Cubs Retain No. 1 Spot in Keith Law’s Farm System Ranking

Armed with arguably the best prospect in the game in Kris Bryant and four of the top 20 minor league players in baseball, the Cubs retained the top spot in Keith Law’s ranking of the farm systems. Last year, Keith Law ranked the Cubs as having the fourth best system in the game and by […]


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The Daily CCO: Not Too Much Longer Before Spring Training and Other Cubs News and Notes

It’s the final Sunday in January and a week before some big football game in Arizona. Pitchers and catchers report to Mesa in just 25 days and the Cubs ‘play two‘ to open the Cactus League schedule in 39 days. The front office should release the list of non-roster invitations to big league camp in […]


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Kyle Schwarber: MLB Pipeline’s Third Best Catching Prospect, A Baseball America Top 20 Prospect

MLB Pipeline is rolling out its rankings of the top 10 prospects by position, and a familiar name checked in at No. 3 in its ranking of the best young catchers in the game, Kyle Schwarber. The Cubs first round pick from last June’s Draft impressed at the plate during his pro debut. Schwarber ripped […]


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The CCO Talks Outfield Prospects on South Bend Cubs Radio

Last Wednesday, the CCO’s very own Tom U was invited to talk minor league outfield prospects with South Bend Cubs play-by-play man Darin Pritchett on WSBT in South Bend’s Sportsbeat program. Here are some excerpts from that interview. Darin Pritchett: We are going to focus on some of the better outfielders in the Chicago Cubs […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Looking for an Everyday Outfielder, Not a Back-up and Other News and Notes

The Cubs are apparently not limiting the search to center field, but are looking for an everyday outfielder. Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday that he received an update from a Cubs’ source that indicated the “team is not looking for another bench player.” Instead, the front office would prefer a “regular in left field or center […]


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The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Meeting with Coaching Staff Prior to Cubs Convention

Joe Maddon has the ability to command a room and while he may have an idea of what the Cubs Convention will be like, there is no way he can be fully prepared for what lies ahead. The convention is truly a unique experience and it will be interesting to watch Maddon interact with the […]


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The Daily CCO: Patience is the Missing Link and Other Cubs News and Notes

There is quite a bit of excitement surrounding the Cubs upcoming season, and some of it will be on display at the end of the week during the sold out convention. Most are predicting a five to ten game improvement in the win column for Joe Maddon’s team. The Cubs are going to have a […]


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Kyle Hendricks Discussed the Cubs, the Off-Season and Pitching in the Big Leagues on MLB Network Radio

Kyle Hendricks made his big league debut last season and was rather impressive in 13 starts. Hendricks was 7-2 with a 2.46 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 3.32 FIP. Hendricks gave up 24 runs, 22 earned, on 72 hits with 47 strikeouts and 15 walks. If everything goes as planned this spring, Hendricks should slot in […]


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Cubs Centered On Finding Answers for the Outfield

According to a report from Bruce Levine, centerfield is still a question mark for the Cubs. The front office would like to add another outfielder, beyond Chris Denorfia to the mix. The Cubs haven’t announced the signing of Chris Denorfia to a one-year contract yet and will have to make room on the 40-man roster […]


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Baseball America’s Top 10 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Baseball America released its list Monday of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization. To no surprise, Kris Bryant, Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year and the player on the cover on the 2015 Prospect Handbook, topped the list. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, Kyle Schwarber and C.J. Edwards complete the top five of […]


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