Plenty of Promotions to Go Around on the Farm

It was a busy day across the entire Cubs system on Wednesday as it was a big day for promotions. With the 2016 MLB Draft starting today, some room needed to be made in the lower levels to account for the new draftees coming in. Obviously the shuffling of players began for entirely different reasons on Monday with the promotion of Albert Almora Jr. to Chicago, but I’ll take you through the moves in the minor leagues that were made yesterday. Continue reading

What to Expect from Albert Almora Jr.

Albert Almora Jr. got his call to the big leagues on Tuesday with Jorge Soler hitting the DL due to his hammy. It has been a roller coaster ride for Almora since he was the first draft pick of the Hoyer and Epstein era in Chicago in 2012. He has gone from future superstar to draft dud back to being a possible MLB starter in just a matter of 4 years. Through all of this though, we seem to forget that the kid is still just 22 years old and has a long career ahead of him. Let’s take a look at what to expect from the Miami native moving forward. Continue reading

System Recap 4/18

Another day, another set of wins for Cubs baseball. From top to bottom, all levels in the system found themselves finishing off their days with an addition to the number in the W column. Not only were there wins, but there were also some top tier performances for a few players throughout the system on Monday. Continue reading

System Recap 4/11

Yesterday was a crazy day all across the board for the Cubs system, headlined by a game named Addison Russell. Here is how each team performed on Monday. Continue reading

Lineup Notes 4/4 vs. Angels

Today is the day. Opening Day for the 2016 Chicago Cubs. I, like many others, am excited to be writing what could be the first post of a year that ends all of the pain and suffering for Cubs fans and players alike on their journey to the World Series.

While there is plenty of time to get sentimental throughout the year about Chicago Cubs baseball, the first game is tonight and we have important things to get to such as Lineup Notes: Opening Day edition! Continue reading