Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball America’s 2014 Prospect Handbook arrived Wednesday with the Twins’ Miguel Sano on the cover and more positive news about the Cubs’ farm system. Like Baseball Prospectus (No. 2) and Keith Law (No. 4), Baseball America ranked the Cubs’ organization in the top five in baseball. The Cubs system came in at No. 4 in […]

A Super Big Day and Other Cubs News and Notes

Weekend Update It’s a Super day in sports on the first Sunday in February with some big Bowl game taking place in New Jersey that includes teams from Denver and Seattle. And once the game ends, baseball season unofficially starts as teams will open Spring Training camps during the upcoming week. This is the last […]

Cubs Prospects Making Noise in Pre-Season Rankings

After being ranked as one of the worst farm systems in the game a year ago by Baseball America, the Cubs organization made a lot of improvement in 2009 … and the industry is recognizing the strides made last season. Starlin Castro was recently named the 22nd best prospect in the game by Castro […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2010

John Sickels released his list of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization on Tuesday. Sickels provides grades for each of the prospects he ranks … and his annual Baseball Prospect Book is a must read to help keep track of the better prospects in the game. Sickels made some positive points about the Cubs’ […]

Cubs Top Prospects and the Hot Stove

Award Week for Major League Baseball continues on Tuesday with the announcement of the AL Cy Young winner. Chris Coghlan of the Marlins and Andrew Bailey of the A’s were named NL and AL Rookie of the Year on Monday. With Coghlan taking the trophy, Geovany Soto will hopefully return to the form in 2010 […]

Monday Morning General Manager

There are 11 days remaining before the non-waiver trade deadline and it’s that time again at the CCO. Grab your GM hat, as always make sure it still fits and let’s play, ‘If You Were the Cubs GM…version 20.09‘. You may or may not know the drill by now. The CCO’s long-running debate topic made […]

From the CCO Inbox – 5/12/09

With the Cubs spending Monday recovering from 20 games in 20 days and receiving good news on Derrek Lee, it seems like the right time to empty out the CCO Inbox and pass along information we have received over the last three weeks. So while Lou contemplates the next change or changes to his bullpen […]

I-Cubs, D-Cubs and Chiefs Announce 2009 Opening Day Rosters

The Iowa Cubs, Daytona Cubs and Peoria Chiefs released their 2009 Opening Day Rosters on Tuesday…a day after the Tennessee Smokies. The Iowa Cubs will open the season in Round Rock (Houston Astros) on Thursday. Mitch Atkins will get the ball for the first game. Jose Ascanio, Esmailin Caridad, Jeff Samardzija and Randy Wells will […]

Baseball America’s Top 30 Cubs’ Prospects

Baseball America’s 2009 Prospect Handbook made its way to the bookshelves last week. After spending the off-season tracking the different publications and their thoughts on the Cubs’ minor league system, the industry standard put their final stamp on the top prospects of the Cubs’ organization leading into Spring Training. BA’s Top 10 was released on […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2009

Baseball America unveiled their list of the Cubs top prospects for the 2009 season along with which players possess the best tools in the organization on Monday. Only three players remain in the top ten from a year ago. Names such as Ryan Flaherty, Hak-Ju Lee and Jay Jackson have replaced the likes of Sean […]