Baseball America Grades Addison Russell, Ranks Kyle Schwarber and News from Down on the Cubs Farm

Addison Russell is spending a majority of his fall in Arizona playing against several of the top prospects in the game. Russell is making up some of the development time he missed early in the season prior to the Cubs acquiring him in the deal with Oakland for Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. After the […]

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Cubs Prospects Interview with Tennessee Smokies Broadcaster Mick Gillispie

The biggest jump for a young player is from High-A to Double-A and Mick Gillispie has seen several of the prospects in the Cubs system make the successful transition to the higher level of minor league ball. Mick Gillispie has been the voice of the Tennessee Smokies since 2007 and has called Cubs Spring Training […]

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Will Tom Ricketts Extend Theo Epstein’s Contract This Off-Season?

Theo Epstein wraps up his third season Sunday as the President of Baseball Operation for the Chicago Cubs, and while the win-loss record at the big league level under his watch has not been good (199-285), the baseball side of the organization as a whole has done an about face. Not only has Theo Epstein, […]

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South Bend Officially Changes Nickname, Cubs Low Class-A Affiliate Called the South Bend Cubs

Andrew Berlin, the owner of the South Bend franchise, proudly announced Thursday morning, “We are The South Bend Cubs.” Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod spent Thursday morning in South Bend to be part of the organization’s new Low Class-A affiliate’s press conference to formally announce the partnership with the Chicago Cubs and the nickname change […]

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Cubs Reach Two-Year Agreement to Move High-A Affiliate to Myrtle Beach

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team is moving its Class High-A affiliate from Daytona to Myrtle Beach. The Cubs and the Myrtle Beach franchise agreed on a two-year Player Development Contract that runs through the 2016 season. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans play in the Carolina League and were formally the High-A affiliate of the […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Realizes the Cubs are a Work in Progress

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup Monday night and for the first time Rizzo, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler were in the Cubs’ starting nine. And while Rizzo’s walk off was the lone run scored against a Reds staff they’ve struggled against all season, the bottom line was the Cubs won the ballgame. […]

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The Daily CCO: Hammel Could See More Time with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

What was considered ‘Plan B’ for the Cubs last off-season turned into a positive experience for Jason Hammel in Chicago and he could re-sign with the Cubs this winter. After dealing with injuries for two seasons in Baltimore, Hammel hit it off with Cubs’ pitching coach Chris Bosio and the veteran right hander performed extremely […]

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The Daily CCO: The Cubs Are All Learning Together

We Will Never Forget! The Cubs are in the midst of their worst stretch of the season and will get a much-needed day off Thursday before playing 16 games in 17 days to wrap up the season. Rick Renteria addressed his team for the second day in a row following another embarrassing loss to the […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on Minors and Majors

Jason McLeod joined Grant Paulsen on Minor and Majors (MLB Network Radio) Sunday morning and discussed the top prospects in the system as well as Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler. Jason McLeod also explained how the front office is evaluating the prospects at the big league level in September and the decision that […]

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The Daily CCO: Injuries Put the Remainder of the Season in Question for Rizzo and Castro

Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro have had very good years, but a back injury and an ankle injury could end both seasons a little early. Anthony Rizzo has hit .278/.375/.514 with 23 doubles, a triple, 30 home runs and a .889 in 129 games and Starlin Castro has put together a .292/.339/.438 line with 33 […]

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