Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/06/15

Myrtle Beach now has the best record in the Carolina League as they have ridden the hot hitting of Billy McKinney for two wins to start the week. Tennessee remains in first although the Smokies lost two close games even with receiving a record setting performance from Pin-Chieh Chen. South Bend remains in striking distance […]


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The Daily CCO: Justin Grimm Beginning Rehab with Iowa and Other Cubs News

According to multiple reports, RHP Justin Grimm has been assigned to Triple-A Iowa to begin a rehab assignment. As of Sunday night, Grimm had not been added to Iowa’s roster. Grimm has been on the DL with right forearm inflammation since April 10, retroactive to April 2, and has not pitched in a game since […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/04/15

The needle seems to be pointing up for the Cubs’ affiliates to start the week, as three of the four have reached their 13th win of the season. South Bend is riding the extra base bat of Yasiel Balaguert as Ryan Williams’ ERA keeps getting smaller. Myrtle Beach swept a series on the road behind […]


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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/03/15

With the first month of the 2015 season over, here is an inside look at how the Cubs’ minor league teams are doing this year. Iowa Cubs Iowa has done the best they can having to cope with both injuries and needs at the Major League level. While it wasn’t a shock to anyone that […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/15

Tennessee remains the hot story in the Cubs minor league system as now Jacob Hannemann and Bijan Rademacher have joined in the fun while Kyle Schwarber is bucking for the third straight Smokie to take home the player of the week award. Elsewhere among the affiliates, it has been a struggle as Jake Stinnett has […]


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The Cubs and Changing Positions in the Major Leagues

The future has finally arrived at Wrigley Field thanks to the ascension of prospects Kris Bryant and Addison Russell. With other players like Javier Baez and Arismendy Alcantara very close to being called up, it bears in the mind the question of where the Cubs plan to put these players, especially considering that several of […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/27/15

Grabbing the attention to start the week is Double-A Tennessee and their high octane offense. Riding a four-game win streak, the “Bash Brothers” of Kyle Schwarber and Dan Vogelbach have been joined by Stephen Bruno and Willson Contreras in providing the opposition multiple headaches. South Bend evened their record over the weekend behind outstanding starting […]


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Rambling About the Cubs While the Prospects Have Arrived

Hello, again everybody. The Cubbies are 8-7, and I must admit, it is a rather disappointing 8-7 at that, but I will say that this team is better than I expected. A team cannot win the pennant in April, but it can definitely lose one. The past few years it seemed like late May arrived […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/24/15

The minor leaguers broke out the lumber as the week came to an end. Low-A South Bend outscored their opponents by 26 to 3 as Cael Brockmeyer and Chesny Young led the way. Tennessee also came up big and scored a total of 22 runs in two games as Dan Vogelbach continued his assault on […]


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From the Wire: Cubs Select the Contract of Addison Russell, Option Arismendy Alcantara to Triple-A Iowa

The Cubs made it official Tuesday afternoon. The team selected the contract of INF Addison Russell from Triple-A Iowa and added him to the 40-man roster. To make room on the active roster, INF/OF Arismendy Alcantara was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. INF Mike Olt was transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL to […]


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