Cubs Weekend Headlines: Jed Hoyer, Prospects, the DH in the NL, Outfielders and a Rays Rumor Update

Jed Hoyer started the weekend with a rather informative interview on MLB Network Radio. Hoyer admitted he talks to the Rays’ Matt Silverman on a regular basis. Hoyer’s conversation led to the Cubs-Rays rumors picking back up on Saturday. Willson Contreras was named the top catching prospect in baseball as the Cubs’ system was back […]

Cubs-Rays Update: Discussions Reportedly Include Six to Seven Player Deals

The Cubs and Rays have been talking about potential deals since at least December. The two teams have acknowledged publicly they match-up well, but a trade is not imminent. The Cubs have young, controllable position players and the Rays have young, controllable pitchers they would be willing to move in the right deal to add […]

Cubs Willson Contreras Ranked No. 1 Catching Prospect by MLB Pipeline

MLB Pipeline’s positional rankings continued Thursday. After taking a look at the top right-handed pitching prospects and best left-handed pitching prospects in the game, MLB Pipeline shifted to backstops and one of the best young players in the Cubs’ system topped the list of catching prospects. Willson Contreras was named the No. 1 catching prospect […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2016

Minor League Ball released its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs’ organization. And to no surprise, SS Gleyber Torres topped John Sickels list of the young players down on the farm. One thing that sticks out about John Sickels’ list is that 10 of the top 20 prospects in the system are pitchers, seven […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Jed Hoyer jumped on 670 The Score last Friday morning before the Cubs Convention and talked about his team with Matt Spiegel and Jason Goff (Spiegel & Goff Show). The Cubs continue to have conversations with teams and would be willing to make another move or two this off-season if the front office thinks they […]

FanGraphs Top Cubs Prospect List for 2016

FanGraphs posted its look at the Cubs organization on Thursday. And Dan Farnsworth included a ranking of the top prospects in the system in his report. The Cubs have a loaded farm system. Even with last season’s promotions it is still considered one of the 10 best in the game. Gleyber Torres tops FanGraphs list […]

Cubs Minor League News Roundup: Myrtle Beach, Almora, Contreras, Johnson, AFL Top Prospects

There has been quite a bit of minor league news over the last couple of weeks that was overlooked due to focus on the big league team. Here’s a roundup of the news and notes from the Cubs’ system … Myrtle Beach Pelicans The 2015 Carolina League Champions, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were named Baseball […]

Cubs Reportedly Not Willing to Include Willson Contreras in Trade with Braves

The front office has not hidden the fact they would like to add as much pitching as possible to the roster this off-season. The Cubs have been exploring ways to acquire a young controllable starting pitcher and have been linked consistently to four teams. It’s believed the Cubs are still having conversations with the Padres, […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Big Helping of Rumors with Lots of Leftovers

The extra-long Holiday Weekend was filled with more rumors than actually movement throughout the game. That was until Sunday morning when news surfaced the Tigers and RHP Jordan Zimmermann had agreed to terms on a five-year, $110 million contract. One possible option for the Cubs to upgrade the rotation was taken off the board with […]

Willson Contreras, Jeimer Candelario Ranked at the Top of the Best Prospects from the Arizona Fall League

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had very good years. After a short break, Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario continued their breakout performances in the Arizona Fall League. Willson Contreras went from a relative unknown in the system to the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. Among his accomplishments during the […]