Help Wanted: Minor League Writer


For anyone that has followed the Chicago Cubs this off-season, they would have seen the Cubs’ organization make a whirl-wind of changes. Changes occurred from the front office to the coaching staff to the playing roster and to the minor league system. Like the Cubs, Cubbies Crib is embracing for some changes of our own. Nonetheless, we are beginning to search for two new writers to add to the staff in what we hope is a breakout season for Cubbies Crib in 2012.

The first writer position we are looking for is a Minor League writer. One of the most important assets I realized in being the senior editor for Cubbies Crib over the past two seasons is that the Minor Leagues need to be covered thoroughly and on a regular basis. The Minor League writer takes on an added importance for the Cubbies Crib this season. With President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein and General Manager Jed Hoyer taking control of the organization, the Cubs have put a new found emphasis on the Minor League system. If you are a follower of Cubbies Crib, you know that we have always put an emphasis on the Minor League part of the organization. We are looking for that tradition to continue during the 2012 season.

I, Jordan Campbell, will be heading the search for Cubbies Crib new Minor League staff writer. Joining in the process will be FanSided Alums Wally Fish, John Parent, and Blaine Blontz. There are several things you need to do if you are interested in joining myself, Joe Han, and Jacob Misener as part of the best staff of writers that any Cubs’ blog has to offer. The first step would be to fill out an application. To do so, fill out the FanSided Application that can be found here.

The next step would be to email myself at Included in your email should be a brief background about yourself, as well as you answers to these questions:

  1. Rank The Cubs’ top 5 outfield prospects, and provide one sentence on each prospect explaining your ranking.
  2. What is your favorite statistic when evaluating Minor League Hitters? Explain.
  3. What is your favorite statistic when evaluating Minor League Pitchers? Explain.

Considering this position is for covering the Minor League system for the Cubs, prospective applicants should be familiar with the content of Baseball America and/or Baseball Prospectus. In addition, prospective applicants should be prepared to write weekly content (three to five articles a week) on the Cubs’ Minor League happenings.

To recap, fill out an application , then email me at with a brief background on yourself and your replies to those aforementioned questions. I look forward to conversing with prospective applicants. Best of luck!