Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects


The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

The Seventh Cut is the Non-Cuttiest: Zach Putnam and Alberto Gonzalez Informed They Won’t Make Team

So, I guess that means they’re cut. Putnam is just 25, so hopefully he’ll head to Iowa to and keep working at it.

Gauging the Farm Depth: Shortstop and Third Base

Gauging the Farm Depth: Shortstop and Third Base

As little depth as there was at catcher, you’d have to say that shortstop and third base fall at the other end of the spectrum.


Some of Theo Epstein’s Possible Breakout Prospects and Other Bullets

Some of Theo Epstein’s Possible Breakout Prospects and Other Bullets

Next to the big trio, who might be a guy to watch this year for the Cubs? Also: you can share your thoughts on the Wrigley renovation at a community meeting today.

Gauging the Depth: Catcher and First Base

Gauging the Depth: Catcher and First Base

Other than the obvious Mr. Vogelbach, how is the Cubs’ organizational depth at first base? And dare I even ask about catcher?

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The Sixth Cut is the Most Obvious: Rafael Dolis Optioned to Iowa

The righty wasn’t expected to make the pen, since he could be freely optioned.

Jason McLeod Discusses Newly-Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

Jason McLeod Discusses Newly-Signed Cuban Pitcher Armando Rivero

McLeod says Rivero hasn’t pitched competitively in a year, so it’s going to be a process getting him back up to speed.

Looking at the Roster and the Bullpen and Other Bullets

Looking at the Roster and the Bullpen and Other Bullets

Brent Lillibridge is pretty clearly making the team, but what’s happening in the extremely crowded bullpen race?


Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

Whoa: Cuban Signee Armando Rivero’s Bonus from the Chicago Cubs was $3.1 Million

According to Baseball America’s Ben Badler, who describes Rivero as a possible future middle reliever on the Cubs.

Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

Chicago Cubs Release Five Minor League Pitchers, Including Austin Urban and Arturo Maltos-Garcia

The two pitchers were overslot draftees with health concerns back in 2011.

The Fourth Cut is the Prospect-iest: Baez, Soler, Vitters, Villanueva, Lopez Cut

The Fourth Cut is the Prospect-iest: Baez, Soler, Vitters, Villanueva, Lopez Cut

We’ll still see some of Soler and Baez, though.

Another Day, Another Set of Javier Baez Homers and Other Bullets

Another Day, Another Set of Javier Baez Homers and Other Bullets

It won’t keep him on the roster, but it’s been pretty fun to watch.


Albert Almora Has Successful Surgery to Remove His Broken Hamate Bone

Albert Almora Has Successful Surgery to Remove His Broken Hamate Bone

He’ll miss four to eight weeks, but the whole ordeal is merely a “pain-in-the-but-type thing.”

Javier Baez is Babe Ruth and Other Bullets

Javier Baez is Babe Ruth and Other Bullets

That is to say: he’s a shot-caller. Ian Stewart is feeling good, Brett Jackson is not, and Dan Vogelbach rips a double (VIDEO).

Javier Baez’s Walk-Off Homer Against Japan Today (VIDEO)

Javier Baez’s Walk-Off Homer Against Japan Today (VIDEO)

It is as glorious as you pictured it in your mind. Love hearing the roar of the crowd …

Hooray: Diamondbacks Return Pitching Prospect Starling Peralta to the Cubs

Hooray: Diamondbacks Return Pitching Prospect Starling Peralta to the Cubs

The 22-year-old righty had a rough Spring Training, but remains an interesting prospect.