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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The Daily CCO: Starlin Castro is One of Two Staples in the Cubs Lineup

Starlin Castro had a very good season before he suffered a high ankle sprain on an awkward slide into home on Sept. 2. Castro bounced back from a subpar 2013 campaign in which he hit only .245/.284/.347 while looking very lost in the field. Castro earned his third trip to the Mid-Summer Classic in four […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/16/14

Position Analysis – Second Base The second installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the Cubs minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis focuses on a position that has recently become one of the strongest in the organization: Second Base Second Base If there can be considered a good luck position […]

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Kris Bryant, Three Iowa Cubs Ranked in Baseball America’s List of the Top 20 Players in the PCL

Baseball America posted its list of the top 20 players in the Pacific Coast League during the 2014 season, and as expected Kris Bryant landed the number one spot on a league list for the second time. The Iowa Cubs placed four players in the top 20. Kris Bryant (1), Javier Baez (3), Arismendy Alcantara […]

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The Front Office Would Like Manny Ramirez to Keep Working with the Cubs Young Hitters

Theo Epstein and the front office took a lot of heat during the summer when Manny Ramirez was signed to a minor league contract to be a player-coach for the Iowa Cubs. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer felt confident after talking to Ramirez, a player and person they knew all too well from the not-so-good […]

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Theo Epstein: Cubs Stands for Excellence, Winning and Playing the Game the Right Way to Players in the System

Day one of Cubs On Deck 2015 took place Friday at The Oriental Theatre in Downtown Chicago. The second annual event is put on by the team for the season ticket holders. With a theme of “Building to Win,” the Cubs believe the organization is on “The Greatest Journey in Sports,” a journey that began […]

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