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by CubsWin
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1349
Views: 118660

Re: Minor League Musings

And a nice update today from Arizona Phil. Hope Davis can keep himself healthy: 1/19 NOTE: While the other 24 infielders & outfielders were engaged in bunting practice under the tutelage of Doug Dascenzo on the half-field, the six guys with the highest exit-velo/hard contact rate (Aramis Ademan...
by CubsWin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1349
Views: 118660

Re: Minor League Musings

AZ Phil has posted the 2019 Instructs Roster. Interesting to note, the only 2018 DSL player to get invited was OF Carlos Morfa. No 2018 IFA guys are participating. * throws or bats left # bats both PITCHERS: 35 Cory Abbott Jose Albertos * Chris Allen Javier Assad * Faustino Carrera Derek Casey Yovan...
by CubsWin
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1349
Views: 118660

Re: Minor League Musings

its really hard to get too excited about the 7th best catching prospect in the minors when there arent even 7 good catchers in the major leagues Meh. He’s 19 and was in A-ball so his ranking amongst the best catchers throughout the minors is pretty meaningless. He can easily skyrocket towards the t...
by CubsWin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors
Replies: 106
Views: 9955

Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

Other than being able to get rid of Russell there’s nothing good about this move. Tulo is washed up, but I guess he’s a name who use to be good so will get fans excited when we don’t spend on Bryce or anyone else good. Other than being able to get rid of cancer, there is nothing good about chemothe...
by CubsWin
Sat Dec 15, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors
Replies: 106
Views: 9955

Re: 2018-19 Offseason Rumors

horsefeathering Hendry/Tribune era offseason moves. Miss on Bryce and sign some washed up guy like Tulo https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/1073765267501662208?s=21 Tulo costs the league minimum and lets us fire Russell into the sun. He would be a phenomenal signing. Other than being able to get r...
by CubsWin
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Highest Upside Cubs Prospects
Replies: 5
Views: 821

Highest Upside Cubs Prospects

With many of the Cubs better prospects being under 20 and in the lower levels, this will undoubtedly be a highly subjective discussion, but it's not like we've got a lot of other things to discuss right now, so... Which of the Cubs prospects has the highest ceiling in your estimation? Is it a guy wh...
by CubsWin
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Bryce is Right, Bitch
Replies: 2399
Views: 128249

Re: The Bryce is Right, Bitch

Apparently my spidey senses aren't so "spidey" in this case because they're picking up that which has been heavily rumored for 18 months now, but every comment by Boras, Theo or reporting on another team's interest in Bryce seems to fit with my spidey senses that Harper wants to sign with ...
by CubsWin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List

Interesting to note that Duncan Robinson was not even listed in the "Other Prospects of Note" section and was also left off MLB's top 30 list.

Sorry, davell...
by CubsWin
Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA & Fangraphs Cubs' Top Prospects List
Replies: 20
Views: 1834

Re: FanGraphs Cubs Top 31 Prospects List

I like seeing the disparity between different outlet's lists. I respect FG's more than the rest on the whole. MLB's list was weird in a lot of places with Uelman and Thompson at 11 & 12, Little at 7 and Underwood and De La Cruz still in the top 10 (9 & 10). It's an interesting insight as to ...
by CubsWin
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1349
Views: 118660

Re: Minor League Musings

Yeah, Ramos is one hell of a ghost, he managed to stay under the radar for a while because that's the first time I hear about him. Would you have a link to AZ Phil's article? I was a little bit out of the loop last spring (... until September ) because I had one hell of a lot of work, and completel...
by CubsWin
Mon Nov 26, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1349
Views: 118660

Re: Minor League Musings

The Cubs released their list of AAA and AA protected players. These lists posted by AZ Phil are always an interesting insight as to how the Cubs think of some lesser known "prospects" within their system. Guys who are on the AAA list can only be selected in the major league portion of the ...
by CubsWin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2309

