The Daily CCO: The Reason Jason Heyward Wears No. 22, Albert Almora Jr. and Other Cubs News

Some players gladly take the number they are issued when they are called up to the big leagues or when a trade lands them with a new team. And there are players, like Jason Heyward, that has a reason for the number he wears. Shortly after the news hit the wire the Cubs agreed to […]

Cubs Prospect Ian Happ Converting to Full-Time Second Baseman

The Cubs selected Ian Happ with the ninth overall pick in last June’s Draft. After the Cubs signed him, the front office said the plan for Happ was to have him play outfield and just hit over the last two-plus months of the minor league season. The Cubs thought Happ’s future was at second base […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Jed Hoyer, Prospects, the DH in the NL, Outfielders and a Rays Rumor Update

Jed Hoyer started the weekend with a rather informative interview on MLB Network Radio. Hoyer admitted he talks to the Rays’ Matt Silverman on a regular basis. Hoyer’s conversation led to the Cubs-Rays rumors picking back up on Saturday. Willson Contreras was named the top catching prospect in baseball as the Cubs’ system was back […]

Farm Director Jaron Madison Runs Down Cubs System with Myrtle Beach’s Scott Kornberg

Scott Kornberg, Myrtle Beach’s new play-by-play broadcaster, caught up with Cubs farm director Jaron Madison during the Convention. Jaron Madison talked about more in the Cubs’ system than the prospects during his informative conversation with Scott Kornberg. On the Cubs coming off a 97-win season spurred by young players such as Kris Bryant and Kyle […]

Day Three of 2016 Cubs Convention: Down on the Farm with Jason McLeod, Jaron Madison

The 2016 Cubs Convention wrapped Sunday morning with the Down on the Farm session hosted by Double-A Tennessee’s play-by-play man Mick Gillispie. Jason McLeod and farm director Jaron Madison were joined by RHP Carl Edwards Jr., LHP Eric Jokisch and 1B Dan Vogelbach. The Cubs still have one of the top 10 farm systems in […]

Cubs 2015 MiLB Organization All-Stars

MiLB.com posted its organizational All-Stars for the Cubs which is always an interesting read. MiLB.com honors players not based on age or prospect status but the players that had the best season at each position. The Cubs system has a lot of depth, and at each level. The years of waiting, and in most cases […]

Tim Wilken Leaving Cubs to Take Position in Diamondbacks Front Office

According to reports from Bruce Levine and Mark Gonzales, Tim Wilken is leaving the Cubs to take a similar position in the Diamondbacks’ front office. Tim Wilken was a Special Assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer and is one of the most respected talent evaluators in the game. Tim Wilken interviewed for the Director […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]