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The Killer B’s are Heating Up
July 1st, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Killer B’s nickname was made famous by the Houston Astros of the early 2000’s but it looks like it may be the Chicago Cubs who take on that nickname going forward.  Cubs’ top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant are both tearing up AAA and hope to be doing...

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire: Theo Epstein is Lying to Us
June 26th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Last week, Chicago Cubs President Theo Epstein said that, top prospect, Kris Bryant will not be playing in Chicago this season.  That is a blatant lie.  Now, Theo is absolutely saying the right thing but that is not how it is going to play out.  We mapped out Kris Bryant’s...

Javier Baez & Kris Bryant Selected to Play in Futures Game
June 25th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** It was reported yesterday by Sahadev Sharma of ESPN Chicago that Chicago Cubs top prospects Javier Baez and Kris Bryant have been selected to play in the Futures Game on Sunday July 13th, part of  the MLB all-star weekend in Minneapolis, Minnesota.   Baez and Bryant are both with the Cubs AAA...

Chicks Dig the Long Ball: Kris Bryant Update
June 25th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Kris Bryant must have really taken the phrase, “Chicks dig the long ball,” to heart because all he has done since arriving at the Cubs AAA affiliate (Iowa) is hit home runs.  Literally, that’s all he has done.  The 22-year-old third baseman has played five games for the Iowa Cubs...

Chicago Cubs Promote Kris Bryant to AAA
June 18th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Its official, the Chicago Cubs promoted top prospect Kris Bryant to AAA Iowa today (per Matt Snyder of CBS Sports).  The move doesn’t come as a surprise to most but the sight of progress is what is making Cubs fans everywhere get a little giddy.  Bryant has been destroying AA...

The Cubs 3rd Base Problem: Mike Olt… Ugh
June 13th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Thank goodness for Luis Valbuena’s emergence as a stud for the Chicago Cubs at the hot corner because Mike Olt has been painful to watch.   Over his last ten games, Valbuena is hitting .419 and has raised his season average from .263 to .288.  Mike Olt on the other hand,...

When Will Kris Bryant Be Called Up?
June 9th, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Chicago Cubs prospect Kris Bryant is having an incredible year at AA Tennessee.  He’s playing so well (and given the Cubs current situation at 3rd base) that many are wondering when we could see him manning the hot corner at Wrigley.  So far this season Bryant is hitting a monstrous...

Cubs That Need to Go, Part 3
June 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Here in part three of “Cubs that Need to Go” we have two more moves that the Chicago Cubs need to make before the July 31st trade deadline.  Take a look.   Emilio Bonifacio: Emilio Bonifacio may be the Cubs most valuable trade chip (aside from Jeff Samardzija) at this point in time. ...

Potential Short Stop Debate Does not Concern Chicago Cubs GM Theo Epstein
February 6th, 2013 at 10:59 AM
When Keith Law of ESPN released his annual top-100 minor leaguers this week, he pencilled in Cubs shortstop prospect Javier Baez in the number 31 spot. While this seems like a wonderful thing, the team's cornerstone player, Starlin Castro, already occupies that position. Although it could be cause for some...

Chicago Cubs Must Address Third Base Problem During the Off-Season
October 14th, 2012 at 10:47 PM
When Aramis Ramirez left for the Brewers prior to the 2012 season he took with him the stability at third base that the Cubs while he was on the team. For every season of his time with Chicago, fans and management knew that third base would not be a major...