Kris Bryant Wins 2014 MiLBY for Best Offensive Player

Kris Bryant can add another post-season award to his trophy case. Bryant was named the Best Offensive Player in the Minors by the staff of MiLB.com on Friday morning. Bryant was not the fan’s choice for the award. The Padres’ Mallex Smith ran his way to the honor edging out former Cubs’ farmhand Marquez Smith. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/23/14

Position Analysis – Shortstop The third installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis looks at a position which will probably have most fans and media members talking about this off-season: Shortstop. Shortstop The fans of the Iowa Cubs can sing a version of […]

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Tennessee Smokies Unveil New Logos, Colors and Uniforms

The Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, unveiled new logos, team colors and uniforms Wednesday afternoon. The Smokies and Cubs signed a four-year extension during the season that keeps the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate in East Tennessee through the 2018 season. And the new logos, colors and uniforms are more in sync with the […]

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Baseball America Reviewed the Cubs Draft

Baseball America posted its draft report card for the Cubs and was very complimentary of the organization it thinks had the fourth best draft in the game. According to Baseball America, “the Cubs executed a plan deftly, getting top bat [Kyle] Schwarber and saving enough to add million-dollar arms in [Jake] Stinnett, [Carson Sands], [Justin] […]

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FanGraphs Ranks the Top 31 Prospects in Cubs System

FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel posted a comprehensive look at the prospects from a Cubs system that could be the best in baseball, at the very least top five in the game. McDaniel pointed out the Cubs are the deepest system he has looked at to this point and he was holding off naming the Cubs the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/20/14

Good morning! Week two of winter baseball saw the opening of the Dominican Winter League and the re-emergence of familiar veterans Manny Ramirez and Junior Lake, among others. Meanwhile in the Venezuelan Winter League, reliever Loiger Padron remains perfect while swingman Eduardo Figueroa had his ups and downs. As for the Arizona Fall League, Bijan […]

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Baseball America Grades Addison Russell, Ranks Kyle Schwarber and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

Addison Russell is spending a majority of his fall in Arizona playing against several of the top prospects in the game. Russell is making up some of the development time he missed early in the season prior to the Cubs acquiring him in the deal with Oakland for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. After the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/16/14

Position Analysis – Second Base The second installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the Cubs minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis focuses on a position that has recently become one of the strongest in the organization: Second Base Second Base If there can be considered a good luck position […]

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Addison Russell is Adding to Resume in the AFL and News from the Cubs Farm

Theo Epstein was asked what the team’s plans were for the position-player talent during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs appear to have a very good problem, too many players and not enough positions on the field. Epstein said at the time and has reiterated since that the Cubs plan for the players to be […]

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Kris Bryant, Three Iowa Cubs Ranked in Baseball America’s List of the Top 20 Players in the PCL

Baseball America posted its list of the top 20 players in the Pacific Coast League during the 2014 season, and as expected Kris Bryant landed the number one spot on a league list for the second time. The Iowa Cubs placed four players in the top 20. Kris Bryant (1), Javier Baez (3), Arismendy Alcantara […]

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