From the Files of Cubs Rumors

The countdown to Lake Buena Vista has begun … and the rumors and activity throughout baseball picked up after the long holiday weekend. The Cubs continue to be linked to the same players, with a few exceptions. Jesse Crain joined the list of relievers the Cubs are looking at this winter. Brandon Webb, Jeff Francis, […]

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Speculation, the Sale and the Employee

With the Cubs Convention around the corner, the sale of the team should be completed in the near future. A report on Sports Central Monday night indicated the announcement could be made within 48 hours. Most feel the leading candidate to purchase the Chicago Cubs is Tom Ricketts. There were several former Cubs in the […]

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Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2009

Baseball America unveiled their list of the Cubs top prospects for the 2009 season along with which players possess the best tools in the organization on Monday. Only three players remain in the top ten from a year ago. Names such as Ryan Flaherty, Hak-Ju Lee and Jay Jackson have replaced the likes of Sean […]

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Another Look at the Cubs’ Top Prospects of 2009

Scout.com released their annual list of the Cubs’ top prospects on Monday. The first of a two-part feature focused on the players they feel are the top 10 in the Cubs system. Scout.com is the third publication to release a list of the Cubs top prospects for 2009….Baseball America is scheduled to release their look […]

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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects

A couple of weeks following the release Baseball Prospectus’ top Cubs prospects list, John Sickels from MinorLeagueBall.com has unveiled his top 20 list of the Cubs’ prospects, along with a few honorable mentions. Baseball America’ top prospects in the Cubs system is due to be released on January 12th. Josh Vitters once again is tops […]

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Minor League Report – 04/25/08

The Cubs’ farm system received a boost this past week when Josh Vitters made his debut for the Peoria Chiefs. The rest of his week was not as good as his first game but at least the Cubs’ top prospect is now in A ball. Sean Gallagher turned in a great start with 12 strikeouts […]

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Ball Four….Ball Eight….Ball Twelve

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 8 Rockies 6 WP – Neal Cotts (1-2) LP – Manny Corpas (0-1) Save – Michael Wuertz (1) The Cubs offense picked the right day to break out of their rut and score their third highest run total of the spring. Somehow, someway, Lou Piniella’s crew managed to win […]

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Storylines of the Spring….The Rest of the Roster

The first full squad workout is scheduled for later today as the last few position players reported to Fitch Park on Monday. The biggest surprise from Day 5 of Camp Lou was the Cubs signing Alex Cintron to a minor league deal. Rumors began to circulate the signing of Cintron was a precursor to a […]

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Spring Training NRI’s….The Infield and The Outfield

The biggest news from day one at Fitch Park was the announcement Carlos Zambrano will take the ball on Opening Day for the fourth straight year. Big Z stated during the Cubs Convention that Ted Lilly could have the honor against the Brewers on March 31st but ‘Big Z’ apparently changed his stance over the […]

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