A Cubs Prospects Q&A with MLB.com’s Jim Callis

Now more than at any point in the history of the storied franchise, the focus for the Chicago Cubs is building a system with sustained success. A lot of improvement has been made with the farm system in just over two years. The Cubs have projectable impact talent not too far away from the big […]

Rambling about the Cubs While Having No Idea …

This headline comes as no surprise to the regular “Ramblings” readers, but it fits in with what I know about the Cubs right now, and most likely what everyone really knows … or doesn’t. The General Managers meetings took place this week in Orlando, the Cubs held their “Season-Ticket Holder” presentations last week, and the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at each position in the Cubs’ farm system continues today. The series of articles to summarize and project how the organization stacks up on a position by position basis has already examined all four infield positions, catcher, left field and centerfield. Up next is right field, a position that […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/17/13

Position Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at each position in the Cubs’ system continues today. The series of articles to summarize and project how the organization stacks up on a position by position basis has already looked at the infield and catcher, next up is the outfield starting with left field.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/23/13

Position Analysis This off-season the CCO will run a series of articles to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis. First up, the CCO looks at a position which will probably have the most impact on the parent club: Third Base.

Front Office Evaluating All Aspects of the Organization and Other Cubs News

Theo Epstein met with the beat writers prior to Tuesday’s game in Milwaukee and discussed multiple topics in length, including Dale Sveum and his coaching staff. From all indications, Dale Sveum’s job for next season appears to be safe. Dale Sveum is under contract for one more year and has an option for 2015. Epstein […]

Report: Vitters and Jackson Will Not Be Called Up in September

The Cubs made three additions to the active roster on Sunday, the first day big league teams could expand their rosters and call-up players from the 40-man roster. The Cubs activated Ryan Sweeney and Luis Valbuena from the disabled list and called-up RHP Alberto Cabrera from Triple-A Iowa to spend the final month of the […]

The Arizona Fall League, September Call-Ups and Other Cubs News and Notes

With the Cubs season wrapping up just five weeks from Sunday, the front office will soon turn their attention to the off-season. Jed Hoyer confirmed on Saturday that Jorge Soler will be among as many as eight Cubs’ prospects to play in the upcoming Arizona Fall League (AFL). Albert Almora is also expected to play […]

Cubs Continue Shuffling the Roster and Other News and Notes

The Cubs’ roster shuffle continued on Friday when they acquired RHP Neil Ramirez off waivers from the Rangers to complete the trade for Matt Garza. Ramirez was added to the 40-man roster and assigned to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs used the spot on the 40-man roster that was cleared when they traded David DeJesus to […]

Ryne Sandberg, A Baez Walk-Off and Other Cubs News and Notes

Friday was a pretty typical day in the life of the Chicago Cubs. The front office made their daily roster moves before news surfaced that one of the best players in the history of the organization and a Hall of Famer, whose retired number flies daily in the ballpark he once called home, was hired […]