The Daily CCO: Maddon Has the Cubs Playing with Confidence

The Cubs won their fourth game in a row Tuesday night, a 1-0 victory in 10 innings over the first place Dodgers. The Cubs improved to a season-high nine games over .500 (39-30) with their Major League leading ninth walk-off win of the year. It’s been a long time since the Cubs were nine games […]


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Cubs Prospects Billy McKinney and Duane Underwood Jr. Added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs system were recently added to MLB Pipeline’s Top 100 list, OF Billy McKinney and RHP Duane Underwood Jr. With so many prospects getting called up to the majors in recent weeks, MLB Pipeline reshuffled its Top 100 Prospect list. OF Billy McKinney cracked the top 100 at […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/15

As the first half of the minor league season closed, all teams are now in play as both the Northwest League and the Arizona Rookie League opened this weekend. The first half concluded with Myrtle Beach the Carolina League South Division Champions on the strength of pitchers Josh Conway and Daury Torrez. First round draft […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/15

Big offensive performances marked the beginning of the week as Arismendy Alcantara had a two home run game for Iowa, while rookie Jose Rojas also hit two in the same game in Venezuela. In Myrtle Beach, Jacob Rogers came close to a cycle as they closed in on a playoff spot. And Duane Underwood Jr. dominated […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/15

It was a “system sweep” on Sunday as all of the Cubs’ affiliates came away victorious. South Bend used a 5-for-5 performance by shortstop Gleyber Torres, while All-Star Jonathan Martinez tossed a two-hitter for Myrtle Beach. Tennessee had a second successful rehab start by Jacob Turner, and Iowa received another good outing from Dallas Beeler. […]


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The Daily CCO: Maddon Defends the Cubs Young Defenders and Other News, Notes and Rumors

Joe Maddon put the positive spin on Friday’s loss to the Reds in which two errors were the difference in the game. Maddon was happy with the effort the Cubs made and has been consistent in the fact he knows physical mistakes are going to happen. Maddon is convinced if the Cubs play with the […]


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The Daily CCO: Schwarber Could Be Part of Discussions as Cubs Look for Ways to Tweak the Roster

The Cubs had a good weekend in DC and will spend Monday’s off day in Detroit. The Cubs open a two-game series with the Tigers on Tuesday. The First-Year Player Draft begins Monday night. The Cubs have the ninth pick in the first round and are being linked to several players, including LHP Brady Aiken. […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/08/15

Success is building throughout the minor league system as first place Myrtle Beach was able to stop a losing streak on National Television with the help of Mark Zagunis. Both Iowa and Tennessee are in second place and hot on the heels of the front runners as Taylor Teagarden had a breakout game and Frank […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/05/15

An infielder is knocking at the door for the majors, but it’s not who you think it is. Christian Villanueva has had a monster week, with four home runs in four games for Iowa. In Tennessee, the Smokies have moved into first place thanks to efforts of pitchers Ryan Williams and Felix Pena. It was […]


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RHP Jeremy Null and RHP Ivan Pineyro Added to MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted an update to its ranking of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system and two pitchers were added to the list, RHP Jeremy Null and RHP Ivan Pineyro. With Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Jorge Soler no longer eligible for MLB Pipeline’s list, Carl Edwards Jr. slides to the top of the […]


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