Jim Hendry’s Shopping List?

It is Black Friday … will the Cubs brave the crowds and try to find a free agent bargain? According to Bruce Miles, it appears the Cubs are going to wait a while to make any additions or subtractions. Miles has been keeping his eye on Carlos Pena to fill the Cubs void at first […]

Cubs Prospects Caught on Film

You’ve heard the names and you’ve read the stats … but have you seen Brett Jackson make a diving catch or Brandon Guyer hit a home run? What about Hak-Ju Lee, Chris Carpenter or Chris Archer? The CCO’s look at the Cubs farm system continues today, but this time we will let the video do […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/22/10

The Mesa Solar end their season on a lengthy winless streak. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty have slow final weeks, while Jake Muyco ends the fall with a bloated earned run average. In the mean time, several Cubs farmhands in the Caribbean continue to shine. One Cubs prospect is named a Double-A All-Star, several guys […]

Weekend Update … Hendry Talks Cubs

The third week in November was anything but boring for the Chicago Cubs. From roster moves, to Larry Rothschild, to minor league comings and goings, to the Wrigleyville Classic, to the hot stove heating up … it was a busy seven days on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs made another addition to their […]

Pitching Coaches, Roster Moves … and Cubs Rumors

Friday was a busy day for the Chicago National League Ball Club. In a move that caught everyone by surprise, Larry Rothschild stepped down as the Cubs pitching coach after nine seasons, three managers and two interim managers. Rothschild took the same position with the New York Yankees and signed a three-year contract worth nearly […]

From the Wire … Cubs Add Four to 40-Man Roster

According to multiple reports, the Cubs added four players to their big league roster on Friday. As expected, Chris Archer, Brandon Guyer, Kyle Smit and Alberto Cabrera were added to the big league roster. Micah Hoffpauir also cleared unconditional waivers and the rights to his contract were sold to the Nippon Ham Fighters. With the […]

The CCO’s Top 15 Cubs Prospects

The Cubs’ farm system has shown a lot of improvement over the last two seasons. After being ranked as high as tenth in the game in 2005, the Cubs system slipped to 18 in 2008 and plummeted to 27 in 2009. With a couple of solid drafts, free-agent amateur signings and players performing at, or […]

No One’s on First for the Chicago Cubs

According to a report from Cubs.com, if the season started today Tyler Colvin would most likely be the Cubs starting first baseman. With Micah Hoffpauir headed for Japan, the Cubs no longer have a first baseman on their roster … or one in the system close to big league ready. Jim Hendry is looking and […]

From the Wire … Hoffpauir Signs One-Year Deal to Play in Japan

According to a tweet from Carrie Muskat, Micah Hoffpauir signed a one-year deal to play baseball in Japan with the Nippon Ham Fighters. With Hoffpauir heading to Japan, the Cubs 40-man roster stands at 35 players.

Moore from the Cubs Rumor Mill

The GM Meetings officially began Tuesday … and the first big trade of the off-season was announced shortly after Roy Halladay was named the NL Cy Young award winner. Outside of Dan Uggla being dealt to the Braves for Mike Dunn and Cub-for-a-minute, Omar Infante, the GMs discussed possible changes to the current Wild Card […]