From the Wire: Cubs Acquire LHP Rex Brothers from Rockies for Minor League LHP Wander Cabrera

The Cubs announced Wednesday the team acquired LHP Rex Brothers from the Colorado Rockies for minor league lefty Wander Cabrera. With the addition of Rex Brothers, the Cubs’ 40-man roster … [Read More...]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Bullpen

In our last installment, we analyzed a starting pitching staff that despite a lack of depth was one of the best in all of baseball. While their accomplishments were impressive, what may be even better … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Samardzija, Zobrist and Lackey Updates and Other Cubs News

Jeff Samardzija would reportedly like to return to the Cubs. Chris Bosio would love to have him back. Samardzija met with Theo Epstein last week. And according to Bruce Levine, Samardzija would be … [Read More...]

Crane Kenney Answers Questions, Discusses Wrigley Field and Business Side of the Cubs

Crane Kenney met with several members of the independent media Tuesday at the team’s offices. The Cubs President of Business Operations provided detailed updates on The 1060 Project, the expansion … [Read More...]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Starting Rotation

The Chicago Cubs surprised many across baseball by finishing with 97 wins, third most in all of baseball. The ascension of young hitters like Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Kyle Schwarber and Anthony … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Arrieta Ranked Second Best Pitcher in Baseball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Buster Olney posted his list of the top 10 starting pitchers in the game and he ranked Jake Arrieta behind Clayton Kershaw as the second best pitcher in baseball. Olney’s top 10 starting pitchers: … [Read More...]

Cubs Sign RHP Drew Rucinski to Minor League Contract, Re-Sign LHP Jeffry Antigua

According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed RHP Drew Rucinski and re-signed LHP Jeffry Antigua to minor league contracts. Drew Rucinski was ranked by Baseball America as the Angels 18th best … [Read More...]

Addison Russell Smooth in the Field, Solid at the Plate during Rookie Season

Kris Bryant won the awards. Kyle Schwarber grabbed the headlines in the post-season. Jorge Soler showed a lot of the promise of what could be one day. And Addison Russell, well he just flashed the … [Read More...]

Opening Day and Start Time Set for the Chicago Cubs

Major League Baseball announced the Cubs will open the 2016 season in Los Angeles against the Angels on Monday, April 4. First pitch of the Cubs 2016 season is set for 9:05pm CDT and the game will be … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking Beyond Free Agents for Relievers

According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, the Cubs are “looking to get creative” to fill their needs in the bullpen. The Cubs have been connected to Darren O’Day, the top free agent reliever on … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

Cubs Sign RHP Drew Rucinski to Minor League Contract, Re-Sign LHP Jeffry Antigua

According to Baseball America, the Cubs signed RHP Drew Rucinski and re-signed LHP Jeffry Antigua to minor league contracts. Drew Rucinski was ranked by Baseball America as the Angels 18th best prospect after the 2014 season. The 6-foot-2, … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospects Performed Well in the Arizona Fall League

The 2015 Arizona Fall League wrapped up play Saturday when the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-4 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship, the third league title for Scottsdale and first since 2010. Jeimer Candelario had a … [Read More...]

The South Bend Cubs Had a Very Good Year

2015 was the first season for the South Bend Cubs. And it was a very good year for the Cubs' Low-A affiliate. The Midwest League franchise signed a four-year Player Development Contract with the Chicago Cubs in 2014 and changed its nickname from the … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/19/15

Pitching Analysis – Triple-A Iowa After covering every position in the Cubs’ system, it’s time to move to the position analysis series to pitching side of the organization. Today, the focus is on the pitching staff at the Cubs’ highest minor league … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/16/15

Hitting streaks and third basemen seem to go together as Christian Villanueva has hit safely in nine straight games in the LMP. Meanwhile, Jeimer Candelario has an eight-game hitting streak and is working his way into the conversation of MVP of the … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Pierce Johnson Shines in Arizona Fall League Outing

RHP Pierce Johnson is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Johnson is spending the fall in Arizona making up innings he missed during the regular season. And it had been a rough go in the Arizona Fall League for Johnson … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Continues to Impress in the Arizona Fall League

Jeimer Candelario was rather impressive last weekend during the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, in the field and at the plate, and he’s kept hitting this week in regular season AFL action. Candelario put together a good season with High-A … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/12/15

Position Analysis – Right Field The organizational position analysis continues with a look at a position that may hold the key to how the system is shaped for 2016: Right Field. Right Field While its number 9 on your scorecard, right field is not … [Read More...]

Cubs Minor League Transactions

Baseball America released the list of players that became minor league free agents five days after the conclusion of the World Series. The Cubs had 19 players become free agents according to Baseball America and the team has re-signed three of … [Read More...]

Cubs 2015 MiLB Organization All-Stars posted its organizational All-Stars for the Cubs which is always an interesting read. honors players not based on age or prospect status but the players that had the best season at each position. The Cubs system has a lot of … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/09/15

It was a week of comings and goings for Cubs’ prospects as Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Carlos Pimentel made his winter debut in the DWL. In Arizona, catcher Willson Contreras had to be shut down for the rest of the off-season with an … [Read More...]

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