Thursday was Opening Day across all of Minor League Baseball and it was the first day for Cubs farmhands to showcase their talent at four different levels. Iowa, Tennessee, Myrtle Beach, and South Bend all had games, with Iowa actually playing a day/night doubleheader. Let’s take a look at some notable performances on Thursday. 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
Another week has gone by and more cuts have been made as we get closer to Opening Day. On Tuesday, the Cubs cut nine more players from the big league camp. Of the list, two were non-roster invitees and the others were all players that are currently occupying spots on the 40-man roster. Continue reading
Tell a friend. The man who was once acquired by the Cubs as a part of the Alfonso Soriano deal is set to make his return to the diamond on Saturday. According to his Twitter account, he will be throwing to live hitters for the first time since his Tommy John Surgery that kept him off the field for the entirety of the 2017 season. Continue reading
The Cubs cut the number of bodies in their Major League camp down by quite a few on Friday morning, with the first round of cuts having no surprises involved. The first guys to make their way out of big league camp and head over with their minor league buddies are typically guys that had no real shot of making the MLB Opening Day roster and guys that will start in Double-A. 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
I’ve been sitting on this one for a while, people. “Kris Bryant at leadoff is an abomination” you say?! Well I’m going to break it to you that I think you are dead wrong on this one. My apologies in advance.
First I need to address why I am just now coming out and saying this. Continue reading