Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/10/14

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 2014 minor league season.  A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 12/05/13

Pitching Analysis The off-season season series focused on the Cubs’ minor league position players and pitchers concludes today. After taking a look at the possible pitching staffs for Triple-A Iowa, Double-A Tennessee, High-A Daytona and Low-A Kane County, the pitching analysis wraps with an overview of the prospects in the lower levels of the Cubs’ […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/02/13

Happy Labor Day to everyone from the CCO! As the minor league season entered its final weekend, both the Iowa Cubs and the AZL Cubs were eliminated in their desperate attempts to make the playoffs.  Meanwhile in Tennessee and Daytona, both teams are preparing for post-season as the bats of Javier Baez and Dustin Geiger […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/22/13

The minor league season is coming down to the wire as Tennessee had a winning streak snapped but reduced their magic number in the Southern League. Daytona continues to maintain a five game lead in the Florida State League with fourteen games left to play. Boise and the AZL Cubs are fighting for their playoff […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/01/13

The Cubs’ system had mixed results this week. Kane County has started winning ballgames and the Smokies moved back into first place with Wednesday’s night victory. Iowa dropped their sixth game in a row on Wednesday despite a decent start from Justin Grimm. And Daytona rode an excellent outing from Ivan Pineyro to a win […]

Cubs Looking to Do More as Trading Deadline Approaches

The Cubs figure to be very active over the next five days leading up to the non-waiver trade deadline on Wednesday. Theo Epstein reiterated the team would like to turn short-term pieces into long-term assets on Friday. ESPN Chicago reported players such as Nate Schierholtz, David DeJesus, Kevin Gregg and James Russell could be traded […]

Cubs Sign 12th Round Pick RHP Trevor Clifton and 19th Round Pick Will Remillard

The Cubs introduced first round pick Kris Bryant at Wrigley Field on Friday afternoon and soon after Bryant’s deal was officially announced, two more players signed with the Cubs. RHP Trevor Clifton and catcher Will Remillard signed for over slot and rounded out what is seen as a solid draft for the Chicago Cubs. Trevor […]

Cubs Ink 4th Round Draft Pick RHP Tyler Skulina

According to a report from Jim Callis of Baseball America, the Cubs signed Tyler Skulina, the right-hander from Kent State they took in the fourth round of draft. Callis reported Skulina received a signing bonus of $800,000 which is $322,700 over slot. The Cubs fourth round pool amount for 2013 draft was $477,300. Skulina is […]

Draft Update and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs are signing the players they selected in last week’s draft and while only one signing has been confirmed by Baseball America, many of the players have already reported to the Cubs’ facility in Mesa … the first stop in their professional career. The Cubs are working on signing Kris Bryant and are hoping […]

Report: Cubs Sign 12th Round Pick, RHP Trevor Clifton

According to a report from the Knoxville News Sentinel, the Cubs have signed their 12th round pick in the 2013 draft, right handed pitcher Trevor Clifton. Clifton had committed to play college baseball for the University of Kentucky after recently graduating from Heritage High School in East Tennessee. Clifton said being drafted was a dream come […]