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Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

With an Addition or Two, the 2015 Cubs Could Be “Damn Solid” and Other Bullets

With an Addition or Two, the 2015 Cubs Could Be “Damn Solid” and Other Bullets

A measured take on what could be coming for the Cubs. Also: Alcantara in winter ball, Maddon mud, and more.

C.J. Edwards Shows Off in the Fall Stars Game and Other Bullets

C.J. Edwards Shows Off in the Fall Stars Game and Other Bullets

Was it a flash of the guy he could be for the Cubs in 2015?

What Happens to the Cubs Coaching Staff Now? And Other Bullets

What Happens to the Cubs Coaching Staff Now? And Other Bullets

Who stays? Who goes? How many changes will Joe Maddon want to make on the staff?

The Best Farm System in Baseball, According to MiLB.com? Yeah, That’d Be the Cubs

The Best Farm System in Baseball, According to MiLB.com? Yeah, That’d Be the Cubs

Top tier prospect talent and quality results all year did the trick. The Cubs also had the top minor league team, the Kane County Cougars.

by October 28, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
C.J. Edwards is a Fall Star and Other Bullets

C.J. Edwards is a Fall Star and Other Bullets

It’s basically the AFL All-Star Game, which is played this Saturday. Also: a hot stove scouting report on Jon Lester.

Reflecting on Reflection and Other Bullets

Reflecting on Reflection and Other Bullets

It’s still hard to deal with yesterday’s news, especially if you’re trying to do it the “right” way.

MiLB.com’s Offensive Player of the Year? The Recipient of the MiLBY? Do I Really Need to Say It?

MiLB.com’s Offensive Player of the Year? The Recipient of the MiLBY? Do I Really Need to Say It?

It rhymes with Fiss Pyant. That sounds like the lead character in a really bad detective novel. Don’t mess with ole Fiss.

by October 24, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Fun Questions That Will Accompany Addison Russell and Other Bullets

The Fun Questions That Will Accompany Addison Russell and Other Bullets

It’s going to be an interesting year for Russell and the Cubs, especially if he produces and everyone stays. I’m already antsy.

Addison Russell’s Arizona Fall League Season is Over – But Don’t Get All Angsty

Addison Russell’s Arizona Fall League Season is Over – But Don’t Get All Angsty

There’s no injury. It was just time for his offseason to begin.

by October 23, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Winter Ball in Puerto Rico Coming for Javier Baez? And Other Bullets

Winter Ball in Puerto Rico Coming for Javier Baez? And Other Bullets

It sounds like a strong possibility, and it could give Baez a chance to workshop some things.

Tennessee Smokies Unveil New Logos, Uniforms, and Colors – Pretty Much Crush It

Tennessee Smokies Unveil New Logos, Uniforms, and Colors – Pretty Much Crush It

The new primary logo, in particular, is fantastic. Very Minor League in the absolute best sense.

by October 22, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Valuing Kris Bryant at Different Positions and Other Bullets

Valuing Kris Bryant at Different Positions and Other Bullets

How much more valuable is an average defensive third base Bryant than an average defensive left field Bryant?

The Top 31 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2015, According to FanGraphs

The Top 31 Chicago Cubs Prospects for 2015, According to FanGraphs

One of the deeper Cubs prospect dives you’ll see, and very much worth your time today.

by October 20, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
A Tennessee Smokies Visual Mystery

A Tennessee Smokies Visual Mystery

The Cubs’ AA affiliate sent out a teaser this weekend, and I can’t help but wonder what’s up.

by October 20, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Cubs’ 2014 Draft is Looking Good Already and Other Bullets

The Cubs’ 2014 Draft is Looking Good Already and Other Bullets

After the draftees made their professional debuts this season, does the Cubs’ draft still rate well? Yes. It does.

Could Addison Russell Be a 1.9 WAR Player in the Big Leagues Already?

Could Addison Russell Be a 1.9 WAR Player in the Big Leagues Already?

That’s what one projection says. Even if that’s true, does it really change anything?

by October 18, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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