Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/14/14

Top of the heap is the best way to describe the Cubs’ farm system, with three teams in first place and three more in second place. Iowa slid to a half game back without stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who were at the Futures Game. Tennessee used the muscle of Jorge Soler to retain […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara is Creating Quite a Buzz for the Cubs

Arismendy Alcantara has already played his way into a longer-than-planned stay with the big league team and he could make the Cubs decision to send him down to Triple-A a little more difficult if he keeps impacting baseball games. Before Friday’s game, Jed Hoyer said the team still planned to send Alcantara down in order […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/14

Success is beginning to show itself from top to bottom in the system as Boise moved to within one game of first place and are poised to join Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona, Kane County, and the AZL Cubs as the other first place teams in the system. Outfielder Rashad Crawford is leading the way for the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Calling Up Alcantara and Other News and Notes

A not-so-good Tuesday for the Cubs ended on a positive note. After the Cubs could not hold off the Reds and ended up losing both games of the doubleheader, the team announced Darwin Barney would be placed on the paternity list in order to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. […]

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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Five Cubs in Midseason Top 50 Prospect List

Baseball Prospectus released its updated ranking of the top 50 prospects in the game Monday morning. And five of the best young players in the Cubs’ system cracked Baseball Prospectus’ list, and three of the five were ranked within the top six. Baseball Prospectus ranked Kris Bryant as the third best prospect in the game […]

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Duane Underwood Named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week and Cubs News from the Farm

The Cougars pitching staff received another award Monday when RHP Duane Underwood was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. Underwood pitched six scoreless innings in his start last Saturday and allowed only three hits while not walking a batter and striking out six. Duane Underwood, the Cubs second round pick in 2012, doesn’t […]

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Cubs Land Four Players in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List

Baseball America released its list of the top 50 prospects in the game at the midway point of the season Monday morning. And as previously reported, Kris Bryant was ranked as the second best prospect in all of baseball. Based on the midseason ranking, Kris Bryant has taken over the top spot in the Cubs […]

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Baez, Bryant and Russell Top MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

With the additions of INF Addison Russell and OF Billy McKinney to the Cubs organization, MLB Pipeline posted an update to its list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs’ system. MLB Pipeline’s ranking is not a mid-season list of the best young players in the organization and does not include OF/C Kyle Schwarber. According to […]

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Epstein Addresses Blockbuster with Oakland, Hopeful This is the Last Time Cubs are Sellers

Theo Epstein addressed the trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Athletics for INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL in a conference call with the beat writers Saturday afternoon. Theo Epstein is hopeful this is the last summer the Cubs will have to be obvious sellers […]

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The Daily CCO: Alcantara Has Become Part of the Everyday Conversation and Other Cubs News

Arismendy Alcantara has been making noise in the Cubs’ system for several years, but he is producing to the point that the mainstream media is asking more and more questions about him on a daily basis. Alcantara ran his hitting streak to 12 games Wednesday with a 2-for-4 night at the plate that included his […]

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