Chicago Cubs Minor Leagues

Thoughts On Cubs Prospect Billy McKinney

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On July 4, 2014, the Cubs traded pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. Billy McKinney was part of the return. Should we care?

Minor League Wrap: Schwarber HR Lifts Daytona

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Kyle Schwarber hits a walk-off home run. Boise wins a rout. Iowa and Tennessee both lose on walk-off infield singles.

Cubs System Sonogram Returns To Geneva

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Despite the departure of Kyle Schwarber and Jake Hannemann, the Kane County Cougars are still worth a look.

Minor League Wrap: Almora, Russell Lead Smokies

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The Smokies went back into first place with a wild win over Birmingham. Daytona opens up a 4.5 game lead in the second half with a thrashing of Bradenton.

Minor League Wrap: Vogelbach Leads D-Cubs Sweep

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Iowa got swept and Daytona did the sweeping. Tennessee and Boise blew leads late.

Minor League Wrap: Baez Blasts Two

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The Iowa Cubs dropped both ends of a doubleheader, but Javier Baez had a big day. Daytona won both ends of their doubleheader. Addison Russell is adjusting to the Southern League.

Minor League Wrap: Russell Blasts Two

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Only Kane County won tonight--the one team that doesn't need to win.

MLB Bullets Can Go Home Again

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The Mariners get Kendrys Morales back. The Pirates would like to get A.J. Burnett back, but there's a problem. Lots of trade rumors and players getting released. Learn how to troll fans of all 30...

Minor League Wrap: Murderers' Row

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The new-look Iowa Cubs lineup demolished New Orleans. Everyone else used a normal combination of pitching and hitting.

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Minor League Wrap: Everyone Wins!

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Even with all the teams playing short-handed because of promotions, they all won. At least those that played.

Minor League Wrap: Beeler Zaps Zephyrs

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Iowa was completely shut down, and won anyway. Tennessee had a big comeback win.

Minor League Wrap: Daytona Is Rock Solid

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Daytona continues their second-half turnaround.

Gallery
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A Kane County Cougars Photo Gallery

Herein, some of the best shots I took during the Cougars' visit to Lansing, Michigan.

Minor League Wrap: Russell Homers Twice

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Addison Russell leads Tennessee to a big win.

Minor League Wrap: Iowa Wins Again

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Iowa is starting to open up some space between themselves and second-place Omaha. Boise is in a dogfight for the first-half title.

Cougars 10, Lugnuts 1: Jen-Ho Tseng Dominates

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There's a 19-year-old kid pitching for Kane County who you ought to go see pitch, if you haven't already.

Minor League Wrap: Tseng Shuts Down Lansing

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Two great pitching performances from prospects from the Pacific Rim. The B & B Boys both went deep again. Boise and Daytona both overcome huge deficits--Daytona in dramatic fashion.

Cougars 3, Lugnuts 0: A Rehab, And The Future

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The near future and the not-so-near future were both on display for the Cubs organization Thursday night.

MLB Bullets Gets My Full Endorsement

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The trade wins are blowing. The dispute between Brady Aiken and the Astros is coming to an end, one way or the other. The fallout of Fox's All-Star telecast continues. A look at phantom ballplayers...

Minor League Wrap: Cubs Power!

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Home runs by Bryant, Baez, Russell, Soler, VIllanueva and Vogelbach were the highlights of the night.

Lugnuts 8, Cougars 4: Schwarber-less Cougars Lose

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More than 230 driving miles... and not much Cubs prospectiness to show for it.

Minor League Wrap: Boise Goes Streaking

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Boise won their fourth in a row and their first game in which they were trailing after seven innings. It was a bad night for everyone else.

Triple-A All-Star Game: Game Thread

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It's the best game on TV tonight.

Boise Hawks Wrap: July 15

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Boise wins. That's all.

Pick 4 From The Cubs' Minor League System

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In an effort to get readers more possessive about prospects, here's a little "contest" (with no prizes, just adulation). What could go wrong?

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