Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects


Loopholing an Explanation for the Cubs’ International Spending Approach

Loopholing an Explanation for the Cubs’ International Spending Approach

The Cubs might just be doing something elegant, brilliant, and hugely helpful for the organization. They could be turning the penalties to their advantage.

Happy Birthday, America and Other Bullets

Happy Birthday, America and Other Bullets

Garza’s dominance, Sunday’s starter, Feldman’s departure, and minor league awards.


Cubs Minor League Daily: Close Up Fireworks

Cubs Minor League Daily: Close Up Fireworks

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)

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.)

Cubs Sign Another International Prospect – Johan Matos – Clouding the Financial Story

Cubs Sign Another International Prospect – Johan Matos – Clouding the Financial Story

Matos gets $270,000, which shrinks the Cubs’ remaining dollars for top prospect Eloy Jimenez even further.

Kris Bryant and the Cubs Continue the Negotiation Dance and Other Bullets

Kris Bryant and the Cubs Continue the Negotiation Dance and Other Bullets

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

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.


Cubs Minor League Daily: More All-Stars

Cubs Minor League Daily: More All-Stars

The Cubs landed six(!) AA All-Stars this year. Just one at AAA, though, and he’s currently in the big leagues.

Roster Moves: Rusin and Sappelt Up, Sweeney to 60-Day DL, Strop and Guerrier Soon, Arrieta to Iowa

Roster Moves: Rusin and Sappelt Up, Sweeney to 60-Day DL, Strop and Guerrier Soon, Arrieta to Iowa

Not only did the Cubs make a lot of deals today, they had to make a lot of roster moves to accommodate those deals.

Chicago Cubs Sign Another Top International Pitching Prospect, Erling Moreno

Chicago Cubs Sign Another Top International Pitching Prospect, Erling Moreno

The Colombian righty gets $800,000.

Chicago Cubs Trade Second Base Prospect Ronald Torreyes to Houston Astros for International Bonus Money

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

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.

Hooray! Top Venezuelan Prospect Gleyber Torres Has Reportedly Signed with the Cubs

Hooray! Top Venezuelan Prospect Gleyber Torres Has Reportedly Signed with the Cubs

Most consider Torres to be a top three prospect in this class, and he’s reportedly getting $1.7 million from the Cubs.