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Let Joe Maddon’s Experiments Begin

It’s the start of the Cubs Cactus League schedule and time for the mad scientist’s experiments to begin … Joe Maddon sent the first signal Wednesday that this Spring Training is going to be … [Read More...]

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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added … [Read More...]

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CCO Fantasy Baseball: Pitching Staff Draft Strategy

What is your draft strategy? Do you like to evenly distribute the early rounds between the best starting pitchers and best position players? Or do you prefer to build your rotation with Aces and hope … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Catching Questions, Welington Castillo and News from Day Twelve of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 1 day Baseball games were played Tuesday, and while they were just Spring Training or exhibition games, it was nice to see a box score again after such a … [Read More...]

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Best Tools in the Cubs Farm System for 2015

The top organization in the game has several prospects that have become household names among the Cubs’ Faithful. Over the last three years more attention has been paid to the minor league system than … [Read More...]

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Five of the Six Cubs Limited Partners Released

The Tribune has uncovered the identities of four of the six investors in the Chicago Cubs, with help from the team’s media guide. According to the Tribune, four of the six investors are Andrew … [Read More...]

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Cole Hamels Update: One of Phillies’ Top Scouts Reportedly at Red Sox Camp

According to reports from Nick Cafardo and the Boston Herald, Charlie Kerfeld was at the Red Sox facility on Monday. Kerfeld is one of Ruben Amaro Jr.’s top advisors and he was in Fort Myers to get … [Read More...]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Weather Delays Push Right Field Bleachers to Early June

Crane Kenney and Carl Rice, Vice President of Ballpark Operations, gave a tour of Wrigley Field on Monday to a group of media members to show the progress and provide an update on the first phase of … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Jorge Soler, the Fifth Rotation Spot and Cubs News from Day Eleven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 2 days Rain shortened the Cubs workouts Monday. The outdoor drills Joe Maddon had planned were pushed to Tuesday as the players took advantage of the indoor … [Read More...]

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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Third Base

Joe Maddon met with the media at the start of Spring Training and admitted that he had “no idea” who will be the starting third baseman on Opening Night. The Cubs have a ton of options, but ultimately … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added impact talent through the draft, trades and … [Read More...]

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Best Tools in the Cubs Farm System for 2015

The top organization in the game has several prospects that have become household names among the Cubs’ Faithful. Over the last three years more attention has been paid to the minor league system than to the big league team for obvious … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/02/15

Five Players to Watch: Low-A South Bend and High-A Myrtle Beach Last week, the CCO began the series that looks beyond the Top 20 Prospect lists and explores the other players in the Cubs organization that may have an impact on the Major League club. … [Read More...]

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MLB Pipeline Split on Cubs Organizational Ranking, Bryant and Soler Top Law’s List of 20 Impact Prospects

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo released their organizational rankings Tuesday, and Mayo took the Twins over the Cubs on his list while Callis chose the Cubs over the Twins. Callis and Mayo agree that the Cubs, Twins and Red Sox own the top three farm … [Read More...]

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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley - MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a … [Read More...]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/23/15

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball It is time once again to look beyond the top 20 lists and explore other players in the Cubs’ organization that may have an impact on the Major League club down the road. Over the years, Chicago … [Read More...]

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Baseball America Names Kris Bryant No. 1 Prospect, Six Cubs Land in Top 100 List

Baseball America released its list of the top 100 prospects in the game Thursday night, and Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014, Kris Bryant, was named the best prospect in the game. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell were two … [Read More...]

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