Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/13

Happy 4th of July from the CCO! First place has a nice ring to it as five of the Cubs’ eight affiliates are currently at the top of their division. The I-Cubs rode the strong pitching of Barret Loux and the hot hitting of Brad Nelson earlier in the week. Boise’s Yasiel Balaguert was named […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/27/13

New faces in new places marked the beginning of the week. Daytona continued to be the hottest team in the Cubs’ system. The D-Cubs improved to 5-1 in the second half and Pierce Johnson made his first High-A start. Jacob Hannemann is starting to flex his muscles for Boise, while P.J. Francescon helped win a […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/24/13

It was reported that sportswriter Ring Lardner would sing “I’m forever blowing ballgames” to the “Black Sox” during the storied World Series. That seemed to be an appropriate tune with the way the week ended down on the farm as losing leads ran rampant through the organization. Boise was powered by Yasiel Balaguert and Kevin […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/20/13

Daytona remained in the spotlight this week as Javier Baez and Tim Saunders each hit grand slams on Tuesday. Iowa received excellent pitching performances from Chris Rusin and Nick Struck. Pitching also took center stage for Boise, as Loiger Padron extended the team’s scoreless streak for starters. Kane County wrapped up the first half with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/17/13 All-Star season is upon us as Daytona went into their break on Thursday while Kane County will take off following Sunday’s game. Tennessee ended a losing streak as Kyle Hendricks continues to impress. In Iowa, Steve Clevenger looks to be ready for bigger and better things as […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Reds – 05/04/13

Game Thirty: Cubs (11-18) vs. Reds (16-14) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Jeff Samardzija (1-4, 3.35/1.17) vs. Tony Cingrani (2-0, 1.50/0.89) After back-to-back tough losses, the Cubs will try to get back on track this afternoon behind […]

Dan Vogelbach Wins Top Prospect Poll

Every year, the CCO puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. This year, Chicago Cubs Online decided to spice things up. A primary poll was started at the beginning of the year and votes were received for the first time on the website, on Facebook, […]

Baseball America and Baseball Prospectus Rank Cubs’ System as 12th Best in the Game

The Cubs minor league system made positive steps forward last season, and the improved pre-season rankings back up that statement. While Theo Epstein and Jason McLeod still have a lot of work to do, there is what can be considered impact talent in the Cubs’ system. Players such as Javier Baez, Jorge Soler, Dan Vogelbach […]

Cory Wade Will Not Be on the Cubs Opening Day Roster and Other News Bits

While the spring roster moves are not official, the Cubs cut another player from the spring roster on Wednesday. The Cubs informed Cory Wade that he is no longer in the mix for the last spot in the bullpen. Even with the addition of Guillermo Moscoso, Hisanori Takahashi is considered the favorite to land the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/18/13

Minor League Preview: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for this season. Please note that the previews are based on current […]