From the Wire … Jaron Madison Takes Over as Cubs Director of Amateur Scouting

The Cubs announced Friday afternoon that Jaron Madison was hired as the Cubs’ new director of amateur scouting. Madison replaces Tim Wilken, who was given a promotion and contract extension to stay with the organization. Tim Wilken will serve as a special assistant to Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer.

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/31/12

The season debuts of Robert Whitenack and Javier Baez were a mixed bag, with neither assisting in producing more victories. Peoria was able to manage one, as it took 14 innings to secure. The winning touch has seemed to elude Daytona despite the efforts of Greg Rohan, while it has found a home in Iowa, […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/05/12

Five Players to Watch: Double-A Tennessee Smokies and Triple-A Iowa Cubs This is the last in a series of articles highlighting some of the players not noted on off-season prospect lists. The players are listed in alphabetical order as they are presently listed on rosters, and do not necessarily reflect where each player will start […]

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A Look Back at the Cubs Off-Season as Pitchers and Catchers Report to Spring Training

Doesn’t it seem like a lot longer than just 144 days since Jed Hoyer’s San Diego Padres beat the Chicago Cubs 9-2? Ryan Dempster took the loss on the final day of the 2011 season. Starlin Castro ran his hitting streak to 11 games in the loss and reached base for the 40th game in […]

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Weekend Update … Cubs Working Toward the Start of Camp

The last week of the Cubs’ off-season will be filled with decisions and meetings leading up to players’ physicals on Friday and the first official on field workouts of the spring in six days. The Cubs organizational meetings will take place Wednesday and Thursday prior to pitchers and catchers reporting Saturday to Fitch Park. The […]

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Day Three of the 2012 Cubs Convention … Fathers, Sons and Down on the Farm

The 2012 Cubs Convention wrapped Sunday with the annual panel focused on the Cubs’ Minor League system. This year’s panel featured six of the Cubs’ top prospects … Brett Jackson, Anthony Rizzo, Junior Lake, Jeff Beliveau, Josh Vitters and Matt Szczur. Oneri Fleita dropped a little news during the Down on the Farm session. Dae-Eun […]

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Day Two of the 2012 Cubs Convention … The Cubs Newest Hall of Famer, Scouting and Changes to Wrigley Field

The other sessions that were attended on Saturday include Ron Santo: Beyond the Game, The Scouting Formula and Meet Cubs Business Management. The Ron Santo tribute was one again heartfelt but rightly focused more on his playing career. Ron Santo deserved to be elected to Hall of Fame long before last December … the numbers […]

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Day Two of the 2012 Cubs Convention … Behind the Scenes with Theo Epstein

Day two of the 2012 Cubs Convention focused on the new regime and their plan for now and in the future. Theo Epstein, Jed Hoyer and Jason McLeod delivered a consistent message throughout the day … while Dale Sveum and his coaching staff preached accountability and playing the game hard and the right way on […]

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Day One of the 2012 Cubs Convention … Welcome to Theo Fest

The Chicago Cubs annual convention got underway on Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. The old hotel received a facelift since last year’s convention but by early afternoon those changes had been covered by a sea of blue. The 27th Annual Cubs Convention was very different from recent years and a majority of that had […]

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The Unofficial Opening Day … It’s Time for the Cubs Convention

Harry Caray referred to it as the “unofficial opening day”, some refer to it as the “kick-off to spring training”, call it what you want but the bottom line is baseball is just around the corner. The 27th Annual Cubs Convention officially begins this afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. Pat Hughes will once again have […]

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