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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...]

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The Daily CCO: Not Too Much Longer Before Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the final Sunday in January and a week before some big football game in Arizona. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just 25 days and the Cubs 'play two' to open the Cactus League schedule in … [Read More...]

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Ryan Dempster’s Top 10 Reasons the Cubs Hired Joe Maddon

Instead of jumping right back into the news, notes and rumors of the day, it seemed more appropriate to smile a little bit first. The tributes and unbelievably kind words for Mr. Ernie Banks, the … [Read More...]

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Rest in Peace, Mr. Cub

Baseball in the early 1970s was still a gentile place in a world full of turmoil at the time. The Vietnam War was still raging, there was unrest in the Middle East, an energy crisis, urban decay, a … [Read More...]

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Saying Goodbye to Ernie

The Chicago Cubs leader has left and gone away, but yet, we remain. Ernie Banks died yesterday at the age of 83.  He is the greatest Chicago Cubs player that has ever lived, and there is a very … [Read More...]

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Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, Passes Away at the age of 83

Ernie Banks, Mr. Cub, passed away Friday, a week before his birthday. Mr. Banks, the greatest player in franchise history was 83 years old. Mr. Banks was more than a legend on the field, he was an … [Read More...]

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From the Wire: Cubs Claim RHP Gonzalez Germen Off Waivers from the Rangers

The Cubs claimed RHP Gonzalez Germen off waivers from the Texas Rangers. The Cubs had a spot open on the 40-man roster after the trade Monday that sent INF Luis Valbuena and RHP Dan Straily to the … [Read More...]



Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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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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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 01/07/15

A player that is performing under the radar that may have some impact on the Cubs’ Major League roster is Jonathan Herrera. Signed to a minor league contract this off-season, the 30- year old infielder is a six year Major League veteran, playing with … [Read More...]

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