Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/13

The talk of the system is the Tennessee Smokies, who lead their division and are the first Cubs affiliate to win ten games. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara has exploded onto the scene, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha have been steady. While dodging bad weather, Kane County seems to now have their offense in gear as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/13

The horrid Midwest weather has played havoc with the schedule for Kane County, as it was only dry enough for them to split a doubleheader. Daytona evened their record thanks to the bats of John Andreoli and Stephen Bruno. The two hottest players in the Cubs’ minor leagues are Jae-Hoon Ha and Rubi Silva, with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/15/13

Poor weather has played havoc with all of baseball this spring, as postponements and hostile conditions have had their effect, even in the minor leagues. The conditions aren’t the only thing that was hostile this week, as tempers flared in Daytona, resulting in an ejections and suspensions. Kane County can’t seem to do things easy […]

Kane County Cougars Release Preliminary 2013 Opening Day Roster

The Kane County Cougars released their preliminary Opening Day roster on Monday afternoon. The Cougars have to make one more roster move prior to Thursday’s season opener at Fifth Third Bank Ballpark against the Quad Cities River Bandits. The team announced a list of 26 players that will comprise the Opening Day roster. Mark Johnson […]

A Good Day for Rusin and the Cubs in Goodyear – Cubs 4, Indians 3

Spring Training Game Thirty-Two – Cubs 4, Indians 3 WP – Chris Rusin (3-0) LP – Ubaldo Jimenez (2-1) Save – Jensen Lewis (3) The Cubs topped the Indians in the third and final meeting of the spring with the Tribe on Sunday afternoon. Chris Rusin and Michael Bowden pitched a combined seven innings of […]

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 […]

Baez and the Cubs Walk-Off Team Japan – Cubs 7, Team Japan 5

Spring Training Game Twenty-One – Cubs (ss) 7, Team Japan 5 WP – Jensen Lewis (1-0) LP – Tekeru Imamura (0-1) Save – None In what was technically an exhibition game in which none of the stats will count, the Cubs walked off with a win over Team Japan on Friday afternoon at HoHoKam Park. […]

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 […]

MLB.com’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2013

The week long look at the Cubs farm system continued Wednesday when Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com published their rankings of the top prospects in the National League Central. As expected Javier Baez topped MLB.com’s Cubs list with Albert Almora, Jorge Soler, Brett Jackson and Arodys Vizcaino rounding out the top five. Seven of the 21 […]

Baseball America’s Top 31 Cubs Prospects for 2013

The CCO’s off-season look at the Cubs’ farm system continues with Baseball America’s ranking of the top 31 prospects in the organization. Baseball America’s 2013 Prospect Handbook arrived on Wednesday with the Rangers’ Jurickson Profar on the cover. Baseball American ranked the Cubs’ system 13th in baseball, up one spot from last year. Theo Epstein, […]