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 […]

Kris Bryant Wins AFL MVP and Cubs Continue to Explore Options

Weekend Update The Arizona Fall League wrapped up the 2013 season on Saturday with Mesa losing 2-0 to Surprise in the Championship game. But before the contest, Kris Bryant received the Joe Black Award for the Most Valuable Player in the Arizona Fall League. Bryant was impressive during the fall league and created quite the […]

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 […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/14/13

Pitching Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A last week, we now turn to the staff for Double-A Tennessee.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/11/13

The Cubs’ prospects all seem to experience the highs and lows that are part of a baseball season this past week. However, Rubi Silva seems to be his team’s only offensive threat in Puerto Rico, while Junior Lake had an outstanding effort on Thursday. To read all of the highlights, including Arizona Fall League action, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/28/13

The Mesa Solar Sox fell back to earth a bit this past week. But that doesn’t mean that Kris Bryant has cooled off. Bryant continues to dominate in the desert. Outfielder Jorge Soler has also heated up, while Wes Darvill continues to be steady. In the Caribbean, several prospects made their season debuts, including Frank […]

Can’t Skip Over the Cubs Manager News and Other Notes

The Major League Baseball season will come to an end this week and once the last out of the Series is recorded the off-season officially begins and all 30 teams will start preparing for next season … and beyond. The Cubs’ front office will continue to focus on finding a new manager while addressing the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/21/13

There were endings and new beginnings this past week. The Mesa Solar Sox said goodbye to their unbeaten streak, while the Fall Instructional League ended. Meanwhile, play began for many Cubs prospects in the Dominican Winter League.

Cubs Prospects Stay Hot in Arizona and Other Minor League News

Kris Bryant and Albert Almora are off to excellent starts in the Arizona Fall League, and Bryant put on a show on Friday afternoon. Bryant hit not one, but two, big flies and just missed a third. Bryant hit what was described as a “moonshot” in the fourth inning that cleared the berm in left […]

Early Off-Season Storylines for the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs’ managerial search continued on Monday when Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer reportedly interviewed Rick Renteria in San Diego. Renteria is the third candidate known to have interviewed for the Cubs’ job. Epstein and Hoyer are expected to speak with Dave Martinez this week in Chicago about the skipper’s job after receiving permission from […]