Cubs Prospect Christian Villanueva is On Fire at the Plate

There is a Cubs’ prospect tearing up the Pacific Coast League and he is not making many headlines yet. INF Christian Villanueva is on fire at the plate. The soon-to-be 24-year old has gone deep in each of his last four games while shifting positions in order to accommodate Javier Baez’s switch to third base. […]


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The Daily CCO: Five South Bend Cubs are All-Stars and Other Cubs News

Five South Bend Cubs were named Midwest League All-Stars on Thursday. SS Gleyber Torres, C/1B Cael Brockmeyer, OF Charcer Burks, RHP Jeremy Null and RHP James Farris have been tabbed to participate in the 51st Midwest League All-Star Game on June 23 at Dozer Park in Peoria, Illinois. SS Gleyber Torres has quickly become one of […]


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Rambling about the Cubs and a Bat-Flipping Fool

Hello again, everybody. It’s been another up and down week for the Cubs, but thanks to one shortsighted play, tensions flared and benches cleared. However, it appears Mr. Junior realized the error of his ways rather quickly and apologized profusely, which is good. And while he made be very laid back, it was good to […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/05/15

An infielder is knocking at the door for the majors, but it’s not who you think it is. Christian Villanueva has had a monster week, with four home runs in four games for Iowa. In Tennessee, the Smokies have moved into first place thanks to efforts of pitchers Ryan Williams and Felix Pena. It was […]


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Javier Baez Makes First Start at Third Base, Points to Cubs Shaking Up the Roster Soon

Despite the common perception, the Cubs lost a big part of its everyday lineup Wednesday when Jorge Soler was placed on the disabled list. Joe Maddon does not think Soler will be out much longer than two to three weeks. Soler is dealing with a left ankle sprain and while the timeframe Maddon gave was […]


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Javier Baez Starting at Third Base Wednesday for the Iowa Cubs

Less than 24 hours after the news surfaced Javier Baez was taking grounders at third base and he could see time there in the coming weeks, the Cubs decided to speed up the timeline and start Baez at third base Wednesday night. According to a report from the Des Moines Register, the plan is for […]


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Javier Baez Launches a Pair of Two-Run Homers, Taking Grounders at Third Base

Javier Baez is not only locked in at the plate but he could be close to seeing time at third base. The Iowa Cubs beat Albuquerque 9-3 on Tuesday night behind four home runs, two off the bat of Javier Baez. Arismendy Alcantara and Christian Villanueva also went deep Tuesday. Baez hit a pair of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/03/15

It has become a week for big hitter as home runs seem to be flying out at will. South Bend welcomed Kevin Encarnacion back as he hit a towering blast. Tennessee got an unexpected power surge from Wes Darvill. And the Iowa Cubs are simply feasting as Christian Villanueva, Matt Szczur, Arismendy Alcantara, and Javier […]


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The Daily CCO: Baez Back for Interleague Games? Starlin Castro and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs have started discussing how the roster will be built for Interleague games in American League parks. The Cubs have played only two Interleague games so far but have two in Detroit next week and five straight in Cleveland and Minneapolis in the third week of June (June 17-21). And Javier Baez is reportedly […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Likes the Fight in the Cubs and Other News on the First Day of June

What a first two months of the season it has been for the Chicago Cubs. With the team’s league leading sixth walk-off win of the season on Sunday, the Cubs finished May with a 14-14 record. After posting a 12-8 record in April this is the first time since 2008 the Cubs had back-to-back months […]


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