Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/12/10

The Smokies are hot, and the I-Cubs are not. Starlin Castro picked up where he left off last season … and Michael Brenly hit a three-run walk-off homer on Saturday night. Thomas Diamond, Casey Coleman and Blake Parker had good outings for the I-Cubs … while Jeff Gray has looked good in two appearances out […]

Cubs Split Squads Zwept – Cubs 0 Angels 11 – Cubs 7 Brewers 12

Game Twenty-Nine – Cubs (ss) 0 Angels 11 WP – Jered Weaver (1-1) LP – Carlos Zambrano (1-2) Save – None Game Thirty – Cubs (ss) 7 Brewers 12 WP – Zach Braddock (2-0) LP – Alex Maestri (0-1, BS 1) Save – None As the Spring Training cliché goes, the Cubs got their work […]

The Cubs Kiss the Reds – Cubs 1 Reds 1

Game Nineteen – Cubs 1 Reds (ss) 1 – 10 Innings WP – None LP – None Save – None Lou Piniella’s B-Team played to the Reds to 1-1 tie in Goodyear on Sunday afternoon. Carlos Silva started the game but lasted only two innings. Silva was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the third. Reports […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/25/09

Here is your end of the week update from the Cubs’ Minor League System. Josh Vitters has stayed hot and has homered in three of his four games this weekend…that is a total of 10 so far for the Chiefs this season. Daytona has not played a game since Tuesday, May 19 due to rainy […]

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 – 04/20/09

Hey everybody my name is Nate S. and I started Young Cubs World this past October and the site is devoted entirely to Chicago Cubs Prospects. Neil has graciously allowed me to write on his site and update the Minor League System of the Cubs on the CCO. I will update the Cubs Minor League […]

Smokies Announce Opening Day Roster

The Chicago Cubs’ Double-A affiliate, the Tennessee Smokies, announced their Opening Day Roster on Monday. Ryne Sandberg’s team opens the 2009 season on the road Thursday, April 9 against the Jacksonville Suns (Florida Marlins). The Smokies home opener is April 15 against the Birmingham Barons (Chicago White Sox). Welington Castillo, Steve Clevenger, Darwin Barney, Brandon […]

Zambrano and Six Others on WBC Rosters

While most of the focus over the last week was on whether Carlos Marmol would pitch in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, it appears there is another Carlos that could participate in the tournament. The final rosters for each team were released on Tuesday and Carlos Zambrano was listed as one of the 28 players […]

Baseball America’s Top 30 Cubs’ Prospects

Baseball America’s 2009 Prospect Handbook made its way to the bookshelves last week. After spending the off-season tracking the different publications and their thoughts on the Cubs’ minor league system, the industry standard put their final stamp on the top prospects of the Cubs’ organization leading into Spring Training. BA’s Top 10 was released on […]

The Usual Prospects?

The Cubs farm system garnered a lot of attention last year and figures to have an impact once again this season. The manor in which Lou Piniella handled his young players last year had a ripple effect throughout the organization. Baseball America and Scout.com are two of the most well respected publications in the business […]