Down on the Farm Report – 8/31/07

On this day, the last day of August, I start by offering forgiveness. Who am I asking for forgiveness? You might be surprised to know that it is Jacque Jones. I was hard on him early in the season and didn’t let up on him. I wanted him traded. Heck, just give him away to […]

Down on the Farm Report – 8/28/07

Today we start by talking about the number 33. The number itself does not mean much but before tonight’s game that is the number of games the Cubs have left this season. The season is coming to an end and how the Cubs play over the remaining 33 games will decide whether they will head […]

Down on the Farm Report – 8/24/07

Jim Hendry shook the Cubs’ roster up a little more on Friday with acquiring Craig Monroe and cash from the Tigers for a player to be named later. Hendry got the Tigers to kick in around $600,000 of the remaining $900,000 owed to Monroe this season, but the move did come with a price. The […]

Down on the Farm Report – 8/21/07

Hey Cubs fans. I am back from a long break and will try to get you caught up on the latest from the minors. With my long absence I have the updates below a little different this time. I have updated the records and mentioned some of the players of note for the time I […]

Down on the Farm Report – 8/07/07

With Alfonso Soriano going on the DL for the first time in his career on Monday, the Cubs selected Eric Patterson from Iowa to take his place on the active roster. The Cubs also DFA’d Brian Dopirak in order to make room for Patterson on the 40-man roster. The farm system is continuing to play […]

Down on the Farm Report – 8/03/07

The biggest news around the Cubs’ farm system this week was the rehab outings and progress of Kerry Wood. The Cubs optioned Rocky Cherry to Iowa on Thursday to make room for Wood to be activated today. Lou Piniella has also brought up the notion of having a 13-man pitching staff in response to several […]

Down on the Farm Report – 7/27/07

It is a new year and with it comes new promise and hope for Cubs fans. It isn’t that we have old promise and hope; it just begins anew every April. This year we have the new manager in Sweet Lou Piniella instead of Dusty Baker. I remember that one of the complaints about Dusty […]

Down on the Farm Report – 7/24/07

Hi Cubs fans. It is time for another update on the Cubs farm teams but first I wanted to mention something that happened on Sunday. If you haven’t seen the news, Mike Coolbaugh, minor league hitting instructor for the Tulsa Drillers was hit in the head by a foul ball in the 9th inning of […]

Down on the Farm Report – 7/20/07

Hello Cubs fans. Time for more updates from the Cubs minor league system. The Cubs’ prospects are playing a big role in the big league team’s recent string of wins. With Scott Moore being called up today and Jake Fox on Thursday, they are giving the veterans a jolt of energy. All in all, this […]

Down on the Farm Report – 7/17/07

The Cubs have started off the second half of the season on a positive note and are trying to close in on the Brew Crew. With the trade deadline nearing, Jim Hendry made a move on Monday night by acquiring Jason Kendall. With the trade, Geovany Soto will likely be heading back to Iowa later […]