From the Wire: Cubs Claim LHP C.J. Riefenhauser Off Waiver from Orioles, DFA LHP Edgar Olmos

The Cubs announced two roster moves Friday involving southpaw relievers. The Cubs claimed left-handed pitcher C.J. Riefenhauser off waivers from the Baltimore Orioles. To make room for Riefenhauser … [Read More...]

Lazarito Armenteros Reportedly Not Close to a Decision

Lazarito Armenteros is reportedly not close to a decision, still mulling options. Lazarito Armenteros became eligible to sign with a team on Wednesday (Feb. 10) and the 16-year was expected to make … [Read More...]

The CCO Talks Cubs Pitching Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the fourth of a five-week series of interviews talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Reno Sportsbook Sets Cubs Win-Total at 89, Second Highest in Baseball and Other News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 7 Days The pitchers and catchers that are not already in camp have to be in Mesa one week from today. Players continued getting their work in Thursday preparing … [Read More...]

Report: Orioles Exploring Multiple Options Including Dexter Fowler

According to Jon Heyman, Dexter Fowler remains an option for the Orioles as Dan Duquette explores ways to upgrade his offense. The Orioles could sign Fowler, possibly to a two-year deal, if they … [Read More...]

Cubs Announce 2016 Television Broadcast Schedule

Opening Night on WLS-TV/ABC 7 and ESPN2 - Cubs Home Opener on WGN-TV The Cubs announced their 2016 regular season television schedule Thursday featuring broadcasts from Comcast SportsNet Chicago, … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP Ryan Williams

RHP Ryan Williams went from a tenth round draft pick to the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year in less than 18 months. Williams pitched his way into Baseball America’s Cubs prospect list … [Read More...]

Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects Includes Six Cubs, Gleyber Torres Checks in at No. 15

Keith Law released his ranking of the top prospects in the game. And the organization that Law thinks is the fourth best in baseball has six players in his top 100 prospect list. Gleyber Torres is … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Sit Atop CBS Sports Pre-Season Power Rankings, Jon Lester and Other News

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers: 8 Days CBS Sports’ Matt Snyder released his pre-season power rankings on Wednesday. And the Chicago Cubs, the team FanGraphs has projected to win 94 games in the … [Read More...]

Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: First Base

It seems like at every position on the diamond that the Chicago Cubs have multiple players that manager Joe Maddon can use. Some positions are even three to four deep with potential options. First … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

The CCO Talks Cubs Pitching Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the fourth of a five-week series of interviews talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. This past … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP Ryan Williams

RHP Ryan Williams went from a tenth round draft pick to the organization’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year in less than 18 months. Williams pitched his way into Baseball America’s Cubs prospect list and he could find himself pitching at Wrigley … [Read More...]

Keith Law’s Top 100 Prospects Includes Six Cubs, Gleyber Torres Checks in at No. 15

Keith Law released his ranking of the top prospects in the game. And the organization that Law thinks is the fourth best in baseball has six players in his top 100 prospect list. Gleyber Torres is considered the Cubs best prospect and he checked … [Read More...]

Cubs System Lands at No. 4 on Keith Law’s Organizational Rankings

The Cubs farm system doesn’t have the high-profile prospects it did this time last year. The Cubs have a lot of depth and talent at every level of the organization. The top system in the game entering last season, slipped three spots in Keith Law’s … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP Andury Acevedo

One of the few under the radar moves the Cubs made this off-season was signing RHP Andury Acevedo in mid-November. Baseball America is high enough on Acevedo to rank him as the 29th best prospect in the Cubs’ system. Acevedo was a minor league … [Read More...]

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Cubs Development of International Free Agents Recognized in Baseball America’s Prospect List

Eight of Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs prospects were signed as International free agents A recent report from Baseball America highlighted the most productive International programs in the game based on the number of prospects in the 2016 … [Read More...]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette during Monday’s Power Alley (MLB Network Radio) to talk about the organization and top prospects. Jason McLeod went into … [Read More...]

Former Top Prospect Trey McNutt Signs Minor Deal with Padres, Cubs Release Kevin Encarnacion

There were several moves involving Cubs’ minor league players announced Monday. RHP Trey McNutt signed a minor league contract with the Padres. The Cubs released OF Kevin Encarnacion, LHP Carlos A. Rodriguez, 3B Carlos Jimenez and OF Kevin Brown. … [Read More...]

Cubs Prospect Profile: RHP David Berg

One of the top 31 prospects in the Cubs’ system, according to Baseball America, is RHP David Berg. The Cubs selected Berg in the sixth round of last June’s Draft. Berg turns 23 in late March (March 28). Berg started his pro career with … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/08/16

Winter League Wrap-up It seems as if the winter leagues opened just yesterday, and we are already concluded the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 30 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time … [Read More...]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2016

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook arrived Friday with a new Cubs prospect list and a comprehensive look at the farm system. Baseball America released its list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system in November. A 19-year old shortstop … [Read More...]

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