Down on the Farm Report – 7/10/07

It is the All-Star break and the Cubs are within 4 1/2 games of the division leading Brewers, which should make the Cubs Faithful happy. At the same time, we are looking at four straight days without Cubs baseball, and I for one am already getting the shakes anticipating the withdrawals I will surely go […]

Down on the Farm Report – 7/06/07

A couple nights ago I was able to take my family out to watch fireworks and that was especially nice since earlier that day I was not able to see any from the Cubs offense. I cannot complain though as they have been playing well lately. Rich Hill does have me worried but Sean Marshall […]

Down on the Farm Report – 7/03/07

Good day Cubs fans. Back for more updates on the Cubs farm teams. Since it is the start of a new month I have also listed the best hitters and pitchers for each team through June. Before I get to the updates I want to talk about one person not getting much attention. That person […]

Down on the Farm Report – 6/29/07

Looking back since my last update a lot has happened. In thinking about it all I thought I would take a page from Brian and give you my opinion rambling style. But first a little bit of All-Star news. Micah Hoffpauir and Eric Patterson were named to the PCL All-Star team on Thursday. The Southern […]

Down on the Farm Report – 6/26/07

The Cubs will be making changes and the roster move, or moves, should come later today. Let the speculation begin. Lou Piniella is working with a shortened bullpen, especially with Ryan Dempster being unavailable for the next few games with an oblique injury. Scott Eyre could have helped his position in the pen but after […]

Down on the Farm Report – 6/22/07

Mark Holliman threw a 7-inning, complete game no hitter on Thursday night and faced one over the minimum as the Smokies beat the Huntsville Stars, 3-0. The only batter to reach was a leadoff walk in the top of the third inning. Holliman has pitched very well for the Tennessee Smokies this season and is […]

Down on the Farm Report – 6/19/07

The Boise Hawks season gets underway today against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. The Hawks announced their roster this past Friday and is included at the end of this report. With all of the movement between Iowa and Chicago, there was an addition to the Iowa Cubs that flew under the radar. The Cubs signed former Cardinal, […]

Down on the Farm Report – 6/15/07

As I start on my second rant for the week let me give you something to think about. It is the definition of a word many Cubs fans know all too well. The definition is “dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfulfilled needs”. The word associated with this definition? Frustration. Being a Cubs fan you […]

Down on the Farm Report – 6/12/07

The Cubs’ farm teams have been playing a big role in the success of the big club this year. Felix Pie, Angel Pagan, Sean Marshall, Carlos Marmol, Rocky Cherry, Koyie Hill, Mike Fontenot and Sean Gallagher have all contributed in varying degrees with the Cubs. I am glad to see Pie playing well because I […]

Down on the Farm Report – 6/08/07

With the first day of the MLB draft in the books, it is time for a look Down on the Farm and at the next crop of Cubs players that were drafted on Thursday. Yesterday the Cubs drafted five players with their first pick coming at the third spot of the first round. They also […]