Jared Banner


The Cubs’ prospect pipeline looks as strong as it has been in years. Recent updates from MLB Pipeline (No. 4), ESPN (No. 2) and FanGraphs (No. 2) have their farm system ranked among the best of the 30 major league teams. It’s no secret that they have a number of potentially impactful players rising through the ranks in the minor…

During his end-of-season press conference a month ago, Cubs president of baseball operations Jed Hoyer wasn’t shy about acknowledging that there were still question marks around the roster that the most recent 162-game season didn’t answer. “I want to build on the momentum that we created at the end of the year, but I know that we have some holes…