The Daily CCO: Joe Maddon Recognized as the Best Skipper in the National League

Joe Maddon was the best manager in the National League throughout the 2015 season and now he has the hardware to prove it. Maddon received 18 of a possible 30 first place votes from the BBWAA and won his third Manager of the Year Award, the first with the Cubs. The Cubs won 24 more […]

Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year 2002-2012

There was quite a bit made about the Cubs losing Jeff Beliveau on waivers last week to the Rangers. Beliveau has the makings of a good lefty specialist (LOOGY) and he was the Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year just the season before last. Did the Cubs give up on him too quickly? Or […]

Baseball America’s Top Cubs Prospects 2005 – 2010

Baseball America is viewed as the leader in ranking prospects and minor league systems. While publications like Baseball Prospectus have garnered a lot more respect in recent years, Baseball America remains the industry leader. A good ranking by Baseball America can increase a player’s value overnight and that alone can be worth it’s weight in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/14/10

A few Cubs prospects played well in the Florida State League All-Star game. Jeff Samardzija did well as an emergency starter for Iowa. The Peoria Chiefs honored future Hall of Famer Greg Maddux on Friday as they retired his jersey number. The top two teams in the Southern League, Tennessee and West Tenn, faced off […]

Got Spring Training?

More players made their first appearance of the spring on Monday, along with Cubs management. During his multiple radio appearances last week, Jim Hendry said he would meet with Lou Piniella and his staff early in the week before joining the players on the field on Thursday. Spring Training is finally here … Pitchers and […]

Peripheral Moves on the Horizon for the Cubs

Official releases should be flying out of the offices at 1060 West Addison on Wednesday. Not only are the Cubs expected to announce deals with Xavier Nady and Chad Tracy, there is a press conference scheduled for 11:30am CST on Wednesday morning in Arizona. At that time, the Cubs are expected to make the official […]

From the Wire…Wuertz Traded to Oakland

According to a report from, Michael Wuertz was traded to the Oakland A’s for two minor league players on Monday….outfielder Richie Robnett and infielder Justin Sellers. Updated – 5:09pm C.T. – Richie Robnett was added to the Cubs 40-man roster and more information on the trade with the Oakland A’s for Michael Wuertz.

From the Wire…Hill Officially Traded to the Orioles

According to a report from, Rich Hill was officially traded on Monday to the Orioles for a player to be named later. The trade was reportedly agreed upon last week and the hold up on announcing the trade was Baltimore clearing a roster spot for Hill. The trade opens a spot on the Cubs […]

Weekend Update – The Latest from the North Side on Mr. Cub’s Birthday

The last day of January and only 13 days before pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park in Mesa…. The Cubs interest in Kevin Millar and Rich Aurilia was bantered around on Friday after the return of Paul Bako was officially announced. The Cubs “had shown early interest” in bringing back Nomar Garciaparra as well […]

From the Wire….Rich Hill Traded to Orioles

According to a report from the Sun-Times, the Cubs have traded Rich Hill to the Orioles for a player to be named later. Once Baltimore clears a roster spot for Rich Hill, who is out of options, the trade will be made official. The Baltimore Sun reported on Thursday night the two teams are discussing […]