How the Front Office Built the Cubs 40-Man Roster

FanGraphs posted an interesting report on how each team built their current 40-man roster. August Fagerstrom examined all 30 rosters and broke the player acquisitions into six categories: Amateur Draft, Free Agent, Trade, International, Waivers and Rule 5 Draft. And provided the projected WAR for the categories based on Steamer projections. The Cubs drafted eight […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cubs Willson Contreras Ranked No. 1 Catching Prospect by MLB Pipeline

MLB Pipeline’s positional rankings continued Thursday. After taking a look at the top right-handed pitching prospects and best left-handed pitching prospects in the game, MLB Pipeline shifted to backstops and one of the best young players in the Cubs’ system topped the list of catching prospects. Willson Contreras was named the No. 1 catching prospect […]

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 Have a Blueprint to Follow for Sustained Success

The Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals have always been connected and will always be compared. The two cities are major hubs in the Midwest and because of it have always been considered rivals. The two teams have played 2241 games against each other with the Cubs earning an 1127-1097 record against them. Most recently, […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod was on Minors and Majors (MLB Network Radio) around the Winter Meetings. McLeod discussed Kris Bryant’s season and him being named National League Rookie of the Year with Grant Paulsen. And McLeod talked about the front office’s decision to call-up Kyle Schwarber last year. On what it means to the organization for Kris […]

Javier Baez to Play Center Field in Winter Ball

During his pre-Winter Meetings conference call with the beat writers Friday, Theo Epstein said Javier Baez will get playing time in center field this winter. Baez is currently playing for Santurce of the Roberto Clemente Professional Baseball League in Puerto Rico. Javier Baez has appeared in one game (Dec. 1), lined up at second base […]

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 […]

Notes from Jed Hoyer Radio Spots

Jed Hoyer spent time on 670 The Score and ESPN 1000 the Friday following the end of the Cubs season. Hoyer covered a lot of the same topics as Theo Epstein the day before while fielding questions on others. Hoyer and Epstein have been transparent since day one more than four years ago. A lot […]