Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Tennessee Smokies Preview

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies The fourth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Tennessee Smokies. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Albert Almora, Kyle Schwarber Included in Third Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the third round of spring roster cuts Thursday afternoon, and there really were not any surprises. The Cubs sent 12 players to minor league camp and reduced the Spring Training roster to 40 players. The Cubs optioned two relievers to Triple-A Iowa, RHP Blake Parker and LHP Joseph Ortiz. And 10 players […]


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Cubs Rally Falls Short in Peoria – Mariners 3, Cubs 2

Spring Training Game Twenty-Three – Cubs 2, Mariners 3 WP – Taijuan Walker (3-0) LP – Travis Wood (1-2) Save – Dominic Leone (2) Travis Wood kept his team in the spring game. Wood allowed three runs over five innings but the offense did nothing against Taijuan Walker during his six innings on the mound […]


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Cubs Spring Training Update: Position Players

The Cubs have several questions left to answer over the next 12 days. There are 12 games left in the Cubs exhibition season and 10 of those will take place over the final nine days of Cactus League play. There are two positions in the infield to be filled before Opening Night against the Cardinals, […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: Three Days of Homers, the Kris Bryant Watch, Injury Updates and Spring Wins

It was another busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs, only one more full weekend left in Arizona before the season opener on April 5. Jon Lester and Kris Bryant dominated the news. While Lester was scratched from his start with a tired arm, Bryant was busy hitting three homers in two games. But Bryant wasn’t […]


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Cubs Smack Four Home Runs, Beat the Sox – Cubs 10, White Sox 7

Spring Training Game Nineteen – Cubs 10, White Sox 7 WP – Brian Schlitter (1-1) LP – Matt Albers (0-1) Save – None Arismendy Alcantara hit one of four Cubs’ home runs on the day, a two-run shot in the seventh that broke a 5-5 tie and gave the Cubs the lead for good. Tommy […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon’s Defense, Cubs Play a B-Game and Other News and Notes

Joe Maddon has spent Spring Training getting to know his players and learning what each of them brings to the table – both at the plate and in the field. Defense is just as important as what a player produces at the plate. Maddon is not sure what kind of team the Cubs will be […]


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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant Continues to be the Talk of Baseball and Cubs Camp

Kris Bryant hasn’t swung a bat in a Cactus League game since Monday, but he remains the talk of Cubs camp and baseball. Bryant responded to Scott Boras’ comments Wednesday. Bryant admitted he likes being represented by Boras and called him a “bulldog.” Bryant explained Boras works for him and he would rather be represented […]


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Cubs Outlast the Dodgers, Pick Up a Spring Win – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Brandon McCarthy (0-1) Save – Joseph Ortiz (1) Chris Coghlan, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora drove in six runs. Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell scored three times and Jake Arrieta survived a shaky outing as the Cubs beat the […]


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Eight Cubs Land in Minor League Ball’s Top 175 Prospect List for 2015

Minor League Ball released its list of the top 175 prospects Monday, and as has been the case with Baseball America, ESPN’s Keith Law and FanGraphs, John Sickels named Kris Bryant the top prospect in baseball. Minor League Ball also ranked Addison Russell (5) and Jorge Soler (7) in the top seven. The Cubs have […]


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