Cubs 2015 Position Review – Third Base

Third base has been somewhat of a black hole throughout the Chicago Cubs’ history. For every Ron Santo, Stan Hack and Aramis Ramirez, there has been a Chris Stynes, Ken Reitz and Kevin Orie. That all changed this season with the debut of likely superstar Kris Bryant who helped third base become a strength again […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/01/15

Position Analysis – First Base The position analysis series continues with a look at a position that has some questions in the Cubs’ system: First Base. First Base For the third straight season, the Cubs decided against having a prospect at Triple-A and used 10 different players at first base for the Iowa Cubs. Getting […]

The Daily CCO: Eleven Days in September, No Innings Limit on Arrieta, Albert Almora Jr. and Other Cubs News

Happy Labor Day! The Cubs hit the road following Sunday’s sweep of the Diamondbacks and were in St. Louis by the time the Pirates finished off the weekend series against the Cardinals with a 7-1 win. Joe Maddon’s team opens its longest road trip of the year Monday afternoon with the first of three in […]

White Sox Claim INF Mike Olt off Waivers from the Cubs

The White Sox announced Saturday afternoon the team claimed INF Mike Olt off waivers from the Cubs. Olt was designated for assignment on Aug. 31 to open a spot on the 40-man roster for OF Austin Jackson. Mike Olt began the season on the Cubs roster and was at third base on Opening Night against […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/31/15

Put all that anticipation of September call-ups on hold as the Iowa Cubs are back in playoff contention with a weekend sweep thanks to John Andreoli, Javier Baez, and newcomer Emilio Bonifacio. Tennessee also is on a roll, wining five straight with fine pitching from Andres Santiago and Pierce Johnson. Eugene had a rough weekend […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/15

Another star is rising out west as Eloy Jimenez is turning his potential into production for Eugene. Meanwhile, South Bend got a gutty performance from Erick Leal, and Jen-Ho Tseng set a career high for Myrtle Beach. In Tennessee, Willson Contreras continues to be a rock in the line-up, and Javier Baez is still streaking […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/24/15

Twenty-five games over .500! That’s the record of the Myrtle Beach Pelicans as they went home run happy over the weekend, with Ben Carhart leading the way. Iowa also caught the home run bug as five members left the yard this weekend, with a game-winner by Adron Chambers. Tennessee had to dodge the raindrops as […]

The Daily CCO: Theo Epstein is Committed to the Cubs, Reportedly Getting Closer on a New Deal

The Cubs made it two in a row over the Braves on Friday afternoon. And not only maintained the four game lead over the Giants but gained ground in the division Friday night. Madison Bumgarner beat the Pirates 6-4 and the Cardinals lost 9-3 in San Diego. The Cubs will enter play Saturday four games […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/21/15

The end of the week saw some highs and lows throughout the minor league system as first and second round picks Ian Happ and Donnie Dewees are heating up for South Bend and Eugene respectively. Chesny Young remains on top of the Carolina League in hitting as Myrtle Beach swept a doubleheader, and Jacob Hannemann […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Discussing September Call-Ups

With two weeks remaining in August, the Cubs are discussing which players on the 40-man roster will be called up in September with the roster expands. Joe Maddon talked to the Tribune about the possible additions to the active roster. “I’ve always liked the nugget or two that you draw from the minor league system, […]