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by CubsWin
Tue May 17, 2016 1:08 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 858
Views: 52009

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

You do realize the Cubs either sucked or were rebuilding for the first 4 years of of this decade, right? And no one is talking about the Cubs building a dynasty around Hammel or Lackey. They're talking about the possibility of a dynasty around good, young, controllable talent like Bryant, Russell, ...
by CubsWin
Mon May 16, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Musings place holder.
Replies: 858
Views: 52009

Re: Minor League Musings place holder.

Why is that strange? Isn't that exactly what other teams would want in return for the stuff the Cubs would want? "Repeatedly addressed with affordable 2 year deals" has resulted in a two winning seasons (including this one) so far this decade. As much as I think it would be neato and effi...
by CubsWin
Sun May 15, 2016 10:58 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-15-16
Replies: 12
Views: 869

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-15-16

Little Slide Rooter wrote:WTF is Alex Sanabia?

A guy they just signed.
by CubsWin
Sun May 15, 2016 5:19 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-14-16
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-14-16

Duke Silver wrote:Gleyber was 2-5 with a walk and no strikeouts.

Now hitting .356/.408/.600 with 2 doubles and 3 HRs in the month of May.
by CubsWin
Sun May 15, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-14-16
Replies: 16
Views: 825

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-14-16

The Iowa Cubs are destroying Reno Aces P Matt Bushman through two.

Almora is 2-for-2 with a single, a triple and a RBI. Contreras is 1-for-2 with a triple and a RBI. Vogelbach with a RBI double. And Alcantara is 2-for-2 with a single and a 3-run HR. Iowa leads 8-0.
by CubsWin
Sat May 14, 2016 8:30 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-13-16
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-13-16

...Edwards' track record in the minors speaks for itself at this point. Whereas Contreras got passed over by everyone, basically for free, only a couple of winters ago - Edwards has been a prospect of significance both before and after his arrival. While he was walking 6 per 9 out of the pen he was...
by CubsWin
Sat May 14, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-13-16
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-13-16

April Showers Bring May Flowers Ryan Williams - In his last 6 starts (all except his AAA debut): 4-0, 2.27, 35.2 IP, 31 H, 10 BB, 26 K, 1.15 WHIP. He's 2-0, 1.80, 20 IP, 16 H, 3 BB, 16 K, 0.95 in 3 May starts. Carl Edwards, Jr. - In his last 5 appearances (since 4/28): 1-0, 0.00, 5.1 IP, 2 H, 0 BB,...
by CubsWin
Fri May 13, 2016 11:53 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-13-16
Replies: 38
Views: 1412

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-13-16

CubinNY wrote:I'll be at the Smokies game tonight. Is Markey a legitimate prospect or filler? He has a good record and decent ERA, but his walks are concerning.

Out of the pen, he's shown some added velocity. Possible middle reliever in my book, but he's got some development left for sure.
by CubsWin
Thu May 12, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-11-16
Replies: 7
Views: 559

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-11-16

From AZ Phil's report on the ExST game today. The defensive Play of the Game (and of the EXST Cubs season, so far) was turned-in by Cubs CF D. J. Wilson... It was the top of the 4th, no outs, with the Cubs leading 9-2. The A's loaded the bases on an E-5 and two walks. and then Eric Marinez ripped a ...
by CubsWin
Sat May 07, 2016 6:07 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-6-16
Replies: 6
Views: 632

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-6-16

TomtheBombadil wrote:Contreras is becoming exciting?

Contreras has been exciting. Caratini is becoming exciting.
by CubsWin
Fri May 06, 2016 5:56 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #22 Prospect
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Re: Cubs 2016 #22 Prospect

Going once. Going twice...
by CubsWin
Fri May 06, 2016 12:40 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-16
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-16

So who's pitching for Beloit this evening? Duno. Why? Don't you think you should find out? No, that's his name. Angel Duno. When the initial of his first name was "I", he played third. But he changed it when he became a pitcher. In case you're wondering who's on first, it's Chris Iriart.
by CubsWin
Thu May 05, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-16
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-16

Per AZ Phil: 17-year old RHP Jose Albertos (2015 IFA - Mexico - $1.5M bonus) struck out the side in a 1-2-3 5th inning for the Cubs, mixing a mid-90's fastball with a plus-curve to blow the D'backs away. When the Cubs signed him the only article I could find was in Spanish. When I did the google tra...
by CubsWin
Thu May 05, 2016 5:14 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-16
Replies: 12
Views: 675

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-16

Little Slide Rooter wrote:So who's pitching for Beloit this evening?

