Kane County Wins the 2014 MiLBY for the Best Team in Minor League Baseball

The 2014 Midwest League Champions received another trophy Tuesday when the Kane County Cougars were awarded the MiLBY for the Best Team of the Year. The Cubs Low-A affiliate received both the staff and fan vote for top team of 2014. Low-A Kane County, led by manager Mark Johnson, won 91 games during the regular […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/27/14

As winter baseball enters its third week, there were more debuts for Cubs’ prospects. Frank Batista was an instant smash in a starter’s role, as he and fellow pitcher Starling Peralta joined the Dominican Winter League. Christian Villanueva was eased into the Mexican Pacific League, while reliever Alberto Diaz made his first appearance in the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/23/14

Position Analysis – Shortstop The third installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis looks at a position which will probably have most fans and media members talking about this off-season: Shortstop. Shortstop The fans of the Iowa Cubs can sing a version of […]

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The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Goes Deep, Cubs Rumors and a Wrigley Field Restoration Update

Addison Russell had a good Tuesday in the Arizona Fall League and he helped Mesa beat Surprise 11-6. Russell was the Solar Sox’s DH and went 2-for-5 with a home run and three RBI, his first longball in the fall league. Russell smacked a two-run homer in the fifth inning. Russell is 7-for-36 in nine […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/20/14

Good morning! Week two of winter baseball saw the opening of the Dominican Winter League and the re-emergence of familiar veterans Manny Ramirez and Junior Lake, among others. Meanwhile in the Venezuelan Winter League, reliever Loiger Padron remains perfect while swingman Eduardo Figueroa had his ups and downs. As for the Arizona Fall League, Bijan […]

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The Daily CCO: Addison Russell Started at Second Base in the AFL and Other Cubs News

Over three minor league seasons, Addison Russell has played in 233 games and only one position in the field, shortstop. Addison Russell made his first start of the fall at second base Monday night, hitting fifth for the Mesa Solar Sox. Russell went 1-for-3 at the plate with a walk on Monday night. Addison Russell […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/13/14

Welcome everyone to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball. In today’s report, Bijan Rademacher has a big night as the Mesa Solar Sox win their first game in the Arizona Fall League. Meanwhile, down in the Venezuelan Winter League, Cubs pitching prospects are having mixed results. For all the highlights, take a look inside today’s […]

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The Daily CCO: Kris Bryant, Armando Rivero and the Cubs System Nominated for MiLBYs and Other News and Rumors

MiLB.com posted the finalists Thursday and voting is underway for the 2014 MiLBYs … and the Cubs are heavily represented in this year’s categories. Online voting continues until Oct. 23 and the winners will be announced Oct. 23-31. Kris Bryant is nominated for the top offensive player. Bryant turned in the best season of any […]

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Cubs Prospects Q & A with Daytona Cubs Broadcaster Robbie Aaron

The minor league system was the focal point for the Chicago Cubs over a majority of the 2014 season. And many of the players in the organization took steps forward with their development. Even with the advancement of MiLB TV and the ability to listen to just about every minor league game, unless you are […]

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The Daily CCO: Second-Tier Rumors, MLB Sets Qualifying Offer and Cubs News

The Cubs are in the market for pitching this winter and are expected to add at least one starter to the roster. While the focus is on the front office signing a top of the rotation-type starter such as Jon Lester, the Cubs have been connected to second-tier starters such as Jason Hammel and Justin […]

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