The Daily CCO: Cubs Certain Kyle Schwarber is Staying Behind the Plate Long Term and Other News

Kyle Schwarber is expected to hit at the Major League level. The question with Schwarber is where will he play in the big leagues? Most outside of the Cubs’ organization think Schwarber will end up in … [Read More...]


Baseball America’s Third Mock Draft Has Cubs Selecting RHP Jon Harris

John Manuel released his third mock draft Friday and for the second time in three mock drafts he sees the Cubs taking a college arm in the first round. Manuel thinks the Cubs will take right-hander … [Read More...]


RIZZO! – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 6

Game Forty-Two – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 6 WP – Jason Motte (2-1) LP – Enrique Burgos (0-2) Save – Pedro Strop (1) Jorge Soler tied the game in the eighth and Anthony Rizzo launched a three-run … [Read More...]


Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 05/23/15

Game Forty-Two: Cubs (23-18) vs. Diamondbacks (20-21) Game Time – 9:10pm CDT Coverage – TV:  Comcast SportsNet, MLB Network – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, … [Read More...]


What It Could Cost the Cubs to Sign Rafael Soriano

Thanks to injuries and ineffectiveness, the bullpen has moved from a strength for the Chicago Cubs to a weakness. This weakness has caused manager Joe Maddon to spend a lot of time tinkering and … [Read More...]


Cubs’ Minor Leaguers Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber Played Longball

Two of the bigger names in a loaded farm system went yard Friday night down on the farm. Javier Baez hit a two-run homer, his third of the season, in the I-Cubs 10-9 victory over Tacoma. And Kyle … [Read More...]


The Daily CCO: Ramirez Doesn’t Appear Close to a Return, Olt Took BP and Cubs News and Rumors

One of the relievers the Cubs were depending on when the season began doesn’t appear close to returning to the bullpen. RHP Neil Ramirez has been on the DL since April 17 with right shoulder … [Read More...]


Cubs Return to Wrigley on Memorial Day to Open Six-Game Homestand

Cubs Return Home on Memorial Day to Host the Washington Nationals (May 25-27) and Kansas City Royals (May 29-31) Budweiser Bleacher Fridays Kick Off with a Beach Bash on May 29 The upcoming … [Read More...]


Cubs Reportedly Interested in Ben Zobrist and Tyler Clippard

Could the Cubs and A’s swap players again this summer before the trade deadline? The Cubs have already been connected to LHP Scott Kazmir and according to Jim Bowden, the Cubs are one of several … [Read More...]


Cubs Bullpen Strikes Again – Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 4

Game Forty-One – Cubs 4, Diamondbacks 5 – 13 innings WP – Randall Delgado (2-2) LP – Zac Rosscup (1-1) Save – None Kris Bryant and Starlin Castro broke a 2-2 tie in the 10th with run scoring … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports


Cubs’ Minor Leaguers Javier Baez and Kyle Schwarber Played Longball

Two of the bigger names in a loaded farm system went yard Friday night down on the farm. Javier Baez hit a two-run homer, his third of the season, in the I-Cubs 10-9 victory over Tacoma. And Kyle Schwarber launched a three-run shot in the Smokies … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/22/15

It was not a good end to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as the five teams in play could manage only two wins in nine games. Myrtle Beach had a memorable comeback thanks to the hitting of Chesny Young and the pitching of Jonathan Martinez. The only … [Read More...]


Dylan Cease is Throwing Heat and News from the Cubs Farm

The Cubs selected RHP Dylan Cease in the sixth round of the 2014 draft. And he didn’t throw a pitch in the system until last week. Cease was considered first round talent but due to an elbow injury he slipped down to the sixth round. The Cubs used … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/15

It was a down start to the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as South Bend lost two despite starting two of their better pitchers, Jeremy Null and Erick Leal. Myrtle Beach also ended a five-game winning streak as Jen-Ho Tseng has had a tough time in the … [Read More...]


Cubs’ Prospect Kyle Schwarber Smashed Two Homers Sunday

Double-A Tennessee split a doubleheader Sunday with Jackson. The Smokies beat the Generals in the first game 5-0 behind RHP Frank Batista’s complete game shutout. The Smokies were blanked for eight innings in game two and lost 1-0. Kyle Schwarber … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/15

The Cubs got good performances this weekend from their front-runners as Double-A Tennessee is now a 20-game winner and Kyle Schwarber leads the Southern League in home runs. Myrtle Beach sports the best record in the Carolina League with Duane … [Read More...]


Kyle Schwarber Smacks Seventh Homer in Smokies Win

Double-A Tennessee scored seven runs in their final two at bats Friday night and topped the Montgomery Biscuits (Tampa Bay Rays) 9-4. Felix Pena picked up his third win of the season after allowing four runs over seven innings with eight strikeouts. … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/15/15

The Cubs made their first round of roster moves as numerous players received new addresses. Billy McKinney doubled his pleasure of being promoted to Double-A Tennessee, while Andrew Ely walked in his season debut for South Bend. Meanwhile, Chesny … [Read More...]


Cubs Promote OF Billy McKinney to Double-A Tennessee and Minor League Roster Moves

The Cubs made several roster moves in the minor leagues Thursday, the most notable was the promotion of OF Billy McKinney to Double-A Tennessee. Billy McKinney more than earned the move from High-A Myrtle Beach to Double-A Tennessee. The 20-year … [Read More...]


Javier Baez Launched Second Homer of the Season

Javier Baez appears to be getting into a rhythm with the Iowa Cubs and his strikeout to walk ratio over the last five games shows he is applying the adjustments he was sent to the minors to work on. Baez went 2-for-4 with a home run and two … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/15

A Player-of-the-Year candidate has moved to the forefront as Billy McKinney of Myrtle Beach now leads the Carolina League in hitting and RBI, and is second in home runs, as the Pelicans have gained their 20th win of the season. South Bend has the … [Read More...]

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