The Daily CCO: Edwin Jackson’s Role with Cubs in Question Down the Stretch

Edwin Jackson had another rough outing Thursday and according to multiple reports he could lose his spot in the rotation is in question for the remainder of the season. The Cubs want to take a look at Dan Straily and Felix Doubront in starting roles before the season ends. Straily will be recalled from Triple-A […]

From the Wire: Cubs Trade OF Brett Jackson to Arizona for RHP Blake Cooper

The Cubs traded OF Brett Jackson to the Arizona Diamondbacks late Thursday night for RHP Blake Cooper after Arizona claimed Jackson off waivers from the Cubs. Jackson was assigned to Triple-A Reno in Arizona’s system. RHP Blake Cooper was pitching for Triple-A Reno at the time of the trade. The 26-year old right hander was […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/14/14

The Cubs minor league teams just keep winning ballgames as the countdown to the end of the regular season down on the farm has begun. Boise won three straight before dropping a game in the 10th inning Wednesday night. Kane County keeps rolling along as innings limits are pushing the starters in and out of the […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/11/14

It appeared as if many of the minor league teams want to get as much baseball in as they can with the season drawing to a close, as doubleheaders and extra innings dotted the landscape. One of the hottest players in the system is Daytona’s Rock Shoulders, who was 6-for-13 with three home runs over […]

Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 08/09/14

The organization may be nearing a dignified end to the Cubs careers of former first-round outfielders Josh Vitters and Brett Jackson. With space needed on the 40-man roster for rapidly developing prospects, both could be designated for assignment with little to no worries of them being claimed. At this point, Vitters is batting .212 and […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/28/14

Heroes came in all shapes and sizes to end the week as Iowa witnessed the thundering bat of Javier Baez, while Tennessee’s Addison Russell put on his own power show. Russell’s teammate Taylor Davis had a five RBI night, and Daytona remained on a roll thanks to the muscle of Dan Vogelbach. In Kane County, […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/24/14

It was “Promotion Day” Wednesday as several prospects received word that they would be moving up a level. There was some activity leading up to the day, as RHP Juan Carlos Paniagua was promoted to Daytona, while RHP Ben Wells went to Kane County and RHP Dillon Maples reported to Boise. That set in motion […]

Cubs Promote Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee

Shortly after the Cubs beat the Padres Tuesday night behind seven shutout innings from Kyle Hendricks and home runs from Anthony Rizzo and Arismendy Alcantara, the front office announced two of the top prospects in the system received promotions. The Cubs promoted Jorge Soler to Triple-A Iowa and Albert Almora to Double-A Tennessee. The Cubs […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/21/14

Bombs Away! The Cubs’ minor league system went on a spat of home run hitting as 16 players hit a total of 20 homers over 20 minor league games. Iowa received “big flies” form Javier Baez, Kris Bryant, Chris Valaika, Logan Watkins, and Eli Whiteside. Addison Russell, Jorge Soler, and Christian Villanueva went deep for […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/14/14

Top of the heap is the best way to describe the Cubs’ farm system, with three teams in first place and three more in second place. Iowa slid to a half game back without stars Javier Baez and Kris Bryant, who were at the Futures Game. Tennessee used the muscle of Jorge Soler to retain […]