Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/05/13

As we enter August, the final push of the minor league season begins. Iowa will need to straighten things out after a nine-game losing streak pushed them back in the division. Tennessee clings to a half game lead in the Southern League as they ride the bats of Justin Bour and Javier Baez. The team […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 08/01/13

The Cubs’ system had mixed results this week. Kane County has started winning ballgames and the Smokies moved back into first place with Wednesday’s night victory. Iowa dropped their sixth game in a row on Wednesday despite a decent start from Justin Grimm. And Daytona rode an excellent outing from Ivan Pineyro to a win […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/29/13

All eyes were on the Cubs’ system this week after two trades added more inventory and talent to the organization. Mike Olt, Justin Grimm and C.J. Edwards were acquired in the Matt Garza deal with Texas and each player made their organizational debuts. Justin Grimm struggled in his first start while Mike Olt is 2-for-19 […]

Total Baseball

Growing up in the 1970’s and being a sports fan was like a paradise. It was before big money took over both the players and the owners. Television was falling over itself to bring relatively cheap programming that were virtual cash cows, remember ABC’s Wide World of Sports? Being an All-American boy, I dutifully partook […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/22/13

“That’s Baseball” is usually the response when something out of the ordinary happens in the game we love, but even the most diehard fans couldn’t expect to see the declared tie Daytona experienced on Saturday. A slew of recently drafted pitchers have helped Boise to a seven game winning streak, while weather played havoc with […]

Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 07/18/13

For the second straight week, four of the Cubs eight affiliates are in first place, and a fifth is in second place as both Iowa and Tennessee headed into their All-Star break. Iowa had marathon game on Sunday with a light’s out pitching performance from Jake Arrieta.  Boise saw the first start of second round […]

Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Cardinals – 07/11/13

Game Ninety: Cubs (40-49) vs. Cardinals (55-34) Game Time – 7:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 184/844 Location – Wrigley Field, Chicago Edwin Jackson (5-10, 5.50/1.51) vs. Jake Westbrook (5-3, 2.78/1.35) The Cubs begin their final series before the break tonight with the first of four against […]

From the Wire … Cubs Call-Up Michael Bowden, Option Brooks Raley to Iowa

According to multiple reports, the Cubs made to roster moves on Thursday. As expected, Brooks Raley was optioned to Triple-A Iowa after pitching 4 1/3 innings in relief in Wednesday’s blowout loss to the Angels. The Cubs purchased the contract of Michael Bowden from Triple-A Iowa and called him up to take Raley’s spot on […]

Bad Samardzija – Cubs 2, Angels 13

Game Eighty-Nine – Cubs 2, Angels 13 WP – C.J. Wilson (9-6) LP – Jeff Samardzija (5-9) Save – None The Cubs four-game winning streak came to a screeching halt on Wednesday night. The Angels pounded Jeff Samardzija and took batting practice at the old ballyard. The Halos hit five home runs and scored 13 […]

All Eyes on Matt Garza

Monday was all about Matt Garza. While most thought Monday’s start on the South Side could be one of his last in a Cubs’ uniform, reports surfaced earlier in the day the Cubs were considering signing Matt Garza to a long-term contract. Garza did not do anything to hurt his value on Monday after allowing […]