Duno. Why?
by CubsWin
Wed May 04, 2016 11:31 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-4-16
Replies: 11
Views: 794

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-4-16

Bryan Hudson pitched 3 shut out innings in ExST today allowing 2 hits, striking out 5 while walking 1. He and Cease have had back-to-back solid performances. I found this comment from AZ Phil at thecubreporter.com interesting... I think the Cubs might consider skipping Dylan Cease past South Bend an...
by CubsWin
Wed May 04, 2016 9:24 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16

Well, that's exciting. Where's a reasonable ending point of the season for Cease? Eugene? Obviously I'm sure they want to be extra careful with him and he'll be limited on his innings. He'll start in Eugene. Has a shot at a promotion if he does well by the end of the season especially if South Bend...
by CubsWin
Wed May 04, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16

AZ Phil wrote:99-99-99-98-99-99-98-98-99-99-99

Love it.
by CubsWin
Wed May 04, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16

Well, that's exciting. Where's a reasonable ending point of the season for Cease? Eugene? Obviously I'm sure they want to be extra careful with him and he'll be limited on his innings. He'll start in Eugene. Has a shot at a promotion if he does well by the end of the season especially if South Bend...
by CubsWin
Tue May 03, 2016 11:26 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16
Replies: 19
Views: 866

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-3-16

Gleyber-bomb! Let's get him going.
by CubsWin
Tue May 03, 2016 9:36 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #22 Prospect
Replies: 6
Views: 345

Cubs 2016 #22 Prospect

#1: Gleyber Torres #2: Willson Contreras #3: Albert Almora #4: Ian Happ #5: Billy McKinney #6: Eloy Jimenez #7: Dylan Cease #8: Jeimer Candelario #9: Duane Underwood #10: Carl Edwards Jr. #11: Eddy Julio Martinez #12: Oscar De La Cruz #13: Pierce Johnson #14: Victor Caratini #15: Mark Zagunis #16: D...
by CubsWin
Sun May 01, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #21 Prospect
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Re: Cubs 2016 #21 Prospect

Paul Blackburn was added. There are 5 hitters and 19 pitchers currently nominated. Feel free to come up with any names you'd like added to the list though I don't think we can go much deeper...
by CubsWin
Sun May 01, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #21 Prospect
Replies: 4
Views: 399

Cubs 2016 #21 Prospect

#1: Gleyber Torres #2: Willson Contreras #3: Albert Almora #4: Ian Happ #5: Billy McKinney #6: Eloy Jimenez #7: Dylan Cease #8: Jeimer Candelario #9: Duane Underwood #10: Carl Edwards Jr. #11: Eddy Julio Martinez #12: Oscar De La Cruz #13: Pierce Johnson #14: Victor Caratini #15: Mark Zagunis #16: D...
by CubsWin
Sun May 01, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-30-16
Replies: 13
Views: 745

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-30-16

I've always kind of overlooked Blackburn due to the lack of strikeouts, but I was looking at his stats recently and he's just been crazy consistent - and his ERA has declined every level. Are there decent starters in the majors with such a low K rate? I mean at his current ~3 k/9 rate absolutely no...
by CubsWin
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Cubs 2016 #20 Prospect
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: Cubs 2016 #20 Prospect

allen6510w wrote:Blackburn has been in Baseball America's top 20 prospect list for the Cubs since 2014. He should be added as an option.

Sorry, I thought he was. He'll be added to the next poll.
by CubsWin
Thu Apr 28, 2016 10:05 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-27-16
Replies: 18
Views: 863

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 4-27-16

Yeah, saw those over at Cubs Den. Good stuff, CR. Thanks for posting them here. When was the last Cubs pitching prospect with Cease's velocity and ceiling? Kerry Wood? They're different. Wood had his wipe out slider but Cease's CB is pretty devastating when on and can certainly be an out-pitch. Pri...

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