Kyle Schwarber Takes BP at Wrigley, Kris Bryant is Keith Law’s Top Prospect and Cubs News from the Farm

Kyle Schwarber was at Wrigley Field Tuesday and took batting practice prior to the game against the Reds with the front office in attendance. Schwarber will soon report to the Cubs complex in Arizona for the Fall Instructional League. Kyle Schwarber told the beat writers he wants to catch, something Theo Epstein thinks he has […]

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Cubs Extend Player Development Contract with Triple-A Iowa

The Chicago Cubs announced Tuesday a two-year extension that will keep the organization’s Triple-A affiliate in Iowa through the 2018 season. The Cubs player development contract was not set to expire until after the 2016 season but the long-time partners agreed on an extension. The Cubs and I-Cubs have the eighth longest current continuous minor […]

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Cubs Reach Two-Year Agreement to Move High-A Affiliate to Myrtle Beach

The Cubs announced Tuesday afternoon the team is moving its Class High-A affiliate from Daytona to Myrtle Beach. The Cubs and the Myrtle Beach franchise agreed on a two-year Player Development Contract that runs through the 2016 season. The Myrtle Beach Pelicans play in the Carolina League and were formally the High-A affiliate of the […]

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The Cubs are in the Middle of the Minor League Affiliate Shuffle

The Cubs could soon have new affiliates for its Short-Season Low-A, Class Low-A and Class High-A teams. The Cubs did not renew its Player Development Contracts with Boise, Kane County and Daytona before last Thursday’s deadline and the front office has already informed the Hawks’ GM, Todd Rahr, that the Cubs have decided to look […]

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Kris Bryant and Jen-Ho Tseng Named the Cubs Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year

The Chicago Cubs announced Monday afternoon 3B Kris Bryant RHP Jen-Ho Tseng are the organization’s Minor League Player and Pitcher of the Year for 2014. Kris Bryant put up excellent numbers for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa in his first full year of pro ball while Jen-Ho Tseng was equally impressive pitching out of Kane […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/15/14

The Cubs’ minor league system completed its season Saturday night when Kane County defeated the Lake County Captains to win the Midwest League Championship! The victory finished a 7-0 run through the playoffs with a combined score of 37-15. It is the second consecutive season that this group of players was in their respective league […]

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The Kane County Cougars are the 2014 Midwest League Champions

Kane County’s tremendous season ended with a ring Saturday night in Ohio as the Cougars beat the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians) 7-2 to wrap up the Midwest League Championship. Kane County followed up a 91-win regular season with a perfect 7-0 mark in the playoffs and finished the championship season with a 98-49 record. […]

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Baseball America Recognizes Daury Torrez as the Best Pitcher in Cubs System and Notes from the Farm

Baseball America has been unveiling the best player and pitcher for each of the 30 organizations this week. And Friday, Baseball America tabbed RHP Daury Torrez as the best pitcher in the organization with OF Bijan Rademacher the prospect to keep an eye on. Kris Bryant was obviously named the top position player prospect in […]

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Cubs Did Not Renew Player Development Contract with the Boise Hawks

During an interview with Paul Gerke on KIVITV in Boise, Hawks’ General Manager Todd Rahr said the Cubs did not renew its player development contract with the Boise Hawks by Thursday’s midnight deadline and informed him the Cubs have decided to look for a new affiliate for its Short-Season Low-A team. The Boise Hawks have […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 09/11/14

The beginning of the week was marked by beginnings and endings as we said goodbye to the Daytona Cubs for 2014 as they bowed to Fort Myers in the Florida State League Championship. Meanwhile, in the west suburbs, the Midwest League Championships got underway as Kane County faced off against Lake County. With all of […]

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