Cubs put 7 in mlb.com Top 100 prospects

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

The Cubs were 3rd in "prospect points," according to mlb.com. 1st was the Astros, 2nd was the Red Sox. How good do you feel? Javier Baez – 7 (No. 2 SS) Kris Bryant – 9 (No. 2 3B) Albert Almora – 18 (No. 4 OF) C.J. Edwards – 42 (No. 20 P) Jorge Soler – 49 (No. 11 OF) Arismendy …

Why I Don’t Support the Wrigleyville Rooftop Owners

In Commentary And Analysis by aisle424

Yesterday, I posted on my FB page and on Twitter my first gut reaction to the latest twist in the Cubs v. Rooftops saga that began a long time ago in a galaxy, far, far away (or it just seems that way): If you go to a rooftop across from Wrigley, or buy a drink in any of the bars …

Myles’ Top Ten Prospects

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

This will be short and sweet. You've got plenty of different places to find a more thorough treatment. I'll link here for the description of what the rankings mean. 1. Javier Baez – 70 (9.5F) Baez is the clear top prospect according to every other scouting service. The comps are starting to get a little out of hand, with some people putting …

Ugh. I’m Jealous of the White Sox

In Commentary And Analysis by GW

Kenny Williams built his baseball team the wrong way. Baseball writers over the generations have settled upon the “right way” to play baseball. While the criteria have been known to fluctuate depending on whether the player in question gives a good interview, generally speaking the “right way” involves hustling, hitting for average, playing hurt, and ending up with a dirty …

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Cubs Lose Out on Tanaka

In Commentary And Analysis, News And Rumors by GW

The Cubs’ primary free agent target of the offseason is now off the table. Masahiro Tanaka agreed to terms with the Yankees today on a 7 year/ $155 million deal. Ken Rosenthal broke the news this morning, following up with the tidbit that the Cubs were indeed among the finalists. Phil Rogers hears the same, that the Cubs were in …

Cubs’ Steamer Projections

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

While we wait for Tanaka to make a decision between choosing the Yankees today, or choosing the Yankees tomorrow, I took a look at how our offense performed relative to the league at each prediction. I then looked at who was projected to get the bulk of the starts at each position, and compared their Steamer projection to last year's …

Javier Baez to play some 2nd base this spring

In News And Rumors by dmick89

I think most of thought that if Javier Baez had to be moved off shortstop, which seemed an almost certainty after he was drafted, that he would shift to 3rd base. He made himself into a decent enough shortstop to stick there through the minors and some even said he could stick. It still seems like he'll probably have to …

Tanaka to the Cubs Seems More and More Likely, So Prepare Yourself For Doom

In News And Rumors by aisle424

Over the last few days, we've seen ramblings here and there that have indicated the Cubs are heavily in on Masahiro Tanaka. Jayson Stark tweeted about owners talking about the Cubs. Bruce Levine tweeted this morning that he had a source that the Cubs were believed to be the front-runners. Now, Tom Loxas has tweeted specifics of the offer: Heard #Cubs …

Marc Hulet’s Top 10 prospects

In Minor Leagues, Projections by myles

I'm not a huge fan of the Hulet rankings, but they are still worth something. His Cubs list is right here, and it's interesting at the end. 1. Javier Baez (70) 2. Kris Bryant (70) 3. Albert Almora (65) 4. Jorge Soler (60) 5. Arismendy Alcantara (60) 6. Pierce Johnson (55) 7. C.J. Edwards (55) 8. Dan Vogelbach (55) The …