Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/18/13

Minor League Preview: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for this season. Please note that the previews are based on current […]

Report: Cubs Sign Cuban RHP Armando Rivero

According to a report from Phil Rogers, the Cubs signed right-handed Cuban pitcher Armando Rivero to a minor league contract. The signing was apparently finalized a couple of months back after the Cubs won his rights in a lower-level bidding war against a few other teams. The signing bonus is unknown at this point. Armando […]

Review of Cubs International Signings from 2012

Baseball America published their review of the international signings the Cubs made last year. Ben Badler said the Cubs had an eventful year internationally, led by their big-ticket signing of Cuban outfielder Jorge Soler. The Cubs made several international signings that included RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua, shortstop Frandy De La Rosa, shortstop Danny Gutierrez, RHP […]

Keith Law Ranks Cubs’ System Fifth Best in Baseball

ESPN’s Keith Law began his week long look at the prospects in the game by releasing his ranking of the farm systems on Monday … and the Cubs came in at number five on his list. The Cubs system took positive steps forward over the past year and Law likes the additions that were made […]

Weekend Update … The Week That Was and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

It was a busy week for the Chicago Cubs as Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer continued working on the big league roster as well as making additions to minor league system. The Cubs reportedly agreed to terms with two pitchers that will add depth to the big league staff. The deals for Edwin Jackson and […]

Roster Moves, Darwin Barney and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs stayed busy on the Friday before the Christmas holiday and announced three roster moves that ended up clearing one spot on the 40-man roster. The team finalized the contract with outfielder Nate Schierholtz that was agreed to during the Winter Meetings. The one-year deal is believed to be worth $2.25 million and includes […]

From the Wire … Cubs Announce One-Year Deal with Nate Schierholtz; Assign Gerardo Concepcion to Kane County

The Cubs finally announced the one-year deal with Nate Schierholtz on Friday and added him to the 40-man roster. The Cubs agreed to terms with Schierholtz on a one-year contract during the Winter Meetings believed to be worth $2.25 million that includes a $500,000 incentives package. The Cubs announced Friday that Gerardo Concepcion had cleared […]

The Beginning of a Long Off-Season for the Cubs

The off-season has begun for the Chicago Cubs. While the playoffs are underway and the focus throughout the game is on some set of games in late October, the Cubs remain focused on the future and building an organization with sustained success. Theo Epstein spent just under an hour with the media in the dungeon […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/20/12

Second Half Minor League Report – Part 2 Part two of the CCO’s look at the Cubs’ minor league system for the second half of the 2012 season focuses on the Peoria Chiefs and Boise Hawks. The Peoria Chiefs plodded along in the second half, as promotions and injuries to their pitching staff took its […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/12/12

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week, as everyone took Tuesday off for the Major League All-Star game. Wins were hard to come by, as Tennessee provided the thrills by coming from behind twice behind Greg Rohan, Logan Watkins, and closer Frank Batista. Iowa went off on a winning note due to the […]