Rambling about the Cubs While Dreaming of Wild Card Berths

Hello again, everybody … and a long time it has been! I apologize for my extended absence, but I was traveling around Ireland with family for multiple weeks. While I missed everyone here at the CCO, it was a great trip and a memory that will last a lifetime. A lot has happened in the […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Was Not Happy with the Cubs Performance and Other News and Notes

The Cubs lost their fifth game in a row and Rick Renteria voiced his displeasure with the team after the 9-2 loss to the Blue Jays in what Mark Gonzales described as a very candid post-game session from the skipper. According to the Tribune, Rick Renteria said his team lacked focus Tuesday, especially in the seventh […]

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Kris Bryant Named Yahoo Sports Minor League Player of the Year

Kris Bryant can add another player of the year award to his resume. Yahoo Sports named Kris Bryant its Minor League Player of the Year Tuesday night, the same day the top prospect in the game received Baseball America’s award for the best minor league player in the game. Kris Bryant put together a tremendous […]

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Kris Bryant is Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year

Baseball America made it official Tuesday morning and as expected, Kris Bryant was named Baseball America’s Minor League Player of the Year. Kris Bryant finished his first full season of pro ball with a .325/.438/.661 slash line that included 34 doubles, one triple, 324 total bases and 43 home runs with 110 RBI for a […]

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LHP Carson Sands Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted another update to the top 20 list of the best system in baseball Monday. With the promotion of INF Javier Baez, the Cubs have a new top five and LHP Carson Sands was added to the backend of MLB Pipeline’s ranking. Kris Bryant remains in the top spot and the best prospect […]

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Jason McLeod Talks Cubs Prospects on Minors and Majors

Jason McLeod joined Grant Paulsen on Minor and Majors (MLB Network Radio) Sunday morning and discussed the top prospects in the system as well as Javier Baez, Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge Soler. Jason McLeod also explained how the front office is evaluating the prospects at the big league level in September and the decision that […]

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The Daily CCO: Back to Work for the Cubs and Other News

The Cubs return to the field Friday afternoon following a much-needed day off. The Cubs are 6-4 in their last 10 games and have won six in a row at Wrigley Field. The Cubs host the Pirates for the weekend and the team is expected to see another addition to the active roster. Once again, […]

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Kris Bryant Makes Baseball America’s All-Star Squad and Cubs News from the Farm

The off-season accolades for Kris Bryant are just beginning. The morning after USA Today named Kris Bryant its Minor League Player of the Year, Baseball America released its Minor League All-Star Team for the recently completed 2014 season. Kris Bryant put up the numbers at the plate and made BA’s team as a third baseman. […]

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Cubs Name Kyle Schwarber and Pierce Johnson Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month for August

The Cubs announced Thursday the team’s last Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Month awards. Daytona’s C/OF Kyle Schwarber was named player of the month and Tennessee’s RHP Pierce Johnson was named the organization’s pitcher of the month. The team’s first round pick in June’s draft has made quite the impression in a short […]

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Kris Bryant Named USA Today’s Minor League Player of the Year

Kris Bryant was selected as USA Today Sports Minor League Player of the Year for 2014. USA Today made the announcement late Tuesday night the Cubs’ top prospect won its award. In 138 games between Tennessee and Iowa, Kris Bryant finished the year with a .325/.438/.661 slash line that included 34 doubles, one triple and […]

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