Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/14/13

It was a week for openings, as the Arizona Fall League, as well as the Mexican Pacific League and the Venezuelan Winter League all started play. There is more to come as the Dominican Winter League began on Friday, while the Puerto Rican League opens in the beginning of November. So welcome back to baseball […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/10/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season series of articles to summarize and project how the Cubs’ minor league system stacks up on a position by position basis continues today. Second base was first on the list followed by third base, shortstop and first base. Today, the CCO focuses on a position that may be the weakest […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/07/13

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox Tomorrow is the opening of the Arizona Fall League, the annual showcase for each Major League team’s top prospects. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers and position players the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/03/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season series of articles to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis continues today. Earlier this week, the focus was on second base and last week we took a look at third base and shortstop. Next up is a position that continues to […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/01/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season series of articles to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis continues today. Last week we took a look at third base and shortstop, today, the CCO looks at a position that has been one of the strongest in the system recently: […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/26/13

Position Analysis This off-season the CCO will run a series of articles to summarize and project how the Cubs’ minor league system looks on a position by position basis. The first report took a look at the hot corner and today, the CCO will look at a position which will probably have most fans and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/23/13

Position Analysis This off-season the CCO will run a series of articles to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. First up, the CCO looks at a position which will probably have the most impact on the parent club: Third Base.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/19/13

Special Assignment – Kane County Cougars v. Peoria Chiefs I had the pleasure of being able to cover the final series of the season between the Kane County Cougars and Peoria Chiefs. I’d like to thank Shawn Touney, Director of Public Relations and the Kane County Cougars. I’d also like to mention reporter Mike Knapp […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/16/13

The CCO’s coverage of the minor league season concludes today with the fourth and final post-season award, the Minor League Player of the Year. Unlike some years, this season there was one player in the Cubs’ system that stood out above the rest. Javier Baez was clearly the top player in an organization that showed […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/12/13

The CCO’s post-season minor league awards continue today with the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Kris Bryant, along with James Pugliese, Corbin Hoffner, and Michael Hamann were named Short-Season Player and Pitchers of the Year on Monday. Although there was some very good pitching at all levels in the Cubs’ system this past season, we […]