Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/27/14

As winter baseball enters its third week, there were more debuts for Cubs’ prospects. Frank Batista was an instant smash in a starter’s role, as he and fellow pitcher Starling Peralta joined the Dominican Winter League. Christian Villanueva was eased into the Mexican Pacific League, while reliever Alberto Diaz made his first appearance in the […]

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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is One of Two Staples in the Cubs Lineup

Starlin Castro had a very good season before he suffered a high ankle sprain on an awkward slide into home on Sept. 2. Castro bounced back from a subpar 2013 campaign in which he hit only .245/.284/.347 while looking very lost in the field. Castro earned his third trip to the Mid-Summer Classic in four […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/20/14

Good morning! Week two of winter baseball saw the opening of the Dominican Winter League and the re-emergence of familiar veterans Manny Ramirez and Junior Lake, among others. Meanwhile in the Venezuelan Winter League, reliever Loiger Padron remains perfect while swingman Eduardo Figueroa had his ups and downs. As for the Arizona Fall League, Bijan […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/13/14

Welcome everyone to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball. In today’s report, Bijan Rademacher has a big night as the Mesa Solar Sox win their first game in the Arizona Fall League. Meanwhile, down in the Venezuelan Winter League, Cubs pitching prospects are having mixed results. For all the highlights, take a look inside today’s […]

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Cubs Prospects Q & A with Daytona Cubs Broadcaster Robbie Aaron

The minor league system was the focal point for the Chicago Cubs over a majority of the 2014 season. And many of the players in the organization took steps forward with their development. Even with the advancement of MiLB TV and the ability to listen to just about every minor league game, unless you are […]

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The Daily CCO: Speculation Continues on What Additions Front Office Could Make to the Cubs Roster

There were two more excellent post-season games Saturday. A Brandon Belt home run in the top of the 18th inning gave the Giants a 2-1 victory in the longest post-season game in history and a 2-0 lead in the series with the Nationals. In Los Angeles after Matt Carpenter tied the game at two in the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/29/14

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Position Players This is the first of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2014 Arizona Fall League, which begins on October 7. Today, the CCO will be looking at the position players the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Jacob Hannemann, OF […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/18/14

Today’s report will introduce the CCO’s Minor League Player of the Year for 2014. All position players starting the season in April with Kane County, Daytona, Tennessee, and Iowa were considered. Only players remaining in the minors for the entire minor league season were eligible for the award. The CCO Minor League Player of the […]

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Baseball America Recognizes Daury Torrez as the Best Pitcher in Cubs System and Notes from the Farm

Baseball America has been unveiling the best player and pitcher for each of the 30 organizations this week. And Friday, Baseball America tabbed RHP Daury Torrez as the best pitcher in the organization with OF Bijan Rademacher the prospect to keep an eye on. Kris Bryant was obviously named the top position player prospect in […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/14

The beginning of the week was marked by beginnings and endings as we said goodbye to the Daytona Cubs for 2014 as they bowed to Fort Myers in the Florida State League Championship. Meanwhile, in the west suburbs, the Midwest League Championships got underway as Kane County faced off against Lake County. With all of […]

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