The Cubs begin a four game series with the Diamondbacks tonight at Wrigley Field. The DBacks are one of only two teams (the Astros are the other) who, as of today, own a worse record than the Cubs. Couple that with the 100 year anniversary date of the first game ever played at Wrigley Field (originally Weeghman Park) on Wednesday, and we have the potential for a fun week of baseball on the North side of Chicago. Of course the key word in that last sentence was – “potential.”
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, (and if you don’t, please do) you saw that we finished our Chicago Cubs 2014 Top 35 Prospects countdown last week with the final top 10 prospects. This Cubs prospects project, which started during spring training, was a collaboration with Cubs Den’s John Arguello. John made the list of 35, and wrote detailed reports on each of these prospects, so be sure to read his articles. I edited videos of each player (five prospects per video) to go along with John’s analysis. It was a fun and creative task for me, as I shot much of the high definition video you see, created the sound track, and edited each video. Many of the great photos in the videos are from Boys of Spring ace photographer John Antonoff.
In a short time, under Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer the Cubs have built a flourishing farm system, and hopefully many of these top 35 prospects will be part of the Cubs winning that elusive next World Series title. Now I’m going out on a limb here, and saying; when it happens, some of these players will be part of that World Series victory! So, in case you didn’t get to see the two videos from last week, or any of the other video’s, I’m posting all seven here today. Go Cubs, make it a great week!