Cubs make their move, land Justin Wilson and Alex Avila from Tigers

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have made their need for bullpen help and a backup catcher known for a while and managed to grab both in the same deal last night. The Cubs acquired highly-coveted reliever Justin Wilson and catcher Alex Avila from the Detroit Tigers in exchange for prospects Jeimer Candelario, Isaac Paredes and […]


The Candelario Conundrum

The road to the majors has been a long one for Jeimer Candelario. The switch-hitting infielder has toiled in the Cubs’ organization since he was signed in October 2010. Candelario finally had his coming out party in the 2015 Arizona Fall League, hitting five homers in 21 games for the Mesa Solar Sox while logging […]


Prospect Day: The “Next Five”

It’s prospect day for Cubs fans here at BP, as our friends over at the main site dropped their final top 10 list for the defending top farm system of 2015. You should definitely check out Craig Goldstein and Chris Crawford’s outstanding write-up before reading this piece. In addition to individual assessments of the best prospects […]