Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/02/15

As the winter leagues completed the championships last week, it is now onto the Caribbean World Series, where the four winter leagues are joined by their powerful neighbor Cuba. But talent alone won’t guarantee a championship, as experience and cohesion have played a big part in deciding the tournament in recent years. A preview of […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs End Javier Baez’s Winter Season Early

Javier Baez was expected to stay with Santurce throughout the playoffs in Puerto Rico. Multiple reports Thursday indicated the Cubs shut Baez down so he can prepare for Spring Training. Santurce won the championship Tuesday and Javier Baez wanted to participate in the Caribbean Series. But the Cubs decided Baez played enough ball in Puerto […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Reportedly One of Four Favorites, But Longshot to Sign Yoan Moncada

According to Jeff Passan, the Cubs are one of four teams along with the Yankees, Red Sox and Dodgers that are seen as the favorites to sign INF Yoan Moncada. But the problem is the Cubs cannot sign Moncada until July 2 while the other three teams are not restricted during the current International signing […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Would Like to See Javier Baez Smile

Joe Maddon spent the weekend in Puerto Rico watching Javier Baez and to start building a relationship with the young slugger. Maddon tweeted Saturday night that he was sitting in Eduardo Perez’s office at Hiram Bithorn Stadium prior to the game between Santurce and Mayaguez. Perez is Baez’s manager in Winter Ball. Baez responded with […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/26/15

It is league championship time in the Caribbean and the Cubs are well represented in the finals. Junior Lake has been bouncing around the lineup as his Estrellas team vies for a chance to represent the Dominican Republic in the Caribbean World Series. In Puerto Rico, Javier Baez is also on the move as he […]


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The Daily CCO: Not Too Much Longer Before Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the final Sunday in January and a week before some big football game in Arizona. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just 25 days and the Cubs ‘play two‘ to open the Cactus League schedule in 39 days. The front office should release the list of non-roster invitations to big league camp in […]


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The Daily CCO: Projections Pointing to a Big Improvement for the Cubs this Season

Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in 27 days and the expectations are already mounting for the 2015 Chicago Cubs, especially after last weekend’s annual convention. The front office made significant additions and changes to the roster this off-season and brought in Joe Maddon to call the shots. The big league team that won only […]


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Rambling about the Cubs while Cubbie Kool-Aid is Flying Off the Shelves

Hello again, everybody.  I hope you are feeling quite fit and fine on the phenomenal Friday. I attended my 10th Cubs Convention last weekend, and I must say, I have never seen anything like it. The hotel was packed, it was mass chaos in many ways, and the vibe was one that has not been seen […]


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Theo Epstein Talked Cubs on 670 The Score

Theo Epstein joined Matt Spiegel and Patrick Mannelly on 670 The Score last Friday morning prior to the start of the Cubs Convention. Theo Epstein discussed a variety of topics that he did not cover earlier in the day on MLB Network Radio. Epstein talked about Javier Baez, what the Wrigley Field Restoration means to […]


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The Daily CCO: Trade to the Cubs Put a Huge Smile on Dexter Fowler’s Face

The front office added the top of the order bat that was missing from the Cubs roster with Monday’s trade with the Astros for Dexter Fowler. While Jed Hoyer said it was up to Joe Maddon as to where in the lineup Fowler will hit, the veteran outfielder grinds out at bats and has gotten […]


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