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Gillispie Named Honorable Mention for Broadcaster of the Year

Ballpark Digest, the highly regarded everything baseball website recently announced their annual ‘Broadcast of the Year’ award. This year Mick Gillispie received honorable mention for the third time in as many years. When all levels of minor league baseball are taken into consideration, there are a host of broadcasters who can be potential candidates for the […]

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Kris Bryant Name Arizona Fall League MVP

Saturday Kris Bryant received the Joe Black MVP award for his excellence in the Arizona Fall League. Bryant had an amazing fall that was not closely contested by any other player in league. The 21-year-old Las Vegas native is the first Cubs prospect to be honored with the award since Sam Fuld in 2007. Bryant […]

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Surprise Saguaros Shutout Mesa Solar Sox in AFL Championship

The Surprise Saguaros defeated the Mesa Solar Sox 2-0 in the 22nd annual Arizona Fall League Championship Game, for the first shutout in the game’s history. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon for baseball in Scottsdale, Arizona, 3,645 fans made their way through the gates in the spring home of the San Francisco Giants, and winter […]

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Beeler, Bryant and Soler All Starting in AFL Championship Game

The Cubs are well represented in the 22nd annual Arizona Fall League Championship game today. Dallas Beeler is getting the call and will start on hill for the Mesa Solar Sox. Beeler came into the Arizona Fall League recovering from a finger injury and has shown steady improvement throughout. He enters the championship game sporting […]

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Arguello: Gillispie Deserving of Chance in Chicago

On Monday, John Arguello – lead writer for the popular Chicago blog  Cubs Den  stated that Tennessee Smokies director of broadcasting Mick Gillispie was deserving of a shot with WGN Radio as a color analyst for the Chicago Cubs in the upcoming 2014 season. Arguello wrote: Replacing Ron Santo is never going to be easy.  I think […]

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VIDEO: Brian Harper Arizona Fall League Interview

Former Tennessee Smokies Manager Brian Harper recently sat down with the Smokies Radio Network to discuss the progression of the Cubs players at the Arizona Fall League. Currently Harper serves as the hitting coach for the Mesa Solar Sox and has been working with Cubs prospects Almora, Soler, and Bryant while they’ve been in Arizona. […]

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Kris Bryant's homer was the different in the Smokies' 1-0 victory over Pensacola last night. (Photo Courtesy: San Diego Athletics)

Who is the Cubs Third Baseman of the Future?

In the Cubs organization the third base slot isn’t necessarily vacant, but it is up for the taking if a player in their system can prove that they can produce in that spot. When you compare the production that the Cubs got out of the third base position last year to other teams in the […]

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Darnell McDonald has called Jorge Soler "King James". Photo Courtesy:

VIDEO: Jorge Soler Arizona Fall League Interview

Jorge Soler recently sat down with Jeff Platt of the Smokies Radio Network to discuss his progress in the Arizona Fall League. The second ranked prospect in the Cubs organization, according to, has turned it on of late, batting .316 over his last 10 games, bringing his fall average up to .266. After sustaining […]

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Three Cubs Fall Stars Might Be Cubs Quickly

On Saturday the Arizona Fall League held its annual Fall Stars game. The Cubs were well represented in the game with three of their prospects named to the East Valley Fall Star team, two of them starters. “It was just a huge honor getting named to the Fall Star team,” said Kris Bryant. “It’s just […]

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West Trumps East 9-2 in the 2013 Fall Stars Game

The Arizona Fall League played what was supposed to be their annual all-star game, but for the fans who attended it felt more like a homerun derby, as the West team defeated the East by a final score 9-2, crushing five homeruns along the way. On Saturday the best players of the Arizona Fall League […]

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