Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/18/14

Position Analysis – High-A Myrtle Beach Pitching Staff The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A Iowa and Double-A Tennessee, we now look at the pitching prospects for High-A Myrtle Beach. High-A Myrtle Beach Starters and Relievers A rotation that may go eight […]

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Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2015 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staff Wednesday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2015 season. The 2015 season will be the first year for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High-A), South Bend Cubs (Low-A) and the Eugene Emeralds (Short-Season Low-A) in the Cubs’ system, joining […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/15/14

The “Javy Watch” began in earnest on Thursday as infielder Javier Baez began his winter with his first start for Santurce of the Roberto Clemente League. Meanwhile, Luis Valbuena delivered a walk-off RBI to keep his Lara team relevant in the Venezuelan Winter League, and newly acquired infielder Jonathan Herrera had a good week for […]

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MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include RHP Duane Underwood

MLB.com updated its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs system after the trade with the Diamondbacks that sent RHP Jefferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley to Arizona for Miguel Montero. And one of the better young arms in the system replaced Mejia on the top 20 list. RHP Duane Underwood cracked the top 20, […]

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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2015

Prospect season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the top 20 players and John Sickels look at the Cubs system. John Sickels thinks the Cubs probably have the best system in the game, and if it’s not No.1 it is a top two system in baseball. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler are […]

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Baseball America Tabs Mark Johnson as Minor League Manager of the Year and Cubs News from the Farm

The Kane County Cougars had an excellent season that ended with a Midwest League Championship. While the players won the games (91-49 regular season record, 7-0 in post-season), Mark Johnson called the shots and was named Baseball America’s Minor League Manager of the Year. The former big league catcher dealt with roster turnover (51 different […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/12/14

Position Analysis – Double-A Tennessee Pitching Staff The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A last week, we now turn to the staff for Double-A Tennessee. Double-A Tennessee Starters and Relievers The first wave of Cubs pitching prospects reside in Tennessee this coming […]

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Cubs Trade Rule 5 Selection to Angels, Lose LHP Andrew McKirahan to the Marlins

It was a rather active Rule 5 Draft to close out Baseball’s Winter Meetings on Thursday morning. The Cubs lost a lefty reliever in Andrew McKirahan to the Marlins and two players in the Triple-A phase of the draft while selecting one. The Cubs selected INF Taylor Featherston from the Rockies in the Major League phase […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/08/14

The home run was the big story of week nine in the winter leagues. Manny Ramirez hit number five for Cibaenas, while Arismendy Alcantara drilled his third homer of the winter for Licey in the Dominican League. Christian Villanueva hit a Grand Slam for Obregon in the Mexican League, and Luis Valbuena went deep in […]

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More from a Day with the South Bend Cubs

Chicago Cubs Online received an invitation from the South Bend Cubs to the press conference last Thursday for the unveiling of their new logos and uniforms. Along with meeting several of the team officials, including owner Andrew T. Berlin and Team President Joe Hart, I got a chance to sit down with Director of Creative […]

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