Jason McLeod Talks Cubs and the Draft on Inside the Clubhouse

Major League Baseball’s First-Year Player Draft begins Monday and the Cubs have the ninth pick in the first round. Pre-draft meetings began last week and continue through the weekend as the Cubs set up their board. Jason McLeod spent a little time Saturday morning on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and talked to Bruce […]

Kyle Schwarber Cracks Keith Law’s Top 25 Prospect List

Keith Law posted an update Tuesday to his ranking of the top 25 prospects in the game. With the promotions of several of the best players to the majors including Kris Bryant and Addison Russell, Law felt it was the right time to release a new list. Kyle Schwarber is the top prospect in the […]

Javier Baez Reports to Iowa, Plays First Game of Season

Javier Baez reported to the Iowa Cubs on Thursday afternoon and played in his first game of the season on the last day of April. Baez was in the starting lineup, batted third and played second base. Javier Baez went 1-for-6 with a double and three strikeouts in Iowa’s 4-2 loss in 13 innings to […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs, Prospects and the Draft on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Jim Duquette and Jim Bowden during Sunday morning’s Front Office (MLB Network Radio). McLeod talked about the recent call-ups of Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. Javier Baez is expected to be back with Iowa by the end of the week. Baez […]

Edwards Starting Season in the Pen, Johnson in Extended Spring Training and Cubs News from the Farm

The top two pitching prospects in the Cubs system are not beginning the year where most thought they would during Spring Training. C.J. Edwards was very good in big league camp and impressed his future manager. Edwards appeared in two Cactus League games and pitched three shutout innings. Edwards didn’t issue a walk while striking […]

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 […]

Baseball America Released Updated First-Year Player Draft and International Bonus Pools

Baseball America reported Thursday that Major League Baseball has sent out information to all 30 teams detailing the signing bonus pools for June’s Draft and the 2015-16 International Free Agent signing period. The Cubs have the ninth overall pick in the First Year Player Draft and have the 14th highest bonus pool for the draft. The […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley – MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a little more information than usual on Addison Russell and Kris Bryant while stating the Cubs […]

Theo Epstein Ranked 16th Best General Manager in Baseball History

Mark Armour and Dan Levitt began the countdown last month of the 25 best general managers in baseball history in advance of the release of their book, In Pursuit of Pennants – Baseball Operations from Deadball to Moneyball. The role of General Manager in baseball was created around 1920. Before that time, owners or managers […]

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 […]