Rick Renteria was formally introduced to the Chicago media on Thursday and donned a Cubs’ jersey for the first time. Renteria will wear no. 16, his old high school number. Renteria has contacted all of the players via texts, phone calls or emails and has been watching video of the players as he continued his […]
The Cubs added a much-needed catcher to the big league roster on Tuesday when they acquired George Kottaras from the Kansas City Royals for cash considerations. The veteran catcher is penciled in as the backup to Welington Castillo. One of the many areas that must be addressed by the front office is the lack of […]
Baseball America released their list of the Cubs top 10 prospects for 2014 on Monday. Javier Baez topped the Cubs’ ranking with Kris Bryant just behind him at number two on BA’s list. C.J. Edwards is the best pitching prospect in the organization according to Baseball America, while Albert Almora and Jorge Soler rounded out the […]
Pitching Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. With all eight defensive positions covered, it is time to switch to the arms currently in the organization and the possibilities for the pitching staff at Triple-A Iowa.
Voting for the 2013 MiLBY Awards has ended, the votes have been counted and C.J. Edwards is the first Cubs’ prospect to take home a post-season award. The MiLB staff named Edwards the minor league starting pitcher of the year. Edwards fell short in the fan vote but came out on top according to the […]
The search for the Cubs next skipper enters day seven on Wednesday, it has been exactly one week since the front office lost out on their first choice to some team in the Big Apple. Over the last ten-plus days the Cubs have interviewed A.J. Hinch, Manny Acta and Rick Renteria. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer […]
The young players representing the Cubs on the Mesa Solar Sox roster in the Arizona Fall League have not wasted any time over the first four games of the season. Albert Almora did not play on Friday night, but he did not give away any at bats in his first two games. Almora has played […]
Meet the Mesa Solar Sox Tomorrow is the opening of the Arizona Fall League, the annual showcase for each Major League team’s top prospects. Today, the CCO will be looking at the pitchers and position players the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar Sox.
Game One Hundred Fifty-Five: Cubs (64-90) vs. Braves (91-62) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 183/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (9-11, 3.05/1.11/3.91) vs. Kris Medlen (14-12, 3.32/1.26/3.59) Prior to this afternoon’s game, the Cubs will recognize two of the top prospects […]
Prior to Friday’s game, the Cubs announced that Welington Castillo would miss the remainder of the season with a partial meniscus tear in his right knee. Castillo will have his knee scoped and the rehab time is around four to six weeks. Castillo will be ready to go in February when pitchers and catchers report […]