A Look In at the Prospects Watch

With the first two months of the Minor League season nearly in the books, let’s take a look back at a few of the Cubs top prospects. Before the season started, I compiled a list of 10 Prospects to Watch. How have those players performed so far this season? For this article, I’m going to […]

Prospect Spotlight – Sean Gallagher

Sean Gallagher garnered a lot of attention this past winter after making his Major League debut last season. Gallagher was the name most often mentioned in the trade rumors with Baltimore. Gallagher was named the Cubs’ Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2005 and the Cubs’ 5th best prospect according to Baseball America is […]

Minor League Report – 04/25/08

The Cubs’ farm system received a boost this past week when Josh Vitters made his debut for the Peoria Chiefs. The rest of his week was not as good as his first game but at least the Cubs’ top prospect is now in A ball. Sean Gallagher turned in a great start with 12 strikeouts […]

Minor League Report – 04/18/08

The Iowa Cubs had a better week and so did the Tennessee Smokies. The Daytona Cubs lost three in a row before beating the Palm Beach Cardinals in 10 innings on Thursday, 1-0. Sean Gallagher had a good week, despite losing on Thursday night to New Orleans, 5-1. Gallagher gave up 3 runs on 7 […]

Prospect Spotlight – Dae-Eun Rhee

From time to time this season, the CCO will profile a player from the Cubs’ minor league system. Dae-Eun Rhee garnered attention in the off-season after Baseball America named him the 16th best prospect in the Cubs’ organization. Rhee made the Peoria Chiefs’ roster and has had a solid start to his first season pitching […]

Minor League Report – 04/11/08

The Cubs’ minor league teams kicked off a new season last week just a few days behind the big league club. There are plenty of expectations surrounding the Cubs’ farm system this year. One is to show that this is in fact an improving system that is capable of producing Major League talent. Overall, the […]

The Price of Winning

As the Cubs soared into the top ten of salaries in the majors, the expectations have risen to an all-time high. Fortunately for the Cubs, they do not have any albatross-type salaries from players that are not producing, ala the New York Yankees. 2009 will see a few contracts come off the books, and this […]

10 Prospects to Watch

These are no particular order, just prospects to keep your eye on. I’m limiting this list to players with no Major League experience. So guys like Geovany Soto, Kevin Hart and Sean Gallagher are not going to be on it. Also, I divided up the slots so it would be 5 hitters and 5 pitchers. […]

Hit and Misses….but mostly Misses

As the 2002 MLB draft was approaching, the Chicago Cubs’ farm system was highly regarded. Baseball America had it ranked in the top 3 in 2002, and 2001 and the trend would continue in 2003. Their biggest strength at the time was pitching. The club had four out of the first thirty-eight picks in 2002 […]

Just Say No

Should the Cubs trade several prospects for Brian Roberts? Should they trade for Marlon Byrd of the Texas Rangers? The short answer to both of them is a resounding no.