The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Goes Deep, Cubs Rumors and a Wrigley Field Restoration Update

Addison Russell had a good Tuesday in the Arizona Fall League and he helped Mesa beat Surprise 11-6. Russell was the Solar Sox’s DH and went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, his first longball in the fall league. Russell smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Russell is 7-for-36 in nine […]

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Is Jake Peavy a Back-Up Plan for the Cubs?

The front office would like to add one, if not two starters to the roster this winter. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are believed to be looking at a top of the rotation-type pitcher from outside of the organization and the list of possibilities likely include Jon Lester, James Shields and Cole Hamels. As Theo […]

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Baseball America Reviewed the Cubs Draft

Baseball America posted its draft report card for the Cubs and was very complimentary of the organization it thinks had the fourth best draft in the game. According to Baseball America, “the Cubs executed a plan deftly, getting top bat [Kyle] Schwarber and saving enough to add million-dollar arms in [Jake] Stinnett, [Carson Sands], [Justin] […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Plan Patience as Focus Shifts to Competing in 2015

The Cubs have shifted its focus from a purely talent acquisition mode to a team that the front office feels is ready to compete next season while continuing the development of the young players at the Major League level. “We are going to compete while we develop young players. We are not going to go […]

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FanGraphs Ranks the Top 31 Prospects in Cubs System

FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel posted a comprehensive look at the prospects from a Cubs system that could be the best in baseball, at the very least top five in the game. McDaniel pointed out the Cubs are the deepest system he has looked at to this point and he was holding off naming the Cubs the […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is One of Two Staples in the Cubs Lineup

Starlin Castro had a very good season before he suffered a high ankle sprain on an awkward slide into home on Sept. 2. Castro bounced back from a subpar 2013 campaign in which he hit only .245/.284/.347 while looking very lost in the field. Castro earned his third trip to the Mid-Summer Classic in four […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Demolition of the Bleachers Continued Throughout the Weekend

Demolition of the left bleachers continued Saturday and Sunday as the crews worked around the centerfield scoreboard and began tearing down the right field bleachers. While the bleachers are being taken down, crews began digging the hole in the parking lot west of Wrigley Field on Friday for the triangle property that will house the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the Two Most Important Currencies in the Game

The front office is exploring ways to improve the big league team for 2015 without sacrificing the long term health and goals of the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about what they would like to add to the roster this winter: at least one, if not two starting pitchers, veteran position players […]

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Baseball America Grades Addison Russell, Ranks Kyle Schwarber and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

Addison Russell is spending a majority of his fall in Arizona playing against several of the top prospects in the game. Russell is making up some of the development time he missed early in the season prior to the Cubs acquiring him in the deal with Oakland for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. After the […]

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The Daily CCO: Royals Reportedly Will Not Be Able to Re-Sign James Shields and Other Cubs Rumors

Multiple reports have suggested the Royals will try to re-sign James Shields this off-season, but according to a report from Andy Martino, Kansas City does not think they will be able to outbid a team like the Red Sox for his services. Boston is expected to make a full court press for Shields once he […]

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