Dan Vogelbach Wins Top Prospect Poll

Every year, the CCO puts together a top prospect watch of ten players based on the votes from you, the fans. This year, Chicago Cubs Online decided to spice things up. A primary poll was started at the beginning of the year and votes were received for the first time on the website, on Facebook, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/02/13

Minor League Predictions It’s like the Sports Illustrated cover jinx, only in reverse. 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 season ahead appears to be an exciting one for fans of the minor […]

Daytona Cubs Release Tentative 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Daytona Cubs released a tentative 2013 Opening Day roster on Monday afternoon. The D-Cubs open the season on Thursday night, April 4 at Jackie Robinson Ballpark against the Brevard County Manatees. Dave Keller will call the shots for the D-Cubs, his first managerial assignment in the Cubs’ organization. Storm Davis (pitching coach), Mariano Duncan […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/18/13

Minor League Preview: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona Good Morning to everyone at the CCO! Today is the second of a three part installment previewing the 2013 minor league season.  We will be discussing each level’s strengths, weaknesses, and things to look for this season. Please note that the previews are based on current […]

Tim Saunders Wins the CCO’s Fan Poll

The results of this year’s minor league fan poll are in … and the 86 players nominated surpassed last year’s poll by 16. With 362 votes cast, it easily outdistanced last season’s total of 236. In the end, infielder/ outfielder Tim Saunders pulled ahead of RHP Dillon Maples, OF Reggie Golden, and a last minute surge by […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/03/13

Spring Training Game Nine: Cubs (SS) (4-4) vs. Angels (1-6) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage – TV: MLB.TV/MLB Network (delayed) – Radio: Angels.com Location – Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe Nick Struck (0-0, 4.50/1.00) vs. Joe Blanton (0-0, -.–/-.–) Spring Training Game Ten: Cubs (SS) (4-4) vs. Brewers (3-6) Game Time – 2:05pm CST Coverage […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 02/25/13

Five Players to Watch: Low-A Kane County and High-A Daytona This is the second 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 rosters. Inclusion in this list does not necessarily reflect where each […]

Carlos Marmol, Front Office Changes and Other Cubs News, Notes and Rumors

Carlos Marmol was accused in a Dominican Republic court on Wednesday of domestic assault. Miledys Mejia Cepeda, 24, accused Marmol of violating articles 309-1, 309-2 and 333-2 of the Dominican Republic criminal code which are violence against women and filed a criminal complaint. The police have not filed charges according to the Tribune and he […]

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 […]

A Look at the Infield in the Cubs System

The infield outlook appears muddy down on the farm. With the conclusion of the Arizona Fall League and the Hot Stove League kicking into high gear, the Cubs appear to have more questions than answers concerning the infield throughout the system. While management grapples with the question of ‘Who’s on Third?’ for the parent club, […]