Just three years ago, almost to the day, Cole Hamels was throwing the first no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years. Now he will be suiting up for the Cubs his next time around in the rotation. Late on Thursday night, the team agreed to trade multiple prospects for the four time All-Star. Continue reading
The MLB All-Star break is typically the time of year where we tend to see the bulk of the Minor League roster shuffle. At this point, organizations have seen enough and the small sample size alerts are thrown out the window. Half of a season at any particular level is normally enough time for the front office to decide on moving a guy up or down a level in the Minor Leagues.
The 2018 halfway point has been no different. In fact, over the last month or so, we have seen a flurry of roster moves from South Bend all the way up to Iowa. While the number of moves has been impressive, the names that have been moved may be even more crucial to the organization.
Below I’ll give you a rundown of all the moves that have occurred since June 23rd with a brief explanation of why the move is important.
Tuesday is the second day of the 2018 MLB Amateur Player Draft. Day 2 includes rounds 3-10 and begins at 1:00 Eastern. These rounds can prove to include some very valuable selections and guys that will make a serious impact at the Major League level in the future. I will be following along with each selection the Cubs make and giving you live updates as to who gets selected and a little bit about each guy. Continue reading
It was a very interesting first day of picks for the Chicago Cubs on Monday for Day 1 of the Amateur Draft. Overall, the team had four picks on the first day, a day that featured rounds 1 and 2. It was the perfect opportunity for the organization to reload their farm system with some potential impact talent.
The front office followed a familiar trend of selecting a college bat with their first pick and continued with three more picks that meshed well with the type of players they like to feature in the Minor League system. Get to know a little bit about each of the four selections below! Continue reading
While you may have wanted the Cubs to change it up due to their ineffectiveness over the course of the last week or so, it will actually be some DL stints that cause a flurry of roster moves ahead of their matchup with the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night. Continue reading
It was released Thursday afternoon that the organization had finally cut ties with reliever Justin Grimm. The 29-year-old was one of the longest tenured Cubs players after being acquired from the Texas Rangers in the 2010 Matt Garza deal that also brought Carl Edwards Jr, Mike Olt, and Neil Ramirez to the North Side. Continue reading
By January 25th the baseball world is typically focused on the upcoming Spring Training schedule for all 30 MLB teams. This year, those thoughts have been overshadowed by the free agent market that is still completely in play as most of the big names have yet to find a new home. While we may still be focused on offseason tasks, teams are still moving on with their organizational duties. Continue reading