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Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

More Support for the Sustainability of Jake Arrieta and Other Bullets

More Support for the Sustainability of Jake Arrieta and Other Bullets

Looking ahead to a repeat of sorts in 2015. Also, folks want the Cubs to be good, and farewell to a Cubs pitching prospect.

Happy New Year and Other Leisurely Bullets

Happy New Year and Other Leisurely Bullets

A good time last night means the Bullets show up a little later than usual. Lefty bullpen stuff, Chris Denorfia stuff, and more.

The Pros and Cons of a Crazy Draft Strategy for the Cubs in 2015

The Pros and Cons of a Crazy Draft Strategy for the Cubs in 2015

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.

Don’t Forget About Christian Villanueva Redux and Other Bullets

Don’t Forget About Christian Villanueva Redux and Other Bullets

Villanueva fell off the prospect radar a bit last year, but he’s still a guy to be following.

Prospecting Love for Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and Jorge Soler

Prospecting Love for Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, and Jorge Soler

And dreaming on the fun of fighting about how to accommodate all of the Cubs’ talent.

by December 26, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Checking Out New Cubs Pitcher Mike Kickham (with Video)

Checking Out New Cubs Pitcher Mike Kickham (with Video)

A power lefty who hasn’t quite broken through at the big league level. Might the Cubs see what he can do in relief?

Kris Bryant and Emphasizing the Distinction Between Extra Control and Super Two

Kris Bryant and Emphasizing the Distinction Between Extra Control and Super Two

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.

Waving Goodbye to Waiver Claims and Other Bullets

Waving Goodbye to Waiver Claims and Other Bullets

Gone as quickly as they arrived. Also: the cat is waving. Can you tell?

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

Logan Watkins and Donn Roach Outrighted to AAA Iowa

The Cubs get to keep Watkins and Roach for now after adding Ryan Lavarnway and Shane Peterson last week.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Pin-Chieh Chen

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Pin-Chieh Chen

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.

by December 22, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
IFA Rumors and News – Moncada, Cubs Spending, International Draft

IFA Rumors and News – Moncada, Cubs Spending, International Draft

A number of important international free agency bits to discuss with respect to the Cubs.

The Travels of the Week and Other Bullets

The Travels of the Week and Other Bullets

In and out a bit over the next couple days. Love for the Cubs’ farm system should ease the blow.

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara Are Crushing Postseason Ball and Other Bullets

Not that you can take too much from it, but crushing is always better than scuffling.

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Cubs Claim Shane Peterson and Ryan Lavarnway, DFA Logan Watkins and Donn Roach

Lavarnway, 27, has always had a quality bat, but has never broken through.

Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

Cubs Minor League Signings: RHP Anthony Carter, OF Yovanny Cuevas, OF Samir Lara

The bring in a power righty for potential bullpen depth, and sign a couple young IFAs.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress: Jen-Ho Tseng

The young Cubs righty was among the best pitchers in all of the minors last year. But what does that mean for his future?

by December 18, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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