Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/30/10

The 2010 Arizona Fall League schedule has been released. The Iowa Cubs are battling the Memphis Grizzlies for the PCL American North crown. The Daytona pitching staff is brilliant but the bats go cold at the wrong time. Tennessee’s Bill Dancy earns managerial win number 1,600. The Smokies clinch the second half division title. Walk-off […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/26/10

A top-pitching prospect in the Cubs organization who has the same name as the St. Louis Cardinals ace is promoted from Double-A to Triple-A. The Daytona Cubs have pulled within two games of the division leaders in the FSL North. The Iowa Cubs see their lead get thinner and thinner in the PCL American North. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/09/10

It’s crunch time for minor league teams fighting for playoff spots. The Chiefs are in the middle of a big series against the first place River Bandits. The Smokies are trying to fend off the second place Stars in a set between the two Southern League foes. The Daytona Cubs are ready to host the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/12/10

Two of the top Chicago Cubs prospects strutted their stuff on the big stage in the Major League Baseball Futures Game. The Southern League All-Star Game will take place tonight. The Smokies finished up on a high note before the break. In Iowa, Austin Bibens-Dirkx has stepped his game up with his promotion to Triple-A. […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Dodgers – 07/11/10

Game Eighty-Nine: Cubs (39-49) vs. Dodgers (48-39) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channel 184 Location – Dodger Stadium, Los Angeles Carlos Silva (9-2, 2.96/1.07) vs. Vicente Padilla (3-2, 4.72/1.13) For the second year in a row, the Chicago Cubs will participate in […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/01/10

Nine Tennessee Smokies will play in the Southern League All-Star game! The Iowa Cubs just capped off a very successful month. Brett Jackson has not slowed down after his promotion to Double-A. Trey McNutt makes his Daytona debut. The Boise Hawks had a winning week to boost their record over .500 on the young season. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 06/06/10

One Cub affiliate put together a nice string of victories while another dropped three of four. The rest of the Iowa pitching staff, which was depleted by several call-ups, has been pitching well. Also, a flurry of Korean-born prospects have played well in Peoria. In the mean time, the Cubs are set to make the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/26/10

A familiar face has returned to the Iowa bullpen. The Smokies have the best record in MiLB. Several new names take home player of the week honors. All that and more in today’s Down on the Farm Report.

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 03/22/10

The coaching staff is an extremely underrated aspect of a minor league system. The importance of good coaching at the minor league level is tremendous. When you draft kids out of high school and college, there has to be a voice that is able to help them adjust to pro ball. For today’s Down on […]

Cubs Name Minor League Managers and Coaches

The Chicago Cubs announced their minor league managers and coaches last Thursday. Ryne Sandberg, who was promoted to Triple-A earlier in the month, will have Mike Mason and Von Joshua on his staff in Iowa. Von Joshua replaced Gerald Perry, who is now in the Red Sox organization, as the Cubs hitting coach last year. […]