Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/24/14

A minor league system that was struggling offensively has suddenly found their bats. Kane County won two out of three thanks to the steady contributions of Carlos Penalver and Yasiel Balaguert. … [Read More...]

Report: Cubs Prospect C.J. Edwards to Be Examined by Team Doctors

According to a report from the Sun-Times, C.J. Edwards left the Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday "after experiencing discomfort in his shoulder during a scheduled side session." Edwards will be examined … [Read More...]

Wrigley Field Restoration Update: Selig Sides with Cubs in Battle with the Rooftops

Bud Selig was at Wrigley Field on Wednesday to celebrate one of baseball’s cathedrals turning 100 years old. The Commissioner has a soft spot in his heart for Wrigley Field and he gave his support to … [Read More...]

Bullpen Implodes, Diamondbacks Crash the Cubs Party – Diamondbacks 7, Cubs 5

Game Twenty: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 7 WP – Trevor Cahill (1-4) LP – Pedro Strop (0-2) Save – Addison Reed (4) The Cubs took a 5-2 lead into the ninth inning on Wednesday before the backend of the … [Read More...]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/23/14

Game Twenty – Cubs/Federals (7-12) vs. Diamondbacks/Packers (5-18) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN TV, MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184, 844 Location – Wrigley … [Read More...]

Cubs Plan Another Rehab Start for Arrieta and Olt Has a Chance to Be Everyday Third Baseman

The Cubs announced Tuesday night that Jake Arrieta will make at least one more rehab start before he joins the rotation. Arrieta told the beat writers he feels he is ready to be activated from the DL, … [Read More...]

Cubs Hammel Out a Win Over the D-Backs – Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2

Game Nineteen: Cubs 9, Diamondbacks 2 WP – Jason Hammel (3-1) LP – Brandon McCarthy (0-4) Save – None Jason Hammel turned in another excellent outing and quality start on Tuesday night as the … [Read More...]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Diamondbacks – 04/22/14

Game Nineteen - Cubs (6-12) vs. Diamondbacks (5-17) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet Plus – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, … [Read More...]

Arrieta Could Be Done Rehabbing and Other Cubs News and Notes

Jake Arrieta made his fourth rehab start on Monday night, but it might not be his last. After three very good outings for Double-A Tennessee (0.73 ERA, 0.81 WHIP, six hits, four walks and nine … [Read More...]

All the Cubs Need is Wood – Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1

Game Eighteen: Cubs 5, Diamondbacks 1 WP – Travis Wood (1-2) LP – Bronson Arroyo (1-2) Save – None Travis Wood took matters into his own hands on Monday night. Wood not only put together an … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/24/14

A minor league system that was struggling offensively has suddenly found their bats. Kane County won two out of three thanks to the steady contributions of Carlos Penalver and Yasiel Balaguert. Daytona exploded for 18 runs on Tuesday behind the hot … [Read More...]

Report: Cubs Prospect C.J. Edwards to Be Examined by Team Doctors

According to a report from the Sun-Times, C.J. Edwards left the Tennessee Smokies on Wednesday "after experiencing discomfort in his shoulder during a scheduled side session." Edwards will be examined by team doctors on Thursday in Chicago according … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/21/14

Pitching was on center stage as Kane County’s Daury Torrez flirted with a perfect game while teammate Duane Underwood allowed only an unearned run in his second start.  Daytona’s tough-lock pitcher Felix Pena finally got some run support, but Ivan … [Read More...]

Javier Baez Activated from the Disabled List

A week after being placed on the 7-day DL with a left ankle sprain, the Iowa Cubs activated Javier Baez from the disabled list and he was in Iowa’s starting lineup on Easter Sunday. The I-Cubs put Baez on the DL with a left ankle injury that he … [Read More...]

Updates on Arrieta and Baez and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jake Arrieta completed his third rehab start on Wednesday. Arrieta worked into the sixth inning after retiring 10 in a row at one point and setting down 12 of the first 13 batters he faced to start his afternoon. Arrieta ended up allowing one earned … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/14

Welcome to The CCO’s Thursday addition of Down on the Farm. In today’s article, Arismendy Alcantara comes close to hitting for the cycle, Carlos Penalver keeps on hitting, and Dustin Geiger leads all Cubs minor leaguers with four home runs. There … [Read More...]

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

Week two saw some fancy pitching in Iowa as Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada helped the I-Cubs to a winning record. Tennessee even their record thanks to clutch hitting by Stephen Bruno and Wes Darvill. But times remain tough in Daytona as Saturday’s … [Read More...]

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