Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2012

Baseball America released their list of the top 10 prospects in the Cubs’ system last week. To no surprise, Brett Jackson topped the list, with Javier Baez and Matt Szczur rounding out the top three of the best prospects in the organization. The Cubs had several prospects take a positive step forward last season … […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/21/11

This week saw some familiar faces in new places. Daytona Cubs starter Jeffry Antigua and Iowa Cubs reliever Marcos Mateo joined the Dominican League, while Iowa starter Jay Jackson, DSL infielder Carlos Penalver, and Tennessee first baseman Rebel Ridling are now part of the Venezuelan League. Pitching remained the story, as Scott Maine and Robert […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/14/11

Before we focus on this week’s action, the CCO wishes to express our relief to the safe return of Nationals’ catcher Wilson Ramos to his family. Ramos survived a harrowing ordeal, as he was held captive in Venezuela since Wednesday as part of a ransom plot. Six suspects are in custody, as well as two […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/11

A Happy Halloween to all from the CCO, and una suerte de vísperas del día de los muertos to everyone in the Winter Leagues. Rafael Dolis and Hung-Wen Chen experienced the “tricks” of life as a professional baseball player, while Marco Carrillo, Robert Coello, and Bryan LaHair provided the “treats“. Meanwhile, Chris Carpenter continued to […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/24/11

As a new era dawns for the Cubs organization, business goes on in the Winter Leagues. Bryan LaHair is terrorizing Venezuelan League pitching, while Chris Rusin had a great debut in the Dominican League. Blake Parker, Hung-Wen Chen, and Oswaldo Martinez each put up good relief performances, while Marco Carrillo continues to dazzle hitters in […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/11

Welcome back CCO fans! Yes, it’s that time of year again, when our favorite sport moves to warmer climates. Now, the talk turns to Estrellas and Aguilas, Criollos and Senadores, Tiburones and Caribes, Naranjeros and, of course, those Yaquis. With 22 Cub players (and counting), the Winter Leagues will certainly have a lot of local […]

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Checking on the Cubs … While Waiting on Theo

Day four of the Theo Watch … In case you haven’t heard, the Cubs asked the Red Sox for permission to talk to Theo Epstein earlier this week … and since Tuesday, just about all of the Cubs news and rumors have centered around the Red Sox current general manager. Speculation in the mainstream media […]

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Happy Trails – Cubs 2 Padres 9

Game One Hundred Sixty-Two – Cubs 2 Padres 9 WP – Wade LeBlanc (5-6) LP – Ryan Dempster (10-14) Save – None It’s all over … the Chicago Cubs lost to the San Diego Padres to close out the Twenty-Eleven season, the fifth season in a row the Cubs lost their final game. The Cubs […]

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A Little Patience, Alotta Power and Matt Garza – Cubs 6 Padres 2

Game One Hundred Sixty-One – Cubs 6 Padres 2 WP – Matt Garza (10-10) LP – Chad Qualls (6-8, BS 5) Save – None Mike Quade’s veteran lineup powered Matt Garza to his tenth victory in his final start of the season. Four of the Cubs six runs scored on a pair of homers … […]

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Cubs Kids Shutout in San Diego – Cubs 0 Padres 2

Game One Hundred Sixty – Cubs 0 Padres 2 WP – Mat Latos (9-14) LP – Casey Coleman (3-9) Save – Heath Bell (43) Mike Quade ran out a lineup full of the youngest players on his roster, along with Carlos Pena, and the Cubs were shutout on just two hits on Monday night. Mat […]

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