Kyle Schwarber: MLB Pipeline’s Third Best Catching Prospect, A Baseball America Top 20 Prospect

MLB Pipeline is rolling out its rankings of the top 10 prospects by position, and a familiar name checked in at No. 3 in its ranking of the best young catchers in the game, Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs first round pick from last June’s Draft impressed at the plate during his pro debut. Schwarber ripped […]


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Rambling about the Cubs while Cubbie Kool-Aid is Flying Off the Shelves

Hello again, everybody.  I hope you are feeling quite fit and fine on the phenomenal Friday. I attended my 10th Cubs Convention last weekend, and I must say, I have never seen anything like it. The hotel was packed, it was mass chaos in many ways, and the vibe was one that has not been seen […]


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Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 01/07/15

A player that is performing under the radar that may have some impact on the Cubs’ Major League roster is Jonathan Herrera. Signed to a minor league contract this off-season, the 30- year old infielder is a six year Major League veteran, playing with Colorado and Boston. A switch-hitter, Herrera has a career batting average […]


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Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Baseball America released its list Monday of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization. To no surprise, Kris Bryant, Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year and the player on the cover on the 2015 Prospect Handbook, topped the list. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Kyle Schwarber and C.J. Edwards complete the top five of […]


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Cubs Have Several Unchecked Boxes on Off-Season To-Do List

When the Cubs’ off-season began in October, all signs were pointing toward the front office being rather active throughout the winter. And three months into baseball’s second season, it’s been more than was advertised. Not only has Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made several changes to the big league roster, coaching staff and manager, the […]


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Kris Bryant Wraps Up Year on the Cover of Baseball America’s Prospect Handbook

Kris Bryant was the best player in the minor leagues last season. And it might be easier to list the awards he did not receive than the ones he did after putting up, for lack of a better word, ridiculous numbers in 138 games between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. For the season, Kris Bryant […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs One of Baseball’s Biggest Storylines in the New Year?

Saying the Cubs have raised expectations for next year this winter is an understatement. But since there haven’t been any expectations for the past four to five years, the only way to go is up. It all started on the last day of the season in Milwaukee when Anthony Rizzo was asked about his expectations […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Tops Another Prospect List and Other Cubs News

Merry Christmas from The CCO! Former scout Bernie Pleskoff posted his ranking of the top 10 prospects in the game Tuesday. Two Cubs cracked his top 10 and a third just missed it. Pleskoff ranked Kris Bryant as the best young player in the game. Pleskoff said Bryant has “highlight reel power” and “uses the […]


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Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jed Hoyer joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden Wednesday afternoon during Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio). The Cubs’ GM talked about signing Jon Lester and the impact having Joe Maddon on board might have had on Lester’s decision. Hoyer also discussed the outfield, expectations for the 2015 season and where Addison Russell is likely to […]


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