Sunday saw the bats fall silent throughout the minors for the young Cubs. Even without production on the offensive side, the organization was still able to produce some wins with a ton of help from their pitchers. Across the board there was only one loss on Sunday, and plenty of notable performances to take a look at. Continue reading
This west coast road trip forces me to stay up later than usual to watch the Major League Cubs bring home W’s but also allows for me to do full recaps of the action down on the farm. Friday saw mixed results as far as wins and losses throughout the organization and also saw some weird feats. A couple of farm hands that you would never expect went yard on Friday night, the Emeralds went to extras yet again, and a couple players are also starting to force their way out of some prolonged slumps. Check out what went down on the farm: Continue reading
The trade that involved veteran catcher Alex Avila coming over to Chicago is making Theo Epstein look like a bigger genius than what we already knew he was. Avila will step into the starting role following an injury to hot hitting Willson Contreras on Wednesday. Continue reading
In the middle of the offseason following a World Series championship, the Chicago Cubs went to work to improve their team and work toward defending their title and maintain their role as the team to beat for the 2017 season. How did Theo & Co. do that? By signing Brian Duensing. Continue reading
What an incredible day for the entire Cubs system! Friday saw each Minor League squad bring home a W, which is impressive in itself. Not only that, but all the wins were paired with extremely successful individual performances. Here’s a rundown of what happened throughout the system Friday night: Continue reading
Late Sunday night, Theo & Co. completed yet another trade to improve the Major League squad in preparations for a Postseason run. After filling a huge need for a top of the rotation starter with the acquisition of Jose Quintana, there were two more items to check off the front office’s wish list for the 2017 trade season.
Those two items were a lefty reliever that can be plugged into high leverage situations and a backup catcher to give rising superstar Willson Contreras a day off here or there or to have in case of an injury. After trading for Justin Wilson and Alex Avila, you could say that the front office has done everything they needed to do this trade deadline. Continue reading
With trade season in full swing, it was time for me to join Kory from Baseline Times Media on The Rounding Third Podcast for my second episode with him.
In this episode we discussed the few trades that already happened including Jose Quintana to the Cubs. We also talk about potential trade chips still out there and their possible landing spots to go along with whether or not your favorite team should be a buyer, a seller, or just hang tight this year.
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