Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 01/20/14

This week saw many of the round-robin phases of the Caribbean Leagues coming to a climax. Frank Batista and Cibaenas battled for a playoff spot in the DWL, while Jonathan Mota and Ponce tried to keep their hopes alive in the Roberto Clemente League. Meanwhile, Caracas improved their standing in the VWL, thanks to Yoanner […]

Eight Cubs Make Scout.com’s List of the Top 100 Prospects

Kiley McDaniel, National Baseball Analyst for Scout.com, released his ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game. McDaniel is very high on Albert Almora and thinks he is the top prospect in the Cubs’ system McDaniel ranked Albert Almora as the eighth best prospect in the game. Kris Bryant (10), Javier Baez (13), C.J. […]

A-Lot for the Cubs in the Week A-Head

The conversation throughout the game quickly shifted when the 162-game suspension for Alex Rodriguez was announced Saturday. Rodriguez is banned for the entire 2014 season and post-season but is planning to report to Spring Training with the Yankees. Rodriguez is going to fight the arbitrator’s decision and seek an injunction in Federal Court in the […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2014

John Sickels released his list of the top prospects in the Cubs’ organization on Wednesday. Javier Baez and Kris Bryant topped Sickels’ ranking of the best players in what he labeled a “dramatically improved system.” The Cubs’ front office has made improvements to the organization in a short amount of time. The Cubs have a […]

Top Five Moments of the 2013 Season in the Cubs Minor League System

The Cubs’ farm system had a very memorable 2013 season. Several players, even the ones not making headlines, showed a lot of improvement on the field. Three of the Cubs’ affiliates made the post-season and the Daytona Cubs were the last team standing for the third time in six seasons. So with another year coming […]

The Daytona Cubs Named Baseball America’s Minor League Team of the Year

The Cubs’ farm system received another accolade on Wednesday morning when Baseball America named the 2013 Daytona Cubs their minor league team of the year. The D-Cubs won the Florida State League Championship and along the way the team posted two no-hitters and Javier Baez hit four home runs in a single game on a […]

A Cubs Prospects Q&A with MLB.com’s Jim Callis

Now more than at any point in the history of the storied franchise, the focus for the Chicago Cubs is building a system with sustained success. A lot of improvement has been made with the farm system in just over two years. The Cubs have projectable impact talent not too far away from the big […]

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

Pitching Analysis The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ minor league system continues today. After viewing the possible pitching staff for Triple-A last week, we now turn to the staff for Double-A Tennessee.

Baez and Bryant Top Baseball America’s List of Cubs Prospects for 2014

Baseball America released their list of the Cubs top 10 prospects for 2014 on Monday. Javier Baez topped the Cubs’ ranking with Kris Bryant just behind him at number two on BA’s list. C.J. Edwards is the best pitching prospect in the organization according to Baseball America, while Albert Almora and Jorge Soler rounded out the […]

Jeff Samardzija, Cubs Skipper Search and Three Fall All-Stars

One of the many storylines of the off-season for the Cubs is Jeff Samardzija’s future with the team. Jeff Samardzija is arbitration eligible for next season and remains under team control through the 2015 season. Samardzija is coming off an inconsistent year, one in which he set career highs in innings pitched (213 2/3), starts […]