Bryant, Almora and Soler Ranked Among the Top 20 Prospects in the AFL and Baseball America released their rankings of the top 20 prospects in the recently completed Arizona Fall League. Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler cracked the top 20 in both lists and created quite the buzz in Arizona this fall. Kris Bryant was named the league’s MVP prior to last Saturday’s championship game […]

MLB Replay, Posting Tanaka and Cubs News and Notes

The GM and Owners Meetings took place in Orlando this past week. Teams began talking with one another about potential trades and setting up what could be a very interesting Winter Meetings when the baseball world meets again in Orlando on Dec. 9. While the focus is usually on possible player movement and the countless […]

The Solar Sox Strikeout in the AFL Championship Game – Surprise 2, Mesa 0

Arizona Fall League Championship Game – Mesa Solar Sox 0, Surprise Saguaros 2 WP – Eduardo Rodriguez (1-1) LP – Dallas Beeler (4-2) Save – David Goforth (1) The Solar Sox came out on the short end of the 22nd annual Arizona Fall League Championship game on Saturday afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium. The game ended […]

Talkin’ Cubs Prospects – The Arizona Fall League Championship Game – 11/16/13

AFL Championship Game – Mesa Solar Sox (19-11-1) vs. Surprise Saguaros (18-12-1) Game Time – 2:10pm CST Coverage – TV: MLB Network, Location – Scottsdale Stadium, Scottsdale Dallas Beeler (4-1, 2.49/1.34) vs. Eduardo Rodriguez (0-1, 5.52/1.50) The 2013 Arizona Fall League Championship game takes place this afternoon at Scottsdale Stadium, the Spring Training home of the […]

Samardzija Rumors Heating Up and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs’ front office spent a majority of the week in Orlando laying groundwork on possible trades and free agent signings. With the GM Meetings in the rearview mirror, the front office has roster decisions to make in the very near future. Wednesday (Nov. 20) is the deadline for teams to file their reserve lists […]

West Plays Longball and Pounds the East in the AFL Fall Stars Game – West 9, East 2

Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game WP – Alex Meyer (1-0) LP – Kyle Crick (0-1) Save – None The West squad abused the East pitching and rode five long home runs to a 9-2 victory. Rangers’ first base prospect Brett Nicholas launched two home runs over the wall in right and was named the […]

Talkin’ Cubs Prospects – The Arizona Fall League Fall Stars Game – 11/02/13

Eighth Annual Fall Stars Game – East vs. West Game Time – 7:00pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB Network, Location – Surprise Stadium, Surprise AZ Aaron Sanchez (East) (0-1, 1.35/0.98) vs. Alex Meyer (West) (2-0, 3.63/1.21) The eighth annual AFL All-Star game takes place tonight at Surprise Stadium. The annual event was renamed the […]

The Skipper Search Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The search for the Cubs next skipper enters day seven on Wednesday, it has been exactly one week since the front office lost out on their first choice to some team in the Big Apple. Over the last ten-plus days the Cubs have interviewed A.J. Hinch, Manny Acta and Rick Renteria. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/14/13

It was a week for openings, as the Arizona Fall League, as well as the Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan Winter League all started play. There is more to come as the Dominican Winter League began on Friday, while the Puerto Rican League opens in the beginning of November. So welcome back to baseball […]

Cubs Organizational All-Stars and Other Minor League News

The young players representing the Cubs on the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League have not wasted any time over the first four games of the season. Albert Almora did not play on Friday night, but he did not give away any at bats in his first two games. Almora has played […]