Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/16/15

Greetings to everyone at the CCO! With the Winter League seasons over and Opening Day for the Minor Leagues weeks away, it’s time to step away from reporting and move to more feature articles.  For the fifth year, the Down on the Farm Reports returns to a popular feature entitled … Bubble Players and Bubble […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Check In at No. 13 in ESPN’s Pre-Spring Training Power Rankings

Countdown to Pitchers and Catchers Reporting to Mesa: 7 days The Cubs spent the off-season in the headlines. From the hiring to Joe Maddon to the signings of Jon Lester and Jason Hammel to trading for Miguel Montero and Dexter Fowler and the numerous other moves, the front office made significant changes to the big […]


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Rambling About the Cubs from The Frigid Confines

Hello again, everybody. I hope you and yours had a very merry and joyous holiday season. As 2015 gets off to a frigid start, it is fun to dream of warmer temps and more enjoyable surroundings, like the 24-degree game we have to look forward on Opening Easter Sunday Night. As the country is mired […]


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Cubs Centered On Finding Answers for the Outfield

According to a report from Bruce Levine, centerfield is still a question mark for the Cubs. The front office would like to add another outfielder, beyond Chris Denorfia to the mix. The Cubs haven’t announced the signing of Chris Denorfia to a one-year contract yet and will have to make room on the 40-man roster […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 01/07/15

A player that is performing under the radar that may have some impact on the Cubs’ Major League roster is Jonathan Herrera. Signed to a minor league contract this off-season, the 30- year old infielder is a six year Major League veteran, playing with Colorado and Boston. A switch-hitter, Herrera has a career batting average […]


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Cubs Have Several Unchecked Boxes on Off-Season To-Do List

When the Cubs’ off-season began in October, all signs were pointing toward the front office being rather active throughout the winter. And three months into baseball’s second season, it’s been more than was advertised. Not only has Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer made several changes to the big league roster, coaching staff and manager, the […]


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Cubs Player Profile: Shane Peterson

In addition to the Cubs claiming catcher Ryan Lavarnway off waivers from the Dodgers, the club also announced the claim of outfielder Shane Peterson off waivers from the Oakland A’s. With the front office stating they were on the lookout for additional outfield depth, let’s take a look why Shane Peterson piqued their interest. The […]


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Arismendy Alcantara is Having a Good Off-Season Playing Ball in the Dominican Winter League

Arismendy Alcantara struggled at the plate during his first 70 games in the big leagues. After a hot start, the league adjusted and Alcantara didn’t. While he had trouble making contact, especially from the right side, he still showed surprising pop and drove the baseball. Over his last 22 games, Alcantara collected 15 hits and […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/20/14

Position Analysis – Centerfield The seventh installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position by position basis focuses on a position that holds a lot of promise for the entire organization: Centerfield. Centerfield As was stated in the left field analysis, the outfield situation for […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/13/14

Position Analysis – Left Field The sixth installment of the off-season series to summarize and project how the minor league system looks on a position-by-position basis focuses on left field. Left Field With the parent club seemingly set in the outfield having veterans Chris Coghlan, Justin Ruggiano, and Ryan Sweeney joining Arismendy Alcantara and Jorge […]


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