MLB.com’s Pre-Season Top 25 Cubs Prospects

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo released MLB.com’s pre-season ranking of the Cubs top 20 prospects earlier in the week, along with five more players and a sleeper for the upcoming season. As with the case with nearly all of the off-season rankings, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant topped MLB.com’s list of the top prospects in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/17/14

Minor League Preview: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona Top o’ the Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2014 minor league season.  Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position […]

Cubs Trim Two Players from Spring Roster

The Cubs announced two more spring roster moves Friday. Two days after trimming the spring roster by ten players, the Cubs optioned RHP Dallas Beeler to Triple-A Iowa and reassigned RHP Marcus Hatley. With the two moves, the Cubs spring roster officially stands at 54 players. Neither roster move should come as a surprise. Beeler […]

Still Buzzing about the Olt and Baez Blasts and Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

Mike Olt and Javier Baez picked the right time to make the Peoria Sports Complex look rather small. Olt and Baez launched three home runs late Wednesday night that traveled close to 1200 feet combined. As Len Kasper said during the broadcast, the ball does not travel as well at night in the Cactus League […]

Best Tools in the Cubs Farm System

The big names in the Cubs minor league system are well known. From the ‘Core Four’ to the ‘Gang of Four’, the players and stats are followed and dissected daily throughout the year. Evaluating and keeping track of minor league players is easier now than ever before. But how do the players in the organization […]

The CCO’s Top 20 Cubs Prospects for 2014

The Cubs farm system has improved dramatically over the last three years. As the current president of baseball operations said, the Cubs finally got it in 2011. And Tim Wilken’s last draft pointed the organization in the right direction. Over the last three years the Cubs have added projectable impact talent to what was considered […]

Olt and Baez Hit Big, Big Flies … Cubs Lose to the Mariners in Extras – Mariners 8, Cubs 7

Spring Training Game Fourteen – Cubs 7, Mariners 8 – 10 innings WP – Lucas Luetge (1-0) LP – Marcus Hatley (1-1) Save – None The Cubs took a 7-4 lead into the ninth inning but Tsuyoshi Wada and Frank Batista could not hold the lead and the Mariners won the game in the bottom of […]

Bryant, Soler and Almora Among First Round of Cubs Spring Roster Cuts

The Cubs announced the first round of spring roster cuts on Wednesday afternoon. The Cubs reduced their spring roster to 56 with the ten moves that were made. The Cubs optioned Arismendy Alcantara, Logan Watkins, Jorge Soler and Matt Szczur to minor league camp. Alcantara, Watkins and Szczur will likely begin the season with Triple-A […]

Colorado Rocks Cubs Pitching – Rockies 13, Cubs 0

Spring Training Game Thirteen – Cubs 0, Rockies 13 WP – Jorge De La Rosa (2-0) LP – Travis Wood (0-1) Save – None In front of a Cactus League record crowd of 14,840 at Cubs Park, the Cubs were shutout for the second time this spring on Tuesday afternoon. And while the Cubs managed […]

Cubs Spring Training Videos

The CCO was in Arizona for the opening weekend of  Cactus League games (Feb. 27 – March 2) and was able to see several of the top prospects in the system as well as the tremendous new facility. I posted several photos of Cubs Park and the facility on the CCO’s Facebook page earlier this […]