The Daily CCO: Maddon Not Monitoring the Minors, the Kris Bryant Watch and Other Cubs News

Friday was a frustrating day for the Chicago Cubs. Instead of recording their first road win of the season, the Cubs did not capitalize and basically gave a game away. Three games into the season and the Cubs are 2-for-25 with runners in scoring position. Starlin Castro has both of those hits and only one […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/10/15

Welcome back to baseball! The minor league season opened Thursday night and the Cubs’ system flexed its collective muscles. Last year’s Midwest League Champions got off to a great start as Duane Underwood dominated for Myrtle Beach. Iowa could not hold a lead, but Tennessee did as the Smokies pulled away behind Corey Black and […]


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Cubs Explain Decision to Start C.J. Edwards in Bullpen and It’s Opening Day in the Minor Leagues

Mick Gillispie broke the news Tuesday night the top pitching prospect in the system would begin the year in Double-A Tennessee’s bullpen. And the beat writers asked Jed Hoyer about the Cubs decision to start C.J. Edwards in the pen, not in the rotation. The Cubs are not ruling out Edwards returning to a starting […]


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Justin Steele Wins The CCO’s Top Prospect Poll

Every year, Chicago Cubs Online puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. The CCO conducted a preliminary poll starting the beginning of February. Votes were received on the website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. A run-off poll of the top 20 qualifiers started in March […]


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Edwards Starting Season in the Pen, Johnson in Extended Spring Training and Cubs News from the Farm

The top two pitching prospects in the Cubs system are not beginning the year where most thought they would during Spring Training. C.J. Edwards was very good in big league camp and impressed his future manager. Edwards appeared in two Cactus League games and pitched three shutout innings. Edwards didn’t issue a walk while striking […]


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Tennessee Smokies Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster

The Tennessee Smokies released its initial roster for the 2015 season Monday and it features nine of the top prospects in the Cubs system, including Albert Almora, C.J. Edwards and Kyle Schwarber. Double-A Tennessee’s first roster of the year includes 14 pitchers, three catchers, six infielders and four outfielders. Along with Almora, Edwards and Schwarber, […]


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C.J. Edwards Shines in Cubs Futures Game

The Cubs and Rangers top prospects took the field under the lights at Sloan Park on Monday night. And the Rangers ended up with a 5-1 victory over the Cubs. The Cubs ran out a starting nine of Jacob Hannemann RF, Albert Almora CF, Kyle Schwarber C, Dan Vogelbach 1B, Christian Villanueva 3B, Billy McKinney […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Tennessee Smokies Preview

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies The fourth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Tennessee Smokies. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Cubs Option RHP C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa, Reduce Spring Training Roster to 52 Players

The Cubs reduced its Spring Training roster to 52 players Thursday when the team optioned RHP C.J. Edwards to Triple-A Iowa. Edwards is the third player the Cubs have optioned to Iowa this spring, joining INF Christian Villanueva and C Rafael Lopez. Edwards will spend the next three weeks in minor league camp. Edwards is […]


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Cubs Outlast the Dodgers, Pick Up a Spring Win – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5

Spring Training Game Seventeen – Cubs 7, Dodgers 5 WP – Jake Arrieta (2-1) LP – Brandon McCarthy (0-1) Save – Joseph Ortiz (1) Chris Coghlan, Jorge Soler and Albert Almora drove in six runs. Arismendy Alcantara and Addison Russell scored three times and Jake Arrieta survived a shaky outing as the Cubs beat the […]


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