The Daily CCO: Royals Will Reportedly Try to Keep James Shields and Cubs News and Notes

Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer have said the front office will be aggressive on the free agent market. A top of the rotation-type starter is thought to be high on the Cubs’ off-season list. And many think the Cubs will pay Jon Lester big money to lead the rotation for several years. Other options for […]

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The Daily CCO: Travis Wood’s Season Doesn’t End Well and Other Cubs News

Travis Wood did not have the year that he or the Cubs were hoping he would have. Wood made his last start of the season Monday night against the Cardinals and for the second year in a row Wood ended his season with a poor outing against the team from St. Louis. The Cubs defense […]

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LHP Carson Sands Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted another update to the top 20 list of the best system in baseball Monday. With the promotion of INF Javier Baez, the Cubs have a new top five and LHP Carson Sands was added to the backend of MLB Pipeline’s ranking. Kris Bryant remains in the top spot and the best prospect […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/04/14

Its playoff time in the minor leagues, and the Daytona Cubs are on the way to the FSL Championship Series. Daytona beat Dunedin in the best of three series and were crowned Florida State League North Division Champs late Wednesday night. Daytona begins the defense of its title Thursday night against Ft. Myers in the […]

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MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Prospect List

With the Cubs graduating players from the system to the Major Leagues, MLB Pipeline recently posted another update to its top 20 Cubs prospect list. RHP Jefferson Mejia replaced Kyle Hendricks in the top 20. MLB Pipeline considered Hendricks the 18th best prospect in the Cubs system prior to his promotion. Mejia was added back in […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/18/14

The playoffs are looming in the minors and both Daytona and Tennessee moved into first place over the weekend. Iowa slipped into second as they continued to lose players to the Major League team. Kane County continued to find new and interesting ways to win games, while Boise looks like it is ready to go […]

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MLB Pipeline’s Updated Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

With the promotion of Arismendy Alcantara to the big leagues, MLB Pipeline posted another update to the Cubs prospect list. Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell remain the top three prospects in the system, for now. Albert Almora moved up to the fourth spot vacated by Alcantara with Jorge Soler rounding out the top five. […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/16/14

CWe start this week with the somewhat surprising news of OF Junior Lake being optioned to Iowa, who has only 16 games left in their regular season. As Neil pointed out in the comments of a previous piece this should not be taken as poor roster management, but rather as a final notice for Lake. Although […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/14

The Cubs minor league teams just keep winning ballgames as the countdown to the end of the regular season down on the farm has begun. Boise won three straight before dropping a game in the 10th inning Wednesday night. Kane County keeps rolling along as innings limits are pushing the starters in and out of the […]

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Victor Caratini Added to MLB Pipeline’s Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline updated its list of the top 20 prospects in the Cubs system after the non-waiver trade deadline. The Cubs added a very good catching prospect to the system in Victor Caratini from the Braves for INF/OF Emilio Bonifacio and LHP James Russell. MLB Pipeline ranked C Victor Caratini as the 13th best prospect in […]

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