Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/31/14

Position Analysis – Third Base The fourth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on at a position which will probably be the most anticipated by Cubs’ fans for 2015: Third Base. Third Base Probably even more anticipated than the […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Left Field

Junior Lake was set to be the first in a wave of exciting Cubs prospects to ascend to the majors and rebuild the team from scratch after a strong first half season in 2013. However, by the end of this season, Lake’s struggles gave way to the re-emergence of a former rookie of the year […]

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The 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year Goes to the Chicago Cubs

The Cubs organization has come a long way in three calendar years and Tuesday the staff of MiLB.com awarded the Cubs with a 2014 MiLBY for the Best Farm System in baseball. The fan vote for the 2014 MiLBY for Best Farm System of the Year went to the New York Mets. Several of the […]

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Cubs Position Analysis – Third Base

Third base has been an unsettled position for the Cubs since Aramis Ramirez left via free agency in 2011. A multitude of names have filled the position and haven’t been able to nail it down and this past season was no different, as evidenced by the .227/.304/.422 line with 26 home runs, 74 RBI and […]

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Kris Bryant Wins 2014 MiLBY for Best Offensive Player

Kris Bryant can add another post-season award to his trophy case. Bryant was named the Best Offensive Player in the Minors by the staff of MiLB.com on Friday morning. Bryant was not the fan’s choice for the award. The Padres’ Mallex Smith ran his way to the honor edging out former Cubs’ farmhand Marquez Smith. […]

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Addison Russell Plays Final Game in Arizona Fall League, Cubs Cut Fall Season Short

According to reports from Mark Gonzales and Patrick Mooney, Thursday was Addison Russell last game in the Arizona Fall League. The Cubs said that Addison Russell is healthy but he was being shut down after 11 games after seeing enough playing time this year. The team would like for Russell to take a short breather […]

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The Daily CCO: Anthony Rizzo Named to Sporting News 2014 National League All-Star Team

The Cubs All-Star first baseman had a very good year and Anthony Rizzo was named to the Sporting News National League All-Star team Wednesday. Anthony Rizzo beat out fellow first basemen Freddie Freeman, Adrian Gonzalez and Paul Goldschmidt. Anthony Rizzo was the only Cubs player selected to the NL team by a panel of 11 […]

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FanGraphs Ranks the Top 31 Prospects in Cubs System

FanGraphs’ Kiley McDaniel posted a comprehensive look at the prospects from a Cubs system that could be the best in baseball, at the very least top five in the game. McDaniel pointed out the Cubs are the deepest system he has looked at to this point and he was holding off naming the Cubs the […]

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Kris Bryant, Three Iowa Cubs Ranked in Baseball America’s List of the Top 20 Players in the PCL

Baseball America posted its list of the top 20 players in the Pacific Coast League during the 2014 season, and as expected Kris Bryant landed the number one spot on a league list for the second time. The Iowa Cubs placed four players in the top 20. Kris Bryant (1), Javier Baez (3), Arismendy Alcantara […]

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The Daily CCO: Cubs Find Coaching Fits with Eric Hinske and Doug Dascenzo and Other News

When the front office named John Mallee hitting coach last week there were two other changes to Rick Renteria’s staff that made sense for the Cubs. Eric Hinske was the team’s first base coach and outfield coach last season in his first year as a big league coach. Instead of another season at first base, […]

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