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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/14

Position Analysis – Third Base The fourth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on at a position … [Read More...]

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Cubs Reportedly Making Progress on a Deal with Joe Maddon, Possible Announcement on Friday

According to multiple reports Thursday afternoon, the front office and Joe Maddon are still in negotiations on a contract that would make Maddon the manager of the Cubs. Progress is being made and it … [Read More...]

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Cubs Decline 2015 Option on RHP Kyuji Fujikawa

The Cubs announced Thursday the team would not be picking up the 2015 club option for $5.5 million on RHP Kyuji Fujikawa. The Cubs paid the $500,000 buyout on the option that was included in the … [Read More...]

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James Shields Could Reportedly Be a Fallback Option for the Cubs

The Cubs have made no secret of the fact they are looking to add one, ideally two starting pitchers this off-season. While a report from Nick Cafardo indicated the Cubs would possibly go after both … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Let the Off-Season Begin and Other Cubs News and Notes

The 2014 baseball season came to an end Wednesday night with a tremendous seventh game of The World Series. Madison Bumgarner picked up a five-inning save after shutting the Royals down in relief of … [Read More...]

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Cubs Could Announce Thursday the Hiring of Joe Maddon

For every report Wednesday afternoon that stated the front office had a deal in place with Joe Maddon to manage the Cubs, there was one that said the exact opposite that an agreement had not been … [Read More...]

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Will the Cubs Off-Season Include Signing Russell Martin?

With free agency ready to begin, the position player the Cubs have been connected to for several months, Russell Martin, is about to hit the market. When the front office stated their goals for the … [Read More...]

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Cubs Reportedly Set to Hire Joe Maddon, Team and Maddon’s Agent Denying a Deal is in Place

Updated 5:26pm CDT – According to a report from the Sun-Times, “the Cubs are inching closer to a blockbuster deal” with Joe Maddon, but his agent indicated a contract is being discussed but it is far … [Read More...]

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Cubs Outright Josh Vitters, Chris Valaika, Ryan Kalish to Iowa, James McDonald Elects Free Agency

The Cubs announced four roster moves Wednesday and created three spots on the 40-man roster. OF/INF Josh Vitters, INF/OF Chris Valaika and OF Ryan Kalish were outrighted to Iowa after clearing … [Read More...]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Left Field

Junior Lake was set to be the first in a wave of exciting Cubs prospects to ascend to the majors and rebuild the team from scratch after a strong first half season in 2013. However, by the end of this … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/14

Position Analysis – Third Base The fourth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on at a position which will probably be the most anticipated by Cubs’ … [Read More...]

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Kane County Wins the 2014 MiLBY for the Best Team in Minor League Baseball

The 2014 Midwest League Champions received another trophy Tuesday when the Kane County Cougars were awarded the MiLBY for the Best Team of the Year. The Cubs Low-A affiliate received both the staff and fan vote for top team of 2014. Low-A Kane … [Read More...]

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The 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year Goes to the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs organization has come a long way in three calendar years and Tuesday the staff of MiLB.com awarded the Cubs with a 2014 MiLBY for the Best Farm System in baseball. The fan vote for the 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year went to the … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/27/14

As winter baseball enters its third week, there were more debuts for Cubs’ prospects. Frank Batista was an instant smash in a starter’s role, as he and fellow pitcher Starling Peralta joined the Dominican Winter League. Christian Villanueva was eased … [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 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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