Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Tennessee Smokies Preview

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies The fourth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Tennessee Smokies. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. White Sox – 03/27/15

Spring Training Game Twenty-Five: Cubs (9-14-1) vs. White Sox (8-12-3) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet (Cubs), WGN-TV Ch. 9 (White Sox) – Radio: Cubs.com, 670 The Score (White Sox) Location – Sloan Park, Mesa Jason Hammel (1-1, 3.86, 1.21) vs. Jeff Samardzija (1-1, 7.15, 1.50) The Cubs and White Sox […]


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Hammel Shines, Cubs Hang on Late and Top the Royals – Cubs 4, Royals 3

Spring Training Game Sixteen – Cubs 4, Royals 3 WP – Jason Hammel (1-1) LP – Danny Duffy (0-1) Save – Stephen Perakslis (1) Jason Hammel pitched four innings of shutout ball. Starlin Castro worked a walk with the bases loaded that forced in Dexter Fowler with the first run of the game. Anthony Rizzo […]


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Eight Cubs Land in Minor League Ball’s Top 175 Prospect List for 2015

Minor League Ball released its list of the top 175 prospects Monday, and as has been the case with Baseball America, ESPN’s Keith Law and FanGraphs, John Sickels named Kris Bryant the top prospect in baseball. Minor League Ball also ranked Addison Russell (5) and Jorge Soler (7) in the top seven. The Cubs have […]


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Cubs 2015 Spring Training Videos

The Cubs played their third Cactus League game in two days on Friday afternoon at Sloan Park. Joe Maddon’s team faced the Cincinnati Reds for the first time this year. And the record setting crowd at the Cubs Spring Training home was focused on Jon Lester for the first two innings. Jon Lester was very […]


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A Schwarber Slam, a McKinney Homer and a Bullpen Letdown – Giants 8, Cubs 6

Spring Training Game Two – Cubs (ss) 6, Giants 8 WP – Hunter Strickland (1-0) LP – Hunter Cervenka (0-1, BS 1) Save – Erik Cordler (1) Kyle Schwarber celebrated his 22nd birthday in grand fashion Thursday afternoon in Scottsdale with a slam in second inning off Ryan Vogelsong. Billy McKinney homered in the eighth but […]


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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added impact talent through the draft, trades and international signings. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are two of the top five […]


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Cubs Land Seven Players in Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Prospect List

For the second year in a row, Baseball Prospectus placed seven players from the Cubs system in its Top 101 Prospect List. Addison Russell (2), Kris Bryant (5), Jorge Soler (19), Albert Almora (38), Kyle Schwarber (77), Billy McKinney (81) and Pierce Johnson (83) landed in the pre-season ranking. Last year, Javier Baez (4), Kris […]


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Cubs Top The Sporting News Organizational Rankings

The accolades for the Cubs system continued Wednesday when the team topped the Sporting News’ organizational rankings. The Sporting News followed Keith Law in naming the Cubs the best organization in the game heading into the 2015 season. And the top spot was earned on because of the bats in the system such as Kris […]


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Jim Callis Includes OF Billy McKinney in Beyond Top 100 Prospect Report and Cubs News from the Farm

Six Cubs landed in MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospect list that was released Friday. Kris Bryant (2), Addison Russell (5), Jorge Soler (22), C.J. Edwards (47), Kyle Schwarber (49) and Albert Almora (57) made it on the ranking compiled by Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo. And there was another player in the Cubs’ system that […]


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