Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/31/14

The reshuffling that happens at this time of the season in the minors had an effect throughout the system as several teams struggled. Rehabbing players Josh Conway and Danny Lockhart had excellent performances for Boise. Kane County lost three straight despite good pitching from Duane Underwood, Daury Torrez, and Jen-Ho Tseng. Daytona had a six-game […]

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Javier Baez, Jorge Soler Homered for Iowa and Albert Almora Went Deep for Tennessee

There was a miniature version of home run mania down on the farm Wednesday night as four of the top prospects in the system went yard. Javier Baez and Jorge Soler hit blasts for Iowa in the first game of the twinbill against New Orleans. Albert Almora smacked his first Double-A home run in a […]

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The Daily CCO: The Rumors are Flying and the Cubs are Talking

The buzz around baseball is focused on Jon Lester, David Price and Cole Hamels. The Red Sox are getting “hit hard” on Jon Lester according to Ken Rosenthal and Boston is open to trading both Lester and John Lackey for “the right return.” The Dodgers, Brewers, Pirates, Mariners and Cardinals have been connected to the […]

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Eight Cubs Make MLB Pipeline’s Ranking of Top 100 Prospects

MLB Pipeline unveiled its ranking of the top 100 prospects in the game Sunday night and the Cubs placed eight players in the top 100, the most of any organization in baseball … Cubs (8), Pirates (7), Red Sox (6), Astros (6), Twins (6), Rockies (5), Rangers (5), Mets (5), Diamondbacks (5), Royals (5), Padres […]

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MLB Pipeline Updated Cubs Top 20 Prospect List

MLB Pipeline posted updates to each team’s top 20 prospect list Sunday night and the Cubs’ updated list includes the recently drafted OF/C Kyle Schwarber and reflects the performances turned in this season. Kris Bryant tops the list of the prospects in the Cubs system followed by Javier Baez, Addison Russell, Arismendy Alcantara and Albert […]

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The Daily CCO: The Trade Deadline is Coming … The Trade Deadline is Coming

July is quickly coming to an end and Thursday is baseball’s non-waiver Trade Deadline (3:00pm CDT). Teams are believed to be interested in several players on the Cubs big league roster, and the Cubs are reportedly trying to trade Edwin Jackson. Emilio Bonifacio, Nate Schierholtz, Carlos Villanueva and Darwin Barney could be dealt by Thursday […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/28/14

Heroes came in all shapes and sizes to end the week as Iowa witnessed the thundering bat of Javier Baez, while Tennessee’s Addison Russell put on his own power show. Russell’s teammate Taylor Davis had a five RBI night, and Daytona remained on a roll thanks to the muscle of Dan Vogelbach. In Kane County, […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 07/26/14

While much of the recent focus is on the upper portion of the Cubs’ minor league system, not enough can be said about the job being done by managers Mark Johnson and Gary Van Tol for the Kane County Cougars and the Boise Hawks respectively. Both have done outstanding jobs in juggling their rosters and […]

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Jorge Soler and Albert Almora Debuts and a Javier Baez Home Run Headline a Good Night in Cubs System

Thursday was a good night down on the farm for the Chicago Cubs. Iowa thumped New Orleans 11-2, Tennessee held on for a 4-2 victory over the Mississippi Braves, Kane County topped South Bend 5-3 and Boise beat Everett 7-3. Daytona was the only minor league team that did not add to their win total, […]

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C.J. Edwards Returns, Six Hawks Named All-Stars and Cubs News from the Farm

C.J. Edwards returned the mound Wednesday, as scheduled, and pitched in his first game since April 20. Edwards said, on Twitter, he “felt really, really good today” and he cannot “wait to get back out there again.” Edwards threw two scoreless innings for the AZL Cubs and allowed a hit, a walk and struck out […]

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