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  1. Bryant's plan for success: Don't look ahead

    Sahadev Sharma

    When Theo Epstein was hired as president of baseball operations by the Chicago Cubs two years ago, he brought along a promise of building a sound foundation that would lead to sustained success by sticking to their plan even when the results aren't a...

    Blog | November 13, 2013
  2. Almora confident in future with Cubs

    Sahadev Sharma

    Albert Almora has always carried himself with confidence. However, due perhaps to falling further in the draft than he had hoped or losing much of the past season to injury, Almora now seems to have developed a chip on his shoulder. Gone is the quiet...

    Blog | November 05, 2013
  3. Who looked best in Arizona Fall League

    Keith Law

    I miss living in Arizona for many reasons, but one is the loss of easy access to the Arizona Fall League. This year, I just had a four-day, eight-game trip to scout the many prospects in that circuit. I did get to see every team's BP and two-thirds o...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  4. Cubs prospects dominate in AFL

    Jesse Rogers

    Chicago Cubs prospects wasted no time in creating a buzz at the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday. Playing for the Mesa Solar Sox on just the league's second day of games, Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Wes Darvill and Kris Bryant combined for eight ...

    Blog | October 09, 2013
  5. Breaking down Brett Jackson's new swing

    Keith Law

    Here are a few notes from Sunday's Chicago Cubs-Milwaukee Brewers split squad game at Hohokam Park in Mesa. • There's been a ton of coverage of Brett Jackson's new swing, which makes sense as he'll have to make some sig...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. Breaking down Brett Jackson's new swing - MLB

    Keith Law

    Keith Law breaks down Brett Jackson's "new" swing, which solves some of his problems while creating others.

    Blog | Conversation | March 04, 2013
  7. Cubs confirm thumb fracture for Baez

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago Cubs confirmed Thursday that top infield prospect Javier Baez has a non-displaced fracture at the tip of his left thumb and will not play again in the Arizona Fall League. Baez, who reached as high as Single-A Daytona this p...

    Blog | November 01, 2012
  8. After injury, Baez acknowledges support

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO - Top Chicago Cubs infield prospect Javier Baez showed appreciation to his most ardent supporters not long after a thumb injury essentially ended his Arizona Fall League season. Baez injured his left thumb Saturday and the Cubs are checkin...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  9. Soler drawing comparisons to Sosa

    Sahadev Sharma

    A blazing fastball, Herculean power or rabbit-like speed. These are the types of superlatives that are often bandied about when discussing baseball's top prospects. But every once in a while, there's a prospect who doesn't even need to display his...

    Blog | September 11, 2012
  10. Soler not on Cubs' AZ Fall League list

    Doug Padilla

    CHICAGO -- Just a warning for all those Chicago Cubs prospects assigned to the Arizona Fall League on Wednesday, manager Dale Sveum plans on keeping an eye on you in person. Outfielder Matt Szczur and shortstop Javier Baez were the highlights amon...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  11. Sources: Jackson to play for Team USA

    Sahadev Sharma

    Chicago Cubs minor league outfielder Brett Jackson, considered the organization's top prospect, will forego playing in the Arizona Fall League to join Team USA in the 2011 Pan American Games, sources have confirmed to ESPNChicago.com. Cubs' offic...

    Blog | September 05, 2011
  12. Sources: Andrew Cashner set for AFL

    Bruce Levine

    Chicago Cubs right-hander Andrew Cashner will pitch in the Arizona Fall League after the season ends, according to major league sources, in an attempt to build up his arm so he can compete for a rotation spot in 2012. Read the entire story....

    Blog | August 27, 2011
  13. Sources - Chicago Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner to pitch in Arizona...

    Bruce Levine

    Cubs pitcher Andrew Cashner will pitch in the Arizona Fall League, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | August 27, 2011
  14. Yankees rough on Cubs rookie Carpenter

    Sahadev Sharma

    Injuries often lead to the spotlight shining on a player who is not quite ready for its intensity. That was the case on Sunday night for the Chicago Cubs, as manager Mike Quade was forced to go to young reliever Chris Carpenter in a role injured pit...

    Blog | June 20, 2011
  15. Updated Top 25 MLB prospects

    Because I don't have enough going on right now, I thought this might be a good time to revisit my offseason pro prospects ranking and make some changes to the Top 25 based on graduations and early reports. The update is based on conversations wi...

    Blog | May 31, 2011
  16. MLB: A pair of usual suspects are at the top of the MLB prospects...

    Keith Law

    The Mighty Trout and Bryce Harper are still at the top of the prospects rankings, but some new names have jumped into the mix.

    Blog | Conversation | May 31, 2011