Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 06/08/14

For those who might want to write off draftees Kyle Schwarber and Mark Zagunis as catching prospects, not so fast. The Cubs’ minor league developmental staff seems to have done a good job in coaching players at the catching position in the lower levels. Daytona’s Willson Contreras was converted to third base after the previous […]

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Daytona Sending Four Players to the FSL All-Star Game and Cubs News from the Farm

The Florida State League announced Tuesday the roster for the North Mid-Season All Star team, and four Daytona Cubs were named All-Stars. 2B Gioskar Amaya, LHP Andrew McKirahan, RHP Felix Pena and OF Bijan Rademacher will join the rest of the Florida State League All Stars at McKechnie Field in Bradenton on Saturday, June 14. […]

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Manny Ramirez, Injury Updates on Edwards and Soler and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Kris Bryant and Javier Baez continue to make headlines down on the farm, and rightfully so. The top two prospects in the system are producing at the plate, and in Baez’s case, he has shown a lot of improvement after a slow start. There will be a lot of National attention on the Cubs’ system […]

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The Daily CCO: Renteria Thinks Samardzija Has Pitched Like an All-Star

Early voting for the NL All-Star team was released prior to the finale of the three-game series in San Francisco on Wednesday and Rick Renteria was asked about which players should represent the Cubs in the Mid-Summer Classic. Renteria mentioned Anthony Rizzo and Starlin Castro and said he would lobby for Jeff Samardzija to be […]

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Cubs Notes from Down on the Farm – 05/25/14

Recent actions by the Cubs’ organization speak volumes, without directly saying anything, as to how they feel about the pitching staff at Daytona. With the starting rotation at Tennessee hit by injuries to right handers C.J. Edwards, Ivan Pineyro, and Pierce Johnson, along with Matt Loosen placed on the restricted list, they chose to sign […]

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Updates on Edwards and Tseng, Minor Signings and Cubs News from Down on the Farm

Jaron Madison, Cubs Farm Director, provided an update Thursday on C.J. Edwards. Madison said Edwards has begun a throwing program at the Cubs complex in Mesa and the Cubs are “shooting for around the All-Star break” for him to return. According to a report from Comcast SportsNet, Edwards probably could have pitched through the fatigue […]

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Cubs Prospects Jorge Soler and Pierce Johnson Placed on Minor League Disabled List

According to a report from Smokies’ broadcaster Mick Gillispie, the Smokies placed OF Jorge Soler and RHP Pierce Johnson on the minor league 7-Day DL on Thursday afternoon. The Smokies placed Soler on the disabled list with a right hamstring strain after it was announced Wednesday that he would be spending time in Arizona rehabbing […]

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Soler Undergoing Tests on Hamstring, Edwards Likely Out Another Month

Buddy Bailey provided an updates on Jorge Soler and C.J. Edwards prior to Sunday’s game in Mississippi. The Smokies’ manager said Soler left the Smokies and is in Chicago being examined by team doctors. Bailey said Soler hurt his left hamstring making a running catch in right center of Thursday night’s game. Soler was on […]

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Rambling About the Cubs While Hoping for a New Day

Hello again, everybody. It is just not getting any better. Maybe it will, but it is rough right now. Yes, this is Captain Obvious saying ‘hello.’ There was a legion of fans supporting Tom, Theo and Jed, but that group is winnowing, and the sharks are out in full force now. It’s an interesting conversation […]

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Cubs Down on the Farm Report – 05/01/14

The inclement weather that is effecting the entire country took its toll on the Cubs minor league teams this week, as Iowa lost two games due to the weather while Kane County had one of theirs postponed. In the games that were played, both Iowa and Kane County maintained their first place leads due to […]

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