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A Whole Bunch of Cubs Prospect Notes and Other Bullets

A Whole Bunch of Cubs Prospect Notes and Other Bullets

AFL breakouts from Vogelbach and Pineyro, thoughts on Russell, Stinnett, Schwarber, Edwards, and more.

Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

Playoff Miscellany: Peace Out, Cardinals – Giants Headed to the World Series

The Giants walked off against Michael Wacha in the 9th … his first appearance of the playoffs.

by October 17, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
NLCS Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Giants (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Etc.

NLCS Pre-Gamin': Cardinals v. Giants (7:00 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Etc.

The ALCS ended quickly, and tonight, the NLCS could end just as quickly.

by October 16, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Lukewarm Stove: Martin, Scherzer, Markakis, Cruz, Rios, More

Qualifying offer rumors are trickling out, though the decisions thus far are fairly obvious. Also: can the Tigers keep Max Scherzer?

by October 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Chicago Cubs Place Four on BA’s Top Pacific Coast League Prospects List

Chicago Cubs Place Four on BA’s Top Pacific Coast League Prospects List

You know who is on top of the list, but Baez, Alcantara, and Hendricks show up as well.

by October 16, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Much More on New Cubs Hitting Coach John Mallee, Including His Philosophy

Much More on New Cubs Hitting Coach John Mallee, Including His Philosophy

John Mallee is the Cubs’ fourth hitting coach in three years, but he sounds like a great fit so far.

by October 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
How Much Money Do the Cubs Have Committed for 2015? How Much More Can They Spend?

How Much Money Do the Cubs Have Committed for 2015? How Much More Can They Spend?

Even if payroll doesn’t increase dramatically next year, there’s a boatload of money available for the Cubs to spend.

by October 16, 2014 BNTV, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Checking in on the Chicago Cubs’ Prospects in the Arizona Fall League

Checking in on the Chicago Cubs’ Prospects in the Arizona Fall League

It’s been a little over a week, with some mixed performances.

by October 16, 2014 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Justin Grimm’s Dramatic Turnaround and Other Bullets

Justin Grimm’s Dramatic Turnaround and Other Bullets

When you think of the Cubs’ dominant back-end this year, it’s only fair to include Grimm with Rondon, Ramirez, and Strop.

by October 16, 2014 Chicago Cubs News
Playoff Miscellany: Unstoppable Royals Punch Their Ticket, Giants Punch Cardinals

Playoff Miscellany: Unstoppable Royals Punch Their Ticket, Giants Punch Cardinals

The Royals are rolling a few years after having one of the best farm systems in history.

by October 16, 2014 MLB News and Rumors
ALCS and NLCS Pre-Gamin': Orioles v. Royals (3:00 CT), Cardinals v. Giants (7:00 CT)

ALCS and NLCS Pre-Gamin': Orioles v. Royals (3:00 CT), Cardinals v. Giants (7:00 CT)

We could have a World Series team in just a few hours.

by October 15, 2014 Pre-Gamin'
Sure Enough, Big-Time Cuban Infielder Jose Fernandez is Defecting

Sure Enough, Big-Time Cuban Infielder Jose Fernandez is Defecting

The 26-year-old infielder is one of the better bats in Cuba, and one of the best players there overall.

by October 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Kenta Maeda Posting Shuffle, and Refresher on the Japanese Player Posting System

The Kenta Maeda Posting Shuffle, and Refresher on the Japanese Player Posting System

Is it possible that Maeda won’t be posted as everyone had expected? Also … what’s posting anyway, you say? Need a refresher?

by October 15, 2014 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
The Best Breaking Pitch in Baseball This Year? It Was Arguably Pedro Strop’s Slider

The Best Breaking Pitch in Baseball This Year? It Was Arguably Pedro Strop’s Slider

Not only that, but, generally speaking, Strop was crazy awesome this year.

by October 15, 2014 Analysis and Commentary

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