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Sweet Smell of Successor

The Cubs selected the contracts of LHP Eric Jokisch and C Rafael Lopez from AAA Iowa and added both to their MLB Reserve List (40-man roster) last week. Both players would have been eligible for selection in the December 2014 Rule 5 Draft if they had not been added to an MLB 40-man roster by the November 20th roster-filing deadline, so the Cubs decded to give the two a "...
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September 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs minor league All-Star Team Part 2: 1B and C

We continue unveiling members of our second annual Chicago Cubs minor league All-Star team.  On Friday, we selected two relief and starting pitchers apiece.  In this installment, we will choose our All-Star catcher and first-baseman and also profile a couple of other players at each position who merit Honorable mention. So let’s get to work. The starting first-baseman on...
Via The Sports Bank
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs prospects: Lopez, Remillard, Bremer, Soler, Godley

As the Cubs continue to struggle, their record 12-24 through Sunday, Cubs’ fans are largely left to focus on the minor leagues for silver linings in Year Three of the Theo Epstein regime.  This week, we profile several more Cubs’ prospects who are excelling this season. Let’s get to work. Catcher Rafael Lopez, 26, is having a tremendous season for the AA Tennessee Smokies...
Via The Sports Bank
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Prospects—Loosen, Lockhart, Lopez

Matt Loosen threw the first of three Cubs minor league no-hitters in 2013 as the right-hander sandwiched his gem in Daytona between two stints at AA Tennessee. Danny Lockhart earned NWL all-star honors and C Rafael Lopez was a AA All-Star in the Southern League.
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Cubs Minor League All-Star Team Part Two: Catcher, 1B and 2B

Yesterday, we selected four pitchers, two starters and two relievers, to our 2013 Chicago Cubs minor league All-Star squad.  Today, we will reveal our All-Star catcher, first-baseman and second-baseman and also pay homage to players who deserve honorable mention at those positions for the Cubs minor league all-star team.     Catcher:  Cubs’ General Manager Jed Hoyer was correct...
Via The Sports Bank
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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