Minor League Report – 06/02/08

The CCO’s Minor League Report returns from a long break on the Monday before the 2008 Draft. The Cubs have the 19th pick in the first round on Thursday and the 41st pick as compensation from the Brewers for signing Jason Kendall in the off-season. ESPN is predicting the Cubs will take Alex Meyer, 6’7″ […]

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A Look In at the Prospects Watch

With the first two months of the Minor League season nearly in the books, let’s take a look back at a few of the Cubs top prospects. Before the season started, I compiled a list of 10 Prospects to Watch. How have those players performed so far this season? For this article, I’m going to […]

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Minor League Report – 04/18/08

The Iowa Cubs had a better week and so did the Tennessee Smokies. The Daytona Cubs lost three in a row before beating the Palm Beach Cardinals in 10 innings on Thursday, 1-0. Sean Gallagher had a good week, despite losing on Thursday night to New Orleans, 5-1. Gallagher gave up 3 runs on 7 […]

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Prospect Spotlight – Dae-Eun Rhee

From time to time this season, the CCO will profile a player from the Cubs’ minor league system. Dae-Eun Rhee garnered attention in the off-season after Baseball America named him the 16th best prospect in the Cubs’ organization. Rhee made the Peoria Chiefs’ roster and has had a solid start to his first season pitching […]

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Minor League Rosters and Cuts Announced

The Cubs recently announced the Opening Day rosters for each of their farm teams as well as a few notable cuts. A couple of highly touted prospects received their assignments for the new season that begins this week. Jeff Samardzija, Donald Veal and Tyler Colvin will start the year in Double-A. Jose Ceda will start […]

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10 Prospects to Watch

These are no particular order, just prospects to keep your eye on. I’m limiting this list to players with no Major League experience. So guys like Geovany Soto, Kevin Hart and Sean Gallagher are not going to be on it. Also, I divided up the slots so it would be 5 hitters and 5 pitchers. […]

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Hit and Misses….but mostly Misses

As the 2002 MLB draft was approaching, the Chicago Cubs’ farm system was highly regarded. Baseball America had it ranked in the top 3 in 2002, and 2001 and the trend would continue in 2003. Their biggest strength at the time was pitching. The club had four out of the first thirty-eight picks in 2002 […]

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Oh So Close

In seven short days the 2008 version of the Chicago Cubs will take the field for the first time in Scottsdale against the San Francisco Giants….the baseball season is just around the corner. Many have predicted the Cubs will have a good season but some feel the Cubs still have areas they must address, mainly […]

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Spring Training NRI’s….The Catchers

While many remain very interested in what may or may not transpire with the Orioles, pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park….in just one day. The winter long speculation of what could be and what should be is just about over. Several reports have indicated Jim Hendry is still exploring ways to improve his club […]

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