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Why Have the Cubs Not Developed Some Pitching by Now?

Yes, Rob Zastryzny and Jen-Ho Tseng have each filled in, but the Cubs in the Theo Era have not yet developed one permanent starting pitcher for the rotation. Through six drafts and six International Free Agent signing periods, nothing. Simply put, why have the Cubs failed, so far, to produce big league pitching on their own? Let’s […]

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What Could Be the Top MiLB Storylines to Follow in 2018?

The top two storylines in 2017 for the Cubs’ minor league system were the trades of top prospects Eloy Jimenez and Dylan Cease to the White Sox and Jeimer Candelario and Isaac Paredes to Detroit. As a result, there was a dramatic shift in the tenor of the Cubs’ farm system. Now, the top prospects […]

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The Cubs Have a New Type of Farmhand Coming in 2018

With this summer’s trades, the Cubs’ farm system is no longer what it once was. Evaluators now rank it in the bottom five of MLB farm systems. The main reason for inclusion in the low end of the MLB rankings is that the Cubs lack a player in any top 100 prospect list. While I […]