Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/03/10

The Cubs’ AAA affiliate has dropped nine straight games to a single opponent for the third time in franchise history. This streak dates back to 2009. In the mean time, the Cubs’ AA squad has also hit a rough patch. Even the organization’s top prospect has gone into a bit of a slump. Plus, one […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/10

Cubs’ farm hand Brad Snyder was the Pacific Coast League “Batter of the Week” last week. Snyder has led the I-Cubs on a surge that has put them right back into the thick of things. In the mean time, hitters like Starlin Castro and Robinson Chirinos have continued to impress at Double-A while Michael Brenly […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/10

The Chiefs have caught fire, and the Smokies have stayed hot! However, the Iowa and Daytona clubs are still looking to rap off some victories. One Cubs prospect was named a Player of the Week, while another has started his year with a bang after beginning the season on the DL. Lastly, Ted Lilly has […]

The Best in the Cubs System

The annual feature in the VineLine, “Fifty Names From The Farm” will be released in February’s issue … but as been the case in recent years, the Cubs’ monthly publication handed out a preview before the Down on the Farm session last weekend. Here’s a look at the best in the Cubs system … that […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/22/09

Here is the latest from the Cubs’ minor league system. Jeff Samardzija put together an excellent outing on Saturday … and Tyler Colvin is beginning to prove why the Cubs used a first round pick on him. Also Michael Brenly has really turned it on. The Boise Hawks began play on Friday and one of […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/15/09

Here is your end of the week update from our Young Cubs. There was some interesting movement in the transaction log this week. Brandon Guyer couldn’t hit his weight at Tennessee so he got sent down to Daytona while Todd Blackford was throwing so poorly in Tennessee that I was surprised that Daytona was as […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/18/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters is really heating up. Vitters hit two home runs over the weekend. Robinson Chirino’s strong start has been stopped by a broken wrist . The Smokies remain tied for first place and they are the only Cubs’ Minor League […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/11/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. The weather cooperated for most of the week and the teams were able to get in most of their scheduled games. With the exception of Daytona, all of the teams are right in the hunt for first place with the Smokies […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Weather wrecked havoc on the teams’ schedules throughout the weekend, with the Smokies getting their last three games rained out. Iowa’s game on Saturday was also rained out and their game against the Redbirds in Memphis on Sunday was suspended in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 4/27/09

Hello…and I’m back with another update from the Minors for our Young Cubs. I have included the three to four game scores and the pitchers of record as well as the key offensive contributors. As always you can check out my site at www.youngcubsworld.com for daily updates. There were two noteworthy roster moves over the […]