Cubs Come Up Short in Scottsdale – Cubs 7, Giants 9

Spring Training Game Eight – Cubs 7, Giants 9 WP – Jake Dunning (1-0) LP – Barret Loux (0-1, BS 1) Save – None The Cubs dropped their second straight spring game on Saturday afternoon in Scottsdale. The Cubs took a 3-1 lead into the fourth, but once again the young pitchers on the spring […]

Too Many Walks, Dontrelle Willis and a Spring Loss – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7

Spring Training Game Three – Cubs 6, Dodgers 7 WP – Paco Rodriguez (1-0) LP – Dontrelle Willis (0-1) Save – Blake Johnson (1) The Cubs dropped their first game of the spring on a beautiful afternoon in Glendale to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Cubs jumped on Chad Billingsley in the first inning and […]

Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitchers

With the Cubs’ Cactus League opener just around the corner, it is time to breakdown the storylines of the spring. This is the final spring for the Cubs at Fitch Park and HoHoKam Park. The Cubs are scheduled to cut the ribbon on their new spring home, currently called Riverview Park, in November. It will […]

The CCO’s Top 20 Cubs Prospects for 2013

The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ farm system concludes with our list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs’ organization. The Cubs system as a whole is coming off a good year, the first under the new regime. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer, Jason McLeod and Tim Wilken were able to add projectable talent […]

Day Five of Cubs Camp: Feldman and Wood in the Rotation, Lillibridge on the Bench and Jackson to Triple-A?

It is the middle of February, several players on the Cubs’ Spring Training roster have not reported to camp and the first game of the Cactus League schedule is still eight days away … so as Dale Sveum said on Thursday, nothing is guaranteed. Dale Sveum told the media on Thursday that Scott Feldman will […]

Baez Among Six Additions to Cubs Spring Training NRI List

The Cubs announced Friday six players from the organization received non-roster invitations to Spring Training … and among the six was top prospect, Javier Baez. Javier Baez, Casey Coleman, Barret Loux, Nick Struck, Michael Brenly and Rafael Lopez will join 16 other players in Cubs camp this spring on non-roster invitations. As the Spring Training […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2013

The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with Baseball America’s ranking of the top 31 prospects in the organization. Baseball America’s 2013 Prospect Handbook arrived on Wednesday with the Rangers’ Jurickson Profar on the cover. Baseball American ranked the Cubs’ system 13th in baseball, up one spot from last year. Theo Epstein, […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2013

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system this off-season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the top prospects in the organization. John Sickels released his ranking of the top players in the Cubs’ system just prior to the Winter Meetings. Sickels said he was surprised how much the Cubs system had improved over […]

Cubs Make Changes to 40-man Roster … and Other News, Notes and Rumors

The Cubs made seven changes to their 40-man roster on Tuesday night and added a big arm to the minor league system. The Cubs announced that Bryan LaHair was DFA’d, right-handed pitcher Carlos Gutierrez was assigned to Triple-A Iowa and right-handed pitcher Jacob Brigham was traded back to the Texas Rangers. After creating three spots […]

Cubs Add Four to 40-Man Roster, DFA Bryan LaHair and Acquire RHP Barret Loux from the Rangers

The Cubs announced several roster moves Tuesday evening prior to the deadline to set the 40-man roster in order to protect players from the Rule 5 Draft. The Cubs designated Bryan LaHair for assignment. According to multiple reports, LaHair appears to be close to signing a contract to play in Japan. The Cubs outrighted RHP […]