Cubs Top Another Organizational Ranking, Kyle Schwarber and News from the Farm

Minor League Ball posted its pre-season ranking of the farm systems this week. And the Cubs landed at the top of John Sickels’ list. The Cubs are one of five elite organizations in the game according to John Sickels, along with the Red Sox (2), Twins (3), Dodgers (4) and Rangers (5). Sickels thinks the […]


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Cubs Added Quantity to the System with International Signings

Baseball America posted its annual review of the players the Cubs signed on the International amateur market this past year. According to Baseball America, the Cubs added 47 players to the organization and were aggressive signing players in the $100-250,000 range. The Cubs were restricted to signing a player for more than $250,000 due to […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Meet the Minor League Managers

Meet the Minor League Managers As a primer to the upcoming minor league season, here is an in-depth look at the managers of each level of the Cubs’ system. Marty Pevey, Triple-A Iowa With a 33-year career of professional baseball, Marty Pevey brings a wealth of knowledge as he enters his third season as the […]


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C.J. Edwards Shines in Cubs Futures Game

The Cubs and Rangers top prospects took the field under the lights at Sloan Park on Monday night. And the Rangers ended up with a 5-1 victory over the Cubs. The Cubs ran out a starting nine of Jacob Hannemann RF, Albert Almora CF, Kyle Schwarber C, Dan Vogelbach 1B, Christian Villanueva 3B, Billy McKinney […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Tennessee Smokies Preview

Minor League Preview – Double-A Tennessee Smokies The fourth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Tennessee Smokies. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Cubs Release Seven Minor Leaguers, Including RHP Matt Loosen

According to Baseball America, the Cubs released seven players from the system. RHP Matt Loosen, RHP Brad Renner, LHP Jeff Lorick, 1B Shane Kennedy, INF Alex Tomasovich, OF Shamil Ubiera and OF Charlie White have been released by the Cubs and are eligible to sign with another organization. And four players that spent time in […]


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Rings for the Champs, MiLB Pace-of-Game Rules and News from the Cubs Farm System

The Kane County Cougars rolled through the Midwest League last season and ended up the last team standing after a perfect 7-0 mark in the post-season that ended with a Midwest League Championship. Mark Johnson, who is now the manager of High-A Myrtle Beach, led his team to a 91-49 record in the regular season. […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Myrtle Beach Pelicans Preview

Minor League Preview – High-A Myrtle Beach Pelicans The third installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. A brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – South Bend Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Low-A South Bend Cubs The second installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the South Bend Cubs. And a brief overall look at the system will precede the team summaries. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. […]


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