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Joe Maddon’s Agent, Alan Nero Says Cubs Would Be on the Radar

Alan Nero, Joe Maddon’s agent, joined Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) Saturday morning and discussed his biggest free agent client. There is a lot of interest … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Three Years Ago Theo Epstein was Introduced as Cubs President of Baseball Operations

Three years ago today, Theo Epstein was introduced as the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. During his first press conference with the Chicago and Boston media as the new face of the Cubs, … [Read More...]

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Cubs Considered Front-Runner for Joe Maddon

Joe Maddon sent a shockwave through baseball when the announcement was made Friday that he exercised an opt-out clause in his contract and he would no longer be managing the Tampa Bay Rays. Maddon is … [Read More...]

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Cubs Reportedly Plan to Talk to Joe Maddon

The Cubs are seen by many as the early favorite to hire the recently available Joe Maddon. The Rays’ skipper exercised an opt-out in his contract Friday and became a free agent. Maddon can sign with … [Read More...]

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Multiple Reports Suggest Cubs Leading Contender to Sign Joe Maddon

Just when it appeared the Cubs front office would be focusing on adding player-talent from outside the organization to the big league team this winter, Joe Maddon exercised an opt out in his contract, … [Read More...]

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Kris Bryant Wins 2014 MiLBY for Best Offensive Player

Kris Bryant can add another post-season award to his trophy case. Bryant was named the Best Offensive Player in the Minors by the staff of MiLB.com on Friday morning. Bryant was not the fan’s choice … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Schwarber is Catching On, Other Cubs News and a Wrigley Restoration Update

Theo Epstein announced two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff had seen enough from Kyle Schwarber from behind the plate that he would be a full-time catcher moving forward. And Schwarber … [Read More...]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Shortstop

Similarly to the first base review, there was a lot of uncertainty going into this season at shortstop due to a poor 2013 by incumbent Starlin Castro who struggled to a .245/.284/.347 average with 34 … [Read More...]

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Addison Russell Plays Final Game in Arizona Fall League, Cubs Cut Fall Season Short

According to reports from Mark Gonzales and Patrick Mooney, Thursday was Addison Russell last game in the Arizona Fall League. The Cubs said that Addison Russell is healthy but he was being shut … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Named to Sporting News 2014 National League All-Star Team

The Cubs All-Star first baseman had a very good year and Anthony Rizzo was named to the Sporting News National League All-Star team Wednesday. Anthony Rizzo beat out fellow first basemen Freddie … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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Kris Bryant Wins 2014 MiLBY for Best Offensive Player

Kris Bryant can add another post-season award to his trophy case. Bryant was named the Best Offensive Player in the Minors by the staff of MiLB.com on Friday morning. Bryant was not the fan’s choice for the award. The Padres’ Mallex Smith ran his way … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/23/14

Position Analysis - Shortstop The third installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis looks at a position which will probably have most fans and media members talking … [Read More...]

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Tennessee Smokies Unveil New Logos, Colors and Uniforms

The Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, unveiled new logos, team colors and uniforms Wednesday afternoon. The Smokies and Cubs signed a four-year extension during the season that keeps the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate in East … [Read More...]

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Baseball America Reviewed the Cubs Draft

Baseball America posted its draft report card for the Cubs and was very complimentary of the organization it thinks had the fourth best draft in the game. According to Baseball America, “the Cubs executed a plan deftly, getting top bat [Kyle] … [Read More...]

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FanGraphs Ranks the Top 31 Prospects in Cubs System

FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel posted a comprehensive look at the prospects from a Cubs system that could be the best in baseball, at the very least top five in the game. McDaniel pointed out the Cubs are the deepest system he has looked at to this point … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/20/14

Good morning! Week two of winter baseball saw the opening of the Dominican Winter League and the re-emergence of familiar veterans Manny Ramirez and Junior Lake, among others. Meanwhile in the Venezuelan Winter League, reliever Loiger Padron … [Read More...]

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Baseball America Grades Addison Russell, Ranks Kyle Schwarber and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

Addison Russell is spending a majority of his fall in Arizona playing against several of the top prospects in the game. Russell is making up some of the development time he missed early in the season prior to the Cubs acquiring him in the deal with … [Read More...]

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