Weekend Catch-Up: Prospect Love, Moncada Updates, Super Bowl Lessons

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Weekend Catch-Up: Prospect Love, Moncada Updates, Super Bowl Lessons

Chicago Cubs News, Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

bn baseball featureHow’d the Super Bowl treat you? With the bases loaded, one out, and down by one in the 9th, Pete Carroll had Miguel Cabrera coming to the plate. And then he pinch hit with Yoenis Cespedes for some reason. I mean, Cespedes is a fine player, but he grounded into a double play to end the game.

Friday, January 30

Saturday, January 31

  • Yoan Moncada – and other Cubans who’ve recently made their way out of the country – have been notified that the U.S. Government (specifically, the Office of Foreign Asset Control) considers them unblocked. So it’s now up to MLB to clear the players to sign. It could come this week.
  • The Cubs dominated MLB.com’s new top 100 prospect list, with 6 of the top 57 and 2 of the top 5. So Kris Bryant wasn’t number one overall. Whateves.

Sunday, February 1

  • The Big Game was the Big Story of the Big Day, and that was obviously in the Bullets (in relation to MLB’s standing as a less national, more regional sport). But there was also another Yoan Moncada update, too.
  • Luke hooked us up with a new Prospects Progress on pitcher C.J. Edwards, who was fantastic again last year … when he was healthy.


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.