The Daily CCO: Cubs Must Find Balance and Other News and Notes

The front office is expected to focus this off-season and for the next 12-24 months on adding pitching to the organization. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have talked about the imbalance between the pitching and position players and many think, and reports have backed up the speculation, the Cubs will try to add a top […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/14

The Cubs minor league teams just keep winning ballgames as the countdown to the end of the regular season down on the farm has begun. Boise won three straight before dropping a game in the 10th inning Wednesday night. Kane County keeps rolling along as innings limits are pushing the starters in and out of the […]

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Rock Shoulders Named FSL Offensive Player of the Week and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Rock Shoulders was named the Florida State League Offensive Player of the Week on Monday afternoon. The Daytona first baseman, outfielder, designated hitter is having a good second half and he became the first D-Cubs player to take home a weekly honor this season. Shoulders was 6-for-14 in five games with a double, three home […]

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Victor Caratini Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline updated its list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs system after the non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs added a very good catching prospect to the system in Victor Caratini from the Braves for INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell. MLB Pipeline ranked C Victor Caratini as the 13th best prospect in […]

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The Daily CCO: Whole Lotta Swingin’ Going On, Weekend Headlines and Other Cubs News

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs and an excitement around the team that has been missing with Javier Baez making his Wrigley Field debut. The Cubs salvaged the finale against the Rays with yet another extra innings game, the sixth time in 12 games it took more than nine innings to […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/11/14

It appeared as if many of the minor league teams want to get as much baseball in as they can with the season drawing to a close, as doubleheaders and extra innings dotted the landscape. One of the hottest players in the system is Daytona’s Rock Shoulders, who was 6-for-13 with three home runs over […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Promotions, Player Development, Pitching and the Cubs System on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting spent time Saturday morning with Bruce Levine and Wayne Randazzo on Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score) and discussed a variety of topics in the Cubs system. McLeod talked about the promotion of Javier Baez and why the front office decided August […]

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Jorge Soler Could Be Part of September Call-Ups, Kris Bryant to Finish Season in Iowa

With the promotion of Javier Baez to the big leagues, Jorge Soler and Kris Bryant figure to be the next top prospects called up to The Show. And Theo Epstein addressed the Cubs plans for both players prior to Friday’s game against the Rays. Jorge Soler had another huge game at the plate Friday. Soler […]

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Neil Ramirez, Felix Doubront Updates and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Neil Ramirez began a rehab assignment Wednesday night with the AZL Cubs. Ramirez threw two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs, one earned, on one hit with a walk and a strikeout. Ramirez was placed on the 15-day DL July 29, retroactive to July 26, with triceps soreness after the team tried to option […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/07/14

Iowa moved back into first place behind two excellent pitching performances from Eric Jokisch and Dan Straily and the big bats of Kris Bryant, Jorge Soler and Mike Olt. Tennessee picked up two wins with Addison Russell staying hot at the plate and Felix Pena delivering a shutout performance. Kane County just keeps putting wins […]

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