RECENT MESA SOLAR SOX/ARIZONA FALL LEAGUE ARTICLES ON NORTH SIDE BOUND


The Weekly – Rule Five Decision Time Is Here, Prospect Lists Are Coming at NSB, the AFL Ends, All-Star Teams Are Out, Injury News, Cubs on Deck Debuts, and a Draft Pick Comp Announced
Matt Mervis – Picture by Todd Johnson The second full week of the off-season is set to be a doozy here at North Side Bound. We will begin releasing our updated prospect lists this week. I will have my list on Tuesday, …
Matt Mervis MASHES his Way to a Fall Stars MVP
It's the season of Matt Mervis and he caps it off with another accolade, the Arizona Fall League Fall Stars MVP. Prior to the Fall Stars game, his season line of .286/.340/.691 (1.091 OPS) more than justified his inclusion in the premier …
The Weekly – Stephanie Lynn Joins the NSB Team, Mervis Still a Big Hit, Zumach Speaks, Draft Odds, and a Jam from the Past
Matt Mervis – Pic by Rich Biesterfeld Finally! The off-season is now here! The big league club can begin adding to the roster through free agency, trades, and minor-league free agency. Here at North Side Bound, we will be tracking how each …
The Friday Five: Mervis Isn’t the Only Prospect Stealing Headlines
Digging into five of the most talked about prospects in the news right now: Matt Mervis, Alexander Canario, Brennen Davis, Darius Hill, and Bailey Horn.
The Weekly – Perlaza Signs, Two Tough Injuries, Mervis Publicity Blows Up, Breslow Talks Pitching, Some All-Stars, and the Jam of the Week
Matt Mervis – Picture by Todd Johnson We are getting very close to the offseason beginning in earnest. In less than a week, the World Series will be over and both major and minor league free agency will begin. Everyone at North …
NSB Awards: Jeremiah Estrada Threw Lights Out and Takes Home Reliever of the Year for 2022
The Reliever of the Year competition was not much of a competition. It, like the Starting Pitcher of the Year, was also unanimous as Jeremiah Estrada took all 3 first place votes. However, it was quite the competition for second and third …
The Weekly – The Winter of Canario Begins, Cole to Head Down Under, Mervis Stays Hot, Caissie Goes Off, and Other News
Alexander Canario – Picture by Tribuna Central Noticias Winter Ball Mr. Alexander Canario debuted in the Dominican Baseball League this week playing for the Aguilas and he is already flashing big power. He had a homer and a double in his first …
The Weekly – Carter Hawkins Talks System Depth, Mervis Goes Off, Instructs End, and FanGraphs Is Cubs Crazy
Matt Mervis – Picture by Todd Johnson Let’s begin today by congratulating Mr. and Mrs. Greg Huss who were wed this weekend!!!!!! It’s a pretty big deal and we here at North Side Bound are excited for them to begin their life …
The Weekly – And the Offseason Begins In Earnest with AFL Action, Instructs, and Some Awards
Matt Mervis, Brennen Davis, Owen Caissie, and BJ Murray – Picture by Rich Biesterfeld So much for that season. With the minor league season complete, the Major League club ended their season on Wednesday afternoon. This week, both Sean Newcomb and Jackson …
Arizona Fall League Preview – What to Expect the Next Six Weeks
Owen Caissie – Picture by Todd Johnson Starting yesterday, eight Cub prospects began playing for the Mesa Solar Sox in the Arizona Fall League. They include outfielders Brennen Davis and Owen Caissie and infielders BJ Murray, and Matt Mervis. As well, relievers …
North Side Bound’s Offseason and October Preview – Lots of Content Planned for You!
It’s been two days since the minor league season ended and I’m starting to get a lot of little things done in the house and out in the yard before winter comes. In the meantime, we’ve got a lot of things brewing …
The Weekly – Playoff Baseball, Baseball America Highlights a Few Cubs, Mervis Speaks, and a Pearl Jam
Owen Caissie – Picture by Todd Johnson It was a pretty exciting week here at North Side Bound as the minor league playoffs were in high gear and the Arizona Fall League rosters got announced as well as the Fall Instructs roster. …
Brennen Davis and Miguel Amaya Lead Group of 7 Heading to the Arizona Fall League
We finally got some news we had been waiting on — the seven Cubs participants in the Arizona Fall League were reported.
Storylines to Follow in September at North Side Bound
First of all, thank you all for reading everything we do here at North Side Bound. We had another record-setting month in August and we just wanted to thank you all for coming back and checking us out on a daily basis. …
Cubs Have Lots of Choices for the Arizona Fall League in 2022
Pete Crow-Armstrong and Owen Caissie – Picture by Todd Johnson There are several reasons for sending a player to the Arizona Fall League. 1. To make up for lost time. This is usually the most common and it can apply to both …
The Weekly – Traveling to Davenport, Nwogu Update, and Lots of Pub Going Around
It’s been a busy week between going to Davenport and family obligations on Friday and Saturday, it’s hard to believe that it’s Sunday already. I will be off to Davenport around nine this morning and hopefully I’ll get to talk to Michael …
The Weekly – Playoff Hunts, Waiting for SP Promotions, Rookie Leagues Kickoff, AFL and Futures Game Thoughts, and Still on an 80s Kick
Manny Espinoza – Picture by Todd Johnson Time can slow down at any point. Things are going pretty quickly this season as the first half will be wrapping up here shortly. Most leagues will call it a half around 66 games. Myrtle …
Should Caleb Kilian Start 2022 in Iowa or Tennessee?
Caleb Kilian picture courtesy of MLB Pipeline Now that spring training for minor leaguers is officially here, there are a lot of questions for the Cubs to answer. Last week, we looked at where Cristian Hernandez should start the year. Today, it’s …
Cubs Finally Announce MiLB Manager Assignments and More!
The day we have been waiting for since mid-January finally arrived today as the Cubs announced the managerial lineups for each affiliate this morning. There were a few changes which we have been speculating about for awhile. The only major change for …
New Affiliate Pages Go Up
Up until Friday, our affiliate pages were just links to articles about the affiliates. That’s all changed. Each affiliate page now has a depth chart, links, pics, video, and tweets. From Iowa all the way down to the Dominican Summer League teams, …

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