The Daily CCO: Bryant’s Blast, Castro Hitting Clean-Up and Other Cubs News

Tuesday night’s game will not soon be forgotten. Addison Russell delivered the game winner, a two-out double in the ninth that gave the Cubs their fifth walk-off win of the season, tops in baseball. And with Tuesday’s 3-2 victory, the Cubs improved to 13-10 in 23 one-run games this season. Even with Russell coming through […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: More Homers, Rumors and Injury Updates than Wins

It was a rather busy weekend for the Chicago Cubs. From the action on the field to the rumors about which player the front office could select in the first round of the draft and which players the Cubs may be interested in to improve the big league roster, there wasn’t much down time over […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Certain Kyle Schwarber is Staying Behind the Plate Long Term and Other News

Kyle Schwarber is expected to hit at the Major League level. The question with Schwarber is where will he play in the big leagues? Most outside of the Cubs’ organization think Schwarber will end up in the outfield. Jaron Madison, the Cubs’ farm director, is in Des Moines watching the I-Cubs and told Tommy Birch, […]


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Cubs Weekend Headlines: News, Roster Moves and a Rumor, but No Meat Loaf

The weekend started out on a positive note with Jon Lester picking up his first win and Addison Russell going deep for the first time in the big leagues. But the other two games against the Brewers didn’t go the Cubs way. The Cubs made a couple of roster moves and Welington Castillo found himself […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/03/15

With the first month of the 2015 season over, here is an inside look at how the Cubs’ minor league teams are doing this year. Iowa Cubs Iowa has done the best they can having to cope with both injuries and needs at the Major League level. While it wasn’t a shock to anyone that […]


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The Daily CCO: Cubs Show Significant Ratings Increase, Pace-of-Play and Other News and Notes

The buzz the Cubs created in the off-season and throughout Spring Training translated into “massive year-to-year TV ratings” on Comcast SportsNet. Comcast SportsNet announced Thursday, the day after the Cubs wrapped up its first winning April in seven years (2008), that the Cubs “posted significant television ratings for the first month of the 2015 MLB […]


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James Russell Reports to Iowa and Cubs Minor League Transactions and Disabled List

The Cubs addition of LHP James Russell back to the organization and RHP Pierce Johnson being placed on the 7-day DL to start the season headlined several roster moves the front office made at the beginning of the minor league season. James Russell re-signed with the organization that drafted him. Russell inked a minor league […]


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Justin Steele Wins The CCO’s Top Prospect Poll

Every year, Chicago Cubs Online puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. The CCO conducted a preliminary poll starting the beginning of February. Votes were received on the website, on Facebook, and on Twitter. A run-off poll of the top 20 qualifiers started in March […]


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Edwards Starting Season in the Pen, Johnson in Extended Spring Training and Cubs News from the Farm

The top two pitching prospects in the Cubs system are not beginning the year where most thought they would during Spring Training. C.J. Edwards was very good in big league camp and impressed his future manager. Edwards appeared in two Cactus League games and pitched three shutout innings. Edwards didn’t issue a walk while striking […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Minor League Predictions

Minor League Predictions Once again it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and make some predictions. Every season, I wildly grope to try and make some prescient comments concerning the approximately 300 players that will don a uniform in the Cubs’ minor league system. The upcoming minor league season looks […]


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