Cubs Explain Decision to Start C.J. Edwards in Bullpen and It’s Opening Day in the Minor Leagues

Mick Gillispie broke the news Tuesday night the top pitching prospect in the system would begin the year in Double-A Tennessee’s bullpen. And the beat writers asked Jed Hoyer about the Cubs decision to start C.J. Edwards in the pen, not in the rotation. The Cubs are not ruling out Edwards returning to a starting […]

Cubs Plan is to Play Bryant, Russell and Baez at Multiple Positions with I-Cubs and News from the Farm

The front office would like for the position players coming up through the system to be able to play at least two positions in the field. The Cubs are so focused on position flexibility that they’ve added it to each player’s development plan. Jaron Madison, the Cubs farm director, spoke with the Des Moines Register […]

Iowa Cubs Announce 2015 Opening Day Roster

The Iowa Cubs released its initial roster for the 2015 season Monday and it features two of the top prospects in not only the Cubs system but in all of baseball, Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. The trio of Kris Bryant, Addison Russell and Javier Baez will make the Iowa Cubs a must-follow team at […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking for an Everyday Outfielder, Not a Back-up and Other News and Notes

The Cubs are apparently not limiting the search to center field, but are looking for an everyday outfielder. Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that he received an update from a Cubs’ source that indicated the “team is not looking for another bench player.” Instead, the front office would prefer a “regular in left field or center […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2015 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staff Wednesday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2015 season. The 2015 season will be the first year for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans (High-A), South Bend Cubs (Low-A) and the Eugene Emeralds (Short-Season Low-A) in the Cubs’ system, joining […]

Iowa Cubs Sam Bernabe Named Baseball America’s Minor League Executive of the Year

Triple-A Iowa’s General Manager, Sam Bernabe was named Minor League Executive of the Year on Tuesday by Baseball America. Bernabe will receive the award at a banquet during Baseball’s Winter Meetings in San Diego on Dec. 9. Sam Bernabe has been with the Iowa Cubs since 1983 and became the team’s GM in 1986. Bernabe […]

Addison Russell is Adding to Resume in the AFL and News from the Cubs Farm

Theo Epstein was asked what the team’s plans were for the position-player talent during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs appear to have a very good problem, too many players and not enough positions on the field. Epstein said at the time and has reiterated since that the Cubs plan for the players to be […]

Cubs Reportedly Sign Two-Year Player Development Contract with the Eugene Emeralds

The Cubs affiliate shuffle appears to be over. According to a report from Steve Mims, the Cubs have signed a two-year player development contract with the Eugene Emeralds that would keep the Cubs Short-Season Class-A team in Eugene for through the 2016 season. The Eugene Emeralds play in the South Division of the Northwest League, […]

Cubs Changing Low-A Affiliate, Moving from Kane County to South Bend

The Cubs have reached an agreement on a four-year player development contract with South Bend to move the team’s Class Low-A affiliate from Kane County to South Bend. The Cubs PDC with South Bend runs through the 2018 season. The South Bend franchise was the Low-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks and called the ‘Silver […]

Cubs Extend Player Development Contract with Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday a two-year extension that will keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Iowa through the 2018 season. The Cubs player development contract was not set to expire until after the 2016 season but the long-time partners agreed on an extension. The Cubs and I-Cubs have the eighth longest current continuous minor […]