Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Central Champs

The Cubs took advantage of a favorable home schedule in August and paced the second place Brewers. The offense struggled in September before waking up and putting away the division against the Cardinals on a beautiful Saturday afternoon at Wrigley. The Cubs designated Scott Eyre for assignment on August 5th and traded him to the […]

A Look Back at 2008 – Maintaining A Lead

Interleague play, a broken hand, DL trips for Carlos Zambrano and Reed Johnson, new arms added to the mix, a big turnaround against the Fish and a four-game sweep were just a few of the storylines and highlights for the Cubs in June and July. The solid start Lou Piniella preached about ended up being […]

From the Wire….Harden and Gaudin to the Cubs

According to reports on ESPN 1000 in Chicago, the Cubs have traded Eric Patterson, Matt Murton, Sean Gallagher and Josh Donaldson to the Oakland A’s for Rich Harden and Chad Gaudin. Updated – 6:07pm C.T. – It’s Official…..The Cubs have acquired Rich Harden, arguably one of the best pitchers in the majors, when healthy. Bruce […]

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 […]

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. […]

Roster Reduction and Soriano’s Return

According to a report on, Lou Piniella and Jim Hendry announced the first round of cuts on Friday morning. The Cubs reduced their roster by sending Esmailin Caridad, Jose Ceda, Geoff Jones, Tyler Colvin, Andres Torres, Bobby Scales, Welington Castillo and Josh Donaldson to minor league camp. They also optioned Billy Petrick to Triple-A […]

The Usual Prospects?

The Cubs farm system garnered a lot of attention last year and figures to have an impact once again this season. The manor in which Lou Piniella handled his young players last year had a ripple effect throughout the organization. Baseball America and are two of the most well respected publications in the business […]

Spring Training NRI’s….The Catchers

While many remain very interested in what may or may not transpire with the Orioles, pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park….in just one day. The winter long speculation of what could be and what should be is just about over. Several reports have indicated Jim Hendry is still exploring ways to improve his club […]

Entering the Homestretch

While various reports have indicated Jim Hendry is still trying to improve his roster leading up to Spring Training, the countdown to Mesa can officially begin. Pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in twelve days and there will be actual baseball to talk about before the end of the month. One of the strangest […]