The Daily CCO: Three Cubs Make Weekly Prospect Team and Other News and Notes

MLB Pipeline released its prospect team on Monday. And the three Cubs received the weekly honor. 3B Kris Bryant, 1B Dan Vogelbach and C Kyle Schwarber grabbed three of the 10 spots. Which as Jim Callis said should not come as a surprise because the Cubs “have the best collection of young hitters that baseball […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/15

The Cubs got good performances this weekend from their front-runners as Double-A Tennessee is now a 20-game winner and Kyle Schwarber leads the Southern League in home runs. Myrtle Beach sports the best record in the Carolina League with Duane Underwood, Paul Blackburn, and Pin-Chieh Chen all contributing to a sweep. South Bend and Iowa […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/15

A Player-of-the-Year candidate has moved to the forefront as Billy McKinney of Myrtle Beach now leads the Carolina League in hitting and RBI, and is second in home runs, as the Pelicans have gained their 20th win of the season. South Bend has the most likely leader for Pitcher-of-the-Year as Jeremy Null improved his record […]


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The Daily CCO: Jon Lester Stinks and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jon Lester did not start his career with the Cubs the way he would have liked. A dead, or tired, arm in Spring Training put him behind and kept him from preparing for the season. Lester struggled on Opening Night and lasted only 4 1/3 innings against the Cardinals while St. Louis exposed in front […]


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The Daily CCO: Pitching is Cubs Biggest Concern and Other News and Notes

There are no two ways about it, the Cubs had a rough week with only two wins in seven days (2-5). The Cubs did more than their fair share of swinging and missing and became the first team to strikeout 300 times this season. The Cubs have struck out 304 times in 30 games, as […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/08/15

It was an up and down end of the week for the Cubs’ affiliates as Wednesday was a make-up day for Myrtle Beach and Tennessee. Charcer Burks and Gleyber Torres stayed hot for South Bend while no other prospect in the system may be as locked in as Billy McKinney right now. McKinney walked off […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs are Not Going to Take It Anymore

Joe Maddon was ejected from Wednesday’s game in the sixth inning for arguing balls and strikes with homeplate umpire D.J. Reyburn. Maddon was tossed for the second time this season after arguing with Reyburn from the dugout. After he was thrown out, Maddon emerged from the dugout and was extremely animated. Maddon politely told Reyburn […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/15

The needle seems to be pointing up for the Cubs’ affiliates to start the week, as three of the four have reached their 13th win of the season. South Bend is riding the extra base bat of Yasiel Balaguert as Ryan Williams’ ERA keeps getting smaller. Myrtle Beach swept a series on the road behind […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/03/15

With the first month of the 2015 season over, here is an inside look at how the Cubs’ minor league teams are doing this year. Iowa Cubs Iowa has done the best they can having to cope with both injuries and needs at the Major League level. While it wasn’t a shock to anyone that […]


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The Daily CCO: MLB Changes a Draft Rule, Players Can Be Traded After World Series and Cubs News

According to a report from Dave Cameron, Major League Baseball and the Players Association closed a loophole in the rules and beginning this year teams will be able to trade players selected in the most recent draft the day after the conclusion of the World Series. In what will be known and labeled as the […]


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