Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/20/13

As we near the Memorial Day sign post, Kane County, Daytona, and Tennessee have  improved their records to around .500, with only Iowa lagging behind. Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher continue to be the compelling forces for the Cougars, while Matt Szczur, Christian Villanueva, and Rafael Lopez have stepped up their games for the Smokies. […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/09/13

It was not a great start to the week as Daytona ran into a buzz-saw named the St. Lucie Mets and saw their winning streak come to an end. The seemingly orphaned Tennessee Smokies went 27 innings without scoring a run. And then, there is Iowa, who seemingly never know which players will show up, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/02/13

Matt Garza completed his first rehab start Wednesday with the Smokies. While Tennessee lost the rain-shortened game, Garza threw 42 pitches, 25 strikes, in 2.2 IP. Garza walked two batters and gave up a hit and run in his first game action since last July. Garza is expected to make his second rehab start on Monday […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/29/13

In what can be considered an inconsistent end to this past week, highlighting the consistencies seems to put a positive foot forward. Kane County has been able to rely on players like Rock Shoulders and Bijan Rademacher. Outfielder John Andreoli and infielder Dustin Geiger have been rocks in the line-up for Daytona. Jae-Hoon Ha and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 04/22/13

The talk of the system is the Tennessee Smokies, who lead their division and are the first Cubs affiliate to win ten games. Shortstop Arismendy Alcantara has exploded onto the scene, while Matt Szczur and Jae-Hoon Ha have been steady. While dodging bad weather, Kane County seems to now have their offense in gear as […]

The Roster Shuffle Continues and Other Cubs News and Notes

The Cubs made more changes to their big league roster on Friday. The Cubs added outfielder Julio Borbon to the mix after they claimed him off waivers from the Rangers. To make room on the 40-man and active roster, Alberto Gonzalez was designated for assignment. Borbon arrived at Miller Park on Friday night and was […]

Cubs Change Plans on Garza’s Rehab and Other News and Notes

Matt Garza’s rehab start in Geneva on Friday night has been cancelled. The Cubs announced on Thursday that due to the weather and concerns with field conditions, Garza will not pitch for the Kane County Cougars but will instead make the trip to Milwaukee and throw a simulated game. If all goes as expected on […]

The Cubs Have Underperformed and Other News and Notes

The Cubs made changes to their bench and bullpen on Tuesday. The Cubs added Kameron Loe and Kevin Gregg to the pen while Cody Ransom was claimed off waivers from the Padres and will take the place of the DFA’d Brent Lillibridge. The front office also designated Hisanori Takahashi for assignment leaving James Russell as […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Rangers – 04/16/13

Game Thirteen: Cubs (4-8) vs. Rangers (8-5) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 185/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Travis Wood (1-0, 1.46/1.05) vs. Derek Holland (0-1, 2.40/1.00) After their only day off over a 33-day stretch, the Cubs return the field tonight for […]

From the Wire … Cubs Add Gregg to Major League Roster, Claim Cody Ransom Off Waivers, DFA Lillibridge and Takahashi

The Cubs announced a flurry of roster moves prior to Tuesday’s game against the Texas Rangers. The Cubs activated Darwin Barney from the 15-day DL and officially optioned Rafael Dolis to Triple-A Iowa. The Cubs added Kameron Loe to the active roster. Loe was claimed off waivers from the Mariners on Sunday. The Cubs added […]