Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Top Prospect Javier Baez Getting Lots of Love … and Prep for the Big Leagues

Baez was the youngest participant at the Cubs’ first rookie development camp in Chicago this week.

by January 18, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

Mark Prior and Kerry Wood Talk to Cubs Prospects and Other Bullets

The former future of the Cubs recently spoke to the current future of the Cubs about, among other things, dealing with hype.

Scouting the Next International Class, When the Cubs Can Spend Big and Other Bullets

Scouting the Next International Class, When the Cubs Can Spend Big and Other Bullets

Huge number of Bullets today – an international scouting showcase, lots of grading, prospect profiles, arbitration filings, and Convention notes.

Cubs Prospect Dillon Maples Looking Forward to a More Productive 2013 Season

Cubs Prospect Dillon Maples Looking Forward to a More Productive 2013 Season

The 20-year-old righty still has a world of talent.

by January 15, 2013 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Importance of Dominican Baseball and Other Bullets

The Importance of Dominican Baseball and Other Bullets

What it’s like to play ball in the DR. Also love for Cubs signee Dayan Diaz, Sammy Sosa hitting bombs, and Nyjer Morgan craziness.

Theo Epstein Speaks on a Variety of Subjects and Other Bullets

Theo Epstein Speaks on a Variety of Subjects and Other Bullets

Ending the lovable loser tag, upgrading facilities, deferring payments, and more. Also, thoughts on the lack of an official Carlos Villanueva deal.

Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

Cubs Sign Interesting Pitching Prospect Dayan Diaz and Other Bullets

The 23-year-old tore up A-ball last year (and has a pretty good reason why he was still in A-ball at 23).

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign Brent Lillibridge and Darnell McDonald to Minor League Deals

A couple of utility types who can compete for a bench job.

Dealing with Brett Jackson’s Historic Strikeout Rate and Other Bullets

Dealing with Brett Jackson’s Historic Strikeout Rate and Other Bullets

It’s going to be a very important Spring/early-Summer for Jackson, after an already very important offseason.

Baseball America Offers Its Newest Top Ten Chicago Cubs Prospects (UPDATE)

Baseball America Offers Its Newest Top Ten Chicago Cubs Prospects (UPDATE)

No surprises at the top, but a surprising and awesome plaudit for the young man who resides there. Updated with Luke’s thoughts.

Get Ready for More Roster Reshuffling and Other Bullets

Get Ready for More Roster Reshuffling and Other Bullets

Carlos Villanueva’s signing should be official soon, and, once it is, another roster move will be required.

Sammy Sosa Getting No Love and Other Bullets

Sammy Sosa Getting No Love and Other Bullets

Hall votes are set to come out this week, and it’s not going to be pretty for Sosa.

Dontrelle Willis Returns and Other Bullets

Dontrelle Willis Returns and Other Bullets

The formerly excellent lefty has signed a minor league deal with the Cubs, but this is probably the last you’ll hear about it.