Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now at the three-quarter mark of the minor league season. At this point a system philosophy seemed to have emerged. However, the disconnect between the minors and the Major League front office appears to be stronger than ever; the in-season revolving door remains, as does the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/11/11

A rough end of the week saw only Boise bringing home more than one victory. Austin Kirk had a good follow-up to his no-hit performance, while Carlos Zambrano did well in his rehab assignment. Debuts were less than successful for Nick Struck, Chris Rusin, Matt Loosen, and Frank Del Valle. Iowa saw hot performances by […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/04/11

The Cubs Minor League System Quarterly Report We are now a little more than halfway through the minor league season. Many of the Cub affiliates have performed well, producing twenty-three All-Stars. Here’s how the affiliates in the Chicago Cubs’ organization have performed.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/06/11

The stars are shining bright, as eleven members of the Peoria Chiefs and Daytona Cubs have been named All-Stars. As roster shuffling plays havoc with offenses, new stars are on the rise. Ryan Cuneo is enjoying life at Peoria, while Nick Struck made a big splash in his Double-A debut. Nelson Perez had a sizzling […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/18/11

A Daytona pitcher almost tosses a no-no, the Tennessee hitters keep on saying yes-yes, while Iowa fans say Oh, No! And the Cubs top prospect ran his hitting streak to ten games. All in this week’s Down on the Farm Report.

Perez and Ojeda among Cubs Latest Round of Cuts

According to multiple reports, the Cubs cut five players from their spring roster Thursday morning. Augie Ojeda, Scott Moore, Matt Camp and Bobby Scales were assigned to minor league camp and Fernando Perez was optioned to Triple-A Iowa. The latest round of cuts reduces the Cubs spring roster to 31 players. Updated: 1:14pm CDT – […]

No Sleep for Q … Roster Decisions Loom for the Cubs

Seven games and six days left in the desert for the Chicago Cubs. The final Cactus League game of 2011 is Tuesday, March 29 … The Cubs equipment truck leaves for Chicago Sunday. Mike Quade, Randy Bush, Pat Listach, Mark Riggins and Greg Maddux met in with Jim Hendry in the GM’s office Tuesday morning […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Angels – 03/21/11

Spring Training Game Twenty-Six: Cubs (10-15) vs. Angels (11-12) Game Time – 3:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: MLB Network – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 177 Location – Tempe Diablo Stadium, Tempe Andrew Cashner (1-1, 3.97/1.59) vs. Jered Weaver (1-0, 4.73/0.90) Cubs vs. Angels in Tempe called off because of rain after Cubs finished […]

Are Barney and Johnson the Leaders for Cubs Bench Jobs?

The Cactus League schedule is winding down. There are only 12 practice games remaining … the Cubs 2011 season begins in two weeks. The Opening Day roster is starting to take shape. The Cubs have 40 players in big league camp (39 without Angel Guzman) after two roster cuts. According to a report from Bruce […]

Catching Up on Cubs Spring Training News and Notes

The Cubs 2011 exhibition season has hit the home stretch. Opening Day at Wrigley is two weeks from Friday and Q’s crew still has work to do … and decisions to make. Jim Hendry and company are expected to announce the second round of roster cuts following Tuesday’s split squad games against the Rockies and […]