Cubs Announce Memorial Service, Procession Details for Ernie Banks

The Cubs announced Thursday details for Saturday’s memorial service in honor of Ernie Banks at Fourth Presbyterian Church and the procession that will pass Ernie Banks’ statue in Daley Plaza and Wrigley Field. Earlier this week the team announced public visitation and memorial services for Ernie Banks would be held Friday, January 30 and Saturday, […]


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MLB Pipeline Names Jorge Soler Third Best Outfield Prospect

MLB Pipeline wrapped up its positional rankings Thursday with the top 10 outfield prospects in the baseball … and Jorge Soler was ranked as the third best outfield prospect in the game. Jorge Soler slipped in behind the Twins’ Byron Buxton and the Dodgers’ Joc Pederson in MLB Pipeline’s ranking and ahead of the Reds’ […]


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Keith Law Tabs Kris Bryant No. 1 Minor League Prospect, Four Cubs Ranked in Top 100

Keith Law released his ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game Thursday. The Cubs landed four players on his list that started with Kris Bryant. According to ESPN’s Keith Law, the best farm system in baseball has the top prospect in the game, Kris Bryant. Addison Russell (4) and Jorge Soler (14) were […]


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The Daily CCO: Tom Ricketts Believes Cubs Will Make Playoffs, Win NL Central Division

Tom Ricketts backed up his All-Star first baseman during a luncheon in Elk Grove Village on Tuesday. The Cubs chairman believes his team will make the playoffs and win the National League Central Division Crown this season. According to the report from Todd Wessell, Ricketts said “all of the stars are lined up for a […]


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PECOTA Projects an 82-Win Season for the Cubs

Baseball Prospectus released its PECOTA projections Wednesday … and PECOTA is calculating an 82-win season for the Cubs in 2015, nine more victories than a year ago. According to PECOTA, the Cubs will finish the year with an 82-80 record, second in the NL Central and a game out of the second NL Wild Card […]


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Yoan Moncada Update: MLB Sent Memo to Teams Outlining New Regulations

Jesse Sanchez reported Wednesday that Major League Baseball “issued a memo to its clubs on Tuesday night that acknowledged new regulations for Cuban players” and “reminded teams that the League’s current policies for Cuban players remain intact until further notice.” As it currently stands, Cuban players will be required to receive an unblocking license from […]


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Addison Russell Ranked as MLB Pipeline’s Third Best Shortstop Prospect

Addison Russell is considered one of the best young players in baseball. And MLB Pipeline ranked Russell as the third best shortstop prospect in the game behind Carlos Correa (Astros) and Francisco Lindor (Indians). While the scouting grades are pretty similar, Russell slots in just behind Correa and Lindor on most shortstop prospect rankings. Like […]


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Cubs Retain No. 1 Spot in Keith Law’s Farm System Ranking

Armed with arguably the best prospect in the game in Kris Bryant and four of the top 20 minor league players in baseball, the Cubs retained the top spot in Keith Law’s ranking of the farm systems. Last year, Keith Law ranked the Cubs as having the fourth best system in the game and by […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly One of Four Favorites, But Longshot to Sign Yoan Moncada

According to Jeff Passan, the Cubs are one of four teams along with the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers that are seen as the favorites to sign INF Yoan Moncada. But the problem is the Cubs cannot sign Moncada until July 2 while the other three teams are not restricted during the current International signing […]


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Commissioner Rob Manfred Talks to MLB Network Radio

Rob Manfred, three days after officially taking over as the tenth commissioner in baseball history, spent time on MLB Network Radio (Inside Pitch) with Casey Stern and Jim Bowden. Commissioner Manfred discussed a variety of topics including the designated hitter, pace of play, defensive shifts, instant replay and the possibility of a worldwide draft. On […]


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