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MiLB Player and Pitcher of the Year Awards Coming Down to the Wire

The minor league season ends in just over two weeks on Labor Day. It’s hard to believe that the season has gone that fast. When it’s done, the Cubs will be releasing a press notice of who their Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year are. Last year, Victor Caratini and Jen-Ho Tseng won […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]