The Daily CCO: Jackson Embarrassed and Alcantara Stays in the Cubs Headlines

Edwin Jackson said he was embarrassed by the way he pitched following Saturday’s loss to the Braves. Jackson had a bad outing and stood up and fielded the questions once again. In regards to his performance, Jackson told the beat writers, “It was embarrassing, horrendous game. Flat out. No other way to put it. The […]

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A Look at the Numbers for Kris Bryant and Javier Baez Leading Into the Futures Game

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez wrapped up the first half of their Triple-A seasons Friday night in Iowa’s 7-4 victory over Oklahoma City, the I-Cubs 50th win of the season. Bryant went 0-for-2 with two walks and Baez was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI. With the Triple-A All-Star Game Wednesday, Iowa has two games […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/10/14

Success is beginning to show itself from top to bottom in the system as Boise moved to within one game of first place and are poised to join Iowa, Tennessee, Daytona, Kane County, and the AZL Cubs as the other first place teams in the system. Outfielder Rashad Crawford is leading the way for the […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Calling Up Alcantara and Other News and Notes

A not-so-good Tuesday for the Cubs ended on a positive note. After the Cubs could not hold off the Reds and ended up losing both games of the doubleheader, the team announced Darwin Barney would be placed on the paternity list in order to be with his wife for the birth of their third child. […]

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The Daily CCO: Hendricks Set for Big League Debut, Beeler to Face the Reds

If the weather does not change the Cubs plans, Kyle Hendricks will make his Major League debut Thursday afternoon at Great American Ball Park against Homer Bailey. Hendricks has pitched rather well in the hitter-friendly PCL and the Cubs are looking for him to stay in the big league rotation for the remainder of the […]

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Baseball Prospectus Ranks Five Cubs in Midseason Top 50 Prospect List

Baseball Prospectus released its updated ranking of the top 50 prospects in the game Monday morning. And five of the best young players in the Cubs’ system cracked Baseball Prospectus’ list, and three of the five were ranked within the top six. Baseball Prospectus ranked Kris Bryant as the third best prospect in the game […]

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Duane Underwood Named Midwest League Pitcher of the Week and Cubs News from the Farm

The Cougars pitching staff received another award Monday when RHP Duane Underwood was named the Midwest League Pitcher of the Week. Underwood pitched six scoreless innings in his start last Saturday and allowed only three hits while not walking a batter and striking out six. Duane Underwood, the Cubs second round pick in 2012, doesn’t […]

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Cubs Land Four Players in Baseball America’s Top 50 Midseason Prospect List

Baseball America released its list of the top 50 prospects in the game at the midway point of the season Monday morning. And as previously reported, Kris Bryant was ranked as the second best prospect in all of baseball. Based on the midseason ranking, Kris Bryant has taken over the top spot in the Cubs […]

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The Daily CCO: An Extremely Busy Weekend for the Chicago Cubs

The Daily CCO returns after a two day hiatus due to the blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to Oakland for what will end up being four players. The Cubs received INF Addison Russell, OF Billy McKinney, RHP Dan Straily and a PTBNL. And while that was the biggest news of the […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/07/14

As the saying goes “You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.” There was plenty of movement in minor leagues to end the week, as there was the usual roster shuffling along with a big trade. Tennessee said hello to new prospect INF Addison Russell and welcomed back to OF Jorge Soler. Outfielder Billy McKinney […]

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