Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Pirates – 04/20/15

Game Twelve: Cubs (6-5) vs. Pirates (6-6) Game Time – 6:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 183, 844 Location – PNC Park, … [Read More...]


Addison Russell Starting at Second Base for Iowa to Give Cubs Options

Injuries to Tommy La Stella and Mike Olt moved up the Cubs timeline and changed the front office’s plans for Kris Bryant. Could Addison Russell be brought up sooner than expected due to the needs of … [Read More...]


Cole Hamels Update: Phillies Asking Price Has Not Come Down

Cole Hamels hasn’t exactly gotten off to a good start this season. Hamels has only faced two teams in the Red Sox and Nationals, but only his first start against the Nationals looked like a Cole … [Read More...]


LHP Andrew McKirahan Suspended 80 Games after Testing Positive for PEDs

According to a report from Ken Rosenthal, Major League Baseball suspended LHP Andrew McKirahan for 80 games after testing positive for PEDs. Rosenthal did not indicate which drug McKirahan tested … [Read More...]


The Daily CCO: Cubs Land in Olney’s Power Rankings, the Bullpen Issues and Other News

Even with a disappointing weekend in which the Cubs were in a position to sweep the Padres, Buster Olney ranked the Cubs in his top ten. The Cubs are 6-5 after 11 games and have a very challenging … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South … [Read More...]


Lester is Not More in Finale with Friars – Padres 5, Cubs 2

Game Eleven – Cubs 2, Padres 5 WP – Andrew Cashner (1-2) LP – Jon Lester (0-2) Save – Joaquin Benoit (1) The Cubs jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning before the bats went quiet after … [Read More...]


From the Wire: Cubs Option OF Matt Szczur to Triple-A Iowa, Select Contract of RHP Gonzalez Germen

The Cubs announced three roster moves prior to Sunday’s game against the Padres. The Cubs selected the contract of RHP Gonzalez Germen from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man roster. To make … [Read More...]


Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Padres – 04/19/15

Game Eleven: Cubs (6-4) vs. Padres (7-5) Game Time – 1:20pm CDT Coverage – TV: WGN-TV Ch. 9 – Radio: WBBM 780, Cubs Radio Network, XM Radio Channels 186, 844 Location – Wrigley Field, … [Read More...]


The Daily CCO: Day Two Much Better for Bryant, the Red Bull Commercial and Other Cubs News

In case you haven’t noticed, the Cubs team is fun to watch. While Saturday’s walk-off win could have been avoided it was another game the Cubs would have lost in previous years. Instead the Cubs won … [Read More...]

Cubs Down on the Farm – Minor League News and Reports


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South Bend starting pitchers Erick Leal, Zach Hedges and … [Read More...]


Addison Russell Playing Second Base Throughout the Weekend and Cubs News from the Farm

When Spring Training ended, the Iowa Cubs expected to have Kris Bryant, Javier Baez and Addison Russell in its lineup for the home opener. Due to Bryant’s call-up and Baez on leave, Russell was the only one of the three that took the field Friday … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/15

Spring weather affected games throughout the minor league system the past two days. Myrtle Beach has not played since Tuesday, while Iowa had game two of a doubleheader postponed and Tennessee had their home opener pushed back. In the games that … [Read More...]


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

Pitching was the hallmark of the start of this week in the minors as Ryan Williams dazzled in his first professional start for South Bend. Jen-Ho Tseng picked up where he left off last year, as the CCO Minor League Pitcher of the Year in his debut … [Read More...]


James Russell Reports to Iowa and Cubs Minor League Transactions and Disabled List

The Cubs addition of LHP James Russell back to the organization and RHP Pierce Johnson being placed on the 7-day DL to start the season headlined several roster moves the front office made at the beginning of the minor league season. James Russell … [Read More...]


It was a Two-Run Homer Sunday for Kris Bryant and Addison Russell

Kris Bryant and Addison Russell went yard for the first time in the same game Sunday in Iowa’s 7-2 victory over the Memphis Redbirds. Addison Russell went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI on Sunday. Russell cranked a two-run homer, his first at … [Read More...]


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

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long … [Read More...]


Kyle Schwarber Blasts First Double-A Home Run

While Chris Coghlan, Mike Olt, and Starlin Castro were hitting balls out of Coors Field and Kris Bryant was going deep for his first longball of the season, Kyle Schwarber launched his first Double-A homer on Saturday night. Kyle Schwarber went … [Read More...]


Bryant Hits First Homer of the Season, Russell Turns in Highlight Reel Play in I-Cubs Victory

Kris Bryant entered play Saturday night 1-for-8 with three strikeouts, a RBI and a stolen base in Iowa’s first two games of the season. Bryant broke out in a big way in Iowa’s third game and helped the I-Cubs beat the Memphis Redbirds 13-0. Kris … [Read More...]


Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/10/15

Welcome back to baseball! The minor league season opened Thursday night and the Cubs’ system flexed its collective muscles. Last year’s Midwest League Champions got off to a great start as Duane Underwood dominated for Myrtle Beach. Iowa could not … [Read More...]


Cubs Explain Decision to Start C.J. Edwards in Bullpen and It’s Opening Day in the Minor Leagues

Mick Gillispie broke the news Tuesday night the top pitching prospect in the system would begin the year in Double-A Tennessee’s bullpen. And the beat writers asked Jed Hoyer about the Cubs decision to start C.J. Edwards in the pen, not in the … [Read More...]

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