From the Wire … Cubs Add Four to 40-Man Roster

According to multiple reports, the Cubs added four players to their big league roster on Friday. As expected, Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Kyle Smit and Alberto Cabrera were added to the big league roster. Micah Hoffpauir also cleared unconditional waivers and the rights to his contract were sold to the Nippon Ham Fighters. With the […]

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The CCO’s Top 15 Cubs Prospects

The Cubs’ farm system has shown a lot of improvement over the last two seasons. After being ranked as high as tenth in the game in 2005, the Cubs system slipped to 18 in 2008 and plummeted to 27 in 2009. With a couple of solid drafts, free-agent amateur signings and players performing at, or […]

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No One’s on First for the Chicago Cubs

According to a report from Cubs.com, if the season started today Tyler Colvin would most likely be the Cubs starting first baseman. With Micah Hoffpauir headed for Japan, the Cubs no longer have a first baseman on their roster … or one in the system close to big league ready. Jim Hendry is looking and […]

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From the Wire … Hoffpauir Signs One-Year Deal to Play in Japan

According to a tweet from Carrie Muskat, Micah Hoffpauir signed a one-year deal to play baseball in Japan with the Nippon Ham Fighters. With Hoffpauir heading to Japan, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 35 players.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/15/10

The Mesa Solar Sox are eliminated from postseason contention. One Cubs prospect is named an All-Star and is released all in the span of 24-hours. Eight minor leaguers in the organization become free agents while four others re-sign with the club. A few Cubs farmhands are set to play in Australia, while Austin Bibens-Dirkx is […]

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Weekend Update … Time for the GMs and the Owners to Meet

The upcoming week should be anything but boring … both for the Chicago National League Ball Club and for all of baseball. MLB’s award season will continue, with a majority of the big honors being handed out. The NL and AL Rookie of the Year awards will be announced on Monday. It will be interesting […]

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Cubs Moves from Down on the Farm

The Cubs continued making roster moves this week, both at the Major and Minor League levels. John Grabow was activated from the 60-day DL on Tuesday. Brad Snyder was outrighted off the Cubs 40-man roster Wednesday and became a free agent. Eight players in the Cubs’ system filed for free agency on November 6 and […]

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Gonzalez, Pena, Dunn … or None of the Above?

MLB’s award season continues on Wednesday with the announcement of the NL Gold Glove winners. Could Marlon Byrd add a trophy to his case? Adrian Gonzalez remains the hot topic surrounding the Cubs … despite the fact Jed Hoyer said he expects to begin the year with Gonzalez and would be thrilled to finish it […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/08/10

Two Cubs prospects take part in the annual AFL Rising Stars Game. One less fortunate member of the Mesa Solar Sox finds himself out for the season. Two vacancies are created on the minor league coaching staff, one because of a promotion and the other due to a departure. Find out who’s hot and who’s […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/25/10

Brett Jackson makes his 2010 Arizona Fall League debut. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty both continue their campaigns with streaky weeks. Vitters plays twice more at first base, where he could find himself in the spring. The Dominican Winter League’s season gets started and the rosters are stacked with Cubs. One candidate for Mike Quade’s […]

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