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 […]

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 […]

Cubs Prospects Off to a Good Start in the AFL

The Arizona Fall League season is only two days old and the Cubs’ prospects have made a good first impression. Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant have suited up for both of the Mesa Solar Sox’s first two games. After going 1-for-6 with a double, a RBI and two strikeouts on Tuesday, Soler went 1-for-5 with […]

Checking Down on the Farm … Cubs Minor League News, Notes and Transactions

While the front office stays on The Girardi Watch and is busy compiling a list of managerial candidates that is thought to have Sandy Alomar Jr. and Manny Acta just under Girardi’s name, the Cubs minor league system has continued to make news. The Instructional League is in full swing and the Arizona Fall League […]

Cubs Sending Eight Prospects to the AFL, Including the Big Four of Baez, Bryant, Soler and Almora

The Cubs future will be on display at the Arizona Fall League, which begins play on October 8. The top four prospects in the system, including the Cubs’ last three top draft picks, were officially named to the Mesa Solar Sox’s roster on Tuesday. Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Albert Almora and Jorge Soler will play […]

Cubs Sending Six to the Arizona Fall League

According to multiple reports Tuesday afternoon, the Cubs will send six players to the Arizona Fall League. Top prospects Brett Jackson and Trey McNutt will suit up for the Mesa Solar Sox along with Chris Carpenter, Junior Lake, D.J. LeMahieu and Andrew Cashner. Jeff Beliveau will be on the taxi squad.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/22/10

The Mesa Solar end their season on a lengthy winless streak. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty have slow final weeks, while Jake Muyco ends the fall with a bloated earned run average. In the mean time, several Cubs farmhands in the Caribbean continue to shine. One Cubs prospect is named a Double-A All-Star, several guys […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/15/10

The Mesa Solar Sox are eliminated from postseason contention. One Cubs prospect is named an All-Star and is released all in the span of 24-hours. Eight minor leaguers in the organization become free agents while four others re-sign with the club. A few Cubs farmhands are set to play in Australia, while Austin Bibens-Dirkx is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/01/10

Jake Muyco has a couple of rough starts in the Arizona Fall League. Craig Muschko and Austin Bibens-Dirkx look to rebound after having tough first weeks with Zulia in Venezuela. The Rising Stars Game will be televised on Saturday on the MLB Network. The Mesa Solar Sox suffer a string of crushing defeats to end […]