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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...]

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Maddon Makes It Official: Jon Lester to Start Opening Night, Kyle Hendricks Basically a Lock as Cubs Fourth Starter

It’s official, Jon Lester will throw the first pitch of the 2015 baseball season. Joe Maddon removed any doubt Monday who he would be giving the ball to on Opening Night, April 5 against the … [Read More...]

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Joe Maddon Announces Cubs Rotation for First Six Spring Games, Jon Lester to Make Debut Friday

The Cubs begin play in the Cactus League on Thursday with a split squad day. And on Monday, Joe Maddon announced his starting rotation for the first six exhibition games. Travis Wood (A’s) and … [Read More...]

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Theo Epstein Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Barry Rozner Sunday morning on 670 The Score to talk about his team and the upcoming season. Theo Epstein addressed the Kris Bryant question, expectations, Jon Lester and pace … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: The Spring Games Begin This Week and Cubs News from Day Ten of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 3 days The Cubs exhibition season begins this week with a pair of games in the Valley on Thursday afternoon. The Cubs have decided not to play an Intrasquad … [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 … [Read More...]

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Cubs’ Welington Castillo Reportedly Drawing Interest

Welington Castillo is in camp with the Cubs and the team is prepared to begin the season with him on the roster. But Castillo could be traded before the end of Spring Training and according to Nick … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: A Positive Start to Spring Training and Cubs News from Day Nine of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 4 days Based on the volume of reports from Mesa, it’s been a good start to the spring for the Chicago Cubs. Jon Lester commented Saturday how impressed he’s … [Read More...]

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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies’ GM Doubts a Trade Will Happen

Spring Training is underway throughout baseball and Cole Hamels is in Clearwater preparing for his first Grapefruit League start on Friday against the Yankees. The Phillies are in no rush to trade … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Throws BP and Cubs News from Day Eight of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 5 days The Cubs completed their third full day of practice Friday. Joe Maddon said there is not an Intrasquad game scheduled and there doesn’t look like … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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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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Cubs Prospect Tim Saunders Set to Return in Spring Training

The CCO has learned directly from Tim Saunders that he will be reporting to Spring Training this year with the hopes of resuming his career. There had been some doubt as to whether Saunders would return after injuries cut short his past two … [Read More...]

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FanGraphs Ranking of Top 200 Prospects Includes 11 Cubs, Kris Bryant Tops the List

Prospect ranking season continued Tuesday with FanGraphs’ list of the top 200 prospects. Kris Bryant topped FanGraphs ranking and the Cubs landed 11 total players among the top 200 prospects. For comparison, Keith Law had four Cubs in his top 100, … [Read More...]

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