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More Scouting Info on the Cubs’ Two Recent Cuban Signees

Baseball America has a bit more information on the two newest members of the Chicago Cubs’ farm system (pending visa issues), Ruby Silva and Yaniel Cabeza. Silva, a 21-year-old lefthanded[Read More…]

Cubs Sign Two Cuban Prospects

New Chicago Cubs’ owner Tom Ricketts appears to be making good on his promise to spend, in other areas, what he doesn’t spend on the Major League roster. To wit,[Read More…]

Ryne Sandberg is Happy to Be in the Phillies’ Organization

Ryne Sandberg is Happy to Be in the Phillies’ Organization

When Ryne Sandberg was passed over for the Chicago Cubs’ open managerial job in favor of the more tenured – but less famous and less adored by Cubs fans –[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, MLB News and Rumors
Comparing Top Cubs Pitching Prospect Trey McNutt to Former Top Prospect Chris Archer

Comparing Top Cubs Pitching Prospect Trey McNutt to Former Top Prospect Chris Archer

When the Chicago Cubs traded, among others, top pitching prospect Chris Archer to the Tampa Bay Rays in the Matt Garza deal, a number of dedicated prospect fans were disappointed.[Read More…]

by January 27, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Brett Jackson is – Still – a Top Prospect

Brett Jackson is – Still – a Top Prospect

Another day, another rankings accolade for the Chicago Cubs’ top prospect, outfielder Brett Jackson. He’s been ranked among the top 50 prospects in baseball. Jackson’s ability was recognized on MLB.com’s[Read More…]

Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

Jeff Samardzija Sounds Dangerously Close to How He Sounded Last Year

At the time of the 2010 Chicago Cubs Spring Training, there were no fewer than four guys competing for two back-end rotation spots: Tom Gorzelanny, Carlos Silva, Sean Marshall and[Read More…]

by January 24, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Competition Brewing Between Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena?

Competition Brewing Between Aramis Ramirez and Carlos Pena?

Chicago Cubs third baseman Aramis Ramirez is coming off his worst season with the team. New Cubs first baseman Carlos Pena is coming off his worst season in recent memory.[Read More…]

by January 23, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Chicago Cubs and Carlos Marmol Continue to Discuss Long-Term Deal

Chicago Cubs and Carlos Marmol Continue to Discuss Long-Term Deal

Closer Carlos Marmol is the last remaining arbitration-eligible player on the roster, and the Cubs aren’t looking to take chances – they want to lock the pitcher up for not[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Brett Jackson is a Top Prospect

Brett Jackson is a Top Prospect

It’s no surprise that, now that Chris Archer’s mailing address reads “some Tampa Bay minor league team,” Brett Jackson is roundly considered the Chicago Cubs’ top prospect. And, given his[Read More…]

by January 21, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Happy and Sad Personal News for Chicago Cubs

You take the good with the bad, I suppose, and yesterday, the Chicago Cubs family got a bit of each. On the sad end, Alfonso Soriano’s mother passed away suddenly[Read More…]

by January 20, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Cubs Sign Lost Friend, Luis Montanez

Cubs Sign Lost Friend, Luis Montanez

In 2000, the Chicago cubs drafted high upside youngster Luis Montanez third overall. That was the pinnacle of Montanez’s career. He bounced around the minors for a number of years[Read More…]

The Cubs Just Secured a Top Prospect: Matt Szczur

The Cubs Just Secured a Top Prospect: Matt Szczur

The Chicago Cubs’ thinning prospect corps just received a shot in the arm when Villanova wide receiver Matt Szczur, drafted by the Cubs in the 5th round last year, but[Read More…]

Mike Quade Sounds Prepared to Put Up with Some Crap From Carlos Zambrano

Mike Quade Sounds Prepared to Put Up with Some Crap From Carlos Zambrano

One of the most attractive things about Lou Piniella when he was signed was his reputation as being a guy who wasn’t going to put up with any of the[Read More…]

Carlos Silva Guarantees Himself a Rotation Spot

Carlos Silva Guarantees Himself a Rotation Spot

Is Carlos Silva impressively confident, or embarrassingly delusional? I’m not quite sure. But I am sure that the Chicago Cubs’ rotation prospects are looking both bright and crowded these days.[Read More…]

by January 17, 2011 Chicago Cubs News, Chicago Cubs Rumors
Lukewarm Stove: Tom Gorzelanny is Available

Lukewarm Stove: Tom Gorzelanny is Available

As mentioned yesterday, the Chicago Cubs face a starting pitcher crunch. With no fewer than five guys for two back-end rotation spots, something’s got to give. And at a Cubs[Read More…]

by January 13, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors

Chicago Cubs Get Creative With Ticket Packages

If you wanted to buy a bundle of tickets to Chicago Cubs games this year, but don’t have season tickets, and don’t want to go a la carte, you can[Read More…]

by January 11, 2011 Chicago Cubs News
Baseball America Offers a Comprehensive Cubs Prospect Treatment

Baseball America Offers a Comprehensive Cubs Prospect Treatment

In addition to offering a top ten list of Chicago Cubs prospects, Baseball America also offers a comprehensive evaluation of the system, which I would encourage you to read. Among[Read More…]

by January 7, 2011 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Report: Chicago Cubs Close to Trading for Matt Garza

Well, this is a turn of events. Gordon Wittenmyer is┬áreporting that the Chicago Cubs are “close” to trading for Matt Garza, as of late last night. He offers no word[Read More…]

by January 5, 2011 Chicago Cubs Rumors
Another Chicago Cubs Prospect List: Hardball Times Ranks the Top Ten

Another Chicago Cubs Prospect List: Hardball Times Ranks the Top Ten

The tops of these Cubs prospect lists are beginning to look very much the same, but it nevertheless remains interesting to see what outsiders think of the Cubs’ farm system.[Read More…]

by December 30, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs Still Trying to Get Public Money to Renovate Wrigley Field

Chicago Cubs Still Trying to Get Public Money to Renovate Wrigley Field

A couple months ago, Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts laid out a plan that would help fund planned renovations to Wrigley Field using a portion of the amusement tax collected[Read More…]

by December 28, 2010 Chicago Cubs News

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