Time for the GMs to Meet … and Other Cubs Notes and Rumors

The annual General Manager Meetings officially begin Wednesday in Palm Springs. The meetings run through Friday and these meetings usually set the groundwork for future trades and free agent signings. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod, Randy Bush and Shiraz Rehman made the trek out west and will continue conversations they’ve already had with other […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/28/11

As we paused this past Thursday to give thanks, the winter leagues saw many comings and goings. However, to answer some concerns of the Cubs Faithful, several pitchers stepped up their games. Austin Bibens-Dirkx, Marco Carrillo, and Jay Jackson were perfect in their starts, while Blake Parker and Oswaldo Martinez continue to mow them down […]

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The Cubs First Interview Is In the Books … and Other News and Notes

Team Epstein completed their first formal interview on Friday for the Cubs managerial position … current Phillies’ bench coach, Pete Mackanin. Mackanin said he enjoyed the interview and described it as “thorough and a little exhausting.” According to multiple reports, Mackanin said the interview was comprehensive and Team Epstein did not let him up for […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/05/11

Next up on the CCO’s trip through the Cubs minor league system are the pitching staffs of the Daytona Cubs and Peoria Chiefs. Pitching Analysis

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/25/11

As the season begins to wind down in the minors, player movement again seems to be the norm. Arizona, Boise, Peoria and Daytona have all struggled as they have tried to integrate new players. But Peoria’s Richard Jones is still in play for the Midwest League Triple Crown, while Bryan LaHair is also in the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/22/11

It’s a brand new day for the Cubs’ Farm System. Here’s hoping for sunny skies ahead. The system’s teams responded by going a collective 12-7 over the past weekend, buoyed by Tennessee’s five-game winning streak. Iowa has also won four out of its past five games, while Peoria and Boise each posted a 2-2 record. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/18/11

All the teams in the system suffered their ups-and-downs to begin the week. The Iowa offense let down a couple of their young pitchers, but came through for Jay Jackson. Tennessee still has some struggles on offense as well, but Brooks Raley was the beneficiary of an outburst. Daytona battled weather problems; bullpen collapses plagued […]

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