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Rambling About the Cubs as the Games Have Begun!

Hello again, everybody. It is nice to be back in the saddle with some actual baseball being played. Sure, the outcomes don’t matter, and the spring games really tell us nothing, but baseball is back, … [Read More...]

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Cubs Agree to Terms with 20 Players on 2015 Contracts

The Cubs agreed to 2015 contract terms with all 20 players on their 40-man roster with zero-to-three years of Major League service. Terms of the contracts were not disclosed. With the 20 automatic … [Read More...]

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A Schwarber Slam, a McKinney Homer and a Bullpen Letdown – Giants 8, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs (ss) 6, Giants 8 WP – Hunter Strickland (1-0) LP – Hunter Cervenka (0-1, BS 1) Save – Erik Cordler (1) Kyle Schwarber celebrated his 22nd birthday in grand … [Read More...]

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Olt’s Bolt Not Enough, Spring Opener Ends in a Tie – Cubs 2, Athletics 2

Spring Training Game One – Cubs (ss) 2, A’s 2 – 9 innings WP – None LP – None Save – None On a picture perfect Chamber of Commerce Day in front of 11,132 at Sloan Park, the Cubs could not ride … [Read More...]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/05/15

Spring Training Game One: Cubs (ss) (0-0) vs. Athletics (2-0) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: None – Radio: Cubs.com Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Travis Wood (0-0, -.--, -.--) vs. … [Read More...]

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Cubs Sign LHP Phil Coke to a Minor League Contract

Updated 11:53pm CST – According to Hardball Talk, Phil Coke can earn at least $2.25 million if he makes the Cubs roster out of Spring Training. The minor league deal includes $900,000 … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Using Stars to Promote Winning Atmosphere, News from Day Thirteen of Camp Maddon

The countdown to the Cactus League is over, the games begin today for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs open the exhibition season with a split-squad day for the first time in over a decade. Half of the … [Read More...]

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Let Joe Maddon’s Experiments Begin

It’s the start of the Cubs Cactus League schedule and time for the mad scientist’s experiments to begin … Joe Maddon sent the first signal Wednesday that this Spring Training is going to be … [Read More...]

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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added … [Read More...]

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CCO Fantasy Baseball: Pitching Staff Draft Strategy

What is your draft strategy? Do you like to evenly distribute the early rounds between the best starting pitchers and best position players? Or do you prefer to build your rotation with Aces and hope … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added impact talent through the draft, trades and … [Read More...]

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Best Tools in the Cubs Farm System for 2015

The top organization in the game has several prospects that have become household names among the Cubs’ Faithful. Over the last three years more attention has been paid to the minor league system than to the big league team for obvious … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/02/15

Five Players to Watch: Low-A South Bend and High-A Myrtle Beach Last week, the CCO began the series that looks beyond the Top 20 Prospect lists and explores the other players in the Cubs organization that may have an impact on the Major League club. … [Read More...]

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MLB Pipeline Split on Cubs Organizational Ranking, Bryant and Soler Top Law’s List of 20 Impact Prospects

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo released their organizational rankings Tuesday, and Mayo took the Twins over the Cubs on his list while Callis chose the Cubs over the Twins. Callis and Mayo agree that the Cubs, Twins and Red Sox own the top three farm … [Read More...]

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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley - MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/23/15

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball It is time once again to look beyond the top 20 lists and explore other players in the Cubs’ organization that may have an impact on the Major League club down the road. Over the years, Chicago … [Read More...]

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Baseball America Names Kris Bryant No. 1 Prospect, Six Cubs Land in Top 100 List

Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in the game Thursday night, and Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014, Kris Bryant, was named the best prospect in the game. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were two … [Read More...]

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