Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/15

A Player-of-the-Year candidate has moved to the forefront as Billy McKinney of Myrtle Beach now leads the Carolina League in hitting and RBI, and is second in home runs, as the Pelicans have gained their 20th win of the season. South Bend has the most likely leader for Pitcher-of-the-Year as Jeremy Null improved his record […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/15

It was an up and down end of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Wednesday was a make-up day for Myrtle Beach and Tennessee. Charcer Burks and Gleyber Torres stayed hot for South Bend while no other prospect in the system may be as locked in as Billy McKinney right now. McKinney walked off […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs are Not Going to Take It Anymore

Joe Maddon was ejected from Wednesday’s game in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes with homeplate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Maddon was tossed for the second time this season after arguing with Reyburn from the dugout. After he was thrown out, Maddon emerged from the dugout and was extremely animated. Maddon politely told Reyburn […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Roster Moves and a Rumor, but No Meat Loaf

The weekend started out on a positive note with Jon Lester picking up his first win and Addison Russell going deep for the first time in the big leagues. But the other two games against the Brewers didn’t go the Cubs way. The Cubs made a couple of roster moves and Welington Castillo found himself […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Show Significant Ratings Increase, Pace-of-Play and Other News and Notes

The buzz the Cubs created in the off-season and throughout Spring Training translated into “massive year-to-year TV ratings” on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet announced Thursday, the day after the Cubs wrapped up its first winning April in seven years (2008), that the Cubs “posted significant television ratings for the first month of the 2015 MLB […]


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The Daily CCO: The Cubs are Off and Running

These Cubs are fun to watch and Joe Maddon has his team playing good ball right now. The Cubs posted their fourth straight win Tuesday night behind five two-out run scoring hits. The Cubs have scored all 10 runs in the first two games of the Pirates series on hits with two outs. The Cubs […]


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Cubs Prospect Albert Almora Jr. Placed on Disabled List

The Tennessee Smokies placed OF Albert Almora Jr. on the 7-day minor league disabled list Tuesday. According to a report from Mick Gillispie, Almora Jr. landed on the DL with a possible concussion suffered Monday diving for a ball in the outfield. Almora Jr. left Monday’s game in the fifth inning and was listed as […]


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The Daily CCO: Baez Back with Iowa by End of Week, Updates on Edwards, Almora and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez is getting close to returning to the Iowa Cubs. Baez is playing in extended Spring Training games to get back into baseball shape after taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his sister. Theo Epstein talked with the beat writers Monday and one of the topics […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs, Prospects and the Draft on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during Sunday morning’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio). McLeod talked about the recent call-ups of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Javier Baez is expected to be back with Iowa by the end of the week. Baez […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/27/15

Grabbing the attention to start the week is Double-A Tennessee and their high octane offense. Riding a four-game win streak, the “Bash Brothers” of Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach have been joined by Stephen Bruno and Willson Contreras in providing the opposition multiple headaches. South Bend evened their record over the weekend behind outstanding starting […]


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