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World Series Dreaming:
In this edition of the Future Alert, I’d like to update the WSD Top 13 Prospect List, compare our farm system today to it at various points over the past year and a half, and catch up on the latest news across the Cubs system.
Eloy Jimenez - The Cubs made their long-awaited signing of #1 international prospect Eloy Jimenez, and outfielder from the Dominican Republic. The Cubs did quite well in this year’s international market, also netting the #2 international prospect, Gleyber Torres (SS, Venezuela), #16 Erling Moreno (RHP, Colombia), and #23 Jen-Ho Tseng (RHP, Taiwan). The Cubs also netted Jefferson Meija and Yohan Matos, thus blowing past their cap space, and will not be allowed to sign any international prospect for more than $250K next year. Most of these players are quite young, many just sixteen years of age, so while many have great potential, they are simply too far away to rank on the Top 13 Prospects List, and thus have been left off. Last year, the Cubs landed Jorge ...
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Cubs fan celebrating a Cubs win with an upside-down “W” sign. Seriously, how long does it take to see if you’re holding your sign up properly, like two seconds? Then again, when you’re rooting for the Cubbies, chances are you haven’t had much practice holding up a “W” sign, which would explain why this poor guy failed miserably. [@Shoreaux via TBL] The post Cubs fan...
The Chicago Cubs have purchased the contract of infielder Donnie Murphy from Triple-A Iowa.
Murphy, 30, will provide infield depth for the Cubs.
While at Triple-A, Murphy batted .265/.338/.457 with 12 home runs. He has not appeared at the major league level this season but played 52 games for Miami last season.
In parts of seven big league season Murphy has played in 244 games...
Today, we continue profiling minor league prospects on the rosters of the Chicago Cubs three upper level teams: Iowa, Tennessee and Daytona. In a few days, we will examine prospects on the Cubs’ lower-tier teams of Kane County, Boise and Arizona.
Jae-Hoon Ha: The right handed hitting and throwing Ha, was signed by the Cubs out of his native South Korea in September...
The Chicago Cubs today named Single-A Kane County Cougars first baseman Dan Vogelbach and Double-A Tennessee Smokies pitcher Matt Loosen the organization’s minor league player and pitcher of the month for July.
The walk-up music for Dan Vogelbach says it all. Whenever the Kane County Cougars first baseman comes up to bat, the Stadium audio blares the “BIG BOY” snippet from...
Chicago Cubs third baseman Luis Valbuena sat out Saturday's game with the Los Angeles Dodgers due to a right oblique strain. After the game, as MLB.com's Manny Randhawa reports, the Cubs announced that they will place Valbuena on the 15-day disabled list.
The move should become official before Sunday's game, so the Cubs have a chance to make a roster move to fill...
For some reason, the Chicago Cubs did a Lucha Libre wrestling mask giveaway Tuesday night when they took on the Milwaukee Brewers. So, naturally, WWE Superstar (and noted Cubs fan) CM Punk was on hand to cheer on los Cachorros.
Oh, they also let him sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame".
Unfortunately, the beer makers put the smack down (see what I did there?) on...
Ben and Sam discuss whether several extensions would still be signed today, then talk about the Cubs` decision to exceed their international spending allowance.
CHICAGO (AP) -- Yasiel Puig hit a long home run and scored two runs to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers to a 6-4 win over the Chicago Cubs on Thursday. Hanley Ramirez and Jerry Hairston each drove in two runs for the Dodgers, who got a win a night after having a four-game winning streak snapped and improved their record to 11-2 since the All-Star break. Junior Lake and Anthony Rizzo...
Why is Michael Morse still a Mariner? Why is Nate Schierholtz not a
Pirate? Why are seemingly half of MLB's general managers infected
with paralysis by analysis, unwilling to help their teams even