Looking ahead to a repeat of sorts in 2015. Also, folks want the Cubs to be good, and farewell to a Cubs pitching prospect.
Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
A good time last night means the Bullets show up a little later than usual. Lefty bullpen stuff, Chris Denorfia stuff, and more.
You’d never advocate blowing the budget in the draft, right? And losing two first rounders for doing it? Probably not, but there’s an interesting angle to discuss.
Villanueva fell off the prospect radar a bit last year, but he’s still a guy to be following.
And dreaming on the fun of fighting about how to accommodate all of the Cubs’ talent.
A power lefty who hasn’t quite broken through at the big league level. Might the Cubs see what he can do in relief?
This figures to be one of the least fun topics over the next few months. I’ll do my best to keep our collective heads on straight.
Gone as quickly as they arrived. Also: the cat is waving. Can you tell?
The Cubs get to keep Watkins and Roach for now after adding Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson last week.
Digging in on a prospect who maybe doesn’t have a great shot of making an impact. But sometimes those are the most fun guys to learn about.
A number of important international free agency bits to discuss with respect to the Cubs.
In and out a bit over the next couple days. Love for the Cubs’ farm system should ease the blow.
Not that you can take too much from it, but crushing is always better than scuffling.
Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.
The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.
The young Cubs righty was among the best pitchers in all of the minors last year. But what does that mean for his future?