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Now Alan Trammell is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Now Alan Trammell is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Like the potted plant in Little Shop of Horrors, the hype monster surrounding Chicago Cubs shortstop prospect Starlin Castro keep growing to nearly unwieldy proportions, screaming “feed me, Seymour” all[Read More…]

Lou Piniella is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Lou Piniella is Feeding the Starlin Castro Hype Monster

Has there been a more hyped Chicago Cubs prospect than Starlin Castro? Oh, I suppose the answer to that is an obvious yes – both Mark Prior and Kerry Wood[Read More…]

Piniella Has No Plans to Use Starlin Castro as a Backup

Piniella Has No Plans to Use Starlin Castro as a Backup

When it comes to prospects, the Chicago Cubs have not always shown an appropriately level of restraint in promoting them to the bigs, only to have them sit on the[Read More…]

The Chicago Cubs Have 5 of the Top 100 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs Have 5 of the Top 100 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs’ farm system has really done a 180 in the past two years. Maligned since the days of Prior and Patterson, the Cubs now boast one of the[Read More…]

by February 24, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

Today is the Positional Reporting Date for Spring Training

By the end of the day, all of the Chicago Cubs invited to Spring Training will be in camp, preparing for the first full-squad practice tomorrow. Of course, the date[Read More…]

by February 22, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Spring Training Participants

Spring Training Participants

Here’s a helpful recap of the players participating in Spring Training with the Chicago Cubs this year – pitchers and catchers report this week. Thanks to┬áBruce Miles for putting this[Read More…]

by February 16, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

So, Why Didn’t the Cubs Consider Felipe Lopez?

The Chicago Cubs are done making any major moves this offseason, and therefore, are apparently going to head into the 2010 season with a Mike Fontenot/Jeff Baker platoon at second[Read More…]

by February 15, 2010 Chicago Cubs Rumors, MLB News and Rumors
Starlin Castro Doesn’t Really Have a Chance to Make the Cubs Out of Spring Training?

Starlin Castro Doesn’t Really Have a Chance to Make the Cubs Out of Spring Training?

Shortstop Starlin Castro has seen a meteoric rise in the ranks of Chicago Cubs prospects since he tore up the Arizona Fall League late last year. Just 19 – he’ll[Read More…]

by February 14, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Remember Joel Guzman?

Remember Joel Guzman?

There was a time when a kid named Joel Guzman was basically the top infield prospect in all of baseball. He was 19, 20 years old, and he had the[Read More…]

Theriot, Cubs Digging In

Theriot, Cubs Digging In

The Chicago Cubs and shortstop Ryan Theriot are getting ready for the team’s first arbitration hearing in 17 years because the Cubs refuse to come up from their $2.6 million[Read More…]

by February 3, 2010 Chicago Cubs News
Live Together, Die Alone: LOST and the Chicago Cubs

Live Together, Die Alone: LOST and the Chicago Cubs

“Every man for himself is not going to work. It’s time to start organizing. We need to figure out how we’re going to survive here. Now, I found water. Fresh[Read More…]

by February 2, 2010 Analysis and Commentary
February is Arbitration Month, and the Cubs Still Have Two Unsigned

February is Arbitration Month, and the Cubs Still Have Two Unsigned

Major League Baseball clubs and their arbitration-eligible players have until February 21 to come to terms on a 2010 contract – either by way of agreement, or arbitration, which can[Read More…]

by February 1, 2010 Analysis and Commentary, Chicago Cubs News
Is the Cubs’ Farm System Finally Good?

Is the Cubs’ Farm System Finally Good?

Since the days that Mark Prior emerged as the top prospect in all of baseball (those days didn’t last long, since Prior made his Major League debut so soon after[Read More…]

by January 29, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
The Chicago Cubs Top 11, er, 15 Prospects

The Chicago Cubs Top 11, er, 15 Prospects

Baseball Prospectus is out with its Top 11 prospect lists – presumably they do Top 11 to differentiate from everyone else – but for the Chicago Cubs, they’ve actually offered[Read More…]

by January 25, 2010 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects
Chicago Cubs’ Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training Have Gone Out

Chicago Cubs’ Non-Roster Invitations to Spring Training Have Gone Out

The Chicago Cubs have finalized their non-roster (i.e., not on the 40-man roster) invitee list for this year’s Spring Training. The list is an even mix of career minor leaguers[Read More…]

The 2010 Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects

Ah, it’s that time of year: prospect list mania! Minor league guru John Sickels has offered his top 20 list of Chicago Cubs prospects, which we’ll reproduce here. But we[Read More…]

by December 31, 2009 Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

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