Samardzija Wants to Win with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Jeff Samardzija spoke with Patrick Mooney prior to the holidays about his status and his desire to stay with the Cubs. Samardzija did not pull any punches and indicated then he is hopeful something could be worked out with the Cubs to keep him in Chicago. Samardzija pointed out his talks with the Cubs are […]

Top Five Moments of the 2013 Season in the Cubs Minor League System

The Cubs’ farm system had a very memorable 2013 season. Several players, even the ones not making headlines, showed a lot of improvement on the field. Three of the Cubs’ affiliates made the post-season and the Daytona Cubs were the last team standing for the third time in six seasons. So with another year coming […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/16/13

Pitching was the storyline last week in the winter leagues as Frank Batista has emerged as a go-to reliever in the Dominican League. Carlos Pimentel raised his record to 5-0 while Ryan Searle moved to 2-0 in the Australian Baseball League. To learn more, check out today’s report.

Cubs Looking for Mike Olt to Compete for Third Base Job in Spring Training

The front office realizes the on the field product at the Major League level must improve. And while the plan has not changed to build the organization from the ground up for sustained success, a part of the building process includes winning games at the big league level. One of the many young players the […]

A Cubs Prospects Q&A with MLB.com’s Jim Callis

Now more than at any point in the history of the storied franchise, the focus for the Chicago Cubs is building a system with sustained success. A lot of improvement has been made with the farm system in just over two years. The Cubs have projectable impact talent not too far away from the big […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/25/13

This time of the off-season is filled with hellos and goodbyes. And so it is time to say goodbye to OF Dave Sappelt and RHP Yeiper Castillo, and hello to OF Casper Wells, IF Jeudy Valdez, and RHP’s Paolo Espino and Carlos Pimentel. Both Espino and Pimentel fared well as new members of the organization […]

The Rumors Continue and Other Cubs News and Notes

Now that the Cubs have hired a majority of Rick Renteria’s coaching staff, the front office’s attention should turn to the big league roster. With the Winter Meetings in Orlando just over two weeks away, the rumors surrounding the Cubs will increase. The Cubs are believed to be listening to offers for Jeff Samardzija while […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/18/13

Arizona Fall League MVP Kris Bryant and the Mesa Solar Sox could not seal the deal as they lost in the championship on Saturday. Meanwhile, winter baseball is heating up as reliever Marcus Hatley is on a roll in Mexico and Junior Lake remains hot in the Dominican Republic. The Cubs also added two more […]

Mueller? Mueller? Cubs Coaching Staff Coming Into Focus

Multiple outlets confirmed the Sun-Times report that the front office is looking to hire Bill Mueller to be the Cubs’ new hitting coach. Mueller would be one of possible two hitting coaches on Rick Renteria’s staff. The front office knows they cannot miss on what will be the team’s third hitting coach in three seasons. […]

Baez and Bryant Top Baseball America’s List of Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball America released their list of the Cubs top 10 prospects for 2014 on Monday. Javier Baez topped the Cubs’ ranking with Kris Bryant just behind him at number two on BA’s list. C.J. Edwards is the best pitching prospect in the organization according to Baseball America, while Albert Almora and Jorge Soler rounded out the […]