Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Shortstop

Like first base, there is no real doubt who will be the team’s starting at shortstop when the season begins. However, with the Cubs amassing a lot of depth at the position, the real question is who will be there for the foreseeable future. Let’s take a look at the shortstop that’s sure to get […]


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MLB Pipeline Split on Cubs Organizational Ranking, Bryant and Soler Top Law’s List of 20 Impact Prospects

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo released their organizational rankings Tuesday, and Mayo took the Twins over the Cubs on his list while Callis chose the Cubs over the Twins. Callis and Mayo agree that the Cubs, Twins and Red Sox own the top three farm systems in the game. Jim Callis has been constant with […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Second Base

Second base was a position of upheaval last season that saw seven players manning the keystone and figures to be more of the same going into Spring Training. With lots of options at the position, there figures to be quite the competition to see who nabs the starting gig. Let’s take a look at the […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley – MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a little more information than usual on Addison Russell and Kris Bryant while stating the Cubs […]


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Baseball America Names Kris Bryant No. 1 Prospect, Six Cubs Land in Top 100 List

Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in the game Thursday night, and Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014, Kris Bryant, was named the best prospect in the game. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were two of the top three players on Baseball America’s top 100 and four […]


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FanGraphs Ranking of Top 200 Prospects Includes 11 Cubs, Kris Bryant Tops the List

Prospect ranking season continued Tuesday with FanGraphs’ list of the top 200 prospects. Kris Bryant topped FanGraphs ranking and the Cubs landed 11 total players among the top 200 prospects. For comparison, Keith Law had four Cubs in his top 100, seven Cubs ended up in Baseball Prospectus’ top 101 list and MLB Pipeline placed […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies are Waiting for a Team to Blink

Last week Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jim Salisbury that four teams have made real trade offers for Cole Hamels. Amaro Jr. did not provide details, which teams he was referring to or the identity of the four other teams that has kicked the tires on Hamels at some point this winter. It is unclear if Ruben […]


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Cubs Land Seven Players in Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Prospect List

For the second year in a row, Baseball Prospectus placed seven players from the Cubs system in its Top 101 Prospect List. Addison Russell (2), Kris Bryant (5), Jorge Soler (19), Albert Almora (38), Kyle Schwarber (77), Billy McKinney (81) and Pierce Johnson (83) landed in the pre-season ranking. Last year, Javier Baez (4), Kris […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Still Working on a Few Things as the Off-Season Comes to an End?

As baseball’s off-season winds down, the James Shields watch continues for at least two big league teams and fan bases. James Shields is expected to make a decision in the next 36 hours where he’s going to pitch for at least the next three years. All signs are pointing to him signing on in San […]


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Cubs Top The Sporting News Organizational Rankings

The accolades for the Cubs system continued Wednesday when the team topped the Sporting News’ organizational rankings. The Sporting News followed Keith Law in naming the Cubs the best organization in the game heading into the 2015 season. And the top spot was earned on because of the bats in the system such as Kris […]


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