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Cubs Minor League Daily: Where Is Almora’s Power?

Cubs Minor League Daily: Where Is Almora’s Power?

Albert Almora, Jr. does many things very well – but could he be developing a little more power?

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Mets 0 – June 30, 2015

Enhanced Box Score: Cubs 1, Mets 0 – June 30, 2015

At last. A win. It felt like it took a week. Oh, wait.

by June 30, 2015 Enhanced Box Scores
Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

Pre-Gamin': Cubs v. Mets (6:10 CT) – Lineups, Broadcast Info, Game Thread

A fresh start for the Cubs in New York after yesterday’s off-day.

by June 30, 2015 Pre-Gamin'
Lukewarm Stove: Prospect Currency, Haren, Koehler, Niese, Hamels, Schwarber, More

Lukewarm Stove: Prospect Currency, Haren, Koehler, Niese, Hamels, Schwarber, More

There’s a time to hang onto your prospects and a time to deal them. At some point, the Cubs will turn that corner. Thoughts on picking up specific pitchers, and more.

Cubs Reliever Jason Motte Has Been Oddly Effective; Could We See Regression?

Cubs Reliever Jason Motte Has Been Oddly Effective; Could We See Regression?

Jason Motte has been crafty as he has yet to regain the swing-and-miss stuff that made him a relief ace.

by June 30, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
BT at BP: The Realistic Cubs Playoff Focus is Now a Wild Card Spot – And Things Look Good There

BT at BP: The Realistic Cubs Playoff Focus is Now a Wild Card Spot – And Things Look Good There

The weekend sweep offers something of a clarifying effect, and it’s not all bad.

by June 30, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
The Latest on the Impending IFA Market: Guesses on Cubs Targets, Scouting Reports, More

The Latest on the Impending IFA Market: Guesses on Cubs Targets, Scouting Reports, More

Some pundits have the Cubs tied to lower-ranked prospects – does that mean anything? This front office has earned the benefit of the doubt, yes?

Significant Changes to Home Run Derby, Including Timers and Distance Factors

Significant Changes to Home Run Derby, Including Timers and Distance Factors

Timed rounds and single elimination. It’ll be very different this year, if nothing else.

What Type of Pitching Should the Cubs Now Target? And Will They Be Able to Find It?

What Type of Pitching Should the Cubs Now Target? And Will They Be Able to Find It?

Are rentals off the table? Are longer-term pieces the focus? For my part, I see only one type of arm that should no longer be a target.

Series Preview: Cubs v. Mets, June 30 – July 2, 2015

Series Preview: Cubs v. Mets, June 30 – July 2, 2015

For the second time in a little over a month, the Cubs turn to the Mets to help end a skid.

by June 30, 2015 Series Previews
Cubs Still Losing the Popularity Contest and Other Bullets

Cubs Still Losing the Popularity Contest and Other Bullets

The Cubs will have no All-Star Game starters this year, which is no big deal. It’s also a little surprising that they’re not making a better showing, given the fan base.

by June 30, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Minor League Daily: Brockmeyer Moves Up, Civic Stadium Burns Down

Cubs Minor League Daily: Brockmeyer Moves Up, Civic Stadium Burns Down

The former home of the Eugene Emeralds was lost. That, and scores and highlights.

Cubs Playoff Odds Fall to 44.3% in Latest ZiPS Projections

Cubs Playoff Odds Fall to 44.3% in Latest ZiPS Projections

When you lose five in a row, bad things happen to your playoff odds.

by June 29, 2015 Chicago Cubs News
Kyle Schwarber’s Big Game for Iowa and Long Bomb (VIDEO)

Kyle Schwarber’s Big Game for Iowa and Long Bomb (VIDEO)

There are no questions about whether this young man will hit at AAA.

2014 Jason Hammel vs. 2015 Jason Hammel

2014 Jason Hammel vs. 2015 Jason Hammel

The big righty was excellent for the Cubs in the first half last year, and has been again this year.

by June 29, 2015 Analysis and Commentary
Minor League Roster Moves: Underwood, Null, Kellogg, Dwyer, More

Minor League Roster Moves: Underwood, Null, Kellogg, Dwyer, More

Underwood to the DL, Null to High-A, and a new undrafted free agent signing.

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

Lukewarm Stove: Not Selling, Niese, Samardzija, Giants, Astros, Shields, Much More

The Cubs reportedly aren’t interested in Jon Niese anymore. Any other pitcher trades make sense? A familiar face, perhaps? Plus so much more from the rumor mill.

Jorge Soler Heads to AAA Iowa Today to Begin Rehab Assignment

Jorge Soler Heads to AAA Iowa Today to Begin Rehab Assignment

Jorge Soler’s coming back from an ankle injury, and the Cubs could use his lively bat.

by June 29, 2015 Chicago Cubs News

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