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Kris Bryant Goes Crazy: Minor League Recap 10/18/13

Lots of Cubs got some action in Arizona today. The best day was Kris Bryant who hit 2 home runs and now has 4 on the season in the Arizona Fall League. Albert Almora: 1-6, 1 2B, 0 R, 0 RBI, 0/2/4 FB/GB/LD Albert Almora grounds out, second baseman Joe Wendle to first baseman Travis […]

2014 Cubs Projections: MusingsMarcel, Position Players

Baseball Musings published an early version of the Marels projection (MusingsMarcel). They did only position players right now, but it's always fun to look at projections. The Marcels are usually done by Tangotiger and he'll probably do them for 2014. These are based on Tango's Marcels method. Below are the Cubs players currently on their […]

10 years ago today

John Allen Muhammad, one of the two DC Snipers, plead not guilty. He was later found guilty and sentenced to death. He was killed by the government in November 2009.

Yahoo Sports: MLB reaches deal to allow players to participate in winter leagues

Starting this year, Double-A starting pitchers – those on the 40-man roster with a majority of their time spent at Double-A – cannot participate in winter ball if they threw 140 or more innings. The previous threshold was 155. Similarly, Double-A relievers cannot have appeared in more than 45 games, while in years past it […]

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 10-11-13

Mesa vs. Surpsise Jorge Soler, 1-5, 2 R, 2 K Jorge Soler reaches on a fielding error by third baseman Ryan Rua. Jorge Soler singles on a soft line drive to center fielder Mitch Haniger. Zach Borenstein to 3rd. Jorge Soler strikes out swinging. Jorge Soler grounds out, shortstop Derrik Gibson to first baseman Jorge […]

Fans Scouting Report

Tom Tango's Fans Scouting Report is up now. I'd been meaning to publish a link to it, but forgot so thanks to an email I got from Tango, it's being done now. The full list of teams and brief explanation can be found and the Cubs players can be found below. So please take 10 […]

2013 Cubs Prospects Review: Marco Hernandez

Marco Hernandez is 6-0, 170 pounds. He was born September 6, 1992 in the Dominican Republic and currently plays shortstop. The right-hander bats has been known for his defense and is a switch hitter. The Cubs signed Hernandez during the July 2009 international signing period. He was signed on July 17th and was not included […]

Cubs players can’t do anything

Apparently you can't do anything at all once you sign a contract with the Cubs. Take, for example, section C(2) of the Cubs' guarantee language. It says the Cubs may convert a player's contract "If Player is injured in any Prohibited Activity." The prohibited activities are as follows: "(A)uto racing, motorcycling, piloting, co-piloting, learning to […]

What to make of Edwin Jackson’s season and future with the Cubs

The big free agent signing by the Cubs front office this past season was signing Edwin Jackson to a 4-year, $52 million contract. Needless to say, it hasn't gone as Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer had hoped, but it hasn't been all bad either. In his first season with the Cubs, Jackson has allowed 5.67 […]

Anthony Rizzo’s season is not comparable to Starlin Castro’s

Lately there have been some comparisons between Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro that have come out of nowhere. We've talked a lot about Starlin Castro around here so before we get back to a comparison, let's take a look at what Rizzo has done this season. Myles wrote about it awhile back, but it's been […]

Jed Hoyer confirms money the big issue in David DeJesus trade

Well, this doesn’t make me too confident in the Cubs financial situation. Cubs GM Hoyer confirms money the big issue in moving DeJesus. Saves 2.5 mil. Hoyer left door open for DeJesus return if option not picked up — Jesse Rogers (@ESPNChiCubs)

Cubs trade David DeJesus to Nationals

According to Jon Heyman, the Cubs have traded David DeJesus to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. DeJesus spent a sizable amount of time on the DL this season, but in his year plus with the Cubs, he gave the Cubs a bit more than they paid for. No word on […]

Starlin Castro falls asleep again

I didn't see the Cubs and Cardinals game yesterday, but Starlin Castro had another costly mental error. Castro's brain cramp on a popup in the fifth allowed the Cardinals to score, as St. Louis posted a 4-0 victory over the Cubs in front of 41,981 at Wrigley Field. The Cardinals led, 1-0, when they loaded […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 8-15-13

Sacramento River Cats 9 @ Iowa Cubs 1 This team sucks to write about. Mike Olt was 0-4 with 2 strikeouts. Brooks Raley struckout 7 and walked 1 over 6 innings. He allowed 7 hits, 1 home run and 4 runs overall. Chattanooga Lookouts 3 @ Tennessee Smokies 4 Nick Struck has had a poor […]

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