The Daily CCO: Maddon Says Cubs Have to Get Better at Holding Leads and Other News and Notes

Tuesday was another rough game for the Cubs. For the second day in a row the offense found a way to score runs and build a lead against the Cardinals’ staff in their house just to see the pitching staff give the runs right back … and then some. In the last two days, the […]


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Three-Hit Game for Javier Baez Includes First Homer of the Season

Javier Baez played his fourth game of the year Sunday and had his best day at the plate. Baez started at second base and hit clean up in Iowa’s 7-3 victory over Oklahoma City. Baez went 3-for-5 with a double, a home run, two RBI and a strikeout. Baez has hit safely in three of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/15

The needle seems to be pointing up for the Cubs’ affiliates to start the week, as three of the four have reached their 13th win of the season. South Bend is riding the extra base bat of Yasiel Balaguert as Ryan Williams’ ERA keeps getting smaller. Myrtle Beach swept a series on the road behind […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/01/15

Gleyber Torres and Jeremy Null continue to be the story for the South Bend Cubs as the organization’s Low-A affiliate improved to a game over .500. Torres finished his first month with South Bend with a .352/.446/.423 slash line with a .868 OPS. And Null was a perfect 2-0 in four starts with a 0.79 […]


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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 […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Red Sox Seen as Favorite, Cubs Reportedly Remain in Contact with Phillies

The Phillies are not in a rush to trade Cole Hamels and Ruben Amaro Jr. has continued his dialogue with teams on several fronts concerning players on his roster. Cole Hamels is the biggest name on the market right now and one that has the best chance to impact a team’s season. The Cole Hamels […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/15

Tennessee remains the hot story in the Cubs minor league system as now Jacob Hannemann and Bijan Rademacher have joined in the fun while Kyle Schwarber is bucking for the third straight Smokie to take home the player of the week award. Elsewhere among the affiliates, it has been a struggle as Jake Stinnett has […]


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The Cubs and Changing Positions in the Major Leagues

The future has finally arrived at Wrigley Field thanks to the ascension of prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. With other players like Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara very close to being called up, it bears in the mind the question of where the Cubs plan to put these players, especially considering that several of […]


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The Daily CCO: Baez Back with Iowa by End of Week, Updates on Edwards, Almora and Other Cubs News

Javier Baez is getting close to returning to the Iowa Cubs. Baez is playing in extended Spring Training games to get back into baseball shape after taking a leave of absence to be with his family following the death of his sister. Theo Epstein talked with the beat writers Monday and one of the topics […]


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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 […]


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