Cubs 2010 Organizational All-Stars

This off-season has been honoring players at each position who had the best season in their respective organization, regardless of age or prospect status. released their list of the Cubs organizational All-Stars and a couple of the players on the Cubs’ list lost their prospect status a few years ago … and two […]

Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects

Baseball America released their list of the top 10 prospects and the players in the system with the best tools. The full list of the Cubs top 30 prospects will be unveiled when BA’s Prospect Handbook hits the stands next month. Chris Archer, Brett Jackson and Trey McNutt were named the top three prospects in […]

The Hardball Times Top Cubs Prospects

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with the Hardball Times’ ranking of the top 10 prospects in the organization. Like Baseball Prospectus and Minor League Ball, Brett Jackson tops the Hardball Times’ list … with Chris Archer, Trey McNutt, Hak-Ju Lee and Jay Jackson rounding out the top five. Here is the […]

The Current State of the Chicago Cubs

The current state of the Chicago Cubs does not look so good … but the future appears bright in 2012, and beyond. While 2011 isn’t looking very promising as 2010 comes to an end, there are several things we should keep an eye on that could very well turn out as positives for the future. […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the Cubs’ top prospects. Minor League Ball recently published their preliminary list of the top prospects in the Cubs system. John Sickels pointed out that the grades are subject to change. Like Baseball Prospectus, Sickels feels the Cubs system lacks […]

Baseball Prospectus Top 20 Cubs Prospects

Baseball Prospectus recently published their list of the top prospects in the Cubs system. Kevin Goldstein said the Cubs system doesn’t really have any impact talent but has a lot of depth. According to Goldstein, “While the Cubs’ system is a deep one that will produce plenty of big league talents, the team still needs […]

Weekend Update … Cubs All About the Pitching

Now that Jim Hendry has a Major League first baseman on his roster, the Cubs appear to be focused on improving the pitching staff … both in the rotation and in the pen. Brandon Webb and Matt Garza are on the Cubs radar. Some reports have Webb being the Cubs’ “top starting target” but there […]

Cubs Prospects Caught on Film

You’ve heard the names and you’ve read the stats … but have you seen Brett Jackson make a diving catch or Brandon Guyer hit a home run? What about Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Carpenter or Chris Archer? The CCO’s look at the Cubs farm system continues today, but this time we will let the video do […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/22/10

The Mesa Solar end their season on a lengthy winless streak. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty have slow final weeks, while Jake Muyco ends the fall with a bloated earned run average. In the mean time, several Cubs farmhands in the Caribbean continue to shine. One Cubs prospect is named a Double-A All-Star, several guys […]

Pitching Coaches, Roster Moves … and Cubs Rumors

Friday was a busy day for the Chicago National League Ball Club. In a move that caught everyone by surprise, Larry Rothschild stepped down as the Cubs pitching coach after nine seasons, three managers and two interim managers. Rothschild took the same position with the New York Yankees and signed a three-year contract worth nearly […]