Willson Contreras, Jeimer Candelario Ranked at the Top of the Best Prospects from the Arizona Fall League

Two of the top prospects in the Cubs’ system had very good years. After a short break, Willson Contreras and Jeimer Candelario continued their breakout performances in the Arizona Fall League. Willson Contreras went from a relative unknown in the system to the organization’s Minor League Player of the Year. Among his accomplishments during the […]

Cubs Prospects Performed Well in the Arizona Fall League

The 2015 Arizona Fall League wrapped up play Saturday when the Scottsdale Scorpions beat the Surprise Saguaros 6-4 to win the Arizona Fall League Championship, the third league title for Scottsdale and first since 2010. Jeimer Candelario had a sensational fall in Arizona and was nominated for Most Valuable Player, an award Kris Bryant won […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Roster Moves and Rumors Galore

The Cubs had an excellent week. Kris Bryant, Joe Maddon and Jake Arrieta all won major awards. And the weekend started with two additions to the 40-man roster and an incredibly busy Friday. Three relievers were officially added to the roster and four of the organization’s top prospects moved a step closer to reaching their […]

From the Wire: Cubs Add Contreras, Candelario, Johnson and Vogelbach to 40-Man Roster

The Cubs selected the contracts of four players from Double-A Tennessee prior to Friday’s deadline to set the Major League reserve roster. C Willson Contreras, 3B Jeimer Candelario, RHP Pierce Johnson and 1B Dan Vogelbach were added to the 40-man roster, which now stands at 37 players. Willson Contreras, 23, was the organization’s Minor League […]

The Daily CCO: It’s Major Awards Week and Other Cubs News and Notes

Major League Baseball’s second week of awards begins Monday and it could be a rather big week for the Chicago Cubs. Of the four major awards that will be handed out by the BBWAA, the Cubs have finalists in three of the four categories in the National League. Kris Bryant will be named NL Rookie […]

Cubs Have Not Discussed Trading Miguel Montero

Speculation has run rampant across the Internet since the Cubs’ season ended that the front office could trade Miguel Montero this winter. Theo Epstein’s comments about Montero during his end of season press conference did not quiet rumors that the Cubs could move their primary catcher to free up payroll and clear a way for […]

Cubs 2015 MiLB Organization All-Stars

MiLB.com posted its organizational All-Stars for the Cubs which is always an interesting read. MiLB.com honors players not based on age or prospect status but the players that had the best season at each position. The Cubs system has a lot of depth, and at each level. The years of waiting, and in most cases […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 11/09/15

It was a week of comings and goings for Cubs’ prospects as Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Year Carlos Pimentel made his winter debut in the DWL. In Arizona, catcher Willson Contreras had to be shut down for the rest of the off-season with an injury. Pitching dominated the rest of the leagues as […]

Cubs Weekend Headlines: Price, Samardzija Updates, Qualifying Offers, BA Prospect Ranking and Rumors

It was a very busy first full weekend in November for the Chicago Cubs that started with the release of a new logo to celebrate the franchise playing 100 years at Wrigley Field. Friday was the deadline for teams to make qualifying offers to free agents. Dexter Fowler received an offer and he’s expected to […]

The Daily CCO: Cubs Shutdown Contreras, Martinez to Interview with Dodgers and Other News

The AFL Fall Stars Game is Saturday night (7:00pm CST). The game will be televised on MLB Network and MLB.com and Mike Ferrin will call the action on MLB Network. Jeimer Candelario and Corey Black are expected to play in the game. Unfortunately, the No. 2 prospect in the Cubs’ system will not be participating. […]