Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/25/13

This time of the off-season is filled with hellos and goodbyes. And so it is time to say goodbye to OF Dave Sappelt and RHP Yeiper Castillo, and hello to OF Casper Wells, IF Jeudy Valdez, and RHP’s Paolo Espino and Carlos Pimentel. Both Espino and Pimentel fared well as new members of the organization […]

Cubs Sign OF Casper Wells to Minor League Contract, Release OF Dave Sappelt

According to Baseball America’s Matt Eddy, the Cubs signed outfielder Casper Wells to a minor league contract. Wells’ deal should include a non-roster invite to Spring Training so he can compete with Aaron Cunningham for a spot on the Cubs’ Opening Day roster The Cubs cut ties with outfielder Dave Sappelt, which should not come […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at each position in the Cubs’ farm system continues today. The series of articles to summarize and project how the organization stacks up on a position by position basis has already examined all four infield positions, catcher, left field and centerfield. Up next is right field, a position that […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/21/13

There were endings and new beginnings this past week. The Mesa Solar Sox said goodbye to their unbeaten streak, while the Fall Instructional League ended. Meanwhile, play began for many Cubs prospects in the Dominican Winter League.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at each position in the Cubs’ system continues today. The series of articles to summarize and project how the organization stacks up on a position by position basis has already looked at the infield and catcher, next up is the outfield starting with left field.

Catching Up with Cubs News and Notes Following an Off-Day

Tom Ricketts spoke with Gordon Wittenmyer on Wednesday and “promised no splashy, expensive moves to reverse four consecutive years of losing on the field and at the gate” this off-season. Ricketts told the Sun-Times that the budget he gave Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer to work with “isn’t holding back anything” that Epstein and Hoyer […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Marlins – 09/03/13

Game One Hundred Thirty-Eight: Cubs (58-79) vs. Marlins (51-85) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 189/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Edwin Jackson (7-14, 4.90/1.42/3.72) vs. Tom Koehler (3-9, 4.72/1.41/4.27) The Cubs will try to even the series with the Marlins tonight behind Edwin […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-Up LHP Zac Rosscup, DFA Dave Sappelt

According to multiple reports, the Cubs selected the contract of LHP Zac Rosscup from Triple-A Iowa, and added him to both the 40-man roster and active roster on Tuesday afternoon. Dave Sappelt was designated for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster for Rosscup. The Cubs also recalled catcher J.C. Boscan, RHP Justin Grimm […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/13

Happy Labor Day to everyone from the CCO! As the minor league season entered its final weekend, both the Iowa Cubs and the AZL Cubs were eliminated in their desperate attempts to make the playoffs.  Meanwhile in Tennessee and Daytona, both teams are preparing for post-season as the bats of Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger […]

Report: Vitters and Jackson Will Not Be Called Up in September

The Cubs made three additions to the active roster on Sunday, the first day big league teams could expand their rosters and call-up players from the 40-man roster. The Cubs activated Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena from the disabled list and called-up RHP Alberto Cabrera from Triple-A Iowa to spend the final month of the […]