Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/24/15

Pitching Analysis – Lower Minors Today, the CCO completes its off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system. After reviewing the pitching staffs for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, High-A Myrtle Beach, and Low-A South Bend, it’s time for the pitching prospects in the lower minor leagues. Lower Minors Starters and Relievers Moving to the Short […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week due to the Midsummer Classic. Pitching once again was the big news as youngster Junior Marte tossed five innings of no-hit ball for the DSL Cubs. Zach Hedges dominated with seven strikeouts for South Bend, and Paul Blackburn returned from the disabled list with three shutout […]

Cubs Added Quality and Quantity to the System with International Signings

Baseball America posted a review last month of the players the Cubs signed on the International amateur market this past year. The Cubs not only signed several of the top rated prospects that were available, the team signed a total of 27 players and according to Baseball America, “no team landed more potential impact talent […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/17/14

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball It is time once again to look beyond the top 20 lists and explore the other players in the Cubs’ organization that may have an impact on the Major League club down the road. Over the years, the CCO has profiled players such as Arismendy Alcantara […]

Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]

Cubs Officially Sign OF Eloy Jimenez

The Cubs announced the signing of outfielder Eloy Jimenez on Thursday night in the Dominican Republic. The Cubs signed the top international prospect for $2.8 million that includes a $250,000 college scholarship, the same deal that was reported last month. The Cubs have signed shortstop Gleyber Torres ($1.7 million), RHP Jefferson Mejia ($850,000), RHP Erling […]

Cubs Sign RHP Jen-Ho Tseng

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have signed Taiwanese RHP Jen-Ho Tseng for $1.625 million. The Cubs were reportedly close to a deal  with the 18-year old on July 10. As expected, the Cubs have finalized the deal and added more international talent to the system. Jen-Ho Tseng is 6-foot-1, 198 pounds […]

Report: Cubs Close to a Deal with RHP Jen-Ho Tseng

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs are closing in on a deal with Chinese Taipei RHP Jen-Ho Tseng. The Cubs have been linked to Tseng in recent days and are close to signing another top international prospect. Jesse Sanchez reported that the Jen-Ho Tseng is expected to command a bonus just north […]

Villanueva Back to the Rotation and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs have apparently moved up their timeframe on Carlos Villanueva returning to the starting rotation. Prior to Thursday’s game in Oakland, the team announced Villanueva would start the finale against the Pirates at Wrigley on Sunday. Dale Sveum piggybacked Chris Rusin with Villanueva in the opener on Tuesday night against the A’s after Rusin […]

Report: Cubs Agree to a Deal with Dominican OF Eloy Jimenez

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have agreed to a $2.8 million signing bonus with Dominican outfielder Eloy Jimenez. Sanchez reported the deal also includes a $250,000 college scholarship. According to Sanchez, Eloy Jimenez is at the Cubs’ new facility in the Dominican Republic and the deal is official. The Cubs have […]