Addison Russell Plays Final Game in Arizona Fall League, Cubs Cut Fall Season Short

According to reports from Mark Gonzales and Patrick Mooney, Thursday was Addison Russell last game in the Arizona Fall League. The Cubs said that Addison Russell is healthy but he was being shut down after 11 games after seeing enough playing time this year. The team would like for Russell to take a short breather […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Named to Sporting News 2014 National League All-Star Team

The Cubs All-Star first baseman had a very good year and Anthony Rizzo was named to the Sporting News National League All-Star team Wednesday. Anthony Rizzo beat out fellow first basemen Freddie Freeman, Adrian Gonzalez and Paul Goldschmidt. Anthony Rizzo was the only Cubs player selected to the NL team by a panel of 11 […]

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Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Ricketts Reportedly in Negotiation with Handful of Rooftops to Purchase Buildings

Work continued Wednesday on the triangle property and both the left and right field bleachers as crews work diligently on the demolition of the eight-year old bleachers. The biggest news from Wednesday concerning Wrigley Field and the surrounding neighborhood hit the wire during game two of the World Series courtesy of David Kaplan. Kaplan reported […]

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Tennessee Smokies Unveil New Logos, Colors and Uniforms

The Tennessee Smokies, Double-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs, unveiled new logos, team colors and uniforms Wednesday afternoon. The Smokies and Cubs signed a four-year extension during the season that keeps the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate in East Tennessee through the 2018 season. And the new logos, colors and uniforms are more in sync with the […]

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Front Office Looking at Free Agency as a Way to Compliment Cubs Existing Roster

With October winding down and as few as three games left in The Series, baseball will soon transition into off-season mode. Free agency begins after the final out of the World Series. Teams have an exclusive five-day window in which to re-sign their own free agents and five days to decide whether or not to […]

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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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