On Rick Porcello

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

The Tigers are putting Porcello on the market, reportedly. I think it makes sense to investigate was his worth might be. The Cubs have surplus infield prospects, so maybe there's a trade that makes sense.  Rick Porcello Profile Porcello has always been a pitcher that had great peripherals and bad results. I don't like xFIP, but there's no denying that …

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs AFL Recap 11/11/13

In Minor Leagues by myles

Mesa 4 v Peoria 0 Kris Bryant: 2-3, 2B, 2 BB, R, of course Kris Bryant doubles (7) on a sharp fly ball to center fielder Aaron Altherr. C. J. Cron to 3rd. Kris Bryant walks. C. J. Cron to 2nd. Kris Bryant reaches on a fielder's choice out, third baseman Patrick Kivlehan unassisted. Taylor Lindsey out at 3rd. Kris …

Why the Cubs Can’t Wait

In Commentary And Analysis by Obstructed View Staff

I'm starting to hear whispers that the Cubs are already going to punt on 2014. I really, really don't get it. Let's rewind the clocks to 2011, when Theo Epstein was hired. He inherited a really poor team and a really poor farm system. There was no chance that the Cubs were going to be good in 2012, and no …

2013 Baseball America Top Prospects Teaser

In aside, Minor Leagues by myles

Baseball America is one of the leading providers of minor league baseball content. Today, their list came out for the Cubs top prospects. I'm going to tease the list here, and ask you to please support them by subscribing. 1. Javier Baez 2. Kris Bryant 3. C.J. Edwards 4. Albert Almora 5. Jorge Soler 6. Pierce Johnson 7. Arismendy Alcantara …

On the Lack of Bears Coverage

In aside by myles

Hello everyone. The astute among you will notice that I haven't done anything for football in the past few weeks. This is sort-of intentional, sort of not.  Last week, my wife and daughter were both pretty sick. I had to care for them both, so I decided against writing something for that game (especially because it would be half-assed). In …

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 11-9-13

In Minor Leagues by dmick89

Jorge Soler Jorge Soler singles on a ground ball to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Addison Russell to 2nd. Jorge Soler flies out to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Jorge Soler lines out sharply to center fielder Tyler Naquin. Addison Russell to 3rd. Jorge Soler pops out to first baseman Brett Nicholas. Jorge Soler grounds out, third baseman Garin Cecchini to first …

Stars of Tomorrow: Cubs Minor League Recap 11/6/13 and 11/7/13

In Commentary And Analysis by myles

November is the cruelest month of all. Glendale 6 v Mesa 4 Kris Bryant: 2-3, R, BB, SO, SB (3) Kris Bryant singles on a ground ball to center fielder Jared Mitchell. Kris Bryant walks. Kris Bryant strikes out swinging. Kris Bryant singles on a line drive to right fielder Brandon Jacobs. Wes Darvill: 0-4, SO, CS Wes Darvill grounds …

2014 Cubs Projections: CAIRO

In Commentary And Analysis, Projections by dmick89

SG has released version 0.1 of his annual project, CAIRO, to the public. Now it's time to post some of the Cubs players here and talk about a few things. First, this is version 0.1 and there are still some errors. Mike Olt is listed as a 1st baseman. He's not, but that will get fixed. Due to this, I have …