Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/01/15

Position Analysis – First Base The position analysis series continues with a look at a position that has some questions in the Cubs’ system: First Base. First Base For the third straight season, the Cubs decided against having a prospect at Triple-A and used 10 different players at first base for the Iowa Cubs. Getting […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/15

It was an abbreviated schedule to start the week due to the Midsummer Classic. Pitching once again was the big news as youngster Junior Marte tossed five innings of no-hit ball for the DSL Cubs. Zach Hedges dominated with seven strikeouts for South Bend, and Paul Blackburn returned from the disabled list with three shutout […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/15

As the first half of the minor league season closed, all teams are now in play as both the Northwest League and the Arizona Rookie League opened this weekend. The first half concluded with Myrtle Beach the Carolina League South Division Champions on the strength of pitchers Josh Conway and Daury Torrez. First round draft […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs are Night and Day Right Now and Other News and Notes

The Cubs entered play Monday ninth in ESPN’s latest power rankings. And the Cubs came out on the wrong end of another close game. The Cubs have played in 22 games decided by one-run, by far the most in baseball, and Joe Maddon’s team owns a 12-10 record in games decided by a single run. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/16/15

Minor League Preview – Rookie and Short Season-A Ball Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the first installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season. A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/14

Position Analysis – Third Base The fourth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on at a position which will probably be the most anticipated by Cubs’ fans for 2015: Third Base. Third Base Probably even more anticipated than the […]

Addison Russell is Adding to Resume in the AFL and News from the Cubs Farm

Theo Epstein was asked what the team’s plans were for the position-player talent during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs appear to have a very good problem, too many players and not enough positions on the field. Epstein said at the time and has reiterated since that the Cubs plan for the players to be […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Would Ideally Add Two Starting Pitchers to Roster This Off-Season

Theo Epstein reiterated Friday and Saturday what he said during his season-ending press conference. The Cubs goal in 2015 is to win the National League Central Division. The Cubs plan on competing without selling out the future and the team will continue to develop the young players at the Major League level. The Cubs are […]

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. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Rookie, Class-A Affiliates – 06/30/14

Winning is in the forefront to end this past week as the Cubs’ organization can boast of four first place teams. First place Kane County completed a three-game sweep of Beloit and are on a five game win streak thanks to exploits of Kyle Schwarber and Cael Brockmeyer. First place Daytona won three out of […]