The Daily CCO: Cubs Say Acquiring Tommy La Stella is Not a Precursor to Another Trade

The Cubs announced a rather surprising trade Sunday afternoon. The Cubs acquired INF Tommy La Stella from the Braves for RHP Arodys Vizcaino. The Cubs also sent three International bonus slots to the Braves. Slot No. 2 ($458,000), slot No. 3 ($309,300) and slot No. 4 (206,700). The Cubs received the Braves No. 4 slot […]

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Cubs Pursuit of Jordan Zimmermann Refuted by Multiple Outlets

The Cubs search for a top of the rotation-type arm reportedly led the front office to initiating talks with the Nationals for Jordan Zimmermann. And why not, the Cubs have the prospect currency to pull off a trade of that size and the payroll flexibility to sign Zimmermann to an extension. But shortly after the […]

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The Daily CCO: Rumors Dominate the News During Day Two of the GM Meetings

Before reports hit the wire the Cubs were in talks with the Nationals for Jordan Zimmermann and working on a deal with Justin Masterson, rumors continued to swirl around the Chicago Cubs at the GM Meetings. Jed Hoyer provided an update Tuesday on Starlin Castro and according to a report from Patrick Mooney, Castro has […]

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Cubs Organizational All-Stars and News from Down on the Farm

MiLB.com named the 2014 Cubs Organizational All-Star team Wednesday. MiLB.com recognizes the best player at each position, regardless of prospect status. Selection to the team is solely based on the way the player performed during the 2014 minor league season. The Cubs system is considered the best in the game and for the first time […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/03/14

Four weeks after the first winter leagues began, we now have all leagues in play with the opening of the Roberto Clemente League and the Australian Baseball League this past week. With new leagues, more Cubs’ prospects started making appearances on rosters such as Javier Baez, Neil Ramirez, John Andreoli, and Jonathan Mota in Puerto […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/14

Position Analysis – Third Base The fourth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on at a position which will probably be the most anticipated by Cubs’ fans for 2015: Third Base. Third Base Probably even more anticipated than the […]

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The Daily CCO: Kyle Schwarber is Catching On, Other Cubs News and a Wrigley Restoration Update

Theo Epstein announced two weeks ago the front office and coaching staff had seen enough from Kyle Schwarber from behind the plate that he would be a full-time catcher moving forward. And Schwarber would likely begin the season at High-A Myrtle Beach or Double-A Tennessee. With Epstein’s announcement, the thought of Schwarber making it to […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Shortstop

Similarly to the first base review, there was a lot of uncertainty going into this season at shortstop due to a poor 2013 by incumbent Starlin Castro who struggled to a .245/.284/.347 average with 34 doubles, two triples, 10 home runs, 44 RBI and nine stolen bases. Castro quieted his critics with a resurgent year by […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/23/14

Position Analysis – Shortstop The third installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis looks at a position which will probably have most fans and media members talking about this off-season: Shortstop. Shortstop The fans of the Iowa Cubs can sing a version of […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Second Base

The next installment of our positional analysis, we move onto perhaps what will be the most talked about and anticipated position in the Cubs lineup next season, second base. With Theo Epstein going on record that Javier Baez will spend all of next season at the keystone, let’s take a look at a position that […]

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