Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/29/14

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Position Players This is the first of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2014 Arizona Fall League, which begins on October 7. Today, the CCO will be looking at the position players the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Jacob Hannemann, OF […]

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Kris Bryant Makes Baseball America’s All-Star Squad and Cubs News from the Farm

The off-season accolades for Kris Bryant are just beginning. The morning after USA Today named Kris Bryant its Minor League Player of the Year, Baseball America released its Minor League All-Star Team for the recently completed 2014 season. Kris Bryant put up the numbers at the plate and made BA’s team as a third baseman. […]

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Addison Russell, C.J. Edwards, Dan Vogelbach among Seven Cubs Prospects Scheduled to Participate in the AFL

Rosters for the upcoming Arizona Fall League were released Tuesday afternoon. Seven Cubs prospects have been selected to be on the Mesa Solar Sox roster on Opening Day, Tuesday Oct. 7. SS Addison Russell, RHP C.J. Edwards, 1B/DH Dan Vogelbach, RHP Zach Cates, RHP Ivan Pineyro, LHP Gerardo Concepcion and OF Jacob Hannemann are the […]

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Bryant, Almora and Soler Ranked Among the Top 20 Prospects in the AFL

MLB.com 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, MLB.com 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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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, MLB.com 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 […]

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