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

Special Assignment – Kane County Cougars – Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 I had the pleasure of being able to attend the final regular season home series for the Kane County Cougars. I would like to thank Cougars Director of Public Relations Shawn Touney and my daughter Lauren Usiak, who was my photographer. A special […]

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Baseball America’s Midwest League Top 20 Includes Cubs Pitching Prospect Duane Underwood

Baseball America released its ranking of the top 20 prospects of the 2014 season in the Midwest League. And the Cubs Low-A roster placed only one player in the top 20, RHP Duane Underwood. Duane Underwood earned the ranking after putting together an excellent season, but it was somewhat surprising that RHP Jen-Ho Tseng did […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/25/14

The conclusion of the minor league season meant it was time to recognize the position players and pitchers in the Cubs’ system that stood out in a very good system. Kris Bryant was the easy choice for Minor League Player of the Year, but with several good arms down on the farm, RHP Daury Torrez […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/22/14

The CCO’s post-season minor league awards continue today with the Minor League Pitcher of the Year. Iowa third baseman Kris Bryant was named The CCO Minor League Player of the Year last Thursday. Although there were excellent pitching performances at all levels, we only needed to look as far as the Kane County Cougars for our […]

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The Daily CCO: Mr. Bryant Goes to Wrigley and Other Cubs News and Notes

Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng, the Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year, were front and center Wednesday at Wrigley Field before the Cubs completed the three-game sweep of the Reds behind last year’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year Kyle Hendricks. Bryant handled himself as expected when addressing the media. Before talking to […]

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The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson Scheduled to Start Against the Dodgers and Other Cubs News

The Cubs announced Tuesday that Edwin Jackson will be activated from the 15-day DL and make the start Friday against Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers. Jackson has been on the disabled list since Aug. 21 with a right lat strain. Edwin Jackson has not started a game since Aug. 20 when he lasted only 2 […]

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The Daily CCO: Rizzo Realizes the Cubs are a Work in Progress

Anthony Rizzo returned to the lineup Monday night and for the first time Rizzo, Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler were in the Cubs’ starting nine. And while Rizzo’s walk off was the lone run scored against a Reds staff they’ve struggled against all season, the bottom line was the Cubs won the ballgame. […]

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Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng Named the Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year

The Chicago Cubs announced Monday afternoon 3B Kris Bryant RHP Jen-Ho Tseng are the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year for 2014. Kris Bryant put up excellent numbers for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa in his first full year of pro ball while Jen-Ho Tseng was equally impressive pitching out of Kane […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/14

The beginning of the week was marked by beginnings and endings as we said goodbye to the Daytona Cubs for 2014 as they bowed to Fort Myers in the Florida State League Championship. Meanwhile, in the west suburbs, the Midwest League Championships got underway as Kane County faced off against Lake County. With all of […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Was Not Happy with the Cubs Performance and Other News and Notes

The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row and Rick Renteria voiced his displeasure with the team after the 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays in what Mark Gonzales described as a very candid post-game session from the skipper. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria said his team lacked focus Tuesday, especially in the seventh […]

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