MLB Pipeline Split on Cubs Organizational Ranking, Bryant and Soler Top Law’s List of 20 Impact Prospects

Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo released their organizational rankings Tuesday, and Mayo took the Twins over the Cubs on his list while Callis chose the Cubs over the Twins. Callis and Mayo agree that the Cubs, Twins and Red Sox own the top three farm systems in the game. Jim Callis has been constant with […]


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Cubs Storylines of the Spring: The Outfield

The Cubs Storylines of the Spring series concludes with a look at the outfielders in big league camp. The Cubs outfield has just as many questions as the rest of the team. There are two players that could provide answers in a big way offensively and defensively if they are able to stay on the […]


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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Farm System on MLB Network Radio

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, spent time Monday with Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette (Power Alley – MLB Network Radio) talking about the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. McLeod provided a little more information than usual on Addison Russell and Kris Bryant while stating the Cubs […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs to Limit Jorge Soler Early in Spring Training, News from Day Three of Camp Maddon

Countdown to Cubs Cactus League Openers: 10 days The Cubs are reportedly going to limit Jorge Soler’s playing time and monitor him very closely during Spring Training. Nothing is wrong with Jorge Soler and the Cubs want to keep it that way. Joe Maddon explained the team’s plans for Soler with the beat writers Sunday. […]


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The Daily CCO: Scouts Really Like Jorge Soler and Other Cubs News and Notes

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 2 days With so much attention being paid to the Cuban players throughout the game, could the Cubs have the best young hitter of the bunch in their organization? According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, the recurring theme from the Latin scouts he’s talked to is “of the […]


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Cole Hamels Update: Phillies are Waiting for a Team to Blink

Last week Ruben Amaro Jr. told Jim Salisbury that four teams have made real trade offers for Cole Hamels. Amaro Jr. did not provide details, which teams he was referring to or the identity of the four other teams that has kicked the tires on Hamels at some point this winter. It is unclear if Ruben […]


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Cubs Land Seven Players in Baseball Prospectus’ Top 101 Prospect List

For the second year in a row, Baseball Prospectus placed seven players from the Cubs system in its Top 101 Prospect List. Addison Russell (2), Kris Bryant (5), Jorge Soler (19), Albert Almora (38), Kyle Schwarber (77), Billy McKinney (81) and Pierce Johnson (83) landed in the pre-season ranking. Last year, Javier Baez (4), Kris […]


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Joe Maddon Talks Cubs, James Shields and Defensive Shifts on MLB Network Radio

Joe Maddon joined Casey Stern and Jim Bowden during the last hour of Friday’s Inside Pitch (MLB Network Radio) and the Cubs’ skipper had plenty to say about his new team and one of his former pitchers. The convention really left an impression on Maddon and he’s looking forward to the team and fan base […]


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Cubs Top The Sporting News Organizational Rankings

The accolades for the Cubs system continued Wednesday when the team topped the Sporting News’ organizational rankings. The Sporting News followed Keith Law in naming the Cubs the best organization in the game heading into the 2015 season. And the top spot was earned on because of the bats in the system such as Kris […]


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Jim Callis Includes OF Billy McKinney in Beyond Top 100 Prospect Report and Cubs News from the Farm

Six Cubs landed in MLB Pipeline’s top 100 prospect list that was released Friday. Kris Bryant (2), Addison Russell (5), Jorge Soler (22), C.J. Edwards (47), Kyle Schwarber (49) and Albert Almora (57) made it on the ranking compiled by Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo. And there was another player in the Cubs’ system that […]


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