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Chicago Cubs Reportedly Valued at $1.8 Billion

According to a report from Forbes, the Cubs were valued at $1.8 billion in order to complete the transaction of the minority shares of the team to six investors. Tom Ricketts confirmed the sale of … [Read More...]

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Joe Maddon Really Likes What Arismendy Alcantara Brings to the Table

Joe Maddon has had his eye on Arismendy Alcantara since he landed the Cubs job. Maddon monitored Alcantara’s progress closely in Winter Ball while speaking highly about him throughout the off-season. … [Read More...]

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Baseball America Released Updated First-Year Player Draft and International Bonus Pools

Baseball America reported Thursday that Major League Baseball has sent out information to all 30 teams detailing the signing bonus pools for June’s Draft and the 2015-16 International Free Agent … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: All About Respect and Cubs News from Day Seven of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 6 days The first week of Spring Training is in the books and today is the last Friday without a Cubs game until October. Based on the various reports … [Read More...]

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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Preview: Shortstop

Like first base, there is no real doubt who will be the team’s starting at shortstop when the season begins. However, with the Cubs amassing a lot of depth at the position, the real question is who … [Read More...]

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A Rundown of Tom Ricketts’ State of the Cubs Meeting with the Media

After making his annual address to the players prior to the first full squad workout of the spring, Tom Ricketts met with the media Wednesday and fielded several questions about his team. Tom … [Read More...]

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The Daily CCO: Classic Rock, Manny Ramirez and Cubs News from Day Six of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 7 days Tom Ricketts, Theo Epstein, Crane Kenney and Joe Maddon addressed the team prior to Wednesday’s first full squad workout. Maddon finished the talk … [Read More...]

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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Reportedly Not Making Progress in Talks with Red Sox

Spring Training is underway, the exhibition season begins next week and Cole Hamels does not appear to be on his way out of Clearwater anytime soon. Despite interest from a handful of teams, Ruben … [Read More...]

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Tom Ricketts Confirms Sale of Minority Ownership Shares, Cubs Reportedly Raise Around $175 Million

Tom Ricketts met with the media Wednesday after addressing the team. And the Cubs Chairman confirmed the Ricketts family sold minority ownership in the Cubs to six investors. Comcast SportsNet … [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 … [Read More...]


Cubs Rumors

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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Reportedly Not Making Progress in Talks with Red Sox

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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies’ GM Said Demands Will Not Change

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Cole Hamels Update: Cubs One of the Four Likeliest Landing Spots?

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Cole Hamels Update: Hamels Wants to Be Traded to a Team with a Chance to Win

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Yoan Moncada Update: Cubs Reportedly Not Out of the Race

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Cole Hamels Update: Red Sox Reportedly Not Close on Any Sort of a Trade

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Yoan Moncada Update: Agent Looking to Conclude Process As Soon As Possible

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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies are Waiting for a Team to Blink

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Cole Hamels Update: Four Teams Have Made Real Trade Offers

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Yoan Moncada Update: Cubs Doing Due Diligence

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Phillies Could Reportedly Deal for a Catcher and a Shortstop this Spring and a Cole Hamels Update

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Yoan Moncada Update: Agent Hopeful Process Coming to an End, Cubs Reportedly Watching Workout

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Cubs Select Ninth in June’s Draft, Baseball America Provides Estimate for Signing Bonus Pool

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Asking Price for Cole Hamels Has Not Changed, Could Start Season with Phillies

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Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports

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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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The CCO Talks Pitching and Catching Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

Last Friday, the CCO’s very own Tom U was invited to talk minor league pitching and catching prospects with Rick Carter on WSBT on South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Rick Carter: Let’s talk some baseball. … [Read More...]

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