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Cubs Have 8 Prospects in MLB.com’s Top 100

MLBPipeline.com, a website affiliated with MLB.com, released another edition of their mid-season prospect rankings on Sunday. The Cubs are proud to own three of the top-ten prospects in baseball as Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell rank 4, 6, and 7 respectively. Arismendy Alcantara (37), Albert Almora (41), Jorge Soler (54), C.J. Edwards (60), and this year's fourth overall draft pick Kyle Schwa ...

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Jose Abreu wins AL Rookie of the Month

White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu has been named the AL Rookie of the Month for June. In June Abreu hit .313, 10 home runs, 22 RBI and slugged .677 in 25 games. It's the second time the rookie has won the award, as he was named the winner for the month of April. Abreu has been a nice surprise for the White Sox this season, giving them stability at the first base position while being the teams best hitter. ...

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Chicago White Sox sign two international prospects

The Chicago White Sox have signed two prospects to start the international prospects signing period. The White Sox have agreed to terms with Dominican shortstop Amando Nunez, who is ranked No. 26 on the list of international prospects. The 16-year-old has impressed scouts with a nice swing and great offensive potential. Their second signing of the day came when they agreed to terms with Jhoandro Alfaro, a 1 ...

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Chicago Cubs sign first round pick Kyle Schwarber

Chicago Cubs beat writer Carrie Muskat is reporting the Cubs have reached an agreement with first round pick Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs took the University of Indiana catcher fourth overall in this years MLB Draft. The deal is worth $3.125M with almost $1.5M underslot, giving the Cubs close to $1.6M to spend on other draft picks they made.  The 6-foot, 240 pound left-handed hitting catcher hit .358 with 14 ho ...

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Chicago Cubs draft Kyle Schwarber

Despite a need for a pitching, the Chicago Cubs decided to go another route and draft Indiana C/OF Kyle Schwarber with the fourth overall pick in the 2014 MLB draft. After seeing Brady Aiken and Carlos Rodon get picked before the Cubs were up, they decided to save some money for the next few rounds and draft under slot. In 2014, Schwarber hit .348 with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs in 57 games. The Cubs love pow ...

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Pitching could cost the White Sox in long run

By Joshua Chapman When looking across the landscape of MLB contenders, one notices a very particular pattern: great pitching. From the A’s to the Dodgers, from the Tigers to the Nationals, every serious contender has a good pitching staff, from the starters to the bullpen. For as long as I can remember, the White Sox have had good starting pitching. The bullpen? Well that changes from year to year, but the ...

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Cubs sign Manny Ramirez to Iowa Cubs

  Manny Ramirez is back in baseball. The Chicago Cubs announced Sunday that they have hired Ramirez as a player-coach for their Triple-A team, the Iowa Cubs. The 41-year-old Ramirez will be reunited with Theo Epstein just years after their days in Boston. They were together for Bostons 2004 and 2007 World Series Championships. Epstein said that there will be no plans to bring Ramirez up to the big leag ...

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Chicago Cubs Minor League Report: Javier Baez Struggling

AAA Iowa Cubs: The main story around Iowa is and will continue to be the development of Cubs' top prospect, Javier Baez. However, it has not been the start to the 2014 season that Baez and the Cubs were hoping for. In 22 games, Baez has hit just .169 with an alarming 33 strikeouts. Despite the pretty horrific numbers, there is still no reason to panic here. Baez has had a history of slow starts when he begi ...

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Jose Abreu wins AL Player of the Month

Jose Abreu is already racking up awards. The MLB announced today that White Sox rookie Jose Abreu has won the AL Player of the Month award for the month of April.  In addition to the award, Abreu also won the AL Rookie of the Month award for April. Abreu is hitting .258 with 12 home runs and 34 RBI to start the season.The 27-year-old rookie leads the majors with his 12 home runs. Abreu has been great for th ...

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Chicago Cubs: Justin Grimm, Anthony Rizzo highlight positives

Make no mistake, the first month of the Chicago Cubs has been about as bad as everyone was predicting. From failing to score a run in their fist 17 innings of play to a ninth inning meltdown on Wrigley Field's 100th anniversary, the Cubs have plenty of struggles. Just 25 games into the season, the Cubs already find themselves 11 games back of the first place Brewers and have the second worst record in the m ...

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