Starlin Castro reports to the Dominican to play winter ball. Marcos Mateo sees lots of action on the hill. Catchers like Robinson Chirinos and Welington Castillo continue to take their off-season cuts. Jeff Gray makes an appearance in the VWL. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report!
Ty Wright, Bryan LaHair and Matt Camp all join winter league teams. Ryan Searle is handed another loss in Australia. One Cubs prospect goes deep off another. A full update on all the Cubs playing in the Caribbean Winter Leagues as the second half of the season begins. All that and more in today’s Down [...]
The Mesa Solar end their season on a lengthy winless streak. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty have slow final weeks, while Jake Muyco ends the fall with a bloated earned run average. In the mean time, several Cubs farmhands in the Caribbean continue to shine. One Cubs prospect is named a Double-A All-Star, several guys [...]
The Mesa Solar Sox are eliminated from postseason contention. One Cubs prospect is named an All-Star and is released all in the span of 24-hours. Eight minor leaguers in the organization become free agents while four others re-sign with the club. A few Cubs farmhands are set to play in Australia, while Austin Bibens-Dirkx is [...]
Two Cubs prospects take part in the annual AFL Rising Stars Game. One less fortunate member of the Mesa Solar Sox finds himself out for the season. Two vacancies are created on the minor league coaching staff, one because of a promotion and the other due to a departure. Find out who’s hot and who’s [...]
Jake Muyco has a couple of rough starts in the Arizona Fall League. Craig Muschko and Austin Bibens-Dirkx look to rebound after having tough first weeks with Zulia in Venezuela. The Rising Stars Game will be televised on Saturday on the MLB Network. The Mesa Solar Sox suffer a string of crushing defeats to end [...]
Brett Jackson makes his 2010 Arizona Fall League debut. Josh Vitters and Ryan Flaherty both continue their campaigns with streaky weeks. Vitters plays twice more at first base, where he could find himself in the spring. The Dominican Winter League’s season gets started and the rosters are stacked with Cubs. One candidate for Mike Quade’s [...]
The Arizona Fall League and Venezuelan Winter League kick-off, while the Arizona Instructional League and the Pan American Qualifiers wind down. Several Cubs farmhands have bad first outings in Winter Ball. Chris Archer strikes out ten in six strong innings for team USA. Josh Vitters sees action at first and third and goes deep for [...]
Brett Jackson and Chris Archer help Team USA Qualify for the 2011 Pan American Games. The Arizona Fall League season is set to get underway. Starlin Castro is expected to play winter ball in the Dominican. All that and more in the first Down on the Farm Report of the off-season!
The Tennessee Smokies lost the Southern League Championship series. The Jacksonville Suns were victorious in four games, topping Tennessee in the league finals for the second consecutive year. A great year for Bill Dancy and company came to a close on a sour note, as a walk-off home run ended the series. All that and [...]