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Baseball America: Chicago Cubs Farm System Could Be Best In History

Posted to Chicago CubsBaseball America is a prestigious outlet for analyzing baseball prospects, they release their pre-season and mid-season rankings every year to update the world on baseball scouting. Based on their most current mid-season Top 50 Rankings, the Chicago Cubs have three players in the Top 10 – Kris Bryant (2nd), Addison Russell (5th) and Javier Baez (7th). These...
Via Sports Mockery
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Chicago Cubs a Perfect Fit for David Price

Can somebody help save the Chicago Cubs? Acquiring veteran all-star pitcher David Price would be a huge step in the right direction. Price would give the Cubs their first true ace since the Kerry Wood and Mark Prior years. Now that the trade deadline (non-waiver) is fast approaching, teams are determining whether they have a […] The post Chicago Cubs a Perfect Fit for David Price...
Via Outside Analysis
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Prospect Watch: Cubs, Marlins Go Fishing for Pitching

Each weekday during the minor-league season, FanGraphs is providing a status update on multiple rookie-eligible players. Note that Age denotes the relevant prospect’s baseball age (i.e. as of July 1st of the current year); Top-15, the prospect’s place on Marc Hulet’s preseason organizational list; and Top-100, that same prospect’s rank on Hulet’s overall top-100 list...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview: Jordan Minch, Chicago Cubs

The Chicago Cubs drafted Jordan Minch during the 2014 MLB Draft, and were able to agree to terms on a contract with him. He is extremely excited about getting started with the team that he grew up rooting for, and he has agreed to do an exclusive interview with us here at We hope that you enjoy the interview! Q. Thanks for taking the time to do this interview Jordan...
Via Sports-Glory
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See Why Anthony Rizzo’s Spectacular Catch Actually Cost the Chicago Cubs a Run

Posted to Brant Brown's GloveChicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo made a spectacular catch, somersaulting into the camera well. Unfortunately, that cost the Cubs a run due to one of the weirdest rules I have ever heard. MLB Rule 7.04 (c) States: “7.04 Each runner, other than the batter, may without liability to be put out, advance one base when— (c) A fielder, after catching a...
Via Sports Mockery
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Anthony Rizzo shines for the Chicago Cubs

Chicago Cubs first baseman rode the final vote of the fans to become an All Star in 2014. In his first and so far only at-bat in the Midsummer Classic,  the 24-year-old Rizzo went 0-1 with a strikeout. Since play has resumed, however, he’s reminded fans what got him to the All Star game in the first place. He cranked out a pair of big flies on Friday against the Arizona Diamondbacks...
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WATCH: Anthony Rizzo flips over railing to make circus catch

Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo has been making plays left and right this season, and was recently voted into his first ever All-Star game for consistently making highlight reel-type plays. And on Sunday night’s Cubs-Diamondbacks matchup, he made another sensational catch that has already been turning heads. After Diamondbacks second baseman Aaron Hill popped up a ball...
Via The Sports Daily
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Junior Lake, Mike Olt on bubble if Arismendy Alcantara stays in majors

Arismendy Alcantara might not have looked the part Saturday, but the touted prospect is a player the Cubs want to find a way to keep on the roster when they make a series of moves in the next few days to add pitchers from Class AAA Iowa. Could that mean outfielder Junior Lake and third baseman Mike Olt are on the clock for possible demotions to keep Alcantara in the major leagues...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs: Predicting the second half

Chicago Cubs Yesterday kicked off the second half of the MLB season and the Chicago Cubs find themselves in an all too familiar position. The Cubs sit in last place in the National League Central division with a  40-55 record. The Cubs are on pace for yet another losing season and another top 5 draft pick. Although the Cubs seem to be all but out of contention, the second half could...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Christian Villanueva. Poor guy.

What a drag for him, stuck back behind all the other talented 3rd base prospects.Years ago, Christian Villanueva coulda been at least a Cubs Convention big wig.But now?Just kinda vanilla.In today's BP Minor League Update, they mention all the home runs hit by Cubs prospects last night: Bryant, Baez, Russel, Soler, and Vogelbach.And left Villanueva off the list, even though he...
Via Cub Reporter
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs Injury Update: Kyuji Fujikawa rehab result

Chicago Cubs right handed reliever Kyuji Fujikawa, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery performed in June 2013, threw a scoreless inning Thursday for Single-A Kane County, walking one and striking out two, as reported by the Kane County Cougars, who won the game with a 10-inning shutout over the Lansing Lugnuts.#475128337 / gettyimages.comIn December 2012, the Cubs signed...
Via MLB Injury News
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Chicago Cubs trade rumors: Edwin Jackson edition

Prior to the 2013 season the Chicago Cubs signed Edwin Jackson to a four-year, $52 million deal which seemed pretty reasonable for a guy that has thrown a no-hitter before and consistently takes the ball every fifth day. However, since making his debut for the Cubs, things have not gone according to plan. Up to this point Jackson has a record of 13-28 with a 5.23 ERA since putting...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Iowa Cubs playing Javier Baez at second base

Javier Baez is starting at second base for Triple-A Iowa on Thursday. The 21-year-old Baez had been playing short stop for Iowa but with the acquisition of Addison Russell and the presence of Starlin Castro at the big leagye level his path to the majors is as a second baseman. Big news over in Round Rock. Iowa #Cubs shortstop Javier Baez starting at second base tonight. #PCL #MiLB...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roster Moves a Plenty Right Around the Corner for the Cubs

Tomorrow night, the Chicago Cubs begin the “second half” of the season with a somewhat in complete roster. While the Major League roster currently sits at 25, there are only three starting pitchers currently on the big league club. Those would be Travis Wood, Jake Arrieta, and (despite what most fans think of him) Edwin Jackson who will open the second half. Thankfully for them...
Via World Series Dreaming
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Chicago Cubs keep Arismendy Alcantara in the majors?

What was thought to be brief stint in the big leagues for Chicago Cubs second base prospect Arismendy Alcantara just might turn out to be a longer stay.  Alcantara was originally called-up to the Cubs to fill-in for current starting second baseman Darwin Barney, who went out on paternity leave, but in the five games and 23 at-bats since his call-up, Alcantara has hit .391...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
6 days ago  |  1 Comment
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