Theo Epstein Talks Cubs, Trade Deadline, Free Agency and the Future on the GM’s Office

Jim Bowden spoke with Theo Epstein earlier in the week and discussed a variety of topics with the Cubs President of Baseball Operations. Theo Epstein talked about the trade with Oakland and explained a little of the process that went into pulling the trigger on the deal, all of the shortstops in the system and […]

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The Daily CCO: Baker’s Win, Bryant and Schwarber Homered and Cubs News and Notes

Every now and then baseball provides a reminder of why it is the greatest game of them all. And one of those moments came early Wednesday morning. In the midst of another challenging season at the big league level and after six-plus hours of not-so-good baseball, the 16th inning of what was Tuesday’s game was incredibly […]

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Eight Cubs Make MLB Pipeline’s Ranking of Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline unveiled its ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game Sunday night and the Cubs placed eight players in the top 100, the most of any organization in baseball … Cubs (8), Pirates (7), Red Sox (6), Astros (6), Twins (6), Rockies (5), Rangers (5), Mets (5), Diamondbacks (5), Royals (5), Padres […]

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MLB Pipeline Updated Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted updates to each team’s top 20 prospect list Sunday night and the Cubs’ updated list includes the recently drafted OF/C Kyle Schwarber and reflects the performances turned in this season. Kris Bryant tops the list of the prospects in the Cubs system followed by Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Arismendy Alcantara and Albert […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/28/14

Heroes came in all shapes and sizes to end the week as Iowa witnessed the thundering bat of Javier Baez, while Tennessee’s Addison Russell put on his own power show. Russell’s teammate Taylor Davis had a five RBI night, and Daytona remained on a roll thanks to the muscle of Dan Vogelbach. In Kane County, […]

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The Daily CCO: Greg Maddux and Hall of Fame Sunday

Greg Maddux, along with Frank Thomas, Tom Glavine, Tony LaRussa, Bobby Cox and Joe Torre, will be inducted into Baseball’s Hall of Fame Sunday in what should be a special ceremony. Greg Maddux was the best starting pitcher of his generation and one of the greatest of all-time. Maddux finished his 23 year big league […]

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Big Night for Javier Baez and Addison Russell Hit Another Longball

Javier Baez had a huge night at Principal Park Saturday. And Addison Russell collected his third straight multi-hit game and hit a home run for second night in a row. Javier Baez hit two, three-run home runs, one in each game of the twinbill against the Memphis Redbirds. Baez launched a three run shot in […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/26/14

While much of the recent focus is on the upper portion of the Cubs’ minor league system, not enough can be said about the job being done by managers Mark Johnson and Gary Van Tol for the Kane County Cougars and the Boise Hawks respectively. Both have done outstanding jobs in juggling their rosters and […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/14

It was “Promotion Day” Wednesday as several prospects received word that they would be moving up a level. There was some activity leading up to the day, as RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua was promoted to Daytona, while RHP Ben Wells went to Kane County and RHP Dillon Maples reported to Boise. That set in motion […]

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Cubs Promote Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee

Shortly after the Cubs beat the Padres Tuesday night behind seven shutout innings from Kyle Hendricks and home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Arismendy Alcantara, the front office announced two of the top prospects in the system received promotions. The Cubs promoted Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs […]

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