect Ronald Torreyes to Houston Astros for International Bonus Money
The 20-year-old prospect was a favorite, but his stock had fallen.
Cubs Trade Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger to Orioles for Jake Arrieta, Pedro Strop and Bonus Money
The Cubs are apparently jumping the market on a Scott Feldman deal.
Most consider Torres to be a top three prospect in this class, and he’s reportedly getting $1.7 million from the Cubs.
The big righty gets a very healthy $850,000 signing bonus.
The Cubs could land a couple of the top names as early as today. They could also trade for more pool money to sign even more talent.
The Cubs could get an infusion of new prospects as soon as this morning. Plus the usual rundown of minor league games.