Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/20/14

Good morning! Week two of winter baseball saw the opening of the Dominican Winter League and the re-emergence of familiar veterans Manny Ramirez and Junior Lake, among others. Meanwhile in the Venezuelan Winter League, reliever Loiger Padron remains perfect while swingman Eduardo Figueroa had his ups and downs. As for the Arizona Fall League, Bijan […]

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Addison Russell is Adding to Resume in the AFL and News from the Cubs Farm

Theo Epstein was asked what the team’s plans were for the position-player talent during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs appear to have a very good problem, too many players and not enough positions on the field. Epstein said at the time and has reiterated since that the Cubs plan for the players to be […]

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The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Started at Second Base in the AFL and Other Cubs News

Over three minor league seasons, Addison Russell has played in 233 games and only one position in the field, shortstop. Addison Russell made his first start of the fall at second base Monday night, hitting fifth for the Mesa Solar Sox. Russell went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk on Monday night. Addison Russell […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/13/14

Welcome everyone to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball. In today’s report, Bijan Rademacher has a big night as the Mesa Solar Sox win their first game in the Arizona Fall League. Meanwhile, down in the Venezuelan Winter League, Cubs pitching prospects are having mixed results. For all the highlights, take a look inside today’s […]

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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant, Armando Rivero and the Cubs System Nominated for MiLBYs and Other News and Rumors

MiLB.com posted the finalists Thursday and voting is underway for the 2014 MiLBYs … and the Cubs are heavily represented in this year’s categories. Online voting continues until Oct. 23 and the winners will be announced Oct. 23-31. Kris Bryant is nominated for the top offensive player. Bryant turned in the best season of any […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/10/14

Position Analysis – First Base A series of reports over the off-season will summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. Today, the CCO looks at a position that was once a strength in the organization but now has some questions: First Base. First Base For the second […]

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The Daily CCO: Second-Tier Rumors, MLB Sets Qualifying Offer and Cubs News

The Cubs are in the market for pitching this winter and are expected to add at least one starter to the roster. While the focus is on the front office signing a top of the rotation-type starter such as Jon Lester, the Cubs have been connected to second-tier starters such as Jason Hammel and Justin […]

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The Daily CCO: Speculation Continues on What Additions Front Office Could Make to the Cubs Roster

There were two more excellent post-season games Saturday. A Brandon Belt home run in the top of the 18th inning gave the Giants a 2-1 victory in the longest post-season game in history and a 2-0 lead in the series with the Nationals. In Los Angeles after Matt Carpenter tied the game at two in the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/29/14

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Position Players This is the first of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2014 Arizona Fall League, which begins on October 7. Today, the CCO will be looking at the position players the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox. Jacob Hannemann, OF […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/14

The beginning of the week was marked by beginnings and endings as we said goodbye to the Daytona Cubs for 2014 as they bowed to Fort Myers in the Florida State League Championship. Meanwhile, in the west suburbs, the Midwest League Championships got underway as Kane County faced off against Lake County. With all of […]

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