Cubs Officially Move MWL Affiliate to Kane County

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Cubs Officially Move MWL Affiliate to Kane County

Postby Named After Maddux » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:50 am

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Cubs in process of moving MWL affiliation from Peoria to Kane County. Sad day for the whole Chiefs org, who represent Cubs w/ total class


This is interesting. I checked and they didn't have any more info on micubs.com . The location in the suburbs of Chicago is an unbelieveable coup for the Cubs. I know I've enjoyed my time at the Chiefs games (going again this upcoming Sunday), but man just driving to Kane County would be amazing!

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:51 am

Don't you toy with me about this.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Named After Maddux » Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:53 am

Named After Maddux wrote:
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Cubs in process of moving MWL affiliation from Peoria to Kane County. Sad day for the whole Chiefs org, who represent Cubs w/ total class


This is interesting. I checked and they didn't have any more info on micubs.com . The location in the suburbs of Chicago is an unbelieveable coup for the Cubs. I know I've enjoyed my time at the Chiefs games (going again this upcoming Sunday), but man just driving to Kane County would be amazing!



And here's the report from the Sun-Times: http://www.suntimes.com/sports/14636291 ... ounty.html

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:10 pm

Named After Maddux wrote:
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Cubs in process of moving MWL affiliation from Peoria to Kane County. Sad day for the whole Chiefs org, who represent Cubs w/ total class


This is interesting. I checked and they didn't have any more info on micubs.com . The location in the suburbs of Chicago is an unbelieveable coup for the Cubs. I know I've enjoyed my time at the Chiefs games (going again this upcoming Sunday), but man just driving to Kane County would be amazing!


Amazing. The only time I ever see Chiefs games is when they play in Kane County. I will probably go several times a year if the Cubs switch to Kane County, especially with the young talent likely coming through there under Theo.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:21 pm

Having cousins living in Naperville rather than closer to Chicago is finally going to pay off!

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby El Duderino » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:22 pm

Excellent, now GTFO of Daytona.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby ctcf » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:23 pm

Speaking of the Chiefs...

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Now @TimSaunders8 gets a single off his former College teammate Mark Williams. Chiefs have 2 on for the first time today.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby ctcf » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:23 pm

Also, Soler is currently 2-3 today with an RBI.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Tim » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:24 pm

If the Cubs move to Kane County, I will have season tickets and do everything within my power to be at every game or have site coverage there at all times.

There will be pics & video galore.

It will be glorious.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:29 pm

I don't give a [expletive]. They both come to Cedar Rapids.
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:35 pm

Now, just get [expletive] Daytona to [expletive] move
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Quakers » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:40 pm

Don't forget...Boise needs to move to Milwaukie. [-o<

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby TruffleShuffle » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:44 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:Now, just get [expletive] Daytona to [expletive] move


just say no to the california league.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:45 pm

If we're making requests, I want Daytona to move to Lancaster. Imagine Baez and Soler there...

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby TruffleShuffle » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:51 pm

also imagine how bad our already-lousy pitching would look there.

you'd get to see some fun 16-14, 4 hour games though.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby El Duderino » Tue Aug 21, 2012 12:59 pm

TruffleShuffle wrote:
Cubswin11 wrote:Now, just get [expletive] Daytona to [expletive] move


just say no to the california league.


I was with you until the last few weeks. These rainouts are [expletive] brutal.

No team in the Carolina league is open until 2014. Are the Stockton Ports available for a couple years? :D
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:01 pm

TruffleShuffle wrote:also imagine how bad our already-lousy pitching would look there.

you'd get to see some fun 16-14, 4 hour games though.

How much better is advanced A than A? If we would move to the Cal league couldn't we just have the pitchers we thought could actually turn into something just go right from Peoria/Kane County to Tenn and skip the Cal league all together (I would assume with a better approach to player development/scouting/drafting that we have in place now we could accomplish this)? Or is the jump in talent level to big of a gap to expect guys to move from Peoria/Kane County to Tenn regularly without having them face potential road blocks in development by being over matched by competiton?
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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Banedon » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:06 pm

So this would be the second time the Cubs have left Peoria since I was a kid.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Theo » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:13 pm

Insanely awesome. Imagine getting to see Soler, Almora, Vogelbig, and others for like 10-12 bucks a ticket. Can't wait.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:17 pm

Cubswin11 wrote:
TruffleShuffle wrote:also imagine how bad our already-lousy pitching would look there.

you'd get to see some fun 16-14, 4 hour games though.

How much better is advanced A than A? If we would move to the Cal league couldn't we just have the pitchers we thought could actually turn into something just go right from Peoria/Kane County to Tenn and skip the Cal league all together (I would assume with a better approach to player development/scouting/drafting that we have in place now we could accomplish this)? Or is the jump in talent level to big of a gap to expect guys to move from Peoria/Kane County to Tenn regularly without having them face potential road blocks in development by being over matched by competiton?


It is a tough jump and not advised for most pitching prospects. Nevertheless, some teams with California League affiliates have done just that.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby gocubs2118 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:26 pm

Theo wrote:Insanely awesome. Imagine getting to see Soler, Almora, Vogelbig, and others for like 10-12 bucks a ticket. Can't wait.


I highly doubt Soler is going to start at Peoria/Kane County next year.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby dfnowak » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:42 pm

I would think this topic deserves its own thread...oh well.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby Garwilly » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:45 pm

dfnowak wrote:I would think this topic deserves its own thread...oh well.


Seriously.

I snooped around for one here and when I didn't see one, I headed to BCB to read more.
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Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:46 pm

dfnowak wrote:I would think this topic deserves its own thread...oh well.

Probably does but it exploded rather quickly. I might split it out later when I have time.

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Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes 8-21-12

Postby XZero77 » Tue Aug 21, 2012 1:47 pm

Garwilly wrote:
dfnowak wrote:I would think this topic deserves its own thread...oh well.


Seriously.

I snooped around for one here and when I didn't see one, I headed to BCB to read more.


Definitely. There's going to be ongoing discussion and keeping it confined to an old daily thread seems silly.


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