From the Wire … Cubs Trade Brent Lillibridge to Yankees for PTBNL or Cash

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Brent Lillibridge to Yankees for PTBNL or Cash The Cubs announced on Friday afternoon that they traded Brent Lillibridge to the New York Yankees for either a player to be named later or cash. Lillibridge was playing for the Iowa Cubs when the deal was made. This is the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/13/13 Signs that thing are starting to change in the minors arose at the end of the week as several players were promoted and traded. Kane County is starting to live up to some of their pre-season hype, due in large part to a nine-game hitting streak by […]

From the Wire … Cubs Trade Alberto Gonzalez to Yankees for PTBNL or Cash

According to a report from Andy McCullough of the Star Ledger, the Cubs traded infielder Alberto Gonzalez to the New York Yankees for either a player to be named later or cash. Jon Heyman confirmed the report. Alberto Gonzalez signed a minor league deal with the Cubs in the off-season that included a non-roster invite […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/13

It was not a great start to the week as Daytona ran into a buzz-saw named the St. Lucie Mets and saw their winning streak come to an end. The seemingly orphaned Tennessee Smokies went 27 innings without scoring a run. And then, there is Iowa, who seemingly never know which players will show up, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/13

Matt Garza completed his first rehab start Wednesday with the Smokies. While Tennessee lost the rain-shortened game, Garza threw 42 pitches, 25 strikes, in 2.2 IP. Garza walked two batters and gave up a hit and run in his first game action since last July. Garza is expected to make his second rehab start on Monday […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/13

In what can be considered an inconsistent end to this past week, highlighting the consistencies seems to put a positive foot forward. Kane County has been able to rely on players like Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher. Outfielder John Andreoli and infielder Dustin Geiger have been rocks in the line-up for Daytona. Jae-Hoon Ha and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/25/13

Iowa and Daytona continued their season long struggles this week in Memphis and against Dunedin respectively. But both teams saw glimmers of hope from pitcher Brooks Raley and infielder Tim Saunders. Kane County evened their record by splitting a pair with Peoria. Pin-Cheih Chen started to heat up and Dan Vogelbach has remained steady. However, […]

The Roster Shuffle Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs made more changes to their big league roster on Friday. The Cubs added outfielder Julio Borbon to the mix after they claimed him off waivers from the Rangers. To make room on the 40-man and active roster, Alberto Gonzalez was designated for assignment. Borbon arrived at Miller Park on Friday night and was […]

Cubs Southpaw Struggles Continue – Cubs 2, Rangers 4

Game Thirteen – Cubs 2, Rangers 4 WP – Derek Holland (1-1) LP – Travis Wood (1-1) Save – Joe Nathan (5) Once again the Cubs mounted a late rally … and once again they came up short. The Cubs managed only three hits over the first eight innings before scoring two runs in the […]

Cubs Blow a Wild One at Wrigley – Cubs 7, Giants 10

Game Twelve – Cubs 7, Giants 10 – 10 innings WP – George Kontos (1-1) LP – Shawn Camp (0-1, BS 1) Save – Sergio Romo (7) The Cubs handed the fourth and final game of the series to the Giants on Sunday afternoon. The Cubs made too many mistakes to a team that knows […]