Chicago Cubs prospects: Not always a happy ending

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Apr 22, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; A general view during the third inning of a game between the Chicago Cubs and Arizona Diamondbacks at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Cubs and prospects haven’t always been used kindly in the same sentence.  All of Cubs nation is hoping for that to change with this new wave of prospects.  With the hype surrounding Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, and Javier Baez is big and warranted, it does make some Cubs fans think back.  There have been other prospects that have had the hype in the Cubs system as being “the next big player”, but not this many all at the same time.

Now lets not look at this story or slide show as a sign of how things could be.  Let’s look at this as a past that we learned from.  We are now a better organization with better management.  There is no reason to think that these prospects won’t be better than ones from the past.

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