The CCO Talks Cubs Pitching Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the fourth of a five-week series of interviews talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. This past Wednesday’s program addressed the pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are excerpts from […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/08/16

Winter League Wrap-up It seems as if the winter leagues opened just yesterday, and we are already concluded the Caribbean World Series and the Australian Baseball League playoffs. Altogether, 30 players that belonged to the Cubs system at one time or another in the 2015-16 off-season would play winter ball. The notable performers, along with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/01/16

It’s Caribbean World Series time again, and the CCO provides a preview of all the participants. Making an appearance in the tournament will pitchers Fernando Cruz and Andres Santiago, who helped propel Santurce to an upset victory in the Mexican Pacific League playoffs. For all the other “Cubs Connections,” take a look at today’s Down […]

The CCO Talks Cubs Middle Infield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the third of a five week series of interviews talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. Wednesday’s program addressed the middle infield prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are some excerpts […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/25/16

Its championship week in the Winter Leagues and Santurce showed new life in Puerto Rico behind the pitching of Fernando Cruz. Down in Venezuela, it’s Jean Machi against Armando Rivero as Magallanes and Aragua squared off. Meanwhile, it is time to say goodbye for the winter to Christian Villanueva, as his Obregon Yaquis were eliminated […]

The CCO Talks Cubs First and Third Base Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the second of a five-week series of interviews talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. This past Wednesday’s program addressed the first and third base prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/18/16

Pitching once again took center stage last week as Armando Rivero continued to impress in Venezuela. Fernando Cruz was a bright spot in Puerto Rico, while Felix Pena is starting to make some noise in the Dominican Republic. With high heat to start out a cold week, here’s today’s Down on the Farm Report. Note: […]

The CCO Talks Cubs Outfield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U began the first of a five week series talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. The first program addressed the outfield prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are some excerpts from that […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/11/16

Pitching moved to the forefront this past week as the playoffs went thundering on in the Caribbean Leagues. Both Jean Machi and Armando Rivero had some sparkling performances in Venezuela. Meanwhile, Fernando Cruz continued to impress and Javier Baez was steady in Puerto Rico. In Mexico, Christian Villanueva went yard again as he helped propel […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/04/16

Happy New Year! As we turn the page on the calendar, it means playoff time in the Caribbean. Arismendy Alcantara is powering Licey in the Dominican Republic, while Christian Villanueva helped lead Obregon to the best record in Mexico. Santurce edged their way into the playoff picture in Puerto Rico with Javier Baez moving around […]