You Tube Friday: Cubs Minor Leagues

Time to take a break from the latest on the Milton Bradley saga, if the Cubs have enough to trade for Curtis Granderson, if Marlon Byrd is worth a three-year, $24 million contract and the rumor mill. Next week figures to be full of roster movement (reserve lists must be filed by November 20) and free agency actually begins next Friday.

The Cubs system made improvement in the lower levels last season and several of the Cubs’ prospects, as well as their Double-A manager, had productive seasons. For those that have read the rosters and the stats, here are a few videos from You Tube that might help put a “face” with the name …

Tennessee Smokies

Tennessee Smokies

Welington Castillo

Starlin Castro

Starlin Castro

Josh Vitters

John Gaub

Kyler Burke

Kyler Burke

Kyler Burke

Jay Jackson

Tony Thomas

Darwin Barney

Blake Lalli

Hung-Wen Chen

Steve Clevenger

Brandon Guyer

Ryne Sandberg

Ryne Sandberg Ejected

Stay Tuned …

Quote of the Day

You can’t create magic … don’t deserve magic until you play the game properly. It shouldn’t come your way. And, it won’t come your way. But, if you play the game properly, then all of a sudden, these little things start rolling in your direction and you start expecting them to happen on a daily basis because you’ve earned it.” – Joe Maddon

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