Javier Baez is Making A lot of Noise in Triple-A

Javier Baez is trying to make it difficult for the front office to leave him in Iowa. Baez has not said a word. Baez is producing at the plate. Javier Baez went hitless (0-for-3 with a sac fly RBI and a strikeout) in Monday’s 8-3 loss to Reno. Reports from the park indicated he just […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Certain Kyle Schwarber is Staying Behind the Plate Long Term and Other News

Kyle Schwarber is expected to hit at the Major League level. The question with Schwarber is where will he play in the big leagues? Most outside of the Cubs’ organization think Schwarber will end up in the outfield. Jaron Madison, the Cubs’ farm director, is in Des Moines watching the I-Cubs and told Tommy Birch, […]


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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 […]


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Cubs Have Three of Baseball America’s Top 20 Rookies

Baseball America released its ranking Tuesday of the 20 prospects that could make an impact for their respective clubs during the 2015 season. Kris Bryant topped the list with Jorge Soler right behind him and Addison Russell slipping in the top 20 at No. 18. Kris Bryant and Jorge Soler could have the biggest impact […]


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Cubs Have Built Catching Depth and News from Down on the Farm

The front office saw a major weakness in the farm system during the 2013 season and spent last year adding catching to the organization. And there is depth at the catching position behind the big league backstops and the well-known names in the organization. While there are questions if Kyle Schwarber, Victor Caratini and Mark […]


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Jim Callis Includes OF Billy McKinney in Beyond Top 100 Prospect Report and Cubs News from the Farm

Six Cubs landed in MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospect list that was released Friday. Kris Bryant (2), Addison Russell (5), Jorge Soler (22), C.J. Edwards (47), Kyle Schwarber (49) and Albert Almora (57) made it on the ranking compiled by Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo. And there was another player in the Cubs’ system that […]


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The Daily CCO: Trade Provides Opportunities at Third Base, Does Not Clear a Path for Kris Bryant

The front office acquired a player to help the big league team win games during the upcoming season, a new and improved concept for the Cubs. With Dexter Fowler in the outfield mix and last year’s starting third baseman now in Houston, it doesn’t mean Kris Bryant will begin the season on the Major League […]


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Day Three of the 2015 Cubs Convention: Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison and Four Cubs Prospects from the Farm

The 30th Annual Cubs Convention concluded Sunday with the traditional focus on the farm system. Mick Gillispie hosted the hour-long session that featured Jason McLeod, farm director Jaron Madison and four of the top prospects from the system: RHP C.J. Edwards, RHP Pierce Johnson, C/OF Kyle Schwarber and INF Addison Russell. In front of a standing […]


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The 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year Goes to the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs organization has come a long way in three calendar years and Tuesday the staff of MiLB.com awarded the Cubs with a 2014 MiLBY for the Best Farm System in baseball. The fan vote for the 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year went to the New York Mets. Several of the […]


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The Daily CCO: Greg Maddux and Hall of Fame Sunday

Greg Maddux, along with Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame Sunday in what should be a special ceremony. Greg Maddux was the best starting pitcher of his generation and one of the greatest of all-time. Maddux finished his 23 year big league […]


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