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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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/03/14

First place remains in the grasp in four of the Cubs’ eight minor league teams. It all started at the top as Iowa took four straight from Omaha thanks to the efforts of Kris Bryant, Manny Ramirez, Josh Vitters, and Brett Jackson. Tennessee received excellent pitching from Corey Black and Pierce Johnson with support from […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Post Back-to-Back Wins in Boston and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs have started a very difficult 11-game, three city road trip with two victories at Fenway Park. Reports after Tuesday’s game indicated the Cubs clubhouse was pretty happy and Chris Bosio is “thrilled with his pitching staff.” Jake Arrieta, Edwin Jackson and the Cubs’ pen, along with help from the defense, have held the […]

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The Daily CCO: A Big Week for the Cubs at the Midway Point of the Season?

The Cubs hit the midway point of the season Monday night when the team opens a three-game series in Boston. Theo Epstein will not be with the Cubs on the trip to Chicago. Epstein has family matters to attend to, but Jed Hoyer will be with the team for their first series at Fenway Park […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Rookie, Class-A Affiliates – 06/30/14

Winning is in the forefront to end this past week as the Cubs’ organization can boast of four first place teams. First place Kane County completed a three-game sweep of Beloit and are on a five game win streak thanks to exploits of Kyle Schwarber and Cael Brockmeyer. First place Daytona won three out of […]

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Focus Remains on the Cubs Minor League System

While the big league team continued its struggles Saturday at Wrigley Field, several of the top prospects in the system put together good performances down on the farm. Kris Bryant and Javier Baez did their jobs in Colorado while Kyle Schwarber smacked two home runs, including a Grand Slam, for Kane County. Arismendy Alcantara extended […]

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