Cubs Weekend Headlines: A Big Helping of Rumors with Lots of Leftovers

The extra-long Holiday Weekend was filled with more rumors than actually movement throughout the game. That was until Sunday morning when news surfaced the Tigers and RHP Jordan Zimmermann had agreed to terms on a five-year, $110 million contract. One possible option for the Cubs to upgrade the rotation was taken off the board with […]

Willson Contreras, Jeimer Candelario Ranked at the Top of the Best Prospects from the Arizona Fall League

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had very good years. After a short break, Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario continued their breakout performances in the Arizona Fall League. Willson Contreras went from a relative unknown in the system to the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. Among his accomplishments during the […]

Cubs Prospects Performed Well in the Arizona Fall League

The 2015 Arizona Fall League wrapped up play Saturday when the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-4 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship, the third league title for Scottsdale and first since 2010. Jeimer Candelario had a sensational fall in Arizona and was nominated for Most Valuable Player, an award Kris Bryant won […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves and Rumors Galore

The Cubs had an excellent week. Kris Bryant, Joe Maddon and Jake Arrieta all won major awards. And the weekend started with two additions to the 40-man roster and an incredibly busy Friday. Three relievers were officially added to the roster and four of the organization’s top prospects moved a step closer to reaching their […]

From the Wire: Cubs Add Contreras, Candelario, Johnson and Vogelbach to 40-Man Roster

The Cubs selected the contracts of four players from Double-A Tennessee prior to Friday’s deadline to set the Major League reserve roster. C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach were added to the 40-man roster, which now stands at 37 players. Willson Contreras, 23, was the organization’s Minor League […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/16/15

Hitting streaks and third basemen seem to go together as Christian Villanueva has hit safely in nine straight games in the LMP. Meanwhile, Jeimer Candelario has an eight-game hitting streak and is working his way into the conversation of MVP of the Arizona Fall League. In Venezuela, Armando Rivero is beginning to assert himself as […]

Cubs Prospect Pierce Johnson Shines in Arizona Fall League Outing

RHP Pierce Johnson is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Johnson is spending the fall in Arizona making up innings he missed during the regular season. And it had been a rough go in the Arizona Fall League for Johnson prior to last Thursday. Pierce Johnson completed five shutout innings […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Major Awards Week and Other Cubs News and Notes

Major League Baseball’s second week of awards begins Monday and it could be a rather big week for the Chicago Cubs. Of the four major awards that will be handed out by the BBWAA, the Cubs have finalists in three of the four categories in the National League. Kris Bryant will be named NL Rookie […]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Continues to Impress in the Arizona Fall League

Jeimer Candelario was rather impressive last weekend during the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, in the field and at the plate, and he’s kept hitting this week in regular season AFL action. Candelario put together a good season with High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee and one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ […]

Cubs 2015 MiLB Organization All-Stars

MiLB.com posted its organizational All-Stars for the Cubs which is always an interesting read. MiLB.com honors players not based on age or prospect status but the players that had the best season at each position. The Cubs system has a lot of depth, and at each level. The years of waiting, and in most cases […]