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MLB Pipeline Ranks Kris Bryant Top Third Base Prospect, Dan Vogelbach Eighth Best First Base Prospect

MLB Pipeline released its ranking of the top 10 third base prospects in the game. And to no surprise, the Cubs’ top prospect Kris Bryant ended up at No. 1 on the list. Kris Bryant finished ahead of … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: WBBM Releases Cubs Spring Training Broadcast Schedule and Other News and Notes

Cubs’ Radio has a new home starting this season. Pat Hughes and Ron Coomer will be heard on WBBM-780 and Monday the station released its spring broadcast schedule. WBBM will carry eight Cactus League … [Read More...]

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A Q & A with Former Cubs Catcher John Baker

John Baker spent last season in the Cubs dugout after making the team out of Spring Training. Baker provided a memorable ending to the longest game in franchise history. Not only was Baker the winning … [Read More...]

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Cubs Announce Visitation and Memorial Services for Ernie Banks

The Cubs announced Monday afternoon a public visitation and memorial services for Ernie Banks will be held this Friday, January 30 and Saturday, January 31 at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Mr. Banks … [Read More...]

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ZiPS Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

As the start of Spring Training quickly approaches, projections for the upcoming season are becoming more and more prevalent. Beyond the odds in Las Vegas that are not based on past on-field … [Read More...]

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“Let’s Go” Sets the Tone for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

When Tom Ricketts kicked off the convention 10 days ago he wore a Cubs’ blue t-shirt with “Let’s Go” and a Cubs logo across the front, and in the process announced the theme of the team’s marketing … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Would Like to See Javier Baez Smile

Joe Maddon spent the weekend in Puerto Rico watching Javier Baez and to start building a relationship with the young slugger. Maddon tweeted Saturday night that he was sitting in Eduardo Perez’s … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/26/15

It is league championship time in the Caribbean and the Cubs are well represented in the finals. Junior Lake has been bouncing around the lineup as his Estrellas team vies for a chance to represent … [Read More...]

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Cubs, City of Chicago Announce Plans for a Public Memorial for Ernie Banks

The Chicago Cubs and Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Sunday that Ernie Banks’ Wrigley Field statue will be placed in Daley Plaza (50 W. Washington St.) this week from Wednesday morning through Saturday, … [Read More...]

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Jake Arrieta Talked Pitching and the Cubs Off-Season on MLB Network Radio

Jake Arrieta joined Steve Phillips and Todd Hollandsworth during The Leadoff Spot (MLB Network Radio) the Wednesday before the Cubs Convention. Jake Arrieta is looking to follow up his break though … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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MLB Pipeline Ranks Kris Bryant Top Third Base Prospect, Dan Vogelbach Eighth Best First Base Prospect

MLB Pipeline released its ranking of the top 10 third base prospects in the game. And to no surprise, the Cubs’ top prospect Kris Bryant ended up at No. 1 on the list. Kris Bryant finished ahead of Joey Gallo (Rangers), Miguel Sano (Twins), D.J. … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/26/15

It is league championship time in the Caribbean and the Cubs are well represented in the finals. Junior Lake has been bouncing around the lineup as his Estrellas team vies for a chance to represent the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean World … [Read More...]

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Kyle Schwarber: MLB Pipeline’s Third Best Catching Prospect, A Baseball America Top 20 Prospect

MLB Pipeline is rolling out its rankings of the top 10 prospects by position, and a familiar name checked in at No. 3 in its ranking of the best young catchers in the game, Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs first round pick from last June’s Draft impressed … [Read More...]

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The CCO Talks Outfield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

Last Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U was invited to talk minor league outfield prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Darin … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/19/15

The winter league playoffs are coming close to its championship conclusion, with the finals set in the Dominican League as Junior Lake and his Oriente team will face Cibao and Carlos Pimentel. Santurce leads the standings in Puerto Rico thanks to … [Read More...]

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The CCO Talks Cubs Minor Leagues on South Bend Cubs Radio

Last Tuesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U was invited to talk minor league infield prospects with South Bend Cubs new play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT Sportsbeat program. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Darin … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/12/15

The highs and lows of playoff baseball were experienced by Cubs’ prospects over the last seven days. Despite hitting two home runs over the last week, Christian Villanueva and Obregon lost the series in the opening round of the Mexican League … [Read More...]

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