How Will Darvish’s Contract Impact the Cubs’ MiLB Starting Pitching?

When the Cubs signed Yu Darvish to a six-year contract, it filled a void in the starting rotation for 2018 and 2019. In addition, Darvish was given a two-year opt-out clause after 2019. Taking those two things into consideration, I began to think about how the signing and contract could impact several of the Cubs’ […]


Minor League Spring Training Preview: Several Great Storylines Ahead

Not all of the Cubs’ top prospects will be in spring training with their peers. Instead, Adbert Alzolay, Ian Rice, and others will be playing with the big boys in the MLB camp. Despite that difference, the Cubs MiLB camp will still contain several storylines of interest. With close to 300 players in camp, it’s hard […]


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 […]