Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Pitching Staff

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series continues with a look at the pitchers in big league camp. Three, if not four, of the five starting spots are set as Spring Training begins for the Cubs. As long as everyone stays healthy Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel should be slotted in as the […]


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Cubs Place Six Players in MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline unveiled its list of the top 100 prospects in baseball on Friday night, and the top system in baseball placed six players in the top 100. After Kris Bryant was named the top prospect in the game by Keith Law earlier this week, MLB Pipeline ranked Kris Bryant as the second best prospect […]


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Keith Law’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Keith Law completed his week-long look at the minor leagues Friday with a top 10 prospect list for each organization. And to no surprise, baseball’s best system is led by Keith Law’s top prospect, Kris Bryant. Keith Law ranked Kris Bryant, Addison Russell, Jorge Soler and Kyle Schwarber the top four prospects in the Cubs […]


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Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]


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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Guarantees a Division Crown for the Cubs

Anthony Rizzo did not back down Thursday from his statement at the end of last season. Rizzo said the Cubs are going to win the National League Central Division Crown this year. Rizzo told the beat writers during a stop on the Cubs Caravan at Jacob Beidler Elementary, “We’re going to win the NL Central. […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from The Frigid Confines

Hello again, everybody. I hope you and yours had a very merry and joyous holiday season. As 2015 gets off to a frigid start, it is fun to dream of warmer temps and more enjoyable surroundings, like the 24-degree game we have to look forward on Opening Easter Sunday Night. As the country is mired […]


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Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Baseball America released its list Monday of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization. To no surprise, Kris Bryant, Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year and the player on the cover on the 2015 Prospect Handbook, topped the list. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Kyle Schwarber and C.J. Edwards complete the top five of […]


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Pitching Staff Projections for the 2015 Chicago Cubs

Pitchers and catchers don’t report for seven weeks and Opening Night against the Cardinals is more than four months away, but it’s never too early for projections. For the first time during the Theo Epstein-Jed Hoyer regime the team’s focus will be on winning ballgames. The front office, Joe Maddon and a few of the […]


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MLB Pipeline’s Top 20 Cubs Prospect List Updated to Include RHP Duane Underwood

MLB.com updated its ranking of the prospects in the Cubs system after the trade with the Diamondbacks that sent RHP Jefferson Mejia and RHP Zack Godley to Arizona for Miguel Montero. And one of the better young arms in the system replaced Mejia on the top 20 list. RHP Duane Underwood cracked the top 20, […]


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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2015

Prospect season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the top 20 players and John Sickels look at the Cubs system. John Sickels thinks the Cubs probably have the best system in the game, and if it’s not No.1 it is a top two system in baseball. Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler are […]


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