The Daily CCO: Jason Hammel Bounced Back and Jason McLeod Entered the Rumor Mill

After beating the Pirates Friday afternoon, the Cubs dropped back-to-back games to the Mighty Pirates. But (pardon the pun) Jason Hammel had a good outing in Sunday’s loss to the Bucs. After two subpar starts against the Pirates in Pittsburgh and in Miami, Jason Hammel completed seven innings for the first time in three starts […]

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Kyle Schwarber Hit a Three-Run Homer on Opening Night in Boise

Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs first round pick in last weekend’s draft, made quite the impression in his professional debut Friday night. Schwarber hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the seventh that ended up being the difference in the game. Boise beat Tri-City on Opening Night 4-2. Kyle Schwarber hit third for Boise and […]

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Cubs and Double-A Tennessee Announce Four-Year Player Development Contract Extension

The Chicago Cubs and Tennessee Smokies announced Wednesday a contract extension that will keep the Cubs’ Double-A affiliate in East Tennessee through the 2018 season. Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, was at Smokies Park Wednesday afternoon for the announcement of the four-year extension. Randy Boyd, the Smokies […]

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Cubs Agree to Terms with Mark Zagunis and Other Draft News and Notes

The Cubs have agreed to terms with third round pick, catcher Mark Zagunis, according to reports from Chris Cotillo and Jim Callis. Zagunis will reportedly receive $615,000, slightly under-slot for the Cubs third round pick value of $714,900. The Cubs have not announced the signing. The Cubs view Mark Zagunis as catcher, and while he […]

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Kris Bryant Takes Home Second Straight Southern League Hitter of the Week Award

For the second week in a row, Kris Bryant is the Southern League Hitter of the Week (June 2-8) as he continues to tear up the league. Bryant went 10-for-24 with three doubles, three home runs, six walks, six strikeouts and one stolen base over the seven-day period. Bryant also scored seven runs and drove […]

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Injury Updates, Roster Moves and Other Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jason McLeod spent a lot of time discussing the draft and the minor league system Saturday and Sunday. McLeod provided an update on Jorge Soler, and discussed the struggles Javier Baez and Albert Almora have dealt with this season. Jorge Soler is taking batting practice and facing live pitching at the Cubs’ complex in Mesa. […]

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Cubs Selected C/OF Kyle Schwarber with Fourth Overall Pick in the 2014 Draft

Months of speculation came to an end Thursday night when the Cubs selected catcher/outfielder Kyle Schwarber with the fourth pick in the 2014 First-Year Player Draft. The top three pitchers were off the board at the time. LHP Brady Aiken went to Houston, Tyler Kolek to the Marlins and the White Sox took Carlos Rodon […]

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Cubs 2014 First-Year Player Draft: Day One

The Rule 4 Draft begins Thursday at 6:00pm CDT and runs through Saturday. As has been the case, the next three days are extremely important for the Chicago Cubs. Rounds one and two take place on day one and the Cubs have the fourth pick in the first round and the 45th overall pick in […]

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Manny Ramirez, Injury Updates on Edwards and Soler and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez continue to make headlines down on the farm, and rightfully so. The top two prospects in the system are producing at the plate, and in Baez’s case, he has shown a lot of improvement after a slow start. There will be a lot of National attention on the Cubs’ system […]

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Kris Bryant Keeps on Hitting and Hitting and Hitting

Kris Bryant is dominating the Southern League at the plate and is pushing the front office for a promotion to Triple-A level without saying a single word. Bryant is not only hitting, but he’s putting up video game numbers. Over his last ten games, Kris Bryant has put together a .484/.610/1.097 slash line with four […]

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