Free Agent Profile – Grant Kipp Got Some Needed Experience This Year

Free Agent Profile – Grant Kipp Got Some Needed Experience This Year

Grant Kipp - Picture by Stephanie Lynn When the Cubs signed nondrafted free agent pitcher Grant Kipp to a contract, I got pretty excited. The Cubs, after all, have done very well in nondrafted free agency the past few summers. I thought that Kipp would be the first of...

MiLB Playoff Action – Smokies Capitalize on Pensacola Mistakes to Need One More Game to Win a Title!

MiLB Playoff Action – Smokies Capitalize on Pensacola Mistakes to Need One More Game to Win a Title!

Nelson Maldonado - Pic by Micah Manuel/Tennessee Smokies Heading into the first game of the Southern League Championship Series, I really liked the Smokies' chances with their potent offense. Rocket City was far and above the class of this league and the Smokies...

The Weekly – South Bend Wins a Title, Tennessee Advances, and Canario and Mervis Go Off!!!

The Weekly – South Bend Wins a Title, Tennessee Advances, and Canario and Mervis Go Off!!!

Alexander Canario - Picture by Dylan Heuer/Iowa Cubs This was about as exciting a week as we’ve seen in the system in a long time! The South Bend Cubs went out and won their second Midwest League title in three seasons. After losing the first game at home last Sunday,...

Draft Pick Profile – Ke’Shun Collier Brings Up the Echoes of Kenny Lofton, Juan Pierre, and the 1-Dog

Draft Pick Profile – Ke’Shun Collier Brings Up the Echoes of Kenny Lofton, Juan Pierre, and the 1-Dog

Picture of Ke'Shun Collier by Rich Biesterfeld Welcome to the final draft pick profile of the Chicago Cubs 2022 draft class. It’s been a fun 10 weeks trying to get all these done as I learned more about each of the players the Cubs selected in the draft. At the bottom...

MiLB Playoff Action – Harrison Wenson Did It All as Smokies Win It 3-1 to Go to the Championship!!!

MiLB Playoff Action – Harrison Wenson Did It All as Smokies Win It 3-1 to Go to the Championship!!!

Harrison Wenson - Picture by Todd Johnson I did not think about tonight's winner-take-all game much throughout today other than that I would be watching it. For the players, that was probably not the case. I didn’t even know who was going to be the starting pitcher...

MiLB Playoff Action – A Three-Run Shot from Strumpf Forces a Game Three for Tennessee

MiLB Playoff Action – A Three-Run Shot from Strumpf Forces a Game Three for Tennessee

Chase Strumpf - Picture by Micah Manuel/Tennessee Smokies Today was an extremely busy day for me. Between teaching seven periods of junior high students, coming home to mow the backyard, fixing supper for two humans and five dogs, and then having a North Side bound...

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