Cubs 2016 Spring Training Preview: First Base

It seems like at every position on the diamond that the Chicago Cubs have multiple players that manager Joe Maddon can use. Some positions are even three to four deep with potential options. First base is the only position that manager Joe Maddon can write the same name with confidence no matter the match-up. Let’s […]

Report Links Cubs to Jonathan Lucroy

Jonathan Lucroy would like to be traded, and the Brewers’ price on the former on the All-Star catcher is reportedly very high. According to Phil Rogers, the Cubs “have been eyeing Lucroy throughout the Hot Stove season, hoping the Brewers would make him available.” Phil Rogers is not the first to link the Cubs to […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Have the Most Fearsome Foursome in Baseball and Other News

MLB.com ranked Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant, Jason Heyward and Kyle Schwarber the best quartet of sluggers in baseball based on the 2016 Steamer projections. Andrew Simon took a look at “the top five lineup foursomes for next season, based on cumulative offensive runs (Off), a component of wins above replacement (WAR) that includes batting and […]

The CCO Talks Cubs First and Third Base Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

On Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U gave the second of a five-week series of interviews talking minor league prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett and Rick Carter on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. This past Wednesday’s program addressed the first and third base prospects in the Cubs’ system. Here […]

Day Three of 2016 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm with Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison

The 2016 Cubs Convention wrapped Sunday morning with the Down on the Farm session hosted by Double-A Tennessee’s play-by-play man Mick Gillispie. Jason McLeod and farm director Jaron Madison were joined by RHP Carl Edwards Jr., LHP Eric Jokisch and 1B Dan Vogelbach. The Cubs still have one of the top 10 farm systems in […]

FanGraphs Top Cubs Prospect List for 2016

FanGraphs posted its look at the Cubs organization on Thursday. And Dan Farnsworth included a ranking of the top prospects in the system in his report. The Cubs have a loaded farm system. Even with last season’s promotions it is still considered one of the 10 best in the game. Gleyber Torres tops FanGraphs list […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves and Rumors Galore

The Cubs had an excellent week. Kris Bryant, Joe Maddon and Jake Arrieta all won major awards. And the weekend started with two additions to the 40-man roster and an incredibly busy Friday. Three relievers were officially added to the roster and four of the organization’s top prospects moved a step closer to reaching their […]

From the Wire: Cubs Add Contreras, Candelario, Johnson and Vogelbach to 40-Man Roster

The Cubs selected the contracts of four players from Double-A Tennessee prior to Friday’s deadline to set the Major League reserve roster. C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach were added to the 40-man roster, which now stands at 37 players. Willson Contreras, 23, was the organization’s Minor League […]

Cubs 2015 MiLB Organization All-Stars

MiLB.com posted its organizational All-Stars for the Cubs which is always an interesting read. MiLB.com honors players not based on age or prospect status but the players that had the best season at each position. The Cubs system has a lot of depth, and at each level. The years of waiting, and in most cases […]

The CCO’s Cubs All-Prospect Team – Position Players

The depth in the Cubs system has been well documented. And over the last four years, the prospects in the organization became more well-known the players on the big league team. The hard work and player development that has been done by the front office, minor league staffs and coordinators since June 2011 have started […]