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’ […]

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The Double-A Test Is Coming for 6 Touted Cubs Prospects in 2018

Advancing to the Class AA Southern League is a huge test for many of the Cubs’ top prospects. It is a place where the prospects are a little bit more polished than the levels before. In the past 10 years, there has been a trend in the majors of players skipping Triple-A after success at […]


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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A Year Removed, Grading the 2016 Draft

The 2016 Cubs draft class has to be the hardest class of the Theo Epstein era to evaluate. First, they didn’t have a first round pick. Second, it’s only been a year. And third, there are several prospects who have yet to even to play above Rookie Ball in Mesa. I think to get a good […]

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South Bend Cubs Rotation Could Be Something Very Special

With just one week left in spring training, the rotation for the South Bend Cubs is pretty well set. It is mostly a collection of arms who pitched for the 2016 Northwest League champion Eugene Emeralds. Most Cubs fans might focus only on top prospect Dylan Cease, but there are other arms who are equally exciting […]