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Down on the Farm: Breakout Prospects for 2015
February 28th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The Chicago Cubs have one of baseball’s best minor league systems and should be pumping out quality major leaguers for years to come. We are all familiar with the prospects who made their debuts in 2014: Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez, Kyle Hendricks and Jorge Soler, and we know plenty...

Cubs 101 Ranks the Chicago Cubs’ Top-10 Prospects
February 25th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Today we are going to take a minute and rank the Chicago Cubs’ top-10 prospects. MLB.com came out with their list of baseball’s top-100 but they have yet to publish the top prospects by team. Luckily, Baseball Prospectus and Baseball America are a little ahead of the curve,...

MLB NEWS: Youk and Manny to Be Part of 2015 Staff
February 24th, 2015 at 10:28 AM
***PHOTO1*** Announced this morning by Carrie Muskat and Bruce Levine, Kevin Youkilis and Manny Ramirez will serve as consultants to the Chicago Cubs in 2015. News broke last week that Kevin Youkilis would be joining the Cubs as a special assistant to the GM but we weren’t 100% sure about...

Cubs Miss Chance at SS Monopoly
February 24th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Jesse Sanchez of MLB.com was the first to break the news yesterday that the Chicago Cubs have missed out on the opportunity for a complete monopoly at the shortstop position. By this we mean that, Cuban phenom, Yoan Moncada has decided to sign with the Boston Red Sox. Don’t feel...

Down on the Farm: Baseball America’s Prospect Rankings Favor Cubs
February 21st, 2015 at 3:00 AM
Earlier this month MLB.com came out with their list of baseball’s top-100 prospects and many of us were shocked to find that Kris Bryant, the reigning MiLB player of the year was ranked second behind Byron Buxton, the oft-injured centerfield prospect for the Minnesota Twins. Yesterday, though, Bryant and...

Bold Predictions: Homegrown Products Will Dominate Cubs’ Future
February 16th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
The St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Red Sox have proven in recent years that the key to building a contending team, year after year, is a strong minor league system. Having a system that is continuously pumping out major league talent allows teams to reload, as opposed to rebuild,...

Over or Under on Key Cubs’ 2015 Projections
February 14th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Earlier this off-season we took a look at what Bill James projects for each player in the Chicago Cubs' lineup but now that the roster has been (more or less) finalized it's time to take another look. Bill James' projections have proven to be eerily accurate over the years and...

Fan of the Week: 2014 Struggles Will Enable 2015 Success
February 13th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** We have made it through another week and the weekend is upon us once again! This week's Fan of the Week comes to us from our pack of twitter followers and has been our most engaged reader over the past few weeks. Congratulations to Scott Griffith (@illini_dad) for...

Ten Reasons the Cubs Will Be Better than the White Sox in 2015
February 5th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** After a plethora of off-season moves by both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox it looks like .500 baseball is on its way back to Chicago. Both teams finished with a record of 73-89 in 2014 and should improve this year but we have a feeling that the...

Predicting the Chicago Cubs’ Opening Day Roster
February 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Now that football is officially over it’s time for us to turn our attention to baseball! There are so many storylines to follow as the Chicago Cubs prepare for Spring Training but today we are going to take a look at who should be on Joe Maddon’s opening day...

Down on the Farm: Chicago Cubs’ Prospects Pepper the Top-100 List
January 31st, 2015 at 4:46 AM
***VIDEO1*** All week MLB.com has been putting out their lists of the top-10 prospects by position and last night they came out with the, much anticipated, top-100 overall. The list was originally presented live on MLB Network. The Chicago Cubs were recently voted the top minor league system in...

Cubs Earn Representation on Top-10 Outfield Prospect List
January 29th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday it was announced that the Chicago Cubs have the best minor league system in all of professional baseball and today MLB.com released their final top-10 list of the year, outfielders. Chicago Cubs’ rookie right fielder, Jorge Soler landed on the list at number three, behind just Byron Buxton...

Chicago Cubs Have Top Farm System in Baseball
January 28th, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** Keith Law of ESPN released his reviews of the minor league systems of all 30 MLB teams this week and the Chicago Cubs grabbed the top spot. Additionally, MLB.com will finish their positional rankings for prospects tomorrow when they release the top-10 outfielders in the MiLB, but so the...

Fan of the Week: Why the Cubs Should Get David Price
January 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 PM
***VIDEO1*** Whether you have had a long week or a short week, it’s finally over! This week’s Fan of the Week is a special one for two reasons, 1) today marks the first time that one of our Twitter followers will receive the honor, and 2) he absolutely kill it...

It is Time to Begin the Countdown to Spring Training 2015
January 23rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The winter is a great time of the year if you spend it in the right place but wherever you are, I bet you’re beginning to get antsy at the thought of spring training. The Chicago Cubs have had one heck of an off-season and Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer...

Bold Predictions: “We’re Going to Win the N.L. Central”
January 19th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** This past weekend’s Cubs Convention was a huge success and the event gave fans an opportunity to become acquainted with the new-look Cubs but the biggest news of the weekend came out of, Chicago Cubs’ first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. When asked about his expectations for 2015 Rizzo responded with: “We're...

MLB Comparisons for Chicago Cubs’ Top Prospects
January 9th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The story of the off-season has been the future of the Chicago Cubs and all the elite prospects that they have working their way through the minor leagues. In 2014 we got our first taste of Arismendy Alcantara, Javier Baez and Jorge Soler and we won’t have to wait too...

Why Adding Jonny Gomes No Longer Makes Sense
January 7th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** We have previously discussed, on multiple occasions, why OF Jonny Gomes would be a great fit for the Chicago Cubs; he’s a big right-handed bat, has experience coming off the bench & in the playoffs, and he’s a fantastic personality to have in the clubhouse (especially a young one). ...

Latest Chicago Cubs Prospect Rankings Released
January 6th, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** Baseball America released their latest rankings for the prospects in the Chicago Cubs minor league system yesterday and there have been a few important shifts to be aware of. Baseball America’s rankings aren’t as far out there as Baseball Prospectus’ were a few months ago but a statement is...

Down on the Farm: the Cubs’ Rookie Trio for 2015
January 3rd, 2015 at 3:00 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Chicago Cubs saw a huge influx of rookies on their roster in 2014 and that trend looks to continue in 2015 as they continue to progress with their rebuilding plan. Even after the promotions of Javier Baez, Jorge Soler and Arismendy Alcantara last summer the Cubs still have an...