The Daily CCO: Cubs Find Coaching Fits with Eric Hinske and Doug Dascenzo and Other News

When the front office named John Mallee hitting coach last week there were two other changes to Rick Renteria’s staff that made sense for the Cubs. Eric Hinske was the team’s first base coach and outfield coach last season in his first year as a big league coach. Instead of another season at first base, […]

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The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Started at Second Base in the AFL and Other Cubs News

Over three minor league seasons, Addison Russell has played in 233 games and only one position in the field, shortstop. Addison Russell made his first start of the fall at second base Monday night, hitting fifth for the Mesa Solar Sox. Russell went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk on Monday night. Addison Russell […]

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Bryant, Russell Top Baseball America’s List of Southern League Prospects that Includes Four Cubs Players

Baseball America released its ranking Monday of the top 20 prospects in the Southern League for the 2014 season. And to no surprise 3B Kris Bryant (1) and SS Addison Russell (2) topped Baseball America’s list with RHP C.J. Edwards (5) making the top five. OF Albert Almora (18) landed among the best players at […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant, Armando Rivero and the Cubs System Nominated for MiLBYs and Other News and Rumors

MiLB.com posted the finalists Thursday and voting is underway for the 2014 MiLBYs … and the Cubs are heavily represented in this year’s categories. Online voting continues until Oct. 23 and the winners will be announced Oct. 23-31. Kris Bryant is nominated for the top offensive player. Bryant turned in the best season of any […]

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Cubs Prospects Interview with Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie

The biggest jump for a young player is from High-A to Double-A and Mick Gillispie has seen several of the prospects in the Cubs system make the successful transition to the higher level of minor league ball. Mick Gillispie has been the voice of the Tennessee Smokies since 2007 and has called Cubs Spring Training […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/06/14

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: The Pitchers and Coaches This is the second of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2014 Arizona Fall League, which begins Tuesday, October 7. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Zach Cates, […]

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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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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Scheduled to Start Against the Dodgers and Other Cubs News

The Cubs announced Tuesday that Edwin Jackson will be activated from the 15-day DL and make the start Friday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Jackson has been on the disabled list since Aug. 21 with a right lat strain. Edwin Jackson has not started a game since Aug. 20 when he lasted only 2 […]

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LHP Carson Sands Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted another update to the top 20 list of the best system in baseball Monday. With the promotion of INF Javier Baez, the Cubs have a new top five and LHP Carson Sands was added to the backend of MLB Pipeline’s ranking. Kris Bryant remains in the top spot and the best prospect […]

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