The Daily CCO: The Rumors are Flying and the Cubs are Talking

The buzz around baseball is focused on Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels. The Red Sox are getting “hit hard” on Jon Lester according to Ken Rosenthal and Boston is open to trading both Lester and John Lackey for “the right return.” The Dodgers, Brewers, Pirates, Mariners and Cardinals have been connected to the […]

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Eight Cubs Make MLB Pipeline’s Ranking of Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline unveiled its ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game Sunday night and the Cubs placed eight players in the top 100, the most of any organization in baseball … Cubs (8), Pirates (7), Red Sox (6), Astros (6), Twins (6), Rockies (5), Rangers (5), Mets (5), Diamondbacks (5), Royals (5), Padres […]

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MLB Pipeline Updated Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted updates to each team’s top 20 prospect list Sunday night and the Cubs’ updated list includes the recently drafted OF/C Kyle Schwarber and reflects the performances turned in this season. Kris Bryant tops the list of the prospects in the Cubs system followed by Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Arismendy Alcantara and Albert […]

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The Daily CCO: The Trade Deadline is Coming … The Trade Deadline is Coming

July is quickly coming to an end and Thursday is baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline (3:00pm CDT). Teams are believed to be interested in several players on the Cubs big league roster, and the Cubs are reportedly trying to trade Edwin Jackson. Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz, Carlos Villanueva and Darwin Barney could be dealt by Thursday […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/28/14

Heroes came in all shapes and sizes to end the week as Iowa witnessed the thundering bat of Javier Baez, while Tennessee’s Addison Russell put on his own power show. Russell’s teammate Taylor Davis had a five RBI night, and Daytona remained on a roll thanks to the muscle of Dan Vogelbach. In Kane County, […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/26/14

While much of the recent focus is on the upper portion of the Cubs’ minor league system, not enough can be said about the job being done by managers Mark Johnson and Gary Van Tol for the Kane County Cougars and the Boise Hawks respectively. Both have done outstanding jobs in juggling their rosters and […]

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C.J. Edwards Returns, Six Hawks Named All-Stars and Cubs News from the Farm

C.J. Edwards returned the mound Wednesday, as scheduled, and pitched in his first game since April 20. Edwards said, on Twitter, he “felt really, really good today” and he cannot “wait to get back out there again.” Edwards threw two scoreless innings for the AZL Cubs and allowed a hit, a walk and struck out […]

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The Daily CCO: It’s Time for Mendy to Play and Other Cubs News and Notes

Not only did the Cubs begin a 10-game homestand with a win that snapped the team’s five-game skid, but there was a lot of change at the big league level and down on the farm. The Cubs designated Darwin Barney for assignment, activated Emilio Bonifacio from the DL and committed to Arismendy Alcantara playing every […]

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Keith Law Ranks Cubs Farm System the Best in Baseball

ESPN’s Keith Law released his Mid-Season ranking of the top five farm systems in baseball on Tuesday morning, and less than a week after naming Kris Bryant the top prospect in the game, Law ranked the Cubs system as the best in baseball. Keith Law is not alone in his assessment of the Cubs system […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Hendricks Announced as Cubs Fourth Starter and Other News and Notes

The Cubs announced prior to Friday’s game that Kyle Hendricks will be recalled from Triple-A Tuesday to make the start against the Padres in what will be his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs would like to see Hendricks grab the fourth spot in the rotation for the remainder of the season. Rick Renteria did not […]

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