Any Good Candidates?

One month from today pitchers and catchers report to Fitch Park…. Professional sports have changed from back in the day. Maybe it is the instant gratification society we live in but whatever the case may be the days of being a casual sports fan are long gone. In attempting to keep up with all of […]

AFL Update

With the Cubs expecting to announce Lou Piniella as their new manager this week, the entire organization could have an entirely new feel and attitude by weeks end. While the Detroit Tigers await the winner of the Cardinals-Mets series, there is other baseball going on out West. The Arizona Fall League is in full swing […]

AFL Rosters, Moves and Other News from the Farm

The Cubs have had some movement in their Minor League system over the past couple of weeks. The September call-ups are around the corner with the Minor League season just about completed. Here are the latest promotions, demotions, signings and more information on Chris Robinson, the player the Cubs received from Detroit for Neifi Perez. […]

Update at the Break from the Farm

Rich Hill is scheduled to start the game for the Pacific Coast League All-Star team on Wednesday night in Toledo, Ohio. Hill is tied for second in the league in strikeouts (107) and has held opponents to a .183 batting average. Geovany Soto and Kerry Ligtenberg were also named to the squad but Ligtenberg will […]

Signings, All-Stars, Debuts and Rehabs

Colvin and Lansford Agrees to Terms, The Diamond Jaxx All-Stars, Jeff Samardzija Makes His Debut and Wade Miller Results from Tuesday There were eight current and three former West Tenn Diamond Jaxx named to the Southern League All-Star team on Tuesday. Rocky Cherry, Juan Mateo, J.R. Mathes and Chris Shaver, pitchers….Nic Jackson and Chris Walker, […]

Pagan Returns, Hill Throws a One-Hit Shutout and Miller to Start on Tuesday

Angel Pagan made his first rehab start for the I-Cubs, Rich Hill throws 7 innings of shutout ball, the first place West Tenn Diamond Jaxx, A Roster Move and Wade Miller to Start on Tuesday for the Peoria Chiefs, plus All-Stars on the Farm Angel Pagan made his Iowa Cubs debut on Monday night and […]

Moves, Samardzija, Gallagher and Miller….Down on the Farm

In the last few days the Cubs Farm System has made a lot of moves as well as announcing on Sunday that Wade Miller will make his first rehab start and the Cubs signed themselves a wide receiver from Notre Dame. Most now know about the Cubs signing their 5th round pick, pitcher Jeff Samardzija […]

A Glimpse at the Iowa Cubs

With all of the ups and downs for the Chicago Cubs this season and I mean by way of the Interstate between Chicago and Des Moines, the Farm System of the Cubs has seen its fair share of scrutiny as well as attention. Most of the successful pieces of this year big league club has […]

To Draft or Not to Draft

The 2006 First-Year Player Draft starts today and finishes tomorrow (June 6th & June 7th) and this will be the first for Tim Wilken, Director of Amateur and Professional Scouting. Wilken came from the Toronto Blue Jays organization and all 11 of his first round picks with the Blue Jays made it to the Major […]

Prior Shows Improvement Second Time Around

Mark Prior’s Second Rehab Start and Roster Moves in the Minors…Dopirak Back and Greenberg Released Mark Prior took the hill for his second rehab start for the Peoria Chiefs at O’Brien Field against the Fort Wayne Wizards (San Diego Padres) on Saturday night. The third sellout crowd of the season saw a much improved Mark […]