Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

John Sickels Offers His Top Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2012

It’s a deep, talented list, with a few surprises.

by December 3, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
‘Breaking Bad’ at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

‘Breaking Bad’ at Wrigley Field and Other Bullets

Yeah, the title is a little on the nose, but this picture from a BN’er demanded a headline. Also, a video look at Kyuji Fujikawa.

More Details and Thoughts on Kyuji Fujikawa’s Reported Contract and Other Bullets

More Details and Thoughts on Kyuji Fujikawa’s Reported Contract and Other Bullets

The reliever can get some extra cash if he becomes the Cubs’ closer.

Various Works in Progress and Other Bullets

Various Works in Progress and Other Bullets

The roster, the ballpark, the offseason.

Prospects’ Progress: Soler and Wells

Prospects’ Progress: Soler and Wells

A highly-touted prospect and a lesser-discussed one. Each is looking for a breakout in 2013.

The Cardinals Are Awesome and the Cubs Are Awful and Other Bullets

The Cardinals Are Awesome and the Cubs Are Awful and Other Bullets

Yeah, that’s somewhat sarcastic. But not as much as I wish it was. Brett Jackson’s offseason, Rob Deer already at work, and early Draft looks.

Josh Vitters Got the Quick Hook in Venezuela and Other Bullets

Josh Vitters Got the Quick Hook in Venezuela and Other Bullets

After just seven at bats in the VWL, Vitters was sent home. At least Luis Valbuena is raking down there, right?

The Playing Surface at Wrigley, At Least, Gets a Renovation and Other Bullets

The Playing Surface at Wrigley, At Least, Gets a Renovation and Other Bullets

All new sod, all new dirt, and a plan for keeping things nice. Jed Hoyer’s thoughts on Rob Deer, and Hall of Fame ballots head out.

Prospects’ Progress: McNutt and Lake

Prospects’ Progress: McNutt and Lake

Two of the most discussed Cubs prospects in the last two years get a whole lot of discussion.

A Variety of Winter League Updates and Other Bullets

A Variety of Winter League Updates and Other Bullets

How are some of the Cubs’ players/prospects faring since they headed south for the Winter?

A Closer Look at New Cubs Pitching Prospect Barret Loux

A Closer Look at New Cubs Pitching Prospect Barret Loux

We hear phrases like “former number six overall pick” and we get all excited, but what’s the real story on Loux’s prospect status?

by November 21, 2012 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Day After: Extensive Thoughts on Yesterday’s Roster Moves

The Day After: Extensive Thoughts on Yesterday’s Roster Moves

The Cubs did a whole lot last night, and each move suggests a variety of things about the players involved, and the Cubs’ plans.

Finally, the Roster Moves: LaHair DFA’d, Gutierrez Waived, McNutt, Watkins, Villanueva, Whitenack Added

Finally, the Roster Moves: LaHair DFA’d, Gutierrez Waived, McNutt, Watkins, Villanueva, Whitenack Added

Quite the flurry of moves.