The Daily CCO: It’s Time for Mendy to Play and Other Cubs News and Notes

Not only did the Cubs begin a 10-game homestand with a win that snapped the team’s five-game skid, but there was a lot of change at the big league level and down on the farm. The Cubs designated Darwin Barney for assignment, activated Emilio Bonifacio from the DL and committed to Arismendy Alcantara playing every […]

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Cubs Promote Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee

Shortly after the Cubs beat the Padres Tuesday night behind seven shutout innings from Kyle Hendricks and home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Arismendy Alcantara, the front office announced two of the top prospects in the system received promotions. The Cubs promoted Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs […]

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Keith Law Ranks Cubs Farm System the Best in Baseball

ESPN’s Keith Law released his Mid-Season ranking of the top five farm systems in baseball on Tuesday morning, and less than a week after naming Kris Bryant the top prospect in the game, Law ranked the Cubs system as the best in baseball. Keith Law is not alone in his assessment of the Cubs system […]

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Kris Bryant on the One-Year Anniversary of Pro Debut

The Cubs farm system had a pretty good week. Albert Almora and Mark Zagunis hit for the cycle on the same day, Keith Law ranked four of the Cubs prospects among the best 50 minor league players in the game with Kris Bryant topping his list, Javier Baez made the first starts of his pro […]

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The Daily CCO: Tsuyoshi Wada Gets First Shot at Fifth Spot in the Rotation and Other Cubs News

Rick Renteria announced Sunday that LHP Tsuyoshi Wada would be recalled from Triple-A Iowa Wednesday and start the second game of the series with the Padres. Wada is coming off a solid start with Iowa last Friday in which he gave up one run on three hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts over six […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/21/14

Bombs Away! The Cubs’ minor league system went on a spat of home run hitting as 16 players hit a total of 20 homers over 20 minor league games. Iowa received “big flies” form Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, and Eli Whiteside. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, and Christian Villanueva went deep for […]

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Scott Boras Thinks Cubs Should Call-Up Kris Bryant and News from Down on the Farm

The Cubs front office has said time and time again this season that the team did not see a scenario in which Kris Bryant makes his big league debut this year. Bryant is having an excellent season and has put up big time numbers for Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa. Bryant is still four days […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/17/14

It was an abbreviated start to the week as many of the minor league teams were enjoying some time off during the All-Star break. The teams that were in play seemed to take it on the chin as Tennessee dropped a pair despite four RBI from Jae-Hoon Ha. Daytona had a 13-inning game on Monday […]

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The Daily CCO: Castro and Rizzo Took Part in the Midsummer Classic and Other Cubs Notes

The American League topped the National League, 5-3, at the 85th All-Star Game Tuesday night in Minneapolis. Derek Jeter picked up two hits in his last Midsummer Classic, Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout was named the game’s MVP. And FOX failed to pay tribute to Tony Gwynn and Don Zimmer. Adam Wainwright […]

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Cubs Prospects Albert Almora and Mark Zagunis Hit for the Cycle

Monday was a good night for several of the prospects in the Cubs system. Shortly after Kyle Schwarber announced on his Twitter account that he had been promoted from Kane County to Daytona, Albert Almora collected his fifth hit of the night, a triple in the 13th inning, the hit he needed to complete the cycle. […]

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