Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 6: Ian Happ

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 6: Ian Happ

The Cubs’ top pick in 2015 is already one of their top prospects. His 2016 season could go in a few directions.

by December 21, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Changing Organizations and Flourishing and Other Bullets

Changing Organizations and Flourishing and Other Bullets

It’s not uncommon, but the reasons for it are tough to pin down. And the Cubs aren’t always on the good end of the stick.

Cubs Sign OFs Juan Perez & Kelly Dugan to Minor League Deals

Cubs Sign OFs Juan Perez & Kelly Dugan to Minor League Deals

The Cubs signed a pair of outfielders to minor league deals. Both have extensive MiLB experience.

The Cubs Were Very Good in 2015, But Also Very Lucky and Other Bullets

The Cubs Were Very Good in 2015, But Also Very Lucky and Other Bullets

One-run games, healthy, cluster luck – the Cubs had a lot of good stuff going for them in 2015. Which underscores the job they must do in 2016.

Cubs Sign Brandon Gomes to Minor League Deal

Cubs Sign Brandon Gomes to Minor League Deal

The 31-year-old righty is more depth for the Cubs’ bullpen, and will compete for a job in Spring Training.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 5: Albert Almora

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 5: Albert Almora

There are some statistical and visual reasons to believe that Almora’s second half breakout was not a mirage.

by December 18, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Announce Minor League Coordinators, Managers, and Staff for 2016

Chicago Cubs Announce Minor League Coordinators, Managers, and Staff for 2016

The announcement includes the long-awaited reveal on the Cubs’ new minor league pitching and hitting coordinators.

Cubs Heart Willson Contreras, Reportedly Wouldn’t Include Him in Shelby Miller Deal

Cubs Heart Willson Contreras, Reportedly Wouldn’t Include Him in Shelby Miller Deal

The young catcher could be very important to the Cubs in 2016.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 4: Pierce Johnson

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 4: Pierce Johnson

One of the Cubs’ few notable upper-level pitching prospects, Johnson’s always had the stuff and the pitches. But he needs the health and consistency.

by December 15, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Reportedly Sign Reliever Jean Machi to Minor League Deal

Cubs Reportedly Sign Reliever Jean Machi to Minor League Deal

The 33-year-old righty as brilliant in 2013 and 2014 for the Giants.

Cubs Reportedly Sign Stephen Fife, Coming Off Tommy John Surgery in 2014

Cubs Reportedly Sign Stephen Fife, Coming Off Tommy John Surgery in 2014

Fife is working his way back, but was an up-and-coming prospect a few years ago.

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 3: Gleyber Torres

Chicago Cubs Prospects Progress, Part 3: Gleyber Torres

An 18-year-old shortstop hitting well in full-season ball? You know that’s a good year.

by December 11, 2015 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Cubs Lose Edgar Olmos on Waivers to Orioles, Who Designate Former Cub Junior Lake

Cubs Lose Edgar Olmos on Waivers to Orioles, Who Designate Former Cub Junior Lake

The Circle of Waiver Life.