Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/16/15

Hitting streaks and third basemen seem to go together as Christian Villanueva has hit safely in nine straight games in the LMP. Meanwhile, Jeimer Candelario has an eight-game hitting streak and is working his way into the conversation of MVP of the Arizona Fall League. In Venezuela, Armando Rivero is beginning to assert himself as […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Rumors, Jed Hoyer, Rumors, Theo Epstein and More Rumors

It’s the rumor season throughout baseball and there were plenty of them about the Cubs over the last three days. Two rather significant trades have already been made and many think it will be an active winter for trades in the game. Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer talked about the Cubs after spending a week […]

Cubs Prospect Pierce Johnson Shines in Arizona Fall League Outing

RHP Pierce Johnson is considered one of the top pitching prospects in the Cubs’ system. Johnson is spending the fall in Arizona making up innings he missed during the regular season. And it had been a rough go in the Arizona Fall League for Johnson prior to last Thursday. Pierce Johnson completed five shutout innings […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Major Awards Week and Other Cubs News and Notes

Major League Baseball’s second week of awards begins Monday and it could be a rather big week for the Chicago Cubs. Of the four major awards that will be handed out by the BBWAA, the Cubs have finalists in three of the four categories in the National League. Kris Bryant will be named NL Rookie […]

Cubs Prospect Jeimer Candelario Continues to Impress in the Arizona Fall League

Jeimer Candelario was rather impressive last weekend during the Arizona Fall League’s Fall Stars Game, in the field and at the plate, and he’s kept hitting this week in regular season AFL action. Candelario put together a good season with High-A Myrtle Beach and Double-A Tennessee and one of the top prospects in the Cubs’ […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/09/15

It was a week of comings and goings for Cubs’ prospects as Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Carlos Pimentel made his winter debut in the DWL. In Arizona, catcher Willson Contreras had to be shut down for the rest of the off-season with an injury. Pitching dominated the rest of the leagues as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/02/15

The Iowa Cubs take center stage for this week as outfielder Adron Chambers and pitcher Armando Rivero made their winter debuts in Venezuela. In Mexico, Christian Villanueva is still shredding LMP pitching while Ryan Buchter is emerging as a reliable closer. And in the Dominican Republic, Arismendy Alcantara remains consistent. In the Arizona Fall League, […]

Jason McLeod Talks Cubs on Inside the Clubhouse

Jason McLeod, the Cubs Senior Vice President of Player Development and Amateur Scouting, joined Bruce Levine and Jordan Bernfield at the top of the final half hour of Saturday’s Inside the Clubhouse (670 The Score). Jason McLeod talked about Pierce Johnson, David Garner, Carl Edwards Jr., Duane Underwood Jr. and many of the young pitchers […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 10/26/15

With the Cubs’ 2015 season unfortunately in the rear view mirror, the focus now turns to warmer climes where baseball is still being played. Tennessee’s Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario remain among the league leaders in the Arizona Fall League. Myrtle Beach reliever David Garner has now joined the Smokies’ duo in putting up good […]

Cubs Would Like to Add at Least One Quality Starting Pitcher

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer said last fall the front office planned to add two impact starting pitchers over the next 12-18 months to an organization that was rather thin in the pitching department. The Cubs signed Jon Lester last winter and for the second off-season in a row pitching is a priority for the […]