Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects

A couple of weeks following the release Baseball Prospectus’ top Cubs prospects list, John Sickels from MinorLeagueBall.com has unveiled his top 20 list of the Cubs’ prospects, along with a few honorable mentions. Baseball America’ top prospects in the Cubs system is due to be released on January 12th. Josh Vitters once again is tops […]

End of the Week Dis-N-Dat….Cubs Rumors Edition

On the last Friday before Thanksgiving, teams around the league appear to be positioning themselves for next month’s Winter Meetings in Las Vegas. The annual event starts on December 8th. Will the Cubs be players?….Kevin Towers thinks so. Here’s the latest from the mill including updates on Rafael Furcal, Jason Marquis, Raul Ibanez, Adam Dunn, […]

Now That’s A Fire! Cubs Rumors from the Stove

The Hot Stove heated up a then caught fire on Wednesday night when Ken Rosenthal reported the Cubs are the front-runners to land Jake Peavy according to major league sources. Rosenthal also reported the Cubs have offered Ryan Dempster a 4-year deal worth in the neighborhood of $50 million dollars….what a neighborhood. According to Rosenthal, […]

Minor League Report – 06/02/08

The CCO’s Minor League Report returns from a long break on the Monday before the 2008 Draft. The Cubs have the 19th pick in the first round on Thursday and the 41st pick as compensation from the Brewers for signing Jason Kendall in the off-season. ESPN is predicting the Cubs will take Alex Meyer, 6’7″ […]

A Look In at the Prospects Watch

With the first two months of the Minor League season nearly in the books, let’s take a look back at a few of the Cubs top prospects. Before the season started, I compiled a list of 10 Prospects to Watch. How have those players performed so far this season? For this article, I’m going to […]

Minor League Report – 04/25/08

The Cubs’ farm system received a boost this past week when Josh Vitters made his debut for the Peoria Chiefs. The rest of his week was not as good as his first game but at least the Cubs’ top prospect is now in A ball. Sean Gallagher turned in a great start with 12 strikeouts […]

Minor League Report – 04/18/08

The Iowa Cubs had a better week and so did the Tennessee Smokies. The Daytona Cubs lost three in a row before beating the Palm Beach Cardinals in 10 innings on Thursday, 1-0. Sean Gallagher had a good week, despite losing on Thursday night to New Orleans, 5-1. Gallagher gave up 3 runs on 7 […]

Minor League Report – 04/11/08

The Cubs’ minor league teams kicked off a new season last week just a few days behind the big league club. There are plenty of expectations surrounding the Cubs’ farm system this year. One is to show that this is in fact an improving system that is capable of producing Major League talent. Overall, the […]

Minor League Rosters and Cuts Announced

The Cubs recently announced the Opening Day rosters for each of their farm teams as well as a few notable cuts. A couple of highly touted prospects received their assignments for the new season that begins this week. Jeff Samardzija, Donald Veal and Tyler Colvin will start the year in Double-A. Jose Ceda will start […]

10 Prospects to Watch

These are no particular order, just prospects to keep your eye on. I’m limiting this list to players with no Major League experience. So guys like Geovany Soto, Kevin Hart and Sean Gallagher are not going to be on it. Also, I divided up the slots so it would be 5 hitters and 5 pitchers. […]