Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/10/14

It was home opener week down on the farm as both Kane County and Tennessee won their first home games of the season. Jen-Ho Tseng made his debut while Gerardo Concepcion was very good in relief. C.J. Edwards was solid for the Smokies on Wednesday. But the big news from the middle of the week […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/10/14

Minor League Preview – Rookie and Short Season-A Ball Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the first of a three part installment previewing the 2014 minor league season.  A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/29/13

Pitching Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, and High-A Daytona, it is time to shift to the pitching prospects for Low-A Kane County.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/07/13

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox Tomorrow is the opening of the Arizona Fall League, the annual showcase for each Major League team’s top prospects. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers and position players the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/08/13

It has been another good week down on the farm. Eric Jokisch notched a no-hitter on Tuesday. Javier Baez stayed hot at the plate and Mike Olt went yard for the first time in an I-Cubs’ uniform. Kris Bryant ran his hitting streak to 10 games before Boise took a break for the All-Star game. […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/01/13

The Cubs’ system had mixed results this week. Kane County has started winning ballgames and the Smokies moved back into first place with Wednesday’s night victory. Iowa dropped their sixth game in a row on Wednesday despite a decent start from Justin Grimm. And Daytona rode an excellent outing from Ivan Pineyro to a win […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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