Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/15

With Kris Bryant and Addison Russell up with the parent club, it is time to focus on the rest of the Cubs’ minor leagues. Myrtle Beach is showing the heart of a true champion as they came from behind twice to win behind the hitting of Billy McKinney, Jacob Rogers, and Ben Carhart. The bullpens […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/20/15

That rumbling you hear from far off is not just the spring storm clouds, which effected play in the minors this weekend, but that of several Cubs’ prospects beginning to show their stuff. South Bend starting pitchers Erick Leal, Zach Hedges and Trevor Clifton gave up only one earned run in 15 innings. In Myrtle […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/17/15

Spring weather affected games throughout the minor league system the past two days. Myrtle Beach has not played since Tuesday, while Iowa had game two of a doubleheader postponed and Tennessee had their home opener pushed back. In the games that did take place, South Bend struggled to find consistency as they got another fine […]


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Cubs Pitching Depth Being Tested, Neil Ramirez Leaves Game with Shoulder Discomfort

Eight games into the season the Cubs pitching depth is getting tested. With RHP Justin Grimm already on the DL and rehabbing in Arizona, RHP Neil Ramirez left Wednesday’s game after throwing only three pitches. Something is wrong with Ramirez’s shoulder. He’s schedule for an MRI on Thursday. And the Cubs are expected to announce […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/13/15

For the first games of the minor league season, the top prospects performed like, well, top prospects. Addison Russell has hit over .300 and has a home run, while Kris Bryant has belted two round-trippers for Iowa. Kyle Schwarber has also had a long fly for Tennessee while pitcher Paul Blackburn was dominant for Myrtle […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Minor League Predictions

Minor League Predictions Once again it is time for me to step out of my comfort zone and make some predictions. Every season, I wildly grope to try and make some prescient comments concerning the approximately 300 players that will don a uniform in the Cubs’ minor league system. The upcoming minor league season looks […]


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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – Iowa Cubs Preview

Minor League Preview – Triple-A Iowa Cubs The fifth installment of a series previewing the 2015 minor league season focuses on the Iowa Cubs. Please note that the previews are based on current roster assignments and anticipated Spring Training success. All assignments, both as to position and level, are subject to change pending the completion […]


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Bryant Launches Two Home Runs, Hendricks Pitches Five Perfect Innings – Cubs 3, Athletics 1

Spring Training Game Twelve – Cubs (ss) 3, Athletics (ss) 1 WP – Kyle Hendricks (1-0) LP – Jesse Hahn (0-1) Save – Drake Britton (1) After being scratched from the starting lineup with right shoulder fatigue, Kris Bryant entered the game in the third inning and hit the first of two home runs on […]


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Talkin’ Cubs Live – The Split Squads – 03/14/15

Spring Training Game Twelve: Cubs (ss) (2-8-1) vs. Athletics (ss) (7-4-1) Game Time – 2:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: None – Radio: MLB.com (Oakland) Location – Cashman Field, Las Vegas Kyle Hendricks (0-0, 0.00, 1.50) vs. Jesse Hahn (0-1, 6.75, 2.00) Spring Training Game Thirteen: Cubs (ss) (2-8-1) vs. Brewers (3-6) Game Time – 3:05pm […]


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The CCO’s Top 21 Cubs Prospects for 2015

Armed with an impressive group of hitting prospects, the Cubs organization has done an about face since the 2011 draft and is widely considered the top farm system in the game. The Cubs have added impact talent through the draft, trades and international signings. Kris Bryant and Addison Russell are two of the top five […]


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