Cubs Weekend Headlines: Epstein Provided Updates, Baez Played Center and More Minor Signings

It was a typically busy three and half days for the Chicago Cubs. The team announced the minor league managers, coaching staffs and coordinators and hiring John Baker late Thursday. And the Cubs finalized the deal with the Yankees. Theo Epstein updated the Cubs off-season Saturday morning. Javier Baez lined up in center field for […]

The Daily CCO: Mark Johnson is Moving on Up and Other Cubs News and Rumors

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staffs Thursday for each of the minor league affiliates. And among the changes was the promotion of Mark Johnson. Mark Johnson will call the shots for Double-A Tennessee next season following his fourth promotion in six years. Johnson is coming off back-to-back league championships and is considered one […]

Cubs Announce Minor League Managers, Staff and Coordinators for the 2016 Season

The Cubs announced the managers and coaching staffs Thursday for each of its minor league affiliates and the organization’s minor league coordinators for the 2016 season. Marty Peavy (Triple-A Iowa), Mark Johnson (Double-A Tennessee), Buddy Bailey (High-A Myrtle Beach), Jimmy Gonzalez (Low-A South Bend), Jesus Feliciano (Short-Season Eugene), Carmelo Martinez (Rookie Ball Mesa), Claudio Almonte […]

Cubs Prospects Performed Well in the Arizona Fall League

The 2015 Arizona Fall League wrapped up play Saturday when the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-4 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship, the third league title for Scottsdale and first since 2010. Jeimer Candelario had a sensational fall in Arizona and was nominated for Most Valuable Player, an award Kris Bryant won […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/19/15

Welcome to the CCO’s coverage of off-season baseball! In today’s edition we focus on third base and hot starts. Jeimer Candelario is so far taking the Arizona Fall League by storm, while Christian Villanueva has been hard to stop in the Mexican Pacific League. And down in Venezuela, infielder Bryant Flete has not only excelled […]

Arizona Fall League Update and News from the Cubs Farm

The Arizona Fall League started Tuesday and the Cubs have eight prospects playing for the Mesa Solar Sox. RHP Corey Black, RHP David Garner, RHP Pierce Johnson, LHP Ron Zastryzny, C/1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario and OF Mark Zagunis are spending the fall in Arizona with manager Mark Johnson. Mesa is […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/08/15

Meet the Mesa Solar Sox: Position Players and Coaches This is the first of two articles highlighting the players who will be taking part in the 2015 Arizona Fall League, which begins on Oct. 13. Today, the CCO will be looking at the position players and coaches the Cubs have assigned to the Mesa Solar […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Myrtle Beach Pelicans, the 2015 Carolina League Champions

Welcome your 2015 Carolina League Champion Myrtle Beach Pelicans! In their first year as a Cubs affiliate, Myrtle Beach ended up with the best regular season record at 81-57 and went through the playoff 5-1, sweeping the Wilmington Blue Rocks 3-0 in the title series to claim the Mills Cup. The deciding game three was […]

Willson Contreras is a Post-Season Southern League All-Star and News from the Cubs Farm

Willson Contreras has had a very good year. And he is starting to be recognized as one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system. With three games remaining in the regular season Contreras is leading the Southern League in hitting and is close to winning a batting title. Willson Contreras went 1-for-5 in the […]

Eight Cubs Prospects on Initial Mesa Solar Sox Roster for 2015 Arizona Fall League

Rosters for the 2015 Arizona Fall League were announced Tuesday and Mesa Solar Sox’s first roster consists of eight Cubs’ prospects. RHP Corey Black, RHP David Garner, RHP Pierce Johnson, LHP Rob Zastryzny, C/1B Cael Brockmeyer, C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario and OF Mark Zagunis. Mesa’s roster is constructed with players from the Cubs, […]