Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/13

“That’s Baseball” is usually the response when something out of the ordinary happens in the game we love, but even the most diehard fans couldn’t expect to see the declared tie Daytona experienced on Saturday. A slew of recently drafted pitchers have helped Boise to a seven game winning streak, while weather played havoc with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/15/13

As the season moves into the second half, some stories remain the same. Kane County continues to struggle winning games while Tennessee and Daytona keep rolling along. Iowa is still hovering around .500, as are the AZL Cubs, but Boise found trouble winning north of the border. Pierce Johnson, Zach Cates and Matt Loosen led […]

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 Down on the Farm Report – 07/11/13

While the Boise Hawks slipped a little last week, four of the Cubs’ eight affiliates have stayed in first place. Iowa used some offensive explosion from Luis Flores and Logan Watkins.  Boise saw the debut of second round draft pick Rob Zastryzny, while Kane County and Tennessee struggled. But the big news to end this […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/08/13

Nothing could overshadow the big news out of the minors to end this week as Javier Baez was promoted to Double-A Tennessee. Pierce Johnson had his best start with the D-Cubs that helped keep Daytona on track. There were a lot of moves throughout the system while Boise and Iowa kept struggling but Kane County […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/13

Happy 4th of July from the CCO! First place has a nice ring to it as five of the Cubs’ eight affiliates are currently at the top of their division. The I-Cubs rode the strong pitching of Barret Loux and the hot hitting of Brad Nelson earlier in the week. Boise’s Yasiel Balaguert was named […]

Cubs Working on Deals for Marmol and Clevenger? And Other News and Rumors

If Monday was any indication, it is going to be a busy month for the Chicago Cubs. The Cubs are discussing a deal for Carlos Marmol with at least five teams. The Dodgers are thought to be the most aggressive for Marmol, as Bruce Levine reported. But the deal is not done. Theo Epstein indicated […]

Cubs Sign Sixth-Round Pick RHP Scott Frazier and Eighth-Round Pick LHP Sam Wilson

The Cubs announced on Saturday that they signed right-handed pitcher Scott Frazier out of Pepperdine. According to Baseball America, Frazier received a $267,600 signing bonus, the Cubs sixth round pool amount for the 2013 draft. Sam Wilson, the lefty from Lamar Community College in Colorado, announced on Twitter that he signed his contract with the […]

Cubs Sign OF Jacob Hannemann, RHP David Garner and C Jordan Hankins

The Cubs signed three more draft picks on Wednesday and as reported by the CCO last weekend, the Cubs have agreements in place with all of their first 10 picks in the draft with the exception of Kris Bryant. The Cubs are hoping to have Bryant signed in the near future, but the Sun-Times reported […]

Cubs Sign 5th Round Pick RHP Trey Masek and 10th Round Pick RHP Zack Godley

Trey Masek, the Cubs fifth round draft pick, announced on his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that he had just signed his contract and was officially a member of the Chicago Cubs organization. Masek said he couldn’t feel more blessed. Masek is the second player in as many days to announce his signing on Twitter before […]