A bunch of good prospect-based articles, though Gordo seems a little confused.
From Comcast SportsNet
- GM Jed Hoyer thinks some high-profile exposure will help some of the team's best prospects.
- Hoyer also commented on Edwin Jackson and the future of Javier Baez.
- Trevor Gretzky has a very famous father. But the young outfield prospect paves his own way, in the next installment of The Foundation (video).
- Reds' left-handed reliever, and former Cub, Sean Marshall believes the North Siders will win. Someday.
- The team's gamble on Nate Schierholtz is paying off.
- From Travis Wood to Daytona, you can see the puzzle pieces coming together for the Cubs.
From Cubs Den
- This is a real nice write-up. It's a look back at how Theo and Jed have transformed the state of pitching in the organization.
- Single-A affiliate Daytona rode a stable of good arms to a league championship.
- Play at third base has been solid for the Cubs all year.
- And the pitching is better this year compared to last year, too.
- The Cubs have gotten good production out of third base this year. But who will man the hot corner next season?
- Dale Sveum thinks Jeff Samardzija needs to avoid the big inning. And this was before his effort on Wednesday.
- The manager also says Travis Wood is a No. 1 starter.
- Darwin Barney embodies the age-old offense versus defense debate.
- Jed Hoyer says Javier Baez has been as good as any minor leaguer the GM has ever seen.
- The Cubs are winners. In the minors.
- Is the "old" Starlin Castro back?
From the Chicago Tribune
- This is a link to their page. There were several videos of Dale Sveum and Jeff Samardzija talking.
- Edwin Jackson is looking forward to three more seasons with the Cubs.
From the Chicago Sun-Times
- Cubs' pitching prospect C.J. Edwards has come out of nowhere. Actually he came from Prosperity, South Carolina. Nice bio piece by Gordo.
- Edwards is just one of the live arms in the Cubs' system.
- But success on the farm doesn't guarantee future success. TANG.
Today's food for thought
- Signs of life have been found buried deep in Antarctica.