Boise Hawks Release Preliminary 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Boise Hawks released their preliminary 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday. The Hawks open their short-season on Friday in Eugene against the Emeralds, the Padres short-season affiliate. The Hawks kickoff their home schedule on June 17 against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Gary Van Tol, in his first year as the Hawks’ manager, will call the […]

Mistakes, Mistakes and More Mistakes – Cubs 3, Giants 9

Spring Training Game Thirty-Three – Cubs 3, Giants 9 WP – Ryan Vogelsong (1-1) LP – Travis Wood (3-1) Save – None The dog days of Spring Training apparently hit Cubs’ camp on Monday. The Cubs played one of their worst Cactus League games in weeks in front of the third largest crowd in HoHoKam […]

Cubs Scratch Out a Spring Training Win Over the Angels – Cubs 7, Angels 6

Spring Training Game Thirty-One – Cubs 7, Angels (ss) 6 WP – Carlos Marmol (1-0, BS 1) LP – Ernesto Frieri (1-1) Save – Rafael Dolis (1) The Cubs battled back from an early deficit and topped the Angels for the third time this spring on Saturday afternoon. Shawon Dunston Jr., up for the day […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/11/13

Minor League Preview – Rookie and Short Season-A Ball Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the first of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. We will be using a new format, discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/18/13

Five Players to Watch: Rookie and Short Season-A Ball This is the first in a series of articles highlighting some of the players not noted on off-season prospect lists. The players are listed in alphabetical order, and as they are presently listed on official rosters. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily reflect where each […]

Jackson Signed, Sealed and Delivered … and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jed Hoyer introduced Edwin Jackson as the newest Cub on Wednesday afternoon at Wrigley Field … and there are still more roster moves are on the horizon. The Cubs have one more contract pending and at least one more spot to clear on the 40-man roster. As it turns out, Jed Hoyer and Dale Sveum […]

Minor League Ball’s Top Cubs Prospects for 2013

The CCO’s look at the Cubs’ farm system this off-season continues with Minor League Ball’s ranking of the top prospects in the organization. John Sickels released his ranking of the top players in the Cubs’ system just prior to the Winter Meetings. Sickels said he was surprised how much the Cubs system had improved over […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 09/30/12

Game One Hundred Fifty-Nine: Cubs (59-99) vs. Diamondbacks (80-78) Game Time – 3:10pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 188/914 Location – Chase Field, Phoenix Chris Rusin (1-3, 7.30/1.78) vs. Josh Collmenter (12-12, 3.86/1.27) It is the last Sunday of the season for the Chicago Cubs. After dropping […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/30/12

Entering the final week of the minor league season has different meanings at each level. For the players in Iowa, such as Greg Rohan and Dave Sappelt, it means their last chance to make an impression and hope for a September call-up to the big leagues. In Boise and Arizona, players like Stephen Bruno, Jeimer […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/23/12

Playoffs??!! Are you kidding ME??!! Apparently, no, as both Boise and the AZL Cubs have the post season in their sights. Boise has the post-season on their minds for their second consecutive season as they ride the Northwest League’s leading hitter Stephen Bruno, along with Gioskar Amaya, Dan Vogelbach, Albert Almora, and Jeimer Candelario providing […]