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

What do you believe the roster uniquely gains by paying an experienced backup SS? I don’t think that improves defense or anything, so there must be something of significance gained that can only be had through experience that I am missing. Ha! I was answering that in the edited post above as you wr...
by CubsWin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2309

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

I hear ya on that. Well thought out, I just disagree. What do you believe the roster uniquely gains by paying an experienced backup SS? I don’t think that improves defense or anything, so there must be something of significance gained that can only be had through experience that I am missing. Ha! I...
by CubsWin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2309

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

Nah, I'd much rather have a back-up SS with major league experience for a team like this. Now is not the time to try to develop a AA guy in the majors. Martin hasn't even seen time in AAA yet. I see this job as one a young, unproven player can do as it requires young player skills (defense, more pi...
by CubsWin
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2309

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

Oh duh, I’d actually consider Richie Martin in the ML portion of the Rule V draft. A quality glove first backup MIF is on my imaginary list of needs, as cheap as possibly possible and preferably a RHH. Martin’s got a deep reputation defensively for a prospect that should give him a better shot than...
by CubsWin
Fri Nov 23, 2018 5:14 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2309

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

Good finds, Tom. If both those guys make it to the minor league portion of the draft, they'd be interesting as roster fillers with a chance.
by CubsWin
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster
Replies: 37
Views: 2309

Re: Rule 5 draft/40 man roster

Cubswin11 wrote:We lost that Rowengardner dude we claimed from the Mets last month to the Rangers. 40-man now at 38.

You mean Reinheimer?
by CubsWin
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 13897

Re: 2018 AFL

Take it PMs at this point or start a new topic. Title it "Is Nico Hoerner Fast?" or something. I mean, for Pete's sake, check the horse every now and then to see if it's still breathing...
by CubsWin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 13897

Re: 2018 AFL

Bailey Clark is now in the game. And getting rocked. I was disappointed with FB velocity only being in the 94-96 range in a short burst. And thought his infield defense could’ve helped limit some of that damage. Yeah he was throwing some heat but not well commanded tonight. Almost threw two over th...
by CubsWin
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 13897

Re: 2018 AFL

CaliforniaRaisin wrote:Bailey Clark is now in the game.

And getting rocked.
by CubsWin
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 13897

Re: 2018 AFL

Yeah, and Statcast isn't perfect either. I mean that guy isn't running in a straight line out there. How are those computers supposed to tell? You simply cannot accurately identify the speed of a two different moving objects. Baseballs are round and small. Human beings are a completely different sha...
by CubsWin
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 AFL
Replies: 183
Views: 13897

Re: 2018 AFL

Regular Show wrote:Nico seems to have adapted to the better pitching in the AFL. Not saying I would do this or Cubs management, but he could start next season at AA.

Most likely he starts at High-A alongside Ademan and Amaya.

Don't know what the FO is thinking, but I'd have no problem that.
by CubsWin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings
Replies: 1349
Views: 118660

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Did I miss something? Alzolay had a lat injury and that was it, to my knowledge. Yeah, what is he talking about? He hurt his arm and has to rehab? What? I'm pretty sure he's fully healthy now. The only mention of this injury to Alzolay has ever been a lat strain. This spring he did injure his ankle...
by CubsWin
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019
Replies: 280
Views: 30655

Re: International Free Agency Thread 2018-2019

Arizona Phil has a few other signings: IF Ronny Simon, 18, Dominican Republic RHP Gabriel Jaramillo, 19, Venezuela Yonder Montero, RHP, 18, Dominican Republic No bonus info. Phil's announcement must have been a little late. Simon and Jaramillo we knew about. Both played in the DSL this summer, but ...
by CubsWin
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:43 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-29-18
Replies: 8
Views: 875

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-29-18

Austins Upshaw and Fillere sure fell off the map the season. Still not sure what the Cubs have in Erick Leal, but the numbers sure are encouraging. That AA rotation next year should be fun. Lange, Abbott, Miller, Leal and Clark could all be in that rotation. Due to the logjam in Iowa (assuming not c...

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