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Zobrist Dealt to Royals, Nationals Closing In on Papelbon

Dayton Moore is sparing no expense to improve the Royals’ roster. The Royals acquired INF/OF Ben Zobrist from the A’s on Tuesday afternoon. Kansas City sent LHP Sean Manaea and RHP Aaron Brooks to … [Read More...]

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Cole Hamels Update: Giants Making a Strong Push, Phillies See Rangers as Best Fit

Updated 11:57am CDT – According to a report from Jayson Stark, the Phillies have asked all interested teams to submit their best offers for Cole Hamels by Wednesday. The Phillies’ front office will … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: La Stella Ready for Rehab Assignment, Cubs Release Jackson and Other News and Rumors

Kris Bryant, Starlin Castro and the Cubs’ offense picked up the pitching staff Monday and provided a memorable win over the Rockies. What will be lost in the two comebacks Monday night are the … [Read More...]

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Player Acquisition Cost: RHP Ian Kennedy

With less than a week remaining before the deadline, the buyers and sellers are becoming more clearly defined. It's been no secret that the Cubs are looking for more pitching depth as the fifth … [Read More...]

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Reports: Cubs Focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy

The Cubs would like to add at least one starting pitcher prior to the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and are focused on RHP Tyson Ross and RHP Ian Kennedy according to multiple … [Read More...]

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Bryant’s Big Fly Walks Off the Rockies – Cubs 9, Rockies 8

Game Ninety-Eight - Cubs 9, Rockies 8 WP – Rafael Soriano (1-0, BS 1) LP – John Axford (3-4, BS 4) Save – None Kris Bryant stepped to the plate with two outs in the ninth, Dexter Fowler on first … [Read More...]

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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rockies – 07/27/15

Game Ninety-Eight: Cubs (51-46) vs. Rockies (42-54) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – … [Read More...]

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Cubs Reportedly Discussed Starlin Castro with the Padres

According to a report from Jon Paul Morosi, the Cubs have discussed Starlin Castro with the San Diego Padres. The Cubs have been connected to the Padres’ starting pitchers (James Shields, Andrew … [Read More...]

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Cubs Could Reportedly Take Up to the Deadline to Add a Starting Pitcher

The Cubs are expected to be active before the non-waiver trade deadline (Friday, 3:00pm CDT) and have been linked by the mainstream media to just about every player that is known to be available. The … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Played Left Field, Baez Continued Rehab and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs rough weekend ended with a positive vibe thanks to Addison Russell, David Ross and Kyle Schwarber. But this is the first Monday the Cubs are looking up at a team for the second Wild Card spot … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/27/15

It was a pretty good start to the week for some pitchers from the 2014 draft class. Lefty Tommy Thorpe is not thriving in the rotation for South Bend, while Brad Markey was blowing hitters away for Myrtle Beach. Austyn Willis also had a good … [Read More...]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/25/15

Thanks once again to Neil for covering Down on the Farm this past week. The time off has provided an opportunity to put together some notes from the affiliates. The promotion of Kyle Schwarber, seemingly for good, has thrown open the race for … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/15

It was a rough middle of the week for the Cubs’ minor league affiliates. Several players kept producing at the plate and on the mound, but the overall win-loss record was not that good. The Cubs promoted first round pick OF/2B Ian Happ to South … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/15

The ball continues to fly down on the farm. Eloy Jimenez went yard for Eugene while the reigning Midwest League Player of the Week, Jeffrey Baez, kept finding holes. And Erick Leal tossed a gem for South Bend. Chesny Young extended his on-base … [Read More...]

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Cubs Prospects Christian Villanueva and Jeffrey Baez Win Minor League Player of the Week Awards

After nearly a month without a player of the week award in the system, two Cubs’ prospects were recognized Monday by MiLB for the tremendous week they had at the plate. INF Christian Villanueva was named Pacific Coast League Player of the Week … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/20/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeffrey Baez continued to pound the baseball for South Bend while Rashad Crawford also heated up at the plate. Myrtle Beach ran their winning streak to six games. Chesny Young set a Carolina League record. Young has reached base … [Read More...]

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Cubs Sign Catcher Luke Carlin to a Minor League Contract

According to a report from Susan Slusser, the Cubs agreed to terms on a minor league contract with C Luke Carlin. The 34-year old veteran catcher has been in the Athletics system this year after spending three of the previous four seasons with the … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/17/15

After taking a break for the Major League All-Star game, all of the Cubs’ affiliates look refreshed as there were both big pitching performances and excellent offensive displays to end the week. Eugene was a base hit machine thanks to Ian Happ and … [Read More...]

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Keith Law Includes Three Cubs Prospects in Midseason Top 50 List

Keith Law released his midseason Top 50 Prospects List on Thursday, and Law included three Cubs in his ranking and one recent draftee received an honorable mention. Over the years Keith Law has been very hard on prospects in the Cubs’ system while … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week due to the Midsummer Classic. Pitching once again was the big news as youngster Junior Marte tossed five innings of no-hit ball for the DSL Cubs. Zach Hedges dominated with seven strikeouts for South … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/13/15

Tennessee pitching drew the spotlight to start the week as Ryan Williams and Pierce Johnson did everything but sell popcorn in the stands for the Smokies. Meanwhile, Dylan Cease continues to dazzle the Arizona rookie league. Myrtle Beach remains … [Read More...]

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