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 … [Read More...]

Cubs System Ranked No. 20 in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook is out and the best system in the game prior to last season dropped to 20th in baseball after graduating four impact players to the Major Leagues. The Cubs … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: Jed Hoyer, Several Players Already in Mesa as Cubs Prepare for Spring Training

The Cubs first on-field work out of the spring is two weeks from today (Feb. 20). Jed Hoyer is already in Mesa, along with several of the players. Hoyer told Jesse Rogers on Friday, before the Cubs … [Read More...]

Cubs Avoid Arbitration with Jake Arrieta, Sign to One-Year, $10.7 Million Deal

According to multiple reports, the Cubs and Jake Arrieta have avoided arbitration with a one-year contract for the upcoming season. Jake Arrieta has agreed to a record contract for a second year … [Read More...]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Landmarks Commission Approves Marquee Renovation

The Cubs received permission, with one condition, from the Landmarks Commission on Thursday to move forward with the changes and restoration of Wrigley Field’s iconic marquee. Wrigley’s marquee was … [Read More...]

Cubs Sign RHP Tommy Nance to Minor League Contract

The Cubs posted Thursday on the official transaction page that the team signed RHP Tommy Nance to a minor league contract on Feb. 1. Tommy Nance turns 25 on March 19 and pitched last season for the … [Read More...]

MLB Network Ranks Jake Arrieta Second Best Starting Pitcher in the Game

Jake Arrieta earned the Cy Young Award in the National League last season after an historic second half. With the pre-season rankings coming out, Arrieta is in the conversation as one of the top five … [Read More...]

The Daily CCO: The Cubs Hit the Ball Pretty Bleepin’ Hard and Other News and Notes

With Spring Training just around the corner, most teams are done making major roster moves. Managers are starting to jot down starting lineups for the exhibition season that begins in less than a … [Read More...]

Ben Zobrist Lands at No. 6 on MLB Network’s Ranking of Top 10 Second Basemen

MLB Network released its list of the top 10 second basemen Thursday night, and the Cubs’ new second baseman made the cut. “The Shredder” ranked Ben Zobrist as the sixth best second baseman in the … [Read More...]

Jake Arrieta’s Arbitration Hearing Set for February 9

According to reports from Bruce Levine and Gordon Wittenmyer, Jake Arrieta’s arbitration hearing is set for Tuesday, Feb. 9 in Arizona, not in mid-February as a previous report indicated. Jake … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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...]

Cubs System Ranked No. 20 in Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Baseball America’s 2016 Prospect Handbook is out and the best system in the game prior to last season dropped to 20th in baseball after graduating four impact players to the Major Leagues. The Cubs system is ranked No. 20 in the newest handbook, … [Read More...]

Cubs Sign RHP Tommy Nance to Minor League Contract

The Cubs posted Thursday on the official transaction page that the team signed RHP Tommy Nance to a minor league contract on Feb. 1. Tommy Nance turns 25 on March 19 and pitched last season for the Windy City ThunderBolts of the Frontier … [Read More...]

Cubs Minor League Projections and News from Down on the Farm

MiLB.com’s Prospect Projections series shifted to the NL Central Division. Sam Dykstra took a look at the players that could have an impact in the Cubs’ division during the upcoming season and Major League projections for the teams’ top … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/01/16

It’s Caribbean World Series time again, and the CCO provides a preview of all the participants. Making an appearance in the tournament will pitchers Fernando Cruz and Andres Santiago, who helped propel Santurce to an upset victory in the Mexican … [Read More...]

Six Cubs Prospects Land in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 List for 2016

MLB Pipeline released its ranking of the Top 100 Prospects in the game. And for the second straight year, six Cubs cracked the list. SS Gleyber Torres (28), C Willson Contreras (50), 2B/OF Ian Happ (76), RHP Duane Underwood Jr. (77), OF Albert … [Read More...]

The CCO Talks Cubs Middle Infield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the third 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. Wednesday’s … [Read More...]

MLB Pipeline Ranks Cubs Gleyber Torres Ninth Best Shortstop Prospect

MLB Pipeline shifted back to the middle infield Wednesday and posted its ranking of the top 10 shortstop prospects in the game. And the rather stacked list included Gleyber Torres, the Cubs No. 1 prospect in the pre-season rankings. Gleyber Torres … [Read More...]

MLB Pipeline Places Cubs Jeimer Candelario Seventh on Top Third Base Prospect List

MLB Pipeline moved to the hot corner Tuesday and ranked the top 10 third base prospects in the game. Jeimer Candelario had a very good season a year ago that continued in the Arizona Fall League. Candelario landed in MLB Pipeline's top 10 as the … [Read More...]

MLB Pipeline Ranks Cubs Ian Happ Third Best Second Base Prospect

MLB Pipeline continued its look at the best prospects at each position. And Ian Happ landed at No. 3 in the ranking of the top 10 second basemen in the minor leagues. The Cubs are converting Ian Happ to a full-time second baseman. MLB Pipeline is … [Read More...]

Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Includes Six Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus released its ranking of the top 101 prospects in baseball. And for the third straight year, a lot of the young players in the Cubs system landed on the list. Six players from the Cubs system cracked Baseball Prospectus’ Top … [Read More...]

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