Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned run on three hits with one walk and two strikeouts […]

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Day Two of the 2014 Cubs Convention: Scouting and Player Development

For us baseball nerds the highlight of the Saturday sessions is Scouting and Player Development. The game has evolved in such a way stats can no longer be ignored. But it takes the right combination of stats and scouts to build a successful organization. One can no longer exist without the other. Jason McLeod, Joe […]

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Jason McLeod Discusses the Cubs Farm System on The Score

Jason McLeod joined Bruce Levine and Ben Finfer during Hot Stove Saturday on The Score. The Cubs’ Vice President of Scouting and Player Development discussed a variety of topics including where they plan on starting Javier Baez next season and which positions he might get some exposure to in Spring Training. The pitching the Cubs […]

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Day Three of the 2013 Cubs Convention … Down on the Farm

The Cubs minor league system was front and center on Sunday morning at the Cubs Convention with the ever-popular “Down on the Farm” session. VineLine once again hosted the hour-long Q & A that featured Jason McLeod, Brandon Hyde, Joe Bohringer, Josh Vitters and Chris Rusin. Brandon Hyde replaced Oneri Fleita as the Cubs Director […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/16/12

Special Assignment – Peoria Chiefs v. Kane County Cougars Recently, I had the pleasure of being able to cover the series between the Chiefs and Kane County. It was a pleasant addition to be able to meet some of the executives from the Cubs organization. I’d like to thank Shawn Touney, Director of Public Relations […]

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A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

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Day Two of the 2012 Cubs Convention … The Cubs Newest Hall of Famer, Scouting and Changes to Wrigley Field

The other sessions that were attended on Saturday include Ron Santo: Beyond the Game, The Scouting Formula and Meet Cubs Business Management. The Ron Santo tribute was one again heartfelt but rightly focused more on his playing career. Ron Santo deserved to be elected to Hall of Fame long before last December … the numbers […]

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The Unofficial Opening Day … It’s Time for the Cubs Convention

Harry Caray referred to it as the “unofficial opening day”, some refer to it as the “kick-off to spring training”, call it what you want but the bottom line is baseball is just around the corner. The 27th Annual Cubs Convention officially begins this afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. Pat Hughes will once again have […]

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2012 Cubs Convention Schedule and Attendees

The schedule for the 27th Annual Cubs Convention was released Sunday night and Monday morning. The three-day event begins Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. The Cubs’ new front office will be in attendance and the Saturday morning session with Theo Epstein figures to have the biggest crowd of the weekend. Cubs past and present, […]

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The 2012 Cubs Convention is Just Around the Corner

The 27th Annual Cubs Convention kicks off next Friday at the Chicago Hilton and some of the details were released on Thursday. This year’s convention will feature a lot of new faces … both in terms of the front office, the coaching staff and the players. Theo Epstein will host his own session in the […]

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