Matt Mervis


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…

Matt Mervis wasn’t expecting to be in Chicago this weekend. In fact, he was in Columbus, Ohio, for the Iowa Cubs’ series against the Columbus Clippers on Thursday, and in the early afternoon, his parents were at the airport back in Baltimore getting ready to meet him there. But Mervis wouldn’t even play in Iowa’s game that night. Not after…