Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/17/14

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball It is time once again to look beyond the top 20 lists and explore the other players in the Cubs’ organization that may have an impact on the Major League club down the road. Over the years, the CCO has profiled players such as Arismendy Alcantara […]

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Kris Bryant Slated for Double-A Tennessee and Cubs News from the Farm

Many of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system worked out at Northwestern on Wednesday in front of the Cubs’ front office and with Rick Renteria and his coaching staff. The mini-camp is part of the Rookie Development Program that Kris Bryant, Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Mike Olt, Rubi Silva, Arismendy Alcantara, Armando […]

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Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2014

John Sickels released his list of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization on Wednesday. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant topped Sickels’ ranking of the best players in what he labeled a “dramatically improved system.” The Cubs’ front office has made improvements to the organization in a short amount of time. The Cubs have a […]

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Samardzija Wants to Win with the Cubs and Other News and Notes

Jeff Samardzija spoke with Patrick Mooney prior to the holidays about his status and his desire to stay with the Cubs. Samardzija did not pull any punches and indicated then he is hopeful something could be worked out with the Cubs to keep him in Chicago. Samardzija pointed out his talks with the Cubs are […]

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Looking Forward, Looking Back and Other Cubs News and Notes

Unless something unforeseen happens, it is safe to say the final two months of the season will be better than last August and September when the team was pretty much unwatchable. The front office did not field a Major League rotation which led to the 18-42 record after the deadline. The Cubs are not done […]

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Cubs Officially Sign OF Eloy Jimenez

The Cubs announced the signing of outfielder Eloy Jimenez on Thursday night in the Dominican Republic. The Cubs signed the top international prospect for $2.8 million that includes a $250,000 college scholarship, the same deal that was reported last month. The Cubs have signed shortstop Gleyber Torres ($1.7 million), RHP Jefferson Mejia ($850,000), RHP Erling […]

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Cubs Sign RHP Jen-Ho Tseng

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have signed Taiwanese RHP Jen-Ho Tseng for $1.625 million. The Cubs were reportedly close to a deal  with the 18-year old on July 10. As expected, the Cubs have finalized the deal and added more international talent to the system. Jen-Ho Tseng is 6-foot-1, 198 pounds […]

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Report: Cubs Close to a Deal with RHP Jen-Ho Tseng

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs are closing in on a deal with Chinese Taipei RHP Jen-Ho Tseng. The Cubs have been linked to Tseng in recent days and are close to signing another top international prospect. Jesse Sanchez reported that the Jen-Ho Tseng is expected to command a bonus just north […]

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Villanueva Back to the Rotation and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs have apparently moved up their timeframe on Carlos Villanueva returning to the starting rotation. Prior to Thursday’s game in Oakland, the team announced Villanueva would start the finale against the Pirates at Wrigley on Sunday. Dale Sveum piggybacked Chris Rusin with Villanueva in the opener on Tuesday night against the A’s after Rusin […]

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Report: Cubs Agree to a Deal with Dominican OF Eloy Jimenez

According to a report from Jesse Sanchez, the Cubs have agreed to a $2.8 million signing bonus with Dominican outfielder Eloy Jimenez. Sanchez reported the deal also includes a $250,000 college scholarship. According to Sanchez, Eloy Jimenez is at the Cubs’ new facility in the Dominican Republic and the deal is official. The Cubs have […]

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