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Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-15-14

I’ve not done these for several days and the reason is not important. Iowa Cubs Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara and Josh Vitters were a combined 0-12 at the top of the I-Cubs batting order. Chris Coghlan was 1-3 with a walk and Chris Valaika was 2-3 with a double. Logan Watkins and Eli Whiteside each […]

Cubs Minor League Recap: 4-8-14

Iowa Cubs The Iowa Cubs are off to as solid a start to their season as the parent club is. They pounded out 4 hits tonight. All screaming liners, I heard. They also struck out 14 times due to bad umpiring. Leadoff hitter and center fielder, Matt Szczur was 0-4 with a couple of strikeouts. […]

JOT: Cubs Minor League Recap 7-24-13

New Orleans Zephyrs 2 @ Iowa Cubs 1 (10 innings) Boring. Mike Olt was 1-5 with 3 strikeouts, and, well, that'll happen. Josh Vitters, in left, went 1-3 with a walk and a strikeout. A Donnie Murphy forceout tied the game in the bottom of the ninth, but Yoanner Negrin's 1 run 10th gave the game back […]

Cubs 2013 Draft Wrap: Preparations for the Apocalypse

Cubs 2013 Draft The signing deadline for the 2013 MLB Draft was last Friday. The Cubs’ official website has been unusually light in the details of who has actually signed and who hasn’t but I think we connect the dots pretty accurately. Three of the top 25 picks didn’t sign, and it looks like those […]

2013 MLB Draft: Cubs Draft Breakdown

More Zastryzny There was some speculation here over the weekend that Mizzou lefty Rob Zastryzny was a signability pick at #41. That may still end up being true, but it’s now clear that he wouldn’t have been available to the Cubs in the third round, as the Blue Jays were set to take him six […]

2013 MLB Draft: Cubs’ Day Two Summary

The Picks #75 Jacob Hannemann, CF, BYU FR (BA #214) #108 Tyler Skulina, RHP, Kent State JR (BA #73) #138 Trey Masek RHP, Texas Tech JR (BA #49) #168 Scott Frazier, RHP, Pepperdine JR (BA #160) #198 David Garner, RHP, Michigan State JR (BA #248) #228 Sam Wilson, LHP, Lamar CC (BA #358) #258 Charcer […]

2013 MLB Draft: Live Draft Thread- Day 2- UPDATES

Coverage Live coverage of the 2013 MLB Draft moves over to mlb.com today, which hopefully means less Harold Reynolds and more Mayo and Callis. As always, complete OV draft coverage is here. The pace should be much more frenetic today. I’ll try to keep this thread updated with miscellaneous draftee blurbs rather than splitting out […]

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