Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2016

Minor League Ball released its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs’ organization. And to no surprise, SS Gleyber Torres topped John Sickels list of the young players down on the farm. One thing that sticks out about John Sickels’ list is that 10 of the top 20 prospects in the system are pitchers, seven […]

Jed Hoyer Talks Cubs on 670 The Score

Jed Hoyer jumped on 670 The Score last Friday morning before the Cubs Convention and talked about his team with Matt Spiegel and Jason Goff (Spiegel & Goff Show). The Cubs continue to have conversations with teams and would be willing to make another move or two this off-season if the front office thinks they […]

Cubs Prospect Albert Almora Named to MLB Pipeline’s 2016 All-Defense Team

Albert Almora is coming off an inconsistent season at the plate. In the field, Almora is considered ready for the big leagues and his defense was recognized by MLB Pipeline. MLB Pipeline polled General Managers, scouting directors and executives to find out which players are the top defensive prospects in the game. Jonathan Mayo said […]

The CCO Talks Cubs Outfield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U began the first of a five week series talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. The first program addressed the outfield prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here are some excerpts from that […]

Recapping the Cubs Options for Center Field

As the calendar year came to an end, rumors continued to point to the Cubs talking to several teams as the front office explored ways to acquire pitching, both for the rotation and bullpen. The Cubs have added depth to the roster this winter but many within the game do not think Theo Epstein and […]

Cubs Minor League News Roundup: Myrtle Beach, Almora, Contreras, Johnson, AFL Top Prospects

There has been quite a bit of minor league news over the last couple of weeks that was overlooked due to focus on the big league team. Here’s a roundup of the news and notes from the Cubs’ system … Myrtle Beach Pelicans The 2015 Carolina League Champions, the Myrtle Beach Pelicans were named Baseball […]

Free Agent Profile: OF Austin Jackson

Austin Jackson was acquired at the August waiver deadline last year as a defensive option and possible audition for next year’s center field job. Now with Dexter Fowler likely to sign elsewhere, Jackson could find himself returning to the Cubs if management liked what they saw. Let’s take a look at the cost and probability […]

Free Agent Profile: OF Gerardo Parra

Happy Winter Meetings Day! The Cubs have been pretty active already and a center fielder will likely be a top priority. Gerardo Parra was linked to the club last trade deadline and the team has continued to show interest. Let’s take a look at what Parra brings to the table and how much he’ll cost. […]

Free Agent Profile: OF Denard Span

With only one day left before the Winter Meetings officially begin and the Cubs signing free agent pitcher John Lackey on Friday, it’s already been a busy off-season. Pitching has been the main focus of conversation, but the front office will undoubtedly be on the lookout for a new center fielder and possible leadoff hitter. […]

Cubs 2015 Position Review – Center Field

In 2014, center field was arguably the Cubs worst offensive position. After seven total players failed to establish themselves, the front office traded for Dexter Fowler and received an immediate uptick in numbers. Center field managed an overall .252/.345/.411 line with 18 home runs, 53 RBI and 22 stolen bases. Let’s take a look back […]