The Daily CCO: Addison Russell’s One of the 10 Best Shortstops, Playoff Shares and Other Cubs News

Buster Olney continued his ranking of the top players at each position Monday. Olney took a look at the best shortstops in the game, and Addison Russell landed at No. 9 on his top 10 list. Addison … [Read More...]

Cubs Pitching Rumors: Shields Still on Radar? Braves Place High Price on Miller, Carrasco and Ross Updates

The Cubs are in the center of the starting pitching rumors as baseball gears up for the Winter Meetings. David Price continues to be linked to the Cubs while the front office continues to explore all … [Read More...]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs Off-Season on ESPN 1000

Jed Hoyer joined David Kaplan during his show Monday afternoon on ESPN 1000. The Cubs are preparing for two rather busy weeks. Hoyer said the Cubs are not close on anything right now, either free … [Read More...]

Ben Zobrist Update: Mets Targeting on Three-Year Deal, Around 12 Teams Showing Significant Interest

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, the Mets have made Ben Zobrist their No. 1 target. The Nationals, Giants and Braves are among the teams in on Zobrist. But the Royals are “not expected to … [Read More...]

Cubs Reportedly Talking with Free Agent RHP Mike Leake

The Cubs would like to add multiple starting pitchers to the Major League roster this off-season. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are expected to sign at least one free agent starter. And the Cubs have … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Bryant Ranked Fifth Best Third Sacker, Update on Cahill and Cubs News and Rumors

Baseball’s second season kicks into high gear this week. Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to unsigned players for next season. And Baseball’s Winter Meetings officially begin … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/30/15

As we move into the second half of the winter season, Christian Villanueva continues to dominate the Mexican Pacific League. Villanueva leads the league in on-base percentage and is in the top ten in … [Read More...]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Big Helping of Rumors with Lots of Leftovers

The extra-long Holiday Weekend was filled with more rumors than actually movement throughout the game. That was until Sunday morning when news surfaced the Tigers and RHP Jordan Zimmermann had agreed … [Read More...]

Cubs Face Tough Decision with Travis Wood

Wednesday is the deadline for teams to tender contracts to unsigned players under club control for next season. There are nine arbitration eligible players currently on the 40-man roster. The front … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Red Sox Viewed as Prohibitive Favorites to Sign David Price and Other Cubs News

For months the Cubs were seen as the favorites to sign free agent David Price. If he became a free agent, which was all but guaranteed when he was traded from the Tigers to the Blue Jays before the … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/30/15

As we move into the second half of the winter season, Christian Villanueva continues to dominate the Mexican Pacific League. Villanueva leads the league in on-base percentage and is in the top ten in four other categories. Tennessee shortstop … [Read More...]

Prospects the Cubs Could Lose in the Rule 5 Draft

Prior to last Friday’s deadline to set reserve rosters at the Major and Minor League levels, the Cubs selected the contracts of C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach from Double-A Tennessee and added them … [Read More...]

Willson Contreras, Jeimer Candelario Ranked at the Top of the Best Prospects from the Arizona Fall League

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had very good years. After a short break, Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario continued their breakout performances in the Arizona Fall League. Willson Contreras went from a relative unknown in the … [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 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...]

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