Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/18/16

Pitching once again took center stage last week as Armando Rivero continued to impress in Venezuela. Fernando Cruz was a bright spot in Puerto Rico, while Felix Pena is starting to make some noise in the Dominican Republic. With high heat to start out a cold week, here’s today’s Down on the Farm Report. Note: […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/11/16

Pitching moved to the forefront this past week as the playoffs went thundering on in the Caribbean Leagues. Both Jean Machi and Armando Rivero had some sparkling performances in Venezuela. Meanwhile, Fernando Cruz continued to impress and Javier Baez was steady in Puerto Rico. In Mexico, Christian Villanueva went yard again as he helped propel […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Will Figure Prominently in Pre-Season Predictions and Other News

It’s only four days into the New Year, a majority of the teams are still working on their rosters, there is a month and a half left before pitchers and catchers report and the predictions for the upcoming season are already being posted. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod have built the Cubs for […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/04/16

Happy New Year! As we turn the page on the calendar, it means playoff time in the Caribbean. Arismendy Alcantara is powering Licey in the Dominican Republic, while Christian Villanueva helped lead Obregon to the best record in Mexico. Santurce edged their way into the playoff picture in Puerto Rico with Javier Baez moving around […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: More Projections, Bigger Expectations in the New Year

With ushering in the New Year, the countdown started for pitchers and catchers reporting to Spring Training. For the Cubs there are 47 days left before camp officially begins on Feb. 19. The Cubs Convention is 12 days away and reports over the last three days indicated the front office is still talking to teams […]

The Daily CCO: Arismendy Alcantara Homers in Winter Ball and Other Cubs News and Rumors

Arismendy Alcantara came off the bench Saturday in Licey’s 16-5 thumping of Toros and smacked a two-run homer in the seventh inning. Alcantara replaced Anderson Hernandez at second base and hit twice in the blowout. Alcantara was 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBI. He flied out to left field in the sixth inning […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs News and Notes as the Calendar Gets Ready to Flip to a New Year

Happy New Year! It’s the last day of Two Thousand Fifteen and what a year it was for the Chicago Cubs. The hype that started at the Convention last January continued throughout the spring and into the regular season. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell made their big league debuts in April. Kyle Schwarber had a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/28/15

As we near the end of the year, it is also nearing the end of the regular season in winter ball, and playoff time! The Dominican Winter League has already concluded their regular season, and the Cubs will be well represented. Five players will be participating, including Arismendy Alcantara and Felix Pena. Meanwhile, playoff spots […]

The Daily CCO: Baez and Alcantara Winter Ball Updates, Jason Heyward and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara are spending their off-season playing baseball. Baez is in Puerto Rico and Alcantara is getting work in the Dominican Republic. Baez had his first multi-hit game Sunday night. Baez went 2-for-4 and drove in two runs. In nine games for Santurce, Baez is 6-for-29 with a home run, six walks […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/21/15

¡Feliz Navidad! Debuts were the theme of this past week for the Cubs in winter ball. Pitcher Felix Pena made his first appearance of the winter in the Dominican Republic, while newly signed Luis Parra, Juan Perez and Jean Machi made their Cubs debuts. Over in the Roberto Clemente League, Javier Baez lined up for […]